Originally Posted by dynamic_e
I'm totally new to this touring car thing and the traction hasen't come up yet on these new tires, but driving a touring car seems a bit easier then my WGT car. Only thing is my times aren't as fast yet as when I run WGT(still crappy), but think it's more an issue of the traction not coming on the tires yet. Still get 2-3 more packs until these tires are broken in. Running sweep spec tires BTW.
1) Whats the recommended doping setup for the car? I forgot to ask the local pros this one. On WGT, I do the entire rears and inner half of the fronts. I just realized when I got home that I doped up all of the tires when I ran them today, front and rear.
2) Recommended neutral noob friendly body for it. It currently has a ltc-r on it i think, but based on my driving, it wont last too long =) I run rubber tire carpet 17.5.
3) Trying to find the smaller diameter pullet that will fit the one way off a 07. The 07 looks like it runs a larger diameter inner circle then the 08's and just want the right PN before I order...or if anyone has a bunch of used bits and bobs they want to get rid of =)
An observation, when running rubber carpet, the tires pick up a ton of crap and residue after the run. My post run ritual is to wipe the tires off with a motor sprayed up napkin until no black comes off and then dope with sticky fingers or my kingsford/mineral oil sauce, then hook up to the charger.
Other then that, not a bad first time with a touring car for me!
Depending on what compound tires you are running, generally it only takes a couple of runs to get them working. I ran jaco greens or RP 30s and the break in procedure was goop/dope everything run for a couple minutes, then rotate and goop tires, run for a couple more minutes, rotate back and I was good to go. Once the were broke in, I only did a small strip on the inside of the front tries and all the rears, because if did all fronts and rears the car would push/understeer.
I ran an LTC-R for a bit, then switch to the Parma RTB GBS or a Mazda 6 and they last a couple months.
If you are looking for a good over all set up, go to Corally's USA site and get Brad Johnson's Cleveland set up from 11/09. That is a great starter set up.
Again, depending on which tries you use, if you get way off of the run line, your tires will pick up a ton of crap. Just like in World GT, if you get off of the run line you will have a lack of traction, same thing applies to rubber.
The car is very, very durable. I used to run 13.5 in the Madison, Milwaukee area and the car took quite a few big hits and kept going.