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#1 John Good

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 12:18 PM

As soon as my Samson Classics front wheel Hudy adapter arrives from Dennis, I want to retread some of my worn out F1 fronts.  Anyone willing to share which brands/compounds they like for fronts?  You don't have to worry about me ever being faster than you.  I can't even see the A Main from where I usually finish.

 

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 12:42 PM

Harder is usually better especially with a track that has high bite and banking. Flatter and shorter style tracks a little softer compound will help with cornering.

For a comparison, JK fronts are pretty much a go to tire. They are firm enough to work on every track.
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Posted 29 June 2017 - 01:26 PM

Yup listen to Dom a top pro. I use the JK hard donuts. Get them at your local track or JK web site.

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 03:46 PM

Go with Chicagoland, Samson, HVR, or RGEO fronts. ABJK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Posted 29 June 2017 - 04:35 PM

Go with Chicagoland, Samson, HVR, or RGEO fronts. ABJK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kevin he wants to RETREAD he already has Samsons


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Posted 29 June 2017 - 04:52 PM

Jk or alpha rubber is the way to go i think lol
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Posted 29 June 2017 - 06:56 PM

I bought out all the Alpha WXXXX Wonder rubber donuts about 4 years ago.

I don't have time to make RTR BB fronts anymore, so I'll be offering them separately, when I get stuff out to distributors, when I get back from vacation.

Everyone I've sold it to, loves it, but it's slow to grind because of the type of compound and hardness.
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Posted 29 June 2017 - 08:21 PM

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You have a LONGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG to do list when you get home  :laugh2:  :laugh2:  :D  :good:

 

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 08:26 PM

JK has 3 sizes of "DF" donuts,  #3 is best for F-1 retro.  $1.50pr in five pacs.


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Posted 29 June 2017 - 09:20 PM

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 07:37 AM

Hard front tires  have the least roll resistance and make the speed of the car faster but depending on how stiff your chassis is can sometimes make you want to use a softer tire for better cornering.Your tires are like shock absorbers and springs on a real race car. One of the ways you can adjust your handling and traction is with your tires, the softness or firmness,the width,the rim size and even where the axle is located inside the hub.The only way to find whats best for your car and driving style is to experiment with different brands.


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Posted 30 June 2017 - 07:47 AM

For retreads, I'd go with Alpha's..................ABJK!!!!!!


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