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Old 12-24-2003, 08:06 AM
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Originally posted by Randman
So are you going to make the 2 day race? Jason Erthracter and I are propably gonna carpool up there and get a hotel, just want to know if there will be anyone else I know racing.
I doubt if the wife will let me get away for 2 days of racing. Might be able to go watch the mains and help you guys out...
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Old 12-24-2003, 08:23 AM
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anyone got a good stock rubber carpet setup to share?
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Old 12-24-2003, 09:33 AM
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Originally posted by rc-zombies
That's what I was told...haven't had to try the set-up yet...but soon..
softer for carpet? That's a new one on me unless it just has no bite.
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Originally posted by R/C Anonymous
anyone got a good stock rubber carpet setup to share?
take my carpet setup and drop your oil weight to 80wt.
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Originally posted by rc-zombies
I doubt if the wife will let me get away for 2 days of racing. Might be able to go watch the mains and help you guys out...
Jason has a hot setup for the track, so we'll be set there. I just gotta decide what class I'm gonna run, stock and 19t run rubber, whereas mod runs foam... I've never run carpet with rubber before, but wouldn't it be slicker than asphault?
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Originally posted by rc-zombies
That's what I was told...haven't had to try the set-up yet...but soon..
I dunno about that one man, seems backwards...
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Old 12-24-2003, 10:21 AM
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Originally posted by Randman
Jason has a hot setup for the track, so we'll be set there. I just gotta decide what class I'm gonna run, stock and 19t run rubber, whereas mod runs foam... I've never run carpet with rubber before, but wouldn't it be slicker than asphault?
Actually..no... lot of traction with rubber tires. Sorex 23 or 27's work very well. especially with the TQ Orange traction compound.
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Originally posted by rc-zombies
Actually..no... lot of traction with rubber tires. Sorex 23 or 27's work very well. especially with the TQ Orange traction compound.
Have you ever run at SoCal, if so, how would the traction be in comparism?
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Originally posted by rc-zombies
Actually..no... lot of traction with rubber tires. Sorex 23 or 27's work very well. especially with the TQ Orange traction compound.
I thought you all was running foams on carpet...I used take of 27s and they were just fine. I don't like soft tires, it takes away speed for me and I need all the help I can get. I like rubber tires on carpet better than foams.
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Originally posted by ImGoinRCn
I thought you all was running foams on carpet...I used take of 27s and they were just fine. I don't like soft tires, it takes away speed for me and I need all the help I can get. I like rubber tires on carpet better than foams.
I'm just the opposite, I actually run softer tires than most, helps me dive the car into the corners while racing, I wish that the stock or 19t class ran foams, my mind would already be made up if that was the case...
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softer for carpet?
From my experience, just like asphalt no 2 carpet tracks are the same. Be prepared to try soft through firm.
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Originally posted by Randman
I'm just the opposite, I actually run softer tires than most, helps me dive the car into the corners while racing, I wish that the stock or 19t class ran foams, my mind would already be made up if that was the case...
Did you use to run sedan at that old slot track in el cajon? The trick there was to use mixed tires- sorex 28 in front and sorex 20 in back. This prevented traction rolling in the corners and gave extra stability on and off power. It wasn't the best conditions for sedan Another carpet track I went to worked great with same compounds (softs) and another track was so bad you could only get one good run out of rubber tires before you had to put on a new set otherwise the car was crap. It's all relative, but you're right- foams would be better
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Originally posted by Randman
I'm just the opposite, I actually run softer tires than most, helps me dive the car into the corners while racing, I wish that the stock or 19t class ran foams, my mind would already be made up if that was the case...
so you guys are running rubber tires on carpet, not foams...
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Originally posted by MikeR
Did you use to run sedan at that old slot track in el cajon? The trick there was to use mixed tires- sorex 28 in front and sorex 20 in back. This prevented traction rolling in the corners and gave extra stability on and off power. It wasn't the best conditions for sedan Another carpet track I went to worked great with same compounds (softs) and another track was so bad you could only get one good run out of rubber tires before you had to put on a new set otherwise the car was crap. It's all relative, but you're right- foams would be better
I actually only ran sedan once there in practice, it was just too small for sedans. I was really into 1/12 scale there though, that was a blast!
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Originally posted by ImGoinRCn
so you guys are running rubber tires on carpet, not foams...
For stock and 19t it is rubber, for mod it is foams. This is just for the Northwest Champs though.
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