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Old 04-22-2009, 11:15 AM   #1
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Default TC Spec Tire Setup Info?

Okay, so almost everyone knows that having the right tire is 90% of a good TC setup, but what do you do when you have a spec tire that isn't the best tire for the conditions? My first thought is to go soft on oil and springs but wouldn't this just cause more weight to be transfered to the outside tire causing it to overheat? But going 'stiff' to help keep the car flat and better distrubute the work to all four tires seems like the car would not have enough grip and slide in the corners. Anyways, just lloking for advise and a direction to start when it comes to those darned spec tires...
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Old 04-22-2009, 11:36 AM   #2
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Good additive and good use of tyre warmers also helps a lot.

What tyres and surface are you talking about here?

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Old 04-23-2009, 08:49 AM   #3
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It's for the Reedy TC Race in RCGT. HPI X compound premount tires (with tread), outdoors on (hot) asphalt.
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You should be ok with some good tire goop. I would go as stiff as you can get away with without spinning out. I've raced stock losi weapon tires on carpet, which sucked horribly, but with some tire goop and a bit of supension tweaking, you would be really suprised what you can accomplish. You will have to work with your spring setup to get it just right. You want a bit or suspension movement but not too much. Some people drive a loose car better and other tight.. just depends on your driving style. I like mine where I can slide it a bit on throttle if needed. It works great on asphalt.
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