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Old 08-19-2003, 09:49 PM   #3856
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Dave, just make a new instruction manual for us... in english is possible
that could be done for the right ammount of $$ sicne I have done one before.. just need to find it and make copies ....


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Just save all the files of how-to's you post for people, and put em all together one day
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Old 08-19-2003, 11:57 PM   #3858
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Just save all the files of how-to's you post for people, and put em all together one day
Good Idea... I think that I`ll do that and send then out to Steve to update the ALEX Racing USA site..

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Old 08-20-2003, 08:55 AM   #3859
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Old 08-20-2003, 03:07 PM   #3860
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OK, I need some advice for Sunday. I'll be racing at Stonehaven, a very big track.




19t's will be using all of the track in the first picture then cutting away from the main straight to go along the darker sections of tarmac in the right hand picture and back onto the main track at the bottom of the second picture.
The large corner before the straight is banked, how do you SoCal guys deal with your banked corner? keep it tight all the way around? does it upset setups a little?

I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to reduce he front end grip I'm getting, thats easily solved by moving the front upper shock mounts back in towards the standard hole. I think I may still suffer from a rear end thats not totaly stable unless I'm on the throttle atleast a third. I have the option to put the kit rear hubs on to get another 1 degree toe in but I don't want to be scrubing speed on this track, it's about as big as they come
The rear diff doesn't seem that tight but I can easily do donuts from a standstill. I'll probably note down my setup on a sheet tomorrow. Basics off the top of my head are-
1 degree front toe out
2.8 rear toe in
camber 1-1.5 all round, probably more at rear than front.
standard turnbuckle links
rear shocks on furthest out usable holes top and bottom and using kit springs.
front shocks inner holes at bottom, one out from kit at top and using Lab Pink's which are roughly the same as one step up in Alex Racing springs.

using CS27's and CS22's with supplied insirts.
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Old 08-20-2003, 03:37 PM   #3861
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Looks like a big track, the main thing you gotta worry about is not scrubbing too much speed in those hairpins. Start off with Dave's standard SoCal setup and go from there. You'll get used to the bank, I dont even notice the transition on the bank at SoCal anymore...
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Old 08-20-2003, 03:59 PM   #3862
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Hey Herm...here's a tip from the competition...Dial in some negative expo into your steering. It'll help you keep a tighter line around the sweeper and helps you make minute adjustments while you corner. Of course, there are those of us who have lightning finger agility so if you've got mad skills like that, then forget what I said hehe.

That'd be a sweet track if they mowed the lawn like a putting green on a golf course, widen the lanes a lot a bit (or build more options), resurface it, and spray a crap load of vht haha.
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That'd be a sweet track if they mowed the lawn like a putting green on a golf course, widen the lanes a lot a bit (or build more options), resurface it, and spray a crap load of vht haha.
I take it you need a wide track so you manage to stay on it and very short grass for when you make one of your mistakes you can get back on easily

Not a fan of expo steering, my thinking says it should react to all finger inputs the same, if you know what I mean. May try it though, if I'm not spending the day concentrating on other things to do with setup, or staying awake
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Old 08-20-2003, 04:11 PM   #3864
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You dont win the Reedy race by running off the track Rod is one of the best drivers around...
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Herm,

Stonehaven is a med to low grip track.....right??? So -1 deg camber front and back would be a good starting point, not so sure why you need 1 degree of toe out on the front, always run parallel on big tracks and as little toe in on the rear as i can get away with through the infield without swopping ends too often

Big track= fast top speed and carry as much of it as you can through the slower corners.....easy aint it?!?!?

Am running Cuda at Aldershot on Friday, its a big track with a banked sweeper, will let you know what I find out on Friday night if you like.

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Old 08-20-2003, 05:17 PM   #3866
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I'm tryin to get some decals made for the Barracuda, but I want them to be the same text as the Barracuda logo on the box. Does anyone have a large image of that logo that I can have?
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Old 08-20-2003, 08:21 PM   #3867
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Old 08-20-2003, 08:26 PM   #3868
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Nice Dave!

I think the girls from your redbull pic are a bit hotter though
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You guys be the judge



(this was another one of RBF's pics in a different thread)
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Old 08-20-2003, 08:36 PM   #3870
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(this was another one of RBF's pics in a different thread)
Is it just me, or are there alot of Hotties at the track lately
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