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Old 06-19-2010, 09:04 AM   #1
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Default What are the best 1/8 buggy "street" tires?

Hello,

everything is in the question . I already run my 808 brushless on track during the week-end but I'd like to run it on road also.

What are the best tires for that use? I wish they will handle 4S power

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for brushless setup i recommend these..
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Dot-17mm-Soft
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for brushless setup i recommend these..
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Dot-17mm-Soft
Do you recommend foam tires because of the bollooning of standard street tires? I can tape the tires if this is the reason..

I'm affraid foam tires will wear fast, what do you think?
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Do you recommend foam tires because of the bollooning of standard street tires? I can tape the tires if this is the reason..

I'm affraid foam tires will wear fast, what do you think?
your best bet is really http://ipanemasports.com for slicks and radials (bad surfaces)

rubber will last longer than foam in most conditions.
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your best bet is really http://ipanemasports.com for slicks and radials (bad surfaces)

rubber will last longer than foam in most conditions.
+1. Joaquin DeSoto Jr., 2010 Ipanema GT World Championships GT1 class winner, used these. These will no doubt be best for you.
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Old 06-21-2010, 03:47 PM   #6
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based on my experience...those Ipanema tires are good on prepared race tracks only..if your racing at very hi-speeds the foams are the way to go,they wont baloon and they run true so they are pretty much balanced and stable compared to rubber and foam distortion at hi-speeds,the hotter the foams gets the grippier and softer they get,you just have to keep them clean.

again this is based on my experience using both ipanema and ofna foams on my heavily modified ofna gtp2.
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based on my experience...those Ipanema tires are good on prepared race tracks only..if your racing at very hi-speeds the foams are the way to go,they wont baloon and they run true so they are pretty much balanced and stable compared to rubber and foam distortion at hi-speeds,the hotter the foams gets the grippier and softer they get,you just have to keep them clean.

again this is based on my experience using both ipanema and ofna foams on my heavily modified ofna gtp2.
Do you still have the part numbers for these foams?
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http://www.ofna.com/tires-onroad.html
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Do you still have the part numbers for these foams?
BSR Foams last Much longer check these out you will never go back to ofna foams.

http://discountrctires.com/?mainURL=.../cuiy/BSR.html

3 Different shores Part # C8018 XX Pink or C8030 or C8032
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BSRs are the only thing that will handle all the power on my GT2e.. expensive but worth it.. The ofna foams simply wouldnt hold up long because theyre only glued in two little strips to the rim
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These are the only tires I run on my GTP 1.8 car and they grip really well. The downside is that the wear rate is high because they are soft, but that's the price to pay for such good grip. The tires sell for $32 a pair and can be found at PacificCoastHobbies.com ...

The Foam tires don't do to well unless they are on a prepared track with VHT or some other sticky compound imo.

I've never tried the Inpanemas tires, but they sure look nice.
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You can get the GRPs in a variety of shores as well as the PMT, Sweeps, and GQs. All would be good for your car. I like the GQ foams best for foam, but their rubber tires are the best for the street.
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You can get the GRPs in a variety of shores as well as the PMT, Sweeps, and GQs. All would be good for your car. I like the GQ foams best for foam, but their rubber tires are the best for the street.
the best tires are gq foams TMA HOBBIES will have them next week they last for weeks
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Old 07-19-2010, 01:37 PM   #15
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What about the GRP rally tires?
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