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Old 02-27-2011, 09:17 PM
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There will be a fresh layout for this race and that means the tire of choice will be slicks or ghost pins to start. We are supposed to have rain all weekend with temps in the 30-40 range so the track shouldnt change much. Track surface will be simialr to the Reedy WCRC...a little bumpier. Any chages to setup you guys would recommend from Randy's starting setup?

Last year there were over 350 entries...so I will have lots of time between heats to over think my setup. Would love to find something close out of the gate and only have to concentrate on driving.
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Old 02-28-2011, 07:16 AM
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The new motor plate sure is a nice upgrade from the kit version. The inner rings that seals the gears up was a great addition, because it wasn't even close with the original. It was also nice to be able to screw it down and not strip out a thread.
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Ray Kindstrom View Post
There will be a fresh layout for this race and that means the tire of choice will be slicks or ghost pins to start. We are supposed to have rain all weekend with temps in the 30-40 range so the track shouldnt change much. Track surface will be simialr to the Reedy WCRC...a little bumpier. Any chages to setup you guys would recommend from Randy's starting setup?

Last year there were over 350 entries...so I will have lots of time between heats to over think my setup. Would love to find something close out of the gate and only have to concentrate on driving.
If you are running slicks I am guessing the track is pretty high bite. Might start off with slightly heavier oil, maybe 2.5 to 5wt heavier all around. Possibly AE silver springs in the rear end as well if it dumps over too much in the corners.
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Old 02-28-2011, 10:48 AM
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Ray, feel free to find me on Thursday through Sunday.

I have quite a few parts for 201/501X/511, so don't race timid. I don't have everything, but I'll try to help any way possible!

I'm still very close to my Trackside setup shown here... (AaronR TRF201.pdf) http://www.teamtrf.com/index.php/set...gory/33-trf201

I don't anticipate too many changes for this coming weekend, but I have only raced at LH one time (about 2 months ago).
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Thanks Aaron.
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With how good the 201 is & all, is there going to be a short course truck at all?
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is it normal for the 201 to push in corners? i'm about worn out trying and trying and trying ideas. thanks for and help.
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Got my TRF201 today! WOOHOO...awesome quality...awesome TRF blue...awesome, awesome! Did I say awesome?

Looking forward to racing this bad boy at the Chi-Town Shootout!
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is it normal for the 201 to push in corners? i'm about worn out trying and trying and trying ideas. thanks for and help.
Where in the corner is the car pushing? What adjustments have you made?
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How much weight are you running up front?
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Where in the corner is the car pushing? What adjustments have you made?
when entering into the corner it feels planted then about 1/4 way into a turn it starts pushing. i have no weights on the front end so far. (that's next) I've made so many changes i can't list them all. I've only seen 2 other 201's run and i've noticed them doing the same thing.

how much weight would be a good starting point on the front?
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Originally Posted by touringdriver View Post
when entering into the corner it feels planted then about 1/4 way into a turn it starts pushing. i have no weights on the front end so far. (that's next) I've made so many changes i can't list them all. I've only seen 2 other 201's run and i've noticed them doing the same thing.

how much weight would be a good starting point on the front?

I have 42g around the servo. Also what springs and shocks are you running?
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the shocks and springs are the kit items. i would look but left the car in topeka last weekend for a back up for jason porter. he's now with tamiya and was fighting the same problem all day with his 201.
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have 30wt. oil in front and 25wt. in rears.
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Every 2wd I've ever owned pushed if I didnt add weight. So your push is on power out of a corner?
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