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Old 12-06-2012, 01:45 PM   #3136
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I like that all the tracks in the Southeast use the same USVTA rules...good to know Thunder ,One Lug, and Hotshots are all on the same page...USVTA page
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:01 PM   #3137
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I appreciate the responses about my motor question, next go around I'll probably go for the Ballistic, but I'm still anxious to see how the SS performs first couple nights out. Next up is the setup board for a little tweaking by team mopar, then a new body and paintjob...been surfing the other thread most of the day for ideas...lots of good stuff in there.
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:05 PM   #3138
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melvin lee runs a ss motor and it incredible fast with it i think its more your car setup and ur line than what motor u run
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:52 PM   #3139
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melvin lee runs a ss motor and it incredible fast with it i think its more your car setup and ur line than what motor u run
Im running one as well , and I like it very much..and mine is a reman in a TC4, and its just as fast as my Ballastic
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:56 PM   #3140
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lol its the truth there is no such thing as a spec class when u travel and each track has there own usvta rules but im going to stop there i dont want to piss anyone off oroffend anyone i push vta as hard as anyone one does i even build and setup cars to the same thing mine is for every new person who buys them the top three cars last friday was mine a local who races dirt and one who only ran 3 vta races all seperated by 3 tenths so i try to keep it going also but the changeing the rule thing to suit each tracks fast guy or guys who dont like the driver figure or any of that other mess is starting to become crapp i run my last vta race tomorrow than mine is sold not enough stucture to the class for me to keep and travel to race
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Is it September yet?

ThunderJam next month! It will be my first big VTA race. Heck, I've only ran one onroad race anyway. Thinking of giving up offroad, too many cars to keep up with.
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:42 PM   #3142
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Any advice for FDR with a D3 25.5?
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:10 PM   #3143
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ThunderJam next month! It will be my first big VTA race. Heck, I've only ran one onroad race anyway. Thinking of giving up offroad, too many cars to keep up with.
cool...I think you will really enjoy the carpet side of things..especially USVTA,,,we are looking at a good turn-out Sunday...Ive talked to a dozen VTA racers that are trying to come..incl some new racers as well
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:13 PM   #3144
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Any advice for FDR with a D3 25.5?
honest answer...I have no idea...

honest answer...Novak Ballastic/SS 25.5..j/k..

do whats best...what size track are you running?
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honest answer...I have no idea...

honest answer...Novak Ballastic/SS 25.5..j/k..

do whats best...what size track are you running?
96'x40'. I am only looking for a rough starting point, I have no idea where VTA cars are normally geared...? 4.5?
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:39 PM   #3146
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96'x40'. I am only looking for a rough starting point, I have no idea where VTA cars are normally geared...? 4.5?
Normal starting point is 4.0. I don't think I've heard of anyone below 3.7. I know a couple of off road guys that are willing to toast a motor to go fast, but that's the beauty of VTA... total top end doesn't seem to matter as much especially on medium size tracks.
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96'x40'. I am only looking for a rough starting point, I have no idea where VTA cars are normally geared...? 4.5?
id start at 4.0 , i run a tekin gen 2 25.5 and im at about 3.9 on a simiar size track
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ThunderJam next month! It will be my first big VTA race. Heck, I've only ran one onroad race anyway. Thinking of giving up offroad, too many cars to keep up with.
I used to run Spec SCB offroad, got to talking with a few people and built a TC4 for VTA. My 1st raced was at Thunder, Darkside, amongst every other VTA racer there that day, helped me out with setup, SXT, pinions, etc,etc,etc. I blistered a fast lap of the day at a 20.1( i run low 13s now), but the atmosphere there at Thunder with all the VTA racers was the best I'd ever experienced. No one said anything negative, only encouraged me to keep it up and thanked me for running with them. I quit offroad that day and haven't put a battery in anything offroad since. If you need anything at all my son and I pit against the wall below the announcer's booth, he runs the blue Sunoco Camaro and I run the white and green Allen Green Camaro. We'll be there sunday and at the ThunderJam also


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Any advice for FDR with a D3 25.5?
Run the timing back to 20*, that seems to be the sweet spot for the D3.5s.
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on the serious though when tracks start changeing the rules of usvta to suit there needs when people travel to race all it ever does is stir up crap i think the rules need to be followed to the t or whats the point of haveing a spec class

Finally someone gets the point I've been trying to make!!!!!
I can tell you from my experience it's very difficult to get a track back to USVTA rules after they wander away from the orig. rules. The excuse i like the best is well "to be USVTA LEGAL" i would have to buy all the proper stuff, ( as i'm standing there looking inside a AE 6.1 tekin,phantom 25.5 and 6900mah 100C lipo)and front tires so bald their slicks... HAHA

I have went another route now. My car as always has been USVTA LEGAL, so i put stickers on it and run it. Any of them that beat me...know mine is legal.Funny thing though, 5 more guys have put theirs back to legal(except driver) and have USVTA stickers on theirs too.


On the motor timing i did some testing last night at practice.Our track is small 60x30. I geared the car 3.62 FDR with one small fan. I ran the car with the timing bell at 15 timing (worried about heat) for 8min. 130 deg after done. Then cranked it to 40 timing and ran 8 min. same 130 deg ? checked with 2 temp guns. Now the car ran almost the same lap times but the 40 timing felt like it had more power.

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Here have some of mine. You appear to have run out.
if i wanted to put them in i would have thanks anyways smartass
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