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Old 2002.04.15, 05:20 AM   #1
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Thumbs up more stability...

hi all...

here's a tip that i did to all of my cars... it is supposed to give you more stability by widening the track width on your mini-z.

kyosho's stock tires usually have a recess on the inner side of the tire which is supposed to fit on the ridge on the inner part of the stock rim.

i've noticed when the tire is properly attatched to the rim, some part of the outer rims are exposed (approx 1mm) and is susceptible to nicks and kinks during crashes...

as an experiment, i tried putting them on backwards meaning the tires with the recess were facing outwards, and it helped two fold:

first, it helps protect the rims since they don't protrude as much.

second and probably more important, it widened the track width by a few mm. (all i know is that a wider track width is supposed to improve stability)

note: since the tires are now a bit wider (by a few mm., some bodies will reqiure you to dremel the front/rear wheel well to accomodate the additional width... hope this helps...

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Old 2002.04.15, 07:51 PM   #2
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Herman, in addition, you can purchase "flat" tires from Kyosho and GPM that give you more surface area and wider track.
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Old 2002.04.15, 10:37 PM   #3
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yep...

i use flat semi-wide kyosho tires in the back, and stock hard tires in the front, both put on the way i described...

as for gpm tires, you'll have to find the right size that will fit the stock kyosho rims.
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Old 2002.04.15, 10:44 PM   #4
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u can make the kyosho stock tires flat also.... just go out to a smooth parking lot and run your car in circles and in every which way for about an hour.... they will wear down flat....
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Old 2002.04.16, 12:25 AM   #5
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or fit them on a dremel and sand them down flat... i know i got that in here somewhere...
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Old 2002.04.16, 12:33 AM   #6
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found the thread...

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showth...&threadid=1525

i cut a stock gear diff axle and used that to put into the dremel

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Old 2002.04.25, 12:27 PM   #7
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damn I was gonna suggest that It works GREAT!!! The traction increase from sanding your tires flat is enormous.
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