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    Hard Compound vs Soft Compound Performance

    I have 2 sets of tires for my Slash 4x4, the original hard compound set and a set of soft coumpounds from a Platinum Slash. I know the hard compound will last longer with less traction and the soft compound will have better traction but wear faster. Which one will do better overall? I'm gonna be running it on asphalt as well as snow. This question has probably been asked a million times but I couldn't really get a definitive answer for running on asphalt, and there was nothing about snow.
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    I'd use the soft compound when you need the best preformance possible but just use the hard compound most of the time. That way you don't wear out your best set of tires.

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    Neither will do well on snow, I would use the hard compound for asphalt.

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    Use the soft. It isn't so soft that it will be gone in 1 run.

    I actually run grp m1, their stickiest tires. They have been great, even if they just collect the little rocks and it gets stuck to the tyres

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    I am very happy with the performance of Traxxas S1 compound tires. They are soft enough to hold the ground well on asphalt. The standard compound tires are too hard! They are good for a long life but the performance is extremely sub par!
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Sob View Post
    I am very happy with the performance of Traxxas S1 compound tires. They are soft enough to hold the ground well on asphalt. The standard compound tires are too hard! They are good for a long life but the performance is extremely sub par!
    I agree, especially on the street, the S1 is very good.
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    If you adjust the suspension performance can be close. Softer tires firmer suspension, harder tires softer suspension.
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