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Old 08-22-2017, 06:29 AM
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They should feel good because they are softer
But the test will be after they are run for a while
After they break in will they be to soft
In racing on hard packed dirt I have three set of tires one new set I'm working to break in and one race set and one old set and the main difference in all three is the foam
How hard it is and the release agent on the tire to get it out of the mold
The shiny coating on the tire it makes it slick till it wares off
Why 3 sets the old set the foam is to soft so we cut the tire off the rim on one side and take the old foam out and put new foam back in and re glue the tire and you have a new race set
This is not 1/5 it's in 1/8 1/10 off road and it's a lot easier to get 1/5 off the rims
But if I wanted a immediate race tire I'd take a wire brush to the tire to get the release agent off it
That's race tires 101 from a broke racer
That spends all his money on tires
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Old 10-08-2017, 11:49 PM
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You were right nitrocat, the GRP x soft foams just don't hold up like the Losi foams. They were pretty awesome for about a month, then they started breaking down allowing too much side wall flex.
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Old 10-09-2017, 06:18 AM
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Itís a shame that you only have one choice in foams
But the Losi are the best out there
When the car first came out they offered hard and soft compounds for it but when they switched suppliers for the truck the choice went away
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Old 10-09-2017, 11:09 AM
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I keep hoping they will release a TLR 5ive-T kit to replace the race roller, not holding my breath!
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Old 10-09-2017, 12:22 PM
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That would be great

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