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Old 01-30-2007, 04:58 AM   #1
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Anyone tried this combo? If so what changes to the setup had to be made to get it to work (steer). Right now I am going with a oneway for the Birds but would like the consistancy of the diff with the drive off the corners of the oneway : thus the spool just don't know if it will turn.

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Old 01-30-2007, 05:08 AM   #2
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I use a spool on carpet with rubbers here in the UK. Running the Mi2EC without turn in issues using LRP Vtec 24R's . The car is setup with 35wt oil all round, 5mm ride front with 25.5mm droop front (measured flat surface to top of thread on axle), 4 degree caster - 1 deg toe out. Rear is 5.5mm, 24.5mm droop and 2 degree toe in.

Car actually can oversteer easilly, I ususualy only run half the front (inner) covered in Corally TC4, full rears. My EC setup can be found on www.rcracechat.com


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Rod- I know that Juho ran a spool at last years DHI with a TC4, so yes, it's been done. I guess all you can do is try it in a practice round . See you SC boys down there.
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I used to run a spool in the JRXS on carpet with rubber tires. Worked great and was fast but it took awhile to get it there.
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Anyone tried this combo? If so what changes to the setup had to be made to get it to work (steer). Right now I am going with a oneway for the Birds but would like the consistancy of the diff with the drive off the corners of the oneway : thus the spool just don't know if it will turn.

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We run spool on carpet with rubber tires. Spool allows you to dive and slide up under people when passing. Oneway is fast but you must be very smooth to be consistant.

Plus its a week away your way behind if you dont know which to run.
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Carpet rubber is going the the same way asphalt is going. Drivers are working on setups and are finding spools can be faster. You may be able to get a few fast laps with a one way but you can get overall faster runs with a spool and the right setup.

Just like on asphalt you can drive harder into corners and use brakes.
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We run spool on carpet with rubber tires. Spool allows you to dive and slide up under people when passing. Oneway is fast but you must be very smooth to be consistant.

Plus its a week away your way behind if you dont know which to run.
A spool car won't win at the birds. Good luck Tony, Wally and Jason.
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Carpet rubber is going the the same way asphalt is going. Drivers are working on setups and are finding spools can be faster. You may be able to get a few fast laps with a one way but you can get overall faster runs with a spool and the right setup.

Just like on asphalt you can drive harder into corners and use brakes.
Haven't been to to many tracks where I needed breakes for stock or 19 turn.
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I can say this.. I have a 1 way way and I drive in real deep with drag brake and at times use foward break in trigger and car is planted...Thats just me I drive it like I stole it..LOL

Like most said set up to your car and driving is key...

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We run spool on carpet with rubber tires. Spool allows you to dive and slide up under people when passing. Oneway is fast but you must be very smooth to be consistant.

Plus its a week away your way behind if you dont know which to run.
Actually I am not behind because it is oneway right now but no matter what if there is a better way I want to explore it. Week or not nothing matters til you get to the actual track you will be racing on. I may like the spool better.

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I run a spool with rubber on carpet and love it. It is the same setup I use outdoors as well. People ask to drive my car and have a hard time with it for they don't know how to drive with a spool. Most here use diffs and occasionally a oneway but just diffs.
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In a previous thread a fella that sounded pretty up on spools posted be advised with a spool you are more likely to break an out drive or bend a dogbone if you hit some thing. And he did mention your more likely to increase lap times with the spool. I think its more for mod racing.
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i have been using a spool and a diff with good results. i went to a oneway and i found its by far the easiest to drive and i am more consistant and faster per lap any one know why?
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One ways IMO as just as easy to drive as dual diffs. Just gotta change the setup to accomodate it.
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