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Old 03-09-2004, 06:18 PM
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Do rubber tires work on carpet?
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Not worth a crap!!!!!!!!! Just tears up the carpet.....

Some people say is you can run them very soft and sticky with a lot of compound it will work but I have not see it work as good as foams...
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Okay, I will probable just buy some foams then.
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Okay, I will probable just buy some foams then.
Definetly go with foams, check out the experience drivers at the track and see what they run....
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Nova he cant i dont believe. Its a new Track 1st time runnign is this week. tc3er Run plaids=front purple=REar and that should work on a tc3.
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rubber tires work fine on carpet but if everyone at your track is running foams then get foams. Rubber tires dont tear up the carpet it the traction sauce that you use. Paragon has stuff in it that eats away at the carpet. We have run rubber tires on are carpet for 4 years now and we get cars that traction roll so you will get grip just find you whats the best choice at your track.
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both types of tires work if you go with rubber 24's on front with 20's on back is what we ran on carpet. but i must say i changed to foam and it was alot better. but we run plaids in front with purple in back on a grey ozit carpet.
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Originally posted by Nova F1 Racer
Not worth a crap!!!!!!!!! Just tears up the carpet.....

Some people say is you can run them very soft and sticky with a lot of compound it will work but I have not see it work as good as foams...
HUH? Of course rubber tires work on carpet. People run whatever the track rules are. Some tracks run foams some rubber and some have a class for each. Rubber vs foam tires is a argument that has been around for a long time... do a search... there was a fairly long thread on the subject a year ago.
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My inexperienced opinion is that rubber tire racing is more fun than foam tire racing. The action of the car is just more fun, and I'd encourage anyone considering trying rubber racing to do so. It takes some getting used to, and some different lines are required, but all in all, it's a very fun time.

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I run rubber tires and think thier great especially for a new racer. Less setup hastle, consistant tire size, And less equipment costs. The fast guys at my track running rubber are almost as fast as some of the foam guys. In fact stock rubber is the bigest class at our track.
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So... What's a good racing rubber tire. I use Road Rages for parking lot play on my FT TC3.
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We only use rubber tires on carpet. And I have never seen the carpet rip from using them, why would it???

Sorex tires are the best I’ve tried.
We use Sorex 28 or 32 depending on the traction in the carpet. I have even used Sorex 36 with great results in combination with Corally “jack the gripper” traction compound. Apply 30 min before and wipe clean 5 min before you race, no prob.
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Every rubber tire may work like shit for some of you... That is of one simple reason... Inserts!

The inserts you use is usually the biggest adjustment you can do, and having the right ones is a great advantage. I suggest using Xray or JB wheels with JB/Orion blue inserts...

It's very lightweight foam inserts, so you have to check your weight before running them

Sorex 28, 32 or even 36's allround I would say is the best choice for any track, Orion B's aren't all that bad either, but lacks steering...
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Originally posted by ottoman
HUH? Of course rubber tires work on carpet. People run whatever the track rules are. Some tracks run foams some rubber and some have a class for each. Rubber vs foam tires is a argument that has been around for a long time... do a search... there was a fairly long thread on the subject a year ago.
The track we run on has Ozite and rubber tires can't perform close to foams even with compound. When rubber was used it started tearing up the carpet around corners and made it a "bald" spot...
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Originally posted by Nova F1 Racer
The track we run on has Ozite and rubber tires can't perform close to foams even with compound. When rubber was used it started tearing up the carpet around corners and made it a "bald" spot...
That's weird.

Foams will probably be faster on all carpet tracks but since it has more traction than rubber tires it sounds weird that the rubber tires should wear down the carpet...

PS. If you have seen pictures of tires from this years DHI cup in Denmark you could have a point...
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