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Old 10-19-2001, 07:31 AM   #421
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I just bought an Ultraflex belt for my Axis 2 and they seem really nice. Very string but flexible. Grey on top but the teeth of the belt are black. Looks classy. See how it loosens up tomorrow!
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AdrianM: thanks for the answer.
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Old 10-20-2001, 02:55 PM   #423
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The ultraflex belts are very soft and supple and make a speed difference.

I only run the front one, that is the only one that i think is a problem with the older belts. I run a std 4mm rear belt.
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The Ultraflex belt is amazing. I just ran the rear one, and my transmissin is a sfree as it ever has been. Im running the speedflex on the front. It really seemed to show in all out acceleration. Making the Mission look even more exciting
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Old 10-20-2001, 06:54 PM   #425
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Guys,

Would I be right in saying that Take Off tyres are good for cooler conditions like in England and Sorex in hotter conditions like seen in the US? Here in Australia we are in transition and have been using Take Off 27 and 32 to good effect. Its now getting warmer and I hear very good things about Sorex 32s and 36s. What insert do you guys run in the Sorex? Their own type B insert or maybe HPI red?

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Old 10-20-2001, 07:08 PM   #426
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I've run Sorex's down to 60 degrees track temperature here at Speedworld Raceway (the Sorex importer). Currently I'm running Sorex 32's & 28's ....32's work for me for track temperatures between 80 and 115 degrees, 28's 60 to 80 degrees and i would imagine 24's would work for track temps less than 60 degrees although I haven't verified that, last year when I started using sorex's the coldest track temp I ran was 60 degrees.
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Old 10-20-2001, 08:44 PM   #427
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Yeah id say the track temps I ve been dealing with lately is about 50-60. Going into pretty much as hot as you can get(110 ambient) . For a major meet comeing up it is likely tro be about 75-90 ambient. So track a bit more. Hence I thought Sorex 32 or 36 would be good.
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Corey + others - I tried the setup which most of you seem to be using pretty much. 60wt/blue springs/2 hole all round. Upper arms in lower transmission holw and inline. Got the car going great. Just a quickj shock angle question guys. I have always lent the shocks in when grip allows. Today I had both ends down and then I decided to make the rears more standup and it seemed to create a lot more turn in traction. To the point where the car was just too reactive and I had to turn the steering rate right down. I thought it was supposed to do the opposite?

Oh red springs all round seems a nice balance. Yellows too stiff and blues make the car too docile.
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Oasis, Sorex 36's work from 115 to 155 degrees track temp. BTW these are all farenheight temperatures. I'm sure that the 40's would work better in the higher temp range, but they didn't become available untill recently (just in time for winter ).
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Old 10-21-2001, 08:35 AM   #430
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Well just thought I should say that yesterday was my final outdoor race of the season. It was deffinetly one of the best by far, the car was on rail, and I TQed, and ended up finishing 2nc after a contraversial finish! lol


Oasis- to answer your question, the more the shocks of positioned upright, the more twitchy and reactive the car is going to be. ANd laying them down the more mellow the car will feel.
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Hey Guys

Another great weekend for the Axis 2. the 2nd week of indoor had a lot of fast stock racers show up. Switched to a new set of sorex 28's from 24's and started really getting the lap times down. I hit a couple of 9.8 sec laps the fast Mod guys were doing 9.4'smost laps were in the 10.3-10.6 range. Qualified 2nd again this week yet was a lot closer in time less than a second off.

In the main it was very close battle between the top 4 for 2 minutes, then I got tangled up in a viscious fight for 2nd thru 4th and the leader pulled away. I broke away from the pack, but wasn't able to real in the leader and finished 2nd in the A-main 3 sec back.

I have to admit all of the things that I read on this forum have helped a lot with the set-up of my car. I find it amazing that the mission is going to be better yet. I have read that the factory drivers are seeing 3-4/10ths faster lap times. I don't think I will be able to get mine until after the mew year. Yet I am really looking fwd to it.

If anyone wants a good carpet set-up just ask I will post it or e-mail it to you. I have taken bits of what everyone here has tried and found a really good set-up. I think it is the driving now that has to come back, I have been away from the track for 9 months and you tend to loose some in that time.

PS has anyone played with the Sanyo HV's yet?

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Go ahead and post it PaulP.Share the knowledge,I think they're opening a carpet track here in texas in the near future.I've never raced on carpet ,just asphalt and concrete.
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PaulP- I have played with the new Sanyo 3000HV's if you want to put it that way! lol. They are deffently AWSOME! I dont know about there life-span yet, because right when Trinity got them in and sent them to me, its been about 3 weeks, an they are still going GREAT! How do I compare them to my SMH packs, I really dont know how to put it, but there are both great batteries, but in my opinion I will run whatever batts the Team run at Cleveland! lol
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Hello everyone

Ok here goes this is the set-up I am currently running on Ozite carpet. the concrete surface is a little rough so I have my spring combination a little soft. When I go to a track that is smooth I usually go up one spring at both ends.

This set-up is for stock racing, not sure how it will work in modified. it is very agile through the corners, but if you try to throw it around to much the rear end will tend to slide out.

Front:
Shock Lenght 66mm
#3 position on tower #1 on arm
80 wt oil 2holes
10 degree's castor
Yellow Spring
#2 position on suspension mount #2 on Hub
#2 steering position on steering knuckle
1/2 degree toe
5mm ride height
2mm droop

Rear
Shock Length 66mm
#2 position on tower #1 on arm
80wt oil 2 holes
Red spring
2.5 degree toe
#2 position Suspension Mount #2 on hub
5mm Ride height
2mm Droop

I have the layshaft one way and the one way front diff installed. Tires are sorex 28's with HPI inserts.

Our track tight with the racing surface being 78'x36'.

Hope this helps

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Old 10-22-2001, 09:39 PM   #435
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hey guys what would you gear a p2k at for an axis 2 with stock spur gear. i figure around 25 or a 26? maybe?
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