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Old 08-28-2003, 01:34 PM   #31
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racer i replied in the other thread u posted in
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Old 08-28-2003, 01:42 PM   #32
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Thanks, I posted on the tc3 forum before I remembered there was a foams thread , and than I posted on the foams thread because I thought I might get a better response there, so I posted again.
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racerdx6 - I checked to see what had already been posted in the TC3 forum so here's my take. Depending on what foams your running they can be better once scrubbed in, I've found this with the 26mm 40shore nitro foams I've be running. In my view, TRC's and I guess Jacos can be run straight from the packet with full performance capability, no scrub in time since the foam has a smooth surface from the box unlike the nitro foams. I really don't think you'll have much trouble setting your car up for foams, it should be pretty straight foward. As for TX settings, well I havn't touched anything except turning my dual rates down a little as a precaution against crashing and breaking(foams have more grip so there more likely to catch if your foams brush the wall at an angle).
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Old 08-28-2003, 09:00 PM   #34
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Thanks, I'll just make a copy of my current rubber tc3 setting on my radio and adjust that one for foams as I drive on them. But as for car set up, I'm going go to harder springs (I think I'll try 30 lbs. in rear and 35 lbs. up front). I'm going to go to a heavier oil (I'm thinking like 60 all around for starters?). Camber set at -2. Mabey no rear kick up? What do you guys think? (I changed my mind about not wanting set up tips, I think I will take them).
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Old 08-29-2003, 06:06 AM   #35
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When running foams remember a few important things....

- adjust chamber for tire wear, caster changes may also dictate chamber changes

- you want to avoid applying traction compound to the outer 1/4 of your front tires. this is the very easiest way to induce tracton rolling

- stay away fron cheaper "American" (green, blue, red, double blue) compounds, you may save a few bcks now, but the traction and longevity of your foams just won't be the same as with "exotic" (pink, purple, d. purple, plaid) compounds.

- For electric sedans start with plaid fronts, and purple rears, if less steering is needed goto D.purple fronts.

- For 1/12th start with purple/grey for carpet, purple/pink on asphalt...
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Old 08-29-2003, 06:21 AM   #36
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Doggy- I picked up some coppertone SPF 30 stick ($3.95 @ wal-ley-world) it seems to tack up quite nicely, actually very tacky!!! and it smell, well it doesn't all I can smell is the foam!!!

Be careful when venturing into Wal-ley-world! The Wal-martians aren't very much help!!!
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Any of you guys have any experience with the Team Orion Fresh Kicks Foams. As my local club has just allowed foams so I picked some up today. Frst time with foams so any tips would be very good.

BTW what do you all do if your not allowed additive
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I'm running a Alfa Romeo 2.0 body with rubber tires on carpet. But for foams would it be a good idea to not run that body? Because the alfa has lots of down force, and with foam tires you already have a lot of traction, so would the alfa make your car too stuck and make you actually lose corner speed? So basically my question is which body would be better for indoor carpet foams, the Protoform Alfa Romeo 2.0, or the Protoform Dodge Stratus 2.0? Thanks!
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IMPACTPLAYR - Sounds good, I'll have to get a stick from CVS and try it out. I like that price much better. Try'd out the moisturing cream on carpet this morning after letting it soak in for a few days, decient stick, will post more after asphult testing. I won't be heading up to garlands on saturday, the forcast is horrible and it's not worth the fuel to go up and not run on the track.

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jonathan123 - Not allowed compound? why?

racerdx6 - I've seen the Alfa body run very well with foams on carpet, try it and if you feel it has too much down force then get the stratus 2.0. It also depends on what class(stock or mod) and the type of track your on(large/small).
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fatdoggy- we're not allowed incase of ruining the track I suppose cos its carpet.

One guy ran compound when he was not allowed and we had to buy new carpet.
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Well there's not much you can do except chassis tuning. You'll need a stiffer setup when running foams or you'll have way too much body roll that can cause the diff's to unload in tight turns.
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Where i race we run foams on a carpet, we used to burn off the additive on the floor but the lesuire centers got a bit pickier about it even though after a few days it fades away, we use some sample pieces of carpet from a carpet store to burn the excess additive off before we put our cars on the track, seems to work well. Im running the Protoform Alfa 1 with Jaco Blues all round and 1/2 a tyre of TQ Orange additive on the rear, seems to work great.
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fatdoggy- we're not allowed incase of ruining the track I suppose cos its carpet.

One guy ran compound when he was not allowed and we had to buy new carpet.

Sounds like somebody is really picky or they need to buy the proper carpet.... Traction compound (when used properly) does very, very little damage to carpet......

Ozite should last 2-3 years with very heavy (and compound using) traffic...
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IMPACTPLAYR - Was the racing rained out at garlands?
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