The V-pin competition tire is particularly suitable for tracks with loose and sandy surface.
The high tread profile, extended to the tire shoulder requires a high manufacturing cost.
This tread design guarantees an extremely high side traction and provides maximum propulsion especially on surfaces like sand and loose soil for optimum.
A well proven combination is the use of Mammoth tires in the rear and V-pin at the front.
By cutting of the tread profile of the V-pin tires you can adjust your car’s handling easily. The partly or nearly complete removal of the V-pin tire’s tread on the outside of the tire, greatly affects the tire’s side bite when cornering.
Please take a look at the corresponding pics:
Pic A – very high lateral grip = car tends to oversteer
Pic B – high lateral grip = still sharp steering response
Pic C – reduced lateral grip = neutral handling
Pic D – low lateral grip = expect the car to understeer
Of course, the before mentioned does depend on the track surface!
Summarized: removing tread from V-Pin tires on the front axle will reduce oversteering, calm your car and make it easier to drive.
When oversteering is extreme (i.e. high grass) you may even start cutting the tread on the inside shoulder. This can prevent your car from those annoying traction rolls.
For very loose soil the soft compound is recommended, under normal condition the medium compound is usually your best choice.
HPI Baja 5 cars can also use these tires when equipped with special adapters.
Diameter 163 mm
Width 65 mm
Prices of the components:
V-Pin tires € 39.90 / pair
V-Pin tire inserts € 9.90 / pair
Rims FG 6105/01 € 14.90 / pair
glue set y0067 € 13.30
Total € 78.80
Ready mounted and glued € 69.90 / pair