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Old 11-13-2011, 05:34 AM   #436
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How do you get your tires to look like that? I have searched/read almost every tire sanding thread out there and all I can end up with is a tire with grooves/scratches in it and I can still see the seam! I am using fine grit paper too!

Also, after I get done sanding or pulling the traction compound off, I clean with lighter fluid while it's spinning on the truer too.
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Anyone have any driving impressions of the T3/12 on carpet? I'd like to know how the new car actually works on the track.
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If it is anything like it is on asphalt you will be happy! New car is sick!
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Anyone have any driving impressions of the T3/12 on carpet? I'd like to know how the new car actually works on the track.
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Old 11-13-2011, 09:51 AM   #439
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Is there another alternative to the xray ball studs ( for the camberlinks), I can't seem to find them anywhere? Specifically the 10mm ones that go into the chubs and rear uprights.
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Also, after I get done sanding or pulling the traction compound off, I clean with lighter fluid while it's spinning on the truer too.
Can you send/post me a pic of your tire sanding setup? Just wondering how you get that paddle mounted to the truer.
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Can you send/post me a pic of your tire sanding setup? Just wondering how you get that paddle mounted to the truer.
You don't mount it anywhere, you move the cutting bit out of the way on the truer, so it won't contact the tire at all, and you manipulate the sanding stick/emery board by hand.

I usually hold the sand stick with one hand and guide with the other. Don't push too hard, or the tire can grab the sander and fling it toward you, or across the room, depending on the direction your truer is turning.
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Anyone have any driving impressions of the T3/12 on carpet? I'd like to know how the new car actually works on the track.
Well I ran mine on carpet in 17.5 spec class today and it drove great with the stock setup. I did end up disconnecting the rear swaybar and putting 2000 oil in the rear diff. Otherwise my laptimes were almost identical to the TC6 I've been running, not bad for the first time out.
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Dam good on carpet. Infact awesome.

I have turned to running a gear diff in the front with 300K silicone so much easier to run and the wear on the drive train is all but none.
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Also, after I get done sanding or pulling the traction compound off, I clean with lighter fluid while it's spinning on the truer too.
Who told you to do this? I've never heard of such excessive tire wearing to clean them..

I wouldn't recommend this at all. Taking the rib off is good - and if your in a high grip situation I clean with motor spray after every run.
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Dam good on carpet. Infact awesome.

I have turned to running a gear diff in the front with 300K silicone so much easier to run and the wear on the drive train is all but none.
so you have the spool in the rear ...and you found it easier to drive with a front gear diff?
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I'm pretty sure he meant that he bought a second gear diff and has one in the front and the rear.
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Who told you to do this? I've never heard of such excessive tire wearing to clean them..

I wouldn't recommend this at all. Taking the rib off is good - and if your in a high grip situation I clean with motor spray after every run.
Motor spray dries the rubber out. Lighter fluid doesn't and has the same cleaning power. Get you a tire truer and set it to spin going away from you. Get one of those sanding sticks and go across from one side to the other and watch how the tire cleans up. Once you do this you'll always do it.

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Just been building mine, 1 of my diff screws didnt have the hex head cut into it, it was just blank so am having to wait for that to come as had no spares.

The pins in the pulleys on the layshaft are to short and flop around in there like crazy, I shimed it so they were tight, I know under centrifugal forces they would just stay in the outer spot but I thought it wasnt very good engineering.

1 of my m3 screws for the shock mounts had a dodgy start to the thread as well, I have loads of these so not a worry.

Im a bit dissapointed so far with these couple of items..

Have you guys had any issues like this or have I just been really unlucky.
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Need some help guys! What size Spur Gear and pinion would you use for this set up? X12 17.5 SXX Stock Spec Turbo Mode the track has a 150ft straight away.
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Just been building mine, 1 of my diff screws didnt have the hex head cut into it, it was just blank so am having to wait for that to come as had no spares.

The pins in the pulleys on the layshaft are to short and flop around in there like crazy, I shimed it so they were tight, I know under centrifugal forces they would just stay in the outer spot but I thought it wasnt very good engineering.

1 of my m3 screws for the shock mounts had a dodgy start to the thread as well, I have loads of these so not a worry.

Im a bit dissapointed so far with these couple of items..

Have you guys had any issues like this or have I just been really unlucky.
Hi I had four screws with bad thread other then that all good.
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