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Old 01-05-2015, 11:04 AM   #10186
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Sweep inserts are very good for slicks as well, and also orange.. hmmm.
Honestly, I mainly stick to Proline and AKA clay tires. I have not tried the JC ones yet (gold), because their SS tires were such a let down to me. But, I know rivkin did some testing at SRS while they were being developed, so I want to give them a try. I have never run anything from Sweep. Mostly because Amain, tower and the local shops dont carry their stuff. I might go poke around their site to see what they offer.
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Old 01-05-2015, 11:08 AM   #10187
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Sweep inserts are very good for slicks as well, and also orange.. hmmm.
I just took a peek. They are still on the 2.2 wheel size. I am still undecided if I like 2.2 or 2.4. IMO 2.2 are easier to cut out and to replace the foams. Plus, the 2.2 tires tend to tear less. But, by the time the tire tears, the foams are probably done anyway, at least with the AKA. I have some newly sanded down AKA tires I plan to use and hopefully the JC tires will come into stock by Cactus. I almost asked Kinwald last night if he had a set he could sell me lol.
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Old 01-05-2015, 11:28 AM   #10188
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Anyone using the Exotek Battery strap or Ti front axles? Do the axles address the bearing bind at all? I know the FT axles seem to reduce the bearing bind more so than the kits ones.
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Old 01-05-2015, 11:28 AM   #10189
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Anybody play around with the 3x1.4 tapered pistons? I have some that came with my car, and thinking about trying them out front. Running flat 3x1.4 right now.
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Old 01-05-2015, 12:25 PM   #10190
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I'm a big fan of on the gold smoothies. They stick like glue.
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Old 01-05-2015, 12:27 PM   #10191
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I'm a big fan of on the gold smoothies. They stick like glue.
as long as they stick in the front also, lol. My car is already stuck in the rear.
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Old 01-05-2015, 03:47 PM   #10192
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Hey I'm looking for help for which batteries to purchase..I haven't raced in years, since we were using 4200NIMH packs.
I just recently purhcased a B5M and have a vortex r10 speedo and for now planning on running stock 17.5 class
I also have a b44.2 That I plan on sharing packs with so Im looking for Shorty packs

Can you steer me in the right direction for race packs to be competitive?

I appreciate any input I can get.
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Hey I'm looking for help for which batteries to purchase..I haven't raced in years, since we were using 4200NIMH packs.
I just recently purhcased a B5M and have a vortex r10 speedo and for now planning on running stock 17.5 class
I also have a b44.2 That I plan on sharing packs with so Im looking for Shorty packs

Can you steer me in the right direction for race packs to be competitive?

I appreciate any input I can get.
Hard to beat SMC price and quality. If you read the facebook page, they also keep it honest with customers.

http://www.smc-racing.net/index.php?...product_id=121
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Old 01-05-2015, 04:11 PM   #10194
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Smc has good pricing but I've never seen them in stock.when I need a battery I needed it yesterday not a month from now.
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Hey I'm looking for help for which batteries to purchase..I haven't raced in years, since we were using 4200NIMH packs.
I just recently purhcased a B5M and have a vortex r10 speedo and for now planning on running stock 17.5 class
I also have a b44.2 That I plan on sharing packs with so Im looking for Shorty packs

Can you steer me in the right direction for race packs to be competitive?

I appreciate any input I can get.
Sms are good and another battery that kicks but and is pretty cheap is trinitys killer bee
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Anybody play around with the 3x1.4 tapered pistons? I have some that came with my car, and thinking about trying them out front. Running flat 3x1.4 right now.
I run those front and rear with 35wt oil front and rear.
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I run those front and rear with 35wt oil front and rear.
Taper up or down? Did you notice any difference when switching from flat?
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Smc has good pricing but I've never seen them in stock.when I need a battery I needed it yesterday not a month from now.
SMC's site always said "pre order," and so did the the 4400 shorties I ordered a couple weeks ago, and I got them with in the week even on back order.
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Finally stepping up from my Centro and have a B5M on the way. Just wondering what the difference in handling is between adjusting rear toe with the arm mounts or the hub inserts.
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Sweep inserts are pretty nice... Never had an issue with them... Have even run them outdoors and worked awesome!!! I have tried just about everything in every combination... When you are racing next to dakotah phend you tend to try everything cause you get beat down every weekend... Lol
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