Go Back  R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road
Low traction race setups? >

Low traction race setups?

Low traction race setups?

Old 02-16-2010, 09:15 AM
  #1  
Tech Adept
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
FrankB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 198
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default Low traction race setups?

Hey everyone,
I race at a local highschool gym and the hardwood surface is always dusty.
Right now I am running a set of HPI rally tires because they are the only tire that can get grip. Any other tire just picks up dust and lose all traction after half a lap.

What would you suggest for setting up my car for this type of racing?

My current ride is a Tamiya TB EVO IV MS with stock settings for everything.
FrankB is offline  
Old 02-17-2010, 05:06 AM
  #2  
Tech Adept
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
FrankB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 198
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default ?????

Doesn't anybody have any helpful info?
FrankB is offline  
Old 02-17-2010, 05:13 AM
  #3  
Tech Champion
 
tc3team's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: UK
Posts: 6,151
Default

You need some schumacher mini pin tyres.

Blue compound are the hardest, Yellow for more grip, but less durable.

The difference will be night and day from any rally tyre!!!

Hope that sorts you out....
tc3team is offline  
Old 02-17-2010, 05:16 AM
  #4  
Tech Master
iTrader: (9)
 
scott_g's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Brisbane, Aus
Posts: 1,787
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Default

I would be trying some schumacher tyres. they have some tyres that work well on unusual surfaces. go here for their list, and ask in their forum for more info.

http://www.racing-cars.com/sp/catego...d_Inserts.html
scott_g is offline  
Old 02-17-2010, 05:46 AM
  #5  
Tech Master
iTrader: (12)
 
pejota's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Vero Beach, FL
Posts: 1,022
Trader Rating: 12 (100%+)
Default

Try going super soft on the suspension? Make the shocks do the work not the tires.

Maybe clean the floor? Moist, almost dry mop?
pejota is offline  

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 - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.