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Tires for RC Cars and Trucks
Photo: Various tires for on-road and off-road radio control cars and trucks. Made from rubber, foam or pvc materials.
I decided to open my closet and lay out all the tires I've accumulated in over 30 years in the hobby. Was surprised to count over 150 pairs of rc tyres. In my inventory:
Picture above: My worktable covered with hundreds of r/c tires.
The tires on your rc car or truck are the most important item when it comes to performance. Here are some general tips to choosing the best tire for racing.
Best R/C Tire
The track surface and temperature determines what type of tire, insert and wheel combination to use. This can become an expensive proposition.
Photo: Sponge inserts, shaped inserts, r/c rubber tires and wheels. The inserts support the soft rubber tire to ensure maximum contact patch and traction.
Better would be to simply ask the fast guys at your track what tire, insert and wheel they would recommend for you to use. Most people are friendly enough to share this information.
If not, at least take a look at the tire and rim used. Then the only mystery would be to choose the right insert.
RC Tyre Tips
Tyres can be expensive. Here are tips to prolong life and increase traction.
Nowadays it is easy to choose and buy r/c tires. There are many online shops that categorize their popular tires based on the car or truck model.
I'm tired. :)
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