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Old 05-04-2004, 02:48 PM   #11371
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I thought laying the shocks down was for A high bite tight track.If not what is.
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Old 05-04-2004, 03:44 PM   #11372
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Laying down the front and rear shocks results in a smooth-stable car....regardless of the traction conditions......

More-vertical shocks give a quicker initial response on entry and exit of the corner......(possibly less mid-corner lateral traction). Personally, I like to stand the shocks up on smaller technical tracks.......I can understand that laying them down will give the car a smooth feel on FAST open tracks......

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Hi there....

Any of you guys already tried using a Gurney in Touring Bodies?
Any one knows if it is Ifmar Legal do bend a little gurney on the edge of the wing...

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Any of you guys already tried using a Gurney in Touring Bodies?
Any one knows if it is Ifmar Legal do bend a little gurney on the edge of the wing...

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Yes it should be legal in all forms of racing. I have done this on low bite tracks when I needed a little xtra bite. The best thing is if no one looks real close they will never know why you car has more bite than thiers!

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Old 05-04-2004, 08:35 PM   #11375
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construction is underway tomorrow night. cvds will be ordered. any last opinion members?
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Old 05-04-2004, 09:01 PM   #11376
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Yes it should be legal in all forms of racing. I have done this on low bite tracks when I needed a little xtra bite. The best thing is if no one looks real close they will never know why you car has more bite than thiers!

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Hi Guys,,
What is that??? ,i would like to know,i race in a low bite track..Thanks Luis.
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Old 05-04-2004, 09:15 PM   #11377
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Old 05-04-2004, 09:24 PM   #11378
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I've posted some info I managed to gather from around the rumour mill about the new MTX3 Prospec at 3Hobby.Com. Read the full article by clicking Read more ...

Now, the question is has anyone bought one of these kits yet? My current MTX3 is almost fully kitted to the same spec except that I ended up paying more for all the stuff!
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Old 05-04-2004, 09:34 PM   #11379
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Old 05-05-2004, 04:40 AM   #11380
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what wheels do i need for mtx3 specific wheels or will tc3 wheels work
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Thanks for the replies, I have already found a good set-up. I was wondering about the 16/19 conversion on the side belt for the wide open tracks. Thank you again though.
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Old 05-05-2004, 07:55 AM   #11382
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The geometry is designed around offset rims.
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GAMB049 A gurney flap is a bend in the top of the wing all the way across it, it is usualy a 90deg. bend leaning forward to catch more air and apply more downforce. It was named after Dan Gurney an Indy car racer that came up with the idea, on real cars they have removeable ones made to diferent sizes.
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Yes it should be legal in all forms of racing. I have done this on low bite tracks when I needed a little xtra bite. The best thing is if no one looks real close they will never know why you car has more bite than thiers!

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I'm gonna try it next weekend...
The Ifmar rules say about gruney strips, but not bending a gurney on your wing... I remember it saying that bend-your-own wings were prohibited... Which leaves some doubts about what is considered a Bend-yor-own wing.. If it's a full bend-your-own or if you cant bend any part of it..

The problem in this track I'm racing is that you need plenty of front end grip during cornering but another big problem is to get stability under braking... I've been using the least brake I can set so I can keep my car stable...
Because of that I was thinking on solutions and remembered the gurney...


Any other suggestions to make the car more stable under braking?

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Bandeira: You could try the teflon brake pads, they are awsome. Also try a spring from a writing pen on your brake rod , instead of fuel tubing, this will give a fade effect to the brakes. Make sure your car is ballanced from left to right, any difference between the two and the car will not brake straight. Also play around with you rear droop setings, you can make the car more or less satable with this seting, also make sure you try to brake in a straight line when possible, untill you get things figured out in your set up.Toe in in the rear will make the car more stable under braking as well as under excelleration. Good luck! Paul......................................
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