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Old 03-29-2008, 04:31 PM   #1
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The Schumacher blue/yellow mini-spikes/mini-pins truck/buggy tires have a lot of grip and will last a loooong time at Fastcats. I wonder how they will perform at Sid's this year. Can't wait for the new season to start!

Running them got me looking at alternatives to the Bowties/Holeshots which are great but they don't last very long. Are there any other truck/buggy tires with good grip AND wear for Sid's this year?

I found these 4.0" outer diameter truck tires which should be good for wear, not sure about traction:
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I don't think the Schumacher tires will work at Sid's. Too hard. I have run Losi X-3000's with good results and the new J Concepts Goosebump tire looks like it could be a winner. My Bowties were usually pretty good for a few race weekends though. We will have to wait and see how the new dirt turns out as well. It may change things....
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Spinning tires wear faster than those who don't spin 'em! it's funny but seriously people who are trigger happy usually buy tires more often.

I have had Bow ties work well and last a respectable amount of time. another idea is the silver ifmar pins (practice) or studs and then Reds for racing.
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Old 03-31-2008, 03:25 PM   #5
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Hi guys,

I was at Fastcats yesterday and I saw they had the staggered rib front tires on the shelf...... any opinions on those for front grip on 2wd buggies? I remember Losi having staggered rib tires back in the day and they seemed to work well..... however the schumachers that i saw are probably are hard compound.
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For carpet, the Staggered Ribs (yellow compound) work great on the front of the 2wd Buggy.
For carpet, the Mini Pins (blue compound) work great on the rear.

I would doubt that either one of these tires would work well outdoor in the dirt though...
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On hard packed dry dirt like sids was last year the softer tire will always work better then a harder tire. Went I was at fast cats this year I wasn't use to harder tire beening better because its the opposite of dirt. The only time a harder tire worked for me was when the dirt is loose or really wet. The time frame I raced as a kid was the start of Pro-lines xt,xtr,m2,m3. The m3 was always better on dry hard packed dirt. I trick I learned from the old m3 fuzzie days. Run the tires one battery one way then turn them around. They will wear alot more even.
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