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Old 11-04-2002, 06:42 PM   #1
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Best tires for smooth concrete surface...

What tires have the best grip for a smooth concrete surface? I have a Pro 3 Spec-V and I mostly race on hot weather. My car has plenty of power but the tires that I currently use don't hook-up as i would like.... Any suggestions are welcome.
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Old 11-04-2002, 07:29 PM   #2
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If the surface is pretty smooth, you could select softer tires or foam for a start.
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Old 11-04-2002, 08:19 PM   #3
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For smooth concrete proline caps are the absolute best, they're pretty expensive but last a long time. Try green fronts & yellow rears.

If you can't get hold of any go for rubbers, Sorex work pretty well with a soft/medium insert. I'd avoid foams on concrete.
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Old 11-04-2002, 08:52 PM   #4
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Default Concrete tires

For concrete, Pro-line S3's (any) will give you maximum traction.
I just finished running a race on concrete and the tire to have was Take-Off's 27-CS with a medium T-O insert or the premounted.
The Pro-lines S3's are a little soft so you need to use a firmer insert. HPI 26mm pro molded inserts work good on all of the S3's except the Road Rage tread. For the RR tread you need a flatter insert like a Yokomo 26mm because the rubber is thicker on that one tire and will cause it to be too rounded.
Did this make any sense?
I would try the Take-Off's first, if you can find them. Everyone claims they work great. (I am going to try some this weekend)
Hope all of this helps, good luck racing.
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