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marc
2008.10.05, 09:31 PM
Hey, does anybody know how well foam tires work on RCP track? I'm asking cause Fovea has made some really nice foam tires for the 1/43 Dnano and I'd like to get a set of foamies from him. They were made to fit the custom aluminum wheels from AVM.
I'm wondering since I have a Mini96 at home, if the foams will grip well on this type of surface?

cowboysir
2008.10.06, 12:48 AM
foams in certain circumstances perform better than rubber but the durometer is very important... the wrong density is like having the wrong softness/hardness of rubber tires.

Try them and see...being 1/43 they can't be very expensive.;)

marc
2008.10.06, 12:36 PM
No, the parts aren't expensive, only the car! What is durometer? You mean diameter or do you mean compound?

cowboysir
2008.10.06, 12:47 PM
In 1/10th and 1/8th foams the foam tire rating is in "shore" or durometer....it's essentially like the number value they have for Z tires. The lower the value the softer the tire.;)

bmxtrev
2008.10.06, 08:14 PM
i put xmod foams on my mr-02, and those have loads of grip. But usually i will find that my reflex's are better, because my foams tend to lose grip when i accelerate or brake too quickly.