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Old 12-01-2009, 08:03 PM
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Where's the best place to shop for 1/12 scale parts? I've got a CRC carpet knife and my LHS doesn't stock anything for it. Is there a good 1/12 scale place?? Also, what tires work best on carpet--and asphalt?
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Where's the best place to shop for 1/12 scale parts? I've got a CRC carpet knife and my LHS doesn't stock anything for it. Is there a good 1/12 scale place?? Also, what tires work best on carpet--and asphalt?
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I think CRC is distributed by Horizon Hobby which most hobby shops seem to work with. So your LHS may be able to get you the parts even though they don't stock them. May wanna check.
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www.ashfordhobby.com

Robert had a great stock of CRC parts and real-time inventory too.
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Where's the best place to shop for 1/12 scale parts? I've got a CRC carpet knife and my LHS doesn't stock anything for it. Is there a good 1/12 scale place?? Also, what tires work best on carpet--and asphalt?
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www.nexusracing.com
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Also---what's the "Color" coding for all these tires---Magenta--Pink yellow Grey--is there a simple code for softness and grip to firmness??
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Okay---what works best on carpet?

What works best on Asphalt??
I can get Jaco and Parma easily--so let's start there.
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Also---what's the "Color" coding for all these tires---Magenta--Pink yellow Grey--is there a simple code for softness and grip to firmness??
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Different manufacturers use different colour coding.
Jaco and Parma 1/12 tires are the same, but GRP's for example, have a different colour set.
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Also---what's the "Color" coding for all these tires---Magenta--Pink yellow Grey--is there a simple code for softness and grip to firmness??
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Okay---what works best on carpet?

What works best on Asphalt??
I can get Jaco and Parma easily--so let's start there.
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Fairly straight forward explanation
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THanks guys--- I started by ordering some Magenta Pink and Dbl Pink tires from Stormer hobbies to try this weekend.
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Frank and Mark Calandra will help. They have there own store.
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Hey Timmig, where you racing 1/12th scale at in SoCal? I want to start running 1/12th as well, but waiting for spring to open his carpet track in Chino.
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ashford for all your CRC, Parma, Jaco and other needs

stormer for everything else.
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Hey Timmig, where you racing 1/12th scale at in SoCal? I want to start running 1/12th as well, but waiting for spring to open his carpet track in Chino.
give tuesday evenings at WCRC a try? They will race a class with a minimum of 3 cars.

last tuesday, we had 3 cars, and tonight there were 5. (it would have been 6 but i got stuck at work)

its asphalt, not carpet, the only other 1/12 racing option (that i know of) is at Roadrunners in Camarillo.
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Frank and Mark Calandra will help. They have there own store.
Are you sure they will?? I'm waiting for a week now to get an answer after their shop said: mail for shipping price...
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Hey Timmig, where you racing 1/12th scale at in SoCal? I want to start running 1/12th as well, but waiting for spring to open his carpet track in Chino.
http://www.roadrunnersrc.com/
Camarillo
Best 1/12th scale track in so-cal
We have a healthy class building up, F1s too
2nd & 4th Sundays, come on out !
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