R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-08-2003, 07:51 PM   #1
Tech Fanatic
 
alucard13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 946
Default foam tires

Hey guys, i'm just trying to see what kind of foams you are running...ie 26mm/40 sh in front, 30mm/40 sh in back, etc. I'm trying to get a hold of what the most popular is. I am currently racing on tracks that have pavement or asphalt (parking lots actually) and they usually spray it with sugar water. (soda and water really).

i have been looking at the jaco nitro shoes. what do they mean by a 2 offset? I am running an NTC3. Do i need whatever that is?
alucard13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2003, 10:42 PM   #2
Tech Master
 
theRED5's Avatar
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: near Athens,GA
Posts: 1,022
Default

Nitro shoes have very brittle rims/wheels...I don't use em. I use any of the GRP tires from Italy...ie Mugen Fast, Elligi's, Arrow's, Action's, I'm sure there's more.

The degree number is offset to the wheels... like whether the mounting point is dead center width-wise or offset towards the inside. (so the centerline is towards the sidewall or inside edge of the wheel)
__________________
I [I]AM [/I]the Driver !

Murnan Modified Motors

Mugen MRx4

Rocket Science Fuels

Auto Racing, Mountain climbing, and Bull fighting are the only true sports, all the rest are just games.
theRED5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2003, 10:43 PM   #3
Tech Master
 
theRED5's Avatar
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: near Athens,GA
Posts: 1,022
Default

I also can't reccomend the yellow spoked Elligi's....they break too easily, too.
__________________
I [I]AM [/I]the Driver !

Murnan Modified Motors

Mugen MRx4

Rocket Science Fuels

Auto Racing, Mountain climbing, and Bull fighting are the only true sports, all the rest are just games.
theRED5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2003, 10:06 AM   #4
Tech Master
 
eddiethefish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Montebello, California
Posts: 1,658
Send a message via ICQ to eddiethefish
Default Re: foam tires

Quote:
Originally posted by alucard13
Hey guys, i'm just trying to see what kind of foams you are running...ie 26mm/40 sh in front, 30mm/40 sh in back, etc. I'm trying to get a hold of what the most popular is. I am currently racing on tracks that have pavement or asphalt (parking lots actually) and they usually spray it with sugar water. (soda and water really).

i have been looking at the jaco nitro shoes. what do they mean by a 2 offset? I am running an NTC3. Do i need whatever that is?
I run 40 all around of Kawahara foam tires. In the next month, I'll be trying out the hand-made foam tires from a local shop in Japan. Their foam tires have won in many JMRCA.
eddiethefish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2003, 01:19 PM   #5
Tech Elite
 
Corse-R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Madrid (Spain)
Posts: 2,121
Default Re: Re: foam tires

Quote:
Originally posted by eddiethefish
I run 40 all around of Kawahara foam tires. In the next month, I'll be trying out the hand-made foam tires from a local shop in Japan. Their foam tires have won in many JMRCA.
Which? SPEED?
__________________
Cheers,
Corse-R
---
[quote=MugenDrew;2684554]BATTERIES are for FLASH LIGHTS, gasoline is for cleanin parts, alcohol is for me to drink and well NITRO...everybody know thats for racing.[/quote] :D:D:D
Corse-R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2003, 01:26 PM   #6
Tech Master
 
Ah10's Avatar
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Pasadena/Southern California
Posts: 1,370
Send a message via ICQ to Ah10 Send a message via AIM to Ah10 Send a message via Yahoo to Ah10
Default Re: foam tires

Quote:
Originally posted by alucard13
Hey guys, i'm just trying to see what kind of foams you are running...ie 26mm/40 sh in front, 30mm/40 sh in back, etc. I'm trying to get a hold of what the most popular is. I am currently racing on tracks that have pavement or asphalt (parking lots actually) and they usually spray it with sugar water. (soda and water really).

i have been looking at the jaco nitro shoes. what do they mean by a 2 offset? I am running an NTC3. Do i need whatever that is?
I am using Mugen Fast tires, 26mm front and 30mm rear.

Normally I run 42shore front and 40 rear, but sometimes if I want more steering I would use 40 front too! but most of the time 42/40 will work really good
Ah10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2003, 01:32 PM   #7
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 530
Default

For the most part I run 30mm 40shore SpeedMind's in the rear and 26/40 SpeedMind in the front. If my car is pushing I will run X50 High bites upfront.
BallPy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2003, 01:53 PM   #8
Company Representative
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 1,686
Trader Rating: 15 (100%+)
Default

Hi.

the =2 offset is for cars that require it the Nitro TC3 uses our 0 degree rear wheels, fronts are universal.


someone mentioned our wheels are brittle, just to clear this up. our wheel is designed to be stiff but not brittle. we use a lot of Nylon in the wheel. Im not saying that our wheel is unbreakable, but under normal racing conditions it will hold up just fine

I think a fair comment would be any wheel can and will break from time to time under racing conditions.



