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Old 06-30-2009, 07:45 AM   #1141
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A couple of questions for you guys. First what is the parts support like for this car. Locally I have never seen any TOP products at my LHS. As much as I love the design and like what Josh has done to help develop it, I rest uncertain that I would be able to actually race the car. I am just a club racer and as such I am more aquainted with the walls at my local track. I at least need to know that I can get suspension arm and CVD components.

I am currently running an S400 and Im really happy with the car. However parts support has been lacking for it and I am considering moving to something else. I am thinking of sticking with VTA or RCGT. Part of me thinks it would be overkill to get a kit like the Photon for that purpose, but the other part of me just likes nice gear. Any thoughts???
All you really need to do is to get your local hobby shop to support the kit and parts will be available to you . If not I think RC Market or others can get your fix right on line. But I recommend the hobby shops. Parts will be available soon if not already. Best thought is just order two kits.
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:46 AM   #1142
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new to rubber on carpet, do you guys use tire warmers when running on carpet?
Some times yes.
I do it only when i'm in the A final and as I have tested with it.
So as I used it in the qwalifications. As that made the car handle good, than I use it in the finals to.
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:50 AM   #1143
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Some times yes.
I do it only when i'm in the A final and as I have tested with it.
So as I used it in the qwalifications. As that made the car handle good, than I use it in the finals to.
I like my tires about 95 degrees .
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Old 06-30-2009, 10:27 AM   #1144
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The high bite tracks we race on here i don't feel tire warmers are needed
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Old 06-30-2009, 10:56 AM   #1145
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The high bite tracks we race on here i don't feel tire warmers are needed
Probably not necessary outside. But indoors on the first few laps I believe it helps.
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Old 06-30-2009, 10:58 AM   #1146
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I have never seen one A main driver at any big race on carpet run tire warmers in rubber including mod rubber drivers at the IIC, also I always use warmers outside to bake in the sauce.
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:09 AM   #1147
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Sorry for the delay. Here is my carpet nats setup. I actually have two versions but I think this one is the better of the two. I'll post the other one in a little bit.

This setup will also work for high grip asphalt, or if you traction rolling hint hint.

You will notice there is not much difference. The main difference is the hing pins are in the medium low position. I had it at the high position but when the traction came up the car started flipping. When I dropped them down the problem went away.
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:58 AM   #1148
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I have never seen one A main driver at any big race on carpet run tire warmers in rubber including mod rubber drivers at the IIC, also I always use warmers outside to bake in the sauce.
yeah it would take some planning and someone else setting your car down for them to not cool off during the annoucements
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:30 PM   #1149
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Thanks EJ..
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:37 PM   #1150
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Ive only sen or heard about tire warmers on carpet at the tcs in japan where they don't allow any sauce otherwise i dont think you would need them and all i race on carpet is rubber tire and i think ive done allright in the past!
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Old 06-30-2009, 01:01 PM   #1151
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All I can say is try it .. and yes it would have to be planned and you would need a pit buddy at the race.
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Old 06-30-2009, 01:24 PM   #1152
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Old 06-30-2009, 01:34 PM   #1153
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Is the Car available to purchase now? If So where?
Im not seeing at TOPUSA?
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Old 06-30-2009, 01:44 PM   #1154
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