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Old 01-05-2005, 01:47 AM   #16
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Does anyone on this forum know of anyone that has tried to run the same 26 or 28mm front shore rated foam tire on all four corners? Any pros or cons of what you have witnessed?
26mm all round. Itried. Less grip on the back. works well on the FW-05 as it needs a bit more steering

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Old 01-05-2005, 01:51 AM   #17
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Tyres (correct spelling!) have a large amount of moisture in them and as mentioned if they dry out will crack and chunck very easy.

Putting them in a bag under vacuum will make the problem worse as it will suck out the moisture.

Although i have never tried you could store them in a bag of distilled water! Then dry them off before a race!! LOL..
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Old 01-05-2005, 10:48 AM   #18
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Thanks Ziggy, I kinda thought that was the case with the same mm tire all around. I am going to try using this method this racing season. If anyone else would like to share this experience, let me know how it worked for you.
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Tyres (correct spelling!) have a large amount of moisture in them and as mentioned if they dry out will crack and chunck very easy.

Putting them in a bag under vacuum will make the problem worse as it will suck out the moisture.

Although i have never tried you could store them in a bag of distilled water! Then dry them off before a race!! LOL..
I used to keep my cigars in a bag that was within a ziplock bag that had a napkin soaked with distilled water (tap water will create mold). It works. So do you think a cheap humidor box will work too?
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ziggy, tyres is the correct overseas spelling. In the u.s., they are spelled tires. humidor box is a good idea, or i've heard that some medical vapor rubs are good if you put some in a film canister with holes poked in the top. put the canister inside of your sealed bag. i dont trust that though
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The front and rear rubber compounds are differant in the same shore rating number. The fronts are skinner then the rears. The front tires have alot more rubber then the rears in the same shore number. I would think that if you put 28mm front tires with the same shore number in the front and rear that it would be very loose in the rear.
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Sato Seiki make 28mm rears with a different compound to the fronts. They work great

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is that 30 or 32 shore or mm?

That is shore rating. Wild huh. I got them free from a friend that was getting out of rc.
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never heard 32 shore, only 30 or 35, nothing in between.
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never heard 32 shore, only 30 or 35, nothing in between.
Actually there is such a thing as 32 shore, depends on the brand but at the end of the day these ratings are ball-park numbers. The best way to really check is by using one of those meters (durometer I think ... measures foam shores).
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can a "durometer" be purchased at a hardware store?
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No, Nascar uses them and probably all types of auto racing. The only thing that I have found out is that you can get differant readings on the edge of the tire and from the center of the tire. If the tire is new 62mm or after the same tire is worn down 56mm.
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