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    Tires

    Blew the inner sidewall out of my rear passenger tire. Do I need to replace all 4 tires, just the rear, or just the one that was damaged?

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    You should be fine to just replace the damaged one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gusd2 View Post
    You should be fine to just replace the damaged one.
    Gotcha! I was hoping that was the case. I ordered all 4, but will just make sure they're not noticeably different.

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    Unless youíre gunning for 100mph +, I donít expect youíre going to see much impact on just replacing the damaged unit.

    Iíve recently been running GRP 1/8 belted tires and have been pretty impressed. Their not as tall as oem (hence less top speed and donít fill out the wheel well as much) but so far are proving to be more durable.

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    I damaged one of mine hitting a curb , got 4 new ones as my tires were used ÖÖ...
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    To save money, maybe you should just replace a broken tire

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    If you go to discount tire they will tell you to buy at least the pair

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    Quote Originally Posted by LibertyMKiii View Post
    If you go to discount tire they will tell you to buy at least the pair
    Thatís funny!

    On my AWD, they wanted me to change all 4, when I got a nail in one and blew out the sidewall.

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    If it’s a Subaru and you value your transmission and differentials you might want to or at least have the new tire shaved down. There’s a listed tolerance for your cars tires, you should look it up and compare it to what you’re running.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goingdef View Post
    If itís a Subaru and you value your transmission and differentials you might want to or at least have the new tire shaved down. Thereís a listed tolerance for your cars tires, you should look it up and compare it to what youíre running.
    Itís an Audi, but yah same thing. This was last year and I canít remember the tolerance but I think it was in the 2/32 range. Ended up buying 2 new for the rear axle because the fronts were within range.

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    In my professional amateur opinion, you should change your XO-1 wheels in sets. If you blow a rear tire you should change both rears, and if you change a front tire you should change both fronts. I wrote a post (a while back) on how you can tell when a XO-1 wheel is about ready to break loose. It's easy to do.

    You measure and keep track of the shrinking circumference of the wheel as it wears. To find these values, what I did was, I first measured the circumference of a new wheel, then I measured the circumference of a wheel without any rubber (belt exposed), and then I added a smidge to that base (exposed belt) value.

    On the top of my head I don't remember what those values were, but I do have them written down somewhere in my secret RC book. When I get a chance I'll post them again, but all you have to do (when you know the minimum safe circumference measurement) is change your tire set when you hit the minimum circumference.

    Doing this has worked out great for me, and keeps me from having unexpected blowouts, or having to bring along an extra set of tires. Changing in sets, lets me save money (rather than changing all four), and doesn't sacrifice performance (as what would happen by changing just one tire at a time).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReglarGuy View Post
    In my professional amateur opinion, you should change your XO-1 wheels in sets. If you blow a rear tire you should change both rears, and if you change a front tire you should change both fronts. I wrote a post (a while back) on how you can tell when a XO-1 wheel is about ready to break loose. It's easy to do.

    You measure and keep track of the shrinking circumference of the wheel as it wears. To find these values, what I did was, I first measured the circumference of a new wheel, then I measured the circumference of a wheel without any rubber (belt exposed), and then I added a smidge to that base (exposed belt) value.

    On the top of my head I don't remember what those values were, but I do have them written down somewhere in my secret RC book. When I get a chance I'll post them again, but all you have to do (when you know the minimum safe circumference measurement) is change your tire set when you hit the minimum circumference.

    Doing this has worked out great for me, and keeps me from having unexpected blowouts, or having to bring along an extra set of tires. Changing in sets, lets me save money (rather than changing all four), and doesn't sacrifice performance (as what would happen by changing just one tire at a time).
    Tire circumference (New): 13 and 9/16 inches.
    Tire circumference (Need to change): 13 and 3/16 inches.
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    Tire Life

    Quote Originally Posted by ReglarGuy View Post
    Tire circumference (New): 13 and 9/16 inches.
    Tire circumference (Need to change): 13 and 3/16 inches.
    New:


    Half Worn:


    Worn Out:
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReglarGuy View Post
    New:


    Half Worn:


    Worn Out:
    Nice explanation.

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    Thanks, like I say, I haven't had a blowout since I started keeping track of my tires circumference measurements.
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    It's crazy how much smaller they get (relatively speaking)! Without measurements, it's hard to notice the gradual change over time.
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    It's crazy how much smaller they get (relatively speaking)! Without measurements, it's hard to notice the gradual change over time.
    For me (when I first got my XO-1), I didn't have time to notice the gradual change over time. (lol) Because, I blew my rear tires after only 6 battery runs. I was like, holy cow, this could get expensive! My problem was that I was running my XO-1 only clockwise on a big oval shaped track rather than straight line speed runs.

    I found out that if you do only straight line speed runs with your XO-1 its' stock tires will last almost forever. My problem was that I didn't want to do straight line speed runs...to boring. So, what I did was I experimented with different track formations to see if I could even-out my tire wear, and thereby get more tire life.

    I first tried keeping my oval track idea, but instead of just going clockwise, I tried switching back and forth between going clockwise and counter clockwise. This gave me way better tire wear (about 20 battery runs), but it was hard for me to keep track of how many laps I did and in what direction.

    Next, I tried an "L" shaped oval track, and went back and forth between clockwise and counter clock wise. This work pretty good too, but it was still hard keeping track of how many times I went from one direction to the other. Finally, though, I tried an "8" pattern track, and it worked out great!

    It was fun, and I didn't have to worry about keeping track of how many times I went in any particular direction to keep my tire wear even. With an "8" shaped track my tire wear was automatically even. So now, a "Crazy 8" is how I like to run my XO-1. It's fun, it's relaxing (especially when you can get into a rhythm), and I average about 36 battery runs with my stock XO-1 tires.

    With my tire life extended (from 6 to 36 battery runs), me changing and gluing my own tires (instead of buying pre-made stickers), my running cost of running my XO-1 is the same (or less) than if I only did straight line speed runs. Plus, it's a heck of a lot more fun.
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    How many hours would you say you're getting out of a set of tires?
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    I generally run 6400mah batteries in my XO-1, and get about 50 minutes with each set (unless I'm hot dogging around a lot). So, I'd say about 30-ish hours on the rear set, and 60-ish hours on the front set. For me, I always have to change my rears twice as much as my fronts.
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