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Old 04-30-2004, 04:25 AM   #46
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i think hpi died those, but im not sure
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Old 05-22-2004, 12:31 PM   #47
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Just got the GQ's delivered and that about rest the case for me! I have tried them all and GQ beats them hands down.

Good grip and low wear with no chunking

What more do you want! A choice of colour perhaps!

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Old 05-22-2004, 08:12 PM   #48
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Not just GQ tyres but all makes. All RC stuff in the UK is priced by taking the dollar retail price and making the same as pounds. I.E $200 = 200 UKP = $356!!!

Most tyres are sold in model shops at 14.99UKP = $26.68 a pair. Other items have the original US and Asian packaging on with a sticker over the $ price. I bought some engine mount crews that had a 2.50 UKP price tage stuck over a $1.99 printed price.

This is the reason i purchase ALL my stuff on the net even something that cost 50 pence!!
It's not just the UK...

I live 150km from the Serpent factory and it's actually cheaper for me to buy a kit in the US or Hong Kong than to buy it locally. That's including shipping, VAT and import tax....

Tyres luckily aren't so bad. I get a set of Enneti's (F+R) for 20 Euro or ~US$24. I've only used those and Ellegi and find theres not much difference in performance, but... Enneti wheels look better. And the price is better since a full set (F+R) of Ellegi costs 30 Euro ~US$36 here.
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Old 05-22-2004, 08:30 PM   #49
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I can tell you the wear on the GQ's is very low and they take a few laps to seat we noticed. I find I just need to seat them in morning practice a little especially if the track is low abrasion. I ran on a sprayed parking lot track last week which I consider high wear. The one thing I was able to do is start at 58 MM and run a 30 minute main with 2.5 MM left on the rear and the lateral grip stayed. with other tires I usually have to start at 61 or the tire will not make it. front and rear wear was much more even than in the past I also noticed.

PS I've concluded its impossible to break a GQ rim.
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Old 05-22-2004, 08:31 PM   #50
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gotta love the queen but you guys in the UK get jammed on taxes and tariffs. Geez 5 dollar a gallon gasoline
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Old 05-22-2004, 09:32 PM   #51
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Twister Tires are in the process of launching a spoke wheels. We

will offer a spoke and a dish wheel on all shore foams. Stay tuned

to www.twistertires.com for more info.
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gotta love the queen but you guys in the UK get jammed on taxes and tariffs. Geez 5 dollar a gallon gasoline
Yep and $60+ for a gallon of Runner Time fuel . Thats only 16% nitro content too. Wouldnt like to be paying for 25%.

Just glad we managed to cut deals for tires. Getting Fast Lap tires for just over $28 a set. They are amazing. They actually did what they said. One full lap more in a 5 min run. Wear rate is excellent too. On par with GQ and miles better than Elligi, Enneti ir Fast Tires.

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ARE THESE TIRES FOAM?DO THEY COME IN RUBBER?
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GQ Tires are foam only. No rubber tires available
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does the GQ tire come with the circle sticker to avoid chucking?
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no. have not chuncked one yet though...
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The GQ Tyres are very good. its a shame the orange wheels make you want to puke.
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The GQ Tyres are very good. its a shame the orange wheels make you want to puke.

Didn't they make them in black for awhile ? I wonder why they changed ? Orange is ok but doesn't look as good as black or the white with all paint scheme's. I have use the ellegi's that are pretty decent but the rims are a little weak.The yokomo's are awesome but way to damn exspensive.I am now running the monotuning and whoa dude they are awesome ! But I'm also going to try the twister's and GQ's. I like to be give a fair shot to all brands.
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Didn't they make them in black for awhile ? I wonder why they changed ? Orange is ok but doesn't look as good as black or the white with all paint scheme's. I have use the ellegi's that are pretty decent but the rims are a little weak.The yokomo's are awesome but way to damn exspensive.I am now running the monotuning and whoa dude they are awesome ! But I'm also going to try the twister's and GQ's. I like to be give a fair shot to all brands.
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what web sight do i have to go to order some(gq tires), and for the best price. thanks
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