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Old 06-01-2004, 10:53 AM   #16
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I had Hodge give the car a once over before I headed to the track and he said it looked really good. I just like a car to steer hard, comes from running on road 99% of the time. With the 7202 silvers it just didn't cut like I wanted it to. I tried playing with spring and preload, but that only got me part way there. I had some silver taper pin fronts I wanted to try but never had a chance to. I only had 2 practice runs before the first heat. I think I was off on the gear a bit. I started running a 20 with the stock spur and the motor came off super hot and was balisstically fast on the straight. I dropped to an 18 and it was still had a ton of top end but came off hot. I should have switched to an 84 spur to get some more acceleration out of the car. The car handled awesome, I just didn't get the rythem down consistantly over that one set of jumps. But I had fun which was the most important. I was just suprised how dry and dusty that track was. You have to remember too that I was coming from running on a very high grip moist clay track with TONS of traction. It was a definate change.
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Old 06-01-2004, 06:47 PM   #17
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[ I was just suprised how dry and dusty that track was. You have to remember too that I was coming from running on a very high grip moist clay track with TONS of traction. It was a definate change. [/B]
your local track is black top soil NOT clay.
it has medium traction NOT tons

gotta keep an eye on you Gary
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Old 06-01-2004, 07:10 PM   #18
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SoCal is the polar opposite of high grip. It seems to be the slippiest track on earth. This is also one reason why many SoCal locals seems to dominate at most other tracks when they go. What class you running in Gary?
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Many SoCal locals seem to dominate? Pudge and BK were fast long before the slippery tracks at SoCal bud.
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Your point, bud?
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Old 06-01-2004, 11:42 PM   #21
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SoCal's slippery surface is just a result of lack of effort by the powers-that-be to make it any better. Spinning tires = worn out tires, which means more sales.

It has nothing to do with any bit of talent that comes out of SoCal.
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your local track is black top soil NOT clay.
it has medium traction NOT tons

gotta keep an eye on you Gary
Compared with SoCal, it has TONS of traction. When I can traction roll both my buggy and truck, I'd call that "tons"
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Old 06-02-2004, 06:46 PM   #23
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loads - yes

tons - no
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