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Old 03-01-2013, 07:22 AM   #2086
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Sorry Sir......I'll do better.
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Well, since you bumped your thread I will throw you a easy one.

The only sedan class I have raced is 17.5 blinky but will be getting into mod sedan this summer. Is there a rule of thumb on FDR from a 17.5 to mod. At the track I race at I would normally be at around 4.0. So if I was to go to a 6.5 or whatever mod motor would I go up, down or stay the same?
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with a 6.5 i would start somewhere in the range of 7.2-7.4 overall ratio. I have never run a 6.5 before but that is where i would start, if she is slow you can give her some speedo boost. the standard for mod tc these days is pretty much a 4.5T geared at 8.3 overall, anything under 100ft straight with no boost, over 100ft then start applying speedo timing but the gearing stays the same.
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Sorry Paul, I'll keep a closer eye on that.
Here's a topic. I just made the switch to mod this year, coming from 17.5 NR. Got any driving advice for me? Thanks, and look forward to seeing you at RROC again this year
Hi. the only advice i have is to try and drive it slow at first (super smooth), if you can do the same lap times as you do in stock right away in mod you are doing really good. sometimes people think that since they have twice the power they can go twice as fast. with practice if you can eventually go just a couple of tenths per lap faster in mod you are doing awesome.

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Perhaps the title of off-road specialist means you need two threads now!
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The pain the horrible pain. Lol

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Paul do you ever run anything other than a 4.0?

Are you a dad again yet?
In the past i always ran a 4.0 but lately i have been running 4.5's, mainly BC that is what worked at the worlds track and i have a bunch of them.

Not yet, Anytime though!
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Paul, long time no talk. My question really has nothing to do with a set up or car related it has to do with mind control. When racing what exactly do you concentrate on? I start off strictly focusing on getting a few good laps with no bumps super clean and smooth, then usually about 6-10 laps i'm very comfortable and I'll turn my fastest lap, then I start thinking more about what the car is doing, and the longer I race the more I get to thinking about other things and find myself trying to re focus on just driving to the next corner but it seems like after 3 minutes I'm just mentally spent. I'm sure that years of racing every weekend and testing all day will overcome most of this, but I don't race full time. I just do it for the fun, and I haven't ever asked anyone who races full time exactly what they think about while they are racing!
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recommendations for a thunderpower 10.5, FDR? can timing? esc timing and turbo timing

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Hi. the only advice i have is to try and drive it slow at first (super smooth), if you can do the same lap times as you do in stock right away in mod you are doing really good. sometimes people think that since they have twice the power they can go twice as fast. with practice if you can eventually go just a couple of tenths per lap faster in mod you are doing awesome.
Thanks Paul, this is very encouraging. That's about exactly were I am. I was 3 tenths faster than blinky last weekend. Still about a second off the pace from the rest of the mod class, but that's ok. Honestly, I got off of the driver's stand with a huge smile on my face. Even though I placed last every round, mod is such a kick to drive!
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Page 4? Really? You better tighten it up...
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I'd say some slack(and Congrats)are in order, as of Monday, I'm sure his hands have been full of the new little bundle of joy
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I'd say some slack(and Congrats)are in order, as of Monday, I'm sure his hands have been full of the new little bundle of joy
Absolutely. I just caught the good news on his FB page. Congrats Paul and Alise!
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Absolutely. I just caught the good news on his FB page. Congrats Paul and Alise!
And the sleepless nights start again. Congratulations and hope all is well.

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Pauly..hey do you have a good setup for t4 for low to med bite asphalt..sprayed with soda
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Track size?
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Congrats on newborn, also to Chase for moving out of rookie, he's a chip off the block as they say
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You running the Reedy this year? I'm coming out of sedan retirement just for this race :-)
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30m straight x 16m wide

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FDR around 8.0

I ran 35deg on the can, but have a big heatsink and fan.

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