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Old 10-02-2005, 12:22 PM   #3436
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So why would you recommend either TC3, GT-4 springs over rayspeed ones?
In the past we have used GT-4 springs on carpet with foams. I think Matt Howard was using either TC-3 or Rayspeeds. It seems that a harder spring works best on carpet, keeping roll to a minimum.
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Old 10-02-2005, 05:12 PM   #3437
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I'm running GT4 Browns in front and GT4 grey in the rear, they're 32 and 26 lb's respectively.
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Old 10-02-2005, 06:18 PM   #3438
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ok, this is nothing to do with springs (thanks for the advice by the way, i looked at the spring rates and rayspeed only goes up to 19 lbs)

I just read on the RC Car handleing website that on some cars you can adjust the center one way pulley....... as in, tighten it so you can have some braking. Kind of like changing the brake bias, front to back.

Can you get this type of one way on touring cars? i think it would be a great thing to have on my car to adjust.
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Old 10-02-2005, 11:05 PM   #3439
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It seems that a harder spring works best on carpet, keeping roll to a minimum.
what would be a good starting point for TC3 springs on carpet?
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Old 10-03-2005, 05:05 AM   #3440
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what would be a good starting point for TC3 springs on carpet?
purple front, copper rear.
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For TC3 springs I use yellow front and purple rear on my BD.
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Old 10-03-2005, 11:11 AM   #3442
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Here's pics of my car on my home track. The guys taking the pics couldn't get the focus just right
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How about swaybars? I only have the stock ones and don't really want to buy new ones.

(just trying to get a general setup here guys. I'm not used to actually tuning my car for carpet, but rather just driving it weekend after weekend without trying new stuff)(yes, I was a noobie last carpet season)
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Old 10-03-2005, 11:26 AM   #3444
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run the kit sway bar in front and none in the rear. I will post my carpet setup later today, I promise. I updated it a bit this weekend and my car was really dialed.
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okay, thank you
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Matt I noticed you suggested associated copper and purple springs as an alternate to the Yokomo springs. I looked at the spring rates and according to team associated they are 25lb for the copper and 30lb for the purple. This is very similiar to the Yokomo spring rates you said you were running. I've been using a spring chart from CML Distributing, this link will show you what there testing results have shown.
http://www.cmldistribution.co.uk/hin...ison_Chart.doc

Do you think this chart is accurate?
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The AE springs look under rated in their test but I've heard that the AE springs aren't very accurate anyway. A good range to start on a regular "club" level grip carpet track has always been 30lbs in front and 25lbs in the rear on the yokomo cars for me.
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Here's my BD foam carpet setup for those interested
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Hey Matt the setup you posted when you click on ot it comes out real small is there any way you can fix that
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Matt, I know you got your eyes fixed a couple of years ago, but go easy on this old man's eyes, would you! Could you make it bigger somehow?
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