A little synopsis on the car so far-
I've had the car a few weeks before Vegas and ran it for practice twice with a 17.5 in it.
Gave Jason some insight on what I was racing on and he built the car for me. Car felt decent being that I haven't ran 1/12th in like 2 years.
Fast forward to 3 weeks ago-
The 12-scale guys around here have been running 17.5/Stock for the past 8 months trying to get the class steady. First race with the car and 1st-place was a lock.
Two weeks ago, 2nd was all I could muster being that I made a bad tire choice and body mounting issues. Pulled the car off the track, fixed the body, went back out, finished 2nd and only a few laps down. That felt awesome
For the past two days, practiced pretty much all day testing tyres, bodies, battery positions, gearing/timing, you name it.
Purple/Dbl Pink- Lilac/Dbl Pink- Purple/Pink- 2-Stage Purple/2-stage Dbl Pink; Speed 8 vs. Speed 8HD.
Fastest combo on my indoor unsealed high-bite asphalt track is Lilac/Dbl Pink, Speed 8, batteries in middle position (I still like the feel of all the way forward better), 90mm rollout. I was pulling 10 flats outta the car and my buddy (ROAR Masters Champ
) with his 13.5 clad Gen X was pulling 9.7's but couldn't get around me. Knowing how he drives help and the inside line was a VERY good friend of mine
I got the car to work fairly well with the HD but only with the harder Purple fronts with a 1/3 sauce. Still a bit too much downforce on the nose.
Using battery tape is a pain (but J is working on that
This car has tremendous corner speed. It's stable, stays untweaked-once BALANCED, tough (believe me, I know
), easy to drive fast and fun. Can I dare say a MONSTER on asphalt?
If anyone wants my complete set-up, holla back.....
We got carpet shipped today so in a few weeks, 13.5 carpet munchin' is on tap. Let's see if we convince the neh-sayers