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Old 01-29-2005, 12:41 AM   #1
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If, as I've read, picking the right tire is probably the most important factor in....

getting a car to handle (even read somewhere Masami saying it was the "most" important factor). How come I've never read of anyone using different rubber compounds front and rear? Is it to much of a hassle?

Surely say Take-Off 22's in the front and 27's in the rear would have a similar effect to having softer springs in the front for example?

Just a thought.

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I used to do it all the time...Pit 25's up front and 20's in the back. It's just so rare to see people running anything but Takeoffs in the last 18-24 months you don't hear of it.
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Old 01-29-2005, 12:58 AM   #3
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I used to do it all the time...Pit 25's up front and 20's in the back. It's just so rare to see people running anything but Takeoffs in the last 18-24 months you don't hear of it.
I've only been back into RC for a few months so haven't had the chance to notice anything else but Take-Off or Sorex being mentioned.
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Yeah. I never really ran Sorex much, but I think 32's and 26's were the compounds or something like that. Since the class is dead, I can tell you that for the F103 class with rubber tires, you'd run A compound fronts and B compound rears to get more rear traction. I know the Mini Cooper guys Run M's and S's all the time too.
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Old 01-29-2005, 09:23 AM   #5
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I think some of the reason is that most of the large events ie Reedy . the worlds and so on... use a control tire. which is cs27's. So most racers are tuning thier cars to work with those tires IMO
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At our track the best setup was pitz 20's in the rear and 24's in the front, usually with HPI red inserts all the way around. I personally liked 24's with reds all the way around.
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Yeah, at big races, more of them are going to handout tires, which are always just one compound, so that's what a lot of guys spend their practice time setting their cars up for, but for club racing, I still like to mix-&-match compounds. Like at the moment(on an inconsistent concrete surface), I've been running a Sorex 32R front, with anything from TakeOff CS-27, to Sorex 24R's to CS-22's in the rear(still working on something I can leave on the car & still working on suspension setups). I think I'm pretty close at the moment(with the Sorex 32/TakeOff CS-22 combo), but I still have to take out a little steering, because I'm still dealing with some traction rolling(was risking spinning out with a harder rear tire, & I'm afraid to try a harder front than I already have).....
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