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Old 03-15-2005, 07:23 AM   #12796
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Geppetto... the springs you are running.. are those yokomo or rayspeed? (green front, yellow rear)
They are Yokomo springs. However, I'm considering trying out the Rayspeed spring setup.
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Old 03-15-2005, 07:55 AM   #12797
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SPOOL.

On our track, which is fast and open the spool works great. This weekend we are on a track layout with lots of interconnected corners so I have put the one way up front again since we don't need to use brakes in 23 turn which I run in.

I will keep the spool in my son's mod TC4 because he needs brakes.

I didn't change the set up at all between spool and one way. It's still as it was.

TYRES.

The tyre manufacturers have gone and complicated matters again. These are our findings.

The quickest tyre for about 2 minutes is the Sorex 24, followed closely by the Sorex 28. You should get a good consistant 5 minute run in stock with it, but you will be lucky if you can be as quick at 4.5 minutes as you were in the first minute in mod with them.

Take Off CS22. Almost as good as Sorex 24 in the first couple of minutes in mod. Better than the Sorex after 3 minutes. You can do 3 five minute races in mod with little deterioration in race pace and lap times.

RP24. Not as quick as the TakeOff CS22 anywhere. More like a Take Off CS27 in performance. We've done 2 or 3 runs with them and they have stayed consistant but are slower than the CS22, so wewill be sticking to the CS22 for the time being.

POWERS PJ22. Everybody that I have spoken to who has tested these says they are the quickest tyres yet. They have the grip of the Sorex 24 and the endurance of the CS22. We haven't tried them ourselves yet so I am only going on heresay, but I have some sets on the way so I will know soon.

Has anyone done any serious testing with these brands yet?
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Old 03-15-2005, 07:58 AM   #12798
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The car will retire at the peak of its glory... My FK05 is already ordered. back to belts!

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What on earth posessed you. If I was going to a new belt drive car I would go for one that's winning somewhere every weekend in Europe, namely the Corally RDX.

Or you could wait for the new Yoke. You have lots of spares.
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Old 03-15-2005, 08:09 AM   #12799
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The RP'S are suppose to be just like the Sorex tire. We will be ruuning them this weekend @ Speedworld if it doesn't rain.
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Old 03-15-2005, 10:11 AM   #12800
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yeah, and his Integy packs were just as good as anything else
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Old 03-15-2005, 11:00 AM   #12801
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jaybee, hope you didn't go drop a bunch of money on unproven tires. the rp's are new to Fantasy World, and while the rubber may be the same as a sorex, the inserts are hard as hell and don't have any air gap. if you go run elesroc or 4 seasons where the track as tons of traction (as oppose to artifical traction, - grape soda), then the rp's should be just fine. it has taken many years and lots of money but the sorex 32' and 36's when really hot, with the yok 039f or hpi inserts is what works. also the ing tire in a 32 works great also. thats what korey used to tq and win 19t last year at FW's two day race, and i think he ran the same tire both days, and in 19t and mod.
Your hope is confirmed, I just bought one set of the RP-30's. For new tyres I've already got 11 sets between Yokes, Sorex, Take-offs and RP. Plus Andrew suggested some foam traction compound for FW this year; he ran it last year and he had mad grip.

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Old 03-17-2005, 01:07 AM   #12802
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I have 3 hole Yokomo pistons in one set of shocks with 450 oil and it seems to work in most cases and I also tried 3 hole Rayspeed ones (in another set of shocks) with the same oil but it was way to soft so switched back.

Just wondering what weight oil do ppl think I should go up to with the 3 hole Rayspeed pistons to get a similar action to the 3 hole Yokes with 450 oil?

I'm guessing 600?
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Old 03-17-2005, 06:32 AM   #12803
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Hey guys, I just bought a SSG SD last night. I wanted to know what are the spare parts ya'll recommend or think that might weaken or break? And what modifications should I make to the car?
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Old 03-17-2005, 06:38 AM   #12804
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Get the wide bumper and Heavy Duty arms. Everything else is pretty good.
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Even the stock arms are fine... front wide bumper is a must-have! Maybe C-hubs and front spindles...

Besides that, a set of steel or Ti front bones and you're set!

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Graphite Parts are preety cool and improves the handling very much.

Use a rear damper stay in front or try some from other tuners.

Don't install the middle deck, isn't necessary.

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Thanks for the really fast response. I will have about 5 sets of chubs, knuckles, and arms. I'm going to run the one-way up front, so should I stock up on gears. Speedtech has about 6 different shim sizes and each pack cost $5. What are the sizes that I would need the most to do the transmission?

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yeah, and his Integy packs were just as good as anything else
Yeah, I forgot about that... oops I think he's back to running those Integy packs and motors again.

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*SD bump* SD thread nearly on page 3 and yet the BD isn't even out and it's still on page one *end bump*
I would try the 600 or 650 wt. or just get the RaySpeed #2s.
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Thanks for the really fast response. I will have about 5 sets of chubs, knuckles, and arms. I'm going to run the one-way up front, so should I stock up on gears. Speedtech has about 6 different shim sizes and each pack cost $5. What are the sizes that I would need the most to do the transmission?

thanks
Yokomo has a part with assorted shims for the bevel gears, ZC-S80 for the shims behind the bevel gear and ZC-100S for shims to position the diffs. Each pack has several each of the different size shims.
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