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Old 11-22-2013, 02:55 PM   #1
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I'm looking for some advice regarding TC setup, I have just got an mi5 and it is working well. The problem i have is im the only one at the club running rubbers on carpet.

For me to compete i need to run foams. What sort of set up changes do i need to do to the car to get the best out of the foams? I cant seem to find any info regarding this subject as i think most people are down the rubbers route.

Any help will be appreciated.
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Old 11-22-2013, 04:21 PM   #2
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Many years ago before Foam killed TC racing what I remember was the chassis' were very rigid. Opposite the Mi5. Depending on the level of competition, you may want to look into another chassis like an older Corrally or Xray pre rubber car if you want to be very competitive. This of course all goes out the window if the track you race at is low grip.

I do remember some of the X-ray T2007 setup. X-ray purple springs all around. 40wt shock oil up front, 3 hole pistons along with 37.5 weight in the rear. Stiff sway bars and a tire budget to take over a small country.

Try googling Paul Lemieux T2007 setup from anywhere and start with that. While most of it might not translate to the Mi5, it might give you an idea of where to start.
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Old 11-23-2013, 02:16 AM   #3
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I'm looking for some advice regarding TC setup, I have just got an mi5 and it is working well. The problem i have is im the only one at the club running rubbers on carpet.

For me to compete i need to run foams. What sort of set up changes do i need to do to the car to get the best out of the foams? I cant seem to find any info regarding this subject as i think most people are down the rubbers route.

Any help will be appreciated.
We run 10.5 on foam here locally, the main setup changes are moving shock mount points to clear the rims, if you are running 30mm rears, you can use less rear toe in than you would with rubber. Camber becomes a matter of adding enough till you get the tires to run true and also shortening up the camber curves will help a lot. Other than that, there is nothing really tricky to using foams, they are much easier to run then rubber and will widen your setup window dramatically.
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