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Old 08-26-2005, 09:40 AM   #1
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Default GQ Carpet Foams...

Just as another alternative to the other brands, I got some of the GQ tires to experiment with and seemed to find a nice combo...

I used the Black/Grey compound up front and Grey in the rear, ran the tires at 62mm, finished 3 quals and a main and was at 61.4mm....

Traction was awesome and obviously wear wasn't a problem, the track was setup for 1/18th so it was very technical with only one high speed section...

Anyone else have a chance to try them yet???
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I also have the GQ tires to try. What kind of car were you testing the tires on? I will be testing mine on the Speedmerchant Rev 4.
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Old 08-26-2005, 12:07 PM   #3
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I used them on an XRay FK'04 - Stock motor, I'd like to try them soon with a 19 turn and see if it requires any compound changes....
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I've been running for GQ...indoors and outdoors.

On carpet the 28mm Black/Grey - Grey combo is very similar to what other companies call Purple - Plaids. For most situations those will be great tires to run.

There are also new 28mm indoor foams that will be coming out soon. I have tested them on carpet and they are similar to the the Cyan - Magenta, Double Pink/Orange - Double Pink combos.

I will try and find out when the release date of the new compound is. They definitely have more grip and resulted in better laptimes given the same carpet traction level.

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Outdoors...if you run Nitro the GQ lines of nitro foams is awesome as well. Not that many areas do....but if you run Open Mod Electric w/foam tires these work great as well. I've run both the nitro and 28mm indoor foams on asphault and both ran well.
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Very nice, I'll have to inquire about them as well, I was running Cyan / Magenta at the end of last season and I concur that my laptimes were faster then the typical plaid / purple setup...
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I really want to try running GQ tires this Fall. PLease let us know when the new foams come out. Oh, and BTW, can Competition post a guide or something to help translate Jaco or TRC tires over to GQ?
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Where can I get their electrics foams and for how much a pair?
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I really want to try running GQ tires this Fall. PLease let us know when the new foams come out. Oh, and BTW, can Competition post a guide or something to help translate Jaco or TRC tires over to GQ?

Right now as far as indoor foams go I would really go with Black/Grey fronts and Grey rears. Those will be similar to jaco, parma, trc, ect....plaid fronts and purple rears.


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There's a guy on this forum "Rookie Solara". You can PM him...he works with a small LHS here in Chicago that is a distributor.
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You can also contact Joseph at Competition-rc.com ([email protected])

As for matching up exactly, GQ doesnt pay attention to what the other guys do which can be both good and a pain, cause I had to throw out alot of gained knowledge in making the switch to their tires, but I gotta say I like them and hope to get to run them again next week for some more practice....
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Nice info, John...Now I know what tires to be ordering
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When Will they come out with 1/12th scale tires?

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Whats the going rate for a pair of these?
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This is off of the competition-rc.com website:



C1 compound for asphalt track - front & rear - 30, 35, 40, 45
C2 compound for carpet track - front & rear - 20, 25, 30, 35, 40
1 - 50 pairs @ US$8.99 / pair
51 - 100 pairs @ US$7.99 / pair
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So...you just gotta e-mail Rookie or C-RC to order? Cool

The price sure is right
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The prices TigeRyan quoted was for 1/18th scale tires.

From http://www.competition-rc.com/GQ.htm

1/10 Carpet Foam Tires (msrp: US$18.99)

Single compound 'C1' - Purple (45), Magenta (40).

Single compound 'C2' - Black (45), Grey (40).

Dual compound - Red/Magenta (55/40), Black/Grey (45/40).

1-50 pairs @ US$13.99 / pair

51 - 100 pairs @ US$9.99 / pair

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