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Old 09-09-2010, 09:54 PM   #1
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Hi all

Could anyone tell me the difference between the capricorn tyre hard light wheel & the capricorn Humid hard light wheel.

Also where is the best place to get them in the states or is it better
to order from them direct.

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The humid tire is especially for damp tracks, it's a very soft tire (20-25 shore) which only works in a very small window.
If it is too wet you will only spin out, if it is too dry you wear them out within 10 laps.
So I never use these kind of tires, a normal electro slick tire is much better in these circumstances.

The Capricorn Hardlight tire is just a normal tire, but with a stiffer and lighter rim compared to normal tires.
It's very good, you will notice a big improvement in fast direction changes, the car responds faster and just grips.

I only order from Capricorn directly because their service is top notch, shipping is very fast.
In the US Capricorn is being distributed by Team Epic:

http://www.teamepiconline.com/shop/p...h=Capricorn+RC

Maybe someone from the US can chime in on any resellers in the US.
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Hi Daz,

RC America is stocking the Capricorn tires here in the US. We have several of the sedan compounds now, and we should have the out of stock shores back in shortly. You can give us a call and talk to Ralph if you have any questions about tire selection or suggestions.

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Hi Daz,

RC America is stocking the Capricorn tires here in the US. We have several of the sedan compounds now, and we should have the out of stock shores back in shortly. You can give us a call and talk to Ralph if you have any questions about tire selection or suggestions.

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At our titles meeting, the carbon capricorns rears came in at 31mm
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Hi Daz,

RC America is stocking the Capricorn tires here in the US. We have several of the sedan compounds now, and we should have the out of stock shores back in shortly. You can give us a call and talk to Ralph if you have any questions about tire selection or suggestions.

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Thank you very much to DS & Bryan for your responces.
You have both been a big help.

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At our titles meeting, the carbon capricorns rears came in at 31mm
Hi blis, did you guy's fix the prob 1mm or was it allowed.

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Matrix 1/8th scale fronts had the same problem
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Matrix 1/8th scale fronts had the same problem
And 1/10th rears. It's quiet common. A small file whilst truing will fix this
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And 1/10th rears. It's quiet common. A small file whilst truing will fix this
Yeah thats all we did
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Jazza if you are after a stiff rimmed tyre and can't get the capricorns, or the capricorns are dearer, try the GQ tyres. the new multispoke white rim is super stiff. I don't know if the are as stiff as the capricorns but they are very very stiff and strong. I haven't raced for about 1 year, but the GQ's and the yellow rimed Kawaharas were always my favourite tyres. I used to use the GQ's on high traction tracks and the kawaharras on low traction (softer rim, gave more traction).

if you live in Australia Kelletts hobbies brings them in. Hard rims are the bomb on a super grippy track.
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Jazza if you are after a stiff rimmed tyre and can't get the capricorns, or the capricorns are dearer, try the GQ tyres. the new multispoke white rim is super stiff. I don't know if the are as stiff as the capricorns but they are very very stiff and strong. I haven't raced for about 1 year, but the GQ's and the yellow rimed Kawaharas were always my favourite tyres. I used to use the GQ's on high traction tracks and the kawaharras on low traction (softer rim, gave more traction).

if you live in Australia Kelletts hobbies brings them in. Hard rims are the bomb on a super grippy track.
Hey thanks Tom, I'm in Australia.
Thinking of joining the Moorebank club, you're old club

Currently we only race at IMCC, will see what happens.

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SPEEDWORLD RACEWAY in California carries them and all the top selling tires.
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SPEEDWORLD RACEWAY in California carries them and all the top selling tires.
Thanks for the heads up YLLIB

Very appreciated.

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Hi Daz,

RC America is stocking the Capricorn tires here in the US. We have several of the sedan compounds now, and we should have the out of stock shores back in shortly. You can give us a call and talk to Ralph if you have any questions about tire selection or suggestions.

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That'sgood to know thanks for the info
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