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CristianTabush
2008.01.16, 12:22 PM
Alright first off guys two of the weapons we used to win the Atomic West Coast Race with:

1. Better Power 1000mah batteries: Tons of power and a more linear power delivery than Orion or Intellect batteries. These batteries are our choice for modified racing since they make your car much smoother and easier to drive.
http://www.reflexracing.net/prodimages/images/BP1000.jpg
2. Reflex Racing SSG (Super Soft Groove) AWD and 2wd Rear tire: After Testing tons of different slick compounds and groove patterns, we came up with the perfect depth and number of grooves for a rear 2wd and AWD tire. Not only will this tire grip better, but it will also outlast any other tire by up to 4 times.


http://www.reflexracing.net/prodimages/images/ssgawd.jpg
http://www.reflexracing.net/prodimages/images/ssg2w.jpg

3.Avid RC Bearing Kits for AWD and MR-02. Working in conjunction with AVID RC, the leading bearing manufacturer for larger scale RC cars, we were able to develop a high speed, low friction bearing specifically for the Mini-Z's. Now these bearings sets will be available exclusively through ReflexRacing.net. Pictures will be in later on today...

color01
2008.01.16, 01:21 PM
Definitely interested in these tires after watching you drive, Christian... projected pricing?

CristianTabush
2008.01.16, 01:27 PM
Tires are going to be a little pricey compared to others, but each pair will be hand cut. We are looking at about $8.00/ pair. Considering they last 3-4x what others do, the price is not bad at all.

Jonny
2008.01.16, 01:33 PM
Cristian, I agree with you on those cells. Myself and Byebye ran these in the 2007 12 hour and I still use these for general racing to this day, still good even after charging only with the Energizer 15 min charger. We only found the wrap to peel at the negative end.

Jonny

CristianTabush
2008.01.16, 05:26 PM
I am glad you like these cells. I find they have more than sufficient power on my cars. I know that the one thing I did not lack at the Atomic Race was speed!

CristianTabush
2008.01.18, 08:53 PM
Pics of the products are up! The top tire is the AWD, bottom 2WD...

color01
2008.01.18, 09:26 PM
Looks good! What are your reasons for the number and width of the grooves?

CristianTabush
2008.01.18, 10:25 PM
AWD needs less grooves since the car naturally produces more grip. The grooves allow the tire to get up to temperature quicker and provide more lateral grip due to deflection. The MR02 likes 4 grooves and at the specific depth they seem to work best. Any deeper and they get too squirmy. More grooves and straight line acceleration suffers due to a smaller contact patch.

Red Team
2008.01.19, 12:29 PM
These tires would be good for RCP or also for carpet ?

color01
2008.01.19, 12:54 PM
AWD needs less grooves since the car naturally produces more grip. The grooves allow the tire to get up to temperature quicker and provide more lateral grip due to deflection. The MR02 likes 4 grooves and at the specific depth they seem to work best. Any deeper and they get too squirmy. More grooves and straight line acceleration suffers due to a smaller contact patch.
Thanks for the detailed explanation. :) Have you experimented with the width of the grooves? I saw your 02 at the Atomic race and the groove pattern seemed a little different than this new picture here.

briankstan
2008.01.19, 12:54 PM
When will the tires be available? I'm interested in getting some.

also are there front and Rear tires available for the 2WD?

CristianTabush
2008.01.19, 05:34 PM
Brian,
They are available on the site already...

Color,
This is exactly the same groove pattern that I ran on the 2wd at the Atomic Race. For AWD, I am also working on a single groove tire which I had really good luck testing with today on the AWD. The width of the grooves does make a difference, but again this is the best we have found.

RedTeam,
Silicone tires seem to do best on carpet to this point. This compound I am using is optimized for RCP and has very little silicone. I've heard the best for carpet is Atomic 10 rear groove (called slick). I also got in today a whole bunch of carpet tires from PN to experiment with on our new carpet track next week and thereon after. My intention is to provide the best set-up development and support for both surfaces. As soon as I know more about tires and set-up, I'll let you know. Everything will be documented and posted on our site...

mk2kompressor
2008.01.19, 06:26 PM
the guys in germany were using something very similar to the atm "slick" grooves,but like you said almost pure silicone for carpet.
the closest we could get was to use the actual 10deg atm's

those grooves are deffo the way to go:D

Red Team
2008.01.20, 02:49 AM
Curentelly I'm using the PN carpet tires...they are very good on our carpet but I think they wearing pretty fast. I should try the Atomic though.

arch2b
2008.01.20, 09:27 AM
you can check with cooldragon, he makes sillicone tires for european market. a couple years ago there was one dopemstic shop that sold his ice tires but i've lost track of what that one was. he's a member here though, .cooldragon i think it is. he also made the best custom overland tires other than rcm super swampers. i'll email you his contact info cristian.

Flashsp-2
2008.01.20, 08:55 PM
you can check with cooldragon, he makes sillicone tires for european market. a couple years ago there was one dopemstic shop that sold his ice tires but i've lost track of what that one was. he's a member here though, .cooldragon i think it is. he also made the best custom overland tires other than rcm super swampers. i'll email you his contact info cristian.

that is microracers24 dot com...

