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Old 08-26-2001, 10:42 AM   #1
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This is a place to come and discuss the trials and tribulations of carpet racing. Ive found thes type of threads ver useful- please read and enjoy. My situation a month ago: (taken from another BB's thread, the same one that I started there)

Hey, I just though I would start a carpet racers forum as we seem to be a minority. I'd like to find out peoples ideas for setups etc. depending on track layout and temperature, Tyres used etc. Personally I used to use a TL01 but now i will be using my new Xray T1. I use TRC foam tires (rear) and Jaco foam tyres (front) and Zip Grip (the cancerous stuff ) with my Xray. I have 1 degree neg. camber front, and 1.5 degrees rear, 0 degree front toe and 2 degrees rear toe in. 6 degrees front castor, a P2K Pro, MTRONIKS sprint ESC (which makes me - its rubbish) and Acoms Transmitter and Receiver and Sanyo 2400MaH cells. Our track is a medium twisty, predictable layout and is fast in places but with tricky hairpin 's' bends (i race at Teeside-TRCC- in england). My car flies and is geared 93/32 48dp. I will be completely changing my gearing by next time I race, to 120/45, 64dp.
Thanks (in advance) for expressing your opinions,
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Old 08-26-2001, 10:47 AM   #2
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Didn't you post that on the HPI forum??

Anyone had experience with 139G/G2 on carpet?
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Yeah I did, I didnt wanna say so in case you didnt like the idea, some people dont I just think it will be benificial to people who come here, too. What is your HPI username? I dont seem to remember a speedo........
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Speedo was taken, so I used genie_856
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i can not wait till Nov to get on carpet again.
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carpet rocks! Loads of traction!
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I race carpet all year round. Hands up if you race carpet!

Speedo do you race carpet?
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i can not wait till Nov to get on carpet again.
Where do you carpet race at???

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Carpet racing is awesome. I race carpet all year round and love it !!! We also use foams which rule, one of these days foams will be legal in all racing classes.
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I race carpet in the winter with my yokomo. In the summer I race on the dirt with my XXX.
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In Stockton at Ripon R/C Racing way carpet track.
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In Stockton at Ripon R/C Racing way carpet track.
I never raced on carpet........

do you use foam or rubber tires???

is the set up of the car different???

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some do foam or rubber tires. you have to check with the rules for the track.

the one i be racing in Nov TC have to run Rubber tires.
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Do You need to run different springs and weights of oils
when you run on carpet??

How about tires....... harder or softer then when you run on the pavement

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Do You need to run different springs and weights of oils
when you run on carpet??

How about tires....... harder or softer then when you run on the pavement

Yes to all

what car do you run?
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