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Old 01-07-2003, 09:37 PM   #1
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I was reading one of my magazines one day on the racing standings section. I looked at what type of gas they use and i saw most of the racers running only 16% gas. Isn't running more nitro suppose to be faster. Is running a lower percent like easier tune? I jus dont get that.
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The % is up to the idividual. More the nitro, it will make it fast. But also the more nitro percentage you have the better you have to be at tuning. Your engine life can suffer too. There's a lot of stuff i left out. I stick with 20% for bashing and have no trouble. My opinion is for u to stay 20% or under. If you go like 30% and higher you might have to add shims which is a whole other story. Not too bad though.
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The reason is that theres sanctioning body that only allows %16 nitro for their races, i cant recall which one now. I thinks its EFRA, but Im no sure.

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IFMAR also requires no more than 16% nitro!
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The reason is that theres sanctioning body that only allows %16 nitro for their races, i cant recall which one now. I thinks its EFRA, but Im no sure.
EFRA and IFMAR specifies a maximum 16% nitro content on the fuel. ROAR, FEMCA and others specify other maximum values.
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i wonder if these kind of outdated rules are going to get changed
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most likelly no. Nitro is 10 times more expensive everywhere compared to what it costs here in USA. That is the reason for the 16% limit to keep cost down.
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