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Old 01-01-2005, 03:01 AM   #11056
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A closeup of the PDub bumper.

(As you'll see I rounded mine off some.)
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Old 01-01-2005, 03:04 AM   #11057
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Why does everyone race foam in stock?

Out here in Cali we do the rubber on carpet for carpet and 19turn, sooooo much cheaper and no changing ride hight no chunking.

What made most places go foam and not rubber?
Just seems so much easier to do rubber.
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Old 01-01-2005, 03:09 AM   #11058
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That's a can of worms, but...

Honestly, on carpet, I prefer foams. It's all we run in the Northeast. Rubber tires are good outside (i.e.: no mandatory changing of ride height/droop), but even then to run them properly and fast is just as expensive as foams if not more so.

I can run a set of Parma Cyans/Magentas starting at 57(!) and have a good setup on the car and get 12 runs out of them and they're down to 54.5. No chunking--nothing.
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Old 01-01-2005, 04:43 AM   #11059
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Has anyone used the 9550 servo. I had to take off some of the back of the servo horn to keep it from hitting the servo, is this normal?..

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Old 01-01-2005, 07:42 AM   #11060
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Nvisible - Trick wallpaper. It's up on my desktop now.
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Old 01-01-2005, 11:36 AM   #11061
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Why does everyone race foam in stock?

Out here in Cali we do the rubber on carpet for carpet and 19turn, sooooo much cheaper and no changing ride hight no chunking.

What made most places go foam and not rubber?
Just seems so much easier to do rubber.
Here in Toronto, Canada, the largest class is the 19T rubber-tire class ... we are not running foam because rubber is more economical. Foam-mod is starting to get popular, however, no-where near 19T.

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Old 01-01-2005, 11:39 AM   #11062
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How is Rubber more economical than foam when I'm being told prior to going to the Takeoff race that tires are best of only used for 1-2 runs????? whereas foams can last for huge amounts of time, only requiring to be trued occassionally?
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Old 01-01-2005, 11:41 AM   #11063
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I would suggest buying a NEW FK, you will spend money on the EVO2 i think, but nothing on the FK, depends the price of the EVO2 I guess?
I have both the EVO2 and the FK ... what money will he need to spend on the EVO2 that he will not have to spend on a FK?

Both cars are bullit-proof in design, the only difference is that the FK uses the short arms, and the EVO2 runs the longer arms .... I really have not seen too much of a difference between the two cars in their handling - it's all in driving style.
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Old 01-01-2005, 11:45 AM   #11064
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And don't forget that you'll also in all likelihood need to buy at least a front diff for the FK....

Don't fal into the trap that you need the latest and greatest car with all the conceivable hopups...

The original Xray T1 is still competitive if set up properly.

If you are a top-lvel driver lookig to gain that last fraction of a second on your times then the extra option parts may make a difference...

scrub a wal once or twice and you may as well save your hopup money for other stuff
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Old 01-01-2005, 11:49 AM   #11065
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How is Rubber more economical than foam when I'm being told prior to going to the Takeoff race that tires are best of only used for 1-2 runs????? whereas foams can last for huge amounts of time, only requiring to be trued occassionally?
1-2 runs .... who told you that - they may have some set-up problems with their car?

At TORC (where the take-off race is being held) we get 4-6 weeks out of the tires with no problem ... I have a set that I use for practice that I have had for 4 months and they still work well. If you are going to be pitching your tires after every 1-2 runs - throw them my way ...

It's all about prep - making sure that they are clean before applying your tire - "goop".
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Sweet....

what do you consider proper prep though?

I'l be running on rubber for my first time at this race...(with my TC4....saving my Xray for Mod)
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Cleaning the glueing surface with some motor spray or summit (i can't be bothered, works ok if you don't), and if you've got the time, removing the groove in the centre of the tyre (meant to give a more even tyre surface, i don't do that either because i'm lazy and don't have the time)

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Cleaning the glueing surface with some motor spray or summit (i can't be bothered, works ok if you don't), and if you've got the time, removing the groove in the centre of the tyre (meant to give a more even tyre surface, i don't do that either because i'm lazy and don't have the time)

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Sanding the mold line (that line that goes along the center of a tire) will let your tires "come-in" quicker

I found that helps with my Take-Off's
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Old 01-01-2005, 04:45 PM   #11069
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I'll second that!

The PDub bumper is tremendous.

I find that the front end on my EVO2/C-Hub can take a lot of punishment without breaking anything using this bumper.

Worth every penny to me.

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Old 01-01-2005, 05:34 PM   #11070
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@Winsorguy99:

If you drive Sorex on carpet, the tires are just great and pretty equal for 10 rounds.
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