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Old 2001.12.14, 05:38 PM   #1
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someone give some info on tyres?

I wanna know the different characteristics of the different kind of tyres available. For eg slick and no slick and foam tyres. Also the different degrees of tyres which are available. What are the handling characteristics of these tyres and what kind of ground do they best run on.

Currently I'm using slick 25 degrees in front and 20 degrees at the back which was recommended to me for running on smooth tile.
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Old 2001.12.14, 05:50 PM   #2
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Basically there are two kinds of tires, foam and rubber. The foams really maximize traction on most surfaces. However, they can be too much and cause your car to roll if the surface is already pretty grippy. Rubber tires come in various compounds, with the lower degree meaning softer and therefore more traction. You can also get treaded rubber tires which look really cool and tend to have a little less traction than slicks due to the reduced amount of rubber that's actually touching the ground. Let me know if you have any other questions - thanks!
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Old 2001.12.14, 07:52 PM   #3
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With the V Radial tires, are they good for wood, carpet, and tile?
would you recommend them more than the stocks and the soft compound. If not, what degree would you recommend for me??
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Old 2001.12.14, 09:58 PM   #4
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Hardtrukr: for the wood and tile I would recommend foam, we just got some GPM Wide Rear Foams in at the shop, you may want to give them a try. I'm using Squat Foams for wood right now, unfortunately we're out of them at the moment, but will get some more in soon. For the carpet, depending on what knd it is, you might be better off with the 25 degree RCRMs. You could also try the RCRMs in front and foams in back. It depends how much traction you get on the carpet. Thanks!
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Old 2001.12.15, 10:15 AM   #5
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Just to clarify, "Wide Rears" means two narrow and two wide ?

I bought a set of Megatech wheels and I'm having a hard time with tires now. Unless I'm mistaken regular/narrow is 8mm, wides are 11.5mm and my fronts are 10mm.

I guess I need "semi-wide" tires for the front.
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Old 2001.12.15, 12:06 PM   #6
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what kind of tires are good for carpet? the normal carpet at home. you know.
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Old 2001.12.15, 12:14 PM   #7
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pwong: Depending on the amount of traction, you'd probably be fine with any reasonably soft rubber tire.
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Old 2001.12.15, 12:14 PM   #8
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K: that's a good point, I'll have to check, I'm pretty certain that these are semi-wide front/wide rear, but I will double check.
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