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Nas
01-02-2012, 03:40 PM
Hi i'll be racing at Taplow soon, and i was wondering what tyres are best for the front and rear of the Team associated b4.1 ft

Thanks

Dudders
01-02-2012, 03:54 PM
I've used Schumacher Yellow Mini Pins on my old B4.1 Yellows for the rear. On the front I've used a mix of fronts with the inner and outter row cut off, or staggered ribs. Been a while since I've been to Taplow so things might have changed, but that's a good start for you.

SamRCRacing
01-02-2012, 04:28 PM
I run Yellow minipins rear and stagger ribs on my 2wd.

hotrodchris
01-02-2012, 04:53 PM
or ballistic white pins on the rear and cut staggers in yellow on the front

Nas
01-02-2012, 07:54 PM
Thanks for the help all :thumbsup::thumbsup:

stumpiey
01-02-2012, 08:05 PM
Dboot nanobites work well on the rear, mini pins in yellow, staggers or cut staggers in yellow up front

Nas
01-02-2012, 10:05 PM
How does this sound?

Proline Step Pin Tyres.Rear
Proline ribbed tyres. Front

I can use this on carpet and off road right?

Thanks.

andyroooo
01-02-2012, 10:19 PM
Sounds like rear tires being worn out within 2 runs and lots of under steer from the front!!!

SamRCRacing
01-02-2012, 10:23 PM
I agree, I would go for Minipins and staggers. Mini pins on the front will give you too much bite on the front of the car and end up grip rolling.

SamRCRacing
01-02-2012, 10:25 PM
Also what sort of surface do you mean by off road? Astro, grass, clay or gravel?

Nas
01-02-2012, 10:32 PM
A bit of everything i suppose :woot:. I might bash the car once a month or something.

Nas
01-02-2012, 10:38 PM
Guys i dont think you will belive this!

The guy who i bought my b4.1 kindly put brand new wheels and tyres inside the box,i never cared to look what they were.

THEY ARE SHUCMACHER MINI PINS REAR AND CUT STAGGERS FRONT!!!!!!,ON NEW AE WHEELS:woot::woot::woot::woot::woot:

Thats saved me a bit of money eh?

Thanks guys.

Col
01-02-2012, 11:01 PM
Pins will destroy themselves the second you put them near tarmac for "bashing". Staggers will be rubbish on all surfaces except astro/carpet style.
Race tyres are for racing! If you must bash a race car, get some dirthawgs

Nas
01-02-2012, 11:44 PM
What I've decided is, to use the schumachers for racing ONLY.

I will only be 'light bashing' driving down a field or road etc.Nothing extreme,and for that I'm just going to stick with the AE Standard tyres.

Thanks

Supercoolnothing
10-02-2012, 10:44 PM
I like the dboots nanobites on the rear with schumacher cut staggers up front for carpets use. The dboots give plenty of grip and are slightly cheaper than the schumachers, the only problem is I only get about 3 meets before the dboots are knackered whereas minipins/minispikes last for about 4 meets.

millser
11-02-2012, 05:27 PM
How come nobody try foams????

Supercoolnothing
11-02-2012, 05:59 PM
How come nobody try foams????

I didn't think you could get foams in buggy sizes

millser
11-02-2012, 09:20 PM
use to run them a good few years back, 1/8th fit at a stretch

TARTMAN
13-02-2012, 07:22 PM
How come nobody try foams????

most i hear, well, us(shrccc), allow off rd tyres only, no foams.
Years ago, many of them........... we ran foams with tractight additive etc, but does not seem to be the thing now.

millser
14-02-2012, 01:29 PM
would out last rubber, so would keep the cost down and are cheaper to start with

Col
14-02-2012, 10:10 PM
would out last rubber, so would keep the cost down and are cheaper to start with

For the first week, then someone is faster with different shore (or whatever it is) and then a off road buggy becomes a touring car style battle with several different tyres for any given night, a truing machine for the optimal hight, loads of different additives...

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