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Old 10-13-2014, 04:35 PM
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Some are using ss, soft and clay. I have ss ghost pins on the 22 but clay homemade on d413 and b5m
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Some are using ss, soft and clay. I have ss ghost pins on the 22 but clay homemade on d413 and b5m

SS, S, and C compounds?

Which are you liking so far, you softs or clay?

Hoping to not have to bring a ton of slicks in every compound. LOL
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Originally Posted by Teufel Racing View Post
SS, S, and C compounds?

Which are you liking so far, you softs or clay?

Hoping to not have to bring a ton of slicks in every compound. LOL
It really depends on the car. Mostly I like the clay homemade slicks on 2.4 evo wheels. I would guess that 80-90% of the drivers are on clay slicks.
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Old 10-15-2014, 08:12 PM
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any word on the status of the on-road track?
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what onroad track?
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Originally Posted by Wildcat1971 View Post
what onroad track?
The on-road track they are talking of building. I've asked about it when I called them and there is/was a plan to build one. If they build a good one with a quality asphalt racing surface they will own the on-road racing in this town......if they build it we will come.

If off-road had a realistic tracks I might consider it but moto-x jumps are not my idea of an off-road track for 4 wheel cars and trucks......it just looks silly to see a truck 6 feet off the ground....and bound for disaster in many cases. Some of the tracks I've seen in videos are ridiculous and do not resemble a real track, especially when they have the jumps where you can jump 2 humps at once.....there again very moto-x like.

I just don't understand why off-road tracks can't be more like real tracks and less like a cartoon track.

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Old 10-16-2014, 08:13 AM
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Meh, asphalt onroad would be crap. That is why I dont goto HT Gilbert. I would be interested in carpet though. And the current srs layout it not super motor
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Originally Posted by Wildcat1971 View Post
It really depends on the car. Mostly I like the clay homemade slicks on 2.4 evo wheels. I would guess that 80-90% of the drivers are on clay slicks.
Thanks again for the info,

Should help for sure.

I might try the factory slicks for 2wd either from Panther or JC or both.

Wheeler I'll probably go the hand made route, mainly because I have yet to see a front 4wd tire in a slick yet. I have plenty of time to plan it out. LOL.
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Old 10-16-2014, 05:06 PM
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Hey Guys its been a while......

How is the new indoor facility going? have plans been put into motion for 2015 Cactus?

I think my wife and i are heading over for it again! whats the current tyre prep like? Additives?

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additives are not allowed and not needed. right now clay slicks seem to be the most popular tires. I am using aya red, but I might change that, they feel a little too soft. I heard panther foams were supposed to work well.
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Originally Posted by Wildcat1971 View Post
Meh, asphalt onroad would be crap. That is why I dont goto HT Gilbert. I would be interested in carpet though. And the current srs layout it not super motor
So, what is it about racing on carpet that is so interesting? I don't understand why anyone would want to race on carpet when asphalt is available, help me understand the advantages....if there are any.
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low car wear. parking lot racing destroys chassis.
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Originally Posted by Wildcat1971 View Post
low car wear. parking lot racing destroys chassis.
"Destroy" seems a bit harsh don't you think, better terms may be 'scuffed or scratched'. In 8 years of 12th scale racing and another 6 months of 1/10 scale on-road racing I never saw anyone destroy a chassis on a competition based on-road car.

I can see where tire wear would be significantly reduced but that wouldn't be enough to make me a convert. With new cars coming out every 2 years or so I suspect that many people would simply upgrade their car, than replace a scuffed chassis.

Most indoor carpet tracks are small (and slower), so that's another downside to indoor racing. Not that I wouldn't, it just wouldn't be my first choice.

I think I'd rather see scuffs on my chassis than watching my short course truck (or your dirt slinger) doing cart-wheels down the track.

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I dont race short bus. You have hobbytown gilbert for packing lot racing. Why would you drive all the way to SRS for it? I live in gilbert and there is no way I would drive 45-60 minutes to parking lot race, when I have that 5 miles away.
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