New shoes! Our most-used tire gets a makeover.
For release 3, you may notice our most-used tire has been revised. We slightly thickened the sidewall by adding one ridge of tread. By doing this, it gives a much firmer surface for the pad-printing of lettering or a stripe. The previous tire was slightly too thin to consistently pad print evenly, resulting in a lot of loss for the manufacturing process. The tire is still within spec of a 1:1 scaled tire, so it was a fair compromise.
The tire looks much cleaner and rigid, plus helps the overall appearance of the car.
Old tire on the left, new on the right: