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Old 01-08-2015, 08:53 AM
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New to offroad and need some help finding the best tires for this track. Most of the local guys at the track run Beta tires which I rather stay away from.
My options are AKA or Proline tires. For sure the track is dusty just not sure if its hard surface?
BTW I will be running XB7R eco and not a nitro buggy just hoping there will be more response here
What tire and insert would you recommend? Medium or soft compound?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNib...ature=youtu.be

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I would guess something like Proline Fugitives in a soft compound. If possible maybe a JConcepts Hybrid in soft as well. Just what I would start with.
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The video quality is amazing.

I would say Grid Iron or Cityblocks.
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I would 2nd the Gridirons and Cityblocks call. I would also add Crossbraces and Ibeams to the list. It looks to me that it's pretty hard packed with a dust or loam on the surface. Crossbraces work great in hard pack with a bit of dust on top. Normally use them right before the surface gets a good blue groove developed. But it does look like your surface there is pretty dry and prone to create ruts or break up the surface and develop holes and you might catch the lugs on the Crossbraces.

Only other suggestion is to see what the fast guys are running and compare the lug height and the pattern to what you have available. If you have practice time try whatever you got and pick the best feeling tire for you.
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I would second the ProLine Fugitive in soft as a good try. The track looks like it grooves up in some areas, but the front straight looks pretty rutted. If it doesn't break up and you have access to them, I would give the Blockade a try.
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Appreciate all the replies you all been really helpful

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Use aka evo i beam or city block
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there is very little dust kicking up... but it might be abrasive... gridiron or impact... maybe gridiron wont work for a long a-main...
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AKA Gridiron first choice and impact second, but possibly impact might be to edgy, city block 3rd choice.
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Proline Lockdown in X4/X3 depending on temp. If it gets cold enough you could even run M3/M4 but with the holes and abrasive surface I see, the X compound would wear longer and be less edgy. When the track really breaks up you can switch to Blockades. I wouldn't run Fugitives unless the surface is smoother with less dust. They get grabby on rough, chewed up surfaces and really don't work well if you ever stray off the groove into the dust. Lockdowns would be a better all around and multi-conditions tire for you.
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Proline lockdown x3 or blockade x3
AKA gridiron S or impact S

Just depends on which brand you want to run.
How abrasive is it? What is the temp outside there?
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Thanks guys! I'll see what tires I can get a hold of. Here in Taiwan not many options compared to th US. I run in the afternoon around 3pm temp is about 15-17c. Winter months are also a bit windy it's common you winds from 15-25km. If you stand by the track and buggy passes by you can see fair amount of dust about 3-4 feet high.
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I vote I beams soft and blockade m3
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