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Old 07-15-2013, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by multi-bash
How late is the track open weeknights or weekends? Friend and I are trying to hit it up, but daylight hours are filling up quick with the awesome weather!
Track open on daylight hours.
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by ryanpatrickgore
Maybe holeshots ?
I tried Holeshots on a 4x4, they were ok but not great. I don't think their pins are spaced far enough to stay planted. I'll give the Losi a go, should know in a week or two when I get the buggy up and running
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:38 PM
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you need bigger/deeper pin tire on loose dirt track.
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:46 PM
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just pick up a race ready B4.2 roller...


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Old 07-15-2013, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by RC-Crazy
just pick up a race ready B4.2 roller...
Awesome! That's what I did too, but my B4.2 needs a little bit of work to get it out there. I have all the electronics, just need to get it all together.

Just FYI, those rear tires will not work well at the SeaTac track, if you plan to run it there

I'm setting my up with a 17.5, should be perfect.
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by metalnut
.....Just FYI, those rear tires will not work well at the SeaTac track, if you plan to run it there

I'm setting my up with a 17.5, should be perfect.
I know, I have few other tires to try on.... goosebumps, step pins, holeshots.
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Last time I was there I was running Losi tapered pins. There was a guy running goosebumps that made my car look like it was sitting still out of a corner (track was dusty). If you have a set, give them a try, I don't think you could hook up any better on a dusty track. I think they could actually make a bad driver look half OK they were hooking up so good.

Now that I am thinking about it, if anybody has a set of 2.2" 4WD buggy Goosebumps they want to sell, PM me please. I am procrastinating buying a new set since I am currently plopping enough money in my touring car to negate spending money on my buggy at the moment.

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Old 07-16-2013, 08:04 AM
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My 2wd buggy setup (old B4 with a million miles) has been working well...both when the track is dry and when it is damp after wetting. Pro-line Caliber M3 in the rear, Pro-line 4 rib M3 in the front. 30 wt oil in the shocks and soft springs. 13.5 blinky motor. I can't remember the gears at the moment. I like the caliber rears for a few reasons, first the they seem to be fairly cheap and available. $13 /pr. The tread has many relatively deep, larger (3) nubs that are square in profile. That square edge is what digs in. The soft compound lets the nubs roll over a bit a dig in as well. The life of the tire is not that long however, shorter than you might think.
I have run 10 sets or so over that last 3-4 years around here on the various slash tracks and they last about 15 runs...(battery packs) 7-8 runs each direction on the tire. 30 or so minutes a pack. At that point they are rounded out on the squares and traction out of the corner/through the middle or the corner falls off.

Some of the things I see in other tread patterns:
Step pins are round, usually, and do not provide a broad square edge. They will wear down fast to the base pins. Usually a spread out pattern with less contact area.
Small square nub pattern over the tire, while good for nub edge profile...some tires do not have enough depth in the nubs. They will have a shorter life.
Patterned scale tires, usually too flat and do not allow the tread to dig in.
Bar code...or clay race tires, Spin city.
Tires with tapered or angled profiled nubs/pins, your already do not have a 90 degree edge to work with...

Just some of the things I have noticed...
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Wow - I didn't know you guys had finished the track already! Awesome! I can't wait to get down there and try it out. SO stoked to have a track to play around at that's closer than Tacoma!

Hey Todd - any chance you could update the very first post in this thread to include all of the essential information about the track (location w/ Google Maps link, rules, hours, photos, etc.)? That way people don't have to dig through page after page or keep asking the same question over and over again.
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:16 AM
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Took my 6yo son and his new scb out to the track yesterday! The subcultures that come with the sc10b hooked up very well on a dry track FYI.

Track is looking good! I like the turf jumps too.
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Let's post done pictures on page 1 too of possible. That would be sweet
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If I make it down there this weekend I will take my camera and snap a few good photos.
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got my new toy(B4.2) set up & ready to get dirty.
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These might be sweet... usually 1/10 follows after 1/8 release...

http://www.redrc.net/2013/07/jconcep...th-buggy-tyre/
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Originally Posted by Logi Maker
These might be sweet... usually 1/10 follows after 1/8 release...

http://www.redrc.net/2013/07/jconcep...th-buggy-tyre/
I was just thinking that when I saw those this morning. I think they would work really well out there.

I'm going to try the Losi IFMAR studs and JConcepts Goosebumps to see how they do.
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