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Old 09-21-2004, 10:04 AM   #1861
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I tried A's all around with their normal insert and I had way too much steering. I tend to set my cars up very trimmed out normally and it was pretty tough to keep ahold of with A's up front. That's why I went with Pit Meds up front. The track I was at was pretty green, since no one was running foams the whole day. You typically don't overheat tires on carpet, so I don't think having an airgap would be particularly advantageous. I've had that car working well on the same track with Pit Meds all around and I think that would be faster, but I didn't feel like making drastic setup changes to the car.
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Old 09-21-2004, 05:46 PM   #1862
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Is there anyplace that has the F201 Full Option yet that was on the RCCA Lust List???

All I can find are the basic kits, and even those seem to be pretty rare
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Old 09-21-2004, 06:39 PM   #1863
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Is there anyplace that has the F201 Full Option yet that was on the RCCA Lust List???

All I can find are the basic kits, and even those seem to be pretty rare
here are a couple kits on Ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...922364809&rd=1
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...922275086&rd=1
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...922275079&rd=1
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Old 09-21-2004, 07:54 PM   #1864
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I have a fully optioned (all tamiya Hotup included) that I might sell within 2 weeks. Send me an email with an offer.
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Old 09-21-2004, 10:56 PM   #1865
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I tried A's all around with their normal insert and I had way too much steering. I tend to set my cars up very trimmed out normally and it was pretty tough to keep ahold of with A's up front. That's why I went with Pit Meds up front. The track I was at was pretty green, since no one was running foams the whole day. You typically don't overheat tires on carpet, so I don't think having an airgap would be particularly advantageous. I've had that car working well on the same track with Pit Meds all around and I think that would be faster, but I didn't feel like making drastic setup changes to the car.
I wouldn't run an air gap on carpet. Too much traction with too much sidewall flex. Thanks for the input.
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Old 09-22-2004, 10:34 AM   #1866
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I had to sell my non tcs car because, I need the money for my bills ......

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Old 09-23-2004, 11:53 AM   #1867
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Kevin, why are you selling that stuff? F1RL remember?
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Old 09-23-2004, 12:49 PM   #1868
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I am looking for info on setting up my f201 for indoor carpet racing. I have the type A tires already. Wondering about camber,rear toe,shock oil and springs,etc. I have been thru previous posts and have not been able to find anything.
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Old 09-23-2004, 12:53 PM   #1869
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Everything is different for every driver so I would suggest running the kit settings as per the manual and adjust everything from there to your likeing. Just don't use the stabilizer bar, hahaha. Also, what motor are you going to be using??
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Old 09-23-2004, 01:28 PM   #1870
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We are running the trinity street spec motor at the track I race at. We have been running the high speed gear set but the layout recently changed from a fast flowing track to a tighter layout. Last weekend during practice one f1 car had its motor leads come unsoldered so I suspect that with the tighter layout that I will have to switch to the kit gear set. I read the article written by Neil on Tamiya's web site and tried that set-up on carpet and the car felt terrible. I previously had been running the kit set-up with some sucess.
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Old 09-23-2004, 03:27 PM   #1871
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Yeah, Neil's setup is for asphalt, so that won't work very well on carpet. Here's a basic setup that should point you in the right direction. I don't race my F201s on carpet all that often, but this should help you keep the car going in the right direction and you can fine tune for your particular track. I was running pretty close to this over the weekend on carpet. I have a lot of non-Tamiya stuff on my car that will be hard to find, so I am translating some things to equivalent Tamiya stuff. Since you didn't mention anything about TCS, I'll assume you aren't concerned about keeping the car TCS legal.

Front:

* Pit Shimizu medium tire with included insert
* 5mm ride height.
* Track width set to 190mm
* 1.5 deg negative camber
* 0.5 deg toe-out
* Tamiya alum shock bodies, 3 hole piston, 40 weight Trinity shock oil, one extra black o-ring over the shock shafts before assembly. If you use the plastic shock bodies and the previously mentioned piston, use 50 weight Trinity oil.
* Tamiya gold spring

Rear:
* Tamiya Type A tire with included insert
* Track width set to 190mm
* 5mm ride height
* 1.5 deg negative camber
* 3 deg toe-in
* Tamiya alum shock bodies, 3 hole piston, 40 weight Trinity shock oil, one extra black o-ring over the shock shafts before assembly. If you use the plastic shock bodies and the previously mentioned piston, use 50 weight Trinity oil.
* Tamiya gold spring
* Wing set to minimum downforce position

If the backend is loose, use your radio's dualrate to tame the car down. You should have plenty of steering with this setup. Once you get the car working well, you should be able to go with medium Pit Shimizu tires all around and make the car faster. imo, Type A's are just too soft for carpet and they really slow the car down.
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Thanks for the info-will try it this weekend.
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Old 09-23-2004, 06:29 PM   #1873
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I read the article written by Neil on Tamiya's web site and tried that set-up on carpet and the car felt terrible.
Hence my disclaimer. Carpet is a whole new thing to me, If I had something to offer, I would.
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Old 09-23-2004, 10:03 PM   #1874
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Hence my disclaimer. Carpet is a whole new thing to me, If I had something to offer, I would.
So far Neil's setup is working with abit of adjustment. This will be the layout for the Australian TCS. Its a concrete track.
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Old 09-23-2004, 10:20 PM   #1875
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Yes unfortunately concrete, with added dirt, jumps (Biiger than bumps lol) and dog hair (also a dog show pavilion).

It has made things very interesting trying to get a setup. I have been able to get the car around well, but everytime i drive someone elses car it feels like i could go a lap faster. lol
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