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Old 12-04-2010, 12:20 PM   #76
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G'day DJ,

Just a quick question if I may. Do you know what the offset is on the 1/10th scale rims. I just fitted a set to my NT1 and when I checked the track width F/R it was 2-3 mm wider than what it was with the previous tires I had been running (RB's). So this tells me that there is some offset built into the Contact rims. It is no issue as I just adjusted the hubs in to make the car legal again but I'll be interested to see how the car goes set up this way.

The tyres look good though and I'm looking forward to running them.

Thanks for your feedback.


Hi. their really is no true 0offset measurement. our contact wheel is at 7.5mms from hex to outside of the wheel this is the number that we came up with to best fit every car and perform well. i think you will like them. Thanks!.
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I want to send congrats to Robert Pietsch for taking the Pre-Worlds TQ 37 laps at 10:12 and official fastest lap of the event, with Contact tires. Unfortunately, engine problems on the first lap knocked him out of contention.
Hats off to DJ who was 6mins from bumping into final only to have a lower front pin give way. Thanks to all supporters of Contact tires.

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Old 01-20-2011, 03:43 PM   #78
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How is the carbon rim stiffness compared to the lightweight rim?

And do the carbon rims break easy?. I ran the lightweight rims and twice the rear rim broke.

I really like the foam on these tires, but the rim quality of the lightweight rims, well frankly the quality sucks...
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I think you have the wrong thread....we have not even sold a lightweight rim with our brand yet.
So I don't know how you can post your comment.

Our sedan carbon and regular rim is very tough and true.
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All i have to say about Contact tyers and wheels they are the BEST ALL AROUND COMBO I HAVE EVER RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I think you have the wrong thread....we have not even sold a lightweight rim with our brand yet.
So I don't know how you can post your comment.

Our sedan carbon and regular rim is very tough and true.
Is there 2 companys named Contact RC?
http://www.racing-cars.com/sp/catego...ight_Rims.html
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All i have to say about Contact tyers and wheels they are the BEST ALL AROUND COMBO I HAVE EVER RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!
+1 I have been using the 1/8th & been very pleased can't wait to try out the carbon version
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Is there 2 companys named Contact RC?
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well that link definately is not contactrc site
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well that link definately is not contactrc site
Yes, its not the U.S. site, but it is the U.K. dealer. Looks like Contact does have a lightweight option, but not offered from the U.S. Dealer/importer.

http://www.racing-cars.com/scp/Manuf...ontact_RC.html
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Sorry guys it's a little confusing. Let me clear who is who.

Contact tires is manufactored by Schmacher in the UK. The operation is headed by Piero T formerly head guy at ATS. So that is there site you were on.

Contact RC is the USA, Carribean distributor. And no we have never brought in the lightweights. Our Regular and Carbon rims are rims you will never have to worry about hitting a wall and getting a wobble. contactrc.com is our website
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Sorry guys it's a little confusing. Let me clear who is who.

Contact tires is manufactored by Schmacher in the UK. The operation is headed by Piero T formerly head guy at ATS. So that is there site you were on.

Contact RC is the USA, Carribean distributor. And no we have never brought in the lightweights. Our Regular and Carbon rims are rims you will never have to worry about hitting a wall and getting a wobble. contactrc.com is our website
Uhm its still confusing, the tires at the UK site is named Contact RC, not contact tires. The box and rims looks exactly the same.

So its the same manufacturer, so if something is confusing its you. Contact RC has a lightweight rim (i have used them) bought from the UK site. If your shop don't have the lightweight tires, that does not mean they don't exist.

Standard, lightweight and carbon rims, thats the three options for contact rc touring car tires. They also have electric TC tires

And for 1/8th track they have standard, carbon AND lightweight rims. But the UK shop does not sell the carbon tyres for some reason...

This thread is not about the USA Distribution of contact rc tyres. Its about contact rc tyres in general.


So again i ask, how is the stiffness on the carbon rims compered to the lightweight rims?
Has anyone broken a carbon rim on the track?
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Uhm its still confusing, the tires at the UK site is named Contact RC, not contact tires. The box and rims looks exactly the same.

So its the same manufacturer, so if something is confusing its you. Contact RC has a lightweight rim (i have used them) bought from the UK site. If your shop don't have the lightweight tires, that does not mean they don't exist.

Standard, lightweight and carbon rims, thats the three options for contact rc touring car tires. They also have electric TC tires

And for 1/8th track they have standard, carbon AND lightweight rims. But the UK shop does not sell the carbon tyres for some reason...

This thread is not about the USA Distribution of contact rc tyres. Its about contact rc tyres in general.


So again i ask, how is the stiffness on the carbon rims compered to the lightweight rims?
Has anyone broken a carbon rim on the track?
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Uhm its still confusing, the tires at the UK site is named Contact RC, not contact tires. The box and rims looks exactly the same.

So its the same manufacturer, so if something is confusing its you. Contact RC has a lightweight rim (i have used them) bought from the UK site. If your shop don't have the lightweight tires, that does not mean they don't exist.

Standard, lightweight and carbon rims, thats the three options for contact rc touring car tires. They also have electric TC tires

And for 1/8th track they have standard, carbon AND lightweight rims. But the UK shop does not sell the carbon tyres for some reason...

This thread is not about the USA Distribution of contact rc tyres. Its about contact rc tyres in general.


So again i ask, how is the stiffness on the carbon rims compered to the lightweight rims?
Has anyone broken a carbon rim on the track?
Have not seen anyone break the carbon rim in the U.S.
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I haven't broken the carbons rims myself, been running them since they came out - strong stuff
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