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fastharry™ 04-06-2007 07:18 AM

how about this?.....buy the tires from a reputable MFG and a distributor that has fresh.......


throw them on the car and drive...but before you do,you better check and make sure all four of your shock springs are equal length,pressure,and rebound.......and throw those shocks on a losi shock tool after hand filling and bleeding,cause I guarantee you,the tires are the least of your worries...

cdelong 04-06-2007 07:38 AM


Originally Posted by fastharry
how about this?.....buy the tires from a reputable MFG and a distributor that has fresh.......


throw them on the car and drive...but before you do,you better check and make sure all four of your shock springs are equal length,pressure,and rebound.......and throw those shocks on a losi shock tool after hand filling and bleeding,cause I guarantee you,the tires are the least of your worries...

i was going to bring the shock thing up a while ago.........

i figured that would blow too many minds out of the water. it's a good point though. after running a few heats without rebuilding your shocks they have about zero rebound. I go two to three heats before rebuilidng them, but shock maintenance is another topic ;)

Artificial-I 04-06-2007 09:22 AM


Originally Posted by fastharry
how about this?.....buy the tires from a reputable MFG and a distributor that has fresh.......


throw them on the car and drive...but before you do,you better check and make sure all four of your shock springs are equal length,pressure,and rebound.......and throw those shocks on a losi shock tool after hand filling and bleeding,cause I guarantee you,the tires are the least of your worries...

LOL , yeah thats for sure. I just use the tire shore gauge to just give me an idea what kinda tire set im placing on my car. Granted If I put those jacos on my car. I would have gone out and probably handled pretty badly.

The other good thing is unnamed and unboxed tires can now be used again. But yeah I make sure my cars are pretty fresh. I dont replace my shock oil much though. Perhaps will start doing that more often. I use a digital caliper on the shocks normally and on all the linkages / pillow balls to make sure the car is pretty equal all around.

fastharry™ 04-06-2007 10:46 AM

[QUOTE=Artificial-I]LOL , yeah thats for sure. I just use the tire shore gauge to just give me an idea what kinda tire set im placing on my car. Granted If I put those jacos on my car. I would have gone out and probably handled pretty badly.

The other good thing is unnamed and unboxed tires can now be used again. But yeah I make sure my cars are pretty fresh. I dont replace my shock oil much though. Perhaps will start doing that more often. I use a digital caliper on the shocks normally and on all the linkages / pillow balls to make sure the car is pretty equal all around.[/QUOTE]


this is what you need for equal shocks.....

http://www.horizonhobby.com/ProdInfo...A99170-250.jpg

fraz 04-06-2007 04:59 PM

A lot of people think that one reading gives you accuracy and they give up because their readingas are all over the map. I mentioned it earlier and this is directly from from PTC's FAQ at http://www.ptc1.com/durometers_info.htm

"How do I use a durometer ?

In use, a durometer is pushed against the sample and the hardness is read from the dial. It is a good practice to take several readings and average the results."

Personally, I take a bunch of readings in different locations on the tire and keep a running tally of the average.

Another thing touched on here is a term I coined years ago I call "bounce". Basically when you true your tires tighter to the rim they have less bounce and therefore, a durometer reading is going to be higher [read:off] and you have to figure this in. There is not a good concrete way to do this and much like taking durometer readings without a stand... it's all feel.

The _only_ way to get dead nuts measurements with a durometer is on a stand, on the same diameter foam from the wheel, and nowhere near a glue seam. Unfortunately, we do none of that. HAHAHA

Team Kamikaze 05-09-2007 10:05 AM


Originally Posted by fastharry
says out of stock

Got it in stock here http://kamikazercracing.com/proddeta...axmoddurometer


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