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Old 11-19-2009, 09:33 AM   #1
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We are running our first big off road track. But things are starting to wear away pretty quickly. I'm sure everyone else's tracks need to be maintained, but if there are any pointers that will make things easier/stronger, please share them.

Also, are there some tips on making a good jump? Things like angle, shape, etc. Thanks!
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Old 11-19-2009, 10:35 AM   #2
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put a piece of green turf on the lip of the jump it makes the lip of the jump stay constant no matter what just put pins or something so it doesnt move or get caught up in a buggy wheels
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if u make a jump make a downside after the jump so its easier on the cars
im talking about a big jump do that, if u want it to be challegeing u can make the jumps at a angle to the left or to the right, or u can just line it up with the middle of track.
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Old 11-19-2009, 10:40 AM   #4
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and also if u have a mix of dirt defiely put caluim salt on the track so when it rains i doesnt mess it up real bad and it also gives good a""ss grip,my local track made a big mistake not doing that and the races were consely cancelled
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also if your running a local club track i highly recommond a full cover for the track trust me
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TC5,

I'm not trying to be an ass or anything, but why don't you edit your post if you have more info to add? It would also be alot easier to read if you used correct grammar and punctuation.
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Old 11-19-2009, 11:45 AM   #7
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i know i kept on forgetting things to say lol
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Calcium helps the track hold water and stay togeather but its murder on your car. It eats at the chassis and driveline parts and you may find some racers not wanting to race at your track because of this, just my 2C
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Thats way we use Dustex here in Norway, it does not have a effekt on cars and it work great
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Old 11-19-2009, 01:54 PM   #11
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there wasnt calcuim on my local track this year but last year there was calcuim on the track i dint notice anything on my car that was eating up anything.
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Dustex is the way to go - made and/or distributed at least three places in U.S.
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TC5,

I'm not trying to be an ass or anything, but why don't you edit your post if you have more info to add? It would also be alot easier to read if you used correct grammar and punctuation.
not to be a jerk but lets keep the posts on topic
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How long your track stays in good condition really depends on the type of dirt you have. Loamier soil will tend to blowout pretty fast unless packed/watered regularly. If you don't already have one, get a plate compactor, they're worth every penny for track maintenance. If you can get hold of some clean clay to mix with your dirt it will also help. And if you can, make your features/jumps out of clay. Clay will stay together very well but you don't want the entire track capped in just clay, drainage is a bitch.

Dustex is awesome as others have mentioned but I've heard people using everything from sugar to detergent to voodoo to keep their tracks in shape.
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We are running our first big off road track. But things are starting to wear away pretty quickly. I'm sure everyone else's tracks need to be maintained, but if there are any pointers that will make things easier/stronger, please share them.

Also, are there some tips on making a good jump? Things like angle, shape, etc. Thanks!





by the way its not a good idea to build a offroad track in a empty parking lot its like a sandbox and u have to have some really good drange system lol
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