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Old 02-01-2010, 07:48 PM   #1
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I just was wondering i been out of rc racing for about 4 years now and i was wondering if the main classes people run for on road carpet .....is it foam still or now rubber i just wondering thanks
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Rubber's hot right now
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At my local track, the only class the runs rubber is TC. All other classes run foam.
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the only classes that run rubber are tc and 1/8 gt.
the 1/12, F1, WGT, most 1/8
what class are you thinking of running in.
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well from my end... 1/10 GP cars uses foam. for 1/10 EP they uses rubber. there are foam tires in use by 1/10 pan cars.
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If you are returning to rc after 4 years I would suggest rubber, as with foam you have to worry about changing your gearing as the tyres wear, truing them down to size and adjusting droop as they wear. Foams can chunk too.

when you're settled though, grab yourself some foams
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Ok so I got a question noticed people at our local track using tire warmers on rubber tires is this a must?
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Ok so I got a question noticed people at our local track using tire warmers on rubber tires is this a must?
At club level I would say no.

By the time you've taken them off, walked with your car to the track and waited for the race to start I doubt you have much advantage from them really.

Ive club raced for years and never felt at a disadvantage from not having any, but this is only imho... I think you could spend your hard earned on something better before buying them
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Ok so I got a question noticed people at our local track using tire warmers on rubber tires is this a must?
Tire warmer is not a must item, although it will help the tires to warm up faster. I have tried with and without.

Without warming the tires, I would struggle for grip for 2-3 laps, then the tires would be fine.

With warming, the tires will provide instant grip.

Because I bought one, I would use it.
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I just was wondering i been out of rc racing for about 4 years now and i was wondering if the main classes people run for on road carpet .....is it foam still or now rubber i just wondering thanks
I can't remember the exact numbers from the IIC last year. In the 17.5 TC class (or was it 13.5?) there were 70 entries in rubber were and 20 in foam.

Check your local track and see what they're running. Foam and rubber chassis' are different. A foam-specific chassis is stiffer (thicker graphite) than a rubber tire chassis.

From what I've read in these forums, the foam tire TC is mostly a US thing. In Europe (and Japan?) it is almost entirely rubber.
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