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Old 01-11-2006, 02:59 PM   #10006
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I am running foam tires and out of the package I believe they have a 63 mm diameter. Does it matter or should I true them down to a smaller diameter? What is standard practice? What are the advantages by making them smaller? Or the disadvantages running them with the larger diameter.

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Old 01-11-2006, 03:14 PM   #10007
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bigger tires will chunk easier and not handle as well. I start mine at 60mm and most still consider that kinda big.
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Old 01-11-2006, 03:30 PM   #10008
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It depends on the brand of tire you want to run, most have slightly different rim sizes, of if you use Jaco Wraps they have another band that takes up space and can't be run on.

For my SpeedMinds i stat off about 57mm. I feel that 57 to 55 is about the sweet spot for most tracks i have run on.
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Old 01-11-2006, 04:14 PM   #10009
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I've been using Jacos with my JRXS and I've been truing them down to about 58mm to start with. I also have been CA'ing the edges and the only chunks I get are from body clips on the track and such...
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Aaron are you laying the snack down on Rick ? I trust you will be at Fastcats.
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What do you mean? lol

Yes, I will be at Magma Going to be one hell of a race
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LMAO!!!!!!!! Ditto!!

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Guys,
I am running foam tires and out of the package I believe they have a 63 mm diameter. Does it matter or should I true them down to a smaller diameter? What is standard practice? What are the advantages by making them smaller? Or the disadvantages running them with the larger diameter.

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Foam tyres will not chuck if you round off the side walls, but yes it is considered that between 55-57mm dia tyres perform better then 64mm dia tyres. Having said that, I run them from new during club meetings and only at competition I true them down to an appropriate size. I feel that for the average racer, there is only a slight difference to performance from large to small foam tyres.

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Ok guys. I'm thinking of running stock foam this weekend for a big race. Normally my car is set up for 19t/rubbers with updated arms. What setup should I use? I kinda have an idea where to start (Paul C. stock setup), but what springs should I use? Should I take the spring that Losi recommends with the arms and go up one rating?
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I would use Pauls setup for BK arms (setup# 3) & start the tires at 2.30". If you run tires much bigger, they can make the car too stuck & traction roll. Use 20 in the rear & 25-35 in the rear like Pauls setup.
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Use 20 in the rear & 25-35 in the rear like Pauls setup.
Did you mean 20 in the front and 25-35 in the rear like Paul's set-up ?
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20 springs in the rear & 25-35 in the front. R.W.
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any idea when the conversion kit will be released....
until you pay for the tray you don't need to worry about conversion kits. pay me. now. check northwest for sale thread if you think i'm joking.
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I'm surfing on RC50.com for Novak's photo. Something new catch my eye...
http://www.rc50.com/modules.php?name...422&fullsize=1

It apears to be similar with rear motor proto, but the servo is moved away from centerline, to free space for battery/motor to be moved forward. Quite interesting design as I think it probably be more balanced than rear motor proto.

The photo resized and attached, from RC50.com
3 upper decks??? It's like a monster garage project with Jesse James.

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the normal JRXS has 3 upper decks too
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