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Contact RC tyres are manufactured by the expert engineers at Schumacher Racing in the UK. Schumacher has invested in a highly automated manufacturing process which ensures consistent high quality products. Contact RC use only the best materials and all new wheels, developed with the knowledge and experience of some of the worlds best drivers.
The fully automated hardness measurement, glueing, and truing processes mean that every single tyre produced meets the exacting high standards required by top level racers.
2011 IFMAR 1/8th WORLD CHAMPIONS - Robert Pietsch
2010 1/8th Circuit European Champion - Robert Pietsch. 2010 US 1/10th Champion - Paul Lemiuex. 3rd Place 2010 IFMAR Worlds - Marc Rheinard. 2012 1/10th European Champion - Robert Pietsch. 2012 1/8th Circuit TQ - Dario Balestri. 2013 Chosen as the 1/8th Circuit Control Tyre
1/12 Foams Circuit: A dedicated line made especially for competition 1/12th Circuit cars. Available in the popular compounds such as Pink, double Pink and Magenta. Supplied pre-glued on the special Contact white wheel.
The new 'J Compound' rubber is especially good on high traction conditions where the track is especially grooved in. The tyre will react with less aggression than our original 1/12th compounds. The new rubber type can be easily identified by the gun metal wheel colour.
1/12 Foams Supastox GT12: A line made especially for Supastox GT12 type cars including mini, bangers and circuit cars. Available in popular compounds. Supplied pre-glued on the special Contact white wheel. Fronts are available with ball bearing (B/B) and non ball bearing (Std) wheel. 2013 Double BRCA GT12 Championship winning Tyres!!!
1/10 Foam Tyres Standard Rims: Good for all conditions available in different hardness mounted on Contact white rims suitable for club racers and low-medium grip level.
1/10 Foam Tyres Carbon Rims: Good for serious racers available in different hardness mounted on Contact Carbon black rims suitable for high grip and fast tracks, Carbon rim guarantees Stiffness and best car response also with high temperatures.
1/10 Foam Tyres Light Rims: Good for serious racers available in different hardness mounted on Contact Light transparent rims suitable for high grip and fast tracks in cooler temperatures. Light rims have 20% LESS weight which will guarantee a great car handling and better acceleration.
1/10 Foam Tyres Electric Compound: This line is dedicated at the 1/10 electric touring cars. Our compounds can be used on Carpet and asphalt with no differences. Just added new double compounds tyres ideal for carpet with hardes outside slice to avoid risk of traction roll.
1/8 Foam Tyres Standard Rims: Good for all condition available in different hardness mounted on Contact white rims suitable for club racers and low-medium grip level.
1/8 Foam Tyres Light Rims: Good for serious racers available in different hardness mounted on Contact Light transparent rims suitable for high grip and fast tracks in cooler temperatures. Light rims have 20% LESS weight and that will improve handling and better acceleration.
1/10 and 1/8 Foam Tyres DAMP conditions: Made with a very innovative foam, the CONTACT DAMP line is a ideal on Damp conditions usually the most difficult one when track is not totally wet and will takes long time to get perfectly dry.
1/12th and GT12 Foam Type Explanations
“T” foam is the most complete in the range. It benefits from performance and lap times equal or better than “Q” foam, with the added benefit of being easier to drive, less twitchy and easy to attack the track with. This often leads to improved lap times. It also has much better durability, lower wear rates (close to “A” foam) and when using the non-oil type additives, keeps grip to the end of the race much better than our other options. This tyre is great on all carpet types.
“Q” foam offers more performance than “A” foam in most conditions. It does however have higher wear rates so needs to be replaced slightly more often than “A”. It works great on ETS type carpet. Compared with “T” foam it is capable of matching “T” foams performance on lap time, although it has a tendency to lose some of its performance throughout the race when using all non-oil type additives such as SXT3.0 or Nosram Carpet.
“A” Foam is our most durable, affordable tyre. Perfect if you want to go many runs without taking the wheels off the car during weekly club racing. The wear rate of this foam is the lowest in the range, even lower than seen with “T” foam. It rarely offers the overall performance of the others, however in lower traction conditions; occasionally it is a match for the more expensive options. Suggested for use on Primafelt or CRC Black carpet, or when oily additive is in use.
J Foam in a very fast tire when the track grip is high. It lends itself well to Primafelt carpet or when oil based additives are used. In these cases it may even be faster than T foam, although this lap time comes from a more aggressive handling car.
Bomber Gold, this tyre is secured from our partners Team Bomber in Japan. It is the foam that was used to win the 2016 IFMAR 1/12 world championships and often offers the best performance. It is a super quick tyre in all circumstances; it’s only down side being the increased wear rates over “T” foam. (More similar to “Q” foam wear) It is often a great option for use on just the rear of the car, when you want super planted high grip rear traction. In this case try any of the low shore rated fronts such 30, 32 and 35 in either “A”, “Q”, or “T” foam.