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Old 01-28-2022, 11:08 AM
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There is some things in this that are NOT good advice. I would advise people to be careful following some of this info.
thats a weird statement.... why you say this?
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Old 01-28-2022, 11:13 AM
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if you looking for some GT12 action... come see us in Feb

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Old 01-28-2022, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by DARKSIDE View Post
thats a weird statement.... why you say this?
Especially when staying so vague and only saying that "some things in this are not good advice", instead of telling people what exactly is supposedly wrong.
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Old 01-28-2022, 01:03 PM
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Especially when staying so vague and only saying that "some things in this are not good advice", instead of telling people what exactly is supposedly wrong.
yeah it kinda lost me...and I know Beave, his car was very fast and smooth at the ROAR race this past weekend... he finished 2nd behind multi-National Champion John Barron, and even took TQ and fast lap at times over the weekend

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so he knows his stuff....
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Old 01-28-2022, 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by DARKSIDE View Post
yeah it kinda lost me...and I know Beave, his car was very fast and smooth at the ROAR race this past weekend... he finished 2nd behind multi-National Champion John Barron, and even took TQ and fast lap at times over the weekend

https://apexraceway.liverc.com/resul...sult&id=419019

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Thanks Batman. It's not the word of 1/12 setup but it has been what I've been doing to help smooth out some of our fellow apex racers cars. A large majority of my knowledge comes from the 1/12 & F1 setup book Jan helped create. We're not doing anything crazy with the cars, just making them easy to drive. The original post I responded to was for a person who said their car was difficult to drive, a large majority of people say it's because of the spool but there are some different methods to make it work. John has definitely helped with some setup but anyone who races at Apex knows we're very open to what we're doing to help encourage the class and keep it competitive. Many of people have came over and dropped their cars off at John's desk whom I sit next to, there's no secret tricks to setup. Set the front end, check for tweak, make it derivable then go from there.
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Originally Posted by DirkW View Post
Especially when staying so vague and only saying that "some things in this are not good advice", instead of telling people what exactly is supposedly wrong.
I didn't intend to turn it into an argument so I didn't talk about specifics, I just wanted to caution people who come here and read things that not all posts are the gospel.

One example though - telling people to never glue the front tires is awful advice. Gluing the front tires is one of the easiest ways to make these cars more drivable for the majority of people. Not only will it often make the cars easier to drive but it will also make them easier to drive from the start which is what many struggle with in this class.

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Old 01-28-2022, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by DARKSIDE View Post
yeah it kinda lost me...and I know Beave, his car was very fast and smooth at the ROAR race this past weekend... he finished 2nd behind multi-National Champion John Barron, and even took TQ and fast lap at times over the weekend
Excuse me sir, but I took TQ 😉
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Old 01-28-2022, 02:16 PM
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Excuse me sir, but I took TQ 😉
LOL...FACT!!!...but he was on or had it at one point... overall yes you took TQ...lol... what you doing over here anyway...
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Originally Posted by DARKSIDE View Post
LOL...FACT!!!...but he was on or had it at one point... overall yes you took TQ...lol... what you doing over here anyway...
I did post the only 11.6 all weekend though
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In the time I've run the class, I've noticed any one of 10 different ways people go about a setup, and I think that's the cool thing to me... there isn't one specific formula for success. Locally, we have guys running spools, gear diffs, ball diffs, different chassis, setups, etc..

I'm currently running a ball diff in my Schumacher, and not because the spool couldn't work, but rather the ball diff helped with our tight track layout as well as the bumps that our temporary track has. Our surface is pretty unique, but everyone's has their quirks. I guess my point is, absorb the info you see here and test, test, test! Don't be afraid to find what works for you.

I gotta get to TN at some point and try my hand at some Apex GT12!
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I would probably listen to what kave has to say, he's tested more than any 5 of everyone else on here combined.. and won 1 of the A's at the indoor champs in this class. For guys set in their ways, so be it. For guys looking for knowledge to be gained, would pay attention to his posts
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Old 01-28-2022, 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Racermac73 View Post
I would probably listen to what kave has to say, he's tested more than any 5 of everyone else on here combined.. and won 1 of the A's at the indoor champs in this class. For guys set in their ways, so be it. For guys looking for knowledge to be gained, would pay attention to his posts
Agreed, he's been racing 12th longer than many have been racing period

DARKSIDE I dunno, I think I took a wrong turn somewhere. Beave hasn't beat my 11.511 legitimately yet. I'm ready to see how things go this weekend tho!
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Old 01-29-2022, 07:17 PM
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What's a good spur and pinion range to start with?
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What's a good spur and pinion range to start with?
72-68 spur & 46-52 pinion depending on motor I run a 21.5 at 48/72 and I might gear up!
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