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Old 01-30-2014, 07:39 AM   #1
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Ive been searching for a comparison of what the differences of the sedan tc rubber tyres are. Specifically the different compounds and how they compare, understanding that the larger the number the less traction you would have. Other than that there are different brands such as muchmore, jaco, sweeps, etc... , and on top of that they also have different inserts to go into these tires. Has anyone done a comparison with these brands? I have personally only gotten to run a few different types of tires the one i like so far are jaco blues, its a well known tire and is a pretty good standard in the test such as this I believe. So whats the difference, has anyone done specific testing with these, or other sedan tc tires?
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We went from Jaco Blues to Sweep QTS 32s at my track. Both seem fine to me. The only reason we switched was primarily due to availability. The Sweeps seem to have better forward traction and I get around 1900 laps out of a set.

At various times in the past, when we were out of spec tires, I would buy a set of Muchmore Absolutes 28 or 32 from the local Hobbytown. The 32s took a little longer to warm up, but once they did their performance was similar to the 28s. Both compounds were barely passable on the carpet, even though MuchMore's website said they should work. I'd dope them for anywhere between 10 and 20 minutes with SXT 3.0, but still nothing spectacular. All of this might have been forgiven except for the fact that the dish wheels are horrible. It's like they made them of peanut brittle. Within a few runs half of them had cracked. I had 3 in which the entire hub/center would completely snap off. I've never had similar issues with any Jaco or Sweep tires even though I've been through ten times the total number of sets.
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well i thought about that too but the sweeps qts 32's have TOO much traction for our home track, the jaco blues seems to have less, and that still is kind of too much when traction comes up, we are practically running fully braced cars to reduce traction
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Is too much traction possible? I'd run sorex all day if I could...and if they were free...
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Does too much traction mean that you can run your Sweeps with no traction compound? If all else fails, I suppose you could spray them down with some Pam Cooking Spray before each run. Of course, then your car would smell like french fries all the time.
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Does too much traction mean that you can run your Sweeps with no traction compound? If all else fails, I suppose you could spray them down with some Pam Cooking Spray before each run. Of course, then your car would smell like french fries all the time.
yes and it was inconsistent without traction compound and still stuck so it didnt help any
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We went from Jaco Blues to Sweep QTS 32s at my track. Both seem fine to me. The only reason we switched was primarily due to availability. The Sweeps seem to have better forward traction and I get around 1900 laps out of a set.
I've recently started racing again and race rubbers. We used to race foams and you'd get around 3 meetings per set.

By my maths, I'm estimating you get over 15 meetings per set. Is that correct? Seems too good to be true!
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I've recently started racing again and race rubbers. We used to race foams and you'd get around 3 meetings per set.

By my maths, I'm estimating you get over 15 meetings per set. Is that correct? Seems too good to be true!
Depending how much you practice and how your car is set up
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I've recently started racing again and race rubbers. We used to race foams and you'd get around 3 meetings per set.

By my maths, I'm estimating you get over 15 meetings per set. Is that correct? Seems too good to be true!
1900 is the total life of a set. However, I'm notorious for running a set of tires until they are worn to the casing, ripped and making unholy sounds around each corner. I put a new set of tires on for all club races, though. Factoring out practice and only considering 2 qualifiers and a main, I'd say it would be about 7 or 8 meetings before I started to see the performance drop off. The 1900 number is something that I made fairly off the cuff to another guy a few weeks ago. I'm sure that if I actually did a more realistic analysis I'd probably see that it's closer to 1200 or 1300 that I get out of set. Why stop there? Maybe I'll start telling people that I get 4 hours of runtime out of a 6500 mAh Lipo before it needs to be recharged.
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well i thought about that too but the sweeps qts 32's have TOO much traction for our home track, the jaco blues seems to have less, and that still is kind of too much when traction comes up, we are practically running fully braced cars to reduce traction
Too much traction? Are you traction rolling? If so thats car setup.
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Too much traction? Are you traction rolling? If so thats car setup.
No when traction comes up the car slows down trying to fix it its not muc more I can do set up wise so tires are pretty much it
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