I have a local RC club that races indoors on a carpet track. The track is pretty small and tight (it's setup one evening a week inside a school hall). The main racing is in 1/10 touring cars, but they do have buggy races if there are enough there on the night. I am going to take my truck to the track soon, and wondered what tires would be best suited to racing on carpet.
I will be using an AE T4 truck I know this is a Traxxas forum, but I also have a Rustler which I use for bashing, the T4 is going to be for racing. There are also lots of knowledgable guys on these popular Traxxas forums!
I *think* the tourers and buggies that race there mainly use mini-pin tires. I currently have 3 set of tires that I can use:
1. Stock front ribs & rear mini-pins
2. Pro-line Dirt Hawgs
3. Proline Road Hawgs
I really want to use one of these sets of tires, rather than having to buy a set or foams or something. I am guessing that the rib/pin tires would be the best for grip, but would the Road Hawgs be any good on carpet? With the Road Hawgs on, the truck sits lower to the ground, so this would definately help to keep the truck stable. I may get stiffer springs too if that will help.
Also, is there any chance a 2WD truck will be able to keep up with buggies? Probably 4WD mod motor cars like Losi XXX, Schumacher CAT, Yokomo MR4-BC etc. My T4 is Novak brushless powered though...