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Old 11-20-2001, 05:04 PM   #1
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Mod Sedan will also now be 5 minutes as well.
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Old 11-20-2001, 05:37 PM   #3
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I'm happy both passed 10 turn mod's are plenty fast enough. With batteries as good as they are today 5min races should be the norm everywhere you race.
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Old 11-20-2001, 05:40 PM   #4
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I wish they'd have allowed foam tires for touring cars on asphalt as well. Rubber tires are WAY too expensive.

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Old 11-20-2001, 08:05 PM   #5
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Rubber expensive? How so? Just browsing tower..........29.99 for one PAIR of mounted foams. Then add in a tire truer........

A set of four mounted rubber tires is $44 to $48.....including wheels, inserts, tire.......etc.

As soon as a foam tire is chunked it is done. Or the rim cracked.....or......or.........

Sorry........do not agree with this.....or even the new rule of running foams on carpet.
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Old 11-20-2001, 08:06 PM   #6
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Old 11-20-2001, 08:06 PM   #7
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...humm I've never run foams on a Sedan, much less on asphalt. But I have run foams on 12th scale on asphalt and I can tell you that if that is any indication of wear there is no way that a set of foams on a Sedan would last nearly as long as a set of rubber tires (e.g. Sorex 36's last up to 25 runs). Add to that the agravation of chunking tires when you hit something, having to true them or your car is tweeked, having to adjust gearing and ride height because of tire diameter changes ....I would HATE to deal with foams on a Sedan on asphalt.

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A bit cheaper......but foams will wear VERY quickly on asphalt in a touring car....stock would be bad.....mod would be worse.
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Foams are fine for carpet.

5 min for mod sed is good. we run 5 at most of the club events in cali

10 turn -> hmmm -> would have liked to have kept it open. We can run sub-10-turn motors with 3000s with no problem.
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Old 11-20-2001, 11:08 PM   #10
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Foams are $29?

PL/Jaco are $17, Treadz are $15 at my LHS
www.superiorhobbies.com

I run them on my gas sedan, they last several weeks....at least ten 5 min runs.

And those are 10 FAST runs. Not one FAST run, a fast run, and good run, then an O.K. run, then 5 decent runs, then trash can.

I can't wait for foam for outdoors. Maybe next year.......lol...pretty sure of it actualy.....
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Were I race, and ten run rubber tire is a FULL second off the pace. Mount a new set and you can prove it with laptimes.

Maybe if you race in a low competition area.......
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hehe......low competition area? nah....left coast here. Hometrack is the '01 ROAR Nats, '01 NORRCA TC World Cup, just down the road is Ripon........and several current and past National Champs call the track home........low competition area.......ummm......no.

On carpet.....foams would be great. Foams on asphalt sucks....it DOES tear them up.

Have you tried any of the newest rubber tire offerings from Team Sorex - they even have 40R's for the 60 minute gas races.
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i'm wondering where this info came about?....................i just looked in the roar site and it doesn't say anything about any rule changes............can you please show me where to look?

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Last summer a race I attented presented to choice of foam vs. rubber tires. Most had Sorex rubber. Warm day, blown off track and good traction. The difference between the two; nothing. The local sponsored guy said he may be 1/10 of a second faster with the foams. Myself, same speed and same number of laps with foam or rubber. Although the foam wore down (plaids and purples) I used the Sorex for just about another 5 to 6 races including practice before the races. Rubber is better in my opinion.
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I like rubber better because it's just more convenient. I don't care about handling as long as everyones equal. Plus, it's more realistic.
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