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Old 06-14-2006, 08:32 PM   #4996
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How do you guys maintain your foam tires. Do you tru them after every run?

I ran the same set of tires all day, and my back tires are seriously cambered. I should I tru them back flat, or leave them as they are.
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Old 06-15-2006, 12:32 AM   #4997
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If the tires are slightly cone inside that means you have set the chamber correctly. Generally people prefer front tires to wear flat and slightly cone at rear.

If the tires are cone inside heavily that means your negative chamber are too much, and vice versa.

Truing tires are up to you.
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Old 06-15-2006, 05:51 AM   #4998
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How do you guys maintain your foam tires. Do you tru them after every run?

I ran the same set of tires all day, and my back tires are seriously cambered. I should I tru them back flat, or leave them as they are.
If your tyres are coning outwards (like you were driving positive camber), you need to add more camber to the rear tyres until you wear them flat or almost flat (is virtually impossible to wear the rear external tyre almost flat due to the transfer of mass during cornering and getting out of turns, the tyre will scrub and doesn't matter what you do).

One day tried to compensate it at 100% and finished with very different suspension setups on the rear/inner and the rear/outer wheel and handling was quite different if you turn to left or right, car was twitchy but wear the tyres almost equal.

Sometimes you will see people putting a higher shore on the outer side and helps, but you need to take into account that one tyre will have less grip. You may look into this (higher shore on rear/outer or front/outer depending how your track punishes the tyres).
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I built my car to the kit set up and I think it called for a -3 camber in the rear, and that did some serious coning of my tires. Should I not follow recommended camber settings, and just find a happy medium for tire wear?
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cone inside or outside ?
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I built my car to the kit set up and I think it called for a -3 camber in the rear, and that did some serious coning of my tires. Should I not follow recommended camber settings, and just find a happy medium for tire wear?
sounds like you race on a tight track with mostly lower speed corners.
adjust camber till your tyres are wearing square and even and you should be right, you'll find that grip will be more consistent.
at the track i race at which has faster corners and sweepers i need to run 6 deg camber and the tyres only cone in very slightly which is pretty much what you want , so every track has its own requirments. hope that helps
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Wow Joe 6deg? What track is that? EC? or somwhere else.
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6 degree ? Wow !!

Mine is 4.5 Left - 4 Right for Rear tires.
And 4 Left - 3.5 Right for Front tires.
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Wow Joe 6deg? What track is that? EC? or somwhere else.
hey matt, you checking out what the competition is up to eh?
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6 degree ? Wow !!

Mine is 4.5 Left - 4 Right for Rear tires.
And 4 Left - 3.5 Right for Front tires.
yep, its the moorebank track in sydney, my car reaches top revs 5-10 mtrs from the end of the straight using 18/24 pinions, the corner can be taken almost full speed.
i believe that the track can be played on vrc , so give it a go, you'll see what i mean
your track in the pictures is a beauty, nice layout
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hey matt, you checking out what the competition is up to eh?

Yeah trying to see what people are doing over in the Mugen camp get some secrets and take them back to RRR thread

Should be a good meet this Sunday anyway looking forward to it.
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Hi Corse-R...how's everybody...long time no see...
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Hi Corse-R...how's everybody...long time no see...
Yep... so much time, how's everything by there?
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Oops I just re-read my post and I missed a word.

I just had this same problem. I think you will find that if you take off that rear arm you will discover one of the following. A broken rear arm at the rear pin location or the the lower pin is bent. In my case the lower arm was broken where the pin goes through and allowed the arm to move forward and hit the spur but NOT enough to really be that noticable or come completly off

Right on! Thanks man, broken arm at pin.

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congrats to ishitani for 2nd place at the nationals and swauger for 3rd and TQ.
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