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James Racing Tire Prep/Gluing Tips

1. Use non-chlorinated brake cleaner or Alcohol to clean bead of tire.
2. Dremel wheel bead. This gives it a good bonding surface. Clean after dremel with above cleaners mentioned above.
3. Use loctite professional glue.
4. Enjoy!

What James Racing Tires are compared to in other brands:

PL suppressor - Y-Zip
PL lockdown - Revenger
PL fugetive - Defenders
PL blockade - Y-Zip or Revenger
PL switchblade - Wasper

Dot Evo works on wet or dusty tracks and every track condition.
Wasper is like a Hole Shot/Buck Shot.
I-Blocks are amazing on dusty blue grooves.
X-Cross is like a Bow Tie.

The rubber wears like iron and the SS compound is close to a M3 PL and if sauced with PB Blaster, feels like a M4. The 5 rib inserts are like Dirt Techs so they don't break down fast like PL foams do.

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So is there a chart for which compound to go with in what weather/conditions?

I live in Texas and currently in the 70ís-80ís. Lately, occasional 50ís-60ís. And of course the 90ís in the summer and then some.
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There is no chart, but traction level is more important than temps. Use SS for low grip, Soft for high grip, and Medium for extreme/abrasive grip levels.

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Old 07-19-2017, 09:55 AM
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I would try the Wasper and Dot Evo.
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Anybody ran revengers on a 1/8 buggy yet? When do they work??
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definitely need a application chart showing what tire is good for what conditions. Read the thread and theres conflicting information :-(
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I run james tires . revenge was awesome on a hard dry dusty track . ran super soft . no were really at all . I blocks really good to . rims are top notch!
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Which tire for Damp Hardpack
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Originally Posted by Evoking1230 View Post
definitely need a application chart showing what tire is good for what conditions. Read the thread and theres conflicting information :-(
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I've only ran Dot Evo's (soft) so far and they've been great on wet loamy conditions as well as when the track starts to dry out. I'm going to try Defenders and Waspers this week for a different track with wet to blue groove conditions.
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Defenders and Waspers are both great on blue groove tracks. I find the Wasper to work great in qualifiers but the smaller height pins don't last as long in a main. The defenders work better in mains for me due to the taller pins, they last longer. I'm not saying either tire is better than the other though. They're both excellent tires on hard packed grooved tracks
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Looking at trying some of these tire, any coupon codes or specials for them. Did some math and AKAs at tower are around the same price one you factor in ecash and coupon codes.
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So my tires just arrived today, the carcass is significantly different between each design where the Defenders offer more support (and weigh about 5g more per tire) suggesting they might not have as much tendency to balloon under hard acceleration (if I had to guess). It will be interesting to see how each wear when compared to my trusty DOT EVO tires... all are SOFT compound... maybe when temps drop this winter I might try SUPER SOFT but we're still in the high 80's to low 90's out here in Texas.

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Comparing Wasper vs Defender (both soft) I found that the Wasper caused my car to traction roll... they had wet the track between each round and it was a tacky clay feel, almost like running on indoor clay but with a little fluff outside the line. Although my fastest lap time was about 0.5 sec slower with the Defender my consistency was a lot better in the second qual so I kept them on for the 3rd qual and A1 main... only problem was that my tires became unglued during the A1 main... I'm thinking that I may have had a bad batch of glue so I ran the Dot Evo's for the A2 main (which the track dried up and it got a bit loose) and the Dot Evo's turned the same fast lap at the Wasper's but offered the same lap consistency as the Defenders. Next time I'll try the Wasper's in dry conditions to see how they feel... it's really nice to see how each tire compliments themselves where the Defenders showed hardly any signs of wear after roughly 30min of combined track time.
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Originally Posted by Evoking1230 View Post
definitely need a application chart showing what tire is good for what conditions. Read the thread and theres conflicting information :-(
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New James Racing 5-rib 1/8 Truggy Tire Inserts. These are the same size and density as red AKA inserts. They give the Pentangle tire a nice round profile for more steering on your truggy.

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nice, I'll definitely add those to my cart on my next order!

we had a big race in my area this past weekend and I really liked the Wasper's when the track was ran dry (slight blue groove), I out qualified another local driver who normally goes a little faster than me and he was running Buckshots, I honestly felt that the Wasper's helped give me a little edge on the competition
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Originally Posted by billdelong View Post
nice, I'll definitely add those to my cart on my next order!

we had a big race in my area this past weekend and I really liked the Wasper's when the track was ran dry (slight blue groove), I out qualified another local driver who normally goes a little faster than me and he was running Buckshots, I honestly felt that the Wasper's helped give me a little edge on the competition
They come in all Pentangle tires now also.
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New James Racing Tires released in 2017.





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