How many tires?

Old 10-22-2004, 06:40 PM
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I was just curious to see how many sets of tires people go through per month with their electric onroad setups. I just got into onroad last month, and I seem to go through more sets of tires with onroad than I did with offroad. It seems like this type of rc racing is more expensive overall, with tire compounds, and new tires every month.
Anyways...lets take a count of how many times you go to the track and how many sets of tires you go through in one month!
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Old 10-22-2004, 06:45 PM
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New tires every month? Try new tires every 5 runs.
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Old 10-22-2004, 06:56 PM
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your scaring me man! every 5 runs! Yikes, I was hoping to get away with a few more runs than that....are you running modified?
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Yeah. Tires will last quite a while but they are fastest for the first few heat cycles. Then they seem to stabilize for a while.
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Originally posted by Jack Smash
New tires every month? Try new tires every 5 runs.
Agree. One set of new tires for qualifying and another set for the finals on big races. But for club races, we normally run it for 3 races ( 18 runs) for EP stock class and about 2 races (12 runs) for EP modified. and after this, we use the tires for practice. We run Sorex 40R all the way on concrete high traction track.
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Do what full size race teams do..... Keep them from heatcycling... Tire warmers, don't let them cool....

So long as you don't chunk tires, foams will last longer... That is if you don't true them do to 58mm to start with....
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I have several sets (4-6 sets) of Sorex 36Rs I run in EP Stock, I cycle through them. I won my class a few weeks ago and when I checked the dates on the tires it said 08/03!!!
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I've got my pro4 setup where the tire will seperate from the rim, before it is too worn out. P.s. I'm running Modified and 19turn. This is after about 21 runs.
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With foams I usually get about four race days out of them, about 30 runs.
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DEpending on how rough the track is and how they are wearing. In parking lots, the tires wear out faster. Also, I make the tires last longer if the race is less important. On average, about 5 runs.
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Old 10-23-2004, 05:25 AM
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hey guys i have had a pair of 28rs 32rs and 36rs in sorex tires i run i stock and i run on and off for about 1 and a half years now thats like a long time

The RULE : if you treat them right they treat you right

P.S i dont use traction additive
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i am using foams on carpet and i am using the same foams that i started with [a year ago]
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Originally posted by pink pac man
i am using foams on carpet and i am using the same foams that i started with [a year ago]
Do you race only once a year?
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i have a set of take offs that ive been running since last summer, and they still have life in them, and ive been driving them on concrete, asphalt, with and without tire additive, and they still got grip.
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So how should I take care of the sorex 36rs that I bought for socal?
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