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Old 08-16-2011, 08:38 PM   #12151
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maybe I had a bad rim or least bad spot on the rim. Be nice to be able to save that extra money spent on rims each time. 3-4 race days tires are bald so gets kinda expensive lol
Do you guys run 2 hour enduro races??? I just replaced my tires after a year of racing. Not because they were totally bald, just thought it was time for a new set.
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:20 PM   #12152
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Do you guys run 2 hour enduro races??? I just replaced my tires after a year of racing. Not because they were totally bald, just thought it was time for a new set.
lol no. Just 3 6 min heats and a 8 min main on asphalt.

Ill take a pic of 1 race day front tires tomorrow.
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:23 PM   #12153
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I have heard that you don't even have to soak it in acetone. Just put it in a sealed container with the fumes from the acetone all around it, but leave it in there for like 24hours or more.

Not my experience just something I read.

As far as spoilers go it would be great if someone would make aftermarket spoilers for the shells that don't have them. As far as home made ones go, I was thinking about a pencil rule. Make your own lip spoiler from heating sheet lexan with a heat gun and then bending it to the angle you need. Attach it to the rear deck of the shell. Set a wooden school pencil on the base of the spoiler and the lip cannot extend higher than the width of the pencil. Just a thought.
Im not a big mustang fan so not sure on if they actually had them on 1:1 or not. Kinda think its part of choosing certain bodies. You get 1 with or without a spoiler. I do know that a mustang can be set up REALLy good....look at TCD's car. Always runs a mustang body and look at him race lol
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:12 AM   #12154
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Ok guys sorry if this as been gone over time and time again.

I just got a TC5F and want to set it up for VTA races. Mind if I pick you brains to get started. Best set ups? Motors? Hardwear? Tires? From what I've read the body is just want ever you like(65-74)?
Forgot to say I'll be running outside on blacktop parking lot.

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Ok guys sorry if this as been gone over time and time again.

I just got a TC5F and want to set it up for VTA races. Mind if I pick you brains to get started. Best set ups? Motors? Hardwear? Tires? From what I've read the body is just want ever you like(65-74)?
Forgot to say I'll be running outside on blacktop parking lot.

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Motor and tires are class dictated in the rules. Set up, a good start is the stock rubber set up and adjust to your style from there.
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Motor and tires are class dictated in the rules. Set up, a good start is the stock rubber set up and adjust to your style from there.
Are there any El Camano bodies out there?
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Are there any El Camano bodies out there?
Yes, but they aren't legal.

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Old 08-17-2011, 12:32 PM   #12158
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Are there any El Camano bodies out there?
I don't think so. They aren't USVTA legal. On the very first page of this thread there is a list of approved bodies plus all the other class rules. It's a fun class, you will love it.
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And if you aren't running by the rules, you aren't running VTA.!.!.!
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and don't paint it wrong otherwise....ya youll have fun
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1 thing I noticed also when I tried TCD's 70 mustang body with my 70 camaro set up tc5 is all my rear traction was gone. Had plenty with camaro body and next to none with the 70 Mustang. That may have something to do with no rear spoiler on the mustang to push rear down. Not saying any body is better then any other, just in my case there was a significant difference when just switching bodies.
You are correct about the spoiler. It does have a noticeable affect. For example, if you are using the HPI '68 Camaro and lose the rear spoiler during the race, the tail end of the car will be a bit loose/have over-steer. A quick adjustment to the setup will correct any handling issues.

I do think if you have a good base setup it will work okay with all available bodies. Fine tuning will be required, but I feel that I've have to work more on setup when running different tracks than when switching bodies.
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Ive only had two bodies that didnt "act" right on my box stock setup TC5r...and neither are USVTA bodies
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I think a large part of the problem when i switched bodies was being set up for the 70 camaro with its over size and parachute effect as TCD put it lol.
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lol no. Just 3 6 min heats and a 8 min main on asphalt.

Ill take a pic of 1 race day front tires tomorrow.
Here is the pic.

Set up is F=1.5* camber -1.5* toe

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