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Old 01-24-2019, 03:54 PM
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Open cell in back. No foams in front on a 2 wheeler.

Carpet tires hard enough you don’t need harder foams and the fronts
with foams make the tire suck and feel weird.
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Old 01-29-2019, 04:04 AM
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Hey guys, i just got into carpet buggies and some how ended up with both a used YZ2 CA with exotek direct drive, gull front end, trinity 17.5 motor, HW 60a ESC a savox servo and lay down trans setup

I also just got in a trade a Xray XB2 2017 with a Fantom 13.5 120a HW esc and also a savox servo and also the exotex direct drive

My question is, which is the better car over all, i haven't driven the xray yet but i have the yz and i like but i have no real comparison .

I know they are both older and probably not as competitive as the new offerings but tbh i don't plan on racing much, so i do find it funny i ended up with 2 carpet buggies...lol

So thoughts?
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Old 01-29-2019, 10:03 AM
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Those that are running the B6, have you run weights up front from brass bulkhead, servo and esc weights. Is there a benefit for using weight in bulkhead over esc or servo? Are you running all or just one spot? Im trying to decide which weights to try first as oppose to buy them all and seeing what I like. Wonder if the geometry will be different running same weight but different location.
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Old 01-29-2019, 06:13 PM
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Default 2nd Annual Top Gun Carpet Off Road Shootout at SBRC/The rug

We would like to thank everyone that came out and joined us for our 2nd Annual Top Gun Carpet Off Road Shootout. We had a record crowd for our facility with 104 entries, 19 heats, and 18 mains! Head over to https://m.facebook.com/SBRCHobbies/ for our results, podium, and race pictures!
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Old 01-30-2019, 05:00 AM
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Originally Posted by rsxskyd View Post
Those that are running the B6, have you run weights up front from brass bulkhead, servo and esc weights. Is there a benefit for using weight in bulkhead over esc or servo? Are you running all or just one spot? Im trying to decide which weights to try first as oppose to buy them all and seeing what I like. Wonder if the geometry will be different running same weight but different location.
Answered you post on the B6 thread
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Old 02-21-2019, 02:07 PM
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carpet racers.. carpet track SCVRC I race at close down so all my brand new stash of carpet tires are for sale or for trade.
check it. TRADE/SELL: NIP Carpet Tires/Inserts FOR NIP Clay Tires

This is SCVRC carpet track that closed down.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahpUFxpo-ac
Thats where I went when I lived in LA. Class facility with parts for all of the popular cars, will be a huge loss.
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Here's the thing...being essentially a slick, they don't have that violent rip out of the corners that a pinned tire has - only makes sense. With that said, on gray ozite, they don't over power the front staggered ribs either. I found that on our ozite, with pinned rears, the extreme push was intolerable.

The most important attribute about this combination is that it creates an extremely balanced chassis in terms of grip. Almost as important, they wear like iron and DO NOT change as they wear like a pinned tire - very, very consistent. You get a very slight push, with the rear locked it, but at extreme high speed 180's a gentle and controllable four wheel slide - no traction rolling at all. Very, very nice to drive.

Be mindful that I'm talking about old school gray ozite, I have no experience running the Venom 88's on any other surface. If this is your surface, I've not run a more balanced combo, and I've tried most every rubber tire I can find. Standard fare slicks like JC Smoothies, ProLine Primes, AKA Slicks...all work well, but the carcasses are too thin for longevity in my opinion - like running on a balloon after a few runs.

Venon 88's in white compound
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Does it matter which way you run them as long as it is the same left to right as they look directional. I would guess the "T" section should be to the rear if that makes sense.
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Noob question: people refer to "black carpet" & "grey carpet" as if the color determines traction characteristics. Yet I could easily imagine tracks having identical surfaces in different colors. Is there some kind of purpose-made carpet for r/c tracks that comes in certain colors depending on composition or something?
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The Grey carpet is an older version of the CRC racing carpet it works very well. The Black carpet is a newer version of the CRC carpet, this rug offers higher traction. That is why you see racers using different setups on each rug and specifying which rug is being used.
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Noob question: people refer to "black carpet" & "grey carpet" as if the color determines traction characteristics. Yet I could easily imagine tracks having identical surfaces in different colors. Is there some kind of purpose-made carpet for r/c tracks that comes in certain colors depending on composition or something?
I believe it's a generic reference to two common carpet types. If you look at generic "Gray Ozite" and generic "Black Ozite" closely, they have slightly different pile and base stitching forms. That being said, you could find places that would sell you either type in a lot of different colors.
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