R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-22-2004, 05:24 AM   #1
Tech Master
azenis's Avatar
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Posts: 1,478
Default ellegi foam tyres

Can anyone please confirm for me whether the ellegi front and rear tyres are the same compound, or are they different? will a 37 shore front work the same on the rear as a 37 shore rear?
And if they are different, do they make a 26 or 28mm rear or just the 30mm? And if they do, where do we get them?
X-Ray T4 '14 | 3Racing Sakura D3 CS | Durango DEX410v4 | HPI Blitz | Tamiya WR-02 VW Bus
azenis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2004, 05:33 AM   #2
Tech Regular
Carbon_Fibre3's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: sydneysider stuck in melbourne
Posts: 406

if u look closely at teh tyres ull notice the front appears to be a different porosity (.. ie more holey.. lol not like jesus holy.. but like swiss cheese holey)

so they are different. rears are softer i think, but are also different make up

they make them in 26mm widths and i think rcmodel.com.hk has them
Carbon_Fibre3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2004, 05:43 AM   #3
Tech Elite
vtl1180ny's Avatar
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Wrong Island
Posts: 4,963

I use Fast Tires (ellegi) 26mm 42 fronts and 30mm 37 rears and have very good luck with them....
I still lurk....
vtl1180ny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2004, 08:36 AM   #4
Tech Fanatic
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 793

Front and rear gas tires are COMPLETELY different compounds. The durometer may be the same, but that is all. It is different rubber altogether.
Jack Rimer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2004, 05:48 PM   #5
Tech Regular
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Australia
Posts: 444
Trader Rating: 16 (94%+)

according to the GRP website, 26mm front, 26mm rear and 30mm rear ellegis are the same compound...

saying that, i have noticed the rings in the foam are in different places when comparing 26mm front and rears of the same shore.. so maybe there is a slight handling difference, but I cant say for sure as I've never tried fronts on the rear....


and select

Category: 1:10 DTM MOUSSE
Type: Standard
Model: ANT 1:10 DTM-26 MOUSSE for fronts or
POST 1:10 DTM-26 MOUSSE for rears
Rim: MM.26 A RAGGI for the normal ellegi spoked rim
Brand-name: Ellegi Technics
domo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2004, 06:49 PM   #6
Tech Master
dontfeelcold's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Where there's smoke there's a tyre
Posts: 1,724
Trader Rating: 21 (100%+)

but I cant say for sure as I've never tried fronts on the rear....
Dont try it, it doesn't work very well.

I have been told the front tyres have an open cell structure and the rears have a closed cell structure.
dontfeelcold is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2004, 09:00 PM   #7
Tech Master
ozoner's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 1,394
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)

Can anyone tell me where I can buy cheap ellegi 26mm rears from? All the places I normally buy from only stock 30mm rears.

ozoner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2004, 05:17 AM   #8
Tech Regular
TC321go's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 318
Smile Tyres

Ozoner - I have'nt come across anywhere that has 26mm rears OS - keep hunting though...

As for the compounds/ratings etc. my understanding is that:

Front tyres - usually one join line in the foam, typically run as hard or a harder density than on the rear.

Rear tyres - usually 2 join lines (3 foam segments altogether), generally the same shore as the front or softer.

Rear tyres have 2 joins in order to be more 'squishy' - (read grippy) in terms of acceleration. The single join on the front tyres is apparently to increase side-bite rather than forwards traction.

Try running fronts on the back of the car and rears on the front end - it does not work so well - believe me!

You can also run rear tyres on the front of the car if you are extremely short on steering - but generally a hard rear tyre (at front) and a softer rear tyre (at rear) -
42 Rears on the front
37 Rears on the rear.

hope this helps.

try it out and you'll see
TC321go is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2004, 09:30 AM   #9
Tech Fanatic
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 793

It has absolutely nothing to do with the "joints". The rubber is COMPLETELY DIFFERENT. The density, rubber composition. sheet size, sheet thickness, and cell structure are not the same. The front and rear rubber is actually two different part numbers. This is the case for gas rubber, but not carpet foam.
Jack Rimer is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FS: New Ellegi foam tyres - $10/pair veecee Australia For Sale/Trade 3 07-27-2007 06:25 PM
Ellegi Tyres RocketRacer Electric On-Road 2 05-28-2006 03:39 PM
NEW: Ellegi Foam Tyres veecee Australia For Sale/Trade 14 04-13-2006 02:02 AM
Ellegi foam tyres The OX Australia For Sale/Trade 5 03-09-2006 01:00 AM
FAST TYRES & ELLEGI TYRES 4 SALE Thunder racer Australia For Sale/Trade 2 03-02-2006 07:43 AM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. It is currently 01:27 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net