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Old 08-20-2014, 10:02 AM   #1
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Default Cost-Effective Wheel/Tire for Parking Lot Bashing?

Me and some friends have started to screw around in parking lots at night when we are traveling for work. My experience is mostly all racing so wear was never a consideration, just traction.

So for screwing around in parking lots where I don't care about traction as much as I do cost and life what is a good inexpensive tire/wheel combo?

This will be for a 190mm touring car running a pretty massive brushless setup.
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Me and some friends have started to screw around in parking lots at night when we are traveling for work. My experience is mostly all racing so wear was never a consideration, just traction.

So for screwing around in parking lots where I don't care about traction as much as I do cost and life what is a good inexpensive tire/wheel combo?

This will be for a 190mm touring car running a pretty massive brushless setup.
HPI x patterns. Ok grip, will outlast the wheels.
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The Ride USGT spec tires last a long time. Not super grippy, but certainly durable and they aren't expensive. I have a feeling the spec inserts might not hold up very well to high speed though, so I would probably use some other inserts before gluing them up.
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HPI x patterns. Ok grip, will outlast the wheels.
HPI X-pattern for sure.
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Perfect!

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+1 on the hpi xpatterns. Associated apex tires are also a good bet
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Hpi x patterns are good, but don't last in really rough or abrasive asphalt. Using mine on a ta05 the tires were basacially done in a few runs. They will last a lot longer than say a racing tire with a dish wheel.
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The X patterns are definitely the way to go. They even hold up well in a heavier nitro car.

Take note though, depending on your chassis's you may need some wheel spacers to avoid rubbing on arms, uprights, etc. These are 26mm tires not the standard 24mm in touring.
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Try foams probably 45 shore should last for ages.
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Foams are not a bad choice really ... find the hardest ones you can and they will offer good trction and good ware
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