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Old 11-14-2009, 10:34 PM   #1
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OK guys, I went to an indoor track today and the only thing that hooks up is slicks, the buggy guys were running Panther slicks, so does anyone know of a company making slicks for shortcourse trucks???
I cant believe an off-road track that if you have any tread at all and they will not bite. I mean not even a worn tire would hook, it had to be a smooth slick to bite. It was unreal. Still shakin my head.
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Old 11-15-2009, 12:15 AM   #3
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I race at a indoor dirt track which they grind tires into slicks! I raced with bow tie sc m3,aka foams. I also was getting beat so i ground down a set and wow traction! I went from turning 19 second laps to 17second lap times in mod corr! I thought is was gay at first til you try it, its on rails!!!But i do perfer running at my hometown track with full treaded type tires!!!
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Carolinas R/C is like this, guys are starting to make slicks. The track is hard packed clay and watered well. I wish it was real dirt. It's like racing on wet smooth concrete. I thought it was supposed to be off-road? If it wasn't for the jumps you could race TCs on it.
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Old 11-16-2009, 05:48 AM   #5
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Well if anyone has any good ideas for slicks, I am open for suggestions. Right now I would even try foams. You could run TC cars if it wasnt for the jumps.

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Old 11-16-2009, 09:02 AM   #6
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Carolinas R/C is like this, guys are starting to make slicks. The track is hard packed clay and watered well. I wish it was real dirt. It's like racing on wet smooth concrete. I thought it was supposed to be off-road? If it wasn't for the jumps you could race TCs on it.
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Well if anyone has any good ideas for slicks, I am open for suggestions. Right now I would even try foams. You could run TC cars if it wasnt for the jumps.
Sounds a lot like the place I used to race at...

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Old 11-18-2009, 01:33 PM   #7
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yea, i been to carolinas a few times, have they not did anything about it yet?
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yea, i been to carolinas a few times, have they not did anything about it yet?
Nope. We have to live with it.
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Nope. We have to live with it.
Well hell, I was going to try to go racin there sometime. That being said, I love Carolinas RC because they have alot in stock, good prices, and I can have crap on my doorstep the next day
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hope they get it fixed before the ROAR regional race. if track stays in current condition then i won't make the trip up there. just my 2 pennies though.
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Well hell, I was going to try to go racin there sometime. That being said, I love Carolinas RC because they have alot in stock, good prices, and I can have crap on my doorstep the next day
Shoot, I'm not saying it's not a good LHS, because it is. It is awesome to have an indoor track so we can race year round. I just think the surface could be better.
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Sounds a lot like the place I used to race at...

~cough~ S&N's Trackside ~cough~
This was Trackside's suface for the last few weeks, go ahead and run slicks........

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Things have changed aroud here and everyone likes it better.
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:46 AM   #14
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my local track that i usually go to is hard packed clay. but no one ever cleans it during the day. so it gets a little loose but i want to take a ride to the dirt out door track and see what its really like...
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Did you try Bow Ties? How about the stock tires? It seems absurd that slicks would hook up better...
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Old 11-25-2009, 11:13 PM   #16
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CRC watered the track this week and traction was pretty good.

It's also starting to look like the Pro-Line SC Calibers will be the hot tire over slicks and Goosebumps FYI. I've seen them in action and they hook up like crazy on hard packed clay.
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Old 11-27-2009, 03:38 PM   #17
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You could just buy a set of bowties and make them into slicks. Snip the knobs off and use a dremel to clean them up. I have done it a couple of times and it is very time consuming but works in a pinch
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You could just buy a set of bowties and make them into slicks. Snip the knobs off and use a dremel to clean them up. I have done it a couple of times and it is very time consuming but works in a pinch
much quicker with a 4 1/2in grinder, or a bench grinder. and No smoke like the dremel causes.
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Old 11-28-2009, 12:10 PM   #19
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RTR tires ground to slicks are the ticket at my home track....no need to grind up expensive aftermarket tires. RTR tires seem better for slicks as they have alot firmer inserts than the "kit" tires.

I like clay as much as I like loose dirt....I will not race dry blue groove tracks though as I simply don't have the cash flow to replace tires very two rounds.
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hope they get it fixed before the ROAR regional race. if track stays in current condition then i won't make the trip up there. just my 2 pennies though.
I just raced there (CRC) yesterday for the first time. Everything was top notch except for the track surface. It was horrible. It was like wet hard cheese. No traction unless you ran pink formula tires, ground down and soaked in Paragon for 2 weeks. Even then it was basically a drift track. I didn't like it at all. I was planning to go to the ROAR indoor regionals there coming up, but I won't be going back there unless they change the surface. Too bad, it could be a great facility.
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