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USIC USGT 2016 Motor and Chassis list

TQ A.F. TSR A800
2nd D.J. TeamPowers A800
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4th M.L. TSR A800
5th M.F TeamPowers A800
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7th J.W. Trinity Monster '17 Xray
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Old 05-28-2014, 10:50 AM   #2701
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Howdy USGT folks. The USGT class isn't supported in my local region (our club is small so we don't want to have too many classes with only a few cars in each, so we only run VTA and 17.5 blinky touring). I do like the USGT rules though, so my friends and I who parkinglot bash after work on fridays roughly set up our cars around usgt rules.
We aren't implimenenting the spec ride tires, but do use treaded tires in any size. We run on a dusty unprepped asphalt parking lot. What tires have you guys found to work best in these conditions?
Very little will work in unprepped dusty conditions. Rally block or a soft pin type of tire would likely provide the most grip in those conditions. No slick tire will work well. Within a few feet, a layer of dust will coat the tire and remove most of the grip. The grit getting kicked up will also chew up your belts rather quickly.

Rather than trying to find a tire that will work in crappy conditions, I would suggest fixing the crappy conditions instead. Bring a leaf blower and clean the surface off. Buy a couple 2 liters of coke and cut a small slot in the cap, shake it a little and spray yourself a nice and sticky driving line on the parking lot. You'll enjoy it way more if you have some grip and don't have to worry about crap getting into your drivetrain and ruining your cars.
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Old 05-28-2014, 11:22 AM   #2702
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For our Hobbytown parking lot series, that's what we do. Blow off the asphalt best we can. Then 99 cent 2-liter grape pop. No need for Coke!

I use 48 pitch gears in my asphalt car which is a $120 Spec-R by the way, don't have to worry about that fiberglass chassis that way.

The best tires are the most worn out tires you have. After about three runs on asphalt, they're good to go until worn out.
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Old 05-28-2014, 02:55 PM   #2703
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The lot that we use belongs to a automotive service shop. I don't think the owner would appreciate having a sticky lot that he would have to walk through/drive customers cars through. We will likely just have to run on it as-is.
I did find the lot to be hard on the belts/pulleys in my spec-r s1, but the lot is much cleaner now since we've run on it a few times. Plus I bought shaft drive tc4 for bashing duties and made the s1 into a vta car.
Thanks for the suggestions thus far. I'll order up a few more sets of treaded tires to see if I can find something that works ok.
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Old 05-28-2014, 03:03 PM   #2704
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our local track uses the parking lot in front of a liquor store that is closed on Sundays (per state law).

They first blow the area with a gas powered leaf blower to get all the small chunks of asphalt/debris out of the way. Then they lay the track boards and finish off by using a garden sprayer with a mixture of 1 pound of sugar per 1 liter of soda.

Yes, it's a little sticky, but not to the point where your feet stick to the ground, nor have we seen any ant problem either. The tackiness of the solution tends to wear off over night and is completely washed away during a rain storm.
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Old 05-28-2014, 07:45 PM   #2705
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Last time we raced outdoors in a parking lot we blew it off with a leaf blower and sprayed it down with dollar store grape soda(faygo for u ICP fans) let it sit in the sun for an hour and good to go. Once we were done for the day grabbed the hose and sprayed the area down. Never had any complaints about it still bring sticky. For tires ive really started to like the tires off associateds apex. They have a cool looking tread pattern and hook and wear surprisingly well.
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Old 05-28-2014, 08:06 PM   #2706
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Have to show off my new body too. 190mm HPI Viper GTSR. Paint is pactra Florescent orange and green.

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Old 05-29-2014, 07:52 AM   #2707
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That looks good GOOBA. I have always liked that Viper body, but haven't run it in fear it would make the car push horribly. lol
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Ive ran a viper as a bash body for a long time and didnt notice any ill effects. I am thinking it will be similar in handling to a corvette.
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Part # for 190mm HPI body?
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Part # for 190mm HPI body?

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It took you longer and more effort to be a smart mouth than to just put the item number down.
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It took you longer and more effort to be a smart mouth than to just put the item number down.
I think that's the point of MY reply...
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Remember this is a forum that is intended for helping people, you keep up the smart ass reply's people are just going to stop coming here for advice and this site will go down the shitter.
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Part # for 190mm HPI body?
Tower shows #7373 for 190mm Viper, #7419 for 200mm Viper.
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Being the one who asked the question, I wasn't offended. I'm a smart@$$ myself. Thank you for sharing the link. I have a 7419 Viper. Thanks for the 7373 part # so I can run it in narrow config for my USGT car.
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