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Old 10-04-2007, 06:50 AM   #16
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Hey All,

Wondering what the general concensus is or reccomendations for Offroad carpet / astro turf tracks

We have to use Spiked tiers!!

Thanks for all your help

FastCats going Offroad!!!!!!!! WWW.FASTCATS.CA
They race a lot of carpet off-road in the UK and Schumacher tires work very well; #1 choice

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Old 10-04-2007, 07:55 AM   #17
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THANKS!!!! Everyone above!!! Its a steep learning curve for us here, as it is definately a new to all of us.

Yes this track is in Canada, and were not gonna run licks cause we want to keep the whole Offroad feel to it.

I'll definately look into the shumachers and eveything else listed above.

Thanks again to everyone for your reccomendations and ill definately begin to post some setups as we get further into the season.

Thanks Again
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For carpet or astro there's only one tyre brand to use :

Schumachers !

Dependant of the type of carpet, use mini spike or mini pin in either blue or yellow compound.
The Schumacher tyres work so much better on carpet or astro that it's not fair to compare them to anything PL, Losi of any other tyre brand can offer.
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Anyone know of a source for Schumacher tires in the USA and Canada?
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Can't help you there, but you can find them at any UK-based online shop.
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Old 10-05-2007, 07:57 AM   #21
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K so this is what we got so far.

For the Rears Shumacher Mini Spikes

But what about for the front the same???
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On a 2wd buggy, front mini spikes are generally too agressive. Most of us use the Schumacher staggered rib in yellow compound. It gives a nice consistent feeling in your steering.

Also : don't forget to put some internal limiters in your shocks to counter grip rolls.
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On a 2wd buggy, front mini spikes are generally too agressive. Most of us use the Schumacher staggered rib in yellow compound. It gives a nice consistent feeling in your steering.

Also : don't forget to put some internal limiters in your shocks to counter grip rolls.
Thanks! Ok So the internal limiters acting as a droop screw on an on road car correct?? however there will be some pretty big jumps at the track, dont know if youve seen the picks, but theres a link above.

Also the shorter the shock shafts would have the same effect right? so screwing in more the bottom shock ends.

Was more thinking towards using harder sway bars as this wont affect rideheight and neccesarily suspension travel???
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Internal limiters indeed act as droop screws on onroad cars. On my car, I use between 3 and 6 mm (yes, I'm metric ) depending on the amount of grip.

As long as you use smaller piston holes and/or thicker damper oil, big jumps won't be much of a problem. It's not like you need fast shock action to absorb bumps and ruts.

Sway bars help to reduce grip rolling, but not nearly as much as shock limiters. And I don't like the feel of them, but that's personal taste.

Also, try to use hard foam inserts in your tires. If you're going after Schumacher tires, order some of their blue inserts too.
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Hello All,

Well first day of pracice was commensed on the new carpet. The only tires I could get closest to the ones reccomended were the losi X3000 mini pins. I used the associated ribbed wide fronts, lets minus set up.... The rears worked well for about 6 runs until they began to wear out and they wore out fast. It seemed teh tire of choice that was really working was a hard compound step pin. There is so much traction that it really comes down to tire wear....arg I am an onroader hoping to get out of tire wear ohwelll.

The carpet being used is nothing close to ozite or astro turf it is a more industrial carpet. Anywhooo, it seems that step pins or harder compound and softer inserts worked the best.

The offroaders(used to dirt) said the carpet in terms of turing(2wd Buggy) was similar to offroad but rear traction is amazing.

Well hopefully some of you can come up and experience the Fastcats.ca offroad track its amazingly fun. and again I thank al of you for your help and input.
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Morgan i have the RB5 now and i will kick your %$#
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OH OH Wally with a 2wd! Good choice though!
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Morgan i have the RB5 now and i will kick your %$#
Well since I am such a noob to offroad i think you could kick my arse with ur turning hand behind your back...
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