Ted’s Modeling Blog

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT 1/25 SCALE RACING SLICKS

There are many slicks available and deciding which size can take a while. I have dimensions in each ad for OD, ID, width and tread width. This means you have to go to each ad and compare dimensions and descriptions. I’ll make is easier. Here is a comparison photo of almost all of the slicks I carry.

Top view of 1/25 scale slicks.
Front view showing widths & heights.

Slicks are listed from left to right (small to large):

A pair of slicks that didn’t make the photo lineups and comparison table is Competition Resin’s ‘Wrinkle Wall” drag slicks (CRT-504). Compared to the lineup photos, this slick would fall between CRT-510 and RU-1736. It has small flat spot on the tread where the ‘wrinkle’ is found. It also has “Good Year” in raised letters on the sidewall.

Comp Resin “Wrinkle Wall” slicks

All slicks are soft and most kit wheels and aftermarket wheels will fit. If your wheels are slightly larger in diamter than the inside diamter (ID) of the slicks you want, they will stretch slightly.

In my opinion, the Futurattraction slicks have a more realistic sidewall and are more realistic overall.

Don’t forget to put the slicks in a drill and run the tread over a light sandpaper (#600 for example) to give them a worn look. The Comp Resin slicks have a seam down the middle and they have to be sanded while the Futurattraction don’t have to if you don’t want to spend the time.

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