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jonw 04-20-2011 01:01 PM

Thanks Gene, I was curious. I have quite a few AKA foams left. Looks like they will be going on the auction block.

Jon


Originally Posted by VPProUSA (Post 8993049)
I tried them 2 years ago and they were way too stiff and heavy for me. VP-Pro tested some closed cell truggy inserts last year but the benefits did not out weigh the negatives. The extra weight and rotating mass is no good for a truggy. Maybe some of the newer style softer foams with grooves might work ok though, but I use the stock foams. VP-Pro Truggy tires/wheels/foams are the lightest ROAR legal on the market.


STUBYSLAP31 04-22-2011 05:30 PM

SMOLNIK / VP PRO / AGAMA / AT NEO 11
 
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STUBYSLAP31 04-23-2011 12:24 PM

VP PRO / AGAMA A8 IN THE SHOW AT NEO11!!!
 
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VPProUSA 05-01-2011 11:55 AM

http://www.buggy-sport.info/index.ph...pe=img&id=8341

Andrew Smolnik finishes 9th with Agama/VP-Pro at the 6th annual International Warmup in Germany.

VPProUSA 05-01-2011 12:01 PM

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VP-Pro Tires take 1st and 2nd at the GCS.

Mark Erce 05-03-2011 01:17 PM


Originally Posted by roblupo (Post 8977933)
I have been running the VP Pro bearings with good results. I just popped them in and run them.

The new Blade tires are awesome, very stable, good forward traction, good corner speed, Ran Blade UF yesterday three quals, and a 15 min main. Hard packed track with light dust on the top some fluff, tires look great all around very little wear.

Now the WTH is up with the VP Pro glue? haha I cleaned the tires, rims with motor spray, scuffed rims all around, scuffed tires all around. And they still are coming un glued in parts around tires. Is worst feeling when you know you have the fastes car but cant drive it like you stole casue your afraid your going to run out of the tires....

thats good to know cause i saw they were a little cheaper than the agama bearings and money was kinda tight so i went with the vp-pro bearings :nod:

roblupo 05-03-2011 09:48 PM

whos that guy there in third...looks kinda familure running brand X tires.....:lol: Way to go Cole!!

roblupo 05-03-2011 09:50 PM

What tires is Vega running now days? Looks like he is running Akman in the pics, and there is a VP Pro sticker on his car. Plus there is no AKA sticker??? hmmm

661Beardog 05-03-2011 09:59 PM

Vp pro

moto775 05-04-2011 06:27 PM

Agama A8 Options
 
Just wondering if VP PRO plans on offering any of the following option parts for the Agama A8:

Aluminum Rear Hub Carriers
Aluminum Front and/or Rear Hinge Plate Braces
Aluminum Front and/or Rear Chassis Braces
Aluminum Center Diff Brace
Aluminum Front Upper Plate
Aluminum Front Spindles

Just curious if parts like these are on the horizon. Thanks!

Mark Erce 05-07-2011 08:28 AM

VP809G-RW-UF
 
I can't find a description on alot of these tires and I was wondering if these came with the closed cell foams and are they the soft or firm ones?

also does anyone have any input on those "belted" tires? I wouldn't mind trying some out!

Thanks Mark

VPProUSA 05-08-2011 02:47 PM


Originally Posted by Mark Erce (Post 9075915)
I can't find a description on alot of these tires and I was wondering if these came with the closed cell foams and are they the soft or firm ones?

also does anyone have any input on those "belted" tires? I wouldn't mind trying some out!

Thanks Mark

All 1/8th scale VP804 and new tires come with closed cell inserts.

Mark Erce 05-09-2011 06:07 AM


Originally Posted by VPProUSA (Post 9081048)
All 1/8th scale VP804 and new tires come with closed cell inserts.

do they plan on offering the " grooved soft" foams in any of the premounts anytime soon?

thanks

Jaz240 05-09-2011 10:54 AM


Originally Posted by VPProUSA (Post 8952436)
Originally all VP-Pro tires came with soft yellow molded foams. We have a few premounted sets left with those foams (VP801-VP803s & wide tires).

Then they changed to a hard yellow inserts. We have a few sets of premounted tires with those foams also (VP801-VP803s and wide tires).

All non glued tires (Except wides) now come with the closed cell inserts.

When the VP805 Axman came out, the switched to the MF-002 black closed cell foams with grooves. All VP804 & VP805's come with this foam now.

When the VP806 Condor came out, they came with MF-001 black closed cell inserts with no grooves (X pattern carcus). The VP806-VP809's all come with this foam insert with no grooves (MF-001).


Either foam (MF-001 & MF-002) can be used in any tire. The one with no grooves (MF-001) gives the tire a more rounded shape and a firmer feel - perfect for smooth or blue groove tracks. The grooved insert (MF-002) makes the tire more flatter and gives a softer feel - perfect for bumpy tracks or loose/dusty tracks.


Mark, see above

Mark Erce 05-09-2011 11:37 AM


Originally Posted by Jaz240 (Post 9085340)
Mark, see above

hey thx James that helps alot!


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