From RC Driver Issue: 135
Almost all tire manufacturers offer a multitude of tire compounds and tread designs. This allows racers to choose what works best for different track conditions as well as their own personal ‘feel’. Tires have evolved from crude, hard-compound, mega-pin rolling grinders to incredibly soft and extremely flexible rotating masterpieces. This evolution has, unfortunately, now put a major strain on the tire insert. Open-cell foam inserts have been replaced with a much more durable closed-cell construction, but even these are being stretched to their limits with the increased horsepower most vehicles are putting out. To help preserve the foam and prevent it from squirming around (which causes incon- sistent handling traits), MIP has introduced Stickeez Strips, a semi-permanent tape strip that bonds the insert to the wheel. We show you how to install these on 1/8-scale wheels. Let’s go!
9. While holding the tire firmly, slowly pull the red backing paper away from the tire, exposing the Stickeez underneath. Give the tire a good pressing all the way around to make sure the Sticker is in contact with the insert.
10. Once you have all four tires done, it’s time for a BIG smile and a thumbs up! Great job!
MIP, miponline.com, (626) 339-9007
If you want to take your car to the next level and are uncertain of how to install aftermarket parts, this is the column for you. Each month we will show how to install option parts on various vehicles. Although the parts and cars we feature may not match your particular ride, the instructions may help guide you in upgrading your machine. If you have a suggestion for an option part you’d like to see installed, email your suggestion to firstname.lastname@example.org