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leapinlizard
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 402
posted November 03, 2005 08:55 AM  
How many races can be expected out of a set of Americam Racers G60's?

Assuming the chassis isn't out of wack.

Fastride 38
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 125
posted November 03, 2005 09:00 AM  
I have a set that is 2 seasons old. I have burned a RR off in 3 weeks before. Depends on the track surface you run on, on a weekly basis. I would think on an average about half a season.

rrrrick
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 192
posted November 03, 2005 09:46 AM  
The tracks we race on we get at least half a season on them. There are a few very abrasive tracks around that chew up tires every other race

leapinlizard
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 402
posted November 03, 2005 02:07 PM  
I was thinking 1/2 season. I was wondering because I noticed some feathering on the right rear after 1 race. It seems the track scrubbed alot of rubber for 1 race.

Alltel
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 180
posted November 03, 2005 02:52 PM  
It depends on the track. I've managed to run a year at one track on one set of G60s. It was a small track with soft clay. The other track was very sandy and full of rocks(My black sheetmetal looks like someone took a cheese grater to it from all the rocks bouncing off it). I can only get 3-5 nights out of the rear tires there.
Driving style will also affect the tire wear. I managed to kill the G60 on the RR in 20 laps when I first started out.

Desert Mod
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 60
posted November 03, 2005 03:56 PM  
I'm not sure how long they last because someone usually knocks 'em off after a race or so.

[This message has been edited by Desert Mod (edited November 03, 2005).]

dluna
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 334
posted November 04, 2005 09:23 AM  
I can usually make the whole year on the LF. The RF can last half the season or so. Then, depending on the driving style and if you grind the rear tires or not, I'd say they'll last between 3 - 6 races. Grinding with those 16 or 20 grit wheels definitely helps, but I would recommend testing on a few old tires if you are new to them. My cousin asked if he could grind the tires after a heat race this year. I said "SURE" Big mistake. I got 2 nights total out of those rear tires

psycho47
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 48
posted November 04, 2005 10:12 AM  
I rotate them around. Right rear for 3-4 if they last. Move it to the left rear or right front if its still in good shape or to the left front. Wear is not usually an issue. I have stacks of tires with small cuts used one or two races. I have wanted to durometer a tire new and then monitor it every week but have not purchased one yet. I would think with age, heat cycles, sun, wind, etc that in 3-4 weeks the hardness has changed substantially. Has anybody measured for hardness and what were the results. Its amazing how many handling issues go away with new tires, at least in my experience.

Racer X
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 256
posted November 04, 2005 01:15 PM  
I checked mine this year and new they were around a 64. After a few weeks of running on a dry track they were around 70. I put the juice on them during the week and can get them back in the low to mid 60's. I can get some down in the upper 50's with a little work. I think we bought four tires all year two at the start of the season and two near the end and ran last years tires. I usually had one set for the heat and one set for the feature.

psycho47
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 48
posted November 04, 2005 01:44 PM  
Does anybody know what the new Hoosier IMCA tire will durometer? I assume they will make it a little better than the McCreary just to get people to switch over.

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