Get to Know the Why’s and How’s of Foam Tire Inserts from RC Car Action

Get to Know the Why’s and How’s of Foam Tire Inserts from RC Car Action

If you’re new to the hobby of radio-controlled cars and trucks, there are many differences that can be spotted on these machines, when compared to their toy-grade counterparts. While most of those differences are easy to spot, there are others that lie just beneath the surface.

The tires that a hobby-grade vehicle rides on are typically made from a softer compound than what’s found on a radio-controlled toy. Because of this, a foam insert is used to help the tire retain its shape and maintain performance and handling while being driven. All vehicles, on-road cars, buggies, short course trucks, and scale trail rigs have foam inserts inside of their tires.

Getting to Know Foam

RC Car Action has a great guide for better understanding the various aspects of foam inserts, what the differences are between open-cell and closed-cell foams, and what type of insert is best suited for what type of vehicle. It’s a great piece of information to have, no matter what stage of the hobby you’re in.

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