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    foam tires

    i have the jato 3.3 and i was wondering if i got foam tires would they be better than the stock andacondas....also i was wondering if the truck would still wheelie?......kind of in a hurry my stock tire blew and now im leaving for vaca in two days...i got talons on it now but they are garbage on road....i need street tires FAST! please help thanks
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    Would foam tires be better than anacondas? ... erm... YES!! you get just about infinite grip on road with them and hardly ever wheelspin, plus because you got loads of grip, with the right suspension set up etc. you'll still wheelie fine. Normally most people use a traction compound with foam tires to get the best results. Not sure how they hook up in wet conditions, never tried... but obviously they're guna be rubbish off road.
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    first of all, you should use the search button. You will find numerous threads about foam tires.

    I don't think you'll be able to wheelie with the foams. They are a little smaller and I don't think you'll be able to. You need to use traction compound and treat them with it. I would get Road Rages instead of foams. I would also use the search button before posting a thread that has been posted many times before.
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    +1 to Jato25n33

    Pro-Lines Road Rage II's are the best for road use...or you get the 17mm adapters that New Era makes and get OFNA 17mm foams (1/8th scale buggy wheels/tires)...they are pre mounted foams on rims
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    Quote Originally Posted by redck1979
    +1 to Jato25n33

    Pro-Lines Road Rage II's are the best for road use...or you get the 17mm adapters that New Era makes and get OFNA 17mm foams (1/8th scale buggy wheels/tires)...they are pre mounted foams on rims
    Ok what's the difference between the blue dot, and yellow dot. I'm assuming one is harder than the other. But a solid answer would be great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lylej2k
    Ok what's the difference between the blue dot, and yellow dot. I'm assuming one is harder than the other. But a solid answer would be great.
    yes one is harder than the the other...not sure which one is harder/softer...but jato75 always endorsed(used) the blue dot ones...somewhere in these threads he explained the difference of the two...trying to find that now...

    found it...

    Quote Originally Posted by jato75
    since i posted new pics of my jato, i've been getting ALOT of PM's about how to get them...here you go, everyone!

    adapters:

    http://www.neweramodels.com/cgi-bin/...=&part_id=3244

    wheels and tires:

    http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXKKF5&P=7

    traction compound:

    http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...on&FVPROFIL=++

    it's VERY important to treat these foams with traction compound 3-4 times before running them for the first time...it will ensure a long life for the foams.

    how long do they last?

    if you treat them right they can easily outlast a set of road rages...the foam is thick and long lasting.

    what compound do i get?

    green or blue...yellow is too soft.

    where else can i get foams?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/GREEN-FOAM-TIRES...QQcmdZViewItem


    pics:

    17mm foams:



    and the ebay foams:


    take care!
    Last edited by redck1979; 07-09-2007 at 07:00 PM.
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    go with the 17mmm new era adapters and get the ofna foams...blue...the yellows are too soft and have a tendency to fall apart, tearing, chunking...etc... but, ....the blues i had out lasted my road rages by far.

    they can still pull wheelies, better than the stock wheels and tires because they have better grip and are larger and lighter.

    if you don't wanna do wheelies, lower the ride height of the suspension and run the middle battery...that will eliminate them all together....

    the foams are the best of the best, onroad. get some traction compound and they'll last next to forever.

    take care.

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    hey...those look familiar!!!

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    the ofna 17mm foams I got at tower after i got the new era 17mm adapters...the other foams were gotten on ebay.

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    Excellent. Thank you. Now on the compound. the link takes you to a page with 2 or 3 types. which is best?
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    reed post #7 by jato75...already answered...
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    Ya like a nitwit I looked at the pic and seen it there. But this ones NOT in the manual!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lylej2k
    Ya like a nitwit I looked at the pic and seen it there. But this ones NOT in the manual!
    ...seeing its an after market part...go figure its not covered in the manual...lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by redck1979
    ...seeing its an after market part...go figure its not covered in the manual...lol
    But it should be! lol I think its HIGH time Jato75 wrote "The Idiots Guide to Upgrading Your Jato" or something to that effect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lylej2k
    But it should be! lol I think its HIGH time Jato75 wrote "The Idiots Guide to Upgrading Your Jato" or something to that effect.
    +1000000000...agreed...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lylej2k
    Excellent. Thank you. Now on the compound. the link takes you to a page with 2 or 3 types. which is best?

    this is the best stuff...

    http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXJDB6&P=ML

    the other ones work just as well, but you need to keep those compounds and all the tires you use it on in a garage or you'll mess up your noggin with the fumes.

    the odorless stuff is the most effective and dosen't have any fumes.

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    I will be looking into adding the foam tires soon too

    Thanks!

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    Any links to the ofna 17mm foams?
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    post #6 above...
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    No where do you get them at
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    can i put 2.2 tires/ rims on my stock jato? cuz usually when i look for "jato" tires /wheels they are all 2.8

    ???

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    Any links to the foam wheels? I like the "ebay foams" but any that will work because I really really want them.
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