Coming back on the topic.
I've received some Sponge tyres, SC-2020 as set by the Disca rules.
I've tested first on my Slot.it GT-R GT3...and men! What an improvement!
So I've tested the tyres on two other cars.
On the left, the Slot.it Nissan GT-R GT3, then the Sideways Huracan, and then the NSR McLaren.
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As discussed on other topics, I also have tested difference between loose and tight motor mount.
My wood track is 15m long, with the Nissan, I've improved the lap time by half a second from 5.39s to 4.88s
. Best lap with loose motor Mount.
And more importantly, there is a hudge improvement in the car handling.
I'm so happy that a tyres swap can make this car a very good performer. I still think I need to had some weight to reduce the de-slot and improve the lap time.
With the Huracan, there is an improvement by 0.250s, at 4.661s
for its best lap. Best lap with loose motor Mount.
With the McLaren, the time is improve by 0.42s, with a record lap of 4.520s!
Best lap with tight motor Mount.
All cars see their lap times improved by quite lot, considering the track length.
Also, all cars run smoother and quieter with sponge tyres than with rubber tyres.
In handling, the best improvement is with the Nissan GT-R GT3, the car finally became competitive.
Regarding the loose/tight motor mount. With my short experience, the results seems depend on the car and its mount type.
With the Nissan, with the Sideways tyres, tight mount
is better by 01.s
, but equal with the sponge tyres.
With the Huracan, same performance with Sideways tyres, same lap time with tight and loose, but loose mount
performance is better than tight with the sponge tyres, by 0.16s
With the McLaren with both tyres types, the tight mount
shows an improvement with their lap time. By 0.05s
with the Sideways
tyres and 0.14s
with the Scaleauto
I've runned 5 times 10 laps, and it seems that the improvements, in all cases, are consistant.
So, I need to see how it works with other cars.
Overall, the Scaleauto procomp 4 tyres are a really nice surprise. I have to try the 11mm width version and maybe other compound.
I've very happy with this discover and plan to expand the test with others cars. Likely that this tryes are going to become my to-go tyres.
Ah, I've took a close shoot of the Scaleauto and the Sideways tyres:
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The surface degradation is very obvious with the Sideways tire (right) than with the Scaleauto (left).
The good is that despite being narrower, the Scaleauto tyre perform the best, by far, on my track.
Happy man here!