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Old 09-14-2009, 07:58 PM
ut1205 ut1205 is offline
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Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Tennessee
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Default Re: Tire Life on Friction Drive

Thanks for the reply. Base on what I'm seeing now I am going to estimate 200-250 miles on my current tire. If you figure a $20.00 tire wears out in 200 miles then that is $0.10 per mile. Pretty expensive especially when you figure that gas cost you less that $0.02 per mile. Are you using the same motor on your gear drive? If so, how does the power compare to the friction drive on dry roads. If the power is the same or better then I am ready to upgrade to gear drive using my current R/S engine.
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