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Old 03-11-2002, 02:26 PM   #301
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I'll try to remember to look when I get home.
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Old 03-11-2002, 04:16 PM   #302
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Psycho-Are you racing this weekend at Castle?
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Old 03-12-2002, 09:59 AM   #303
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Doh! I forgot to look at the internal gear ratio! I'll try to remember tonight.

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You bet! I'll be racing sportsman stock sedan and F1. We raced at Sheldons last Sat. It's always fun on that tight slippery track.
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Psycho-Cool, I'll be entering sportsman stock sedan.
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Old 03-12-2002, 10:09 AM   #305
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Awesome! If the weather is cool like the predictions say, you'll want to run pretty soft or you'll push like crazy. If the budget allows, I'd pick up a set of Yokomo medium Sprints and Yokomo medium inserts and start off with those. If grip starts coming up in the afternoon, switch to your Shimizus.
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psycho-Thanks for the tip on tires. If I don't buy an FM Radio, I'll get the tires. Which sedan are you running, XXX-S? Hope to see you there.
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Old 03-12-2002, 11:25 AM   #307
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You need the tires more than you need an FM radio. The FM radio won't make you a better driver of get you better laptimes. Don't get me wrong, it's a good thing to have, but if you're out there with the wrong tires, nothing else makes much of a difference. imho.

Yeah, I'm going to race my xxx-s this weekend. Of course, I'll probably wind up in the d-main, but it's all good! I'm out there to have a good time! I just picked up a new race pack, so I should have a little more ponies this week. ha! It should be a fun one.
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Psycho-Looks like the weather will be in the 60's-70's this weekend. I took a look at Yokomo's site and they recommend the ZR-138G Beltec 5G medium racing slick for asphalt. Would that work at Castle? How about the inserts? Do you have a model number or part number I can reference? I'll try to pick some up today if they are not sold out.
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If you are going to buy belted tires, stick with the Shimizu's. They tend to be less affected by temperature changes as the day goes on. I don't have Yokomo's part# for the medium Sprints, but they are clearly marked as such on the package. They are around $8 for two. Cam or anyone there can show you which ones they are.
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I went by Castle earlier and they had plenty of Yokomo Sprint Mediums in stock. Run, do not walk, though. They are always out of them.
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psycho-Yeah I know they sell out pretty quick on race week.
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I finally get to run my 03R this weekend. The Tamiya race is in like 3 weeks or so. I need to pick up my new parts tommorrow and then put them on and then put the radio gear in it. I will paint the body Thursday night and put the finishing touches on the car Friday night. Good thing is the track is 40 minutes from my house so I can practice from 10am til racing starts at 5:30.

The car is coming together nicely so far. It should work pretty good. A guy ran an 03 last week against the 04's and was plenty fast. He needed some steering but the 03 didn't unload in the corners like the 04's were doing.
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I'm looking through the TA03F David Jun Edition instruction and they don't list the internal gear ratio. They do show what the final gear ratio is for 20-29T pinions, though. This is with the .4 gears.

20T 8:44:1
21T 8.01:1
22T 7.67:1
23T 7.34:1
24T 7.03:1
25T 6.75:1
26T 6.49:1
27T 6.25:1
28T 6.03:1
29T 5.82:1

You could, of course, do a little math and figure out what the internal ratio is from this info. I don't feel like counting the teeth on the spurgear.
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Finally got to run my 03RS TRF. I tested the car on asphalt parking lot and slighty rough concrete surface with a few pylons.
I was using tamiya B2 and 50/17 48p spur and pinion.

I found the handling to be excellent on both surfaces. Changes direction quickly yet rear end is not loose. Very predictable feel. Top speed quite fast with the type T 23turn. Overall quite pleased though i cant say how it would do in the race.
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pyscho thanks for the info. That will help me out alot.
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