Carpet and Astro tires

Our track is now an Astro surface. You'll need to have tires to match to get the most out of the surface and your tires. Normal Dirt Pin tires should still work but they will wear out faster than those designed for Carpet/Astro. Feel free to use up what you have before buying new tires.

We are recommending Schumacher tires as the standard but you can get similar models from Pro-Line, JConcepts and others. We're looking at Yellow compound as the standard, with Silver as the 'Wet' tire. If you're looking for more life in the tire, there is a Blue compound also but we expect the Yellow to be the go to and have yet to test the blue compound.

We expect the tires to last much longer than our previous tires ever did. In testing, it could be easily half a year for stock drivers. As always, time will tell.

Down the track we will be looking at having stock of tires at the club so you can buy as needed and obviously we'll have more testing as we actually run meets on the new surface. Don't worry if you only have Holeshots, bring em down and have a ball.

Currently Metro Hobbies in Melbourne is a great source for all the tires we're recommending.


2WD Buggy fronts

2WD buggies have a unique wheel and tire on their non-driving fronts. For what ever reason, they are super slim wheels.
It comes in White (U4661), black (U4660) and for those that like bright yellow (U7454).

Note : This does not work on the TLR due to different offsets! you will need to find a TLR specific slim wheel. RawSpeed do make one from our searchings.Alternatively, cut off the outer bead of one of your normal fronts, obviously not ideal.

The matching tire is a Cut Stagger (Schumacher U6770 ). It fits on nice and snug without any foam!

Schumacher also makes a new design which is 'more agressive' called the Fusion Slim (U6901). This also takes the slim wheel but unlike the stagger it requires a foam (U6667)

You can conveniently buy it as a pre-mount as well (U6801) for a small price premium. Given these will last a while, its not such a bad idea to get one premount initially, then re-use the wheel as needed. Again, other brands have similar models, so go nuts.

Apparently you can cut/remove the outer bead off your existing 2wd wheels if you don't want to buy a new wheel.

JConcepts do a Swagger (JC3137-010)

Cut Stagger U6770
Swagger
JC3137-010
Fusion Slim
U6901

Cactus Fusion 2 U6895

Recommended 4WD Buggy Fronts

4WD Buggy tires are always a challenge to get correct for your driving style.

The Hybrid tyre type seems to be a good compromise in forward bite and consistent side.The Cactus Fusion 2 is a standout here. Several brands have this type but Schumacher's is U6895, and U6898 for the Premount.

If you're not buying the pre-mount, you'll also need foam inserts. Schumacher recommends U6669 Foam Tyre Inserts.


Buggy Rears

Both 4WD and 2WD buggies share a similar rear tire. We are recommending the Schumacher Mezzo rear tire (U6885) at this time.

Again, this can be bought as a pre-mount (U6891) on a Schumacher wheel, which will be compatible with Associated, Current Generation TLR as well as Schumacher.

Other tires such as the Cactus (U6838) and Mini Pin 2 (U6606) are viable. Even in the Blue compound for the mini pin.

As before, if you're not buying the pre-mount, you'll also need foam inserts. Schumacher recommends U6734 Foam Tyre Inserts.

Mezzo U6885
Cactus U6838
Mini Pin U6606

Stagger Rib U6708
Mini pin U6816
Mini Spike U6706

Stadium Truck tires

Stadium trucks have a special front just like 2WDs called.Stagger Rib front (U6708).

Sadly there is no Mezzo on the truck as yet, however it seems the Mini Pin (U6816) is the gold standard or Mini Spike (U6706) from Schumacher is the common rear tyre.
Like 2WD buggies, they get a unique front the Stagger Rib (U6708)
Both front and rear can use the U6541 foam insert.


Short Course Truck

Short Course Trucks have a similar line to the Stadium trucks.
Again its the the Mini Pin (U6767) or Mini Spike (U6766) from Schumacher is the common rear tyre.

Like 2WD buggies, they get a unique front the Stagger Rib (U6781)

Both front and rear can use the U6772 foam insert.

Mini Spike U6766
Mini pin U6767
Stagger Rib U6781