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Old 11-27-2017, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by gigaplex
I know about the lubing moving parts rule, but mounting shocks upside down to better contain the oil is a step further than just lubricating moving parts.
Totally agree... that is no way built per instructions.
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Old 11-28-2017, 07:27 AM
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I agree. My local though seems to allow the spirit interpretation a bit further. I don't like it but when in Rome.

My ideal spec class would be literally built to manual specs with Tamiya lube where they say in manual, no playing with setting on ESC, no weights, no tire sidewall gluing, no tire sauce and spec wardrobe Levis 501 and Tamiya shirt on every driver. Oh and a handout Turkey sandwich at lunch so no one gains a nutritional advantage.
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Originally Posted by Teamrule
I agree. My local though seems to allow the spirit interpretation a bit further. I don't like it but when in Rome.

My ideal spec class would be literally built to manual specs with Tamiya lube where they say in manual, no playing with setting on ESC, no weights, no tire sidewall gluing, no tire sauce and spec wardrobe Levis 501 and Tamiya shirt on every driver. Oh and a handout Turkey sandwich at lunch so no one gains a nutritional advantage.
our class is out of the box and only allow the bearing kit and thats it
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Old 11-28-2017, 08:07 AM
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Would probably help here if people clarified what surface type. Black carpet in my case.
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It would be interesting to hear tamiyas call on the situation. Flipping the shocks could be a "built in tuning" ability of the chassis. As could be using the inside, or outside shock mounts.
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we are allowed to flip our shocks at the local track and honestly there is no difference in feel or lap times. we actually allow the trucks to use a piece of foam in the shocks instead of grease. the grease gets out to easy and ends up on the racing surface
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Soon they will do this




(Jk is just there for picture purposes )
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That's awesome, a down force machine I bet.
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Originally Posted by Marcos.J
Soon they will do this




(Jk is just there for picture purposes )
Tamiya offers a wing for the euro trucks that goes where the hitch goes. wonder if that is legal?
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Originally Posted by ghosty
Tamiya offers a wing for the euro trucks that goes where the hitch goes. wonder if that is legal?
have no idea lol i just set it there to take a picture
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That's a good tip. I learned with Tamiya plastics to not over tighten but I'll check them.
True, ...but go even looser w/ the front end of this kit. ...seriously, I built per the instructions and per usual Tamiya plastic parts (ie, not too tight), then another racer had me come lift his front end up and down. His had a lot more give, just due to loosening the front A arm assembly.
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Tamiya offers a wing for the euro trucks that goes where the hitch goes. wonder if that is legal?
oh, no here come the mod's ...I like that this class is bone-stock w/ exception of bearings. Keeps the playing field more even and really down to driver skill.
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Originally Posted by ghosty
we are allowed to flip our shocks at the local track and honestly there is no difference in feel or lap times. we actually allow the trucks to use a piece of foam in the shocks instead of grease. the grease gets out to easy and ends up on the racing surface
Just throwing this out there, if there’s no difference why even do it? Not jab at you but in general.
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Just throwing this out there, if there’s no difference why even do it? Not jab at you but in general.
I literally tried every setup, ...foam too. None made a difference so I am running my shocks kit setup stock. -figure mise well be per spec' so there is no question at the track.
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Originally Posted by b20btec
Just throwing this out there, if there’s no difference why even do it? Not jab at you but in general.
Guys were doing it so i Tried it to see if it was an advantage or if it should be outlawed found there was no difference and went back to normal for me.
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