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Old 01-10-2011, 08:34 AM   #4816
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Guys the new Alpha R-1 body for the GT2 is available and ready to ship. The bodies are available at www.maxvelocityracing.com. The body includes a masking kit along with stickers and hardware for the rear spoiler.
Hey buddy long time,you think you guys will be making any of the new race programs starting at Kraceway,could be good for GT racing!!!!
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Old 01-10-2011, 11:40 AM   #4817
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Here's our race in Austin this past sat. 1/8/11 ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nk-iTpKZ3E
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Old 01-10-2011, 12:22 PM   #4818
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Here's our race in Austin this past sat. 1/8/11 ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nk-iTpKZ3E
Who in the hell was driving that white car, what an idiot. Looks like that rear diff went out in the first lap, had awesome turn in, too bad I kept turning to early. Maybe I should mod it to just run FWD.
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LOL!!!! I think we now know where the WILD in Wild Bill Massey came from!!!!!!

What was the temperature 'cause it doesn't look like anyone was overly hooked up???
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LOL!!!! I think we now know where the WILD in Wild Bill Massey came from!!!!!!

What was the temperature 'cause it doesn't look like anyone was overly hooked up???

Indeed, that is where the name came from, and everyone knows I live up to it.

It was low 50's, and nothing was sticking except the paint from the boards, everyone got beat up.
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:28 PM   #4821
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After the Austin race I took my rear diff. apart and found out the rear diff was DRY......I think my car is fully ready for our next race. Boy, it was so much fun!!!!! Got to figure out how to make my car stick better though
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Old 01-10-2011, 07:36 PM   #4822
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Turn down the speed. Its a blown off old asphalt, spayed with grape soda at hairpins and end of sweepers. Yes, next sat. will be better. I'll rebuild the diffs also and lighter shock fluid.
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Turn down the speed. Its a blown off old asphalt, spayed with grape soda at hairpins and end of sweepers. Yes, next sat. will be better. I'll rebuild the diffs also and lighter shock fluid.
Lighter shock oils might hurt more than help. These cars are 7+ pounds so you want more medium dampening. I usually use 50wt to 70wt shock oils with the box stock springs on both my Spec and Open GT cars. Flying Hawaiian can tell you that my cars with my setups carry good speed and corners very well (raced against him in Homestead and Joliet last year). The best way to tackle setting up your GT cars is treat it like an extremely large 200mm touring car. Just some food for thought.
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Old 01-11-2011, 09:22 AM   #4824
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Thanks for the info.
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Old 01-11-2011, 10:09 AM   #4825
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Lighter shock oils might hurt more than help. These cars are 7+ pounds so you want more medium dampening. I usually use 50wt to 70wt shock oils with the box stock springs on both my Spec and Open GT cars. Flying Hawaiian can tell you that my cars with my setups carry good speed and corners very well (raced against him in Homestead and Joliet last year). The best way to tackle setting up your GT cars is treat it like an extremely large 200mm touring car. Just some food for thought.
I agree about lighter oil hurting more than it helps. I have had much better luck with heavier oil.

Heavier oil will make the car react faster which helps keep me on-line entering the corner. The only drawback is that Heavier oil may make my car push some from the middle of the turn going out of the turn. Because I am able to stay on-line going into the turn I can then control the turn by making my competitors have to take a less desirable line when trying to pass me.

Lighter shock oil makes my car sluggish going into the turn but then makes the car oversteer from the middle of the turn to the exit. The problem is that because the car does not react due to the light oil my car is out of position at the middle of the turn which allows people to get under my car and pass me on exit. It is all about weight transfer - the faster you transfer the weight the more responsive the car is.

I run a Kyosho GT2 and what works for me is;
Stiff front bar
heavy shock oil all the way around
upper shock in the middle position for the front
springs keepers cranked down
no front droop and almost no rear droop

I have tried tons of different diff oils and what I generally find works best for me is heavy oil up front (100,000) and much lighter in the rear (3,000 to 10,000).

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Thanks again for all the input
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I also agree with the others about the shock oil. I use 1000 (diff fluid) in my front shocks and a minimum of 80wt in the rear shocks. This makes the car quicker in reaction and I have plenty of steering so I have no problems. In the diffs I use 100,000 front and 10k in the rear diff. If I need more steering I go with a higher diff oil at the rear. I use a DM-1 Spec and it is usually heavier than the GT1 or GT2 so now you have a ball park for both brands.
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Hey Andy, looks like you're having fun down in texas. Fluid in the diff will probably help a little. It looked slowing down would have helped some of the racers. Have fun down there, I'm running 1/8 nitro indoors this winter.
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Hey WildBill,
Viewing the race it looks like a lot of fun is happening in Austin. Great to see everyone pushing those GT cars. thanks for the video.
Up in the Chicago area I'm doing laps with the snow blower
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Hey Andy, looks like you're having fun down in texas. Fluid in the diff will probably help a little. It looked slowing down would have helped some of the racers. Have fun down there, I'm running 1/8 nitro indoors this winter.
Hi Mike, trying to keep your trigger finger sharp I see That's cool. You think you guys will have a good GT season this year in your neck of the woods? Great bunch of guys here in Austin. GT is a very good class here. I hope you and Jeff can bring back some crystals to make USA proud in March!!!!
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