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Old 02-06-2013, 03:26 PM   #916
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Yes i sauced the tires. I changed to asc gold center spring and it seemed better. I cant get the front to bite at end of straight. I am thinkin u must run drag brake on this car. Seem to have to jab brake to set front end. Also whats best way to clean the rubber build up on rubber tires
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:51 PM   #917
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Have you tried more camber? And sauce wider on front.
Do you have plenty of droop on the center damper? It helps with weight transfer.
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Most racers I know use brake cleaner to wash the tyres before using additive. Not a fan of putting brake cleaner all over my hands so I use baby wipes.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:29 PM   #919
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There are a number of things that work; Lighter fluid, Mineral spirits, Naptha, Denatured alcohol, etc.
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There are a number of things that work; Lighter fluid, Mineral spirits, Naptha, Denatured alcohol, etc.
Nitro cleaner is what I use.
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There are a number of things that work; Lighter fluid, Mineral spirits, Naptha, Denatured alcohol, etc.
WD40. It doesn't dry the tires out like some of the above chemicals.
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WD40. It doesn't dry the tires out like some of the above chemicals.
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:14 AM   #923
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thanks for the replies. im at 2 on camber, a.5 toe out in front and have 2.5mm droop in the rear. I preloaded the side springs by a turn and it seemed to make the car much easier to drive aggressive but still have to use more brake than im use to at end of straight or 180 hairpins.
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:19 AM   #924
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another question is whats the most common electronic setup in the car. I have servo,tponder,receiver,battery and then esc going from front to back. I have seen a lot of pics where it goes servo,tponder,receiver,esc and then battery all the way to the back. Just looking for input to what the car might like better on carpet. thanks
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What tires are you using?
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:40 PM   #926
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Pit 0571 front 0572 rear
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:03 PM   #927
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shimizu 571,575,571,573,577,572 all work in new zealand
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:43 PM   #928
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I ran my car at IIC in vegas with the rx, battery, esc --- for Snowbirds changed it to rx, esc, battery. It made my car more stable and easier to drive.

Also, I have found that I have to scrub in the fronts much, much more than the rears to get them to bite, so maybe dremel or sandpaper them down a little more to get bite.
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:01 AM   #929
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thanks for the help. Ran car again last night. Absolute blast to drive. got the steering alot better now just need to learn not to blister tires coming out of turns. Always use to foam tire 1/12 and touring car so this is my first crack at rubber tire. My question is when saucing the tire how long do you let it set on there and then how long do you let it air dry after you wipe them down to run.
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I was saucing 10 minutes before run, wiping off fronts about 5 minutes before. Letting rears go until run, wipe off what ever left really well before run.
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