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Old 04-05-2009, 05:12 PM   #1
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Hey all,

First of all, I'm new to this particular forum so just saying hello.

Second, I have a Tamiya TT-01 that I plan to race this summer. However, I've never even seen a race before so I don't know much about setups or whatnot. I originally built the kit to bash it, which is why there are many non-race spec parts on it. If you guys have any advice for me, I would really appreciate it. Also, I need tires, suggestions needed. (for racing) Thanks.

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-Ball bearings, aluminum shaft, adjustable suspension and links, better shocks
- CF upper frame, aluminum wheel hubs.
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Old 04-05-2009, 05:24 PM   #2
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My advice would be to have fun. What are you racing on, as that determines if you need rubber or foam tires and what compound. If it is parking lot racing, which i'm assuming it is, then some sorex 36r tires should suffice.

The best advice i have ever, and i mean EVER got was to not take everybody's advice.

You will get alot of people telling you to do this and that, even though it isn't what you neccesarily want to do. Do alot of research because most of the time, you will be better off making your own decisions.

Best of luck, and have fun racing dude! RCTech is a great resource for any racer, novice or expert alike.
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Oh yeah, and make sure to have spare parts. Arms/hubs/caster blocks all break nomatter who you are, and its no fun ending a race day short because you broke and you didn't have the part that you need.
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LOL yeah. I've already done plenty of research, and I've been in the hobby long enough to know what's good and bad...so now I'm just trying to hit the ground running with some basic advice. By the way, I've been looking at those Sorex's, they look nice. Might get me a pair.

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Looks like a solid car man!

Harbor hobbies only races on asphalt in the summer i believe. So get some tires for asphalt if you plan to race then.
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bumpity bump! any suggestions?
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what type of advice are you looking for? setups? how to race and little techniques?

if you provide some more info on what your wanting to know I'm sure we could help ya out.

oh yeah suck up the stuff a-mail said. its pretty true.

little advise on you're cars setup is cool. but someone once told me never take set you're car up all the way like someone elses. its best to start from nothing and learn the car. shocks, ride hieght, shock oil, springs, tires, is the most effective stuff you could take in while at a race. (that's the stuff people have told be and its been great advice so far)

if there something you're doing wronge on your then that's also good advice as well to get from people.
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