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Old 08-31-2004, 08:18 PM   #1
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Default Racing on polished floor (basketball court)

I'm trying to find if someone has experience on running there electric car on a basketball court with polished floor. If so what tyres did you end up using.
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we used to put silcone on our tires and then true them up.
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I raced like this with 4 wheel drive off road cars for years. Schumacher yellow full spikes. I don't know if you can get them for a sedan, Adrian should be able to tell you.

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we used to put silcone on our tires and then true them up.
Could you please explain. Did you put lines of silicone or coat the whole tyre, i assume you used slicks.
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how clean is the floor? run the softest rubber you can find but the tire will start collecting dust after a few meters if the floor is not very clean.

You can also try running foam.

have fun drifting!!!
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how clean is the floor? run the softest rubber you can find but the tire will start collecting dust after a few meters if the floor is not very clean.

You can also try running foam.

have fun drifting!!!
Tried the softest rubber, but as you said once it gets a coating of dust it's useless. Tried foam but that's the same. I was thinking of hand cutting some blocks into some foams I have to see if that works.
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Yes we found that you needed big knobbly spikes to cut through the dust.
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We used to also run Schumacher tires on the polished wooden floor. But we used to run blue compound,but this was 10 years ago.
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Polished floor= drifting.......

It will be fun regardless........
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You will need these from schumhacer
u6671 yellow 20mm tyre with u6634 20mm sponge insert
u6623 yellow 25mm tyre with u6626 25mm spomge insert

Hop this helps we in the UK race quite alot on polished wood floor
The first set of part numbers are for narrow minipins, usally the quickest for the top boys but they wear pretty quickly

The second lot is for wide tyres although they won`t be the fastest they will last longer
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maybe if u mopp the floor up with soap and water , there will be no dust and it will add traction, . Kause in my kitchen floor while its tsill wet, I ran my car on it with foams and it was on rails.
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You mean the woodlike court. If this the case I have played on one. The only tyre that had grip (amazing grip I might add) is the HPI rally tyre with soft or soft/medium insert!

You will be suprised with the grip !!!

Kyosho's rally tyres are ok but HPI's was the best!

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You mean the woodlike court. If this the case I have played on one. The only tyre that had grip (amazing grip I might add) is the HPI rally tyre with soft or soft/medium insert!

You will be suprised with the grip !!!

Kyosho's rally tyres are ok but HPI's was the best!

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Thankyou everyone. These are the sort of answers I'm looking for. Now I just need to find somewhere in OZ that can supply the Schumacher or HPI tyres.
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Go with MR Jolly's suggestion, Schumacher mini pins are the tyre everyone uses in the UK when racing on wooden floors.
You can get blue compound which is a bit harder but you'll be down on grip to anyone using yellow.
Wide vs narrow can be down to grip, car balance or simply what the driver prefers. The amount of dust and even the kind of dust can make a big difference.
Some places new tyres are a must, others want tyres that are a few runs old or anything up to completely bald. In the hall I used to race in I always found new tyres slow, lost you atleast a lap since the car was wobbling around on the long spikes, you couldn't get as much corner speed and acceleration was poor too (not a lot but enough to know you were at a disadvantage)
Yet at another hall you either had brand new narrow tyres or you were drifting off into the wall
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