CristianTabush
2008.01.24, 02:19 PM
List updated!

CristianTabush
2008.01.24, 11:41 PM
The bearings are awesome! Just got them in. The front MR02 are 1/2 shields and they spin forever, as good as ceramics, for 1/3 of the price for a full set. The AWD bearings are just as good as Kyosho bearings for a fraction of the price as well...

Red Team
2008.01.25, 04:16 AM
Cristian, i still can't find these bearings on your shop...they are not in yet ?

CristianTabush
2008.01.25, 05:05 AM
Bearings will go up today on the site... Just wanted to make the announcement before they went on

Red Team
2008.01.25, 05:19 AM
That's great !

CristianTabush
2008.01.25, 05:58 AM
Red Team Bearings are up! I am very happy with the pricing as well... $10 for an MR-02 bearing set and $15 for an AWD.

madf1man
2008.01.25, 03:10 PM
Ok who's here posting in Cristian's name! 5am in the morning, NO WAY!:eek:

ruf
2008.01.30, 07:29 PM
An email from one of our customers:
"I finally got a chance to check out the new Reflex Racing SSG2WD tires on my HFAY car and they performed flawlessly. Our RCP track is a little old and very dusty, and the tire had a tremendous amount of grip."

Tjay
2008.01.31, 01:13 AM
After our poinst series this Saturday... I will be testing the new Reflex Racing SSG2WD tires. I will keep you guys posted!

Tjay
2008.02.04, 12:14 AM
tons of grip for my 2wd :D !!!!

I have been racing 98mm MR02 Mclaren until the atomic race that was held a month ago. I needed to run 94mm to get more rear traction... on the same layout, I tried the 98MM McL again with the Kyosho 20's in the rear. The car spins out almost every turn not unless I baby the throttle. After 15 mins of running the Kyosho 20's I then tried the SSG2WD (reflexracing tire). Man, this thing hooks up like I was running my 94mm SC430! I have tried Kyosho 30's, PN 15 and now running PN 10's in the front just so I can have steering on-throttle. I can not even tell if there was a tweak on the car because these tires are hookin' up like crazy!

Another "must have items" on your tool box!

-TJ

arch2b
2008.02.04, 08:42 AM
what selection is recommended for rcp? i'm not even sure if they are offered in various degree's?

CristianTabush
2008.02.04, 11:06 AM
SSG2wd for the MR-02, only 1 compound right now. (SS which means Super Soft). I use them with Atomic AW 40 fronts or GPM 20s with tread. Tires that have a ton of grip are needed for the car to steer as TJay found out.

Tjay
2008.02.25, 03:55 AM
Just got my new AWD up and running this weekend. I am running stock shaft, ATM ball diffs, PN alum motor pinion, ATM spur, ATM shaft 8 pinion and the new reflex racings bearing. With these new sets of bearing my awd is super smooth, quiet and efficient... others thinks that my car is a 2wd because of how quiet and smooth the car goes around the track.

-TJ

ruf
2008.02.25, 01:42 PM
These bearings kick a$$. AVID did us real good by these. I've always stuck by the MZR dry bearings for maximum performance, but lately I've just been using other brands to try them out (cost/convenience/etc.) Most other brands you have to blow out the grease or oil, etc and relube. Even then they just don't spin very free. I built up the Pro27 with the AVID/Reflex bearings, and they spin free straight out of the package. I'll be retrofitting all of my cars with them from now on! :D

To be honest, we intended these bearings to be a low-cost alternative to high-performance ceramic/dry bearings, but I'm VERY happy to say that they've exceeded all performance expectations. These are GREAT bearings at a AMAZING price. At $10 for MR-02 and $15 for AWD, you can afford to kit out all of your cars and have spares on hand (great for MR-02 front tire/wheel swaps and diff rebuilds). Mucho respect to AVID for making this happen.

z3zinho
2008.02.26, 06:12 PM
The bearings are indeed realy good. I just cleaned mine with some degreaser, and just free spining the wheels compared them with another guys bearings.

He had just cleaned hes expensive ceramic bearings also, and was 'showing off' that hes bearings spun for ages, that was until he saw my bearings spining even longer :D

For the price the performance is realy amazing, and as RUF already mentioned, they are so cheap that you can have more then one set without spending as much on two bearing set's as you would on a readyset ;)

ruf
2008.02.27, 06:52 PM
I need more bearings!!! :D

BTW, one of the reasons these spin so free is the arrangement of the shields. Make sure that you install them with the shields on the outside, so that the unshielded sides protected by the wheel and not exposed.

With the SSG tires, MAKE SURE TO GLUE! These tires manage temperature and generate grip through tread flex, so if the tire isn't glued, the flex is uncontrolled leading to accelerated wear and compromised traction. Tape is not enough.

Flashsp-2
2008.05.06, 06:55 AM
So I finally got my hands on some SSG mr02 tires, mounted them up (glued of course), and I have to say these are the best tires I have used in the rear. I have tried the Kyosho radials, Kyosho slicks, the new Kyosho radials (all in 20*), PN 8 radials, and PN 6 slicks, and none of them hold a corner as well as the SSG. I can now use my Pit Shimizu 15s on the front without snap oversteer, which is a first. Love these tires, thanks again Reflex Racing...