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Old 06-28-2013, 11:51 PM   #1
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Is there a place to go to read up about tips/tricks ect? I need a crash course in this stuff NOW!
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Touring cars dont have to be redicously over engineered and brain blowing if you follow the box setup and make some subtle changes here and there. most of the posted setups online are variations of near stock as quite a lot of testing has gone into the car and thats what they decided would work best in most situations.

http://www.competitionx.com/ is very good at outlining the different setup options and how they may affect your car. very good for a new person.
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Thanks man, not really talking about setup so much as other tricks. I was reading that people clean their tires between each run with brake clean, and then re-apply traction compound. That is new to me. BTW I am running rubber tire indoor carpet/outside asphalt depending on weather.
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Carpet dirties the tires less i think than outdoors but its a good idea to get in the habbit. i used to just re-apply my traction wash and let that clean the tires, but spraying a little brakleen on a paper towel and cleaning the crap off does help for sure. after a weekends racing you will note quite a lot of rubber build up on your tires.

for outdoors, if your track is sprayed they tires will definitely be filthy ha. clean them for best results.

not really that many tricks persay, just take your car appart between events and make sure nothing is broken/worn. clean your bearings and lightly oil them. make sure none of the bearings are being compressed by anything; axle/hex's compressing wheel bearings, layshaft being out of alignment ect ect. jilles has a youtube series about preparing your car that seems quite anal at first, but once you look at the car in such detail, it becomes apparent in the results. a faster, easier to drive car.
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This helps too for some of the more complex stuff

http://richardchang.com/hobby/rctips_tc_summary.pdf
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any recommendations on tire sauce? I'm using Paragon now, but like to go to something scentless. Anyone using sticky kicks on road, what should I use for asphalt?
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Scentless doesnt mean it wont make you dizzy in a room with 27353 other dudes saucing.
I run paragon outdoors, jack the gripper indoors.
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It's not scentless but for outdoor, we use LG1 on the first run. Then after the run, you clean with LG1 and apply a few dots of LG2 and massage into the tire and let dry before the run.

Indoor, we can only run SXT 3.0, Jack, and two others (that no one can ever get their hands on anymore.
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