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Old 01-30-2013, 10:45 AM   #2566
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Forgot about spec tires...

Is tire additives also spec or not used??

I agree with samnelso, his car looked loose from the start. Might help if you can tell us more about his setup. Is he using the basic carpet setup??
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:53 AM   #2567
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I told him to go back to the stock setup before Friday and we can start from there. At one time he did use the stock setup but started to gravitate from it. I think he is getting too far away.

Yes, we can use no-odor compounds like sticky-fingers, which is what I think he is using.
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I had a problem like this as well this week. One of the other fast guys did too, although with an AE TC6. It's not the car. I ran sweep 32s all day. The track was a little loose and .3 slower (~10sec lap) The car would be fine for about the first half of the race then it would get loose. I switched to some old Solaris mediums after the main and it was dialed. Added a little rr toe and it got better, switched front links to middle and it got better (short rear links). So I ordered some new Sweep 32s, Solaris mediums and Jaco Blues this week. I guess all three are needed for different track conditions at the same track?

The times I have had this happen is always when there are a lot of pan cars running. Is it foam buildup on the rubber?
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:12 AM   #2569
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If the guys are right about a change of tyres solving their similar problem, could a change of additive solve it?

From what I recall, Sticky Fingers wears off pretty quickly.
Has he tried LRP/Nosram carpet additive.
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I dont think thats it, I have experienced this with paragon, sticky fingers, and now Sxt, and between cars, new tires and old
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:45 PM   #2571
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this past weekend I ran and I only had a LTCR and P37. The P37 is regular weight. I did not notice much difference, but the P37 increases steering also. I have to paint up a seed6 and get one ready for my next time racing.
besides Adam, has anyone tried (or is using) the p37 for a T4 and have some feedback, for carpet racing, 17.5 blinky? i know when i ran the LTC, i was not really comfortable driving it on carpet and this was w/ a 11/12. i also tried the p37, but is wasn't for long.

just wondering if the rear end stays planted w/ a p37. i am very close to the box setup, w/ a change here and there.
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:32 PM   #2572
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besides Adam, has anyone tried (or is using) the p37 for a T4 and have some feedback, for carpet racing, 17.5 blinky? i know when i ran the LTC, i was not really comfortable driving it on carpet and this was w/ a 11/12. i also tried the p37, but is wasn't for long.

just wondering if the rear end stays planted w/ a p37. i am very close to the box setup, w/ a change here and there.
A local guy liked it.
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Will the plastic shock caps with hole from t4 fit Nt1 shocks?
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Will the plastic shock caps with hole from t4 fit Nt1 shocks?
See if the part numbers are the same.
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besides Adam, has anyone tried (or is using) the p37 for a T4 and have some feedback, for carpet racing, 17.5 blinky? i know when i ran the LTC, i was not really comfortable driving it on carpet and this was w/ a 11/12. i also tried the p37, but is wasn't for long.

just wondering if the rear end stays planted w/ a p37. i am very close to the box setup, w/ a change here and there.
Todd, I've been running the P37 exclusively for quite a while. Recently, I've been having issues with the rear end getting loose. I have been running new sets of Sweeps I got at the Indoor Champs (multiple sets). I switched to a pair of 3 year old Jaco Blues I've had in a sealed tube and were never used. The car was 100% better, with zero setup changes.

In my opinion, something has definitely changed in the Sweep tires in the past year. At the beginning of the season I was running new sets I got at the 2011 Champs, and the rear was stable. New 2012 sets, the rear was loose.
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:33 PM   #2576
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How much difference does my car do of I make the car wider from 1.75mm to 2mm at front? its only 0.25mm on both sides?
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you can drill out some stuff in the dampers or.... make very special higher shock mount....
I don't believe that the lowered center of gravity will be good for handling on asphalt, nice for carpet though.
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^^^^^more front stability. Less ability of steering turn in at corner entry. Will induce a bit more under steer.

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Todd, I've been running the P37 exclusively for quite a while. Recently, I've been having issues with the rear end getting loose. I have been running new sets of Sweeps I got at the Indoor Champs (multiple sets). I switched to a pair of 3 year old Jaco Blues I've had in a sealed tube and were never used. The car was 100% better, with zero setup changes.

In my opinion, something has definitely changed in the Sweep tires in the past year. At the beginning of the season I was running new sets I got at the 2011 Champs, and the rear was stable. New 2012 sets, the rear was loose.
yeah, I haven't run sweeps since the champs. Thanks for the feedback. Might have to purchase a lid and give it a try again.
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Any one know where I get hold of some of these T-shox chrome springs that seem to be working well. slightly longer than the std. spring, and appx. 2.7 in weight.
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