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Old Feb 06, 2003, 10:02 PM
BradL
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Rubber tyres for 1/10th scale on-road

G'Day All,

I'm after some suggestions for rubber tyres that actually have decent
traction on race unprepared road surface.
Say netball court type surface.

I have unbelted slicks (I think they are Eagle brand) and they are quite
slippery.
I do have a couple of sets of the proline v-rage tyres but I am not happy
with those either......

Anyone have a favourite ?

Regards,
Brad.


Old Feb 06, 2003, 11:02 PM
Tempestnightmare
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Re: Rubber tyres for 1/10th scale on-road

HPI has a set of slicks i use for drags...I think they are the
M-30's....real sticky...check on www.hpiracing.com
Jon

"BradL" <blarden@remove.this.hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1044589608.272288@mx2.syd2.portico6.com.au...
> G'Day All,
>
> I'm after some suggestions for rubber tyres that actually have decent
> traction on race unprepared road surface.
> Say netball court type surface.
>
> I have unbelted slicks (I think they are Eagle brand) and they are quite
> slippery.
> I do have a couple of sets of the proline v-rage tyres but I am not happy
> with those either......
>
> Anyone have a favourite ?
>
> Regards,
> Brad.
>
>



Old Feb 07, 2003, 01:42 AM
Bubba
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Re: Rubber tyres for 1/10th scale on-road

On Thu, 6 Feb 2003 23:49:36 -0500, "Tempestnightmare"
<tempestnightmare@comcast.net> wrote:

>HPI has a set of slicks i use for drags...I think they are the
>M-30's....real sticky...check on www.hpiracing.com
>Jon
>
>"BradL" <blarden@remove.this.hotmail.com> wrote in message
>news:1044589608.272288@mx2.syd2.portico6.com.au.. .
>> G'Day All,
>>
>> I'm after some suggestions for rubber tyres that actually have decent
>> traction on race unprepared road surface.
>> Say netball court type surface.
>>
>> I have unbelted slicks (I think they are Eagle brand) and they are quite
>> slippery.
>> I do have a couple of sets of the proline v-rage tyres but I am not happy
>> with those either......
>>
>> Anyone have a favourite ?


On unprepped surfaces you need something with a fairly aggressive
tread to help spit out the dust. Remember, a speck of dust might not
bother us, but to a 1/10th scale car it's a marble. A grain of sand
might as well be a basketball.

Or you could sneak a leaf blower and a garden sprayer full of sugar
water to the tennis court...

Bubba
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AE RC10LSS Diablo VT- Also for sale:
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Old Feb 07, 2003, 06:22 AM
BradL
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Re: Rubber tyres for 1/10th scale on-road

"Bubba" <bubba@beer.com> wrote in message
news:3e43621d.176942440@news.houston.sbcglobal.net ...
> On Thu, 6 Feb 2003 23:49:36 -0500, "Tempestnightmare"
> <tempestnightmare@comcast.net> wrote:
>
> >HPI has a set of slicks i use for drags...I think they are the
> >M-30's....real sticky...check on www.hpiracing.com
> >Jon
> >
> >"BradL" <blarden@remove.this.hotmail.com> wrote in message
> >news:1044589608.272288@mx2.syd2.portico6.com.au.. .
> >> G'Day All,
> >>
> >> I'm after some suggestions for rubber tyres that actually have decent
> >> traction on race unprepared road surface.
> >> Say netball court type surface.
> >>
> >> I have unbelted slicks (I think they are Eagle brand) and they are

quite
> >> slippery.
> >> I do have a couple of sets of the proline v-rage tyres but I am not

happy
> >> with those either......
> >>
> >> Anyone have a favourite ?

>
> On unprepped surfaces you need something with a fairly aggressive
> tread to help spit out the dust. Remember, a speck of dust might not
> bother us, but to a 1/10th scale car it's a marble. A grain of sand
> might as well be a basketball.
>
> Or you could sneak a leaf blower and a garden sprayer full of sugar
> water to the tennis court...
>
> Bubba
> HPI Micro RS4 Viper GTSR- For sale
> AE RC10LSS Diablo VT- Also for sale:
> http://home.swbell.net/lt1_z28/rc10lss_for_sale.htm
> Coming soon: Insanely fast Losi XXX-S


G'Day,

thanks for that......
You reckon something like this
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXM980&P=0
would be ok ?
I'm inclined to look at a belted tyre rather than the standard ones.

Regards,
Brad.


