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Old 2013.07.06, 09:41 AM   #1
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Foam Tires?

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.
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Old 2013.07.06, 10:45 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 2013.07.06, 11:21 AM   #3
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gq makes foams for f1 and they should be about the right size
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Kyosho and XPower makes preglued foam tires for the buggy.
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Old 2013.07.07, 11:23 AM   #5
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Thanks for all the replies. The XPower tires look to fit the bill perfectly.
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Old 2013.07.07, 12:56 PM   #6
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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/in...fed6e6e080eb4b
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Old 2013.07.07, 01:40 PM   #7
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Thank you!! I believe I'll order some of those as well. Never hurts to have more options on hand.
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Old 2013.07.28, 05:10 PM   #8
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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.



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

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Old 2016.02.10, 02:59 PM   #9
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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.




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do you have a part number for the Kyosho foam tires?
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MBT003M are the ones I have.
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MBT003M are the ones I have.
thanks, I didn't even know they made them.
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Old 2016.02.10, 03:51 PM   #13
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No problem. They're decent, I've been running a set for a while now and they are holding up well.
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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!

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

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

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

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Lol! That's funny stuff!
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