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Old 06-17-2010, 10:25 AM   #21
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Next question...when is Panther gonna give us some SC Wheels?
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Old 06-17-2010, 10:31 AM   #22
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Next question...when is Panther gonna give us some SC Wheels?
That is a good question....I will pass it up the ladder.
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Old 06-17-2010, 10:38 AM   #23
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I will pester some of the local guys too...Heck, I pass by Panther each day going to work.
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Old 06-17-2010, 11:14 AM   #24
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I also agree that the Switches hook up great. Best on hardpacked med/hi grip clay. I've run them at both LRH & WCRC on my Blitz & I love them!
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Old 06-18-2010, 12:13 AM   #25
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Tested the Boa last night. It was awesome. A great tire for a dusty/loamy track. We were testing just rears for wear. I must say they held up perfect with NO signs of wear!

I would post pics but it says I'm not allowed.
The truck looked like it had good grip out there last night- I had a pretty good view from my marshal position. Gonna have to get me a set. Do they have the ribs on the inside like the Switches do?
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Old 06-18-2010, 09:54 AM   #26
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Panther Boa inside pic:

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Old 06-18-2010, 10:08 AM   #27
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Forgive my ignorance.

I haven't heard of panther, or see anyone who uses them?

AKA, JC, Proline, HB and one other brand i can't name at the moment are whats most used around here.

What does Panther offer that draws you guys in to use them?
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Old 06-18-2010, 10:20 AM   #28
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Forgive my ignorance.

I haven't heard of panther, or see anyone who uses them?

AKA, JC, Proline, HB and one other brand i can't name at the moment are whats most used around here.

What does Panther offer that draws you guys in to use them?

No ignorance....never heard of a dumb question, but I've heard a lot of dumb answers.

For me...Panther has always shown incredible wear and durability. Most of the time I wear out my inserts long before I wear out the tire. Don't let this scare you into thnking Panther rubber is harder than most...these tires hook up and work awesome! Panther is a small company that focuses ONLY on tires. Wheels, bodies and other things are important, but like a good friend of mine tells me "Find something your good at and stick with it". That's exactly what Panther has done.
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No ignorance....never heard of a dumb question, but I've heard a lot of dumb answers.

For me...Panther has always shown incredible wear and durability. Most of the time I wear out my inserts long before I wear out the tire. Don't let this scare you into thnking Panther rubber is harder than most...these tires hook up and work awesome! Panther is a small company that focuses ONLY on tires. Wheels, bodies and other things are important, but like a good friend of mine tells me "Find something your good at and stick with it". That's exactly what Panther has done.

Interesting. I may give them a try, it can't hurt. Currently i have Calibers, Bowties, goosebumps, and double dees.

We run on outdoor 1/8 scale tracks so its usually hard, loose and blown out with low traction.

does panther have anything that would work?
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On something like that track I would stick with the Goosebumps. They hold up well on a blown out hardpacked track. These work well on tracks with a good clay content. So a high grip hardpacked track is what they are made for and perform well on.
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I haven't heard of panther, or see anyone who uses them?
Matt uses them on his ESE's, I'm sure you have seen his thread
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Old 06-18-2010, 03:27 PM   #32
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On something like that track I would stick with the Goosebumps. They hold up well on a blown out hardpacked track. These work well on tracks with a good clay content. So a high grip hardpacked track is what they are made for and perform well on.
I think you're referring to the Switches? The new Boa looks like a slightly more aggressive Subculture or P/L Holeshot. I'm anxious to try them out on my local track, looked like they were working great on Ray's truck the other night. Track was pretty loose, some slick hardpack with light to medium dust covering the majority of the surface, and a heavy buildup of powder on the outside of the track.

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Interesting. I may give them a try, it can't hurt. Currently i have Calibers, Bowties, goosebumps, and double dees.

We run on outdoor 1/8 scale tracks so its usually hard, loose and blown out with low traction.

does panther have anything that would work?
The Panther Boa would be a perfect tire for this kind of track.

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On something like that track I would stick with the Goosebumps. They hold up well on a blown out hardpacked track. These work well on tracks with a good clay content. So a high grip hardpacked track is what they are made for and perform well on.
I think you are talking about the Panther Switch. That tire works great on a "clean" surface. You can run Soft compund Switch tires on a hardpacked outdoor track. For a clay coumpund track the Clay compoud Switchs work best.
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Matt uses them on his ESE's, I'm sure you have seen his thread
The Panther Switches work very well for me on my ESE on a hardpacked dusty track.

What I really like about them is they still have forward bite even when they aren't that new, plus they wear the least of any of the new indoor tires I've tried. If you run on a hard packed track, I'd try them.
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The Panther Switches work very well for me on my ESE on a hardpacked dusty track.

What I really like about them is they still have forward bite even when they aren't that new, plus they wear the least of any of the new indoor tires I've tried. If you run on a hard packed track, I'd try them.
What insert are we talking here, the hard close cell, or the softer insert. I prefer the softer insert for goosebumps because it helps keep the tires from bouncing over the hard ridges on the track.

To the Panther tires work best with a certain foam, or is it based on track conditions?
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What insert are we talking here, the hard close cell, or the softer insert. I prefer the softer insert for goosebumps because it helps keep the tires from bouncing over the hard ridges on the track.

To the Panther tires work best with a certain foam, or is it based on track conditions?
I use the Pro-Line SC closed cell insert. I've tried the AKA insert...it seems too hard for outside.
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Old 07-15-2010, 12:12 PM   #37
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I want some BOAa for the SC
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What insert are we talking here, the hard close cell, or the softer insert. I prefer the softer insert for goosebumps because it helps keep the tires from bouncing over the hard ridges on the track.

To the Panther tires work best with a certain foam, or is it based on track conditions?
This is where the right inset comes into play. I had a set mounted with AKA medium inserts and they felt good. Then I had a set mounted with 1/10 truck Bomb 1 inserts and the truck pushed. So i took one pair of fronts with the AKA and a pair of rears with the Bomb 1 and my truck turned in hard and had lots of bite out of the corner.

All based on track conditions.
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This is where the right inset comes into play. I had a set mounted with AKA medium inserts and they felt good. Then I had a set mounted with 1/10 truck Bomb 1 inserts and the truck pushed. So i took one pair of fronts with the AKA and a pair of rears with the Bomb 1 and my truck turned in hard and had lots of bite out of the corner.

All based on track conditions.
Good stuff thanks! Right now i switch up tires f/r but i haven't tried doing it with different insert/same tire.
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I want some BOAa for the SC
Ran some last night.....two words....HOOKED UP! The track came around and I should have switched to soft Switchs, but I was so happy with the way the truck handled I couldn't stop smiling.
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