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Old 06-03-2019, 07:25 AM
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What is a good outdoor, off-road tire for very low grip conditions? Been out of the game for a while and wondering what tire to get!

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Old 06-03-2019, 12:56 PM
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Welcome back Dan.

For low traction I like the Proline Blockade and Calibre, and Jconcepts also have Goosebumps and Flip Outs.

What type of material is your low grip surface?
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Loose, dry and dusty I think. Probably will not be maintained too well. I'll check out the Blockade..
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I've had good luck with Blockades in those conditions plus they last really well too.
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Try the duratrax shotgun c3 they work best at out loose dirt oval
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How low?? Badlands work great in loose dirt, gravel roads..
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PL holeshots, M3 or M4
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If it's really loose and gets watered sometimes blockades and close pins can cake up. The Panther tiger is the best rear tire I have found and actually the Schumacher spike front in silver compound works very well.

Here is a link to the Panther site as this is the only place I have found them.
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Loose, dry and dusty I think. Probably will not be maintained too well. I'll check out the Blockade..
Dan this is one of those questions were the more information the better.

Hard pack or loss, does it brake up or brake down. Dusty or not. Wet/dry, does it hold moisture. Even track temp. But we won't go that far.

If it's a hard pack don't brake up. Id go Calipers, blackage, cityblock maybe even a tire like electron or a prositron. Depending on what the track feels like and what in mixed in with the track.

If the track starts to brake up, is wet or holes moisture I'll drop calipers fast they don't like heavy build up and clog up. A tire like a prositron or an electron won't see that unless there's a lot of clay and it's very wet.

If it's brake up fast, Dusty and any thing but packed. Water adds traction but now everything clogs. Id be looking for a wide space between lugs not so much deep lugs. Cityblock would you the closet spaceed I'd use. I would however probably start with gladators and see how they clean, might go to Schumacher spiral pins if I'm having issues, As they clean out superb. My perfered tire at globes, as it's a sand trap clogs everything.

Then if it's high traction wet clay not puddle wet. I'd look for a smooth tire like primes. If it dust up and dry up may some like a inversion.

Well to cut this short. What I'm trying to get at. Is with out seeing the track in person and seeing it in race condition we could be shooting you the wrong tire and depending on how the track changes throw out the day the tire to start with maybe a junk tire by mains.

Now if you tell use the track name I'm Shure one of us would have ran there. And can shot you better. Also often the track owner know what tires are race day perfered. Or Even ask the other racers.


Sorry for the long post, and I'm half asleep if it not understand able.

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What is a good outdoor, off-road tire for very low grip conditions? Been out of the game for a while and wondering what tire to get!

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Get a set of PL Holeshots or Blockades in M3 Compound and that should do the trick. IMO the Caliber is not my favorite tire.

What is the track name?
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+2 on holeshots m3 for a good all around dusty tire its pretty much my go to.
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M3 or M4 holeshots are my first choice in dusty, hard pack. Jconcepts double dees or flip outs in green compound work good too.
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Thanks guys, it is Tracks Hobbies in Madison, WI.

I finally got a chance to check it out as they are getting it ready. Looks to be fairly hard packed, with some cracks in the surface. Will try and get a pic up shortly.

Looks like there will be some experimentation that needs to be done since it is all new and no one has ran on it yet.
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I used to race off-road back before hard-packed tracks were around and we often had loose loamy corners and step-pin tires with a medium void between tread blocks always provided good traction.
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Originally Posted by E-Mann View Post
If it's really loose and gets watered sometimes blockades and close pins can cake up. The Panther tiger is the best rear tire I have found and actually the Schumacher spike front in silver compound works very well.

Here is a link to the Panther site as this is the only place I have found them.
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Got a couple of these sitting here brand new, just don't know where to use them lol. They may end up being turf tires before long lol

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Thanks guys, it is Tracks Hobbies in Madison, WI.

I finally got a chance to check it out as they are getting it ready. Looks to be fairly hard packed, with some cracks in the surface. Will try and get a pic up shortly.

Looks like there will be some experimentation that needs to be done since it is all new and no one has ran on it yet.
In general for really loose black dirt conditions here we used to run and it seemed to work on a variety of loose tracks, the proline M4 Blockade (yes M4) was worth its weight in gold here. They just flat out hooked up and lasted a long time when the conditions went from wet to dry and broken. Personally if you can have a set in the pit box, to me its worth it as it could give you a decent point to work from till you get a better look at what tires work best.
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