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    Question New Tires

    I have a 4-tec 2.0 that has a 35T-55 ratio (70 mph/112 kph) and I am going through tires pretty fast, and I am looking for a better wheel/tire to use. I am looking for anything that last long but still has good strait line grip. Also should I go foam or stay rubber?

    I am not a racer and mainly drive on asphalt and concrete.

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    Foam tires offer better grip, and also wear out less. However, foam tires chunk out easily (chunks of foam may get chipped if it goes on terrain that is too rough for it). The stock tires are the longest lasting tires that I am currently aware of (other tires are more race/grip oriented).
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    That gearing on 3s is epic, i tried it for a while on contact foams, the foams last well but you need to remember they are foam not rubber, if you slide around and drift you will chunk the edges out, if you just run circuits on and off throttle they will last you a long time.

    I now run 29/62 and it's still awesome but more controllable.

    Fwiw i run 26mm up front and 30mm rear, around 35 to 40 shore and as their cheap i buy 3 or 4 full sets at a time.



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    I second contact foam tires, last me 3x as long as rubber. No issues with chunks, running 3s. 55/35. I tried more expensive foams tires and wore out faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeyRC View Post
    That gearing on 3s is epic, i tried it for a while on contact foams, the foams last well but you need to remember they are foam not rubber, if you slide around and drift you will chunk the edges out, if you just run circuits on and off throttle they will last you a long time.

    I now run 29/62 and it's still awesome but more controllable.

    Fwiw i run 26mm up front and 30mm rear, around 35 to 40 shore and as their cheap i buy 3 or 4 full sets
    Please review how you mount the contact foams. I read review on Amain that said the 30mm set did not fit a 4 tec 2.0. Thanks for any info.
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    I totally forgot to mention, i run 10mm extenders on each corner, like these. No slop, great fit.

    It dosent extend the car by 20mm as the wheels have a negative offset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeyRC View Post
    I totally forgot to mention, i run 10mm extenders on each corner, like these. No slop, great fit.

    It dosent extend the car by 20mm as the wheels have a negative offset.

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    Do you have a link to amazon or ebay or someplace for these? I would like to run non-hex tires as well as hexed.

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