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Old 03-13-2019, 08:57 AM
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For running on RCP track what tires are the best? Who makes foam tires for these cars that can be trued?
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For running on RCP track what tires are the best? Who makes foam tires for these cars that can be trued?
I've used the radial 20 degree tires from Kyosho at the track in NorCal Hobbies which is a less than perfectly prepped RCP track. But the grip is so high that I actually need tire tape to keep them on the wheels.
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I like the pn ks slick in either soft or medium on the front. And the pn ks radial in super soft or soft for the rear. These work well on my track and I run the smooth side. I have tried the kyosho 20s and while they do work very well they wear out very quickly compared to the pn tires that I have used. The kyosho 20s lasted about 2 weeks with nightly practice runs where the pn ks tires will last more than a month with the same use.
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I like the pn ks slick in either soft or medium on the front. And the pn ks radial in super soft or soft for the rear.
Same here. Medium up front and SS in the rear work for me. I've started using Kyosho low height 30 slicks in front and they work well. They don't last as long though due to the low height.
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I use racing radial 30 in the front and 20 in the rear for the tracks here and at home.
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So which sets from PN.

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So which sets from PN.

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If you are asking me Here about halfway down the page.
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If you are asking me Here about halfway down the page.
General question to those that have used the PN tires. I should try them before racing ends in May. Only used Kyosho radials so far.
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Originally Posted by Billy Kelly View Post

General question to those that have used the PN tires. I should try them before racing ends in May. Only used Kyosho radials so far.
I would try some. See if you can borrow some used front firm or medium with new rear soft or super soft.

the PN front tires should be trued when installed, and broken in. They will have higher traction than kyosho, and more immediate response. On the small brooklyn track, I was running about 5s laps with kyosho rubber, and 4.6s laps with PN firm/soft in the 70t/3500kv class.

I am also running much less steering angle with the PN front tire. I prefer the feel of the kyosho front tire which is more progressive, but the lap times just aren't there.
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Originally Posted by Billy Kelly View Post

General question to those that have used the PN tires. I should try them before racing ends in May. Only used Kyosho radials so far.
I find that the PN KS tires are significantly quicker on the mini-96 track (rough side) they the Kyosho's. I also find that they last significantly longer though the GLA is eating he front tires fairly quickly. I have settled on the Rear soft radials, and medium fronts.

It is interesting, I love the immediate response from the PN's, where as the Kyosho's just feel like they are understeering. It will be interesting to see if I like it on a big track as well.

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can you get me part #'s on the tires. there are so many choices my head is spinning.
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can you get me part #'s on the tires. there are so many choices my head is spinning.
Oh I know the feeling.

Iím currently running these for rear.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F123573598798

Same for front.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F392028418906
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the Part number for the PN KS Soft Rear Radial is KS2824 and the Med Slick fronts are KS1038.

BTW, I find it slightly disturbing that I know the part number off the top of my head.

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the Part number for the PN KS Soft Rear Radial is KS2824 and the Med Slick fronts are KS1038.

BTW, I find it slightly disturbing that I know the part number off the top of my head.

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HAHAHA, I dont remember the part numbers of the PN tires, I have not used them enough. Jim, have you compared the KS-M to the KS, if so what do you notice?
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