R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-24-2007, 02:13 AM   #1
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 65
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default running a xxx-t on pavement

has any one raced a xxx-t on pavement?
azfabguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2007, 08:47 PM   #2
Tech Master
 
tfrahm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Missouri
Posts: 1,026
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to tfrahm
Default

Yes -- for a couple of years a local club held parking lot races, and in addition to racing my sedans in stock and mod, I ran my XXX-T in "gearbox"/truck class...

Very simple mods really make a HUGE difference.

Get a set of XXX BUGGY shocks on eBay or somewhere, and use those in place of the truck shocks. This instantly lowers the truck to about 3/8" ground clearance for much improved cornering.

Get a set of LOSI T-90 "Street" tires (Red compound) and put them on all 4 corners. These tires are wider than offroad tires and MUCH lower profile -- really helps with cornering. They have far better traction than Proline or other "street" tires.

That's it. That setup took me to more than my share of A-Main wins!
__________________
"If you cannot win, make the one ahead of you break the record."
Biff Racing Team #420 (Ah... The "good old days"...)
The local indoor Offroad Track: The RC Race Barn
TLR22-3.0, TLR22T-2.0, TLR22SCT-1.0
tfrahm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2007, 01:36 AM   #3
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 65
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

i just put fuel tube in the shocks to limit them. made zero degree rear arm mounts, a direct drive to replace the slipper, and new caster blocks to have the steering stand up. i also am running the panther slicks. going to try to road course this week with it...
azfabguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2007, 10:24 PM   #4
Tech Master
 
tfrahm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Missouri
Posts: 1,026
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to tfrahm
Default

If you use fuel tubing to limit shock travel, it is vital that you use a LOSI shock matching tool... Racing onroad makes even TINY differences between shocks a HUGE issue -- it creates "tweak" and the truck will push when you turn one direction and spin out when you go the other. When I want to do any serious limiting, I don't like fuel tubing for that reason -- I use the plastic spacer from old LOSI shock cartridges (they are about 1/4" and every one is IDENTICAL) and/or the 'A' or 'B' spacers that come with new cartridges for the same reason.

I also really prefer the T90 tires because of the extra width (widest tire I ever found) and their low profile. Racing onroad taller tires tend to "roll under" when cornering, causing handling problems -- I've seen a lot of trucks with tall slicks traction roll in the turns due to the extra tire diameter.

Having said all that, it sounds like you should be close to a good setup, and if this is your first time out, you'll spend more time adjusting your driving style to onroad than worrying about "setups". Onroad is all about smooooth, flowing style -- "slow is fast" on the "twisty bits", since holding a smooth, tight line and carrying momentum is more important that anything.

Just have fun, because I can tell you that you are in for some serious FUN!
__________________
"If you cannot win, make the one ahead of you break the record."
Biff Racing Team #420 (Ah... The "good old days"...)
The local indoor Offroad Track: The RC Race Barn
TLR22-3.0, TLR22T-2.0, TLR22SCT-1.0
tfrahm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2007, 04:00 AM   #5
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 65
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

i built a t2 10 years ago for oval racing. i got back into it with my son. i want to run foams but i haven't found any of the truck donuts that i could mount. i have the truck balance very close. i need to play with the gearing now.
azfabguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2007, 04:03 AM   #6
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 65
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

i think the rtr body might throw the competition off
azfabguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2007, 08:22 PM   #7
Tech Master
 
tfrahm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Missouri
Posts: 1,026
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to tfrahm
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by azfabguy
i want to run foams but i haven't found any of the truck donuts that i could mount.
Check out

http://www.rc4less.com/

They have dirt oval foams, and I think they also sell just the foam donuts...

Yep -- I just checked -- here's the link to their Truck Foam Donuts:
http://rc4less.safeshopper.com/9/cat9.htm?2682

I've run their 10th scale and 12th scale pancar foams on carpet and they are GREAT. Their dirt oval tires have gotten rave reviews over on HobbyTalk.
__________________
"If you cannot win, make the one ahead of you break the record."
Biff Racing Team #420 (Ah... The "good old days"...)
The local indoor Offroad Track: The RC Race Barn
TLR22-3.0, TLR22T-2.0, TLR22SCT-1.0
tfrahm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2007, 09:20 PM   #8
Tech Elite
 
D Hunt 3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Durand, IL / Platteville, WI
Posts: 2,225
Trader Rating: 11 (100%+)
Send a message via MSN to D Hunt 3
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by azfabguy
i built a t2 10 years ago for oval racing. i got back into it with my son. i want to run foams but i haven't found any of the truck donuts that i could mount. i have the truck balance very close. i need to play with the gearing now.
Go to Rematch Racing in my sig, go to products, and then Gone Bananas. They're a foam tire company for trucks.

David
D Hunt 3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2007, 09:28 PM   #9
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 65
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

thanks guys!! that is exactly what i wanted!!
azfabguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
buggy on the pavement AK-driver Nitro Off-Road 5 05-01-2008 10:37 AM
tc4 pavement setup solardragon Rookie Zone 3 09-04-2007 08:18 AM
FS pavement pounder rusty....... iluvmud R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 7 08-17-2007 06:28 PM
Pavement Characteristics chicagokenji Electric On-Road 4 07-01-2007 10:03 PM
Pavement Oval Setup for a XXX-S Team R Oval, Larger Scales and More 6 05-10-2004 03:27 AM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 03:34 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net