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Old 07-13-2002, 09:42 AM   #1
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Default Set up for Parking Lot Tracks using Rubber Tires

Just getting started in Nitro. What is a good Rubber Tire combination for a short track that has medium grip. Also, any advice on camber, toe-in, etc. for rubber tires as compared to foam tires?. Thanks

P.S. what do that spacers on the top A-Arm used for? What is better, behind or in front?
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On a track that is preped... (VHT or Soda)

U can't go wrong with yok Medium Sprints (206M) with Yok Medium inserts (037M) on any rim.... this is usually a good start.

I like using Yokomo Firms (206F) then play with the inserts, one combo we found that works very well is yok 206f with RIDE C30 inserts. This insert also works well with the Yok Mediums (206M)

Sometimes if the track is hot I will try Yok 138G (belted) and either firm or medium inserts.

You can also look at 138G2 (mid narrow) with full size inserts 206M, this combo gives a flatter contact pacth,

The 138G & 138G2 seems to give the best tire wear, the down side is that they take time to warm up. I have a set that has 2 race days - 4 qualifiers (20min) & 3 mains - B (15min), C&B (25min - bumped up from the C to the B).

The reason why I say Yokomo, is because they are fairly inexpensive, easy to get and tire life... I have been running them for almost 7 years and have yet to find a tire that is more versitle.

I have tried the Orion tires, and to say I am very disappointed would be stretching it.

If you still need help feel free to email me.

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The Yok Sprints for me won't do in gas racing. It will practically ripp and warp in hard nitro racing....I would go for the belted kind. I had good results with HPI 33RS, Yok 138Gs, Pit Shimizu 30Ds with Yok medium and firm inserts....depending on track temp.
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I personally never experienced teaing & warping that TambokGT describes... I usually bend or break rims, ya I'm a board magnet (sometimes). I do agree that belted yoks are good mileage tires.

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Hows goin no gas
assuming you have rear toe adjustment you can try this I run on a medium grip parking lot track and have found this pretty good
the castor and rear toe are personal choice as I like to drive hard throttle and let the car slide on the approach into a corner and bury the throttle just before the apex. Ride height is usually around 5mm. Give it a go and play with it if the steering is a little too relaxed for you move the spacers on your top a-arm forward untill your happy.

Front;
1deg toe out
1 deg camber / \
All castor blocks at front
1000wt mugen diff oil
Take off cs32 tyres
60% Dual rate
60wt shock oil single hole piston

Rear
2.5deg toe in
1deg camber / \
3000wt mugen diff oil
Take off cs 27 tyres
60wt shock oil 2 hole piston

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Sorry I screwed up, if the steering is a little too relaxed for you move the spacers on your top a-arm rearwards untill your happy.
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i use sorex 32 and 36 the 36 is for hotter weather.
ive tried outher brands and i seem to go back to sorex.
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I've also used the Sorex tyres and used to run 28's on the rear with med inserts and 32's on the pointy end with hard inserts.
I found them and the take-offs pretty well even for traction and wear but the Take-offs are more readily available here.
The sorexs are also about half the price of Take offs locally.
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