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Old 01-24-2005, 02:34 PM   #136
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Thanks, Tony! I'll let Mark know to hard boil his wheels.

As far as droop goes, I usually start with 2mm front and back over ride height. I then usually mess with the fronts and bring them to about 1.5mm. Works good at both RSJ and AJs. The only thing I change between the two tracks are spring combos.
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Old 01-24-2005, 02:37 PM   #137
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does anyone really run rubber on carpet?
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Old 01-24-2005, 03:33 PM   #138
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does anyone really run rubber on carpet?
Approximately the whole world, it's only in the US you run those silly foams...
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Old 01-24-2005, 03:35 PM   #139
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@rdub202,
In Europe there is no Foam racing at all, only rubber!! So the answer to your question is, yes!

@Nexus,
I always run 3.5mm up front and 5.0mm in the rear.... if traction is really low I will run 4.0mm in the back.
This is an adjustment that will change the feel of the car, but it will not affect the laptimes too much.....
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Old 01-24-2005, 06:16 PM   #140
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i've tried all sorts of boiling and oven heating but i can't seem to really be able to separate the rubber nicely.
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Old 01-24-2005, 07:12 PM   #141
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aceton is the only way to go put them in over night and the rubber just peels of easier then putting them on.

sometimes they need to site untill lunch time the next day but they allways come off

I use a icecream container with a air tight lid
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Old 01-24-2005, 07:24 PM   #142
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okay well what rubbers do you crazy non-americans run on carpet?
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Approximately the whole world, it's only in the US you run those silly foams...
Well not just the usa..The Canadian also run foam tires for carpet race
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I normally run foams, but my buddy runs rubbers and had a brand new set put onto a set of cheep OFNA rims (8 for $8). I warned him that they would shatter. But anyways, he managed to break the center out of one of the dishes. So the Q: is, can he soak the tires in acetone to recover the tire(s) (Sorex) or will the acetone hurt the rubber?
yes I believe that the acetone will dried up the rubber
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rdub202,

I want to apologize for my countryman who thinks foams is silly, racing is fun wether it's on foams or rubber!

At the latest big races in Europe we have been using Take-Off 22's and 27's as a control tire with JB/Orion inserts.
I have been testing allot and Sorex tires works better, lasts longer and gives me the fastest laptimes, still using the JB inserts.
Sorex 32 seems to be the best overall tire, very consistent for many runs!!

Cheers mister!
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Very true, I wouldn't stop racing if it was foams... There was a very humoristic undertone there
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no need to apologize, i didnt take offense at all. im going to have to get a set of each and compare the two (rubber v. foam)
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rdub202,

I want to apologize for my countryman who thinks foams is silly, racing is fun wether it's on foams or rubber!

At the latest big races in Europe we have been using Take-Off 22's and 27's as a control tire with JB/Orion inserts.
I have been testing allot and Sorex tires works better, lasts longer and gives me the fastest laptimes, still using the JB inserts.
Sorex 32 seems to be the best overall tire, very consistent for many runs!!

Cheers mister!
Eirik.

Which JB inserts have you been using with CS22s/27s.

Around here the HPI Red is really popular...just looking for options.
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Both me and Eirik have been using thin mostly. Can't get enough airgap with anything else, as the CS's are very low profile.

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i would think the acetone would be bad...but i'm not sure. some people say they boil the tires to get the rubber off the rim. that might be a better way.
OVA, thanks for your input. He is ruling acetone out of the question.

NEXUS, Mark said he was boiling the wheels last nite for over 45min, but they hardly came loose. I fell asleep and forgot to check on his progress.
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