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Old 06-25-2003, 07:37 PM   #1
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I have a Ntc3 team version. I need new tires bad. I wasn't impressed with the prolines that came on it. If i can remember right, the treads on a real on road car are just for driving in the rain as a deflector. Since i don't drive my car in ther rain, should i just get a pair of slicks. You don't see a top fuel dragster with treads on their tires. Who makes a good slick? How much are they? I am also driving on a freshly paved road. I know there are many compounds and i don't know which one to use.


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I have a Ntc3 team version. I need new tires bad. I wasn't impressed with the prolines that came on it. If i can remember right, the treads on a real on road car are just for driving in the rain as a deflector. Since i don't drive my car in ther rain, should i just get a pair of slicks. You don't see a top fuel dragster with treads on their tires. Who makes a good slick? How much are they? I am also driving on a freshly paved road. I know there are many compounds and i don't know which one to use.


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Why don't you try the foam tires. Save time and money, no?
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Well,
My r/c dealer says they won't grip to the pavement unless i spray grape soda all over the street, and i don't think my neighbors would approve. Will the foams grip on regular pavement.

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foams will grip better than rubber tires
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I would reccommend a set of team Sorex tires ( these tires are slicks ). Try the 36R compound with red or green hpi inserts for your NTC3. If your LHS doesn't have them, then try a set of slicks from HPI and get them in 24mm. Make sure that the durometer reading is above 28R ( They're usually on the HPI header card ). Im not sure the foams will not work unless the surface your driving on is cleaned and treated with a traction compound ( soda, VHT, etc...). Hope this helps.

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foams will grip better than rubber tires
Very true, but in order for foams to work, the surface has to be treated. I think if you were to use foams on untreated pavement, then I would suggest getting a set of soft foams ( 30-35 shore ).
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These may be a stupid question...But can you use TIRE WARMERS on foam tires and are tire warmers worth buying...
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Can you use TIRE WARMERS on foam tires and are they a good investment if I want to race?
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Sorry I sent that twice, my net cut off and I thought that it didnīt send
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These may be a stupid question...But can you use TIRE WARMERS on foam tires and are tire warmers worth buying...
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I heard you don't need it, so save up your money to buy something else.
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