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Old 10-06-2012, 11:27 PM   #6046
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Wow that's awesome!
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:13 AM   #6047
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Had my first time out with the TCS (571/572) tyre's last night, on my WGP, with R-sector kit... gotta say they are by far the best tyres I've run on the F1 so far... so stable, and plenty of rear traction.
Now to switch to the Ride R1's in preperation for the nats, I'm hoping more of the same!

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The complexity of the print doesn't matter. I've had RC cars for over twenty years and never had sticker sheets this thin. I don't mind stickers being flexible, but every sticker I've cut and peeled has curled under on itself. Some got ruined, and some I've saved.
I meant the curves of the body work - side pods etc.......... Too thick and the will wrinkle badly.
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"So there I was, being a productive citizen when the hobby shop owner called me and asked me to come by the hobby shop... I did, and the moment I got upstairs, he and four or five other guys tackled me! They held me down on the floor and proceeded to grab the wallet right out of my back pocket! Next thing I knew, my credit card was pulled out and they demanded my PIN number. Since I had little choice (they could have sprayed me with traction compound or something!), I gave them my PIN number. At that point, they released me and shoved a Tamiya Wolf WR1 in my hands and told me to take it home and build it...OR ELSE! Yes, it was scary, but I survived."

...OK guys, that's the story I told my Wife last night when I got home. Think she'll go for it? I could tell at the time she wasn't really buying it.

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"So there I was, being a productive citizen when the hobby shop owner called me and asked me to come by the hobby shop... I did, and the moment I got upstairs, he and four or five other guys tackled me! They held me down on the floor and proceeded to grab the wallet right out of my back pocket! Next thing I knew, my credit card was pulled out and they demanded my PIN number. Since I had little choice (they could have sprayed me with traction compound or something!), I gave them my PIN number. At that point, they released me and shoved a Tamiya Wolf WR1 in my hands and told me to take it home and build it...OR ELSE! Yes, it was scary, but I survived."

...OK guys, that's the story I told my Wife last night when I got home. Think she'll go for it? I could tell at the time she wasn't really buying it.

Good luck, I hope you will succed!
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:30 PM   #6051
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Good luck, I hope you will succed!
Thanks. I will post some photos of the build as I go along. I'm digging those back tires. They are whoppers!
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yea, sadly i hear they are junk.
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:36 PM   #6053
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On our indoor asphalt track, with traction compound, the big fat tires are very good.
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On our indoor asphalt track, with traction compound, the big fat tires are very good.
The vinyl kit tires?
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I like how "GOOD YEAR" is molded on the rear tires.
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The vinyl kit tires?
Surprisingly, yes. Maybe the traction compound works well with the vinyl.

We use Mighty Gripper v2 traction compound. Much more grip than paragon on our track.
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On our indoor asphalt track, with traction compound, the big fat tires are very good.
I did some testing with the stock tires on our outdoor asphalt track. The car was undriveable using them. I had to tiptoe around the track and forget about top speed on the straight! With some Paragon traction compound, the car had a decent amount of traction and was definitely driveable but still far away from "very good" Lastly, I tried some old Ride slicks...now that was very good.
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Anybody interested in owning a used F104W GP Edition in great condition?
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On our indoor asphalt track, with traction compound, the big fat tires are very good.
I know the smell of rubber, and the rear tires are for sure rubber. Not vinyl. I can check the front tonight when I get home. Rubber, with compound, ought to be mighty sticky!
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