Louise Tires

Old 02-09-2014, 03:11 PM
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Anyone tried the Louise 1/8 buggy and truggy tires? How is the soft compound foam compared with other brands, because they do not make medium compound.

What about the tread life and traction, how are they compared with other brands?
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http://www.louiserc.com

They look like DuraTrax clones

I do love these new companies putting paint on the side wall though.

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Louise tires are sold as Duratraxx in the USA

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Louise tires are sold as Duratraxx in the USA
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Originally Posted by Jaz240 View Post
Louise tires are sold as Duratraxx in the USA
Ha! makes sense, figured it was something like that.
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Old 02-10-2014, 07:34 AM
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thanks for the replies
But how is the tread life and traction, are they worth to practice?
Currently I'm racing with Intech tires.
Thanks in advance
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Just went to my LHS, which normally has next to nothing for cars (more planes and helis), and they had a whole wall of Louise buggy and truggy tires....

So yeah, are they good?
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tread life and traction is good. foams are like the AKA original black inserts. Stay away from the wheels and premounts.
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Stay away from the wheels and premounts.
Can you elaborate why?
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Originally Posted by guttley View Post
Can you elaborate why?
The wheels have too much flex and are too soft in my opinion. I've seen guys strip out the 17mm hex as well. The tires work great though. I like the x-con's, posse and lineup's in c3 compound. It's comparable to M3 or JConcepts Green.

The older black foams are too narrow and won't properly fill the tire/wheel. I think the newer treads come with a yellow foam that works well. I always use aka or JC foams with my DTX tires. Give them a try!
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Can you elaborate why?
Wheels are brittle and don't last.
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+1 on the wheels - I find they are thinner than others to the point that I can't tighten them completely with closed end wheel nuts (MP9 rear with narrow hubs) which can lead to stripping out the hex if you don't notice this.
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If I bought them it would only be as premounts.
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If I bought them it would only be as premounts.
Then don't buy them. Spend the extra money and go for AKA, Proline, or JC. What good is it to save $10 and have broken useless tires after 2 weeks? You'll just have to remove the tires and foam from the wheel and RE glue them anyway so save yourself the aggravation. 3 different people have posted that the wheels are weak. Why would you think yours would be different?
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Didn't say they would. Just said, if I ever bought them, it would only be as premounts. It's all the LHS has anyway. Whatever the case, I wouldn't buy them anyway currently, as they cost as much or more than AKA. But if they have some kind of marketing push going, and pop up online somewhere cheaper, I might consider it - but again, only as premounts.. I hate glueing, and buying separately means even more expensive. And truggy tire prices have me on the fence about racing the class at all. I actually think I have a set of NIP Truggy T-Pirate premounts in my tire crate... As a rule - for me - anything over €25 a pair is out of the question. The LHS had the truggy premounts for €33 I think.. So I'll be sticking with LRP/Nosram VTEC's or AKA's on sale..
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Old 02-11-2014, 02:39 AM
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I've tested the Louise buggy and truggy tires and the worked really wel.. My buggy was just perfect.. And after 200 rounds i could not see wear at all running on astro..

I still have some new sets laying around for sale, since I cant run them anymore which made me sad..
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