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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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Are they good?

Is the rubber durable?

Do pins come off on the first run?

Any success stories?
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Are they good?

Is the rubber durable?

Do pins come off on the first run?

Any success stories?
I will let you know. I just ordered some to try out. Might want to post this in the Dialed RC hobbies thread as well. Their team drivers will be running these as well as the VP Pro Tires..
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nm. I was thinking of a different brand.
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Y-Zip


Dot Evo


Square Craker


Super Cross


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Wasper


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Liking the tread patterns. Are the foams 2 stage? And can we get a compairison on the compounds. Like your soft is equal to PL M3 or AKA soft. X-tra soft is M4/ Super soft.

A couple of these look to be really good in betweeners of 2 different types, which is what I have been looking for.
Like the I-Block looks like a Enduro middle with I-Beam outers..... Super Cross is a Grid Iron center with I-beam outers.
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Originally Posted by Jerm13 View Post
Liking the tread patterns. Are the foams 2 stage? And can we get a compairison on the compounds. Like your soft is equal to PL M3 or AKA soft. X-tra soft is M4/ Super soft.

A couple of these look to be really good in betweeners of 2 different types, which is what I have been looking for.
Like the I-Block looks like a Enduro middle with I-Beam outers..... Super Cross is a Grid Iron center with I-beam outers.
I think the rubber is closer to Proline X and AKA Compounds. They are very long lasting tires.
Maybe:
Super Soft = AKA Super Soft/Proline X4
Soft = AKA Soft/Proline X3
Medium = AKA Medium/Proline X2
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Originally Posted by Jerm13 View Post
Liking the tread patterns. Are the foams 2 stage? And can we get a compairison on the compounds. Like your soft is equal to PL M3 or AKA soft. X-tra soft is M4/ Super soft.

A couple of these look to be really good in betweeners of 2 different types, which is what I have been looking for.
Like the I-Block looks like a Enduro middle with I-Beam outers..... Super Cross is a Grid Iron center with I-beam outers.
Yes they are 2 -stage inserts. Blue is soft, black is firm.
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I can Tell you i have Over a Hour of Run Time on a Set of Soft Dot Evos that are Just Starting to show a wear Mark on the pins. They are hands down the Longest Lasting Tire i have Ran. I have Ran The Super Cross also in 1 heat. Didn't even show signs of wear..
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I ran a set of soft I-Blocks in a 30 minute A-main at Sundancers Raceway and they were only 50% worn. The track is sealed and like sand paper. Most tires go bald after 15 minutes there.
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I just ordered a set of the Dot Evo's and can't wait to get them on the buggy.
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See lots of positive comments regarding tread wear but nothing about traction and overall feel. Post up some more details and try to relate them to tires the majority of us are used to if possible.
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First time using the Soft Dot Evo on the BR-6 2.0 Buggy. Used the same set for both qualifiers and 30 minute A-main. TQ'd both rounds and won the main by 6 laps. We let several people at the track drive the car and they all said they were the best tires they have ever felt - traction wise.

Track was hard packed, blue groove, super dusty and rutted.
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First race with Soft Super Cross. Missed TQ by 4 seconds due to 1 roll over but won the main event by 1 lap. Track was sealed, super blue groove, smooth, light dust. Lap times were all within .5 seconds because the tires were so easy to drive and consistent/predictable.
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First time using Soft I-Blocks. Won main event. Tires only half worn after 30 minutes. Tons of steering and traction.
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does anyone have experience with the 1/10 clay compounds?
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