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Old 04-01-2007, 04:24 PM
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theres a new hobby shop in town (only one in town)and we are looking at how much it would cost to make a carpet track in the back (weve got a small concrete track that we spray with sugar water but thats to much mantaince) i was wondering what type of carpet to use if theres a specific brand etc. and if any knows off hand how much a square foot? thanks
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hey thanks do you think theres a difference in quality from at a hardware store?
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i haven't yet seen ozite carpet in hardware store just at crc website
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hey thanks do you think theres a difference in quality from at a hardware store?
Most likely yes
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The short and sweet answer:

Yes, you could probably race on some carpet other than the Ozite sold by CRC (I myself have done so).

Yes, it would probably be less expensive.

However, it is VERY likely that a carpet other than CRC Ozite will have worse traction characteristics than Ozite.

And it is also VERY likely that running something other than Ozite will make people less inclined to race at your track.

The bottom line is, everybody everywhere is using Ozite, meaning that most car design, setups, and so on are all based on the traction characteristics of Ozite. Using something else may work, but it's probably worth doing whatever you can to get Ozite.
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so is that the only place that sells Ozite? and i hadnt got to fully check out the site but what kind of tires would be best rubber?,foam?,still kinda new to all this how big are most indoor race tracks?
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I have also heard of a surface called RCP. I haven't ran on it but suposedly it is similar to ozite. Molzery Mowery Racing has a race coming up that is using that surface. Try to contact them and get some more details. They have a thread going in the Minnesota/North Dakota forum for the race that you could check out.
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is that like the stuff you see at like day cares just not differnt colors????like little rubber mats basically?
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also how much are your normal wekend races cost were you race at ? basically the owner wants me and a couple guys to figure out what we want and when we want races ,and also track layouts so im trying to get some ideas
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Originally Posted by supradude
is that like the stuff you see at like day cares just not differnt colors????like little rubber mats basically?
Yes - RCP tracks are like foam-rubber mats. The benefit of this type of track is that you can pack it up when you are done, however, don't expect too much from it as a race surface. It's really meant for those that are looking at setting-up a temp surface - and usually used for mini-z races.

As for your question on what type of tires people use on Ozite - both rubber and foam are used.

Tracks vary in size depending on the amount of space you have. I would call CRC and ask them their recomendations based on the space that you have. I know their own track is not very large - which may give you some tips.
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