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Old 01-05-2012, 06:25 AM   #13231
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I'm not worried about you. Inquiring minds want to know. Darkside is probably upset now that he only has 15 extra sets of tires in his race bag....
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You know sometimes if a fast guy puts vaseline on his motor wires and then wins a race, other people are going to try it to see if it works. Its better to just stay out of the head games.

Right now we enjoy the standard of one tire. You know if your buddy is faster than you, its not the tire he is using. Its something else.
At my local track you can use high performance tires on your VTA as long as you cover your tires with Vaseline.
Hey, at least you know that your tires will be protected from "minor cuts, scrapes, and burns."
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what I miss?
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what I miss?
Not much. Somebody mentioned the possibility of using HPI Performance Vintage tires instead of the USVTA Spec Vintage Tires on their VTA car.
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8 sets of rears and 10 sets fronts....and got another set last night turning a 13.5 lap(new record VTA)...

FYI...the Performance tires...suck....Ive tried 2 different sets, and they suck..period, dont waste your money or time...

and Rob is correct, they are almost a slick, no tread depth at all...

choose your weapon
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[QUOTE=robk;10125900]Just for all the reasons above. The original tire works fine, everybody knows exactly what it looks like, so there is no reason to have another tire added to the list.

I don't have any of the "performance" tire to look at, but one thing in the ROAR rules is a tread depth requirement of new tires. I do not know if the performance tire has the same tread depth (.5mm)


This is the simple answer that I was looking for. Thx
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For anybody who's thinking about using different (ie. non-spec) tires on their VTA, read the sign below...
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Concerning Ride height, I am planning a tech event at our next race where all drivers must present their car for teching before racing. usually we are on the buddy system but an official night is in order i think.

My question is about ride height. Is it measures from the lowest part of the chasis, or the entire car? For example, the front air dam on certain bodies hangs lower than other parts meaning it could hange lower than the chasis. Would you measure ride height from this point?

How do the big events handle this?
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Concerning Ride height, I am planning a tech event at our next race where all drivers must present their car for teching before racing. usually we are on the buddy system but an official night is in order i think.

My question is about ride height. Is it measures from the lowest part of the chasis, or the entire car? For example, the front air dam on certain bodies hangs lower than other parts meaning it could hange lower than the chasis. Would you measure ride height from this point?

How do the big events handle this?
locally I have a foot long stick that is 5mm thick that I swipe under the car with the body on so Yes 5mm for everything
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Thats a good question...at the 2011 USVTA Southern Nationals, I went a got a 5mm rod to roll under the cars.....and I wasnt sure which way to do it...so we did it with the bodies on...and didnt count the front spoiler on the VTA bodies...

Ive done it without the bodies and found out that the bodies add alot of weight, which lowers the chassis when mounted...making some cars illegal

do the bodies on and just the chassis
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Generally the point of the MINIMUM HEIGHT is to protect the track surface, and to keep from cutting surface mounted scoring loop wires.

In that scenario, the body AND chassis needs to clear the "MIN HEIGHT" tool.

Generally when under power, and under load the car will drop. so if anything is lower than the 5mm or what ever the min. height is, there is a good chance it will drag or scrape the surface.
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