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Vega Tires at LAKC in 2014 
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Post Vega Tires at LAKC in 2014
Starting with the 2014 Season, Vega will be the specified tire for all LAKC classes currently using Bridgestones. The Vega FH will replace the YLC and the Vega SL-3 “Nordham” will be used in place of the YKC. The Vegas are in wide use in Europe and around the world and LAKC is pleased to bring this great tire to our series. The tires will be available at LAKC sponsoring kart shops starting on November 1st. The Vega FH is also the spec tire for the PRD Pan Am Challenge and practice tires for that event are available now for a limited time from RLV. All the SKUSA classes will continue to use the MG Whites except for Tag Cadet which uses SKUSA stamped MG Reds.

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Post Re: Vega Tires at LAKC in 2014
Do you expect spec gear sizes to change as a result? I"m not sure if these are smaller or larger in diameter. I hope larger, my OTK chassis is already a Lo Rida'

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The Vegas are just a bit larger in diameter. You will probably need to add a tooth or two.

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Post Re: Vega Tires at LAKC in 2014
Will this change the spec prd gear range then? Possibly going from 80-82 to 81-83?


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Gearing could change. We will post the spec gears before January 1, 2014.

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Post Re: Vega Tires at LAKC in 2014
Cool. Yea the sooner the better so we can practice with the correct gears in the offseason


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Post Re: Vega Tires at LAKC in 2014
We plan on running a couple of sessions in JR2 PRD on the Vegas during practice this Saturday afternoon. I figured I'd do it now while I still had Bridgestones to compare. We'll be on a 78 gear if any one is interested to see the rpm difference stop by pit 405 around 5:00. By the way the tires seem consistent for over 100 laps. The first time we ran them our fastest lap was the 34th, but it was only.09 faster. This could be good folks!
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Post Re: Vega Tires at LAKC in 2014
Brian please let the masses know by posting your results after the weekend.
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Post Re: Vega Tires at LAKC in 2014
FYI, being a bit proactive, I've been trying to pick up some of the new tires. So far, the SL-3 compound is very elusive, as nobody seems to carry them. I've only come across one readily-available source for he FH. Hopefully these teething pains will sort themselves out soon.


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Post Re: Vega Tires at LAKC in 2014
John,
All dealers will be receiving price sheets this week. If you need FH tires before then you can contact RLV direct as they have hundreds of sets in their warehouse.
Our pilot tire will be available through LAKC or RLV. You can also contact RLV for the SL-3 tire. LAKC will not start stocking this tire until the beginning of the season.
Acceleration has the tires in stock. FH only
Any other tire questions please don't hesitate to call me.
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Thanks Chris!


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