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fastmax
2013.07.06, 10:41 AM
Any foam tires made by anyone? Or has anyone come up with some DIY foam tires? Plan to run at a local carpet track, and foams have always been my preferred tire choice.

cowboysir
2013.07.06, 11:45 AM
Google GRP, GQ and XPower. GQ are donuts that you can make your own foams with some gluing and trueing but the others are prebuilt.

Edit: didn't realize you were talking about Buggy...GRP is likely just touring foams.

chad508
2013.07.06, 12:21 PM
gq makes foams for f1 and they should be about the right size

Rune
2013.07.06, 05:25 PM
Kyosho and XPower makes preglued foam tires for the buggy.

fastmax
2013.07.07, 12:23 PM
Thanks for all the replies. The XPower tires look to fit the bill perfectly.

machgo5go
2013.07.07, 01:56 PM
IF you are gun hole as us chasing the ultimate grip besides X power,
Hear is another alternative in foam donuts:
http://competition-rc.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=326_343&osCsid=246c28b054e4c2c47cfed6e6e080eb4b

fastmax
2013.07.07, 02:40 PM
Thank you!! I believe I'll order some of those as well. Never hurts to have more options on hand.

fastmax
2013.07.28, 06:10 PM
Got some of the Kyosho foams installed. Haven't tried them on the track yet, but they feel real nice and I have high hopes for how they will perform.

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd78/fast-max/Mini-Zs/IMAG0443_zps2c0a2274.jpg (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/fast-max/media/Mini-Zs/IMAG0443_zps2c0a2274.jpg.html)

Also went ahead and installed the Atomic chassis protector skid plate, and a PN 70T motor.

fastmax
2016.02.10, 03:59 PM
Ordered some PN Racing wheels, and made some foam tires from bicycle grips for the Z buggy. Ran a couple sets of batts through them last night, and I'm very pleased with how they perform. Right on par with the Kyosho foams I've been running, plus IMO they look much better than the plain ole dish wheels.


http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd78/fast-max/Mini-Zs/IMG_3672_zpsx0eoupci.jpg (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/fast-max/media/Mini-Zs/IMG_3672_zpsx0eoupci.jpg.html)

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd78/fast-max/Mini-Zs/IMG_3673_zpsayeldgbz.jpg (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/fast-max/media/Mini-Zs/IMG_3673_zpsayeldgbz.jpg.html)

briankstan
2016.02.10, 04:24 PM
do you have a part number for the Kyosho foam tires?

fastmax
2016.02.10, 04:28 PM
MBT003M are the ones I have.

briankstan
2016.02.10, 04:45 PM
MBT003M are the ones I have.

thanks, I didn't even know they made them. :)

fastmax
2016.02.10, 04:51 PM
No problem. They're decent, I've been running a set for a while now and they are holding up well.

imxlr8ed
2016.02.11, 10:28 AM
IF you are gun hole as us chasing the ultimate grip besides X power...

Pretty sure it's "gung-ho", but for some reason yours is funnier! :D

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gung-ho

But apparently, gun hole is in the urban dictionary...

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=gunhole

Yeah, I do know what, and how big of one I can be!

fastmax
2016.02.11, 11:07 AM
Lol! That's funny stuff!