Old Feb 07, 2003, 06:32 AM
BradL
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Re: Rubber tyres for 1/10th scale on-road

"Tempestnightmare" <tempestnightmare@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:GWidnYRURLkPp96jXTWcqA@comcast.com...
> HPI has a set of slicks i use for drags...I think they are the
> M-30's....real sticky...check on www.hpiracing.com
> Jon
>
> "BradL" <blarden@remove.this.hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1044589608.272288@mx2.syd2.portico6.com.au...
> > G'Day All,
> >
> > I'm after some suggestions for rubber tyres that actually have decent
> > traction on race unprepared road surface.
> > Say netball court type surface.
> >
> > I have unbelted slicks (I think they are Eagle brand) and they are quite
> > slippery.
> > I do have a couple of sets of the proline v-rage tyres but I am not

happy
> > with those either......
> >
> > Anyone have a favourite ?
> >
> > Regards,
> > Brad.
> >
> >

>
>

G'Day Jon,

thanks for that. I can't find the M compound apart from the Super Nitro size
ones. I may be going blind of course !
I'll keep looking.

Regards,
Brad.


Old Feb 07, 2003, 09:32 AM
Jonny Hodgson
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Re: Rubber tyres for 1/10th scale on-road

BradL wrote:
> G'Day All,
>
> I'm after some suggestions for rubber tyres that actually have decent
> traction on race unprepared road surface.
> Say netball court type surface.


Pit Shimizu wets?
Schumacher Minipins?
Rally Blocks (?HPI)?

Just a few thoughts...

Jonny


Old Feb 07, 2003, 12:02 PM
Corwin
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Re: Rubber tyres for 1/10th scale on-road

> > On unprepped surfaces you need something with a fairly aggressive
> > tread to help spit out the dust. Remember, a speck of dust might not
> > bother us, but to a 1/10th scale car it's a marble. A grain of sand
> > might as well be a basketball.
> >
> > Or you could sneak a leaf blower and a garden sprayer full of sugar
> > water to the tennis court...
> >
> > Bubba
> > HPI Micro RS4 Viper GTSR- For sale
> > AE RC10LSS Diablo VT- Also for sale:
> > http://home.swbell.net/lt1_z28/rc10lss_for_sale.htm
> > Coming soon: Insanely fast Losi XXX-S

>
> G'Day,
>
> thanks for that......
> You reckon something like this
> http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXM980&P=0
> would be ok ?
> I'm inclined to look at a belted tyre rather than the standard ones.
>
> Regards,
> Brad.


I almost race exclusively on unprepped surfaces... sometimes when we're not
too lazy we sweep it ourselves, but usually not... places like underground
parking lots are HORRIBLE for dust... and some of them have the sealed
concrete which is even worse. I'd tried a few different types of tires on
the unprepped unsealed concrete and have found that unbelted tires seem to
work best... Team Losi's Treaded unbelted tires are quite good for
unprepped.. I also have used BSR Low Profile soft slicks on unprepped rough
concrete and i was two-wheelin' hard turns. I've had good results with HPI
Advan Belted tires as well.


Old Feb 07, 2003, 12:02 PM
Bubba
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Re: Rubber tyres for 1/10th scale on-road

On Fri, 07 Feb 2003 12:14:19 GMT, "BradL"
<blarden@remove.this.hotmail.com> wrote:

>thanks for that......
>You reckon something like this
>http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXM980&P=0
>would be ok ?
>I'm inclined to look at a belted tyre rather than the standard ones.


Yup, those should do it. I had a set of my 10LSS, now on my XXX-S, and
they stuck well once heated up a bit. They aren't belted, though, and
more than once I saw light between the tire and wheel on high speed
passes

Bubba
HPI Micro RS4 Viper GTSR- For sale
AE RC10LSS Diablo VT- Also for sale:
http://home.swbell.net/lt1_z28/rc10lss_for_sale.htm
Coming soon: Insanely fast Losi XXX-S
Old Feb 07, 2003, 12:12 PM
Bubba
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Re: Rubber tyres for 1/10th scale on-road

On Fri, 7 Feb 2003 09:21:53 -0800, "Corwin"
<corwinSPAMMENOT@deadmime.com> wrote:

>I'd tried a few different types of tires on
>the unprepped unsealed concrete and have found that unbelted tires seem to
>work best...


