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Old 11-30-2003, 06:03 PM
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I was just wondering what kind of tires and inserts everyone used....
What do you use for warm weather?
What do you use for cold weather?
What do you use for racing?
What do you use for "show"?
What do you use for just... Play?
What do you use for pullin` some mad 360's and power slides?

What kind of tire insert foams do you prefer?
Old 11-30-2003, 09:02 PM
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Errr. Stock tires all the way!...
I want some of those V pattern tires, they look really nice.. But I just want them for like.. Show purpouses, Im going to try to save my lambo body for show purpouses and find a POS body somewhere that I can bash around, I cant really find a place to buy an already POS one and I dont want to POS up a new one :P 20 bucks down the drain right there lol
Old 11-30-2003, 10:29 PM
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Everybody has their favorite types. For just burnin' 'em off, I use the cheapest Dura Trax slicks...Believe it or not, they're actually not that bad, especially for 8 bucks a set. For warm weather, I use a harder compound, w/ a med. to firm insert. For colder weather I'll go with a softer tire, and soft to med. insert. Some guys like foam tires, but where I run, they don't work well (dusty concrete) Your choice of tires will depend on what kind of surface you run on, the temp. and what style of driving you use, etc. Treaded radials work on dusty, un-prepared parking lots, and concrete. The HPI X patterns are good for knockin' around, and Pro Line's V Rage's work well for me too. I got a deal on a box load of Yokomo slicks so that's what I'm using now, and they're pretty good. When you're learning to drive, it's prob. better to get some "O.K." tires (don't spend too much) 'cuz you're just learnin', and probably breaking-in the engine too, so you don't need to spend $$ on expensive tires. You can get them later...
Old 11-30-2003, 10:49 PM
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8 bucks a set? of 2 or 4 ?
Old 12-01-2003, 01:38 AM
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That's for 4, the Slicks for the Street Force GP (check Tower Hobbies) Don't get the treaded ones, they're garbage...I'm using those slicks on my Hot Bodies Tornado. Not great tires, but like I said, for the money, pretty fair...Good bashin' tires. The inserts are no good tho, they're too soft. You need firmer ones, any decent med. insert will do.
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I like the looks of the HPI Advan tires. Anyone have experience with them, are they any good?
Old 12-03-2003, 09:35 AM
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I just found a set of 4 tires and wheels ... the tires are the V series (dont know about them, but they look bad) and a set of 5 spoke rims... for 10 bucks... only used once... supposedly they are in good condition, Im a happy boy today
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On a brighter note. I just tracked down my car on ups.com... Here is what it said...



Dec 3, 2003 8:40 A.M. MUSCLE SHOALS, AL, US OUT FOR DELIVERY
(In other words, I might have to check out of school sick... :P)

WOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!
DOOMSDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Old 12-03-2003, 11:46 PM
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Default RE: Not so Official Tires Thread!

for show I am using HPI x-patterns due to the replication of the Yokohama tire

I also have a set of V-grooves for show

for play I use Proline V-Rage

For racing I run Ellegi Foams 26mm ft/30mm rr
(we run on a permanent track with prepped surface)
Old 12-05-2003, 10:30 AM
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I'm curious, Why do you use harder tires on the front than the back? Do you also do that with springs and tire inserts? I bought a set of 5 kinds of springs from very soft to very hard and I have no idea where I want them... :P
Old 12-05-2003, 10:45 AM
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after trying about 1000 different types of tires, shores, and sizes - I have found that the best combo which works best 90% of the time are TRC Foams w/ the dish wheel. 42shore up front, 40shore in the rear. 26mm front, 30mm rear.
Old 12-05-2003, 11:14 AM
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Yes, hard shocks in the front and a little looser in the rear. I have Purple in the front and Neon Green in the rear. Works real good. I also run Ellegi Foams 26mm ft/30mm rr. Got the rear tires from Ebay for $10 a pair, the fronts were like $20 at the hobby shop.
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Ohhh Nice...
Im not really looking at the moment to get some "High Preformance" tires or whatever that are going to cost me out the butt and only be good for a few tanks, I just use some V groove tires (ordered another set off ebay, comes with a set of 4 and the rims .. got em for 10 bucks) and I have an X groove set of tires for when the V runs out, or maybe just for show.... I am going to run the heck out of my tires before I change them, And as far as the shocks information... Thanks, I was wondering how that worked... I just had the stock black shocks on there....

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