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Old 06-05-2004, 05:21 AM   #1
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Has anybody used the HPI Yokohama Advan tires and found them to be a good tire?
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Old 06-05-2004, 02:09 PM   #2
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yeah, i have a set but i haven't tried them out yet
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Old 06-05-2004, 08:41 PM   #3
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Been a LONG time since I've ran any HPI tires. When I did, the 33R compound seemed to overall work better than the rest.
They definately like a warm Sunny surface and do not grip nowhere as well when the Sun is not shining on the track, even if the temprature is up.

My longtime favorite tire(s) have been Sorex's and Takeoffs.

Sorex 36R for most warm to hot conditions and 28R for cooler surfaces.
Takeoffs work just about as good and really shine when used on Concrete. I have not found a tire better than takeoffs for concrete.
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Where do you race on concrete??? i never knew anyone would race on conrete, but it's a smooth surfacee and i'm sur you can get plenty of traction on it right??? and whats the difference between asphalt and concrete???
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i think the advans will work good on dusty or polished stone surfaces.

theres also a carpet compounnd that hpi released in that series

what surface u runnin on?
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Concrete is almost all we race on around here. Kansas/Oklahoma

The local parking lot track is concrete as well as two of the three tracks in Oklahoma which are all indoors. Concrete has a different bite characteristic. If it is outdoors it is very slick but indoors, sprayed with wd40 the track is so hooked up you will be traction rolling. Asphalt is a much more consistant bite and easier to hooked up to than concrete. Concrete does not get near as hot as asphalt does either.
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i use for race that wit dirty track a lot of sands it's better than slick but when it come to a clean surface slick is the best for all tarmac
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Thanx for the info, which would you prefer racing on???? and why do you mainly have concrete tracks out there???
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My guess would be that concrete holds up to the temperature variances between summer and winter much better. Most of the new highways around here being put down are all concrete as well.

Asphalt because it is a more consistant surface to race on gripwise. The indoor concrete tracks we race on are very sensitive to humidity. In a two hour span you can go from being loose to traction rolling and back to loose again. Its a crazy surface to deal with but is fast as heck when the grip is right. Like I said earlier, you can traction roll with a typical asphalt setup when the bite comes up. We end up running somewhere in between an asphalt setup and a rubber tire carpet setup.

We ran on the outdoor concrete track today and the Take-off 32s were the ticket!
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I ran a set of Advan's at Mike's R/C in Topeka, and they ran well up to about 110 degree surface temp. I loved their wear characteristics.
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Doug why do you have concrete indoors??? thats something different i know of a few places did that, but why would you do that indoors unless if it's like an advantage then for when summer season starts up????
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