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Old 09-17-2009, 07:32 PM   #1
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Im new to the onroad stuff and i just bought a F103, and im looking on d-drive and was wondering what the shore of a tire is? and what does it mean? Thanks ahead of time
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Shore is the average durometer [hardness] reading of the tire compound. A lower number is a softer tire and, roughly, more grip.

There are times where the softest tire you can get will chunk if the track surface is grippy [foam tires] or grease up from overheating [rubber tires], causing a loss of overall grip.

Too hard a tire for your purposes/track won't generate enough grip to take corners at a decent speed [foam] or won't generate enough heat to reach optimum grip [rubber].

Finding the "perfect" tire is finding the middle ground between a tire that gives up trying to grip too hard, and a tire that doesn't grip enough to go fast.
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Thanks alot, do you know what shore the kit tires are on the F103 kit?
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