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Old 06-30-2011, 03:55 PM
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i just purchased the shoe type 2-speed and did not realize that i need a shorter front drive shaft. i was wondering if anyone else had done this and if so what did they do to solve this problem.
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I had a great time! Perfect weather all weekend, lots of track time, great people to race with... what else can you ask for? You gotta make it next year!
I will be penciling it in on my calendar for next year. As long as the job doesn't interfere and nothing else happens, I am planning on being there.
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great pics!

too bad that tire blowout ended my run that day. A pretty close race to the wire was shaping up there

great weekend of racing action for sure!

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Originally Posted by infernogt1 View Post
i just purchased the shoe type 2-speed and did not realize that i need a shorter front drive shaft. i was wondering if anyone else had done this and if so what did they do to solve this problem.
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I use the universals on mine. This one fits the front.

http://www.igthobbies.com/KYOSHO-KYO...EED_p_328.html

Make sure (if you havent already) that you completely disassemble and reasseble with locktite all the parts of that trans. I just dropped mine in right from the package. Big mistake, rookie mistake.
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:46 PM
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Originally Posted by TC_Tuner View Post
great pics!

too bad that tire blowout ended my run that day. A pretty close race to the wire was shaping up there

great weekend of racing action for sure!

Eric Schutt
Yeap! Very unfortunate. You had a great race sure gave Mike a run for his money lol

This is another reason why I stick to what I know. I ran easily over 4hrs of use on my Ipanemas 45 and I just love the fact that I don't have to worry about them blowing up and ruining my day.
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I am New Here,My name is Jesse and this is my first entry here. Since I am new to forum community and I feel I am in midst of my own learning curve. I feel sometimes, that I have to learn a lot, hope you guys have patient on me.Thank you for sharing the post.
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Welcome to GT . I'm sure you'll get all the help you need here.
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...I just love the fact that I don't have to worry about them blowing up and ruining my day.
Careful, there were two other catastrophic tire failures during the GT A main. One was an Impanema, not certain what brand the other was. Pretty crazy...I've never seen that happen before, and then three in one race!
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Careful, there were two other catastrophic tire failures during the GT A main. One was an Impanema, not certain what brand the other was. Pretty crazy...I've never seen that happen before, and then three in one race!

Hi guys,

Not looking for a new war of brands, but would be great to know the tire brand that got failure on that race.

Why ?, simply, at least the tire brand i race, usually in Brazil is always testing tires, compounds, etc (even benchmarking puting on test competitor's tires and wheels) in order to always be improving the products they release.

So, i think is very valuable information to see wich brands of tires blowed up, and under wich conditions. I've already race tested almost every tire brand in the market for GT, and even when i do have my preference, there is no tire out there that is "bad" by itself, and to be honest, track conditions, driving style, chassis setup, weather and compound selection are all parameters that can lead to a blown up tire and not necesarily quality of the brand.

Cya guys !, keep burning nitro on GT cars !! ... amazing class and still dont understand why is not growing more and more !!

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I can totally speak to my tire failure, but as I already stated, I wasn't alone on this one. Two other people and at least one other brand had this happen during the same race.

Also, to be clear, I've been running several brands of tires since the GT scene started. One of my early favorites was the Kyosho V Slick. Awesome performance and low wear.

The fact they come unassembled is a double edge sword. This allows me to choose my insert, but it also has me gluing them up...which can be hard with these given some of the inserts I've experimented with.

I still have several year old V Slick tires that I use. In fact, this past weekend, I cracked a rim on a newly glued set, and I ended up using a 40 VSlick that's at least three years old. I used it for two 10 minute heats plus the 45 minute main, and it performed and held up fine.

This Kyosho V slick tire failed because of my poor glue job. It did not come unglued from the rim like I originally thought, rather the insert was slightly tweaked, causing uneven wear on the tire. The tire wore thru until failure.

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Pato,

I’m with you bro, no need for usual 7 page “brand wars” are needed here again.

Maybe a lot more positive things would be realized if the guys that actually raced in the 45 minute Byron’s A Main, would chime in on their race experience.

An equipment list (not just tires) but of all the items they ran and why they selected those items would help new GT racers a whole lot more.

Have a great July 4th weekend fellas!
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I'll start,
Kyosho gt1, 7.5 chassis, it's what I've ran since I started
Werks B5 engine, 2013 pipe, I run in the Midwest Series races, $200 or less
Ipanema Warrior body and tires 45, they work great
Savox servos, work good and have a good price & guarantee
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I'll start,
Kyosho gt1, 7.5 chassis, it's what I've ran since I started
Werks B5 engine, 2013 pipe, I run in the Midwest Series races, $200 or less
Ipanema Warrior body and tires 45, they work great
Savox servos, work good and have a good price & guarantee
Byron Fuel 25% pro
Mike as I said earlier, your car was dialed. Also nice to meet you! I'll be back next year With Out the 8-9min Gremlins........ Oh Well, still had a ton of fun.

I know pretty much what Bill and Rick ran, but will let them post the info.
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