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Old 10-12-2009, 02:39 PM
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Have you not heard of gluing the side walls?
Stops all that chunking nonsense
I haven't, What sort of glue do you use?
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Brian Jacobsen----tried to answer your e-mail,but somethings gone wrong cause my e-mail ddid not get delivered.

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looking for some HP, eh?
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Those of you that have ordered from D Drive, what is the turn around time for a small order? CA USA addy. Thanks.
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Old 10-12-2009, 11:08 PM
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So I hear all this hype about these rubber tires, well I have a set for my Pro and took it out on our fresh asphalt track, and it was silly all over. Am I being a douche and not doing something right? I think I'm supposed to rub alcohol on 'em. Help...
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So I hear all this hype about these rubber tires, well I have a set for my Pro and took it out on our fresh asphalt track, and it was silly all over. Am I being a douche and not doing something right? I think I'm supposed to rub alcohol on 'em. Help...
what rubber tires do you have?
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Originally Posted by zpmhinojosa View Post
So I hear all this hype about these rubber tires, well I have a set for my Pro and took it out on our fresh asphalt track, and it was silly all over. Am I being a douche and not doing something right? I think I'm supposed to rub alcohol on 'em. Help...
The debate over which is better: rubber or foams, is endless. But in truth, it all depends on the track you're running on. In our prepared indoor asphalt track, foams work best and last really long. In another track which is outdoors and less smooth, rubbers work better and foams disintegrate in 10 minutes. Don't insist on using foams when the best option can be rubber (and vice versa). Just like real F1, certain tires work better/worse on different tracks. Find what works best for your track and you'll be a happy racer.
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Those of you that have ordered from D Drive, what is the turn around time for a small order? CA USA addy. Thanks.
usually about a week and a half, but i just id an order with them over the weekend, and it could be here by Friday
He processes al the online orders on Sunday and ships Monday. So if you plan a bit and get your order in by Friday, then you will probably see it the end of that week.
Im in Michigan so that might add an extra day for me.
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usually about a week and a half, but i just id an order with them over the weekend, and it could be here by Friday
He processes al the online orders on Sunday and ships Monday. So if you plan a bit and get your order in by Friday, then you will probably see it the end of that week.
Im in Michigan so that might add an extra day for me.
I definitely did get a shipment the following week (within 6 days to California) from D-Drive when placed on Friday or Saturday. EMS Shipping was very fast.

In contrast, a ground order from Canada took over 2 weeks from another company. The biggest problem there was the time it took them to process the order. D-Drive is very fast on processing as long as you order before Sunday.
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If I read this correctly, Tamiya has yet to release the classes (and thus rules) for 2010 TCS races....which leads me to a TCS noob question. Can I legally update a Pro to F60 specs for 2010, if they happen to spec rubber tires?

Obviously the parts will interchange, question is, will that update be legal? I am just not clear on how Tamiya views hybrid cars.
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If I read this correctly, Tamiya has yet to release the classes (and thus rules) for 2010 TCS races....which leads me to a TCS noob question. Can I legally update a Pro to F60 specs for 2010, if they happen to spec rubber tires?

Obviously the parts will interchange, question is, will that update be legal? I am just not clear on how Tamiya views hybrid cars.
You will have no problem interchanging parts as long as there is no reengineering to do so, as far as the 104 goes, the Pro is just the full option car version vs the entry level F60 kit. Whatever Fred and crew spec for tires is what you will have to run regardless of what kit you start with.
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So I hear all this hype about these rubber tires, well I have a set for my Pro and took it out on our fresh asphalt track, and it was silly all over. Am I being a douche and not doing something right? I think I'm supposed to rub alcohol on 'em. Help...
Rubber tires take a few runs to get scrubbed in, and are very squirrely till they do so. Also did you apply any traction compound to them?
That makes a huge difference
You may have to make some changes to your setup to get the rubber tires to work as well.
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