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Old 06-06-2011, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by byohnd
anyone have a good vta starting setup for a tc6?

anyone? id like to hear a good starting point too...
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Old 06-06-2011, 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by rednck21
anyone? id like to hear a good starting point too...
Like most chassis, for VTA, the best suggestion for setups is to run the baseline stock rubber setup form the manual, or whatever baseline "Team" rubber setup is preferred. There is no magic setup for VTA—most guys are running some subtle variation of the stock kit rubber tire setup, then tuning it to their own driving style and preferences.
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Originally Posted by squarehead
Like most chassis, for VTA, the best suggestion for setups is to run the baseline stock rubber setup form the manual, or whatever baseline "Team" rubber setup is preferred. There is no magic setup for VTA—most guys are running some subtle variation of the stock kit rubber tire setup, then tuning it to their own driving style and preferences.
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That is EXACTLY where to start, then dial it in to your driving style and track specifics as Doug indicates.

DO YOURSELF THE BIGGEST FAVOR POSSIBLE, invest a whopping $15 (approximately one entry fee most places) in the XXX-Main chassis setup book and read it/use it. It is, bar none, the best spent money for going faster you can throw down. Helps sort out what causes what, etc, as you're dialing the car in. The time you'll save (and speed you'll gain) by NOT "following the herd" or following well-intentioned but equally inaccurate anecdotal information is immeasurable.

THAT is the VTA "hot setup" for any and every chassis
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Old 06-06-2011, 05:23 PM
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Rules fixed for Challenger
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Old 06-06-2011, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by gofasteddy
little help please, on the front tire how low can I go before it is not legal? I notice my inside front tire goes much faster than the outer and was told as long as I have at least 2-3 lines of treads left I am good, is that a fact?
This is not a hard and fast rule. A lot of tracks/races require at least half front tread at the start of the day. The idea is to keep people from running slicks. Most asphalt tracks around here don't get on people too much because the tires do wear much more on asphalt, and a lot of guys save the old tires from the carpet season for outdoors.
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Originally Posted by robk
Rules fixed for Challenger
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Old 06-06-2011, 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by robk
Rules fixed for Challenger
hmmmm i may have to think about changing brands for VTA lol
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Old 06-07-2011, 08:46 AM
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Im painting mine now...
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How are you guys gearing cyclone tc's? My son has a 109t spur and according to the fdr sheet I need a 66t pinion lol to get a 4.0 fdr. All the HB spurs are really high...think lowest I found was 104t. With it having a 2.4 internal im having a hard time finding a combo to get me at a 4.0 on his car.

Im also curious if I can use a spur from my tc5 in his cyclone.
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You can use spur gears from any number of manufacturers. Try Robinson Racing. www.robinsonracing.com. And you ARE familiar with www.gearchart.com, aren't you ??
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Originally Posted by Flying Monkey
How are you guys gearing cyclone tc's? My son has a 109t spur and according to the fdr sheet I need a 66t pinion lol to get a 4.0 fdr. All the HB spurs are really high...think lowest I found was 104t. With it having a 2.4 internal im having a hard time finding a combo to get me at a 4.0 on his car.

Im also curious if I can use a spur from my tc5 in his cyclone.
1. it can use regular pan can spurs

2. http://www.amainhobbies.com/advanced...&keywords=spur

whole page of hotbodies spurs with small numbers
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Old 06-07-2011, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by JayL
1. it can use regular pan can spurs

2. http://www.amainhobbies.com/advanced...&keywords=spur

whole page of hotbodies spurs with small numbers
thank you. Im not sure what pan can spurs are. I have a few here for my tc5 ill try to see if they match. if not ill order 1 form that list you posted.
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Old 06-07-2011, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Evoracer
You can use spur gears from any number of manufacturers. Try Robinson Racing. www.robinsonracing.com. And you ARE familiar with www.gearchart.com, aren't you ??
ive just been using the 1 i got through the VTA site. But that 1 seems to have more options to use. thank you.
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Trans AM race starts at 6:30 minutes in

the Imsa GTO GTU race starts at 21 minutes in (that's 17.5 21.5 together last week I ran a 10.5 in GTP )

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/15194565
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monkey I have two pan car styled spur gears that wont fit my xray you can have. I think it is a 116 and a 110. If they fit your car you can have them. I will be at hotshots on Wed
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