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Old 02-06-2010, 05:55 AM   #1381
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Old 02-06-2010, 07:28 AM   #1382
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Just got the sway bar kit and need to know a good starting point for what color bars for the front and rear. Run on a medium bite outdoor asphalt preped track.
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Old 02-06-2010, 07:55 AM   #1383
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Starting like a real race car: The more grip surface, more stiffnes you can use. If the car is too stiff but there isnīt enough grip it slides. If you have too much grip and the car is loose you can rollover. A good starting point is the lightest bar and donīt forget to balance front and rear to get under or oversteering according to you driving style.
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if you don't mind waiting until Monday, I'll pull mine out of the shed and let you know what I have on mine - last time was on unprepped surface, but lots of grip

we got a 'little' bit of snow falling in Philadelphia today - something like 12-ish inches
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Old 02-06-2010, 08:15 AM   #1385
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if you don't mind waiting until Monday, I'll pull mine out of the shed and let you know what I have on mine - last time was on unprepped surface, but lots of grip

we got a 'little' bit of snow falling in Philadelphia today - something like 12-ish inches
Iv'e got tons of grip in the front just not so much in the rear. It's set up stock with the laydown front shocks. All i did was lay the rear shock down to the inner hole and had better results. Just trying to get a better feel in/out of the turns.
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Need a Karman Ghia shell for the club racer. Release it in a kit with the Porsche wheels.

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Old 02-07-2010, 03:21 PM   #1388
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how does the new HPI porshe body handle
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The 2002 sure is pretty...just wish it had round tail lights . My first car was a '72 2002 with very friendly (ie. Rusty) fenders. Loved that car but boy did it teach me how to work on cars....Day two of ownership I blew up the differential, then the Tranny, head gaskets and who remembers what else. But boy was it fun with Stohl Headers, Webber 40DCOE's (?).

The Mini Lights look good but as mentioned a set Alpina's or maybe even the old ATS Classics would look great.

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Hi guys,

Well, we had a clear weekend day here in norcal and thus I finally had the opportunity to have a run with my CR since I finished building it around xmas last year! I was out with a friend of mine who had a larger car with a 7.5 BL, but found that even though my 17.5 BL was down somewhat on power compared to him, my lighter weight and better handling allowed me to get the better of him on high bite asphalt. Definitely a sweet-running little car and a lot of fun!

I found some strange tire wear after returning to the workshop however; please see attached pics. This is after a run of perhaps 1.5 hours on the stock (non drift) tires included with the kit. We were running primarily in a CW direction and only had one left turn on our course, so the tires you see are the heavily loaded outsides. Insides are fine.

Is this normal to see a set of tires wear like this after only one run? I installed them as recommended with the foam inserts and glued them to the rims. Any clues on what the problem might be? I'd be pretty disappointed to see a set of tires like this after so little run time... Thanks for any thoughts,

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The tire wear is pretty normal these days with the non shaped and very soft inserts.
It gets even worse if you use non belted tires.
If you drive a Tamiya M03 with m grip,s grip or even the belted a slicks and you use the sponge inserts i distroy my tires within 6 to 8 runs of 8 minutes racing.
If (as i did) u use the hard shaped inserts and i mean very hard inserts the tired do much better and wear a lot more evenly.
Making them hard is using shaped inserts with on top of those a plane hard flat inserts that is a bit wider then the tire inside is.
You then get a perfect wear pattern and as i found out with the M03 a nice steady running car that has a lot of grip and good steering.
Hope this helps a bit for you.

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Well, we had a clear weekend day here in norcal and thus I finally had the opportunity to have a run with my CR since I finished building it around xmas last year! I was out with a friend of mine who had a larger car with a 7.5 BL, but found that even though my 17.5 BL was down somewhat on power compared to him, my lighter weight and better handling allowed me to get the better of him on high bite asphalt. Definitely a sweet-running little car and a lot of fun!

I found some strange tire wear after returning to the workshop however; please see attached pics. This is after a run of perhaps 1.5 hours on the stock (non drift) tires included with the kit. We were running primarily in a CW direction and only had one left turn on our course, so the tires you see are the heavily loaded outsides. Insides are fine.

Is this normal to see a set of tires wear like this after only one run? I installed them as recommended with the foam inserts and glued them to the rims. Any clues on what the problem might be? I'd be pretty disappointed to see a set of tires like this after so little run time... Thanks for any thoughts,

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Old 02-08-2010, 03:49 PM   #1395
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If (as i did) u use the hard shaped inserts and i mean very hard inserts the tired do much better and wear a lot more evenly.
Hmmm... Very interesting info. The foam inserts that came with the tire were indeed very soft. Where could harder inserts to fit these wheels and tires be purchase? What are they made of?

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