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Old 04-20-2009, 07:27 AM   #4816
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cool pix......love the cuda looks like a bull out there
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Old 04-20-2009, 07:28 AM   #4817
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Shameless Trans Am racing plug for our first outdoor race here in Chicago. Racing this coming Sunday, April 26th. See post #598 in this rctech thread:

http://www.rctech.net/forum/wisconsi...dge-il-15.html
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Old 04-20-2009, 07:32 AM   #4818
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The "Auto Trader" white number sticker on that blue car. What's the story with that? A sponsor of some sort? Fill us in, please.
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The Auto Trader back in the day was a used car listing magazine.... now it's a website although it might still be in print.

The body and car itself i bought from KevinK via this website. If you look at some of the pics on the main VTA website you can see the car on the grid at Harbor Hobbies i think. Not sure if he made the sticker or bought it... there seem to be a lot of customized decals on the car.

HPI Pro4, great car i highly recommend if you can get a hold of one. Right now i'm having trouble with setup on the low-medium bite concrete. I asked for setup advice in the VTA tuning Q&A if anyone has some ideas.
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Im glad you still have the car. I saw the pictures the body still looks too clean get out there and race more...lol.

The Auto Trader sticker was off of an old Parma sticker sheet.

Set-up whats the car doing....and what do you want it to do.
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The Auto Trader back in the day was a used car listing magazine.... now it's a website although it might still be in print
I knew that but I was wondering if AT was somehow involved in your racing program?
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hey guys, i just picked up a tc3 to start running vta with, can anyone help with a starting carpet setup for a lipo car? i mostly race offroad but am looking forward to giving this a try, any help would be apreciated, thanx Pat
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HPI Pro4, great car i highly recommend if you can get a hold of one. Right now i'm having trouble with setup on the low-medium bite concrete. I asked for setup advice in the VTA tuning Q&A if anyone has some ideas.
PJ's camaro was doing pretty darned well for being loose in the tail....All that fishtailing around kept getting the attention of my Cuda...it took a "bite" of out of his bumper at least twice that I can remember !! Sorry PJ.
I could use similar advice to get the rear of my Tamiya Evo4 glued down too. Not horrible but loose on power entry in to turns. Did more drifting than I like. Lengthened wheelbase by placing spacers ahead of a-arms. That helped. Shocks on second hole from top. 40 weight oil. Yellow sway bars frt/back. Natural concrete surface,no sauce. Suggestions ?
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hey guys, i just picked up a tc3 to start running vta with, can anyone help with a starting carpet setup for a lipo car? i mostly race offroad but am looking forward to giving this a try, any help would be apreciated, thanx Pat
Using the stock TC3 setup as a base, go a bit stiffer in the front, both springs and shock oil. The higher the bite of the carpet, the stiffer you'll have to go. A one-way will help it rotate on tight corners. Lay down the rear shocks one step at a time. You'll probably start loose, so you can mess with stiffness (less), rear ride height (lower) and rear droop (more) to get that under control.

I went from offroad to VTA carpet in one jump myself. The cars don't have monstrous power, so momentum and corner speed are important. Good throttle and brake control are needed, and I think offroad experience helps. It's hard to pin down a setup while you're finding a comfortable driving style, since one really follows the other. Coming from offroad, I'm comfortable with loose, but too loose is slow, so it's become a search for the happy medium. I like to get the front to stick first, then start trying to get the other end to follow it around.
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Ok I just got a HPI Pro4 am had the idea to run this class. Do I have it right to run a lipo I have to run a 21.5 brushless no brushed?? and is there a place near Tampa, FL that runs them???
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Yeah, to run the lipo you have to run the 21.5 brushless motor.
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Using the stock TC3 setup as a base, go a bit stiffer in the front, both springs and shock oil. The higher the bite of the carpet, the stiffer you'll have to go. A one-way will help it rotate on tight corners. Lay down the rear shocks one step at a time. You'll probably start loose, so you can mess with stiffness (less), rear ride height (lower) and rear droop (more) to get that under control.

I went from offroad to VTA carpet in one jump myself. The cars don't have monstrous power, so momentum and corner speed are important. Good throttle and brake control are needed, and I think offroad experience helps. It's hard to pin down a setup while you're finding a comfortable driving style, since one really follows the other. Coming from offroad, I'm comfortable with loose, but too loose is slow, so it's become a search for the happy medium. I like to get the front to stick first, then start trying to get the other end to follow it around.
ditto..I was an off-roader as well and VTA was a perfect class for my driving style...I havent looked back to dirt since...VTA all the way
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cool pix......love the cuda looks like a bull out there
didnt cya there...whats up?
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DARKSIDE for being a former off-roader and being new to VTA, you ran really well at Nat's, it was a blast pitting next to ya

I went straight from 1/18 trucks/buggies (carpet w/jumps) to VTA and I couldn't have asked for a better "introductory" class to 1/10 and touring cars. There are A LOT of kids joining the VTA group now, also. Every one of them ran 1/18 with me (not considering myself a kid though ) and they have all said VTA is a blast. The speeds are just about right for them, and a few of them have started placing decent in the B-Main, even with only a few weeks experience!

Kids these days

I tell ya though, at the rate some of these kids are learning, they're gonna be Mod Touring A-Mainers by the time they can legally drink alcohol!
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good to hear from ya...hope to race you guys some this summer...you didnt have to get any pics or video..it seems that the full results and video/pics are not around?
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