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OTTSIX VOODOO's 6 54.55%
PITBULL GROWLER's 5 45.45%
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Old 09-13-2016, 03:35 AM   #1
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Default U4RC Tires | VOODOO vs GROWLER

Hi guys,

Wanted to go for U4 tires on my YETI and can't decided between

OTTSIX U4 VOODOO's


or

PITBULL GROWLERS


Can anyone give me feedback on theses, lifespan, grip side walls, etc.

If your choice goes or the Voodoo's : what compound do you recommend ?

thanks
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Old 09-13-2016, 09:49 AM   #2
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I've seen so many guys modify Voodoos by cutting off more than half the lugs in search of traction and then just end up selling them off for cheap or giving them away. Most guys that run Growlers seem to like them well enough without needing drastic modification. For this reason I voted Growlers but I think you owe it to yourself to add ProLine Flat Iron XLs to your short list. I love my Flat Irons for U4 and KOH style driving and they are awesome on every surface. They also wear very slowly.
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Old 09-13-2016, 09:54 AM   #3
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I've been considering the flat irons 2.2 xl's myself
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I've been considering the flat irons 2.2 xl's myself
Screamer, what foams do you run in your flat irons?
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I've seen so many guys modify Voodoos by cutting off more than half the lugs in search of traction and then just end up selling them off for cheap or giving them away. Most guys that run Growlers seem to like them well enough without needing drastic modification. For this reason I voted Growlers but I think you owe it to yourself to add ProLine Flat Iron XLs to your short list. I love my Flat Irons for U4 and KOH style driving and they are awesome on every surface. They also wear very slowly.
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Old 09-13-2016, 10:24 AM   #5
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I vote growlers out of those 2 but my favorite for u4 has been the proline kr2. They hold lines well while on the gas and also have good side bite without catching to much of an edge in corner. I ran the growlers on my yeti with ci duces wild foam and loved them and kr2 on my bomber. I had u4s on my bomber but seemed like to much traction for my driving style
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Old 09-13-2016, 10:30 AM   #6
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I vote growlers out of those 2 but my favorite for u4 has been the proline kr2. They hold lines well while on the gas and also have good side bite without catching to much of an edge in corner. I ran the growlers on my yeti with ci duces wild foam and loved them and kr2 on my bomber. I had u4s on my bomber but seemed like to much traction for my driving style
The proline KR2 are very similar to the axial version in R35 compound, if I'm right

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Old 09-13-2016, 10:46 AM   #7
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Will these foams work with the flat irons xl's?

Crawler Innovations Deuce's Wild 2.2 Tall Single Stage Closed Cell Foam
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I was running pitbull rock beast II but I've wrecked the CI wheels. The center were the SLW hub is screwed came out . The rock beast a pretty similar to the flat iron.


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Crawler Innovations Deuce's Wild 2.2 Tall Single Stage Closed Cell Foam
Yes, CI Deuces Wild Talls are perfect for Flat Iron XLs. I did trim the outer ribs off with a pair of scissors because I found that without those ribs trimmed, the foams pushed a bit too much on the side tread and caused some cupping in the middle of the tread area. With the ribs on the outer edges of the foam trimmed, they fit like a glove.
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Yes, CI Deuces Wild Talls are perfect for Flat Iron XLs. I did trim the outer ribs off with a pair of scissors because I found that without those ribs trimmed, the foams pushed a bit too much on the side tread and caused some cupping in the middle of the tread area. With the ribs on the outer edges of the foam trimmed, they fit like a glove.
Those look really good, thanks for the info and pics. Just helped me decide on my tire choose
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Old 09-13-2016, 11:56 AM   #11
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I have experience with both.. They both have their place in U4RC. If you're an enthusiast who doesn't compete much but enjoys bashing around and just having fun, the Growler is a safe choice. However, if you want the competitive edge and want to bring home a trophy, the Voodoo U4s are the "go to" tire for most competitive drivers. Its a go fast tire that's designed to open up for increased traction as wheel speed increases. If you squeeze the tire, you can see the center lugs expand. The double dead band (two rings around the sidewall) and internal ribbing keep the sidewall standing up and keep the tire from folding under. The deadband collapses as you corner while the sidewall stays standing. A lot of engineering, modeling and testing went into the U4. It's not just replica of a 1:1 tire. The U4 takes you right to the edge of "loss of control", confidently. If that's you're driving style, the U4 is your tire. I describe it as Violent, yet refined control...
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Old 10-10-2016, 11:01 AM   #12
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Hi all,
thanks for your feedbacks, since I found a bargain on axial KR2 2.2" R35 compound and incision wheels, here they are :



that R35 compound is really super sticky but hte stock foams are crap, waiting for CI DD 5.5".

The wheels are on my wraith for the moment waiting for larger hubs !

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