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Old 04-12-2004, 07:24 PM   #16
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Foams for sure! Try some of the G.Q Tires, they are flying off the shelves like crazy!
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I ran at the last Castle Park race. I ran 19t and stock. Nitro is something I've always wanted to try and I'd like to get the car close before I show up. Thanks for the tips all.
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Have any of you guys tryed these? http://www.medialpro.com/english/pro...us/10piste.htm
I'm running on sealed blacktop.
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Have any of you guys tryed these? http://www.medialpro.com/english/pro...us/10piste.htm
I'm running on sealed blacktop.
i use those before they worked pretty good
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Have any of you guys tryed these? http://www.medialpro.com/english/pro...us/10piste.htm
I'm running on sealed blacktop.
they work real good when it is damp or wet out.
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I usually start with 40 shore all around, seem to hold up well and last longer
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Try 35 shore when its cool (65 degrees or less), 37 shore when its a little warmer (65 degrees - 80 degrees) and (40 shore for 80 degrees to 95 degrees) - lastly, if, it's extremely hot or the track has a ton of traction, try 42 shore. You should be able to use 26mm front and 30mm rear without a problem. Nitro cars are designed to use those widths. Give either Ellegi or Power Tyres foams (basically the same tire made by GP) a try. Also, give, my current and Stateside nitro tire favorite, Twistertires a shot. They're really good! Good Luck.
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Traction is never really that high we have to spray soda on the run line if it doesnt rain in between races it gets better. How do rubber tires compare to foam? On this type of surface. The only spec at the track I race at you need to have a .12 size engine and thats pretty loose also. I'm trying to get away from foam tires because I dont have a tire lathe. One of the guys has one but I hate asking all the time.
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Traction is never really that high we have to spray soda on the run line if it doesnt rain in between races it gets better. How do rubber tires compare to foam? On this type of surface. The only spec at the track I race at you need to have a .12 size engine and thats pretty loose also. I'm trying to get away from foam tires because I dont have a tire lathe. One of the guys has one but I hate asking all the time.
you usually will run a different set up on your car between using foam and rubber tires.
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I guess what I'm asking is can a car with rubber tires be tuned to be as fast as one with foams?
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I guess what I'm asking is can a car with rubber tires be tuned to be as fast as one with foams?
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Takeoff premounted CS-27's work well in parking lot races but don't last very long.
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Oh! rubbers again

Yes rubber can be made to go as fast as foam, but only over a 5 minute run, and the tyres will be close to canvass after 5 minutes.
The tyres I used were Sorex 24 with Echo 4430S inserts and ING wheels, but this set up was on an FW05 with loose diffs and a Touring MG ZS shell. Cannot say if it will work with other cars.
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Where I race at the Experts can run foams everyone else runs rubbers,The problems i have had in the past with rubber tires is when you try to run a soft compound your tires will work for about 4 to 5 minutes and they(your traction)goes away,when it's cold I run 30's or 27's but most of the time it's 32's or 36's,with that said..Foams just give you alot more traction for most conditions..remember that you still need to use the right compound for the conditions and track your running on.
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