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Old 09-13-2009, 08:55 AM   #1
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Hi, does anybody know were to get GQ tires. I live in Canada but we are not having much luck from any were in North America. If anybody know's of anyplace that would ship to Canada that info would greatly be appreciated.

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We have tried them with out much luck.
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I ran the GQ tires in Vegas at the silverbowl, and loved them.
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teammarketingamerica.com sells them thay are out of apache junction ,arizona you might have to call them cause their web site is weird their phone # is 480-983-4016
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teammarketingamerica.com sells them thay are out of apache junction ,arizona you might have to call them cause their web site is weird their phone # is 480-983-4016
TMA is no longer a GQ distributor. They may have some left but not for long.
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Old 09-15-2009, 05:23 AM   #7
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Hi, does anybody know were to get GQ tires. I live in Canada but we are not having much luck from any were in North America. If anybody know's of anyplace that would ship to Canada that info would greatly be appreciated.

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Try raceday hobbies. i order from them.

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i always wanted to know how does it compare to other brands, such as matrix and speedmind? all this while i never bother about tires and rims, but they do have pros&cons when i tried shift from speedmind to matrix.

for our track,we normally use 40-42 all round, slightly loose traction and its medium size.
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Raceday Hobbies is Team marketing america. The GQ tires have alot more grip, you can run a 45 shore tire in the back where you would only run a 42 of other brands. And still have plenty of grip.
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i always wanted to know how does it compare to other brands, such as matrix and speedmind? all this while i never bother about tires and rims, but they do have pros&cons when i tried shift from speedmind to matrix.

for our track,we normally use 40-42 all round, slightly loose traction and its medium size.
GQ is a little softer than Matrix, they compare well to Jaco. I think TMA has a couple left you may be in luck give him a call and ask the worst he can say is he's out .

I've run a bunch of different compounds/manufacturers this summer, Matrix, Twister, GRP, Kyosho, Jaco, GQ, RB, and Xceed. I've found that Kyosho's are the best out of that list for the tracks I've visited but they are hard to come by. Xceeds aren't far behind i suspect it's the same Japanese rubber. Matrix come next w/ Jaco close behind and GQ close behind that. I really like the stiffness of the GQ rims. Twister's have been good but some of the rims have been iffy for me, the newest order i have are pretty good so we'll see how they fair.

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thanks for all the opinions i guess i better give it a try since GQ tires are cheaper
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Those who are using GQ tyres, what shore do you normally use for front and rear in 1/10th and 1/8th? I run same shore 37 for 1/10 and 35 for 1/8th but I feel like my car understeer a lot with GQ compare to other Italian made foam. I also notice its front foam is a bit hard compare to the other brand.
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What compounds you run will vary greatly due to factors such as grip level, weather (heat), wear rate/length of main, etc. The last time I ran, the track was fairly low grip, I ran 35 Fronts and 37 Rears. These drove pretty much exactly the same as the Jaco 35/38 I ran earlier in the day. This is with 1/10.
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i love the GQ tires, and the new rim design is even stronger and the grip the foam gives is one of the best. I rate the GQ's up there with the kawaharras. This is all i use, Kawaharra for a slippery to medium grip tracks and GQ's for high grip tracks.

nothing beats these two tires.

the higher stiffness of the GQ rims are great for high speed high grip tracks where you need a stable level of grip without overbitting on the front, yet they still steer in very close to the kawaharras
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