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Old 07-17-2009, 06:48 PM   #16
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I have heard Sidewinder is definitely one of the top fuels out there, and Sidewinder 30% is the same price as BT 20%. When I'm done with this gallon, should I switch to SW or just stick to BT?
I have never used SW so im sorry im not able to give you my opoin on SW

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Old 07-17-2009, 07:25 PM   #17
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We have one guy that swears by sidewinder at our track & the old timer track owner says its a eng destroyer.IDK the guy using it has eng troubles but I think thats from his tuning style not the fuel.I did know a guy at my old track that used it & will never again & I respect his tuning ability.Dont matter to me you have to mail order it round here so off my list.
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Old 07-17-2009, 08:01 PM   #18
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I run BT 20% race blend and I like the way it runs. Have had no problems with it.It tunes well and is consistent.Was running Nitrotane and switched to BT it seems to run as strong and maybe a little cooler. Great fuel.
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Stick with whatever fuel you know you will be able to get reliably. If you change fuels and can't get you're new stuff when you need it you're stuck with figuring out your tune all over again. Luck for me, Byron's is what's easiest to get around here, that stuff is great.

FWIW, a local guy from my local track is sitting 12th qualifier at nationals after the 1st round, running a Dynamite .21XP and BT 20% race blend fuel on a huge track that's so fast 32 sec. laptimes are common. If it's good enough to be sitting in the A-qualifier at nats...
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Using Blue Thunder will not "destroy" your engine as some have heard. I've run the HP8 blend for the last couple years, both 20% and 30%, and there was no damage to any of my motors - .12's, .21's or .28's. There are a few guys here that run the Race blends with no issues either.

There are actually 2 drivers consistently in the top 15-20 at the ROAR Nationals right now using Blue Thunder - Josh Stough and Derek Weatherholt. Both are in the A-Main resort for buggy after 2 rounds...
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Using Blue Thunder will not "destroy" your engine as some have heard. I've run the HP8 blend for the last couple years, both 20% and 30%, and there was no damage to any of my motors - .12's, .21's or .28's. There are a few guys here that run the Race blends with no issues either.

There are actually 2 drivers consistently in the top 15-20 at the ROAR Nationals right now using Blue Thunder - Josh Stough and Derek Weatherholt. Both are in the A-Main resort for buggy after 2 rounds...
"A-Main resort"? What is that, like the repair shop?

Anyway, between BT and Sidewinder what would you recommend?
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A Main Resort is the fastest group of drivers after a qualifying resort. B is 2nd fastest, so on so forth.
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A Main Resort is the fastest group of drivers after a qualifying resort. B is 2nd fastest, so on so forth.
Oh. I guess that's where the online hobby shop got its name.
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