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Foam and Rubber tires on the same carpet?

Old 09-25-2010, 08:10 AM
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Are there any problems with running Foam and Rubber tires on the same track? We have some older carpet (unknown variety) and some of the racers are complaining that the introduction of rubber tired cars last year.

We used to only run 1/12 pan cars and 1/18 TC both on foam tires with Paragon FX as a traction compound only.

Now last winter due to the 1/18th cars dieing out we introduced a 1/16 slash class with removable jumps that we put on the carpet.

Now I noticed that the rubber cars were coming off the track with their tires gummy and they had to clean them.

I noticed that the track where the jumps were was more slippery for my 1/12th than the parts where the slashes ran. But a couple of the other faster drivers are complaining that the track is worse.

Is there any information or raw data on this problem/solution for this?

I see it as the track is getting better with the exception of the jump area's but I'm still new to this so your help would be greatly appreciated
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Old 09-25-2010, 09:21 AM
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We experience the same thing at our track. Oval guys run foam one day and then the road guys run rubber TC. The one thing I notice is the rubber tires come off gummy the first run with traction compound but after we clean the tires they seem to stay clean. I use the brand Goo Gone which cleans the tires very easy. Also the Goo Gone cleans the car bodies very easy.
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Anyone Else Have an opinion? Looking for weather or not rubber tires help the foamies with traction or hinder traction
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I thought the foam tires would lay down traction for the rubber tires. i have heard of people having problems with running slash's on the same carpet as the onroad cars
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Originally Posted by buffalobill989 View Post
I thought the foam tires would lay down traction for the rubber tires. i have heard of people having problems with running slash's on the same carpet as the onroad cars
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