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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 12-05-2014, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Dizzyka View Post
does anyone have experience with the 1/10 clay compounds?
I have not tested the 1/10 tires yet. But they feel pretty good. They are a soft clay rubber. According to James, they are a mix of Natural and Synthetic rubber, so they are soft and have traction but still have long wear like a pure clay rubber. They are also very thick and have lots of webbing to prevent ballooning.
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It's not just the rubber that makes them good, the ultra light 2-stage foam inserts and ultra light weight wheels make a set of tires an average of 32g lighter then other brands. Less rotating mass is the key to acceleration, cooler engine temps, longer fuel mileage, and better handling. They don't even need to be balanced because they are so light.
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8 grams changes the need to balance tires?
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Originally Posted by madweazl View Post
8 grams changes the need to balance tires?
That and the rims and tires and inserts are very true.
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I knew I should have got the James wheels.
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What is the advantage(s) of the two-stage insert?

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What is the advantage(s) of the two-stage insert?

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The stiff inside of the foam will help the tire keep its proper shape but the soft outside will provide better traction.
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Correct. But also these foams are not made of the same material as normal closed cell inserts. They are a super light foam material. We ran a set of super soft tires until they went bald and then cut them open. The foam was a little softer but still intact and in the same shape as new, same condition as an AKA or VP-Pro insert is after 40+ minutes of running.
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One thing I do recommend is taping off the holes in the rims. I punch 2 holes in the rubber. That keep dirt and water out of the foams.
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One thing I do recommend is taping off the holes in the rims. I punch 2 holes in the rubber. That keep dirt and water out of the foams.
Punching holes in the tires vice wheels keeps dirt and water off the foam?
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Yes any dirt/dust/water that gets in the wheel will get pushed into the tire if there is holes in the rim from centrifugal force. While the holes in the tires allows any dirt and water to get spun out as the tire spins.

Years ago when Proline had holes in their wheels, I ran a set of crimefighters all day on a sandy track. At the end of the day when I took the wheels off, they each weighed about a pound because they were full of sand and the molded foams were hard as a rock.
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Can't wait to get my hands on a couple of sets to try out
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James Racing Super Soft Dot Evos takes TQ and First in 1/8th scale Sportsman Buggy, 1st in Sportsman E-buggy, 2nd in Pro Buggy, and 2nd in Pro E-Buggy in Florida last weekend!
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I ran my first race last weekend with the James Tires Dot Evo's in supersoft compound. They were dialed. I ran practice, 3 quals and a 20 minute main with the same set. Hardly any wear and they handled great on my MBX7R buggy. give them a try, they are very good tires and the rubber feels great.
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Originally Posted by joey91473 View Post
I ran my first race last weekend with the James Tires Dot Evo's in supersoft compound. They were dialed. I ran practice, 3 quals and a 20 minute main with the same set. Hardly any wear and they handled great on my MBX7R buggy. give them a try, they are very good tires and the rubber feels great.
I ran a set of super softs last weekend in two different race's ran one heat and a 30min main at one track and 2 heats and another 30 min main at another track and they where not slicks yet but pretty Close id say i got my moneys worth out of the super softs i have a set of Soft Dot Evo's that i have over 2 hours of run time on no issues!
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