My Local Hobby Shop is stocking ABS tires now!

Discussion in 'RC Drifting and Setup' started by Beskone, Jun 21, 2004.

  1. Beskone

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    crazyness, just stopped by and they had sets of 4 black ABS tires, bagged and on the shelves.

    pretty cool if you don't have access to a cutter.

    they were at The Hobby Place in West Los Angeles.

    i think it's really cool to see a local shop supporting the drifters!

    - Brian
  2. AE86 Drifter

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    That is really cool.
    The ABS you guys get is it black or grey???
  3. Beskone

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    it's black

    - Brian
  4. AE86 Drifter

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    how much were they charging
    and do you know if black abs is available at home depot, cause if it is i am sure that my home depot can get some even though they dont stock it
  5. Beskone

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    $10 for a set of 4 i think

    - Brian
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    ouch... its like $1.25 if you were to just buy them in singles or $4 to get like a 5 foot pipe...
  7. Beskone

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    i think it's fair - especially if you don't want to plop down $25 - $30 for a pipe cutter, plus the abs and then need a nice workbench / vice to hold the thing while you're cutting it.

    besides, the yoke tires cost like $20 for a set, don't last as long and don't work as well - $10 seems like a decent price for a retail shop to be charging...

    - Brian
  8. SpArKeY_STi

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    If it were me id just use a Jigsaw. Vices are like $5 and most people have some already... but thats just me. Id still rather buy the ones from Ebay for $5...
  9. AE86 Drifter

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    hey man they might be charging a bit much, but the point of the story is to finally see someones local hobby shop even consider the rcdrifting scene much less supporting it by carrying ABS tires :!: