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Old 06-12-2007, 01:20 AM   #1
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How to choose type of foam tires?

should I get hard or soft tires, and what would be the best one for the rear and front to play in dirty asphalt?
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Old 06-12-2007, 03:29 AM   #2
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softer will give you more grip on the dirty surface. go harder on the front tire.
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Since rear tires tend to wear faster I would go with a harder tire in the rear. Try something like 40 front, and 42 rear.
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I run on a dirty parking lot. I use either 38 front and rear or 38 front and 40 rear depending on temperature.
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Old 06-13-2007, 01:10 AM   #5
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softer will give you more grip on the dirty surface. go harder on the front tire.
I realized that many tires have different color code. what would be the softest one ?
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Old 06-13-2007, 03:26 AM   #6
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Color coding (green, aqua, silver, orange, etc...) for foams denotes electric foams and the main problem is all manufacturers don't use the same scales and colors to denote the firmness of the foam, much better to use the shore ratings because are common and is easier to compare between manufacturers then.

If you're thinking on driving in dirty asphalt, you could go much better with rubber tyres rather than foams, foams and dust don't play very well between them.
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Sometimes rubber tyre works well in dirty asphalt. The only problem with rubber is hot weather. Once the rubber get too hot and it won't be able to hold the car expecially current nitro car in the market.
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