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benmlee
2007.09.08, 07:14 PM
This was a side mentioned in the Kyosho tire thread. The tire is significant enough to have its own mention. Now there is another choice for a consistent 8 deg tire for RCP tracks.
I tried a pair last night. It was good traction even when all the treads were gone like the old GPM tires. Hopefully, finding a tire with consistent good traction will be solved.

lfisminiz
2007.09.09, 12:19 AM
I agree. All the Pn rcp tires seem to be real good.

will3kgt
2007.09.09, 09:46 AM
They're my favorite tire. Not as much wear as the Kyosho.

ub0211042
2007.09.11, 05:14 AM
will 8 deg last as long as 10 deg?
i'm using 10 deg on all wheels but seems to wear off in less than 2 weeks

CristianTabush
2007.09.11, 12:48 PM
2 weeks for a set of tires is a lot, I usually replace them after 3 or 4 runs if running the modified class. Performance drops off severely after this....

bemoore
2007.09.11, 02:33 PM
Wow! Are you guys serious? I ran a set of Atomic 10 Grooved rears for a whole season on a stock class MR-02 with VDS body. I think I made it to 6 or 7 races. The tires were shot at the end of the season, but they still had grip.

Road Block
2007.09.11, 03:56 PM
Are you racing on RCP tracks? From my back to back testing the Atomic 10deg handle like crap, the PN10 is much better and the new RRR08 makes my car push. I race to win, not so that I could save $4 and be slow.

My 2 cents

Road Block
2007.09.11, 04:05 PM
Okay, my reply sound kinda harsh. Let me clarify it a little. I found tires that have any silicon content to be slippery on RCP. Tires like the Atomic 10 and Kyosho F1 10deg rear they are just no good on RCP, but they are not bad on Carpet from what I heard. Natural rubber tire like the PN's and some old GPM handle so much better on RCP its beyond comparison. I also found most silicon tire to last longer than natural rubber.

bemoore
2007.09.11, 04:33 PM
We ran an RCP track. I was bummed for weeks because I couldn't get a set of GPM 8's for the rear. Then someone in the club had some for sale and I bought them. The Atomics worked just slightly better. If it matters, I run a VDS body.

bemoore
2007.09.11, 04:34 PM
I meant to ask, how do you know if a tire is silicon or natural rubber?

Road Block
2007.09.11, 04:44 PM
I meant to ask, how do you know if a tire is silicon or natural rubber?
By smell and feel, silicon tire feels like they have a layer of oil on them, but this oily feeling is not removable by motor spray or solvent. Pan car body do make a difference. The Pan body have a lot of rear down force to begin with which might mask the problem. There are also so many batch of GPM 8 out there and that is the original problem that you don't know what you will get.

svt-racer
2007.10.03, 10:08 PM
This was a side mentioned in the Kyosho tire thread. The tire is significant enough to have its own mention. Now there is another choice for a consistent 8 deg tire for RCP tracks.
I tried a pair last night. It was good traction even when all the treads were gone like the old GPM tires. Hopefully, finding a tire with consistent good traction will be solved.


I tried this tire for the first time last Friday on my MR-02 and it was hooked. I cannot use the Kyosho 20 degrees anymore since they don't have the same grip as they used to a year ago. Something changed in the manufacturing process/batch of those Kyosho tires that they simply don't grip anymore. I will see how long these new PN tires will last, but at least I feel good that I have a solution to rely on. I run in the front the Kyosho 30 degrees, that provide enough grip to the car.

Z_408
2007.10.14, 05:10 PM
We have tried these tires at our track and they seem to work well. However they seem to go thin pretty quick.

ub0211042
2007.10.14, 09:31 PM
how about pit shimizu tires? if feels so grip to ur fingers but on track i use 35 degree slick for front and rear, the car is just like drifting on the track.

heard that someone on this forum said it is made by silicone, maybe that what caused it to be so slippery. Can't find the higher grip ones so i go for 35 first.

anyone used shimizu tires before on RCP and on AWD?

R magic
2007.11.11, 03:24 AM
Just wondering if anyone know what is the pit shimizu web sit?

ub0211042
2007.11.11, 04:00 AM
Just wondering if anyone know what is the pit shimizu web sit?

here's the link (http://www.pit-shimizu.com/index_page_english/index_e.html)

R magic
2007.11.11, 03:42 PM
Thanks for the link