Korgae
jACO
__________________
WCICS- Competition Director
Korgae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2003, 02:04 PM   #9
Tech Fanatic
 
alucard13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 946
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Korgae
Hi.

the =2 offset is for cars that require it the Nitro TC3 uses our 0 degree rear wheels, fronts are universal.

Korgae
jACO
DOH! i ordered the 2 offset for my NTC3. i guess i need to call before it shipped and get the 0 degree?
alucard13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2003, 02:06 PM   #10
Tech Regular
 
antoniop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Posts: 371
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by theRED5
I also can't reccomend the yellow spoked Elligi's....they break too easily, too.
It never happened to me. It's the same rim that UFRA uses and I was never able to break those wheels. They may warp on a serious impact, but break it's another matter.

Taking this into account I have to agree with Korgae. Any wheel will break if you hit it real hard. Some more than others but you talk about two of the most resistent I know...

Just my 2 cents.
antoniop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2003, 02:07 PM   #11
Moderator
 
StephenSobottka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 3,267
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to StephenSobottka
Default

Well said korgae. I have raced TRC and jaco tires, i have broken both types of rims at one time. it just happens.
__________________
~~Stephen Sobottka~~
SMC Racing
StephenSobottka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2003, 03:20 PM   #12
Tech Master
 
theRED5's Avatar
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: near Athens,GA
Posts: 1,022
Default

I have NEVER broken a solid dish wheel from GRP.

I took a set of JACO's out of the box put them on the car, tapped a pipe with my MTX3(that has those front carriers that pop off if you look at them hard) and broke the Nitro Shoe wheel. I race every week, and won't spend any of my hard earned $ on Jaco Nitro Shoes, just MY opinion.
__________________
I [I]AM [/I]the Driver !

Murnan Modified Motors

Mugen MRx4

Rocket Science Fuels

Auto Racing, Mountain climbing, and Bull fighting are the only true sports, all the rest are just games.
theRED5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2003, 06:51 AM   #13
Tech Master
 
RokleM's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 1,484
Trader Rating: 33 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by theRED5
I have NEVER broken a solid dish wheel from GRP.

I took a set of JACO's out of the box put them on the car, tapped a pipe with my MTX3(that has those front carriers that pop off if you look at them hard) and broke the Nitro Shoe wheel. I race every week, and won't spend any of my hard earned $ on Jaco Nitro Shoes, just MY opinion.
I'm the same way. I've never put any more than a minuscule crack in a TRC, ProLine, or any dish (and the small crack was way back at the beginning of last summer's season when I was learning to drive on-road).

However a month or so ago, I put a fresh pair of nitro shoes on front and rear. After about two clean runs I took my car off the track to find fractures around the entire center hubs on both front rims. I had not slammed into any walls, and barely even brushed up against any of the small pipes. I applied a coat of CA glue around both front wheels where the cracks were starting. Within 6 runs, the hex tore out right on the middle of the sweeper (didn't hit a wall, just tore right out). And this is just with a mild CV-R in a NTC3, not some monsterous .21.

Most of the guys I've seen run Nitro Shoes at the track have a nearly identical story.

I have had NO problems with any other rim/dish, and will definitely be keeping away from the Nitro Shoes.

-RokleM
RokleM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2003, 10:25 AM   #14
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Bulgaria
Posts: 91
Default

Hi,
In weekend there is going to be a local race. My LHS doesn't have any foams at the moment. My problem is that i'm seriously lacking rear traction and want to know if I spray my tires with WD40 will realy make them softer. Aan answer will be appreciated.
Speed De is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2003, 05:27 PM   #15
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Charleston WV
Posts: 939
Send a message via AIM to bbntc3
Default

I have had very good luck out of the CRC Track Magnets. Anyone else use them?
I get very good traction and good tire life.
My LHS sells them for $11 to $12 a set, also good!
bbntc3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
foam fk05 chasis and foam tires. Branden Moody R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 34 10-09-2007 12:20 AM
What type of foam material are foam tires made from? pirate Electric On-Road 2 04-20-2007 09:40 PM
Foam Tires, Parma, TRC, JACO, Tire truer, Rubbers tires and much much more! Team Speedy R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 43 12-15-2006 10:38 AM
Foam Tires Jye Rookie Zone 1 04-17-2005 05:47 AM
Jaco Foam Tires & Fast Tires Foam, Brand new. MugenMTX3Kid R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 11 01-03-2004 01:53 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 03:00 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net