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Old 05-26-2017, 09:54 AM   #346
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Touring cars with foam tires on black carpet. You might as well go race slot cars.
I ran my xray on the old grey carpet with foams and double gear diffs just over 3 years ago. It was faster than a mod 12th. I cant imagine what its like now.
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I ran my xray on the old grey carpet with foams and double gear diffs just over 3 years ago. It was faster than a mod 12th. I cant imagine what its like now.
real question.... how more drive-able and more fun than rubber ?????
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Old 05-26-2017, 10:54 AM   #348
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where to find foam carpet bodies is the question
Last time I was messing around with mine I took my normal lightweight body and dropped it on the body mounts until it sat on the shock towers, then cut the bottom edge and wheelwells to fit. I also cut most of the rear fascia out, because it seemed like the thing to do. The car was pretty funny looking, really, with the bottom 1/2 inch missing.

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real question.... how more drive-able and more fun than rubber ?????
It's different, that's for sure. The front diff makes a big difference in how the car will transition through corners, when done right the car can be driven with mad aggression.
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Old 05-26-2017, 10:57 AM   #349
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Rubber tire = TC 4 life

foam tires would kill so many fun factors of tuning / driving a TC the way we currently are
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Old 05-26-2017, 11:37 AM   #350
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Rubber tire = TC 4 life

foam tires would kill so many fun factors of tuning / driving a TC the way we currently are
The point isn't to supersede rubber racing, it's just to have some fun. And we can run our old cars for a while as well.
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Okay, who's the wise guy, one of you has my HEX ADAPTER for the tire truer, I just know it.
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Okay, who's the wise guy, one of you has my HEX ADAPTER for the tire truer, I just know it.


Looks like the price of TC tire truer adapters just went up. I got one to sell ya!
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I ran 1/12 on spec bsr foam 17.5 with a slim shorty 3900 mah pack

Heard Mcdaniels ran it a few months ago and finally got to try it today

On our track 360v2
Stock 1/12 lap times are 12.0-12.2

Minimal laps I put with three different roll outs
Was turning 10.9-11.2

Ran 30 lap tests Started 78/40
Then 88/40. 88/39
Still getting faster as pinion down
Tire wear not bad at all

Definately fun. Definately freakin fast

I believe there's .5 second or more in it consistently

Definately food for thought here at least for 1/12 scale

Highly recommend guys to try this at there tracks

I ordered a few pf12 bodies from proto to try
But today ran a pro lite bmr.1
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Old 05-28-2017, 08:57 AM   #354
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If we could only get the wimps down here to run something other than slow ass stock.....
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I made the jump to modified this weekend, been running unlimited 13.5t for a while since that's what all the ppl I run with runs, but after getting a second car, I threw the 13.5t on the new car and 4.5t on the old car since it was pretty dialed. At first the increased speed was something I needed to get used to. Also, it highlighted all the weak point on my car the 13.5t couldn't. I stripped 2 rear belts just to realize the center pulley was worn down. The spur gear that I've been using for at least 6months stripped within half a lap. What I thought was a light tap on the boards crippled my car.

After sorting everything out and finding the right esc settings, 4.5t was wasn't that hard to drive. You have to be more gentle​ with throttle and use more brakes in corners. Speed down the back straight is addictive. Just remember to brake at the end
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I made the jump to modified this weekend, been running unlimited 13.5t for a while since that's what all the ppl I run with runs, but after getting a second car, I threw the 13.5t on the new car and 4.5t on the old car since it was pretty dialed. At first the increased speed was something I needed to get used to. Also, it highlighted all the weak point on my car the 13.5t couldn't. I stripped 2 rear belts just to realize the center pulley was worn down. The spur gear that I've been using for at least 6months stripped within half a lap. What I thought was a light tap on the boards crippled my car.

After sorting everything out and finding the right esc settings, 4.5t was wasn't that hard to drive. You have to be more gentle​ with throttle and use more brakes in corners. Speed down the back straight is addictive. Just remember to brake at the end
I wish more folks would try it like you did! It's an adjustment and you actually have to use the throttle and brake, but man it's so much more fun to drive than spec racing.
Im not the fastest racer and I'm not sure why the faster guys don't jump to
Mod. I started in mod in the 80's and it makes you a better driver much faster. Not to mention no silly fans and no motor of the week.
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Aaron - Is there an outdoor track down by you? Mod outside is really awesome.
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Well, I got the old Type R off the shelf, bolted in my motor/esc, swapped it to an old set of foam tires to so I could change springs, set ride height and droop, swapped in the front diff, trimmed the body down... and to me it looks pretty good. Next weekend we will get to see if it has anything for a lap time I can set with my 1/12 scale. It may not be violent fast with a 7.5 instead of a 4.5, but it looks the part once again. Maybe we can scare the kids.
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Aaron - Is there an outdoor track down by you? Mod outside is really awesome.
Actually one is going to start back up so I'll have to give it a go!
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I wish more folks would try it like you did! It's an adjustment and you actually have to use the throttle and brake, but man it's so much more fun to drive than spec racing.
Im not the fastest racer and I'm not sure why the faster guys don't jump to
Mod. I started in mod in the 80's and it makes you a better driver much faster. Not to mention no silly fans and no motor of the week.
Yeah, its just an adjustment to your driving habits, once you're used to the speed is all about hitting the braking points and keeping your lines tidy.

I think the problem is people dont wanna let go of all their stock spec equipment. their $100+ motors, and 40 amp chargers and ultra low resistance batteries doesnt mean much when you go modified. Also you have to find enough people to run that class to make it worth their while.
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