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Old 10-06-2006, 01:03 PM   #226
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The reason rotating tires doesn't really work is due to the insert. The insert shifts and breaks down slightly faster on the tires that would be the outside tire at the end of a straight or any highspeed turns
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Old 12-06-2006, 07:12 PM   #227
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So can you run a set a couple of times them take the fronts off and move the rears to the front and put new ones on the rears? then your only putting on a pair instead of all 4 or is it better to replace all 4 at the same time?
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Old 12-06-2006, 08:01 PM   #228
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If you are club racing just run used tires in qualifires and new or newer tires in the main if you have them.

If you are at a big race with a 2 set of tires limit and you have to run 3 quals and a single main then rotating tires as you said would work out. If you run Stock or 19T its all good. If you run Mod you have to make sure your car setup will give you the steering you need.
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Old 12-07-2006, 05:35 PM   #229
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I am thinking about big races that have spec tire but no limit on amount of tires. seeing if its better to run new every run or not really needed.

also is there anything to do to tires be you run them ? most of the take off premounts have a seam type of thing down the middle does it not make a difference or is there stuff to do to make the tire race ready ?
Also i assume oneways centre and front are the way to go for rubber on carpet?


Sorry for all the questions we dont run rubber tires (i wish we did ) but i am going to a race that i will need to run rubber tires for 19T. I just want to start to practice now and learn as much as i can.
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Old 04-26-2007, 09:19 AM   #230
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Is the RP24 tire going away?

Will there be another replacement?

Is the CS22 the next best replacement?

My LHS normally carries these two but cannot get RP24GL any more.

We run some night races under the lights and was looking for a "cool summer night" tire. Sometimes RP30 seem to lack enough grip in these conditions.
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Old 04-26-2007, 11:51 AM   #231
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The RP24 and RP24GL are still available. There are no plans to discontinue them that I am aware of and I am the US importer.

We have a few hundred RP24's in stock (4pk tires with no insert) and ~1000 RP24GL's (4pk RP24 premounts) in stock right now.
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Does anybody know how we ended up with the diameter and width of tire we are currently running? It would nice to have a wider and maybe a smaller diameter tire ........ yea I know, new tooling cost would be HUGE .
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jag, what's your thinking on that? You like the F1 tire look?
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Does anybody know how we ended up with the diameter and width of tire we are currently running? It would nice to have a wider and maybe a smaller diameter tire ........ yea I know, new tooling cost would be HUGE .
Width History

Back in 1995 we used to run 26mm and 30mm tires. The wider tires just added rolling resistance so guys started running 26mm tires all the time.

Yokomo figured out that you could make the car turn harder and reduce the rolling resistance even more by going to 20 and 22mm tires. Their 22mm Medium Sprints were awesome back in the day. The problem is that they looked goofy...like a car with motorcycle tires on it.

ROAR and IFMAR got together and said to make the car look more scale 24mm was the narrowest legal tire. Since narrower tires were always faster all modern racing tires are 24mm.

Diameter History

Tamiya made the first sedans. They set the standard for rim and wheel diameters. The first racing tires were 68 to 67mm in diameter. HPI went a little lower profile with its Super Radials and Belted Slicks and Yokomo went a little smaller with its Hot Laps tires.

Most modern racing tires are 66-64mm in diameter. Sorex are the biggest of the top level racing tires and Take Off's RP's are the smallest in diameter.
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That's good stuff.
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Thanks Adrian.
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Adrian, Please remind me on the sauce schedule for RP30's and Sorex tires. For a 70 degree day.
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Adrian, Please remind me on the sauce schedule for RP30's and Sorex tires. For a 70 degree day.
If the track is less than 32*C (90*F) run a 50/50 mix of Trinity Tire Tweak and Paragon FX2. Bake with tire warmers at 60*C (140*F) for 20 min. Remove the warmers and wipe the tires if there is any stuff left on them....go race.

If the track is hotter than 32*C (90*F) run straight Trinity Tire Tweak or if you need more steering Hybrid Dip. The rest of the proceedure is the same.

If the track is cold or if you race at night run straight Paragon FX2. The rest of the proceedure is the same.

When you get back to the pits after you run clean your tires with Trinity Buggy Grip with clean paper towels until no more dirt comes off the tires. Never put traction compound on dirty tires. Starting with clean tires makes the saucing process more consistant.

Do not use motor spray to clean your tires. Traction compounds are oil based. Motor spray removes oils and thats not a good thing for rubber tires.
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When you get back to the pits after you run clean your tires with Trinity Buggy Grip with clean paper towels until no more dirt comes off the tires. Never put traction compound on dirty tires. Starting with clean tires makes the saucing process more consistant.

Do not use motor spray to clean your tires. Traction compounds are oil based. Motor spray removes oils and thats not a good thing for rubber tires.

what are your thoughts about using simple green to clean tires?
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Great info!

Buggy Grip is a solvent based not oil based isn't it?
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