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Old 04-16-2012, 05:32 PM   #2236
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i use sorex on asphalt - this weekend at a club meeting for the heats i ran sweep tyres - ok they were old etc i found the car to be unpredictable for the mains i changed to a set of sorex and there was an immediate difference. the sorex tyres were as old and had just as much track time at the sweeps did but wow what a difference it made. i also made sure i did the same prep routine for each set to minimize differences. i can now say sorex are the answer for consistency and we all know what consistency means in RC.
Cool thanks for the feedback. What is the weather out there. It has been around 60 so I ordered some 25 Rides and Cool sweeps. I will have to get some sorex.
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Cool thanks for the feedback. What is the weather out there. It has been around 60 so I ordered some 25 Rides and Cool sweeps. I will have to get some sorex.
im glad i could help - what i have found with sweep EXP tyres is that they drop off in consistency the older they get, the sorex seem to have kept consistent, i think if you combine the consistency of the tyres and the Xray T3 2012 you have a powerful combination. i also use paragon on the tyres (white label) in tyre prep.

we see air temps in autumn, now, at around 21-25 celcius. track temps see most of the guys runnings 36's with the odd few now changing over to a 28 or 32 due to the change in air and ground temp outside. tyre warmers arent needed in summer but in winter up in johannesburg its important.
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Can I use a "heat shrink tube" on "ECS drive shaft" so that the pen can not be separated?
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im glad i could help - what i have found with sweep EXP tyres is that they drop off in consistency the older they get, the sorex seem to have kept consistent, i think if you combine the consistency of the tyres and the Xray T3 2012 you have a powerful combination. i also use paragon on the tyres (white label) in tyre prep.

we see air temps in autumn, now, at around 21-25 celcius. track temps see most of the guys runnings 36's with the odd few now changing over to a 28 or 32 due to the change in air and ground temp outside. tyre warmers arent needed in summer but in winter up in johannesburg its important.
I heard Paragon is really good. I was told by the fastest guy at our local track that this is the best stuff is the best, Liquid Gravity LG2 Tire Traction from Paul Lemieux that is from Xray. They make a cleaner an a additive. I bought both Liquid Gravity and paragon. You can get a cleaner by LG too. Have you tried Ride tires?

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Just tried the Exotek "Flex Top Deck" with my stock chassis. Didn't seem to add any flex, if anything it felt a little stiffer. I wonder if it's intended to be used with Exotek's XR3 chassis? Or is it designed to change the flex zones on the chassis rather than making it overall more flexy?
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Just tried the Exotek "Flex Top Deck" with my stock chassis. Didn't seem to add any flex, if anything it felt a little stiffer. I wonder if it's intended to be used with Exotek's XR3 chassis? Or is it designed to change the flex zones on the chassis rather than making it overall more flexy?
It's 2mm like the original xray so I wouldn't expect more flex from the original one.
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Can I use a "heat shrink tube" on "ECS drive shaft" so that the pen can not be separated?
Yes. It works quite well. I'd still periodically check the pin and setscrew to be safe. The pin can still poke a hole in the heat shrink if you let it go too long.
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Just tried the Exotek "Flex Top Deck" with my stock chassis. Didn't seem to add any flex, if anything it felt a little stiffer. I wonder if it's intended to be used with Exotek's XR3 chassis? Or is it designed to change the flex zones on the chassis rather than making it overall more flexy?

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Old 04-18-2012, 06:49 AM   #2245
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I heard Paragon is really good. I was told by the fastest guy at our local track that this is the best stuff is the best, Liquid Gravity LG2 Tire Traction from Paul Lemieux that is from Xray. They make a cleaner an a additive. I bought both Liquid Gravity and paragon. You can get a cleaner by LG too. Have you tried Ride tires?

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i havent tried ride tyres. I just checked my lap times for a comparison.

both runs with sweeps were slower than my one run with sorex. we will prob start running 32's now cause of the cold mornings and hence have placed an order for some now in HK. pay for tyres - you can only win a race on all 4 tyres! so make sure you dont compromise.

i also have a question on the rear 1 Degree toe hubs. whats the difference if i run my 17.5 with the 1 degree offset hubs and my 13.5 with the 0 degree hubs? ie less arm sweep.

i found my car much more planted with the 1 degree hubs than the 0 degree hubs, i would like to know why? anyone got a link to the difference in arm sweep? as a result im changing my 13.5 to 1 degree hubs as well.
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:51 PM   #2247
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i havent tried ride tyres. I just checked my lap times for a comparison.

both runs with sweeps were slower than my one run with sorex. we will prob start running 32's now cause of the cold mornings and hence have placed an order for some now in HK. pay for tyres - you can only win a race on all 4 tyres! so make sure you dont compromise.

i also have a question on the rear 1 Degree toe hubs. whats the difference if i run my 17.5 with the 1 degree offset hubs and my 13.5 with the 0 degree hubs? ie less arm sweep.

i found my car much more planted with the 1 degree hubs than the 0 degree hubs, i would like to know why? anyone got a link to the difference in arm sweep? as a result im changing my 13.5 to 1 degree hubs as well.
Can't answer specifically, but remember that when using less inner rear toe the wheelbase will actually be longer.
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I noticed on Hagberg's last setup that he was using 2mm spacers at the top and bottom of the shocks against the tower and wisbones. He is running this on the front and back shocks and i was just wondering what this did and how it affects the cars handling?
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I noticed on Hagberg's last setup that he was using 2mm spacers at the top and bottom of the shocks against the tower and wisbones. He is running this on the front and back shocks and i was just wondering what this did and how it affects the cars handling?
At the ETS we were as much as 4mm at the top spaced out. It smooths the car out in high speed sections of the track such as sweepers and chicanes. And the chicane at ETS was brutal!

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