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Old 06-17-2009, 10:19 AM
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I am currently running soft aka city blocks and love every aspect of them, but I am looking to try a new aka tire. So, basically just looking for some recommendations as to which aka tire performs well on tracks that are hard packed, limited traction. Thanks
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I've been runnning the medium city blocks on a hard packed track with dust outside the groove. I was pretty happy with them but recently tried the gridirons in soft on the same track and they were even better. I'm not sure if it's more the compound or the tread pattern but if your track sounds similar, give the soft gridirons a try.
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Grid Irons work awsome on hard packed tracks. I use them more than cityblocks.
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I had a set of soft I beams in my basket at tower, mainly because I had heard of people running the I beams in the rear and the city blocks on the front with good results, but after hearing that about the gridirons I might rethink that!
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Grid Irons if the track is hard packed and blue grooved. City blocks are more of a universal tire real good indoors I have found. I Beams are great if the track is real wet or if there is some loose dirt on top. I also like to run city blocks up front and I beams in the back this combo works good on dusty tracks.
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I just wish AKA would release the gridiron or crossbrace soft compound truggy tires! It's been a loooooong wait.
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+1 gridirons
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Old 06-17-2009, 02:28 PM
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Soft compound GridIrons in almost all conditions and for qualifying. For super high traction tracks, I'd use a medium compound.

Also the CityBlock tire is a great all around tire, they last 45 minute mains with ease, even in a soft compound.

In order my favs:
1. GridIron
2. CityBlock
3. CrossBrace
4. IBeam


I'm sure everyone has a different favorite tire, just because there are so many variables in our setups.
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Originally Posted by Shane369 View Post
I am currently running soft aka city blocks and love every aspect of them, but I am looking to try a new aka tire. So, basically just looking for some recommendations as to which aka tire performs well on tracks that are hard packed, limited traction. Thanks
AKA has a tire chart:
http://www.raceaka.com/tire_chart.php
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Originally Posted by rcgeezer View Post
I just wish AKA would release the gridiron or crossbrace soft compound truggy tires! It's been a loooooong wait.
rcgeezer I have the gridirons they just released last week.
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Old 06-17-2009, 03:23 PM
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When is the crossbrace coming for truggy's??
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