Go Back  R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road
TIRES FOR LOW TRACTION ASPHALT >

TIRES FOR LOW TRACTION ASPHALT

TIRES FOR LOW TRACTION ASPHALT

Reply

Old 02-08-2010, 10:17 PM
  #1  
Tech Rookie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: barbados
Posts: 8
Thumbs up TIRES FOR LOW TRACTION ASPHALT

hi guys i am new to this forum i wanted to know what tires are best on low traction asphalt i currently use HPI advans with HPI med firm inserts but they are becoming scarce so i was looking for a good slick tire to use any suggestions
spike8625 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2010, 10:20 PM
  #2  
Tech Master
iTrader: (94)
 
The Hawaiian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: by a lake, FL
Posts: 1,810
Trader Rating: 94 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by spike8625 View Post
hi guys i am new to this forum i wanted to know what tires are best on low traction asphalt i currently use HPI advans with HPI med firm inserts but they are becoming scarce so i was looking for a good slick tire to use any suggestions
it depends on track temp...but here in Fl. I like RP 30's or takeoff 27's
The Hawaiian is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2010, 10:34 PM
  #3  
Tech Rookie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: barbados
Posts: 8
Default

track temps are between 80f to 90f i was looking at the Muchmore Racing Absolute Touring Rubber Tires 24 or 28
spike8625 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2010, 10:35 PM
  #4  
Tech Elite
 
t4m1y4niac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 4,309
Default

try Sorex tyres...really good indeed...
t4m1y4niac is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2010, 10:50 PM
  #5  
Tech Champion
iTrader: (12)
 
RC MARKET's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: HK
Posts: 6,184
Trader Rating: 12 (100%+)
Default

Lowe traction use RP or TakeOff Tire bester than SOREX !
& can choice Orion JB Foam insert !
RC MARKET is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2010, 10:56 PM
  #6  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (30)
 
rx7ttlm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 2,521
Trader Rating: 30 (100%+)
Default

if memory serves me, we used hpi red inserts, with sorex 28's on jb medium wheels.
rx7ttlm is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2010, 01:12 AM
  #7  
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Christchurch, NZ
Posts: 1,063
Default

Originally Posted by RC MARKET View Post
Lowe traction use RP or TakeOff Tire bester than SOREX !
& can choice Orion JB Foam insert !
Bad english aside, this post is wrong. It's Mr RC MArket pushing his gear, and fair enough, but i've used Sorex and TakeOff's on medium/low traction asphalt, and i'm Sorex all the way. R32's are good for warm (not hot) weather.
JR007 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2010, 06:31 AM
  #8  
Tech Rookie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: barbados
Posts: 8
Default

ok thanks guys i will try the sorex n see
spike8625 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2010, 07:01 AM
  #9  
Tech Regular
iTrader: (1)
 
seankyew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Equator
Posts: 441
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

sorex. no other brand comes close.
seankyew is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2010, 01:47 PM
  #10  
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 237
Default

On our track low grip asphalt, much more absolute 32's are the best for the temps you mention. A lot faster than sorex but don't last as long, and the pre-mount gluing is generally bad.
gameover is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2010, 02:51 PM
  #11  
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Barbados
Posts: 214
Default

Originally Posted by gameover View Post
On our track low grip asphalt, much more absolute 32's are the best for the temps you mention. A lot faster than sorex but don't last as long, and the pre-mount gluing is generally bad.
I didn't have much luck with those on our dirty asphalt parking lot track. Hot ticket for us is Advan A038 33R with HPI Green inserts. X-Patterns in the most sticky compount (Pro I think it is) with the 24mm Green inserts work ok too.

Solaris RP look to be a new entry to try as well.
spongerX is offline  
Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Terms of Service