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Old 05-18-2003, 10:50 PM   #6181
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I don't know what part # is for my Trinity wrench. It's not a Quad wrench. Sorry
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Old 05-18-2003, 11:22 PM   #6182
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Thanks for the help guys.

Yup, will be at the drivers series Craig. I have a set of rear hubs that I need to get back to you

I'll get onto James and John about the wheel wrench, do you have one? I'll see if they can find more details for me
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I don't have one, I've been using John W's when he's around. It has a dark blue anodized handle, thats about all the details I know....
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Old 05-19-2003, 12:53 AM   #6184
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Hi Craig,

Could you help me out with a setup for my xxx-s graphite for hamilton? Ive never been there before but ive been told to use Yokomo 138G2 tyres and medium inserts. Im running pro-stock.

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Old 05-19-2003, 01:25 AM   #6185
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Tyre warmers.
Your first few laps on those tyres will be fairly difficult without them. I ran them in pro stock last year and the cars don't heat the tyres up as quickly as the mod ones do.

Other than that, I'm gonna try the more-or-less "Out of the box" setup I ran at New Plymouth(Front anti roll bar, 70wt front and 50 wt rear. other than that, stock). Worked at that track and also at home(Welly) so fingers crossed I don't have to use my 2 practice packs trying twenty different tuning options...
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Old 05-19-2003, 03:10 AM   #6186
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Hi Trevor,

I'm going to start out with a similar setup to what I used last year, which worked fairly well. Due to the surface being quite rough, you need a fairly soft setup to handle the bumps (or should that be jumps?) I found that in the rear, white springs (the soft ones) with 40wt oil, and in the front orange springs (soft) with 50wt oil worked well.
You'll also want to run more ride height than usual, probably about 7mm. The G+ kit is a bit different from what I ran last year, so some things may change.

Tyre warmers are very useful if you can find, or make some. Otherwise there are plenty of people around who you can borrow off before your race.

I'll be happy to help out when we're down there.

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Old 05-19-2003, 03:19 AM   #6187
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Hi,

Did you guys use High Roll Center or Low Roll Center on those bumpy tracks ?
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Thanks Craig
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Old 05-19-2003, 04:03 AM   #6189
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Uh-Oh, that setup is a lot softer than I would have thought...just have to buy some more springs I guess, didn't quite get enough to cover rates that low

I suppose that "Jump" that always seems to find it's way into the short straights in front of the food kiosk will still be there...

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hey all, iam getting a xxx's G+ soon and was wondering if anyone has a great base setup with 40 shore foams allround..on netball courts with medium grip?? what the kit setup like??

medium traction.
the track is quite technical.. but smooth at the same time..
main straight is slightly down hill. about 50 meters.
air temp will be cool..to cold.

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also i might come and dominate the New Zealand stock nationals next year.. hehe
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Have you tried looking at a hardware store for a nut driver? There really isn't anything specific about them. Just make sure that the outside of the tool will fit inside the wheel when you tighten the nut down. Depending on the wheel used you might run into that problem. Hope that makes sense.
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Ongbenghui - That was with a High Roll center.

Painy - Here we race on what were once netball courts, in our case they are outdoors on what would be best described as an unprepared asphalt surface.
The kit setup is a good place to start, though you may want to thicken the shock oil a bit. Check out Simons setup that he mentioned below.
I tend to use a 32 shore on the back with a 35 on the front (both of these are in a rear compound), although this is without any traction additive.

Kraig - That makes sense, it is quite difficult finding something thin enough at the local hardware store. The Eagle driver is quite thin on the outside so it seems to fit inside most wheels.
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Old 05-19-2003, 10:33 PM   #6194
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I tried to find something suitable today in a specialist tool store, they looked at me like I had two heads when I described it...

As Craig said, the actual socket part of it needs to have a really thin wall. The Losi kit wheels probably would be OK but the ones I use for foam are impossible to get a normal sized socket into as the recesses are deeper and narrower.

It's a pain in the neck as I just bought the low profile wheelnuts and I'm damaging them every time I change wheels.

Fingers crossed, I can get hold of something suitable soon...real, REAL soon
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I use a socket driver from Sears (Craftsman). I took a dremel and thinned out the side walls. No problems at all with foam tires and low pro lock nuts..
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