Belted tires a bit a bit less flexible, which makes them feel harder.
But the cool squeeling noise might be worth it

Bubba
HPI Micro RS4 Viper GTSR- For sale
AE RC10LSS Diablo VT- Also for sale:
http://home.swbell.net/lt1_z28/rc10lss_for_sale.htm
Coming soon: Insanely fast Losi XXX-S
Old Feb 07, 2003, 12:12 PM
Bubba
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Re: Rubber tyres for 1/10th scale on-road

On Fri, 07 Feb 2003 12:19:56 GMT, "BradL"
<blarden@remove.this.hotmail.com> wrote:

>thanks for that. I can't find the M compound apart from the Super Nitro size
>ones. I may be going blind of course !
>I'll keep looking.


Well, if you can make it work, Super Nitro wheels should fit and will
vastly increase the size of the contact patch. I'm going to pick up a
set for going really, really fast.

Bubba
HPI Micro RS4 Viper GTSR- For sale
AE RC10LSS Diablo VT- Also for sale:
http://home.swbell.net/lt1_z28/rc10lss_for_sale.htm
Coming soon: Insanely fast Losi XXX-S
Old Feb 07, 2003, 05:22 PM
sanj.varah
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Re: Rubber tyres for 1/10th scale on-road

HPI Advans is what we use on a netball court!

sanj

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"BradL" <blarden@remove.this.hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1044589608.272288@mx2.syd2.portico6.com.au...
> G'Day All,
>
> I'm after some suggestions for rubber tyres that actually have decent
> traction on race unprepared road surface.
> Say netball court type surface.
>
> I have unbelted slicks (I think they are Eagle brand) and they are quite
> slippery.
> I do have a couple of sets of the proline v-rage tyres but I am not happy
> with those either......
>
> Anyone have a favourite ?
>
> Regards,
> Brad.
>
>



Old Feb 07, 2003, 06:32 PM
BradL
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Re: Rubber tyres for 1/10th scale on-road

sanj.varah wrote:
> HPI Advans is what we use on a netball court!
>
> sanj
>
>
> "BradL" <blarden@remove.this.hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1044589608.272288@mx2.syd2.portico6.com.au...
>> G'Day All,
>>
>> I'm after some suggestions for rubber tyres that actually have decent
>> traction on race unprepared road surface.
>> Say netball court type surface.
>>
>> I have unbelted slicks (I think they are Eagle brand) and they are
>> quite slippery.
>> I do have a couple of sets of the proline v-rage tyres but I am not
>> happy with those either......
>>
>> Anyone have a favourite ?
>>
>> Regards,
>> Brad.


Thanks Guys,

I will have to wait a couple more weeks for my next pay cheque......damn !
I've had a look locally and can't find anyone that sells them, so it's back
to TowerHobbies.
For now I am just going to try the Proline V-Rage as I have a couple of sets
of those.

Regards,
Brad.


Old Feb 08, 2003, 07:12 PM
Stan Marsh
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Re: Rubber tyres for 1/10th scale on-road

Brad,
We use "take off" or sorex tyres on our track. The track is next to a dirt
road, and although we use a blower - it is still dusty. Both these tyres
are slicks.
I got a set of V Rages with my NTC3, and they wore pretty quickly.
I tried these at the track:
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/WTI0001P?&I=LXM972
They weren't toooo bad, take off's are the best IMO.

Our old track was on polished concrete and Eagle rally blocks were fantastic
=)
Pete


Old Feb 09, 2003, 01:02 AM
BradL
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Re: Rubber tyres for 1/10th scale on-road

Stan Marsh wrote:
> Brad,
> We use "take off" or sorex tyres on our track. The track is next to
> a dirt road, and although we use a blower - it is still dusty. Both
> these tyres are slicks.
> I got a set of V Rages with my NTC3, and they wore pretty quickly.
> I tried these at the track:
> http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/WTI0001P?&I=LXM972
> They weren't toooo bad, take off's are the best IMO.
>
> Our old track was on polished concrete and Eagle rally blocks were
> fantastic =)
> Pete


Thanks Pete,

I'll have a look around for the take off/sorex ones.
OK on the Eagle rally one's....hehehe....I have three of those on rims
somewhere. The 4th shredded itself on my 4-tec for no apparent reason.

Regards,
Brad.


Old Feb 11, 2003, 12:02 PM
Chris
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Re: Rubber tyres for 1/10th scale on-road

"Tempestnightmare" <tempestnightmare@comcast.net> wrote in message news:<GWidnYRURLkPp96jXTWcqA@comcast.com>...
> HPI has a set of slicks i use for drags...I think they are the
> M-30's....real sticky...check on www.hpiracing.com
> Jon
>


Ditto. I've got a pair of belted slicks (33R compound I think) that
are great. Plenty of traction on nice, smooth surfaces.
 


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