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Old 01-23-2003, 03:20 AM   #1816
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Old 01-23-2003, 03:26 AM   #1817
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How can you make it so light ???

My MTX2 weight at 18xx g with body, tires, Ti scres, without fuel !!!



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All with body and tire, without fuel.


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Old 01-23-2003, 04:23 AM   #1818
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Ernestf,

The MTX3 is a much lighter car straight out of the box. It's almost on the limit standard.
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Old 01-23-2003, 04:45 AM   #1819
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The MTX3 is a much lighter car straight out of the box. It's almost on the limit standard.
ernest has a full kawahara option MTX2 and seldom run it !! so, I think he will stick with it for a while !
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Old 01-23-2003, 04:51 AM   #1820
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I read somewhere in the earlier posts where someone run wet races alot due to the weather..
I just ran in a wet race and my HPI v-groove did not really hold out that well in wet conditions.
What you guys' recommandation for wet tyres??
plus what are the things that i got to look for to water proof the MTX-3?
Also will i be able to order online thru the k-factory website?
thanks for your feedback
In the wet which we do have a lot of here we run 22mm or 24mm Pitz D20's. Try them without any insert. Works a treat. The inserts just make them too hard.
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Old 01-23-2003, 04:01 PM   #1821
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pitz narrow wets or the D20 slicks when standing water.......yes i did say slicks in standing water, wet/damp the same or even better the pitz d20 intermediates 0444 kit insert in the narrow a very soft moulded in the d20 and a hpi red in the inters

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Old 01-23-2003, 04:18 PM   #1822
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Hey Cartman, I read somewhere that you guys found more traction with the slicks in standing water at Snetterton. Is that track just messed up or do you find the same at all tracks. We found it doesnt work at our track.
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Hey Cartman, I read somewhere that you guys found more traction with the slicks in standing water at Snetterton. Is that track just messed up or do you find the same at all tracks. We found it doesnt work at our track.

IT is very true, the track is abrasive in the dry but in the standing water SLICK'S work not all tracks like it!!!

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Old 01-23-2003, 04:42 PM   #1824
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Abrasive. Hmmm. So I will be bringing the same number of Foam Sets with me that I am using for the whole year for one meeting.

I'll not be going to the Reedy Race. Got to much else on this season between our 3 Championships, the BRCA Nationals and the Europeans. Plus I am making a trip across the pond to the Paris Memorial.

But you could PM me with your wet tire selection for the other tracks
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Old 01-23-2003, 05:01 PM   #1825
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Thanks for the info on the different asphalts. Guess we all learn something new everyday.

I knew about which gave more grip and which gave less grip but our club track has a funny mix. The grip level is extremely high. In the dry regardless of how cold it is we can run up to 50shore fronts and 45 shore rear foams yet at the same time we have minimal tire wear.

I ran a set of Yokomo kit foams for a full 30min final because they were the only thing I could get to work on the day for some strange reason and after the final I measured them. The right side tires had only .5mm wear and the left side had 1.5mm wear.
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have any of you all seen the k factory stuff for mtx3 cool
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Thanks so much guys for the info on wet set up and tyres choices.
Will be more prepared for wet races if the weather fouls up again.
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I ran a set of Yokomo kit foams for a full 30min final because they were the only thing I could get to work on the day for some strange reason and after the final I measured them. The right side tires had only .5mm wear and the left side had 1.5mm wear.
I know this situation. Sometimes we go to practice to a track that almost all the turns are to the left and we need to put a higher shore rating ont the front right side (40 left and 42 right) and put a little more camber (maybe 0.5 or 1 degree more) on the right wheels to cope with the brutal grip and turns we have on these track.

People that come new to those track and isn't warned about this realize that the front right tyre wears a lot more than the front left and realize this when tyre is ruined and coned.
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I know this situation. Sometimes we go to practice to a track that almost all the turns are to the left and we need to put a higher shore rating ont the front right side (40 left and 42 right) and put a little more camber (maybe 0.5 or 1 degree more) on the right wheels to cope with the brutal grip and turns we have on these track.

People that come new to those track and isn't warned about this realize that the front right tyre wears a lot more than the front left and realize this when tyre is ruined and coned.
I agree. I run maybe 2-3deg camber difference on the front and 1-1.5deg difference on the rear. A lot of people think that for the car to run fast the camber and tires shore has to be equal on both sides. It might be more beneficial over shorter qualifier runs but not over a 30min/1hr final were you cant change the tires over to easy.

Heres a good site that will help you work out the ideal camber for each corner.

http://home.zonnet.nl/realrolfje/pro...t/tirewear.htm
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Old 01-24-2003, 10:29 PM   #1830
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Neat calculation tool! Thanks for the link...
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