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Old 10-13-2008, 06:33 PM   #5596
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Did you try cutting out the vents on the 8HD? That should add more front downforce. I liked running the 8HD as it felt more planted...of the 12's I find I like the 12B better...seems to balance front and rear downforce better then the standard 12.
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4 shims put the rear at 172mm give or take. 3 works too. jason did you machine those parma spacers yet? just kiddin bro i know your busy. take your time.. steve your car looked dialed and if the bite is ever that high again you are gonna love the corals inspgadgt im gonna try speed 12b and speed 8 hd those seem to be the way to go we gave those merchants some competition this week steve and its only a matter of time before we are lookin at em in the rear view we were up against some sponsored drivers and stiff competition but we showed them bmi is here to stay buddy. thats why i wore my bright white( now black and stained from rubber and paragon) bmi db12r t-shirt for the occasion
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i have yet to try the Speed12, but the 12B w/the rear wing is MONEY on the car right now. I liked the Speed8 for 17.5 but not the 8HD. Since running 13.5 though, 12B is the new hawtness
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Did you try cutting out the vents on the 8HD? That should add more front downforce. I liked running the 8HD as it felt more planted...of the 12's I find I like the 12B better...seems to balance front and rear downforce better then the standard 12.
Yeah I ran it first with the vents cut out... I really wish I did a before and after to see the difference.
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Yeah so do I...I knew I would need the extra front downforce though so started out with the inner vents cut out. I think I'm going to work on cutting out the other 2 vents as well but those look like a major pain.
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Yeah so do I...I knew I would need the extra front downforce though so started out with the inner vents cut out. I think I'm going to work on cutting out the other 2 vents as well but those look like a major pain.
Normal X-Acto's are too blunt to cut well. Try the X611 blades. Ultra sharp and oxidized and hard anodized.
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Old 10-13-2008, 09:33 PM   #5602
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Not any recent ones. Now that i need to build up a new car after this weekends fireworks show that i put on I will post a pic of my wiring as soon as its complete. Jaybee posted a very clean wiring job a page or so back on this thread.
that was a loud "bang" coming out of your trailer!! I guess that is what happens when you race once every decade

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Old 10-13-2008, 11:19 PM   #5603
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Where exactly do you cut the vent holes for Parma 8HD?

And has anybody tried the HB Mark3 body yet? I just got it and must say it looks pretty ugly, it's just so robust comparing with parma 8 and pf 12 and the quality is the worst I've ever seen, it seems like the lines are cut with a fingernail, there are no masks, no decals.. or maybe all I've got is a cheap chinese replica of that body? (cause I really ordered it from Honkong)
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Normal X-Acto's are too blunt to cut well. Try the X611 blades. Ultra sharp and oxidized and hard anodized.
I've never heard of those...I'll definately have to look for them
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Where exactly do you cut the vent holes for Parma 8HD?
Just to the left and right of the cockpit window there are 2 angled sections where the body drops lower, they face back...cut those out so the air under the nose can vent out on top of the body. Also it looks like the molded in vent ridges have a spot behind them that can be cut out as well.
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Just to the left and right of the cockpit window there are 2 angled sections where the body drops lower, they face back...cut those out so the air under the nose can vent out on top of the body. Also it looks like the molded in vent ridges have a spot behind them that can be cut out as well.
InspGadgt, wow....an A and B main last weekend, how many racers do you guys get out there in 1/12 and TC? Can't wait to get out there and run with the locals.

CarlosG, Great win last weekend....too bad I had to leave early

JayBee, Your car looks awesome...can/do you drive it as good as it looks?
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We had 9 cars in 1/12th scale and limit it to 8 cars per heat due to the small track. GT we limit to 6 cars per heat and we had 4 heats all nearly full. TA had 2 heats and Mini had 1.
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JayBee, Your car looks awesome...can/do you drive it as good as it looks?
I wish Liverc.com was still at out place Dude the car is quite the stud. Remember Asphalt Nats when you were here? Okay, now forget it! Give me the MAD RIP now
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Thanks P2, I really was not going for the win. I just wanted to play follow the leader.

JayBee, thanks for posting your setup.I will give it a try as well. I just need to get the front springs you are using.

Are their any other setups for asphalt?
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