I had a few guys on RCshourtcourse.com question my methods so here is the response.
I used M2 compound on all Proline tires. The ice and grit are very hard on real soft tires. I have had M3 Calibers and Bowties and they had only a tiny bit more grip on these same surfaces. As I said in the review, after doing multiple tests including timed acceleration and loop, low and high speed cornering, grade climbing, banked cornering, as well as resisting spin out when punched at a roll. I would think a softer tire would be better but the 2 tires that did the best, the Goosebumps and the Strike, have drastically different compounds. The one thing I was shocked with was how bad the RC4WD Dirt Diggers preformed. They are based off a tire that I have run under my Super duty and have had wonderful luck with. I am excited to see how these all will do on dirt, grass, gravel, and what ever else I can find. Everyone drives different, on different surfaces, these are just what worked for me and a general idea for others to use so they don't need to buy as many tires as I did.
It has warmed up to the mid and upper 30s here in North Dakota and some of my results have changed.
The softer tires are coming alive with the warmer temps and working more like they should. The Strike tires are still at the top of the heap. I am looking forward to seeing how drastic the difference is from cold to warm and snow to dirt. It seems the lateral tread bars are still leading the way in my current conditions with the more knobby type bringing up the rear. I sure wish spring would get here so I could find some dirt somewhere!!!
As of right now "My preferred tires" are as follows
5: Dirt Digger
I am sure that my dirt results will have me changing things and I can't wait!
I have had a thing for tires on my ATVs truck and RCs. I crave the best in traction and I won't stop until I find it or my wife tells me I HAVE to! Any tire suggestions for me to test?. lemme know and I will get them!
(Last edited by Highboost73 : 3.11.10 at 8:33 pm)
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