R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-22-2004, 02:25 AM   #1
Tech Master
 
ziggy12345's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: West Midlands, UK
Posts: 1,596
Default Foam Tyres (All Makes)

Hi

I thought I would post a thread where we could discuss the pro's and cons of all the different brands of tyres. There are discussions on different brands in the Mono Tuning Tyres thread but as mentioned this thread is for the promotion of that brand and not the comparison of different brands

After all a discussion forum should be used for discussions and what I want to know is what brand of tyres are people using and why? Saying that one is better than the other is just a personnal opinion but when 1000 people all say the same thing we can accept that this is, generaly, the case.

So I'll start the ball rolling.....

I have used Ellegi Technics, Jaco Nitro Shoes and Sato Seiki. Of these three I see the best performace from Sato Seiki. I will be trying Speedmaind and GQ (hard to get!) to see if these are any better.

Sato Seiki didnt chunk as much as the others. I see in other threads that there are mainly 2 different rubber compounds being used in tyres. Which brands use which??

Cheers
ziggy12345 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2004, 09:25 AM   #2
Tech Regular
 
orangbaligila's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bali, Indonesia
Posts: 368
Send a message via Yahoo to orangbaligila
Default

hi Z ,... got some Gq already?!
__________________
HPI Racing Bali
Team HB Bali
orangbaligila is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2004, 09:28 AM   #3
Tech Master
 
ziggy12345's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: West Midlands, UK
Posts: 1,596
Default

I have a set to try out against Speedmind. I think they are the same rubber.
ziggy12345 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2004, 08:54 PM   #4
Tech Prophet
 
InitialD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: MORDOR
Posts: 19,679
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by ziggy12345
I have a set to try out against Speedmind. I think they are the same rubber.
GQ rubber is different in my opinion. Speedmind rubber is the same as Sato Seiki / Mono Tuning.

Say anybody tried Yokomo foam tires before? I hear that they are one of the best wearing / grip tires around but expensive. Perhaps they are the same as the Zac / Kawahara Japanese foam?



They come with 35, 38 41 and 45 shore front (26 mm) and rear (30 mm).
InitialD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2004, 09:05 PM   #5
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 826
Default

I have tried GRP tires with very good result but since a year a go i`m using Enneti with very good result. This is not a GRP brand, is a new factory with new owner since a couple of years. In touring car the last series with harder rims are very good. They have like a skin in the sidewall to prevent any chunk when you hit. The perfirmance is similar to any GRP tire with a little bit more steering. From my point of view and my driving style is the way to go. In 1/8 they are excellent. Top team drivers from many manufacturers are using this tires. For example, this are the tires that the Mugen France Team (JP Racing Team) is using
Paolo M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2004, 09:22 PM   #6
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: TEXAS. USA
Posts: 1,219
Trader Rating: 2 (75%+)
Default

Many racers in my area are starting to use those Sato Seiki / Mono Tuning tires and are very pleased with the results on them. They have been using GRP tires before and seem that the Sato are having less wear and very good grip. I think what people are looking for out of a good tire is wear, grip and PRICE!! Some may also say durability might be a good reason for purchasing good tires so it all depends on what you are looking for.


I personally look for wear/grip and PRICE!
PUNISHER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2004, 09:45 PM   #7
Tech Prophet
 
InitialD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: MORDOR
Posts: 19,679
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Paolo M
They have like a skin in the sidewall to prevent any chunk when you hit.
Paolo, I think that skin is the glue that some manufacturers put at the side wall.
InitialD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2004, 10:01 PM   #8
Tech Champion
 
jfc_tech's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: www.JonehRC.com
Posts: 7,000
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Send a message via Yahoo to jfc_tech
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by InitialD
...
Say anybody tried Yokomo foam tires before? I hear that they are one of the best wearing / grip tires around but expensive. Perhaps they are the same as the Zac / Kawahara Japanese foam?...

