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Old 04-21-2004, 12:32 PM   #196
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MONOTUNING, no kidding.



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No biggie.

It's easy, one of the company that is helping me out is, amongst a lot of other things, also selling tires. They are not a specific tire company, they got almost everything you could ever need for R/C racing (hint, hint, check my signature )

For your second question. I still do have a considerable amount of "the other brand" (GRP) and I ran back to back tests, which made me clearly tend towards the Mono tire.

Here is a little background. Last summer, I got my hands on a bunch of Speedmind tires. After the first race, I was totally sold on them. I used up what I had, but after that found them hard to get in th U.S., at least where I live.

A few people in my area also tried the Speedminds and also liked them a lot.

Now, there are very persistant rumors, that the rubber on the Mono tires is the same than the Speedmind's. I don't know if they really are, but I do know that they show the same great handling and consitency than the Speedminds.

Long story short, IMHO, the Mono tire is better than the GRP brand I ran before.
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Old 04-21-2004, 01:28 PM   #197
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We need to bring out new products ASAP(in about 2weeks), so you guys can talk about anything else but tires!!! Just Kidding

We appreciate your comments here and hopefully they are not negative toward our products.


Low pricing is not our strategy.
We believe that quality and performance is more important.
And we are trying our best to keep the pricing of our products competitive, so that racers don't have to buy from overseas.
We need to bring up the US economy!!!

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Old 04-21-2004, 01:33 PM   #198
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im going into nitro soon couple months these tires will be my first sets to use.
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i hope you do come into the touring sedan world!
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i hope you do come into the touring sedan world!
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Old 04-21-2004, 07:27 PM   #201
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Old 04-22-2004, 12:33 AM   #202
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Low pricing is not our strategy.
We believe that quality and performance is more important.
Let me just mention quickly my personal view of "quality and performance" in relation to tires.

It goes hand in hand with a pricing strategy.

I want the best possable performance for the smallest amount of money. Active tires are the tire of choice here on most tracks. I dont run them. They cost 30-35 dollars aussie a pair from the LHS. I can get GRP for 12-15 dollars aussie landed from HK. The GRP are NOT the best performing tire on the track, but the % gain by running Active is not worth it.
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Let me just mention quickly my personal view of "quality and performance" in relation to tires.

It goes hand in hand with a pricing strategy.

I want the best possable performance for the smallest amount of money. Active tires are the tire of choice here on most tracks. I dont run them. They cost 30-35 dollars aussie a pair from the LHS. I can get GRP for 12-15 dollars aussie landed from HK. The GRP are NOT the best performing tire on the track, but the % gain by running Active is not worth it.
i think mono tires definitely wory a try
i did a few runs with some mono 40s and found them to be really decent, as many mentioned they do perform similar to speedmind, but after factoring in shipping buying mono from the states is cheaper than buying GRP or speedmind from hk, both speedmind and mono last longer than GRP and chuck less tho

i'd have no idea about the pricing of GRP in north america, they cost more than twice the price in asia

Also i wounder if mono makes any drift tires, saw some drift tires in hk hobby shops with mono style rims
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Old 04-22-2004, 06:23 AM   #204
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No biggie.

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Long story short, IMHO, the Mono tire is better than the GRP brand I ran before.
Thanks stefan, I'm sure you know I wasn't really expecting an answer but appreciate the candor.

The last bit answers a lot of my questions. Now, have you compared them to ZAC's - on their new rims? I'd expect both to be in a similar class.
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Originally posted by monotuning
We need to bring out new products ASAP(in about 2weeks), so you guys can talk about anything else but tires!!! Just Kidding

We appreciate your comments here and hopefully they are not negative toward our products.


Low pricing is not our strategy.
We believe that quality and performance is more important.
And we are trying our best to keep the pricing of our products competitive, so that racers don't have to buy from overseas.
We need to bring up the US economy!!!

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No problem monotuning.
Just trying to separate the wheat from the chaff, so to speak.

And leave the US economy alone please. Most everyone else has and we need the Oz$ to hold it's position.
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Old 04-22-2004, 06:31 AM   #206
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Nope. The only place I found the ZAC/Kawahara tires, sells them for USD 23 a pair.

I got kids that want to go to college.
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Old 04-22-2004, 06:32 AM   #207
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Any idea when softer compounds like 30-35 are going to be out, if they are going to be? and/or where to buy them? thanks!
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Old 04-22-2004, 05:37 PM   #208
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Yes, they will be out soon. Meanwhile, you can give our 37shore a try!

Contact Ron @KinetixRC

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I actually picked up some 37 fronta nd 40 and 42 rears.

I havent really sorted out the ft ntc3 yet, and it pushes like crazy, been trying some wierd set ups (same shock package front and rear with a rear sway bar, lol) someone suggested softer front tires than the rear (my rear's are also wearing faster by alot with nitro shoe's 40's all around). Its not very high traction, so I wanted to try some softer tires too.
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Old 04-22-2004, 07:21 PM   #210
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stormperson:

Actually, we've done some testing with our tires on many cars and one of them was FT NTC3. We used same compound (42,40,37)front/rear with a protoform Mazda6 body.
It had very neutral handling, very responsive but stable.
We suggest using the Alfa body if you want more steering.

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