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Old 05-13-2005, 01:10 PM   #1
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3 oz wight loss.

will this help much racing sportsmen stock?
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Well think about it this way and then re-think your question....3 oz is 5.7% of the 52oz legal weight...so if you can gain that type of weight advantage then it would be huge...tell an F1 or NASCAR team that they could be 3% lighter then the competition and you would have a dominate car....Oh WAIT BAR already tried that
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Well think about it this way and then re-think your question....3 oz is 5.7% of the 52oz legal weight...so if you can gain that type of weight advantage then it would be huge...tell an F1 or NASCAR team that they could be 3% lighter then the competition and you would have a dominate car....Oh WAIT BAR already tried that
Sure shedding 3 oz will get you to that first contact with the wall quicker!!

I just run club races, and for the most part its not the fastest guy that wins, its the guy who can keep it between the boards most consistently.
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will when you put it like that things are sounding better all the time. Maybe I can start putting this car closer to the front of the A instead of the middle.
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Sure shedding 3 oz will get you to that first contact with the wall quicker!!

I just run club races, and for the most part its not the fastest guy that wins, its the guy who can keep it between the boards most consistently.
the boards have not been a problem for me racing on-road.
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Old 05-13-2005, 02:27 PM   #6
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I used to get my EP touring cars as close to 1500grams as possible. Then when I got my Yok, it weighed 1600 grams (+4oz.) I thought this was going to be a huge disadvantge, but on asphalt, I actually could get more traction and stability with the added weight. There's a section the the backstraight where the 415's, FK05's, and JRX-S's always hit and jump alittle then bottom out. I won't get out of shape like those cars, and I think the extra weight helps.


If your track is smooth and/or tight, go for a light car. If you have a sweeping or rough(bumpy) track, then the extra weight may be an advantage.
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It all depends where it is located. If you take it out of the drivetrain, or extreme ends of the car, you'll feel it more since there is less weight affecting the acceleration or weight transfer/ roll center/ cg.
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he weight as removed from all over the chassis (XXX-SG+) so it is pretty balanced. There is 1oz added to the motor/speedo side to balance out the weight. I will run it for the first time this weekend so we shall see............
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Sure shedding 3 oz will get you to that first contact with the wall quicker!!

I just run club races, and for the most part its not the fastest guy that wins, its the guy who can keep it between the boards most consistently.
that may be so but also lighter mass equals less momentum so less damage.
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that may be so but also lighter mass equals less momentum so less damage.
Yes, Very true.
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I used ta be ragged upon cuz My Xray weighed in at about 1620g But I was still winning My class. Now I'm running as close to 1500g as possible and I gots ta rework my suspension. I also moved the battery but in turn was able to remove all that added lead (for balance) now the car should run more like it was designed to.
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an XRay weighin in at over 1600g

Mine weighs around 1440g for club races... and its built per instructions with the only hop up being the spring steel axles on the front. (oops not weighed it since I added the battery brace)
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I had laid it out with stick-pack down one side (like the FK05) and had to add that much to balance it. But it worked!
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Geeze...for the Region 2 Carpet race I had to add almost every weight in my box to get my car up to weight....and I was running a motor fan, which electronics are you using????
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FP9451 digital servo, Novak XXtra rec. and a Novak tempest ESC. But again, I was running an EVO2 with the six cell stick pack down one side. I know it wasn't designed to do this but I made it work for me. (by adding weight)
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