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Old 12-28-2008, 08:06 PM   #1
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Not being used to that kind of surface really, I wanted some insight as to what racers do throughout the day set up wise when the track starts to dry out (or goes from wet to drier) or when it gets colder later on in the day. A couple of tracks I have been to seem to get looser as the day goes on and a lot of us were looking for ways to remain hooked up. Thanks.
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Old 12-28-2008, 08:12 PM   #2
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You can stay on your saused up slicks if there is a groove, if not the only thing you can do is go to little pins. (almost bald Pink Tapers)
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Old 12-28-2008, 08:16 PM   #3
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I second Revo's opinion.

At the clay tracks I race at we typically go to more pin (same tread patern) on the tire as the track gets drier. Tire sauce will also help the situation quite a bit.
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you can change the ride height a little bit and go with a little more pin.. not a lot more baby steps!
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Just make sure you clean your tires and sauce them in between races. That way your tires will be consistent and provide the best possible grip. I have been told that diesel fuel on the tires works well on a drier clay track, never done it but maybe worth a shot?

Smooth on and off the throttle works wonders also!
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:05 AM   #7
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:07 AM   #8
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Aside from tires sauce and pin height, do you guys adjust camber or anti squat or any other settings?
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Johnnyboy: I'm gonna follow this thread pretty close because I can relate to your dilemma. This happened at the Kahuna race last year.. track was dialed during qualifying but by the mains, I was on ice.

I don't run a lot of 2wh but I do run mod truck a lot. when the track loosens up I usually do 1 of three things.. or 2, or all three if I'm really out to lunch.
I'll move my front spindles down, putting both washers to the top. This is the most aggressive of the changes I make and this seems to help a lot on a lot of tracks. It helps the weight shift to the rear quicker. I'll also lighten up the rear springs by one rate. And then there's the wheelbase. Try shortening your rear wheelbase.

btw, I sent you an email earlier regarding an upcoming race.
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:24 AM   #10
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Hey Scott. LOL! The Kahuna race was one of the worst for traction changing through the day. I did notice it at CRCRC and at the Extreme Sports Dome race a little too. At CRCRC the traction got worse, but the top Pro's were setting TQ in the last round while we were all fighting for traction! Just trying to pick some brains and get a discussion going as I think it would help a lot of guys out there.

I have been meaning to get down to Astabula to race. The balance with family life is the tricky part!
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i race at crcrc each week , when the track dries out in the day i just switch to more pins but still sauce up my tires also. i try to make the switch by third qualifier.
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