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Old 09-29-2004, 09:31 AM   #1
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Unhappy Duratrax Delphi Tires

So I got a Duratrax Delphi Indycar off ebay to just bum around with, but the rear tires suck!They have no traction it seems, so I was thinking about getting some foam tires. SinceI run it on asphalt though, how long do you think foams would last? a week? Also, do you think that these tires would fit it:
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXWT11&P=7
the website says nothing about what cars they fit. I'm totally new to onroad cars so, i don't know much about onroad tires.
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Those won't fit. Any rim and tire that would work for the Tamiya F103 will also work on the Delphi car. Pro-Line used to make foams for that car, and they held up decently. Are you running with the guys at St. Mathias and MATC? You can also glue up your own foams if you can't find them. Blue front and green rear tires would work well, or a blue/orange front too. If you could find Tamiya foams, HBR medium fronts with f103 Kit rears were dialed. Also, you could use the F103 A-Compound rubber slicks. They are softer than the Duratrax tires and should hook up better.
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Well Duratrax makes rear foams (green) for it, but they're 21.99 on tower, and I don't want them to be gone after a week or so of use. If i could find some F103 rubber tires, I'm thinking that might be best, unless there's so sort of "tire softener" stuff I could put on the Duratrax rears I have now.
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For outdoor running, you should get a few weeks out of a set of foams.
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maybe some Red Dot or Death Grip?
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If anything I'd say use some MPH Product T-Rx. That was what tended to work best on the Tamiya slicks at least.
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What type of bolt pattern or wheel adapterdoes the Delphi use? Is it hex or bolt on? From the Durtrax home page pictures it looks like the rears use a hex fitting. You might be able to use standard touring car tires and foams.
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The front just uses bearing, but the rear is a hex. So to rotate the rear tires you need to rebuild the diff each time.
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