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Old 09-22-2003, 06:29 AM   #1
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Default Spool or one way????

I've a race next week and I never went at such a big track.
I use a spool at my local track (it's a tight track) and I want to know if a spool works well in a big track??????

Spool or one way?????
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Old 09-22-2003, 06:35 AM   #2
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You want a oneway around that track. Rick
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Old 09-22-2003, 06:57 AM   #3
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yeah looks preety open which means a one way.
tight track ud use a spool.
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Thanks guys,

I got an other question: what about a diff in this track???? When do you use a diff (what conditions)?????????
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personally id only use a one way or diff.
one way on high grip flowing track.
when the track starts getting smaller and tighter go to a diff.
also when the grip is down go to a diff.
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Diffs are usually used for tight technical tracks and also for low traction tracks. If the track in your picture has good to excellent grip then a one-way most definetly. But if it is slick then a one-way is not the way to go. Also if you are running rubber or foam tires can make a big difference. If foams are used then traction is most likely not an issue, use the one-way. If rubber tires are used then traction could be a problem and a diff should be used.

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Old 09-22-2003, 07:47 AM   #8
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Here’s what I experienced yesterday at a track of the same size:

Low grip. It was raining all day. Using Pit Shimitzu 24mm rain tyres. Very soft setup. Car was understeering but pretty balanced.

I tried both one-way and diff.
With a one-way it was much easier to control if the rear started to slide. Power on and steer. When the car is understeering the rear won’t slide around so fast and abruptly anyway.

Of course driving style plays a role here but I’d go for a one-way no matter if the track is high grip or low grip. Just set up the car accordingly.

It worked for me.
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