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Does anyone have a good set up to share on twisty foam carpet track? What should I think about when I go from a good asphalt rubber set up to a foam carpet setup?
Start with the Matt Francis set up on the Losi site its a good starting point. If you cant find the Congo springs in the set up start with White front springs and Black rear springs. That should get you very close to a good set up.
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Out of curiosity, what kind of lubrication do you guys use on your one ways? I was thinking a light grease or oil, any suggestions?

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um, it's easy to eliminate the gear cover... you are drilling holes in your chassis aren't you?
Yeah, but the places where the wires go, there's either an ESC in the way, a pulley, or a diff gear, that's what makes it hard... See ya at the track today.
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Originally posted by RCBuddha
Out of curiosity, what kind of lubrication do you guys use on your one ways? I was thinking a light grease or oil, any suggestions?

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XRay has some 1 way lube, I've never tried it out, but everyone says it's the best out there.
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Well I ran the XXXS for the first time today, I do like how the belt drive feels as opposed to shaft drive, but I've still gotta see if I can get a better setup on the car. Decided to run pro stock instead of mod today, and had to buy a motor at the track, unfortunately it was kinda underpowered, and held me back a little bit, ended up 3'rd place about 1 second behind 2'nd. I'll try a few new things next week, hopefully I can get it dialed in even more.
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Originally posted by RCBuddha
Out of curiosity, what kind of lubrication do you guys use on your one ways? I was thinking a light grease or oil, any suggestions?

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Do NOT use regular oil or grease. They are too slippery. They will allow the rollers to slip while under drive.

I use AE stealth diff lube. I still has enough lubricity yet still has enough friction(if that makes sense. )

I think Racers Edge (or some other similar sounding company) has a oneway specific lube too.
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Originally posted by RCBuddha
Out of curiosity, what kind of lubrication do you guys use on your one ways? I was thinking a light grease or oil, any suggestions?

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Buddha

i use serpent's one bearing oil...
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Hi, Just built my xxx-s and ran it. Coming from Nitro (MTX-3), It handles much better, I think it's because of it's weight. I'm wondering what tires everyone is using for carpet, do you run same size for both front and rear, or larger rear?, and where can I get these tires on-line cheap
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I run premounted 24mm Take-Off 22s front and rear. My LHS sells them for about $30/4.

A little sauce, and they stick real good. They wear pretty quick tho. The nxext harder compound is CS27, which is nearly as grippy.

A lot of guys swear by the Sorex compounds, but it's a bit more since they're abotu $35/4 for just the tires. Add inserts and rims and it makes more financial sense (to me) to go with the Take Offs.

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Do NOT use regular oil or grease. They are too slippery. They will allow the rollers to slip while under drive.

I use AE stealth diff lube. I still has enough lubricity yet still has enough friction(if that makes sense. )
I thought AE Diff lube was a "regular grease"?

Any other suggestions? Thanks,

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Jasonchi- For carpet foam tires the standard is Plaid fornt and purple rears. Most people run them the same size front & rear, the most stagger I have heard is 1/2 mm smaller on the fronts.

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Thanks for the responds. Yes, my intension was to ask about form tires. From what I hear, they are better than rubber. don't want to start a tire war here . So, most people runs foam tire on carpet and they are 24mm for both front and rear, this sauce you are talking about is WD40 and Simple Green, and can be used for both foam and rubber tire. Am I on the right track so far?

What brand is this "Plaid fornt and purple rears" and where can I get them, and do you recommend other brands as well?
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Originally posted by RCBuddha
I thought AE Diff lube was a "regular grease"?

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The AE diff lube is a silicone based grease.
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Originally posted by dpaton
I run premounted 24mm Take-Off 22s front and rear. My LHS sells them for about $30/4.

A little sauce, and they stick real good. They wear pretty quick tho. The nxext harder compound is CS27, which is nearly as grippy.

A lot of guys swear by the Sorex compounds, but it's a bit more since they're abotu $35/4 for just the tires. Add inserts and rims and it makes more financial sense (to me) to go with the Take Offs.

-dave
Check out Speedtech's site, they have Sorex tire/wheel/insert bundles for around $35...
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Originally posted by Jasonchi
What brand is this "Plaid fornt and purple rears" and where can I get them, and do you recommend other brands as well?
TRC or Jaco should make them (although I dont run any foam tires, so not 100% sure)
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