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Tires and wheels what's the deals

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SpyDude 2/23/23

I would say on the open track, you kinda need more rubber on the road. Skinny tires just seem to slide around a lot, whereas standard tires seem to hold the line better. The random fender-banging shakes up the race, so it's anyone's guess. I agree on the weight and wheelbase.

  • I don't know, but I would think a slight rolled edge (vs sharp/square) would help the passing, as the car would get over the fat track ribs easier — dr_dodge
  • Slight rolled edge may only really help with any MB brand wheels. That “ridge” on the edge will kill your speed if you don’t somehow deal with it. — 0utsiders_Street_Racing
  • I see cars slowed already going into ridged curves, and many get stuck/flip/stall because the wheels to the bottom of the curve hold the car up there, makes the car stall, instead for using its gravity and momentum it has, rom being high & slow in the corner to exiting low and faster. The wheels seem to hang cars with low speed/momentum. — dr_dodge
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Crazy_Canuck 2/23/23

Here's a different take on the sanded wheel debate...the straighter you can make the car the faster it'll be...keep the car off the walls and obtain speed for the corners...the cut wheels (straight walled sanded) should hold a straight line therefore achieving more get the weight and wheelbase right and away ya go...

  • CC, you took the words right outta my mouth......I don't know how many time I've seen super fast cars biff on my tracks because they couldn't drive in a straight line! — IndianaDiecastRacing
  • a car must be reactively dynamic. it's not a static single weight bias, as opposed to a reactive chassis. Good wheel setup is a must, but I think, that all cars have some "give' not totally rigid, thats the hard part — dr_dodge
  • a biff in the track should not disrupt a well balanced reactive car — dr_dodge

I just wanted to add a "THANK YOU" to all those that replied to this (positive and negative) I have lernt a lot looking forward to racing against every last one of you  LIVE FAST DIE CAST

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