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Old 11-02-2011, 01:01 PM
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sorry rcj I read straight and thought of a long stretch like full length of the track and yeah marshals always seem to be hard to come by for some reason.
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yeah the thing about the cross over... we had a young kid (6-8) come over after karate practice just to look at the place while we were setting up the new track and took my buggy and was easily making it over the cross over. even less experienced drivers were making the cross over fine. the more experienced ones who wanted to go as fast as they could had the most difficult time with it.
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What are you carpet stadium truck drivers doing for travel? Running full travel or limiting it down? I want to get rid of some of mine, I think. Ordering up some limiters, but going to start with tubing for now. Doesn't matter much for the next few days, still no power here and at the track anyway
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i run full travel, but thats just me. i would suggest limiting them and ppl use fuel tube or just plastic spacers below the piston

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What are you carpet stadium truck drivers doing for travel? Running full travel or limiting it down? I want to get rid of some of mine, I think. Ordering up some limiters, but going to start with tubing for now. Doesn't matter much for the next few days, still no power here and at the track anyway
i have a t4 and im running the stock amount of spacers that the manual calls for. if you clip a pipe with the shocks limited it will make the truck flip easier and it gives the truck a bouncey and unpredictable ride in my opinion.
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yeah the thing about the cross over... we had a young kid (6-8) come over after karate practice just to look at the place while we were setting up the new track and took my buggy and was easily making it over the cross over. even less experienced drivers were making the cross over fine. the more experienced ones who wanted to go as fast as they could had the most difficult time with it.


It's not so much making the jump across the gap that's hard, it's the throughway below it - blind spots and then guys plain old hitting the sides of the cross over! Don't let me discourage you, try it - you'll see after a while if it works for your club or not(maybe it'll be great!?).
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the issue isnt the view. we dont have super huge jumps or anything and the way we set it up was so that it jumped from left to right on an mellow angle and then under went from left to right sharp so you could see everything. guys didnt want a landing in case they came up short... the lane was 4 feet that you had to cross with a stacked jump to insure clearance even starting 3-5 feet from dead stop. after landing it was a landing and about 10 feet then hard right... we took the jump out and everyone was bottoming out and then would roll because the car was turned as the shocks rebounded and pushed it over. If you landed on the downside it was fine and took no speed to clear. ill post a pic. anyways it was not difficult to see they just had a rough time doing it... at first. It was a practice night and they never drove the track and then got ticked when they couldnt just get it instantly.
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pick of our cross... and the pick cuts out after the jump, but edge of disc at end of pipe was 7 feet.
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the issue isnt the view. we dont have super huge jumps or anything and the way we set it up was so that it jumped from left to right on an mellow angle and then under went from left to right sharp so you could see everything. guys didnt want a landing in case they came up short... the lane was 4 feet that you had to cross with a stacked jump to insure clearance even starting 3-5 feet from dead stop. after landing it was a landing and about 10 feet then hard right... we took the jump out and everyone was bottoming out and then would roll because the car was turned as the shocks rebounded and pushed it over. If you landed on the downside it was fine and took no speed to clear. ill post a pic. anyways it was not difficult to see they just had a rough time doing it... at first. It was a practice night and they never drove the track and then got ticked when they couldnt just get it instantly.
i was never down to the track while the crossover was there, i just heard about it from everyone else. it doesnt look to bad in the pic, i wouldnt mind giving it a try.
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well when it is my turn to put the track up again i may just do a cross over. it would be ideal to have a clear lid for the cross over, but it is not really practical, because it would sit in the corner 95% of the time.
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well when it is my turn to put the track up again i may just do a cross over. it would be ideal to have a clear lid for the cross over, but it is not really practical, because it would sit in the corner 95% of the time.
I have a few ideas that might work, I will talk to you friday.
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Guys I got the diff rebuild kit from AE to fix my skipping problem and I want to rebuild it with fluid instead of grease. Any suggestions? I have 5 and 2k, but will get whatever will work best on a carpet track.
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Guys I got the diff rebuild kit from AE to fix my skipping problem and I want to rebuild it with fluid instead of grease. Any suggestions? I have 5 and 2k, but will get whatever will work best on a carpet track.
A ball diff would be best but from what I've seen you will want something thick, maybe 10000wt. Some guys at our track are even running a grease and fluid mix, it makes the grease just runy enough to stay on the gears but thick enough to make sure you still get power to the ground if your inside tire has the weight off it.
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Well I plan on getting a ball diff, but like to make do with what I have to get some laps down.
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