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Old 11-13-2022, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by SteveM
I ran the cab forward body in club races and was the A-main winner in every race I ran. Here's a video of the A-main from November 2019. Mine is the white/yellow truck and I'm the old guy in the camo ball cap and black vest.

https://youtu.be/uM2ThSUVw3o
Is that you or the body? Did you try to run any other bodies?
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Old 11-14-2022, 11:48 AM
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20 trucks at the lil Trophy Race at Apex this past Sunday... what fun https://apexraceway.liverc.com/results/

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Old 11-15-2022, 09:16 AM
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Does anyone in the US do custom decal sets for the eurotruck bodies? My wrap supplier doesn't so I'm looking for another source.
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Old 11-16-2022, 09:57 AM
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I haven't seen this racer in a while, but he used to do all sorts of custom stickers. Carl @ [email protected]
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Old 11-28-2022, 03:25 PM
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How are people gluing the OUTSIDE of their tires at Apex? Are they just doing the fronts or fronts and rears?
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Old 12-01-2022, 02:56 PM
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just fronts



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Old 12-01-2022, 02:58 PM
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the euro truck class is really growing here...its the biggest class



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Old 12-02-2022, 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted by DARKSIDE
just fronts


Am I the only one that thinks if modifying tyres like this is required, then maybe the tracks just have too much grip?
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Old 12-05-2022, 04:25 AM
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Its not the fact that the tracks have to much grip its the fact that these tires do not have any inserts and when you go around a corner the tires fold onto the side wall and causes the truck to roll over. The glue stiffens the sidewall and allows the tire to hold its shape and slide around the corner and not traction roll the truck.
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Originally Posted by agentorange
Its not the fact that the tracks have to much grip its the fact that these tires do not have any inserts and when you go around a corner the tires fold onto the side wall and causes the truck to roll over. The glue stiffens the sidewall and allows the tire to hold its shape and slide around the corner and not traction roll the truck.
Take another look at the picture. The glue is going onto the tread itself to take away grip. And CA glue is far too brittle to meaningfully hold it's shape on a tyre sidewall like that.

If it was purely about the lack of inserts, it would make more sense to allow inserts instead of this crazy gluing.
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ok bro your right.
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Originally Posted by gigaplex
Take another look at the picture. The glue is going onto the tread itself to take away grip. And CA glue is far too brittle to meaningfully hold it's shape on a tyre sidewall like that.

If it was purely about the lack of inserts, it would make more sense to allow inserts instead of this crazy gluing.
Nevermind the thousands of racers who have done tens of thousands of laps with these trucks.
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Old 12-05-2022, 07:49 AM
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Tracks grip is the reason why we have to glue. I don't have to glue tires on Asphalt. My guess is glue isn't needed on ETS carpet either. Black carpet is the main reason glue is needed.
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I have never needed to glue the ENTIRE sidewall.
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Our parking lot surface is very abrasive , and can wear out a set of new Eurotruck tires in 5 runs.
Thats from new , to coming apart at the seams , in 5-6 runs.

So , we run VTA tires , and they work great , and last about 100 runs.

Everything else is to the letter , BoxStock EuroTruck.
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