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    best tires for top speed

    what do u guyd think the best type of tires to run for top speed test?
    tall foams, tires that expand or small tires?
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    I would think foams would be the best.
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    Rim's on a track rail.


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    foams!!!!!!!!!!


    or road rages but personally i havnt had the best of luck with them...
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    I like the stock anacondas for onroad speed runs

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    get foams like everyone says...

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    Jacos (foam)

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    wanna check them Jacos out...

    http://www.rchobbies.org/cars_jaco.htm

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    get RRII or foams

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    I would say something like a 2.8 size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MR. Clean
    I would say something like a 2.8 size.
    need4speed did streached the RRII with the 2.8 wheels
    later i did so. it's really great.

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    no one liked my idea?

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    its cool man!... I mailed it to my friend... also a RC Freak... he ordered himself a Picco .28 just because he can... he doesn't know what to do with it yet, but yeah... he has it at least...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FNR156
    no one liked my idea?
    it's mostly welcome

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    Quote Originally Posted by FNR156
    Rim's on a track rail.

    If you could pull it off this would be one very good option as the coefficient of friction would be better than any tire on road...
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    go with jaco's

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    foams ftw !!!!!!!!!

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    Everyone agrees on the foams, but not many have run them. They come with their own problems.

    My experience was the surface needs to be smooth, flat and free of debris. If you don't have this, keep the conda's.

    Next the foams have to be treated and not just once. Constantly. I used the fx compound and dries slowly, not in minutes and you can only get 2 or 3 passes before the performance falls off fast and need to be retreated.

    For high speed radar runs you should get your tune on, bring your Jato up to temp and then put on the foams and do your test runs. If not you will be all day.
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    what about the gladiator tires, there tall, wide, grippy and they expand!

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    You dont want tires that balloon for top speed. To a given speed the tire will unbalance on the wheel and create vibration on the drivetrain, vibration that will limit the axle to spin faster.

    The foam are the best option for that reason, theres no ballooning at all.
    The Ofna rubber tires you have are good also. I dont know how fast they can go without ungluing though, we got my friend buggy to 64mph for now(need wider gearing) on those tires...

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    I've tried the three main options for on road tires for the Jato. I'll rank them with reason and what surface is needed for peak performance. Ill leave the negatives for each tire at the end of their corresponding lists.

    1. Jaco Foams (I used the Purple compound)
    - the grippiest of the three
    - best "side traction" can cause "bump sliding" (impossible for any rubber tire)
    - least wheelspin from standstill to WOT
    - no tire expansion when doing speed runs
    - surface needs to be rough (bumpy to the touch) and heated (at least 80+ degrees)
    - worst on smooth pavement

    2. Proline Road Rages
    - Softer rubber as compared to Anacondas
    - "square" form that applies more contacted surface area
    - better side traction as compared to anacondas
    - slightly wider than anacondas
    - longer tread life
    - best overall tire for different pavement types (foams require specific conditions while RRs are more well-rounded)
    - expands larger when at high speeds (due to softer rubber material)

    3. Traxxas Anacondas
    - provides decent traction for a repectable period of time
    - great drift tires when worn in
    - most fun tire to drive with (in my opinion)
    - worst tread life
    - horrible side traction
    - rubber material is heavier than RRs and harder

    If anyone has any comments on my opinions of these tires, please let me know. I love the anacondas personally, they are so fun to drift with. I have three pairs of them.

    As far as front tires, the Road Rages are the best. Probably last forever. I do have front anacondas on my Nitro Rustler, but they offer more understeer as side traction is a problem with them (rounded tire promotes less contacted surface area).
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    Very nice write up.. I have tried the condas and they were ok..

    rr's were decent didn't have the traction on them like i thought they would. But a step up from conda imo.
    I really like the dirt hawgs for on road. Had good traction and pretty good for top speed, but they wore out pretty fast slidin around on pavement.

    Havn't tried foams yet so i can't comment on those.

    Over all good write up man!
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    clear brief direct points. Redman
    i tried 2&3 never tried the first 1, i do believe that redman
    would say that RRII are the " most suitable " among. taking in mind that the foams requires special surface condition as noted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by revonitro
    Everyone agrees on the foams, but not many have run them. They come with their own problems.

    My experience was the surface needs to be smooth, flat and free of debris. If you don't have this, keep the conda's.

    Next the foams have to be treated and not just once. Constantly. I used the fx compound and dries slowly, not in minutes and you can only get 2 or 3 passes before the performance falls off fast and need to be retreated.

    For high speed radar runs you should get your tune on, bring your Jato up to temp and then put on the foams and do your test runs. If not you will be all day.
    i aggree 100% with you brother .....one good thing is that the car is more stable at higher speeds because they dont ballon but im getting a traction problem even after i hit 2nd
    drive it like you stole it !!!!!

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    try soakin the condas in simple green, makes them ultra sticky!

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    I've heard that before with the simple green..
    Doesn't anyone tape their tyres? I would have thought it would help

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    yeah i tape mine. it does help them stop ballooning. but they still do. just not as much.
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    I would say go with 1/8 foam tires. That's what I'm running on my Jato.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jato25n33
    I would say go with 1/8 foam tires. That's what I'm running on my Jato.

    i heard foam tiers dont ever last...that true?

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    yes very true

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