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depends on what size the wheel is and what kind of traction the track has and what your budget and speed goals might be, what class is helpful also.
 

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depends on what size the wheel is and what kind of traction the track has and what your budget and speed goals might be, what class is helpful also.
Budget is what I need to get the job done.

BSR tires.

High grip.

12th scale 10.5

10th scale 13.5
 

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For 10th scale BSR start em at 2.15 or 2.16. That is a little big, but for club racing you should be fine. For a big event with high grip I would start at 2.12 or smaller.
 

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I asked 3 different people and got 3 different answers.
Thanks.
IMO, for your weekly racing, you should trim them to whatever
size keeps you in the race.
When you take a brand new tire, and cut it down to 2.15, just to run with
your buddies on your weekly race day, I think you are tossing money
down the crapper.........But that's me.
As long as you keep your chassis shimmed at a consistent ride height (low!)
then the tire diameter of say 2.20-2.22 "generally" isn't going to cause you to
lose a weekly race.. Unless of course you are running with top guns.
In which case, it probably still wouldn't matter! :rolleyes:
I've never been on any tire deals.. so I shot for the best compromise.
When they got down to say ~2.13, I'd put them in a zip lock, and save them
for a race where it might actually matter.. Cut them all down to ~2.12,
and keep fresh rubber on the car all day..
Obviously, like you say, there will be a dozen guys that think this is bull....
And a dozen that will agree.. :thumbsup:
 

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1/10th for best performance you need to be around 2.11 for low bite,2.09 on med bite track and 2.07 for high bite.

that being said everything stated above by the others is absolutely true!

Don't have a clue for 1/12th but sidewall height would be about the same I would assume.
 

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IMO, for your weekly racing, you should trim them to whatever
size keeps you in the race.
When you take a brand new tire, and cut it down to 2.15, just to run with
your buddies on your weekly race day, I think you are tossing money
down the crapper.........But that's me.
As long as you keep your chassis shimmed at a consistent ride height (low!)
then the tire diameter of say 2.20-2.22 "generally" isn't going to cause you to
lose a weekly race.. Unless of course you are running with top guns.
In which case, it probably still wouldn't matter! :rolleyes:
I've never been on any tire deals.. so I shot for the best compromise.
When they got down to say ~2.13, I'd put them in a zip lock, and save them
for a race where it might actually matter.. Cut them all down to ~2.12,
and keep fresh rubber on the car all day..
Obviously, like you say, there will be a dozen guys that think this is bull....
And a dozen that will agree.. :thumbsup:
I can agree with you on that one Dan!! :thumbsup:
 

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one thing to remember is the diameter of the rim, the bigger the rim the less meat you will have on it at a 2.20 or less... I know that BSR's rims are a little bigger in diameter than Tm's so you possible can get more runs on the TM's, there both great tires for sure, some other manufactures maybe different, Jaco, rc4less..
 

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one thing to remember is the diameter of the rim, the bigger the rim the less meat you will have on it at a 2.20 or less... I know that BSR's rims are a little bigger in diameter than Tm's so you possible can get more runs on the TM's, there both great tires for sure, some other manufactures maybe different, Jaco, rc4less..
not really! side wall height is what makes you fast not dia. smaller rim equal smaller diameter if your talking performance only.

TM tires are fast about 2.03-2.04. on high bite
 

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not really! side wall height is what makes you fast not dia. smaller rim equal smaller diameter if your talking performance only.

TM tires are fast about 2.03-2.04. on high bite
I understand that!!! just refrencing that there is more foam to work with on a TM vs a BSR, its just a personal perference for someone that is not concerned with side wall height and more about the money they have to spend on tires... don't get me wrong There both great tires for sure, it just what you prefer
 

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One thing you want to watch out for is tire roll. the more rubber on the rim, the more the tire wants to roll under. if you don't want to cut them small (which is what I normally do) then at least round the edge of the tire a little, this will help keep the tire from rolling over and it helps keep the edge of the tire from chunking.
 
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