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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.
Thanks.
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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 01-27-2019, 11:44 AM
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Thank you. Picked up a set of Evos and a set Waspers in soft to try them. I wil be testing on Xray xb8 2019 locally, will post back results.


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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.

Thanks.
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Originally Posted by Evoking1230 View Post
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.

Thanks.
There is no chart, but traction level is more important then temps. Use SS for low grip, Soft for high grip, and Medium for extreme/abrasive grip levels.
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Originally Posted by VPProUSA View Post
There is no chart, but traction level is more important then temps. Use SS for low grip, Soft for high grip, and Medium for extreme/abrasive grip levels.
Awesome thanks!

You should sticky this on the first post or make a wiki page. Like which tires are comparable to another lines brand. Like which James tire is comparable to a blockade? (I know the answer, just an example) as well as what conditions each of the tires excel on. That would probably eliminate 90% of the repeated noob questions like mine

Heck, I might work on it slowly when time allows
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At Thornhill, I have had really good luck with James Waspers in Soft compound when temps are in the 70s to 80s, depending on track conditions Waspers have ran faster than ProLine Blockade/Buckshot in M3/S3... lots of variables for any given tire, I have tried every tread pattern at Thornhill and Waspers (soft) were consistently the fastest James tire for me at Thornhill.... I think Mike's track is fairly similar based on feedback I have heard from drivers who run regularly at both tracks.
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Originally Posted by billdelong View Post
At Thornhill, I have had really good luck with James Waspers in Soft compound when temps are in the 70s to 80s, depending on track conditions Waspers have ran faster than ProLine Blockade/Buckshot in M3/S3... lots of variables for any given tire, I have tried every tread pattern at Thornhill and Waspers (soft) were consistently the fastest James tire for me at Thornhill.... I think Mike's track is fairly similar based on feedback I have heard from drivers who run regularly at both tracks.
exxccceeepppttt they dont make Waspers for Truggy

Good to know for Mikes and eBuggy though!
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Gluing up some SS Pentangles tonight

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Originally Posted by VPProUSA View Post
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.
anyway to get this information added to a wiki?

So right now buddy mentioned tires like a clay positron works at a track we are looking to race at. Since I like James racing tires thinking of tryin gome, what compound and what tire could match that the best?
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I just did a super quick wiki post on the 2 probably most important topics on this thread, compound and what tires are compared to what in other brands.

If its not allowed, feel free to delete, just trying to help us all out

I'll add more to it if it's allowed and as soon as I get some more free time.
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Originally Posted by billdelong View Post
At Thornhill, I have had really good luck with James Waspers in Soft compound when temps are in the 70s to 80s, depending on track conditions Waspers have ran faster than ProLine Blockade/Buckshot in M3/S3... lots of variables for any given tire, I have tried every tread pattern at Thornhill and Waspers (soft) were consistently the fastest James tire for me at Thornhill.... I think Mike's track is fairly similar based on feedback I have heard from drivers who run regularly at both tracks.
Bill how were the defenders at Thornhill? The Wasper looks good.
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Originally Posted by billdelong View Post
At Thornhill, I have had really good luck with James Waspers in Soft compound when temps are in the 70s to 80s, depending on track conditions Waspers have ran faster than ProLine Blockade/Buckshot in M3/S3... lots of variables for any given tire, I have tried every tread pattern at Thornhill and Waspers (soft) were consistently the fastest James tire for me at Thornhill.... I think Mike's track is fairly similar based on feedback I have heard from drivers who run regularly at both tracks.
Just wanted to chime in to say that the surface at Mike's and Thornhill is almost identical. I'll have to try those Waspers out.
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Bill how were the defenders at Thornhill? The Wasper looks good.
I only tried the Defenders 1 time, couldn't get them to hook up at Thornhill, Wasper is the best tire from James that I could find at Thornhill, when I have ran at RCHQ in San Antonio, the DotEvo worked best for me there.
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so any of ya'll run the Pentangles, Im assuming soft compound at Mikes/Thornhills since its almost identical.

I see now Im going to have to make the pilgrimage up to Mikes lol.
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so any of ya'll run the Pentangles, Im assuming soft compound at Mikes/Thornhills since its almost identical.

I see now Im going to have to make the pilgrimage up to Mikes lol.
For Truggy, yes the Pentagles in Soft worked VERY well for me at Thornhill, it's a harder compound than the buggy tires so they do better in the summer than most other brands of tires I ran.

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I got my new set of tires, Dot Evo SS Soft



Hopefully I can make it to the track this weekend and try them out. Clay track, low grip.
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