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Old 09-16-2004, 11:41 PM   #1831
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Whew! Finally my F201 is race ready. My pics here:

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Old 09-16-2004, 11:46 PM   #1832
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Nice looking car grymg. Not to bust your bubble but Jarno is moving to Toyota. However, the your F201 is awesone!
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Old 09-16-2004, 11:48 PM   #1833
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I've had several requests for pics of my A tire insert construction. What I will do is do a cut away of this tire and post it here. Hopefully, that will help everyone out.
Here is a cut away of my Type A tire construction:
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Old 09-16-2004, 11:48 PM   #1834
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And one more look:
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Old 09-16-2004, 11:49 PM   #1835
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Oops, sorry forgot to attach:
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Old 09-17-2004, 11:03 AM   #1836
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It must have been fun cutting that in half!
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Old 09-17-2004, 11:43 AM   #1837
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Yeh, I bet it was. Especially since the rubber was still good. I mean, i have just tore open one of my front tyres at racing. It was quite amazing, won everything for the week with my front right tyre split and down to the foam!!
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Old 09-17-2004, 02:29 PM   #1838
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It must have been fun cutting that in half!
Fun was hardly the word. Pain in the @$$ is a better description.
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Yeh, I bet it was. Especially since the rubber was still good. I mean, i have just tore open one of my front tyres at racing. It was quite amazing, won everything for the week with my front right tyre split and down to the foam!!
For racing, I use a fresh set of tires (usually one race event). Practice, I use the old tires from the previous race events.
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Old 09-17-2004, 04:08 PM   #1840
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Oops, sorry forgot to attach:
good timing, just good another new set and might copy it.
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Old 09-18-2004, 12:22 AM   #1841
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For racing, I use a fresh set of tires (usually one race event). Practice, I use the old tires from the previous race events.
That's funny cause at out club in Victoria, we have been racing at night in conditions of around10-12 degrees celcius for much of our winter, and the tyres are SOOO much better once they have been scrubbed up a bit. In fact, we almost think its better when they are slicks. Maybe that's due to the temperature difference between Australia nowadays and the hotter USA temperatures, because the rubber gets a lot softer where you are, compared to here where they stay hard or get harder.
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Old 09-18-2004, 02:16 PM   #1842
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I agree, environment plays a huge factor on tire wear and performance.
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Inserts???

Are the foam inserts of the Tamiya Type A and B tires the same? Or one is harder than the other?


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Are the foam inserts of the Tamiya Type A and B tires the same? Or one is harder than the other?


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Old 09-20-2004, 06:53 AM   #1845
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Sorry for posting a question that may have already been covered....but What is the recommended setup for someone just looking to enter the F1 class...

Should I jump right to the F201 tuned kit, or just get the basic kit? What parts need to be looked at and upgraded right away for performance and durability.

There is a new track opening up in my area with fresh CRC Daytona Ozite and a rail system similar to las year's US Indoor Nat's in Cleveland..

I love scale look of these cars and I want to jump in...I just want to look before I leap and make sure I get set up properly the first time out..

Thanks
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