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Old 05-17-2013, 12:24 PM   #16
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Just on a side note. Totally different I know but when was the last time an F1 car ran on foam tires? Or, how come the new Pirelli tires are not foam?

Stirning the pot I know .... sorry.

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Because no one has ever made foam that could take that much heat/abuse. Although, a foam Pirelli might actually be an improvement.
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Old 05-17-2013, 03:46 PM   #17
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I'll believe it when I see it. Even real car rubber racing tires are only fast on their first full heat cycle. After that, they may have plenty of rubber left on them but they will be slower. And there has never been any rubber tire in all of history that makes lots of grip on asphalt at high slip angles like foams do.
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I have always believed rubbers have the potential to be better/ faster then foams .....
Although, to get good, well manufactured rubber tires may cost more ....

Odd how you can't get good 30mm wide rubbers to do back-to-back tests now-days .......... or can you?
Been out of this racing business so long you may be able to get them now?!

Just on a side note. Totally different I know but when was the last time an F1 car ran on foam tires? Or, how come the new Pirelli tires are not foam?

Stirring the pot I know .... sorry.

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Because no one has ever made foam that could take that much heat/abuse. Although, a foam Pirelli might actually be an improvement.
Not Pirelli 3m/Dupont.
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Old 05-17-2013, 04:01 PM   #18
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Phenomenally low degradation. I wonder how much of what we believe is based on what others profit from. If you think you have the best (foam) I guess it's to hell with the rest (rubber).

Anyone know how long Brushless and Lipo technology has been around?
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I have heard through the grapevine there's new rubber tires coming to the market. I was also told these tires will change things drastically and make foams a thing of the past. They look similar to these but have a larger sidewall. These tires are being tested in the Philippines under extreme weather condition. The word is foams may will be laid to rest soon. Sorta of the same way Brushed Motors and Nickel Metal Hydride have been retired. I was told to imagine being able to use the same tires for 10 months to a year, then when you lose a 10th a second per lap rotate the tires then race them for close to another year.

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When do we think these new tires will be available?

Would be nice to see these in a range of sizes to ....
ie: 30mm wide aswell as 26 and 24mm

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When do we think these new tires will be available?

Would be nice to see these in a range of sizes to ....
ie: 30mm wide aswell as 26 and 24mm

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If you ever want to try some rubber slicks that are in the widths that you listed above, try looking at these from Ipanema:

http://www.ipanemasports.com/Pages/10thScaleSlicks.aspx

The link only shows their 10th scale nitro slicks but they do offer 24mm slicks with soft to hard inserts. I have been sent some but have yet to test them out. I know that some were tested at the Leisure Hours track early last year and the testers had good things to say about the ones they tested (I believe they were the medium insert 24mm tires).
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Aahhhh cool. Thank you. Will check them out.

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Hey Todd,

I hear it's about to be on, 1/10 Nitro GT & VTA Rubber Tires at Cal Raceway.
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Congratulations on your win at the hpi challenge Todd. Keep up the good work pushing nitro racing at cal raceway. Nitro rubber tire racings ROCKS!
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Congratulations on your win at the hpi challenge Todd. Keep up the good work pushing nitro racing at cal raceway. Nitro rubber tire racings ROCKS!

Is there any video of the nitro rubber tire races???
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I'll believe it when I see it. .
...Me too..but wouldn't it be cool to run the same set of tires for more than one entire weekend?....
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