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Old 10-05-2001, 01:56 PM   #1
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I just got a Nitro Racer 2 in a trade. I found a set of 9 rollcenter plates. 3 @ front, center & rear. The Racer 2 has one each as the stock set-up. Should I add one set of plates or more?
Also anyone have basic front-end tips?
Caster, camber suggestions.
Also HPI lists part # A209 sway bar set
Where, or how do you mount the front sway bar on Racer 2?
I have a NMT, RS4 2, RS4 Super & I can see how to mount the front sway bar, but I can't see it on the Racer 2
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My Racer 2 is set up with foams.
1 degree front toe in
1.5 degrees neg front camber
2 degrees neg rear camber

If you run rubber tires take 1 degree neg camber off all 4 corners.

These are basic #s that would work for most cars. And need to be fine tuned.
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I have a set of Trinity TRC purple foams heading my way, I will make a few adjustments.
Anything on the rollplates & the Racer 2?
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no more than one plate all around
I use tempory washers as plates
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Only one set of plates.

Also look at HPI's Diff spring kit. You can use that instead of diff grease. It keeps the rotating mass of the drivetrain down while giving it the same effect.

Also - Look at getting linear springs. My HPI Progressive springs went bad after about a year of usage.
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Thanks for the help
How about a tires.
I see a lot of racers are using Jaco, and Trinity foam tires
What does your group of drivers like to use?
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I use sorex...... but i see a lot of people going foam.
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i run kawahara foams with my lola body on my "car"



doh looks like i had to get rid of those pics with the lola body on
o well heres the body


close enough
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Troy & nitro pups
Thanks for the info & pics.
Troy are you using R36 tires?
I can't seem to locate any of them.
Are you the BuyHPI Troy?
Pups, damn nice looking Lola body.
I'm gonna rip the racer down this AM &
put one set of plates in it.
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Yes, I use Sorex 36R and Sorex 32R tires. I used the 32's as it started to cool down over the summer. No, i am not Troy L. from HPI.
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I'm down in S Florida and our track temp this time of year goes from 110 to 140
I'm looking for Sorex R40's
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Troy & nitro pups
Thanks for the info & pics.
Troy are you using R36 tires?
I can't seem to locate any of them.
Are you the BuyHPI Troy?
Pups, damn nice looking Lola body.
I'm gonna rip the racer down this AM &
put one set of plates in it.
thanks hehe that was my first time fade job with flames
sorex tires.. don't know about them sorry.
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