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Old 03-02-2006, 08:39 AM   #8041
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Wow Dave that is an old trick. Have not seen that in a long time. For short distances I have seen guys use those little hair bands that girls use for pony tails. They don't stretch as far as rubber bands do so you they don't work for every application.

LOL Many years in R/C is starting to show. I feel like a geezer. I still have not put the T2 through its paces, the FT is getting better and better each time i put it down with a clear head and sensible adjustments. The track time is helping too... LOL

Bob, i got to see one of those EC2's on the track... KT and i were practicing Sunday... he was clicking off 9.9's with it, but consistent 10.2/10.3's. I got the FT within 3 tenths of him. My fastest being a 10.1, consistent 10.5/10.6's. (I swear i heard JLAP call off a 10.0!!) Anyways, that car looks good, he let me drive it... the front end is stuck like chuck! Its still a belt car tho... LOL
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Just the beginning Dave....just the Beginning. Schreff is already working on the car. He is actually running T2 front spindles on it to change the ackerman. Oh and your right...this car is supa smooth. I do not regret my decision 1 bit. the dark side is calling ...... come come witness the power
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Old 03-02-2006, 08:59 AM   #8043
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YEah Dave I know what you mean about the Geezer thing!!!!!!!!!! Nice to see you getting some time to practice.

I'm not sure Bob that the Schumacher car would be considered the Darkside though!!!!!!!!!!! I think his T2 covers that part. I guess he could try a Cyclone to if he is trying belt cars.
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yeah I guess maybe we should call it the Purple Haze
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Old 03-02-2006, 11:08 AM   #8045
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I should have mentioned the surface was asphalt...thanks for the info


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Try going to a softer spring in front. Try the purple ones.


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Use one of these set ups. It depends what you are racing on carpet or pavement.

rubber tires on carpet
http://www.teamassociated.com/racerh...o_dhi_2006.pdf

rubber tires on pavement
http://www.teamassociated.com/racerh...socal_2005.pdf

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Old 03-02-2006, 05:22 PM   #8046
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is rubbing alcohol safe to clean my rubber tires off with after each run? or will it dry out the tires?
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is rubbing alcohol safe to clean my rubber tires off with after each run? or will it dry out the tires?
simple green would be better, or some guys at the track i run at use tire cleaner for go-cart racing. that stuff works really well.
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Old 03-03-2006, 05:42 AM   #8048
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thanks for the info. is there a home made traction compound i can make from some stuff at a hardware store?
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Treat the tire with WD40 on a rag, let it soak about 5 minutes, THEN rub them out with a denatured alcohol dampened rag. Use tire warmers even if the track is warm. You want them as close to surface temp when you run as possible. The first few laps waiting for the tires to heat up can be a crucial gap ahead of those that dont prepare. Good stuff.

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where can i get tire warmers? how much do they cost?
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Pretty much every company has them out... they range from 50$ to 300$. Trinity makes a set thats cheap in price but do the job well, they are a bit of a hassle to use though (velcro cuffs). AE/Reedy makes some and if i remember correctly they are a bit more than the Trinity ones, and have cups to fit the tire... they arent adjustable like the Trinity ones. Much More Racing has a sweet set out with a controller for individual temp control, which is way more than necessary, but if you got the coin you may like that kinda thing. I myself used the Trinity warmers... they are DC and if you wanna stay mobile you can make a battery pack out of old car cells and use it to power your tire warmers all the way to the start line.
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thanks for the info. is there a home made traction compound i can make from some stuff at a hardware store?
Buy a can of WD-40 - It used to work pretty well on the asphalt track we used to run on. I didn't believe it until I tried it. Once we started using that, we didn't use anything else.

I know some people also use to use some type of sun tan lotion, but I don't remember what kind it was - maybe someone else here will know.
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any1 want a FTC4, i'll offload mine roller or turnkey. have it up in f/s forum. lemme know. i'll look 2 poss bug/trug trades as well. i dont mind, just tired of shite w/ebay.

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Old 03-03-2006, 01:44 PM   #8054
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Buy a can of WD-40 - It used to work pretty well on the asphalt track we used to run on. I didn't believe it until I tried it. Once we started using that, we didn't use anything else.
i know i did that for my nitro touring foams, i lightly sprayed them with WD-40 about 10 minutes before the race, that would make sure they were softened up to make them warm up faster.
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DaveW - Thanks for the pics, can't wait to try that out.

Im switching over to 64P gears and I want to know if Robinson Racing Spurs mount without any problems. I don't want to run Kimbrough Spurs, but I don't know what other manufacturers fit the TC4 without problems. Could you guys help me out? Thanks
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