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    Urethane and Silicon tires seem to be pretty easy to come by, but does anyone make aftermarket rubber tires at the same scale as Paul Gage or Quick Slicks?

    i.e. replacement rubber for consumer-grade slot cars or slip-on rubber for scratch builders?

    I'm looking to get into scratch building, but often race at a commercial track where we're limited to rubber tires.

  • #2
    NSR makes the widest range "rubber" tires, with sizes to fit most wheels. Slot-it, Thunderslot and Scaleauto also make rubber tires, but, in a more limited size range, so you should not really have an issue finding rubber tires to fit most any wheel.
    It is highly adviseable to glue and then true all rubber tires.

    As you indicated that you often run on commercial tracks which mandate "rubber" tires, are you meaning "sponge rubber" tires which are the most common type of tires used on commercial tracks ??............if so, your local raceway should have a good selection of sponge tires/wheels.

    As far as the 1/32 plastic car manufacturers, Scaleauto have a few sizes/compounds of sponge tires,..most mounted and trued on alu. wheels.

    Chris Walker


    • RexCadral
      RexCadral commented
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      Clarification, not sponge. Although it's a commercial race track, he does allow racing with consumer grade cars - we race RevoSlot there all the time.

    • chrisguyw
      chrisguyw commented
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      In which case,.....NSR, Slot-it, Thunderslot are all worth considering,......the new (ish) AS-25 rubber compound from Scaleauto, is to be seriously considered, it has proven very quick in its initial tests/races, and looks set to displace the NSR (Super/Ultra) compound as the hot tire.