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    better tires

    Just got my xo-1 and trying to find stickier tires for it. everytime i go to stop the tires lock up and i just end up sliding forever.


    thanks.
    Brian

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    I just ordered a set of GRP tires. I know they're shorter, but I have heard great things about them and going to give them a shot. One thing you can do to control wheel spin is to install a slipper clutch. Works very well in testing so far and controls wheel spin going forward and wheel lockup when braking. See my thread titled XO-1 slipper mod.

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    Yeah like take off is alright but once i really get into it it will just spin out. I ordered a sway bar kit for it. the GRP tires are those foam?

    I found some OFNA 1/8 DM-one spec E tires anyone running these?
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    The grp's are rubber belted with a tread pattern. I'm not sure about the ofna's.

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    The ofnas are belted with tread too. The only reason i ask is GRP is unavailable though my work but i can get the ofna tires.

    Nevermind i found that pro-line road rage tires are the same height but a smidge narrower in the rear which shouldnt be a big deal.
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    Are the prolines belted?

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    sadly no.... But the ofnas are belted so i might order those in. Im just worried about the compound i hope its a little softer than the stockers.

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    Are you going for speed runs or just general lower speed running? I've just never seen the speed run guys run the ofna's.

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    I will only go all out not that much i got it up to 79 today and got super nervous. I have noticed if i whip a few donuts and stuff to get the tires warm they handle a lot better. once i got that new tire gunk off they are actually not that bad.

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    Yeah the stock tires do get sticky as they heat up.

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    Got the GRPs today and they are sooooo much shorter than the stockers. Not sure if they'll work. They might be too short.

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