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Old 06-19-2008, 03:22 PM   #16
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Honestly Im partial to j concepts tires. They work great seem to wear well and once youve glued up a pair you will never do anything else. But to your point I have ran panther and pro line and hands down in general I would pick panther every time. I just think they are a better tire for the type of tracks I run on in the midwest. Do think about trying a set of j concepts tires though, I really like them.

I never tried works tires so I cant comment on them, I wish I had some though to try. I also wanted to try sportwerks tires cause they are sooooo cheap, a friend of mine ran them and said the rims were junk but I have no firsthand knowledge about them.
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I personally like the Panther Komodo Dragon (original) better than the K2 a.k.a. Komodo Dragon II. I get a little better turn in, and better forward bite.

Also, regarding the Werks tires:

I am NOT sponsored by Werks, but I have run them. (see sig.)

I have a set in my bag with 2 races on them (3 5-minute heats and a 15-minute main each race) and our local track is VERY dry and abrasive. (You WILL run skidplates if you want your chassis to last a season... and most sets of tires are done after a race.) I wouldn't hesitate to use them in another race or 2, they are less than half worn... in fact, "barely feathered" would be a better description. Those are in the softest compound.

Now, that being said... they don't have AS MUCH traction as Panther K1's, or Crimefighters... but they are pretty good.
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Old 06-19-2008, 03:29 PM   #18
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Yea, I will have to try some J Concepts tires too then lol. Well, this thread is getting pretty popular... what do you say we make the the Official tire help thread? I think that would help a lot of people just gettin into the hobby.
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Yes I am sponsored by them and yes I am bias. However, I WILL NOT back a product that I believe is junk. I promise you that you will be happy with these tires. I convinced a fellow racer out of Georgia to give them a try. Then a few weeks ago at a race he showed up with a set and was extremely happy with his purchase. He told me that he will never run another holeshot as long as he can get his hands on these tires.
My step-son is also sponsored by Werks and he says thier out of stock on the tires. We went to four online hobby shops and they are back order'd everywhere. Hard to run a tire you can't get a hold of.
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