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Old 11-09-2017, 05:40 AM
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What is the latest break in procedure for the Protoform VTA tires?
Sauce them up and get a few runs on them.
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Old 11-09-2017, 06:16 AM
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Originally Posted by mooby64 View Post
Sauce them up and get a few runs on them.
Okay, I thought i heard that there was some black magic you needed to do before running them.

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Old 11-09-2017, 07:48 AM
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I heat cycle mine in tire warmers with sauce a few times before I start running them.
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Old 11-09-2017, 12:51 PM
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Moderate application of FDJ pineapple on the tread only overnight in a zip lock bag.
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Old 11-09-2017, 01:35 PM
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I've never heard of FDJ pineapple
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Google it. The full line of FDJ tire products is available from Beach RC in Myrtle Beach SC. Sorry but I can't find the card with the contact information on it.
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Old 11-09-2017, 03:00 PM
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https://beachrc.com/search.php?search_query=FDJ&x=0&y=0
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Old 11-09-2017, 03:24 PM
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The FDJ works. But dangit if it doesn’t stink. Definitely a use outdoors only kind of product
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I have never been around any but the pineapple which by the way it doesn't smell like but it doesn't smell anywhere nearly as bad as the PB blaster.

To use it I first folded paper towels into long strips that were tire tread wide. I then applied the FDJ to the tire tread area then wrapped the towel strips around the tires and secured them with a red rubber band. The next morning the rubber band had softened enough to have fallen off the wrap. When the towel strips were removed the tires were noticeably softer.
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Ibhad the mellow yellow FDJ.
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Old 11-09-2017, 06:30 PM
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I sprayed mine with cnc belt conditioner and bagged. They work as well as any HPI tire on gray carpet.
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Have anyone considered running 2WD for VTA instead? Recently I experimented with my TA07 using a reversed front one way unit and it worked quite well at Tamiya America. I soften both the front and rear springs using tamiya mini blue in front and tamiya mini yellow in back, and used 500 CST oil for the rear diff. The car handles just fine on track and I feel could become a fun racing class. The car got full brakes but you have to be easy on throttle to not spin the rear end around out of corners. other than that everything else handles just like a touring car. On carpet with higher grip level I feel you can still hammer the throttle pretty hard out of corners.
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Originally Posted by tobyzhang View Post
Have anyone considered running 2WD for VTA instead? Recently I experimented with my TA07 using a reversed front one way unit and it worked quite well at Tamiya America. I soften both the front and rear springs using tamiya mini blue in front and tamiya mini yellow in back, and used 500 CST oil for the rear diff. The car handles just fine on track and I feel could become a fun racing class. The car got full brakes but you have to be easy on throttle to not spin the rear end around out of corners. other than that everything else handles just like a touring car. On carpet with higher grip level I feel you can still hammer the throttle pretty hard out of corners.

I did a lot of test laps with the RWD Yokomo yd2tc over summer.

https://youtu.be/jRZkhT_xrNU

Everyone that I let drive it all said it could make VTA interesting. We didnít have that class this year. Maybe next year.

In video itís running a 21.5 on a set of old, very worn Sweep tires. Iíd planned to get some practice laps at a carpet track over winter. Havenít been able to get to track yet.
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One ways are specifically forbidden in the USVTA rules. I expect that applies whether installed in the conventional manner or not. I believe that USGT is the only TC class of the two that has a provision for 2wd cars, but it states FWD. RobK monitors this thread and he might comment. While it sounds like fun, the lack of RWD cars that can mount the VTA tires makes the proposed changes difficult at best.
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I’ve got a set of the Protoform VTA tires. Been meaning to try them on the yd2tc. I’ll try in morning.
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