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Old 07-25-2011, 03:18 PM   #1036
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front wheel bearings
diff and axle bearings
steering blocks
kingpins
links
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upgrade to aluminum left pod plate
tires, tires, and more tires

have a spare of just about all of the front end parts i.e. arms, steering blocks, axles, etc.
something like 30,000 diff lube for king pins (even heavier adds a damping effect to the king pin)

ask someone at your track what gearing they're running and start there. also ask them what they're putting on the damper tubes and what shock oil they have in. ask what tweak springs and center shock spring work best for your track.

that's some of the stuff that i keep around. hope that helps.

Thanks for the suggestions. I picked up Fred's GenXL. Looking forward to running 1/12th!
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this is probably a dumb question, but i have never ran outdoor asphalt with 12th scale, what are good tires to use, im looking for tires that will last at least 8 runs after being cut to about 46mm for the rears and 44mm for the front. Thanks!
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Thanks for the suggestions. I picked up Fred's GenXL. Looking forward to running 1/12th!
Glad to send you in that direction.

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Old 07-26-2011, 12:09 AM   #1039
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this is probably a dumb question, but i have never ran outdoor asphalt with 12th scale, what are good tires to use, im looking for tires that will last at least 8 runs after being cut to about 46mm for the rears and 44mm for the front. Thanks!
Any meaningful answer depends on how good the traction is at your asphalt track.

For club racing on asphalt, I start out with full sized CRCs right out of the box. The fronts always wear faster than the rears; so, they probably get sized as you note above after several runs. If it was an important race, I would likely cut them a lot smaller.

My typical f/r CRC tire combos for Nor-Cal Hobbies asphalt:
Purple/Magenta (high traction)
Magenta/Magenta (medium traction)
Magenta/Pink (low traction)

I run 17.5 ramped or 10.5 ramped.

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Any meaningful answer depends on how good the traction is at your asphalt track.

For club racing on asphalt, I start out with full sized CRCs right out of the box. The fronts always wear faster than the rears; so, they probably get sized as you note above after several runs. If it was an important race, I would likely cut them a lot smaller.

My typical f/r CRC tire combos for Nor-Cal Hobbies asphalt:
Purple/Magenta (high traction)
Magenta/Magenta (medium traction)
Magenta/Pink (low traction)

I run 17.5 ramped or 10.5 ramped.

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It will be the asphalt nats this weekend with 13.5 non ramping
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It will be the asphalt nats this weekend with 13.5 non ramping
It would be as small as I could get them and still have some traction compound working at the end of the run. Depends on the track conditions.

Just hook up with the pros for their takes on sizing and saucing.

Good luck!

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It would be as small as I could get them and still have some traction compound working at the end of the run. Depends on the track conditions.
Thanks Bill!, ill try the tire combo's you said above and see which works well for me. -Randy
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Thanks Bill!, ill try the tire combo's you said above and see which works well for me. -Randy
Also note that I edited my post. Just walk up to any CRC team driver when it looks like they have some time to chat...and share.

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Also note that I edited my post. Just walk up to any CRC team driver when it looks like they have some time to chat...and share.

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Hey guys. so you think a new version of the gen x xl will be comming sometime soon. Just curious is all. ]


or will I content to stick with my present car for this winter season. Just trying to plan budget for this winter season.

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2011 Roar Paved On Road Nationals Setup
CRC Gen-XL
Body: CRC Black Art Audi R8C
Front Tires: Crc magenta 1.67in start, wore to 1.64in in 1 run
Rear Tires: Crc Pink 1.76in wore to 1.73in in 1 run
Batteries: Forward
Front springs: .55
Caster: 5 degrees with shims all to the back for more Caster
Side springs: whites, just touching chassis
Center shock spring: gold
Center shock oil: 30wt
Dampner oil: crc 10000
Front ride height: 4.5mm
Rear ride height: 5mm
Center ride height: 4.5mm-5mm

Box stock Crc Gen-XL besides:
-ran rear motor plate on both sides of rear pod
-.55mm front springs instead of .50
-shims all to the back of top arm for more caster
-aluminum stand offs instead of plastic

My car was dialed! I don't think there is another 12th scale out there that can carry as much corner speed as a CRC Gen-XL

Any more questions feel free to message me!!
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Hey guys. so you think a new version of the gen x xl will be comming sometime soon. Just curious is all. ]


or will I content to stick with my present car for this winter season. Just trying to plan budget for this winter season.

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2011 Roar Paved On Road Nationals Setup
CRC Gen-XL
Body: CRC Black Art Audi R8C
Front Tires: Crc magenta 1.67in start, wore to 1.64in in 1 run
Rear Tires: Crc Pink 1.76in wore to 1.73in in 1 run
Batteries: Forward
Front springs: .55
Caster: 5 degrees with shims all to the back for more Caster
Side springs: whites, just touching chassis
Center shock spring: gold
Center shock oil: 30wt
Dampner oil: crc 10000
Front ride height: 4.5mm
Rear ride height: 5mm
Center ride height: 4.5mm-5mm

Box stock Crc Gen-XL besides:
-ran rear motor plate on both sides of rear pod
-.55mm front springs instead of .50
-shims all to the back of top arm for more caster
-aluminum stand offs instead of plastic

My car was dialed! I don't think there is another 12th scale out there that can carry as much corner speed as a CRC Gen-XL

Any more questions feel free to message me!!
Dialed isn't the word!! I have yet to see a 12th scale look that good on asphalt.
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Dialed isn't the word!! I have yet to see a 12th scale look that good on asphalt.
It looked almost like it was a robot driving the car on a carpet track. Congrats on another national tittle, Andrew!
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