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Old 07-29-2007, 10:20 AM   #1
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I am after some help i have raced RC since i was 14 (now 27!!!) and have always loved TC's but not at the mo!!

I had my best races with the HPI PRO 3 as it was planted and some pepole said my car was pushey??? but i had lots of grip and never lost the rear end.

However i cant get to rip with the new breed of cars!! i just can not get any grip at the rear so i am not likeing my racing at all and have infact i am thinking of giving up but just thought i would ask what people are racing and what the rear grip is like.

Its daft i know but i just cant find a car to suit my driving (pushey i belive it is!!!) so any help would be cool

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Old 07-29-2007, 10:26 AM   #2
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Frankie,

The most common reason why a car runs poorly is because of bad tires. Some people make the mistake of thinking that if a tire shows no visable damage then it must still be good. That is not the case, tires only work their best for "x" amount of runs, then lose some performance.

Are you using traction compounds, are you using the right body style, Mazda 6 works great for outside rubber tire, have you compaired your setup with other racers?

The more info you give, the better help we can be.

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I have been using control tyers in most races and the same shells?? last time i ran was at the biws, the cr would jsut not go round a corner the back would just step out and it was ment to be on the same set up as other cars !!!!!!!!!
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so what car are you using? And what exactly is the control tire?


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i have had lots of cars and cant get any grip out of them i know its me but dont know what to do thats why i am looking at what cars peopole use and what car has the best rear end grip

i have had

HPI pro 3 Fab!

Xray FK 04 good grip

Pro 4 ok

Xray FK 05 bad

Xray t2 Bad

Xray 2007 bad

Cyclone Bad

see what i mean
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i have had lots of cars and cant get any grip out of them i know its me but dont know what to do thats why i am looking at what cars peopole use and what car has the best rear end grip

i have had

HPI pro 3 Fab!

Xray FK 04 good grip

Pro 4 ok

Xray FK 05 bad

Xray t2 Bad

Xray 2007 bad

Cyclone Bad

see what i mean
You must be doing something wrong when building your cars.

Xray FK 05

Xray t2 (I have 2 and both handle great)

Xray 2007

Cyclone

All proven winners and great cars. Tires are about 70% of handling on a car as stated earlier. See what is the hot tire at your track. Get a new set of tires and your car should work well.
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Old 07-29-2007, 11:42 AM   #7
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It sounds like you are really experienced, but what have you done from the stock setup to get the rear end to hook? Softer springs, changed shock oil, altered droop, different foam inserts, etc?

I would go post your setup in the thread for whatever car you are using and ask for help.
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Old 07-29-2007, 11:55 AM   #8
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i dont have a tc at the mo fot rid of all of them due to my probs!!!! but am looking at geting a new one will post then
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All those cars will handle well, you just gotta play with the setup, you've owned an Xray so read the setup book that came with the car, say what you will about the T2/T2'007 but that book is the best setup book around.
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