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Old 11-20-2003, 06:46 AM   #46
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Old 11-20-2003, 07:00 AM   #47
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is there any other stuff that i should invest in or will
i get along fine with what ive got?

thanks guys
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Old 11-20-2003, 07:02 AM   #48
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Wow thanks for all the replys guys

BendingCornerz

sorry it looked to cool hope you dont mind

the xray is going good, i was previously racing
in the 540 class but ive moved up to stock racing
now and its seems alot more competitive.

I got a whole bunch of new equipment because i was
using all crap stuff before. this includes

Novak GT7
LRP Pulsar Comp
Futaba 3PK (with servo's)
Some spares for the evo 2
A Personal transponder
2x Trinity Monster Stocks
4X Trinity GP 3300 Monster Metals

is there any other stuff that i should invest in or will
i get along fine with what ive got?

thanks guys
dude,most of ur stuff are even better than mine!!
they should all be fine.if u really have money to spare,get more tyres of different compounds/inserts and springs and shock oils.
try them around to get a better match of ur driving style and track.
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Old 11-20-2003, 07:18 AM   #49
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is there any other stuff that i should invest in or will
i get along fine with what ive got?
If you dont already got it, get yourself a good selection of springs, shock oil, spurs/pinons and tires.
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If you havent already pick up the XXX main setup guide. It explains the theories (and practical side) of chassis setup. I read it and simply from the theories discussed i can setup my car much better without having to always reference the book for remidies.

Also learn to take care of a motor. I wont go into it here, just do a search for motor maintenence and you should get a bunch of threads.



Other than that there are only 2 things you need to know to be a successful racer.

1) Dont tell people everything you know.
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Old 11-20-2003, 05:16 PM   #51
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I would also get some good servo's,not the one's that come with your radio(a few radio's come with good servos but most don't)
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Old 11-20-2003, 05:31 PM   #52
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one good hit to the boards can make your high dollar packs no better than a 1.14average voltage pack
can you elaborate?
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Old 11-20-2003, 05:56 PM   #53
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Well the time you lose from hitting the boards, say 10 seconds and a lap to get back into your rythem of driving is all the time you would have gained using the better pack if you did not crash.
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Thumbs up practice

It seems to be one of the Most common replies.
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Old 11-20-2003, 07:59 PM   #55
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because it's the most important thing to do. I have very poor equipment(cyclone, xr2,2400's), and i can run good, sometimes, hehe. Practice, thats why i'm not good at visitnig tracks, but good on my home track, hehe.
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Old 11-20-2003, 08:09 PM   #56
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can you elaborate?
Plus when you hit a board you will most likely have a current spike and that will drain your battery pack a little bit more. Imagine averaging 30 amp discharge and then you hit a board it could jump up to 60 amps just like that.
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Well the time you lose from hitting the boards, say 10 seconds and a lap to get back into your rythem of driving is all the time you would have gained using the better pack if you did not crash.

ah... that makes more sense, he made it sound like the battery goes bad that much from hitting stuff. I would imagine the high curret spike would be bad but not enough to make the cells go bad
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Old 11-21-2003, 12:19 AM   #58
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Go that way really fast, if something gets in your way......TURN.

Humor aside, watching the fast guys, ask questions, know your car and practice are the things that will make you a good racer......

While its fun the BS in the pits, using that time wisely to prepare yourself is what seperates people from the A main or the B main......its your choice which one you want to be in....


In the end, just remember, its a hobby where we race toy cars....its all about having fun.

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Hi everyone im new to this board and new to this hobby

just wondering are there any essentially racing secrets
that i should know about? i have a xray evo 2 and ive just
started racing!

thanks
Try to pit beside the quick guys in the track, you will learn alot from them and hopefully some of their skills will rub off.

Have fun!!!!!
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can you elaborate?
All the replys were correct it has to do with amperage spikes. It takes away from all the improved performance of zapped batteries. Thats where proper maintenance and good equipment come into play to keep those abused batts running the best that they can.
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