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Old 10-22-2003, 07:00 AM   #1
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What is the best way to set-up for carpet? Foams or Rubber tires, sway bars, one ways, springs?? Thanks!!
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Foams for sure. Rubber tires give you less grip on carpet and ruin the carpet 3 times as quickly as foam tires. It's a no brainer to go with foam. For touring cars, just grab some plaid tires for the front and some purple tires for the rear.

Be sure you ask at the track about what traction compounds are allowed and what guys are having good luck with. Bring an old towel with you to wipe the compound off the tires after you let it soak for a few minutes. I apply TQ Max on the entire rears and inner half of the fronts. I let it soak a few minutes and then scrub it off with my towel. The traction compound is critical to getting the car hooked up.

If the track is really open and flowing, a one-way in the front might be the ticket. However, I strongly encourage you to first try to run diffs on both ends. Diffs tend to be the ticket on nearly every carpet track I race at. Just make sure the diffs are super smooth. A gritty diff will get you into a lot of trouble on carpet.

I usually like a soft front swaybar when racing on carpet. I also like to run about 30-35 pound springs. This general rule of thumb applies to every TC I have ever thrown on a carpet track. If you run a front swaybar, try running the same spring on all four shocks. If you do not run a front swaybar, try running 2-5 pounds harder spring in the front than in the rear.
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Foams for sure, i like 24mm ones, and only use additive if i feel the car is a little loose.
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No doubt foams for sure. They wear down faster though, but are much faster and the class is very competitive once you get the right set up which may take you a lil bit to fit you're driving style. My best advice is if you race foams is to go stiffer all around and higher in oil, also make sure so that you have the correct gear ratio for the tire size. and also once the tires get down to about 55mm or lower they might not be as good as what they use to be so you might have to get new ones, and when they're new right outa the box they are approximetly 63mm.
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No doubt foams for sure. They wear down faster though, but are much faster and the class is very competitive once you get the right set up which may take you a lil bit to fit you're driving style. My best advice is if you race foams is to go stiffer all around and higher in oil, also make sure so that you have the correct gear ratio for the tire size. and also once the tires get down to about 55mm or lower they might not be as good as what they use to be so you might have to get new ones, and when they're new right outa the box they are approximetly 63mm.
also, if you havent already run the f-0 and r+2-0, and try the 4 degree caster blocks in the front. and if you feel the need to try stuff from other cars like the losi xxx-s i would try the 1 degree rear hub carrier for the left and 0 or -1 degree rear hubcarrier for the right and if you want try sumting for the front try the losi steering nuckles and the 6 degree blocks. i have them on my car but havent had a chance to try it out. and mess with the camber links and shock possitions too if you feel the need to.
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i ran 28mm Green rear and 28mm ora/pur jacos in the front. worked good.
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http://www.jacoracing.com/touring.html


also, how does this compound thing work?

Pink
Green - Double Pink (low wear)
Purple
Blue - Orange/Purple (Ultra Low Wear) - Red (Ultra Low Wear)
Double Purple (Ultra Low wear)


What's the difference between orange/purple and Red?
The description on the site is the same.

Let me know,
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Orange/Purple is a dual compond tire.

Checkout:

http://members.willinet.net/bmurdock...Tire_Guide.htm

http://www.teamcrc.com/Html/Products/foam-tires.html

http://www.teamcrc.com/Html/Products...plication.html
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