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Old 08-06-2010, 06:01 AM   #1
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Is there any difference between a Front or a Rear tire? I see tires advertised as "26mm 40 Shore Front" "30mm 35 Shore Rear", etc....

Are they different compounds or construction? Or is it just a different way to differentiate between 26mm and 30mm?

I need, but I can't find anyone who sells 26mm Rear Tires.

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The construction of the tire is different front to rear on most brands, although Gecko foams don't differentiate front and rear. Schumacher sell ATS foams that are 26mm wide and Gecko offer this size as well.
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Thanks Conrad. I'll look into those brands.

For anyone, but someone standing on the podium at the Worlds, will I notice the different conpounds Front to Rear????
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At the 2010 ACT titles in one qualifer Matty Stamboulos's Dad George mistakenly put one front on the rear & visa versa

The car was undrivable, you will notice it
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At the 2010 ACT titles in one qualifer Matty Stamboulos's Dad George mistakenly put one front on the rear & visa versa

The car was undrivable, you will notice it
Bingo! Fronts are designed to last and rears are designed to grip in simple terms. You can run rears on the front for more steering but a 40r on the front will turn about the same as a 37f but with twice the wear. Any front on the rear will just be a joke. For simple use run one shore harder front compound on the front of your car and it won't be hard to get the handling right.
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At the 2010 ACT titles in one qualifer Matty Stamboulos's Dad George mistakenly put one front on the rear & visa versa

The car was undrivable, you will notice it
At the titles George had mistakenly set the car up like this.
42fl
37fr
37rl
42rr

Any car would be undrivable with that combo!!
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Front rubber is different from rear rubber. All you have to do is true them to see the difference. A good truer will slice right through a 40 rear but put a 40 front on it and try to take the same big cut. The thing will bog down and smoke will role.
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