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My collection of up to 1980 rally cars currently consists of SCX Alpine Renault A110, mkll Escort and Sunbeam Lotus plus a Scalextric mkl Escort. All these have smaller diameter wheels than the ones my 1981-on cars. With the standard tyres, all 4 cars are lacking in the grip department.

On the later cars ('81-'99), I've changed the tyres for either Slot.It P2, P6 or NSR Supergrip in 19x10 size - and I'm happy with the way these cars handle. I'd like to try to get the earlier cars to be as similar as possible to the later ones in the performance and handling departments.

But, what tyres can I use on the earlier cars? I'm baffled by all the descriptions. Are there any tyres out there that have a similar compound to the ones I've mentioned that will fit the smaller wheels. This would be my preferred option.

I do have enough spare wheels in the larger size that I could put on the earlier cars so that I can use 19x10 tyres, and I'd do this if I can't get tyres for the smaller wheels. They seem to have similar overall diameter, and I don't think the extra width would be a problem, but I'd like to stick with the standard wheels if I can.

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Stuart.
 

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Why not drop Wayne69x of this forum a PM? He does urethane tyres and can do custom molds for you, his urethane tyres offer plenty of grip.
 

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Wipe a little 3 in 1 oil onto the tyres and let it soak in, the Mk2 Escort has very grippy tyes when treated, they also wear out very quickly, the Alpine 110 also has good tyres standard, I run the cars without magnets on a combination of Sport and SCX track, they can be a bit too grippy on the SCX track.
 

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Thanks for the replies.


I'd already done the 3in1 trick last weekend and on Monday evening when I next used the cars it didn't seem to have made much difference.

This evening, using some spare wheels and P6 tyres, I did some test laps, and recorded the times. Then I put all the standard stuff back on and did some more test laps. There wasn't much difference between the treated standard tyres and the P6s. This would seem to back-up Julian's "grippy tyres" comment. But what it doesn't explain is why the cars were much grippier (is there such a word??) this evening than Monday. I'd read that after doing the 3in1 treatment the tyres should be left for 24hr, and they were. This evening would be more like 72hr.

My quest for replacement tyres for the standard wheels continues. I'll try contacting Wayne69x, as suggested by pace1970uk. Thank you both for your contribution.
 

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QUOTE (pace1970uk @ 7 Sep 2011, 14:35) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Why not drop Wayne69x of this forum a PM? He does urethane tyres and can do custom molds for you, his urethane tyres offer plenty of grip.

Thanks for the plug Pace


Stuart, I would be happy to Help. PM me or catch me at one of the NERCS meetings.

Have a look at my web site in my signature. I have a table that explains the sizes and a list of all the sizes I have molds for already
 

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QUOTE (wayne69x @ 11 Sep 2011, 14:58) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Stuart, I would be happy to Help. PM me or catch me at one of the NERCS meetings. Wayne, I'll PM you later today.


QUOTE (wayne69x @ 11 Sep 2011, 14:58) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Have a look at my web site in my signature. I have a table that explains the sizes and a list of all the sizes I have molds for already Done that. Impressed!
 

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I put 3 in 1 on my SCX tyres and run them straight away, a lap of slidey wheel spinning followed by tons of grip.
The reason the circuit is varying in grip is probably due to dust on the track, I generally find plastic tack goes slippery if not used much, a few laps and tyre cleans though and it's grip returns.
 

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Stuart,

I have used Wayne and his tyres. Both are reliable and do an excellent job!!!

If necessary it is worth sending him some tyres to make a mould from and then he can supply as many tyres as you are willing to buy!!

Cheers,
Philip
 
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