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Old 02-26-2011, 10:41 AM   #1666
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Guys which turnbuckles are recommended to use on the front uprights instead of the stock ones? Read somewhere that t2's are larger (more thread) therefore preventing stripping!!!! Anyone?
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What tire hardnesses you guys have used with the 5-car?

32-32?
32-35?
35-35?

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Generating optimum grip play a major part in your set-up, a softer compound will help achieve this. A staggered tire set-up will help keep the tire split consistent front to rear. Choosing the right compounds depend on the surface at your local track. Generally in the U.S we run 32 fronts and 35 dears. This is a good starting point, try a different combination until you find the right one to compliment your driving style. Please give us some feedback on your testing.

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Guys which turnbuckles are recommended to use on the front uprights instead of the stock ones? Read somewhere that t2's are larger (more thread) therefore preventing stripping!!!! Anyone?
The stock turn buckle should be fine, but you can try a longer one. Keep in mind all parts break on impact.
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Old 02-26-2011, 02:02 PM   #1669
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Old 02-26-2011, 02:10 PM   #1670
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If you drill a hole in them won't that create the same weak point that the stock ones have??
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Old 02-26-2011, 11:35 PM   #1671
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Generating optimum grip play a major part in your set-up, a softer compound will help achieve this. A staggered tire set-up will help keep the tire split consistent front to rear. Choosing the right compounds depend on the surface at your local track. Generally in the U.S we run 32 fronts and 35 dears. This is a good starting point, try a different combination until you find the right one to compliment your driving style. Please give us some feedback on your testing.
Aware of that, yes, thank you.

So it seems to be that the "normal" setup is one compound softer in front?

What I really wish to know is the difference with tires if you compare the 4 and 5 car. I have a good setup for tires for the 4 and would like to know which direction the new car is forcing me to go with tires.

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Guys, just thought I'd let everyone know that I ran a 5 side belt for a full day of practice yesterday and a club race meet today (which I won) and no trouble with it at all.... yes it does look slack but seems ok. Up until yesterday I had been running 4x belts but will prob continue with 5 belts after the success this weekend....
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Aware of that, yes, thank you.

So it seems to be that the "normal" setup is one compound softer in front?

What I really wish to know is the difference with tires if you compare the 4 and 5 car. I have a good setup for tires for the 4 and would like to know which direction the new car is forcing me to go with tires.

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The MRX-5 generally has more flex than the previous car, this generates more grip. Just us the same tire combination as before you should get the same performance or better, not less.
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Guys, just thought I'd let everyone know that I ran a 5 side belt for a full day of practice yesterday and a club race meet today (which I won) and no trouble with it at all.... yes it does look slack but seems ok. Up until yesterday I had been running 4x belts but will prob continue with 5 belts after the success this weekend....
Like I posted earlier, this is a great car stock . You should try the rubber belts, the side rubber belt is a perfect fit as well. Oh, congradulations on your win
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The MRX-5 generally has more flex than the previous car, this generates more grip. Just us the same tire combination as before you should get the same performance or better, not less.
Thanks, will do that..

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Like I posted earlier, this is a great car stock . You should try the rubber belts, the side rubber belt is a perfect fit as well. Oh, congradulations on your win
Thanks mate, the point was just to prove that the car was good and didn't skip a beat even with that belt.

So what do you think of the rubber belts? Do you find them faster at all? I have a State championship in 2 weeks and I'm thinking about trying them for qualifying...
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Heya Chris,

I have been running the rubber belts for a few weeks now without issue... I have yet to notice any disadvantage in running them.
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Heya Chris,

I have been running the rubber belts for a few weeks now without issue... I have yet to notice any disadvantage in running them.
I ran the custom made rubber belt in yesterday race, it was cut from Gate HTD 3M syncro. belt, the car run pretty good and the belt is reliable.
Only 1/7 price of the Mugen rubber belt. Same quality with MBL, Bando belt.
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I just picked up a few sets of Team Titan belts for the MRX5 and some clutch gears.

Looks like the belts are made by MBL and the gears are hardened so they should last for ages.
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I just picked up a few sets of Team Titan belts for the MRX5 and some clutch gears.

Looks like the belts are made by MBL and the gears are hardened so they should last for ages.
How many teeth is you Titan rear belt. I got some, and they were too long for the 5.
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