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Old 05-01-2003, 09:54 PM   #31
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I think that might be taking things tooo far. Do the things listed above and it will help as much as anything. If you race foam tires you will chunk them at some point. Trim the tires down and watch that wheel well.
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What do you guys think about running rubber tires on carpet?
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I think he problem is your bodyshell.

On the pictures there is a large gap between the foam bumper and the shell. The foam bumper might as well not be there.
What happens is you clip a track marking. The shell bends (also the cause of paint loss) and the front corner of the wheelarch stabs the centre of the tyre.
I agree with this statement.

Otherwise I'd say keep off the boards.
An indoor track I race at has small screws holding the track borders together, if you ran over the heads of these screws with chemically softened tyres, it's likely that they may chunk too.
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Rubber tires are about a second a lap slower than foam tires on most tracks. Carpet or asphalt.
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What can I do to "fill that gap" so the body won't hit my tire as easily?
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Make a custom front bumper using the Parma Bumper stuff. Make it so the bumper meets the front inside part of the body. You should be able to get it at your LHS if not they can order it for you.
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Thanks, i've actually got a ton of those bumper strips. I was using them to protect my body, I had no idea that they could protect my tires aswell!

Thanks again for the tip.
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