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Old 02-10-2003, 09:09 AM   #796
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Just a suggestion.But truely the consensus from anyone that has run this motor in any car would show you are overgeared.You also are talking about a factory driver.Hes either got the best of the best motors or he drives better then most where you race.
I went from what you were geared at to what Matt Francis suggested and all the other Factory guys from AE guys ran when they used this motor for a 2 day race we had here in california.
Again just a suggestion.I was sceptical like you but tried it just to see and all I said was wow.Try it once if you can.
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Old 02-10-2003, 09:18 AM   #797
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racenut123, you have to take into consideration what the tracks are like out here. At Trackside in Milwaukee, we gear Monster motors at 7 flat -- you have to if you want to be competitive. The track is open enough and has enough traction that with a well-set-up car, you never get off the throttle (assuming you can drive it).

The level of driving and the level of competition in the stock classes there is bordering on ridiculous. These guys are running top-of-the-line packs and motors for weekend club racing. Plus, there are a few sponsored guys in the mix, all racing stock.

Motors are trued after every run, then junked after a few weeks and new ones are brought into the mix. Multiple guys bring dynos to the track. That's just how it is. On the one hand, it's a drag, but on the other hand, it's pretty cool to be able to race against absolutely awesome drivers week in and week out.
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Old 02-10-2003, 09:25 AM   #798
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just some info,

There were two EVO III's at the birds
I wasn't there but I know this because one of them
was mine
Brian Lutz qualified 11th in both stock and 19 turn
running an EVO III
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Old 02-10-2003, 09:32 AM   #799
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like I said before I am going to try a gambit of gear ratios and find the gearing that I prefer, but like I also mentioned the associated guys out here that I run with gear totally different from the associated guys in california. I used to live in cali, born and raised, and now I live in michigan, and I can tell you that the racers out here are very fast. Also you have to compare your cars speed to other cars racing against you, and I have to say with that gearing at our track, you would probably be about 2 laps down from the top two. No disrespect intended.
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Old 02-10-2003, 10:47 AM   #800
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Your right,but I seriously dought I would be 2 laps down geared this way.I am assuming you and futureal feel cali guys are slower.Thats ok to feel that way guys.Remeber ,there is more than just carpet.
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Old 02-10-2003, 11:03 AM   #801
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well, I had the same prob with the bearings on my evo2... slow...but with time they wear in and are very good. I also feel that i really dont care if its THE fastest car around. Its new and its got some kinks, but its way purty and of all the kits I've built this thing absolutely rocks as far as slop goes. Its very precise, easy to setup, and hopefully its as tough as the evo2 it will eventually replace. Its soo nice i really dont want to actually use it.
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Old 02-10-2003, 11:04 AM   #802
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jimnew,
thanks for letting me know....I sure wish I could have spotted them. There were no Tamiya banners,no signs ....nothing. I asked Fernando Gordinho,the only guy I saw with a Tamiya shirt ,If he was running one but he said there were problems. He ran a 414M. Sorry I didn't notice Brian's car......The place was extremely busy.
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Old 02-10-2003, 11:30 AM   #803
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you are absolutely correct. I used to live in california, and I miss racing on ashphalt. I prefer it to carpet anyday, unfortunately we dont have many outdoor tracks until summer and by then I am ready for gas racing.
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7.0 fdr? wow I also run trackside and I gear around 7.83 to 8.0 with my mission and my Evo 3. I made the expert A main at the Novak so I dont think I am too slow.
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are we talking stock or modified gear ratios?
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thats where I would say I would gear with my evo3 and a monster.
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hey guys... on bumpy asphalt, is it better to get a 26mm wheel/thin hard insert/24mm tire or 24mm wheel/soft insert/24mm tire?

I usually run the first one with good results. seems the overall diameter is smaller and the tire is flatter to get more grip. Or should i go with the 24mm tires on 24mm wheels way?
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Your right,but I seriously dought I would be 2 laps down geared this way.I am assuming you and futureal feel cali guys are slower.Thats ok to feel that way guys.Remeber ,there is more than just carpet.
I wasn't trying to imply that anybody out here was "faster" than anybody out there. I am simply saying that things vary based on region, based on track and based on competition.

At my home track in Madison, I gear my Monster motors 10:1 and I do just fine. We run a smaller, very technical track that demands it.

7:1 to 8:1 is what I commonly hear from the local guys who run weekly at Trackside. Last time I was there I ran a 7.8:1 with a Monster.
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Hi, guys:
Just want to know that what brand of options are on your cars, are they most likely to be Tamiya options, or some other brand?
Thank You

We are considering bringing in some options for EVO3.



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can you get the TC3 option parts as well?
If you want to get the TC3 option parts, someone is selling one here. My offer is here
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