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Old 05-24-2009, 10:39 AM   #1
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i have a set of stock foams for my Hpi R40 Hara edition, i have the picco red dot, and it seems to only handle really well on foam tires, my rubbers dont seem to handle to well... but i am unsure of what Shore to get for the foam tires... any ideas on what is best for Florida asphalt?? i want to go with Jaco foams as i have heard they are really good, but just dont know what sore to run and whats the differnce in the shores?

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Slick tracks you would want something like 37's all around or 37 front 40 rears. Most of the FL tracks have pretty good grip so you might need to go a bit harder. Something like 40 or 42 all around or 40 front 42 rear or even 42 front 45 rear.
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Oh, higher number equals harder tire. Lower number equals softer tire. The softer the tire, the more grip but also wears quicker. If you go too soft the car will feel too twitchy and may even traction roll.
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The HPI R40 was designed to use Foam tires the stock setup was for Foams not rubber.

You can run rubber but it well mean modifying your cars setup.
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Old 05-24-2009, 06:26 PM   #5
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yea i ran some slicks today and man it ate them up ...lol... its all good, it gave me a crash course in sus. tuning, so im gonna be buying allot of foams from kamikaze rc since they are pretty cheap there.. but grip is much better with the foams anyway ...

ive heard good things about jaco, are there better brands for 1/10th?
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Try Twister Tires USA, they are located in Florida, the price and customer service is second to none. The foams are really good.

Give them a call or go to the website.
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yea i ran some slicks today and man it ate them up ...lol... its all good, it gave me a crash course in sus. tuning, so im gonna be buying allot of foams from kamikaze rc since they are pretty cheap there.. but grip is much better with the foams anyway ...

ive heard good things about jaco, are there better brands for 1/10th?
Word to the wise....Do not buy more tires than you will use in a months time. Foams do have a shelf life (especially softer shore tires)

If you have to buy alot at once, to get a good deal, then keep tires sealed until you are ready to use them. If the girlfriend/wife doesn't mind, keep them in ziplock bags in the 'fridge. That way they won't dry out. Keep away from direct sunlight and heat.

Most serious racers already know this, but I thought I throw this out there for the parking lot racer to mild club racer.
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