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    Tire warmers

    So I just got the 4-Tec 2.0 VXL and it is very squirrelly at even just 30mph. I have great control and traction with my Slash 2wd VXL at 45mph. I just found out tire warmers existed (since it's not really feasible to warm them on the track in the traditional way). Does anyone have any experience with tire warmers? I know I need to replace the stock tires to get more grip, but this crossed my mind.

    https://www.skyrc.com/SKYRC_Tire_Warmer

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    Hm. I feel like it should be stable at 30mph with either cold or warm tires. That it built for high speed.

    Do you have a suspension problem? Or maybe an alignment issue? Have you done any recent work on the car?

    Nonetheless, a tire warmer would help save your tires for sure. I feel like trying to burn them to heat them up isn't the most efficient idea. Maybe the fastest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calebs0615 View Post
    Hm. I feel like it should be stable at 30mph with either cold or warm tires. That it built for high speed.

    Do you have a suspension problem? Or maybe an alignment issue? Have you done any recent work on the car?

    Nonetheless, a tire warmer would help save your tires for sure. I feel like trying to burn them to heat them up isn't the most efficient idea. Maybe the fastest.

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    It's a 4-Tec 2.0 VXL and is stock; I just picked it up today. All I've done is adjust the body mounts and added a body. The tires just feel very hard.

    Edit: I did add shock preloaders because the ones that came on there let everything just giggle around.
    Last edited by Spechal; 09-14-2020 at 07:40 PM.

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    I'd say the stock 4 Tec 2.0 is pretty squirmy at high speeds with the stock tires, they are more for drifting around on asphalt. Even if they are warmed, I don't think it would be much of an improvement.

    If you are doing speed runs, or running it at high speeds, better tires would help a lot, and a locked spool in place of the front diff would also help with the stability.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RCWilly View Post
    I'd say the stock 4 Tec 2.0 is pretty squirmy at high speeds with the stock tires, they are more for drifting around on asphalt. Even if they are warmed, I don't think it would be much of an improvement.

    If you are doing speed runs, or running it at high speeds, better tires would help a lot, and a locked spool in place of the front diff would also help with the stability.
    Yeah, I am going to see what foams and stickies the LHS has tomorrow. Thanks for the insight.

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