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Old 06-15-2006, 10:10 AM
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Default Whats the best Compound type tire ?

I can tell the diff. compound M,D,A, lol I just need to know what that means becaus I need a longer lasting tire because my Lightning it so quick... the tires go bald in a day... lol so yea... just a simple question.
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I'd just go ahead and get a softer compound tire, because a hard compound tire will allow wheelspin/slip, which causes more wear than grabbin and going.
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oh ok... yea I looked at those aluminum rims and premounted tires... its a harder compound... so I'm just gonna say forget those and go with yokomo or something... and do foam tires grip good ?... like touring tires ?
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From what I've heard foam tires are more for carpet tracks.
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Foam tires are crap for just playing. they're great if you're racing on a prepared paved surface or carpet, but if you're not racing, I wouldn't waste my money. They don't last long, they require maintenance (i.e. bag them up and clean them) and they need to be trued every so often.

you'll be far happier with a set of treaded medium compound tires than a set of foams.
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Old 06-15-2006, 10:29 AM
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whats a good compound tire thats soft like you said eric ?
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Old 06-15-2006, 10:56 AM
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http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXM980&P=ML

That's what I've run on all my nitro TC's. good sticky rubber that lasts.

if you do a lotta donuts, though, those nylon belts will wear right through the tread:P

Try these. I hate gluing sedan tires:P

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXLST4&P=ML
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Lol those were already in my favorites... guess I saves the right ones... but I just dunno how they list the compunds on how soft or how hard they are...
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the D compounds will actually do better than the Pro compound (traction-wise) when putzin about in the street because the pro compounds are actually STICKY when you touch 'em, and they gather dirt.

I meant to post the link for the D compounds when i first posted a tire link, but I didn't realize they were Pro compounds until just now.
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its cool dude. I got them saved and everything.... so I'll get them once the treads fall off my old tires.
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