They come with 35, 38 41 and 45 shore front (26 mm) and rear (30 mm).
yes, i have tried D. great grip...i'd tried the rear 30mm only. the wear is also good...medium compares to fast tires. we do have them here but since its VERY expensive compares other makes...then its quite normal...only the 'tauke'(LHS owner) using it. expensive like more than RM15
__________________
If you are in front of me, That's because I let you!
jfc_tech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2004, 10:07 PM   #9
Tech Prophet
 
InitialD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: MORDOR
Posts: 19,679
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by jfc_tech
yes, i have tried D. great grip...i'd tried the rear 30mm only. the wear is also good...medium compares to fast tires. we do have them here but since its VERY expensive compares other makes...then its quite normal...only the 'tauke'(LHS owner) using it. expensive like more than RM15
Yes, we find them expensive too. But apparently, they last very long as you can use harder shore whilst still being able to provide excellent grip.
InitialD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2004, 10:18 PM   #10
Tech Champion
 
jfc_tech's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: www.JonehRC.com
Posts: 7,000
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Send a message via Yahoo to jfc_tech
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by InitialD
Yes, we find them expensive too. But apparently, they last very long as you can use harder shore whilst still being able to provide excellent grip.
yes i agree. i've used 42sh on a track suitable only for 40sh or 37sh(other brands). but i guess, i maybe using 710 with high roll center...
__________________
If you are in front of me, That's because I let you!
jfc_tech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2004, 10:21 PM   #11
Tech Prophet
 
InitialD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: MORDOR
Posts: 19,679
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by jfc_tech
yes i agree. i've used 42sh on a track suitable only for 40sh or 37sh(other brands). but i guess, i maybe using 710 with high roll center...
42 shore? The Yokomo tires are rated in 35, 37, 41 and 45 shore.
InitialD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2004, 10:23 PM   #12
Tech Champion
 
jfc_tech's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: www.JonehRC.com
Posts: 7,000
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Send a message via Yahoo to jfc_tech
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by InitialD
42 shore? The Yokomo tires are rated in 35, 37, 41 and 45 shore.
oopsss
must be the 45sh...i still remember its the hardest one i use.
__________________
If you are in front of me, That's because I let you!
jfc_tech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2004, 10:43 PM   #13
Tech Champion
 
Slotmachine's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Germantown Maryland
Posts: 5,697
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Send a message via MSN to Slotmachine
Default GQ Tires

I have been using GQ Tires all season, they are very good! Great wear, great grip fair price and they dont seem to peel off the rim or chunk like some others! The shore readings seem to be very close to what they say they are too!



Get a hold of Duane at [email protected] he can give you the info on a dealer in the U.K.
__________________
HOBBYWING NORTH AMERICA /FALCON SEKIDO/ TEKNO RC TEAM/VBC Racing America/VP-PRO RACING TIRES/2010 R.O.A.R. VTA National Champion Driving a T2R PRO/NANO-TECH Batteries Paul Rush
Slotmachine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2004, 01:34 AM   #14
Tech Master
 
ziggy12345's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: West Midlands, UK
Posts: 1,596
Default

Dealers in the UK do sell GQ tyres. 14.99 per pair = $26.00!!!!!!!

So you see why we dont buy them here.

I want to try GQ but cant find them for an acceptable price....$8-9

Guys that do use them say they are great. The rubber does look different to Sato Seiki and Ellegi
ziggy12345 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2004, 03:32 AM   #15
Tech Fanatic
 
PSI Racing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Fontana, CA
Posts: 881
Default Twister

Has anyone tried out Twister tires?
Are they any good?
PSI Racing is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Foam Tyres OZDC Australia For Sale/Trade 6 11-05-2008 09:51 PM
1/10 Foam Tyres - Twister Tyres LogiK Australia For Sale/Trade 4 08-13-2008 05:25 PM
1/10 foam tyres nitro rat Australia Wanted to Buy 1 02-11-2008 10:38 PM
FOAM TYRES Craig1 Australia For Sale/Trade 4 03-27-2006 04:11 AM
Foam tyres or rubber tyres at IFMAR? habicht Electric On-Road 1 06-16-2005 11:02 AM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 06:47 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net