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Old 05-21-2012, 07:15 PM   #781
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What's this I see? Is that a new VTA? It's only there for a few seconds. See it appear on the track 30 seconds into the video...
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I'd like to point out that I was in first place until the dog was on the track
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:19 PM   #782
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you are right...its very popular...and thats why I perfer running different bodies...its US VTA...not IROC...lol
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Ill be running the J71 from Protoform/Proline for the next 6 months at least...lol
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:47 PM   #783
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Are well-worn VTA tires the way to go on carpet or smooth, high traction asphalt? Just wondering.... From what I've experienced they weren't that great when brand new on high traction (sealed) asphalt when brand new. I actually trued a set down slightly and they worked better it seemed. However on another track I run (med grip, less than perfect parking lot) the tires seem to work better when they have a decent amount of tread left. Wondering if others find that to be the case also.

Been trying tire tweek, then a thin layer of SXT 3.0 for traction. I've run just tweek, but it seems like a thin layer of 3.0 before the run has more hook than without in the first 2-3 laps..... then it runs the same as the race goes carries on.
I usually save worn tires from carpet and use them on asphalt. They are softer from traction compound and being run in general.

Buggy grip is your friend, it will help break in the tires fast. It also is a good traction compound for the tires. Gravity RC's LG 2 is also very good on the tires.
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I usually save worn tires from carpet and use them on asphalt. They are softer from traction compound and being run in general.

Buggy grip is your friend, it will help break in the tires fast. It also is a good traction compound for the tires. Gravity RC's LG 2 is also very good on the tires.
+1 on the Buggy Grip tip. Works well, and on decent asphalt you only need one application per race day. And never, EVER run brand new, straight from the package tires in a race. Break them in for 3-5 minutes on the car, sauce 'em once on race day, and they are prepped for racing.
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:15 PM   #785
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+1...but for asphalt, I use the GU
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:48 AM   #786
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+1...but for asphalt, I use the GU
What is GU?
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Take a look at this online poll to see what people have voted to be their favorite VTA body. Personally I love the HPI 1968 Chevy Camaro (part no. 7494) simply because it is made with thicker plastic than any of the other VTA bodies. Plus it is a one-piece mold which means that you don't have to attach on a front or rear bumper which usually comes as a separate piece. The '68 Camaro is all one piece except for the trunk spoiler.
Ill be running the J71 from Protoform/Proline for the next 6 months at least...lol
Hey Darkside, since you will be using the J71 body next, did you cast a vote for the Protoform J71 body in this VTA body online poll?
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Old 05-22-2012, 04:05 PM   #788
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Hi, almost done with my daughter's VTA car.
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Hi, almost done with my daughter's VTA car.
The car is nice, and clean and very well done. The fact that your daughter wants to race VTA with her dad, THATS SPECTACULAR !
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Sorry DP.
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Awesome! My 13yo daughter runs VTA occasionally, im lucky she is interested

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Awesome! My 13yo daughter runs VTA occasionally, im lucky she is interested
My 13 year old daughter started running Mini class recently and now wants a VTA car too lol. She bugs me almost every night wanting to go practice. She's also racing Spec class Stadium Truck off-road. Our "stable" has grown to 4 complete set ups and I can see two more in our new future. That's close to $600 in transponders

I think its great you all have your kids racing with you!
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I'd like to point out that I was in first place until the dog was on the track

That is a "signature" worthy statement
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Hi, almost done with my daughter's VTA car.

I see that the chassis you have set up is a rear wheel drive chassis.
Your club runs a 2 wheel drive/rear wheel drive VTA class?

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