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Old 04-22-2011, 08:56 PM   #1
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Questions?? Large foam tires?

HI!... Anyone know of a company that makes a large foam tire that can handle 70MPH + speeds? I need a tire at least 100mm (4") tall and at least 1-3/4 wide. This would be for a 1/8 scale car. If so can you please provide a link or pics?

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HI!... Anyone know of a company that makes a large foam tire that can handle 70MPH + speeds? I need a tire at least 100mm (4") tall and at least 1-3/4 wide. This would be for a 1/8 scale car. If so can you please provide a link or pics?

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I would suggest looking for some dougnuts... These can usually be found in larger diameters than mounted tyres.
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I would suggest looking for some dougnuts... These can usually be found in larger diameters than mounted tyres.
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HI!... Dougnuts?????
Sorry... i thought you would have known as you were talking foam.

Doughnuts or Foam Doughnuts are tires that are not mounted. In other words the sponge part only without the rim. Often these are of a much larger size so you can mount them on a rim and true them down to the size you require. If you only just touch them with a truer you will have a very large size tire although it still depends on getting a large doughnut to begin with. Have a look on some online shopping sites and see if you can find some to suit some rims you already have.
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HI!... Anyone know of a company that makes a large foam tire that can handle 70MPH + speeds? I need a tire at least 100mm (4") tall and at least 1-3/4 wide. This would be for a 1/8 scale car. If so can you please provide a link or pics?

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Any foam tire that starts out 1 3/4 wide will not be that wide at 70+ mph. Be lucky if it's 1/2 inch wide. They're really not designed for that kind of speed. Too much ballooning going on!!!
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Check with T.M racing components they make foam tires for many things.
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HI!... Anyone know of a company that makes a large foam tire that can handle 70MPH + speeds? I need a tire at least 100mm (4") tall and at least 1-3/4 wide. This would be for a 1/8 scale car. If so can you please provide a link or pics?

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BSR Tires makes a few different compounds in that style of 1/8th foams. They use them for running 1/8th scale buggies on dirt ovals. Here's a link to some at Lefthander R/C.

http://www.lefthander-rc.com/catalog...hp?cPath=86_94
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