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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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Originally Posted by VPProUSA View Post
Dot Evo. It works wet or dry. The Wasper and all other patterns work once it grooves up.
Dot Evo compares to Proline Hole Shots and is super versatile.
Great thank you so much. I really like the tires.
Will order a set of Waspers to have in hand.
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I found this chart on the James Racing Europe website, translated by Google:
James Racing Tire Chart

The chart is missing: Defender, Revenge, Square Cracker, Super Cross (in second chart)




For reference, a link to Facebook with this chart was posted by someone earlier in this thread:


Maybe someone with extensive experience with these tires could update the chart and sticky?

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After some time not using the Y-Zip tire, I went back to it this past weekend. Supersoft Y-Zip on a hard-packed, cool, and slightly damp track was just outstanding.
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Do the James wheels still come pre-drilled??
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Originally Posted by petersen114 View Post
Do the James wheels still come pre-drilled??
The rubber tires have a hole but not the wheels.
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Originally Posted by VPProUSA View Post
The rubber tires have a hole but not the wheels.
So the wheels have no vent holes, but the tires do have vent holes? Does this apply to the pre-glued option??
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Looking forward to ordering some Waspers soon. I haven't bought a new set of tires in years haha.
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Originally Posted by petersen114 View Post
So the wheels have no vent holes, but the tires do have vent holes? Does this apply to the pre-glued option??
Correct. That is for pre-glued only. Unglued tires do not have holes.
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Originally Posted by VPProUSA View Post
Correct. That is for pre-glued only. Unglued tires do not have holes.
Thanks. Will order a set.
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Crap!!!! Not in stock.
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Crap!!!! Not in stock.
A shipment is coming late next week
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What compound/tire would be best for high grip clay?
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What compound/tire would be best for high grip clay?
Soft Wasper usually.
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