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Old 01-27-2002, 09:50 PM   #1711
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fut...the problem with brian, todd and pauls car was a tire isssue not a car issue...onnly barry and chris had the tire of choice....the yok 139gs.....and my cars were quite close on weight....brian just did that to his cars to test things out....see what happens...and brians rear towwer had some different holes on it...

all...i have brian, todd and pauls setups...i will post them after i sleep...
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Old 01-27-2002, 09:53 PM   #1712
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what did paul, brian and todd run for tires?
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They were all running Sorex 28s as far as I know. I watched Brian mount a couple sets of 28s on Friday and Saturday, and I know for sure that's what Paul was running.

Baker and Tosolini were on Yokomo 139Gs.
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Old 01-27-2002, 10:18 PM   #1714
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its odd the guys didnt have the 139's as well.
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Old 01-27-2002, 11:00 PM   #1715
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Not to step on anybodies abilities,but you can all ways say it's my tires,it's my one way,or its the motor.But no one ever blams the one driving.I was once told "It don't really matter what you do to your car so long as you can drive it consistently around the track without touching the boards or other drivers".Not to dis on anyone or anyone's hero.
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Old 01-27-2002, 11:04 PM   #1716
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its odd the guys didnt have the 139's as well.
Mark, I wonder if there was really any difference in lap times from the Yoks to the Sorex'? Maybe it didn't matter, so they just ran what they had. I've heard the Pits are so close to the Sorex' on carpet you often can't tell on from the other. Although, I know that all tracks are different, and there is usually a "best" tire. Just out of curiosity, did anyone try the TO CS tires? They seem to be really close to the Sorex' also, but that's on pavement....
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Old 01-27-2002, 11:14 PM   #1717
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Scotty was talking about using a "spec" tire for next years race. I think might be a good idea.
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Old 01-27-2002, 11:14 PM   #1718
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At the level that these guys are at, tire material can be a big deal. There equipment is all top 5% - tire variance can be all it takes. The results look like Tos's ride was faster by few seconds consistantly. I know what these guys pack for big races, it just seems odd that they didnt have those tires.

I'll have to ask Hodge and get the skinny. Though BK's ride was lightened - Paul still managed to put up a stronger finish with graph. car.

I wouldnt advise drilling your tunnel out, unless you run on a clean track. I have seen drilled out tunnels covered with vynl decal to keep the debris out.

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I've tried the TO CS series and find it an excellent option to the Sorex. For pavement, concrete or asphalt.
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I watched every Mod A qualifier and main over the course of the Novak race.

I still believe Kinwald's car was better than Paul's. Paul either had a little too much traction or didn't have enough, you could tell he was fighting to keep the car from rolling in the high speed corners.

Kinwald's car, on the other hand, was great in those same sections. He was cutting the corners like nobody else there. But when it came to traffic, passing and holding the line, Lemieux had him beat, and just like MDawson said that is all you need at that level to have the edge. It let Paul qualify just a few seconds above Brian in every round.

Scotty tried his best to get different compounds in, but Sorex was the only company who could provide the goods. Billy Bowerman was there and brought loads with him; Sorex was a major sponsor of the race and gave out a ton of gift certificates.

Also, another note on Kinwald's car: he has a clear lexan cover on the bottom of his chassis to protect from debris. On carpet, I don't think he'd have any problems with the drivetrain the way it is, you don't really need the seal. Hodge and Lemieux ran their cars without the gear cover to save weight.
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btw, look for a running change on front a-arms with reinforced hinge pin eyelets.

these arms are really tough.
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MDawson- The take off tire's work pretty good on carpet as well. We are running the same if not faster lap times as the Sorex or Pits. Now that that race is over we'll start to see these guys show up to the carpet track testing for the nats. Should make for some good club racing.
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Has any body had any problems with glitching due to the graphite chassis. I have a fut. 3pdf, novak xxl rec. and cyclone esc. and didn't have a problem with it until I put the graphite chassis on.
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Old 01-28-2002, 02:07 PM   #1723
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I had that problem as well on my TC3 when I went to a graphite chassis. I had a cyclone Tc and Novak xxl with the 3PDF. What I did was swith the xxl with the factory Futaba Rx and the glitching stopped. Try that first. Also, make sure your motor has enough capacitors on it and non are blown.
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Old 01-28-2002, 02:10 PM   #1724
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you can also take a strip of the AE Chassis Film and add a strip of that on the battery side of the tunnel. This will prevent any potential grounding against the chassis.
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Old 01-28-2002, 03:02 PM   #1725
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mdawson, anybody

what are the part numbers for the (XXX-S FRONT C-HUB CARRIER)? and were can you get them?


Magnificent blue machined aluminum hub carriers with nylon bushings included.)
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