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Old 04-09-2007, 03:27 PM   #106
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Old 04-09-2007, 03:59 PM   #107
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The fronts are 1.87 and the rears and 2.09.

Do you think they should be made smaller out of the package?

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im gonna be running the 1/12th tires this weekend paul.i got them trued up and ready to go.the cool thing i noticed without even running them yet is that the wheels run true.this is a first for me.all the wheels i have run wobble a little.the wheels are nice looking and also pretty rigid.not too rigid but just enough.being that the wheel and tires spin so well,you could go with 1.8 fronts and 1.9 rears out of the box and not limit people to short tire life.i am really pumped about running them.i shimmed the rear to the same as the wrap tires so it will be a good comparison.they seem like they are going to outlast my wrap tires.the wraps seem to always peel at the rim after 2 or 3 runs.these seem to be real solid.i will post my results.

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The fronts are 1.87 and the rears and 2.09.

Do you think they should be made smaller out of the package?

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I personally would prefer them to be smaller. For club racing I think having them come out of the package smaller would be nice (such as the new CRC tires). It is nice being able to pull tires out of the package and run them and already be at a reasonable size and of course have the option to true them down if desired.
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im gonna be running the 1/12th tires this weekend paul.i got them trued up and ready to go.the cool thing i noticed without even running them yet is that the wheels run true.this is a first for me.all the wheels i have run wobble a little.the wheels are nice looking and also pretty rigid.not too rigid but just enough.being that the wheel and tires spin so well,you could go with 1.8 fronts and 1.9 rears out of the box and not limit people to short tire life.i am really pumped about running them.i shimmed the rear to the same as the wrap tires so it will be a good comparison.they seem like they are going to outlast my wrap tires.the wraps seem to always peel at the rim after 2 or 3 runs.these seem to be real solid.i will post my results.

by the way,your package will be there on thursday.

Thanks Jason.
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I personally would prefer them to be smaller. For club racing I think having them come out of the package smaller would be nice (such as the new CRC tires). It is nice being able to pull tires out of the package and run them and already be at a reasonable size and of course have the option to true them down if desired.
You will probably see the smaller tires come through by next carpet season. Thanks for the info.

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Old 04-10-2007, 10:27 AM   #111
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AChupp2,

The tires come out of the box at the same overall diameter as the smaller rim tires, but since the rim is so much bigger, to get them to club racing size, you don't have to cut too much off.
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AChupp2,

The tires come out of the box at the same overall diameter as the smaller rim tires, but since the rim is so much bigger, to get them to club racing size, you don't have to cut too much off.
Ok. I just started racing 12th scale so I haven't had a chance to use Parma tires yet but I used them for my TC. Since this carpet season is over I will have to wait until next season to try them though. I just like the option of not having to true them and still be at a club racing size out of the box.

What size do you start them at for club racing?
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Old 04-10-2007, 12:43 PM   #113
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Well, the first time I used them was this past weekend and I started them at 60 mm. This turned out to be a hair too big, but not rediculously so. I would say 58.5-59 mm is good depending on the grip your track has. If it's low-medium like most tracks are consistently, then that is where I'd start. If it is consistently medium or higher I'd start at 58 to begin the day and race at 57 mm.
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Mr. Cockswell is an idiot.....there I said it.....and I feel better about myself....
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I ran them for the first time this past weekend at The Gate's Invite race. Man they were VERY fast in the corners and as someone said the wear was extremely minimal. Deeply diggin these tires
I started mine at 58mm and with the track's groove coming up slowly it seemed to work out perfect....then later once the groove came up...... and I mean came UP, I took em down to like 56.5 and they were money.

No joking I picked up at least 4 tenths just changing to them..
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Sooo........What kinda Rubber Tire body we gonna see this Summer? Anything MoHawk like?
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Old 05-02-2007, 08:50 PM   #118
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Thanks Paul..
The big rims on my TC rock. They are the best tires I have ever run. period.
Some small adjustments to my roll centers and BAM I was right there. It's
the best my car has been in a long time. I also would like to mention that I ran a Mohawk body, it has as much steering as the DNA but is smoother when the traction came up and a smooth car is a fast car. Thanks again Paul for helping
me in to the A.

PS I ran cyan fr and a magenta rear for the stock nations at the gate.

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I agree that these wheels are the best I have used yet, At the Gate invitational I started them out at 58.5mm it seemed perfect size for my setup and my car. I ran 7 practice runs all close to 5 mins and my tires were still just over 57mm in diameter! I have witnesses too! I had every other brand of tire in my pit bag to choose from but I already knew that this was the tire to use. My car has never felt better on the track and everyone that knows me can vouch for how well my car worked. The best part of the larger rim??? Is much less peeling/chunking. In fact that in all the practicing and racing I only used two sets of tires the whole time and now I still have two sets of 57mm tires for the local track and practicing Also FYI I purchased these tires on my own dime at the Gate before being sponsored by Parma. I have also been using the Mohawk since it came out with great success.

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Old 05-02-2007, 11:22 PM   #120
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I also ran the new Pro 53's for the first time at the Gate and they were awesome. Great grip and barely any wear. Ran mine at 57mm's, but saw others running down to the rim and still hooked up. Also used a Speed 8 on the 12th scale and a Mohawk in TC.
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