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Old 04-10-2012, 10:49 PM   #421
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Now HPI, where is my 1970 Camaro for my Chapparal VTA car?
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:48 AM   #422
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some ppl like to take the time to paint, some dont....I do both...if Ive got a big race coming up...Ill try and do something nice, if I have time...

but I also drive better with a nice paint job cause I dont want it torn up...
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:49 AM   #423
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or just quit your day job and then you have time for track time AND spray time
Bah, nothing that drastic, our track is only open one night a week for practice, that leaves 5 nights that you have time to get a smooth paint job laid down. As simple as most of the VTA paint jobs are it only takes a couple hours to get it done. So no excuses for shoddy paint jobs.
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Is that body cut on the trim lines up front ? Just asking not trying to start a war..
I have that body coming to me and I want to make it look original . From what I heard its not the best race body durability wise ..so I'm doing mine just for looks
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Is that body cut on the trim lines up front ? Just asking not trying to start a war..
I have that body coming to me and I want to make it look original . From what I heard its not the best race body durability wise ..so I'm doing mine just for looks
The pegasus camaro body has to be one of the worst bodies. It is super thin, and it is really wide. Seems to make the car float as the air get under it because its too wide. Here are a couple pictures of mine. I cut my wheels a little different then in that picture.
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Yeah the 70 body from Pegasas is a monster. You can put a HPI 68 Camaro body inside it with room to spare. Ive ran 2 of them its basically like tying a parachute to the back of your car. The plus side is when people try to take you out in a race, they generally just bounce off and find the wall themselves.
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:50 PM   #427
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How about a little help folks. Ready to take the VTA car out for a first race next weekend but being a pan car oval racer with very little TC experience, I want to verify Iím heading in the right direction.
The chassis is a TC5 so I used the kit rubber tire setup sheet from the Associated site. Will be running on asphalt but wonder if others have found the spec tire and body dynamics force the need to consider other changes to the baseline. Car is currently using the 2A position at all 8 mount points, 3 degree toe on the rear, blue and silver springs with #35 oil in all 4 corners. What about adding anti-dive or other adjustments? Sway bars are also a big question, front or front and rear if so how big? From the big car world I find myself wanting to apply the small spring heavy sway bar technology.
Any thoughts?
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The pegasus camaro body has to be one of the worst bodies. It is super thin, and it is really wide. Seems to make the car float as the air get under it because its too wide. Here are a couple pictures of mine. I cut my wheels a little different then in that picture.
ok thanks for the heads up but for 16 bucks i figured id give it a try..your car looks good ,nice up front ..

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Yeah the 70 body from Pegasas is a monster. You can put a HPI 68 Camaro body inside it with room to spare. Ive ran 2 of them its basically like tying a parachute to the back of your car. The plus side is when people try to take you out in a race, they generally just bounce off and find the wall themselves.
i like that plus side
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How about a little help folks. Ready to take the VTA car out for a first race next weekend but being a pan car oval racer with very little TC experience, I want to verify Iím heading in the right direction.
The chassis is a TC5 so I used the kit rubber tire setup sheet from the Associated site. Will be running on asphalt but wonder if others have found the spec tire and body dynamics force the need to consider other changes to the baseline. Car is currently using the 2A position at all 8 mount points, 3 degree toe on the rear, blue and silver springs with #35 oil in all 4 corners. What about adding anti-dive or other adjustments? Sway bars are also a big question, front or front and rear if so how big? From the big car world I find myself wanting to apply the small spring heavy sway bar technology.
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I would use a current setup from Assoc and drive it first. My approach is that driving is 99% of a good setup so I tend to drive and not mess with my cars a whole lot. Your thoughts are in the right provided a high traction surface. As asphalt varies widely any specifics would be moot. Take pics ! post em !
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:50 PM   #430
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ok thanks for the heads up but for 16 bucks i figured id give it a try..your car looks good ,nice up front ..



i like that plus side
Here are the 2 I ran.

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How about a little help folks. Ready to take the VTA car out for a first race next weekend but being a pan car oval racer with very little TC experience, I want to verify Iím heading in the right direction.
The chassis is a TC5 so I used the kit rubber tire setup sheet from the Associated site. Will be running on asphalt but wonder if others have found the spec tire and body dynamics force the need to consider other changes to the baseline. Car is currently using the 2A position at all 8 mount points, 3 degree toe on the rear, blue and silver springs with #35 oil in all 4 corners. What about adding anti-dive or other adjustments? Sway bars are also a big question, front or front and rear if so how big? From the big car world I find myself wanting to apply the small spring heavy sway bar technology.
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I got this from this thread sometime ago, but havent tried it yet (still running TC3) Going to try FTTC4 and TC5R this summer.

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FRT....Silver
REAR..Green
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REAR..3 " " "
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FRT..2A
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FRT..6mm Depends on track smoothness
REAR..5.5mm " " "

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Bah, nothing that drastic, our track is only open one night a week for practice, that leaves 5 nights that you have time to get a smooth paint job laid down. As simple as most of the VTA paint jobs are it only takes a couple hours to get it done. So no excuses for shoddy paint jobs.
I agree, a clean, simple scheme doesn't take much time or effort. I did this one up knowing it would get hammered in club racing but still wanted to do something in the spirit of VTA. One color spray-bomb =
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I agree, a clean, simple scheme doesn't take much time or effort. I did this one up knowing it would get hammered in club racing but still wanted to do something in the spirit of VTA. One color spray-bomb =
I agree with the one color spray. It takes half the time to just use one color on a body, and if it's an HPI body, the included HPI decals are awesome!

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THE 2012 USVTA SCALE NATIONALS @ HARBOR HOBBIES IS THIS WEEKEND!!!


WHERE YOU AT? VTA RACERS?!!
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WHERE YOU AT? VTA RACERS?!!
About 966 miles southwest of Winthrop Harbor, IL. Approx. 16 hours driving if there's no traffic along I-55 N and I-44 E.

Sorry but I don't think I can swing a 32 hour round trip.
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