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Old 06-21-2010, 01:35 PM   #361
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You can use 24mm tires on 26mm rims with no problem. Back when we had to glue tires to race this was something we would do as a tuning option. It makes the tire lower profile like Charlie said. Some tires worked better on 26mm rims...sorex and Yokomo tires were the better on 26mm rims then 24mm. So its not unheard of to do this. If you were around Sedan racing when it was huge ie late 90's this was common place to do. So yeah you could spec a Sorex 36 and insert and say what ever 26mm rim you want to keep the cost lower because the tires will last that much longer.

to bad Yokomo doesnt still make the 206 line of tires....they were like 5 bucks a pair and worked well on carpet and asphalt.
Next question, would a newcomer be able to do this with ease if they are just starting out into the hobby?
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Next question, would a newcomer be able to do this with ease if they are just starting out into the hobby?
If they can use superglue and use a rubberband to assist them then there shouldnt be much of an issue. After the first set they will get the hang of it....we all started someplace. Its really not much different then mounting 26mm tires on 26mm rims.
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206F's on 26mm rims...yeah son
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Kevin, can you show me a venue that sells the Sorex tires (28 to 36) seperately from the rims so I can try and mount one on one of my rims? I wanna test this out.

Dunno when Shawn Palmer is going to have news for us on the Blast Off tires.
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Just my opinion at this point....

Our RCGT class is limited (5-6 guys), and really don't see the numbers picking up the way we like to see them, but I don't think opening up the wheels and tires will help much in our case.

We're pretty much staying the course and running the current guidelines with the X-Patterns this season.

I'll be interested to see if any of you other guys make a tire/wheel changes and see if it helps.

I think by continuing to offer an RCGT class will be the key to getting more racers onboard....eventually.

The more spectators and casual racers see how cool this class is, the better the chance that they will jump in.

I also think that as long as we all embrace the concept of RCGT, by the body styles, limited power, and realistic wheels and tires, we can still tweak the guidelines a bit, to suit each individual program.

Most of our guys are already locked into VTA and Nitro VTA, so we also have to look for new racers all the time, for RCGT.

RCGT is still a great class, and looking to still build upon it....
Nicely said Ray !! Just got done reading 60 pages of info in the RCGT USA thread.
Can you say Deja Vu !! Surprising that almost all of this was discussed before....except tires.....in 60 pages of comments there was very little negativity about the x-patterns. Then again...nobody made a splash with a $15 tire set. It was great reading all of the enthusiastic comments from less than a year ago. Just makes me think that RCGT started as a good program. It still is. Maybe a couple things need to be updated since so much has changed but it's still a great program.
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Kevin, can you show me a venue that sells the Sorex tires (28 to 36) seperately from the rims so I can try and mount one on one of my rims? I wanna test this out.

Dunno when Shawn Palmer is going to have news for us on the Blast Off tires.
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Stormer Hobbies has them in stock.

However, am i reading those prices correctly?
$14 for two tires
$4 for two inserts
$5 for two HPI TE37 rims

$23 x2 is still $46 a set BEFORE shipping
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Stormer Hobbies has them in stock.

However, am i reading those prices correctly?
$14 for two tires
$4 for two inserts
$5 for two HPI TE37 rims

$23 x2 is still $46 a set BEFORE shipping
Nobody ever said it would be cheaper per set -- just that they'll last 4x as long.
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Wow, speedtech to the rescue again. By the way, thanks for shipping my Tamiya parts for my TA-05 IFS so promptly. You guys rule! Very professional packaging as well.

But regardless, it looks like we're back to the burning topic: cost. What Sorex tire is equivalent to the HPI X-pattern: the 28, 32, or 36?
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What Sorex tire is equivalent to the HPI X-pattern: the 28, 32, or 36?
any of them are better and faster than the X-pattern. just pick the best one for your area (temp)

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I really believe that deviating from the x-patterns for open tire is opening a can of worms and people quite possibly will have to start buying one run tires to accomodate the track. That or people will start buying the tire of the week.
Also I don't see where this excessive wear is coming from, the only time I've seen a pair get mauled is from using turbo and boost. By me the rules as they stand seem to work fine. Also a few pages back there was a set of 26mm tamiya tires that weren't any cheaper than the x-patterns.
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any of them are better and faster than the X-pattern. just pick the best one for your area (temp)
Yeah but TA-05 is tuned for the HPI X-patterns. I want to make sure that if I am changing tires.
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I agree with Kregger, seems that the ESC wars have spilled over into other catagories. I like the original rules. Just need to get control on the ESC. Maybe a spec class with the Cirtix/17.5 and/or no Turbo/Boost ESC.
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I agree with Kregger, seems that the ESC wars have spilled over into other catagories. I like the original rules. Just need to get control on the ESC. Maybe a spec class with the Cirtix/17.5 and/or no Turbo/Boost ESC.
That's all this is, but with some debate over tires and closing a loophole that allowed gigantic unrealistic wings on some bodies.
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The Citrik system is not slow,pretty good
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