View Full Version : how long do your rubber tires last?
05-16-2003, 11:27 PM
i know this can be a difficult question due to different surfaces, tire compounds ect. but generally how long are your rubber tires lasting? i think i'm going through them a little quick.
05-17-2003, 12:37 AM
My stock tires lasted about 4 trips out. I was running on a asphault parking lot. They didnt perform that great anyways.
I replaced them with HPI radial tires and they have been out 3 trips already and hardly show any signs or wear. HPI tires seem to be the ones to buy. A friend of mine is running the HPI x pattern and is very happy with performance and wear.
I have heard alot about switching to foam , I just have not done that as of yet.
05-17-2003, 02:05 AM
my hpi super radials lasted 1 1/4 gallons of fuel. and still going.
but that is only bashing driving and i dont do dough nuts. but when i need to pull some tight turns i use some foams that give me better grip and r cheaper 2.
05-17-2003, 09:39 AM
My tires lasted about this long.......:eek: :confused: :D
I bought the new Maxx, it takes the damage better. but man do I miss that speed.
05-20-2003, 02:47 AM
Mine gets bald at about 3 visits to the parking lot. but hey no need to get new tyres yet, bald tyres are fun in an open lot :)
05-20-2003, 06:36 AM
i get about 1.5 litres / just under half a gallon from my foam tyres and i race on rough bitumen.. (roughly 20 - 25 tanks)
i found by using the 0 degree rear axle carriers, my tyre's last nearly twice as long now ^_^
05-20-2003, 06:38 AM
i get about 15 tanks of bashing before mine are bald. speaking of which i need new ones since i can't even see the pattern left on my HPI X patterns. I've personally never tried foams although i hear if you are a racer its best to use them
05-20-2003, 10:17 AM
My hpi x patterns have lasted almost 2 gallons and still have tread on them.
05-20-2003, 04:28 PM
i cant keep tires.the only ones to last any time whatsoever were the take off tires that stick like glue.stock tires roughly got 8 tanks.hpi belted slicks split after 6 tanks.
05-21-2003, 08:52 PM
Ok I dont know how you guys are driving and I dont have a 4-tec but on my NTC3 I get about 3/4 of a gallon on belted HPI X-patterns, and about a gallon out of HPI 33R belted slicks all tires are 24 mm stretched onto 26 mm rims
05-22-2003, 12:23 AM
what does the streched tire do? does it give better performance?
05-22-2003, 12:44 AM
They say stretching the tire onto a wider rim shortens sidewall for reduced sidewall flex in the corners resulting in more stable handling. I dont know that I really notice that but most slicks are 24mm and I've a ton of 26mm rims so I tried it out. I can tell you that going the other way 26mm tire on 24mm rim sux ***** the tire kinda ballons and the handling and braking go to **** in a handbasket real quick
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