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Old 05-14-2004, 02:02 PM   #1321
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Try takeOffs if you want, but be aware that their side walls split far to easily with standard diameter sized wheels.
Only use Take Offs with the wheel mentioned below and a insert that fills the tyre.

After many tries I have found this combination best for UK racing:
ING wheels - T24MMS
Echo inserts - J4430M
ING MS Tyres - 32 for most tracks

I recently ran Sorex 28/32/36 tyres on the mentioned wheel/insert and found the 36 had little grip and 28 got too hot.
32 failed badly at Snetterton but worked a treat at Aldershot, but was a second a lap slower than ING tyres.

ps. remember to drill at least 2 5mm holes in the wheels before fitting tyre (i run 3 4mm holes).
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Old 05-14-2004, 07:58 PM   #1322
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Why is that people go back to rubber tire racing while you have higher speed with foam tire? I am confused. Can someone tell me more about the advantage of using rubber tire instead of foam tire?

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Old 05-14-2004, 08:05 PM   #1323
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Please don't start the rubber V foam debate again guys.
You run with whatever is being used at your local track if you intend racing.
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Old 05-14-2004, 08:13 PM   #1324
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Please don't start the rubber V foam debate again guys.
You run with whatever is being used at your local track if you intend racing.
I am sorry about my question ! Can you tell me where is that debate you mentioned? I want to read about it.

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Old 05-15-2004, 01:33 AM   #1325
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Start a post on the rubber tyre debate again and somebody will point you in the right direction.

I will need to have a rubber setup for the FW05 to run in the BRCA rubber races in the UK.

Its marginally cheaper to run rubber tyres in the Uk due to the cost of foams.

Do people run a solid front axle when runnng rubber tyres?

What about harder compound at the back?

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Old 05-15-2004, 01:34 AM   #1326
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The UK has 2 Championships, here are tha basic rules.

1: IC Scale Rubber -
3-ports .12 motors, GT/Touring Shells, 16% nitro, Moulded Rubber Tyres.

2: IC Scale Foam -
Any .12 motor, Any full width shell, 25% fuel, foam tyres only.

Most who do the Rubber series who refuse to do the Foam series are not against the Foam tyres, the are objecting to the high downforce Lola type shells you have to use to be competitive. If it weren't for the shell I would be on Foam
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Old 05-15-2004, 06:21 AM   #1327
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I have also tried rubber on my car. I have to admit depending on the type of track surface I found rubber to work better sometimes. I prefer foam when our local track has traction. On dusty low bite surface I found that HPI has a treaded tire that is really soft. I believe it is there pro compund. The tire has show me it can not only hook up, but it will last as well. I am also using HPI blue inserts on Yokomo BBS type wheel. M2C.
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Old 05-15-2004, 06:53 AM   #1328
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The UK has 2 Championships, here are tha basic rules.

1: IC Scale Rubber -
3-ports .12 motors, GT/Touring Shells, 16% nitro, Moulded Rubber Tyres.

2: IC Scale Foam -
Any .12 motor, Any full width shell, 25% fuel, foam tyres only.

Most who do the Rubber series who refuse to do the Foam series are not against the Foam tyres, the are objecting to the high downforce Lola type shells you have to use to be competitive. If it weren't for the shell I would be on Foam
But you can always start a Touring Foam class right? That's how FEMCA just ran their race ... based on IFMAR rules: foams but touring shells.

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Old 05-15-2004, 03:54 PM   #1329
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But you can always start a Touring Foam class right? That's how FEMCA just ran their race ... based on IFMAR rules: foams but touring shells.

Not down to me, it's down to what is decided by the drivers at the BRCA AGM (British Radio Car Association)

The discussion got heated last October, and lasted over 2 hours with no result, so thing were left for another year.

Rubber Series Rnd 1 - 80 entries, Rnd 2 - 86 entries.
Foam Series Rnd 1 - 70 in 200, 30 in 235.
Less than 10 drivers race in both series.
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Old 05-16-2004, 12:13 AM   #1331
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Good Afternoon!

Guys i raced my Kyosho FW05-R today for the first time and i think only one word will sum it up.... AWSOME!!!!

Well done to Kyosho on developing such a great car.

Today would not have been possible without the assistence from a few good friends... i'd like to thank you again.. you all know who you are

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Oh, I run on rubber tyres as well on a low grip concrete surface
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Old 05-16-2004, 09:02 AM   #1332
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Not down to me, it's down to what is decided by the drivers at the BRCA AGM (British Radio Car Association)

The discussion got heated last October, and lasted over 2 hours with no result, so thing were left for another year.

Rubber Series Rnd 1 - 80 entries, Rnd 2 - 86 entries.
Foam Series Rnd 1 - 70 in 200, 30 in 235.
Less than 10 drivers race in both series.
There is nothing in the rules stopping you using a touring shell when racing on foams is there? I know you wont be competative but if your racing for fun who cares!

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Quote:
Originally posted by NiMo
The UK has 2 Championships, here are tha basic rules.

1: IC Scale Rubber -
3-ports .12 motors, GT/Touring Shells, 16% nitro, Moulded Rubber Tyres.

2: IC Scale Foam -
Any .12 motor, Any full width shell, 25% fuel, foam tyres only.

Most who do the Rubber series who refuse to do the Foam series are not against the Foam tyres, the are objecting to the high downforce Lola type shells you have to use to be competitive. If it weren't for the shell I would be on Foam
you guys have a choice of any shell on foam class? thats very unfair to me.. a touring shell is no match on a lola shell.
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Old 05-16-2004, 12:21 PM   #1334
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Thats why everybody runs the lola shell. But if you WANT to run the touring shell I dont think there is anything in the rules stopping you

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Old 05-16-2004, 02:16 PM   #1335
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There is nothing in the rules to stop you using a touring shell but I've seen some huge shunts where a tourer backs off for a corner but the Lola goes flat.
You then have to work out which piece goes with which car.
Until they change the rules, I will stay with Rubber, even though I'm a good lap or 2 faster on Foams.
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