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Old 12-17-2012, 09:25 PM   #3361
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Simple-ban glueing at your track if you don't like it.

Guess what? every time you put the car on the track, you are altering the tires.

I fail to see how this is an issue.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:29 PM   #3362
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Does it really matter???

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just trying to lighten up this thread.
Hey, they match and she is NOT bending the hood. Do you know how hard it is to get "bottom print dents" out of a 70 Camaro hood?

Also all this talk about tire glue (4 pages?). Remember that the glue will usually flake off of the tires after a few runs so it is not altering the tire, no permanent change to the tire. Now can we get back to normal VTA conversations?

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Old 12-17-2012, 09:32 PM   #3363
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Thank about the discussion you are having. Do you guys really want a class that is spec'd to the point of telling you where you can and cant put super glue?
That is the point here. I am not willing to go to the microscopic level on rules because we can all sit here and think of situations until we are all blue in the face. And then somebody else will come up with something new.

As it has been pointed out, you can probably get someone to glue the sidewalls of the tires for you, so not only has it been done for you, you saved .23 cents on the glue, and your tires will be useable longer. Hard to see a downside...
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:42 PM   #3364
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How about you guys just say gluing the sidewalls is frowned upon lol.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:45 PM   #3365
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I think the more important question would be ...Whose instant glue is the best???
I wouldn't even use CA. You can't go wrong with good ol' Elmer's! It'll stiffen up the sidewall just a touch and still give you that flexibility when you need it in those tight hairpins.
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Also something coming soon in June so stay tuned.
Hey, that rhymes!
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:52 PM   #3367
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Hey, they match and she is NOT bending the hood. Do you know how hard it is to get "bottom print dents" out of a 70 Camaro hood?
Yea, what is she, maybe 90 pounds? I hope i don't get flamed on the fact that she is not period correct.

Wrong style of hair and defiantly not a 70's style bikini.
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I wouldn't even use CA. You can't go wrong with good ol' Elmer's! It'll stiffen up the sidewall just a touch and still give you that flexibility when you need it in those tight hairpins.
Formula "560" Canopy glue? I also use it top bed the fine mesh fiberglass cloth into the nose of my Camaro bodies. Lighter than Shoe GOO
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Yea, what is she, maybe 90 pounds? I hope i don't get flamed on the fact that she is not period correct.

Wrong style of hair and defiantly not a 70's style bikini.
Also contradicts your signature. That's not bad at all AND the bikini is Sublime Green. I'm thinking that Tamiya PS-8 Light Green would be a close color match but unfortunately no one makes a 4 head light 70 Barracuda with the dual scoop hood. Girl has the same figure my wife used to have and more important the same car she owned when we started dating.
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I have Hoosier stickers on my sidewalls **GASP**

Green bikini chick....well...this thread is getting better...
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I have Hoosier stickers on my sidewalls **GASP**

Green bikini chick....well...this thread is getting better...
AMAZING....How a few square inches of green cloth can change the whole tone of a thread. Period correct or not.


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(FYI: I don't glue the outside of my VTA tires - I made the A-main in VTA at Harbor Hobbies - my car was on the edge of rolling but I was careful how I drove it).

During all of the tire discussion, I have seen anyone explain why a VTA car might roll and why to mechanically adjust the car to prevent rolling. IMHO gluing the sidewall is masking a setup problem.

Can someone take some time to explain why traction rolls happen (other than the obvious too much grip) and which setup changes (other than gluing the sidewall) help prevent rolling? This is an opportunity for someone to help everyone have more fun in this class.

Thanks in advance for helping newer VTA racers (as well as older racers like me who always struggle on high bite tracks).
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