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Old 12-10-2010, 03:04 AM   #1
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Default Asphault or Carpet ? Whats your favorite

I prefer pavement just because everything is always a little loose and you can easily grab 4-5 people, empty parking lot a few cones and have fun for hours
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Carpet when its raining, tarmac when its not.
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Carpet for sure, to me theres nothing like it. Some talk about realism on asphalt...but eh who needs it when you not wearing through a couple sets of tires a day. LOL
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Carpet. No sun burns, tires last more than one day, it's easier on my fancy carbon fibre chassis, and I can leave my table set-up her at our permanent facility.
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Carpet.

1) The grip just gets better all the time
2) No worries about getting cold / wet
3) tyre wear is better

I do however dislike unforgiving track markers
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Carpet when its raining, tarmac when its not.
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i feel more grip without tire treatment on tarmac? but never raced a tarmac track as i have on carpet.
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Asphalt no doubt for me. I find the grip strange on carpet, car kind of floats around on the surface feeling even if it is good grip. Outdoors it feels much more logical and realistic. And the tracks outdoor are generally much better, fast and flowing, in Europe that is.
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I like tarmac, you dont have to roll it up at the end of the night.


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So what tires would you guys recommend for winter time running on pavement ? The cold weather makes traction harder to come by
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No comparison. Carpet needs no prepping, saves tire wear, traction is consistent, and cars are clean at the end of the day/night.
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So what tires would you guys recommend for winter time running on pavement ? The cold weather makes traction harder to come by
I would try running on Carpet.

I think you'll be hard pressed to find a good tire for running on pavement in the winter. The rubber just gets to hard when it's that cold.

Maybe try a set of tamiya rally block tires with soft inserts. Thats what I use on my son's DF03RA.

I like both but prefer carpet. Most of the places I run indoors on carpet there is power, pit tables, chairs and a hobby shop should I break anything.

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I like both. Carpet makes your chassis last longer. But nothing beats a nice asphault track. Tamiya raceway, WCRC, Cal raceway. Awesome, and looks realistic.
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carpet always in the warm and dry
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