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Old 09-23-2011, 08:29 AM   #6406
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Hi robk,

I saw your video blog considering the tyre graining. Could you give more details about track conditions, please?

Have you got the same issue with the Pro kit?

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The Tamiya track is not treated with any thing like sugar water, so traction is not as high. The track did get better since there were a lot of cars on it, and they seemed to rubber it up a bit. The asphalt looked like it was fine grain like a tennis court.

It's not the type of kit that causes anything, the car just seems to need more weight if traction is not abnormally high.
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Old 09-23-2011, 09:15 AM   #6407
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The Tamiya track is not treated with any thing like sugar water, so traction is not as high. The track did get better since there were a lot of cars on it, and they seemed to rubber it up a bit. The asphalt looked like it was fine grain like a tennis court.

It's not the type of kit that causes anything, the car just seems to need more weight if traction is not abnormally high.
Thanks.

The track I usually race is low grip and unprepared, too. What I noticed is, that when I use NiMh akku they grain with a smoother surface than with lipo.Exactly the same as you got with adding weight.

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Old 09-23-2011, 09:38 AM   #6408
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Hey Rob I noticed on your carpet set up sheet you got toe out on the front ....what advantage do u get from this because everyone else mostly runs toe in ...
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Old 09-23-2011, 11:31 AM   #6409
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Hey Rob I noticed on your carpet set up sheet you got toe out on the front ....what advantage do u get from this because everyone else mostly runs toe in ...
Most of the time on foams the car is so hooked up toe out is usable to get a little more turn in.
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Old 09-23-2011, 11:59 AM   #6410
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Most of the time on foams the car is so hooked up toe out is usable to get a little more turn in.
Thanks rob gonna try it out tommorow
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Old 09-23-2011, 12:18 PM   #6411
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A nostalgic F1 race at Tamiya track would be fun.
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:10 PM   #6412
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do you still using the thin insert from Pit for the rear tyre 0575 ???
i saw many said better use tamiya stock foam insert.....how is you comment on this ???
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Old 09-24-2011, 05:10 AM   #6413
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the acetone certainly makes a mess of the wheels broke a wheel on the new tyres i had on. I thought i would attempt to reuse the tyres but the blobs of plastic may make it hard

i tested the weights eather side of the the car like it was descussed here i have 40g each side not bad feels quiet a bit differant, i was testing with foams whick i dont like the feel of on the car i find it pushes way to much for my liking on asphalt
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Most Tamiya wheels hate acetone.

The F103 wheels for foam stand up to it tho. I have reused mine several times.
F104 and TC wheels, not so much.
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do you still using the thin insert from Pit for the rear tyre 0575 ???
i saw many said better use tamiya stock foam insert.....how is you comment on this ???
I don't know, I used the thin insert that came with it and I was very happy.
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Most Tamiya wheels hate acetone.

The F103 wheels for foam stand up to it tho. I have reused mine several times.
F104 and TC wheels, not so much.
im hearing you i didnt relize what a mess it would leave but i have managed to save the tyres thast the main thing
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Most Tamiya wheels hate acetone.

The F103 wheels for foam stand up to it tho. I have reused mine several times.
F104 and TC wheels, not so much.
DOH! Now he tells me! Lol. Time to call TQrc!!
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I don't know, I used the thin insert that came with it and I was very happy.
I use tamiya stock foam insert for 0575 and they are much kinder on the sidewall of the tire

The grip does not deteriorate.
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Well pooey...

Stripped my X1 down last night as something to do, and discovered that the lovely black alloy rear bulkheads are bent to buggery, which may explain the interesting handling from the other weekend. Have a feeling it may have happened when getting assualted by a touring car during practise.
Anyway, been looking around, and seem all the stock of black bulkheads are out of stock in my usual haunts... Anyone know where I might be able to find a set?

On another point, reading a lot more info on here, I'm getting an idea of where I was going wrong with the foam tyre setup, so somethings to try when I can get around to it (although time to concentrate on rubbers soon anyway with an indoor series coming up)

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Can someone tell me if the Exotek F104 will fit the larger capacity lipos, like a 5800mah??
That way I will never need to change batteries
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