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Old 03-05-2014, 02:44 PM
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I believe there is a list provided by roar....
Oh I see.
So he is not checking roar membership status of the racers during the long pauses between announcements during qualifying...
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Alright, question for all my fellow Scale Spec drivers. Looks like I accidentally ordered a set of HPI vintage "performance" tires instead of the "racing" tires. Still compound D, but a shallower tread. Anyone run these? How do they compare grip-wise to the "racing" tires? I'd like to know so I can decide if I should glue or sell them
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Old 03-05-2014, 03:25 PM
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Oops. Mine was recently expired. I just renewed it online.

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Originally Posted by metalnut
Alright, question for all my fellow Scale Spec drivers. Looks like I accidentally ordered a set of HPI vintage "performance" tires instead of the "racing" tires. Still compound D, but a shallower tread. Anyone run these? How do they compare grip-wise to the "racing" tires? I'd like to know so I can decide if I should glue or sell them

The only tires allowed are VTA HPI tire part #4793 "front" and #4797 "rear", using stock tire inserts provided with tire
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Originally Posted by OVA
The only tires allowed are VTA HPI tire part #4793 "front" and #4797 "rear", using stock tire inserts provided with tire
Should be any D compound HPI tire as far as I'm aware.

Although, most people seem to think mine arent
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Originally Posted by metalnut
Alright, question for all my fellow Scale Spec drivers. Looks like I accidentally ordered a set of HPI vintage "performance" tires instead of the "racing" tires. Still compound D, but a shallower tread. Anyone run these? How do they compare grip-wise to the "racing" tires? I'd like to know so I can decide if I should glue or sell them
I have seen few people trying them out. I don't know if they are better.
Why don't you try them and give us a full review with data to support your conclusion?
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Originally Posted by OVA
The only tires allowed are VTA HPI tire part #4793 "front" and #4797 "rear", using stock tire inserts provided with tire
That's true for VTA, but that's not true for our Scale Spec rules. Our rules state "HPI D Compound tires", that's it.

My question is about grip and performance, I'm not worried about longevity or wear as I already spent the money.
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Originally Posted by edhchoe
I have seen few people trying them out. I don't know if they are better.
Why don't you try them and give us a full review with data to support your conclusion?
Haha, fair enough But I hope someone saves me a spot in the B-main if my experiment goes south
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Originally Posted by metalnut
That's true for VTA, but that's not true for our Scale Spec rules. Our rules state "HPI D Compound tires", that's it.

My question is about grip and performance, I'm not worried about longevity or wear as I already spent the money.
I would say , its no difference than VTA tires...still D compound...go for it
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Originally Posted by Kody
Yes the MT4 is a great option if you want a lighter radio but still a quality radio. It's the only mid grad radio that still has that higher end feel and response. MT4s is a touch faster but we will never feel it.

John, you just like that toy feel! lol

can you put a drop wheel on the mt4? i think what impressed me most about the m12 was the feel in the hand.. i didnt realize how much a difference having the wheel lower and having it at a angle could make.. that and how connected to the car you feel was very impressive

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Originally Posted by metalnut
Alright, question for all my fellow Scale Spec drivers. Looks like I accidentally ordered a set of HPI vintage "performance" tires instead of the "racing" tires. Still compound D, but a shallower tread. Anyone run these? How do they compare grip-wise to the "racing" tires? I'd like to know so I can decide if I should glue or sell them
Those tires wear really fast on asphalt but never tried them on carpet. I've got a set with some life left that I'll try with you Saturday. Me and you can duke it out in the B for the bump.
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Originally Posted by LEM C
Those tires wear really fast on asphalt but never tried them on carpet. I've got a set with some life left that I'll try with you Saturday. Me and you can duke it out in the B for the bump.
sorry guys that bump is reserved for me and me alone lol.
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I dunno... I'm gonna try X-Patterns again, so I might be needing that bump spot! :P

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its gonna be a hard fight for that bump spot. lol. thats ok im gonna change bodies once again for the classic. gonna do up my t/a i have sitting.
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I see where this is going... well, I'm planning on running the car in reverse the entire race. The B-main bump is as good as mine.
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