Soft - Normal - Hard - Super Hard - Low Friction Confused with so many different types of tires? Maybe this post might help you when choosing your tires. So basically each tire has its own characteristic along with their advantages and disadvantages. I'll try to explain it as as simple as possible. I got this explanation from various Mini 4WD TV shows, guides & magazines (old and new), some explanation from MC Guts, Mini 4WD Fighter, etc. Let's start! Soft tires Soft tires have the best grip compared to the other type. It has the best acceleration due to its grip to the track surface. When you're using soft tires, you'll notice your car will "Dash!" once you put it on the track. Another example is when your car lands from a jump, it will build up the speed really fast. But because the grip is really good, it means that this type of tire will produce lots of friction with the track surface. So this Soft type might slows your car down on the cornering process. (This Soft tires have clear colored appearance and Japanese racer usually called them "Silicone Tire") Super Hard tires The opposite of Soft tires. This Super Hard type has the worst grip with the track surface. It needs more time and distance to build up its speed. But the advantage from this type is your car will gradually become faster and faster as the race progress. Because of its poor grip (which means less friction with the track surface) this Super Hard type will speed up the cornering process. As for the Normal and Hard type, their characteristic is between Soft and Super Hard. You can try this simple experiment: install your car with Soft type tires and slide them from side to side. (Or you can try and install Normal type tires, because most of the car kit provide this type of tire) Now, install your car with Super Hard type tires and slide them from side to side. Notice any difference? Theoretically, you will feel more resistance with the Soft Type compared to the Super Hard type. This process is similar when your car's moving around a corner. When your car entered a corner, the rollers will make contact with the track wall and it will change the direction of the car, and at the same time your car will "slide" to the new direction. Now at this point the characteristic of your tires will determine how fast your car will "slide" from the first to the new direction after the contact with the track wall. The smaller friction created by the tires and the track surface, the faster it gets around the corner. As for the Low Friction type, I think the characteristic is similar to Super Hard type. It is also described on the leaflet inside the package that this Low Friction type will speed up your car around the corner. After a couple of observation, I think the low friction tires got less friction compared to the super hard tires. Not 100% sure about that, but it's just based on my observation on the cornering process. So which type is the best? The answer is... I don't know.. As I've told you before, each tire has its own advantages and disadvantages. So you're the one who needs to choose which type is the best for you according to your play style and preferences. As for me, I'm using the super hard tires both in the front and the rear side. Note: If there is no specific info on the package of some parts about the type of tire (for example soft, hard or super hard or low friction), then that tire is the normal type. Some of you might've seen this post on Fb. You can watch the full videos about tires basic knowledge on my channel: Hope this will be useful. Since this is my 1st thread in this forum, I hope anyone can tell me if I've made some mistake in this thread. Thanks!