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Are people still running medium compound?

Old 07-27-2016, 05:36 PM
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I remember a few years ago I was told medium compound everywhere. I've see medium tires you can get a killer deal on here and on eBay. I just picked up x2 fugitives and lockdowns for a great price. Just wondering if I'm wasting my money and should I just stick with soft and super soft? If anything I can put them on the Eco and keep softies on the nitro. Just courious.
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Old 07-27-2016, 05:44 PM
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I use ss and soft. The softs are for the 30 min mains and that's it
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Depends on where you live and if it's outdoors, indoors, or covered. Here in Texas we well run mediums....cuz it's hot!!!
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I have run medium compound at 3 different tracks this summer.
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For warm weather x2 isn't bad especially with smaller-medium pin tires like the lock downs and fugitives. If nothing else they'll make a good practice set.
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Up in the Midwest and 1/8 outdoor buggy strictly. I totally understand temp is the main priciple but seems to me soft and SS is what everybody runs. Got my meds on and someone grabs a handful and "oh, you have any soft" when it's 80+ out.
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Other then that, would you run a med on ebuggy and soft on buggy or would you run the same compound all around.
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All I run is medium gridirons down here in south Louisiana. As hot as it is ss or s just go to shit to quickly
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I was wonder if people still run Soft compound
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I only run X2 or Med AKA's. In Texas soft gives out way too fast.
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i should feel lucky to have the temps and traction to where i got to run X1's this year.

For the most part when outdoors is Softs, Soft long wears. maybe go to X2 in the mains if it gets hot enough.
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I run JC Blue 80% of the time and Red the rest. Every time I put Green on my car, it feels like it's squirmy. I can only get away with Greens if the temps are under 70 degrees OR if it's very hot out and a storm blows through and the temp drops rapidly. For whatever reason that sudden drop off in temps, even if it's from 95 to 80, greens seem to feel better.

And for reference for those who don't know, Blue - soft, Green - Super Soft, Red - Medium
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Originally Posted by Bob Barry View Post
I run JC Blue 80% of the time and Red the rest. Every time I put Green on my car, it feels like it's squirmy. I can only get away with Greens if the temps are under 70 degrees OR if it's very hot out and a storm blows through and the temp drops rapidly. For whatever reason that sudden drop off in temps, even if it's from 95 to 80, greens seem to feel better.

And for reference for those who don't know, Blue - soft, Green - Super Soft, Red - Medium
I really like the blue and green JC compounds. The green compound seems to be just as soft and grippy as anything from AKA or PL but lasts a lot longer. I have a set of green truggy Hybrids that are still good after a 20 min main. If they were m4 Holeshots they would have been toast.
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I really like the blue and green JC compounds. The green compound seems to be just as soft and grippy as anything from AKA or PL but lasts a lot longer. I have a set of green truggy Hybrids that are still good after a 20 min main. If they were m4 Holeshots they would have been toast.
yeah they are definitely good. I'm just usually faster with Blues because of the way they feel on the track. I probably overdrive the Greens.
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Up here in Ontario, Canada at our track. Soft and SS get to hot and get greasy at times. So we go to Medium/JC Yellow. It depends on the dirt the track is built with.
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