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Old 09-30-2004, 08:30 PM   #1
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Is there a better insert to run with takeoff 27s (on carpet) than the ones that come with them? Someone also told me to try mounting them on 26mm wheels - I guess to reduce the air gap. Has anyone tried this, if so do they run any better?
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Old 09-30-2004, 08:35 PM   #2
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At our club takeoff tires dominate the rubber class. We typically use HPI inserts. BLUE,GREEN,Reds are the norm. they fit nicely.
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Increasing the air gap is what usually makes them faster. We have done a lot of testing and the stock medium TakeOff insert is best unless you have no grip at all. Then you run a firm foam insert. Thats what they do in the UK. We have tried everything and keep going back to the stock insert.
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26mm really reduced the wear on the tires and allows you to run less camber. The tire contact patch increases and the insert is less prone to get pushed out and crease on the inside line of the tire.
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In the packaging of the Take Off Tires there is a piece of paper saying:
1. In high speed track, use harder insert and adjust the suspension little softer.
2.In technical track, use softer insert and adjust the suspension little firmer.
3.If you experience your car flipping, adjust the damper stroke longer.
* Very soft inserts may not take out all ability of the "CS" tires.

From your experience do these suggestions work?
I'm running CS27's on Ashphalt , do the princables you are suggesting for carpet also apply for Ashphalt?
This might be getting of track, but do you have a favourite traction addative that you use on these tires?
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On carpet there is only one insert that is good enough IMO and that is the Orion/JB Light weight Indoor inserts, Partnr: 70602, JB Foam Insert, JB32 (Blue/Hard)

This is what we use in Europe all the time and it's much faster than "standard" outdoor inserts like the stock ones and Hpi's etc.

They are also available from Peak.....

Mounting them on 26mm wheels makes the car much more stable, but laptimes might be slower so pay attention to that! However the car is easier to drive especially if traction is low...

Try'em out, I am sure you will like them allot!!
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