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Tyre Scuffing / Roughing Up
#1
Hi Drifterz, my local track is carpet and most RWD drivers scuff their front tyres to help with steering traction (the rear have to be left untouched)... they way we usually do it is by throwing some old tyres on the rear and running the front around on some unpolished concrete to to give them a "dimpled" texture... this does help with steering but eventually needs to be re-done. 

Does anyone have any different ways or tips for scuffing their tyres?

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#2
The roughest sand paper you can find, like 50 or 60 grit. Wrap it around the tire and give it a few turns.
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(02-04-2016, 07:07 PM)wareagle84 Wrote:  The roughest sand paper you can find, like 50 or 60 grit. Wrap it around the tire and give it a few turns.

Thanks man... yea this was the initial thought but I was hoping to find a way to maybe stamp or cut a consistent tread or similar into the tire. 


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#4
You could go super rough, 20 grit, and slowly give it a turn or two with a firm grip. It won't look pretty like molded HPI t-drifts, but is cheap and effective at grooving drift tires.
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#5
Honestly I started using HPI T Drift Type A's. Still a harder compound but has what seems like a light rubber overlay on the plastic. Still get some slide but also enough traction to make it go where you want. Scuffing is useful for say MST mediums but eventually like you said it gets polished out. Check out the Type A's, will need to take any KPI out of your setup though.
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#6
Thanks man, I'll have a look. Cheers!
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#7
I know one of our guys is running rubber tires for the "ultimate" realism - to make the tires less prone to slide as a CS car..

I'm using the standard tyre MST CS-R hard (silver dot) all round, make the car more precictable but also is harder to drive since it got even traction..

Robekensugi's videoes is showing some kind of rounded off but still has tread so the front tires grips.. perhaps some T-drift carefully done would make a difference.. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iD-Qk80d8RU

I'm not driving currently so another must make the tryout's :)
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#8
As mentioned, HPI T-Drifts would be an option you should try.
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#9
I've had good luck with putting my wheels on a dremel using a cut off wheel bit and a few washers. I use this setup with some fine grit to polish my wheels but you could try using a knife to give it some grooves if you have a steady hand. I don't own a rwd yet so take this with a grain of salt.

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