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Old 02-25-2009, 01:55 AM
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Originally Posted by sidecarphil1 View Post
i had loads of problems with my servo saver

it would track one way then the other

stuck a modified TRF one on it

fixed

roll on the 4HRS race on sunday
Problem is I used that already. Haha... Yup. ANyway thanks for all the inputs on the possible reasons why the car will act crazy. I will try to compile a list of possible faults to allow all to troubleshoot their cars in the future.
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Old 02-25-2009, 01:59 AM
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Tamiya #54120?
You also need #51000
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Old 02-25-2009, 09:23 AM
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Tony, have you ever tried the old Ride tires on carpet? If so, how good or bad were they?
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Old 02-25-2009, 11:07 AM
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No idea I'm afraid. We've only had a carpet track just recently and all we ever run are 'S' and 'M' grips or the Xpress Mini treads.

And lets face it, old Ride tyres aren't exactly thick on the ground any more..

(No comment from you Mr Fisher either! )
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Old 02-25-2009, 11:15 AM
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i found m grip all round on carpet (they dont attract the rubbish from the track so quickly)

super glue on the outer edge of the fronts and on the outer tread

stops grip rolls
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I'm glad I could finish my competition day with some great driving ... but it's very puzzling not to know what happened.
When acting crazy, the car sometimes steered off, and sometimes it was as it added a dot of full trottle when i was releasing the trigger in the corners. ??
SO it was on steering AND trottle that problesm occured.

About O-rings in my outdrives: I checked those and they were still fine.

I talked it through with some other drivers and they said it could have to do with the spektrum-reciever needing a spektrum-condensator.
i too had this steer off problems before,i search high and low but couldn't find anything faulty.

later i found out that its not a servo saver problem, nor a reciever problem(2.4G or Fm), but a silly front wheel bearing where 1 side bearing is slightly thighter than the other.....this cause the 1 side wheel to spin less that the other which cause the car will steer to 1 side.....

it happen to me 2 time, i replace the bearing with a spare, it swap ok all the way....can also be fix by cleaning the bearing.....

can try....and see if this can help.....
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I have found that the old style Ride tyres,(square profile tyre) seem to work the best on the front and the new round profile tyre on the rear.

I use either the Ride 'S' or 3023/3030's to work on the front with a green ride insert and the rear spice 32 with Tamiya foam or 5mm spice insert.

This is for asphalt surfaces. I haven't tried them on carpet. I normally run M grips all round on carpet.

As Tony said though, these tyres are now gone. Some of us have a secret stash....

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Old 02-26-2009, 12:29 AM
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No idea I'm afraid. We've only had a carpet track just recently and all we ever run are 'S' and 'M' grips or the Xpress Mini treads.

And lets face it, old Ride tyres aren't exactly thick on the ground any more..

(No comment from you Mr Fisher either! )
Tony,

I don't know if you have been to Metro Hobbies lately but then have like 50 pairs of real HPI X patterns
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Originally Posted by tony gray View Post
No idea I'm afraid. We've only had a carpet track just recently and all we ever run are 'S' and 'M' grips or the Xpress Mini treads.

And lets face it, old Ride tyres aren't exactly thick on the ground any more..

(No comment from you Mr Fisher either! )
Not fair Mr Gray

Although I believe you have a good stash of Shimizu

But we will equal you with the large shipment of Shimizu coming next week
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Old 02-26-2009, 12:39 AM
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Yeah Matt but the X patterns don't work as well at Radical on the carpet...

And I have to say, most of the recent X patterns aren't anywhere near as good as the 'old school' ones used to be.. Ahh memories...
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Tony...Have you tried Powers tyres on tarmac?
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They're on my cars as we speak Bob... 36's all round.

And I don't care how many Pits you get in Greg, Tony Parreiro's probably still got more...

Rumour is that it was his stockpile that ruined supply of that special chemical!
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Yeah Matt but the X patterns don't work as well at Radical on the carpet...

And I have to say, most of the recent X patterns aren't anywhere near as good as the 'old school' ones used to be.. Ahh memories...
Should have told that to Shannon before he bought a metric tonne of them
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Originally Posted by tony gray View Post
No idea I'm afraid. We've only had a carpet track just recently and all we ever run are 'S' and 'M' grips or the Xpress Mini treads.

And lets face it, old Ride tyres aren't exactly thick on the ground any more..

(No comment from you Mr Fisher either! )
So are these the go at the 50? I like the new X patterns on the front with soft ride rears for carpet
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Old 02-26-2009, 06:48 AM
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Was exploring my car with all the possible problems (Inputs from you guys). Discovered that the red spongey thingy has depressed to quite a great extent. That might be the problem why my car went crazy. Gonna test the car out next weekend at my local race.
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