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Wedginator
2002.06.03, 06:37 PM
hi,
my friend gave me a set of Tamiya Mini 4WD reston tires. I put them on my mini-z and ran it in my living room. the room is completely hardwood floor so usually rubber tires will attract dust and loose grip.... anyways, I put the reston tires on and WOW!!! Amazing results!!! I can tackle corners at full speed.... and with the X-Speed + squat bearing can, I can accelerate like mad.... it's amazing..... oh man.... i'm so hyped up about this performance increase......

oh yea, i can do traction rolls too....

ekek
2002.06.03, 08:18 PM
Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow Thats so cool!!!!! kinda:o but that is good because i can now drive my car in my house. Where can you get these reston tires?

Wedginator
2002.06.03, 08:27 PM
well, my friend gave me his set... but i'm pretty sure they sell it in any LHS that sell tamiya 4wd cars....

Strider-
2002.06.03, 10:37 PM
But Tamiya is pretty ancient now.........and never even really became a fad in the US.......so it might be somewhat harder to find them.......but you'll probably be able to find them cause Dungan Racers are taking the place of Mini4wd in Japan and they can use same tires :)

W-tone
2002.06.03, 11:20 PM
Well.. dangun racers only have 8mm tires as mini4wd has 8mm and 11+ mm tires.
I can't recall exactly, but I had to trim the rear tire to fit the CLK rims.
I'd recommend you search for the mini4wd tires, they don't look so cool, but they're cheap and the grip is amazing compared to stock tires :)

Edit: usually you trim the TIRE rather than the wheel :) ok, I did remove the ridge from the wheels also.

herman
2002.06.03, 11:30 PM
wedge- what color are they? at the track most guys get the gray colored ones as they offer best durability with grip... :D

herman
2002.06.03, 11:31 PM
you'll have to cut them down to size with an xacto knife though...

Ken Mifune
2002.06.04, 12:32 AM
Dudes, I've always said that should be the first upgrade.;)
I still can't figure out if Reston is the brand name or the material name but all I know is that they grip like hell.
Maybe not always the best choice in tires but certainly for low traction situations.

W-tone
2002.06.04, 12:39 AM
Grey reston?
Where can I get some?

Strider-
2002.06.04, 12:47 AM
Originally posted by Ken Mifune
Dudes, I've always said that should be the first upgrade.;)
I still can't figure out if Reston is the brand name or the material name but all I know is that they grip like hell.
Maybe not always the best choice in tires but certainly for low traction situations.

Reston is the material.......Tamiya makes rubber, sponge, and reston tires for the Mini4wd :)

Strider-
2002.06.04, 12:49 AM
Originally posted by herman
wedge- what color are they? at the track most guys get the gray colored ones as they offer best durability with grip... :D

I really doubt color matters........i've seen orange restons, blue, red, yellow, green, heck even rainbow.....and i didn't see much difference in the performance ...

Wedginator
2002.06.04, 09:08 AM
mine are black....
here's 2pics...

Wedginator
2002.06.04, 09:08 AM
it does make my car look weird.... but I NEED TRACTION!! :D

Wedginator
2002.06.04, 03:39 PM
i've had this car since x-mas of 2001... and i've been racing it like every single day for 2 hours per day..... I go to my LHS which also has a track almost every week and crash around there.... and additional scratches come from parking lots, driveways, and other stuff.....

i don't need to glue my tires on cuz they stay on quite well..... i haven't tried the foams so i'm not sure how foams handle like....

herman
2002.06.05, 01:00 AM
most of us use double sided tape and if they are a bit thick, we use the dremel to sand it down...

herman
2002.06.05, 01:03 AM
er i forgot to add... use an extra rear stock gear diff axle (taking out the spur gear of course), attatch the foam to the rim, attatch rim to the axle and finally attatch the axle to the dremel... use an xacto knife to cut to size of the rim, and use sandpaper to sand the foams to the disired diameter... :D

ekek
2002.06.07, 09:25 PM
i went and got a mini-4wd at my LCS (local chinese store) and the tires fit over top of my mini-z tires. The model is by tamiya so i dont know? is there some version i should have got or something?