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Old 09-17-2005, 07:25 PM   #91
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hey guy, just curious who setup did you run and say thank you too after your first a main win
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Old 09-19-2005, 07:27 AM   #92
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hey guy, just curious who setup did you run and say thank you too after your first a main win
Well it was a combination of my own front end concoction and a melvish rear end, capped off with a mickeyd toe tweek.

Of course I thanked all my spons...err I mean cheerleaders (all I had at the time), as well as the guy who put his toe in the pot.
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Kind of off-topic, but this might be the best place for it right now. What is the real reason people glue the outside of their foam tires? I've heard to reduce chunking, but I've also heard to gain/change some kind of handling characteristic. Anybody got a straight answer on this one?
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Kind of off-topic, but this might be the best place for it right now. What is the real reason people glue the outside of their foam tires? I've heard to reduce chunking, but I've also heard to gain/change some kind of handling characteristic. Anybody got a straight answer on this one?
It has helped to reduce chunking for me, but its not always enough. It also stiffens the sidewall somewhat and, with certain setups, may allow the tire to drift a little when the car is at maximum roll (mid corner).

In the past, I've used it for both reasons on my rear tires only. The CA will wear off over time and I'd have to reapply it to the sidewalls after two runs. I don't use a rear anti-roll bar, and the firmer sidewalls helped the rear to drift and rotate around each corners apex predictably and avoid chunking. But I'll be making a few changes to my rear setup this season and probably won't need the CA for either reason anymore.

If you use the dual compound orange/purple or orange/{ANYTHING} front tires, then you shouldn't need to use it for the fronts at all.
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racermac71, why are you worried about setups when you said you mailed that car out to me?
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Old 09-19-2005, 10:25 AM   #96
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Your gluing your rear tires and its coming off after 2 runs? What are you using Elmers Glue?
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Your gluing your rear tires and its coming off after 2 runs? What are you using Elmers Glue?
CA medium. It was probably a combination of soft compound, mucho paragon and high corner speeds that did it. Every now and then they lasted for 3 runs before cracks and flaking would occur.
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car is sent al, i raced with this guy everyweek and like reading the b.s. that goes on here lol
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I here ya Mike. New track opening here soon and we allready have had several keyboard races!
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Cool, thanks for the info guys. I've noticed that when my tires wear a bit, the sharp pieces of CA seem to contribute toward chunking rather help it. I think they're getting caught in the carpet or something. I've always just glued them because everybody else does, but it's good to know -why- it's done. I think I'll try some tires without gluing to see how it affects my setup, and tune from there.
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racermac71, ygpm.
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Old 09-19-2005, 02:37 PM   #102
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well since you dont know who this is guy......... you can just call me daddy lol
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Back on topic.... 2-stage tires are at the track in Vegas right now. Both 1/10 and 1/12 will go on sale Wednesday. Ampdraw Hobbies trackside.
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The reason to superglue the sidewalls (and just the sidewalls, never have it contact the ground) is to stiffen them for high bite carpet tracks, to free up the car and also to keep it from traction rolling. You should apply generally two coats since it shouldnt flake off. But when the tire wears down u will need to remove the superglue near the contact patch so that you arent riding on the superglue.

Its not really for chunking, and it will take away traction superglueing the sidewall, so watch out for club racing.
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Jack,

What combinations are you seeing for 1/12th scale stock or mod with the new tires??? If you were running pink or white rears and purple or dbl pink fronts, what would the new combination be??
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