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Old 10-09-2012, 06:13 PM
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Just thought I would let you guys know that my spec r r1 tc kit showed up in the mail and holy crap!!! Super impressed. Game changer in the world of tc!
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by jeff jenkins
Just thought I would let you guys know that my spec r r1 tc kit showed up in the mail and holy crap!!! Super impressed. Game changer in the world of tc!
Pics or it didn't happen!

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Old 10-09-2012, 07:18 PM
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does anyone wanna buy a 12r5.1 inline roller?

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does anyone wanna buy a 12r5.1 inline roller?

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WHAT? Don't give up now...
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So I'm looking for a good final drive ratio for the 25.5. At least a starting point. I am thinking somewhere around a 3.4 but I do not know. Also, is timing allowed for the 25.5? I can't remember if that was changed this year or not. I'm sure I could look it up in the rules, but, I'm lazy!
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Originally Posted by crazy5
WHAT? Don't give up now...
if i was giving up id be selling everything...

not just a roller....
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:32 PM
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Originally Posted by crazy5
So I'm looking for a good final drive ratio for the 25.5. At least a starting point. I am thinking somewhere around a 3.4 but I do not know. Also, is timing allowed for the 25.5? I can't remember if that was changed this year or not. I'm sure I could look it up in the rules, but, I'm lazy!
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Timing is allowed, and if you do decide to play with timing, look for a fdr in the low 3.4's and work down from there. Every car is different, so you'll need to find that sweet spot. I'm currently at a 3.33 with 45deg. of timing, that's also in a TC4.
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:59 PM
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Originally Posted by cementsurfer86
... a fdr in the low 3.4's ... currently at a 3.33 with 45deg. of timing ...
Spilling your secrets, I see?

Now I know why I barely can't hang with you on the straight. My Scale Spec car (TC6.1) is currently @ 3.53:1 but, with a fan, still running cool enough that I'll go one step bigger on the flywheel, I mean pinion for the next race.

In case it helps other drivers: I couldn't make an FDR so low as 3.5:1 work in Scale Spec for the longest time. 3.6:1 or 3.7:1 worked better for me probably because it helped power through my (sloppy) cornering. Only when my driving improved and I could keep my corner speed better did my laps begin to be faster with 3.5:1.

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Old 10-10-2012, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by waswadener
Spilling your secrets, I see?

Now I know why I barely can't hang with you on the straight. My Scale Spec car (TC6.1) is currently @ 3.53:1 but, with a fan, still running cool enough that I'll go one step bigger on the flywheel, I mean pinion for the next race.

In case it helps other drivers: I couldn't make an FDR so low as 3.5:1 work in Scale Spec for the longest time. 3.6:1 or 3.7:1 worked better for me probably because it helped power through my (sloppy) cornering. Only when my driving improved and I could keep my corner speed better did my laps begin to be faster with 3.5:1.

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Spilling secrets is how everyone gets faster! (ref. round 2.... )

You're definately right on the gearing. you have to keep that car moving, and moving quickly, to be able to use that gear. Otherwise you'll have a smelly motor that won't turn..... (ref. Phil, round 1.... )

You guys still kill me in the infield....however, having 100 extra grams of weight isn't helping matters much. (ref. TC4's are HEAVY.)
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Originally Posted by flameoutgarrett
What's your cleaning and saucing regiment?

Try a set of jacos tho
Full sauce rear soaked, and half front soaked.


Originally Posted by PutAwayWet
Hey Tracy,
I'm running CRC Pink/Magenta and am rock solid tone to tone. I've got my ride height progression figured out and am getting faster. If anything, my car comes in over the course of the run and is best in the second half.
Have you tried softening your sides? I find that it lets the car roll way over.
Also, are you still using an R8 body?
Todd, I have firmed up to white sides, the blues CRCs seemed cranked down to get it smooth, so I went to whites, which seemed to smooth the car through corners. I am running an AMR.

So, I will run the magenta's again and go a lighter on the tube lube. 30k to 20K, try that for the first qual next time. Also, in the last 2 races my body has caught up on the tape, launching me...so I am going to add the bumper to stiffen the front of the body.

Thanks guys for the ideas.

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Old 10-10-2012, 11:42 PM
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Originally Posted by cementsurfer86
Spilling secrets is how everyone gets faster! (ref. round 2.... )

You're definately right on the gearing. you have to keep that car moving, and moving quickly, to be able to use that gear. Otherwise you'll have a smelly motor that won't turn..... (ref. Phil, round 1.... )

You guys still kill me in the infield....however, having 100 extra grams of weight isn't helping matters much. (ref. TC4's are HEAVY.)
I start my day burning up motors then I set track records! LOL
A little over gearing even with a fan kills motors fast.
Last weekend was a great time hope the next one is just as close.
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:02 AM
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Default F1 on Oct 20th ??

Was seeing if I can get 5 people to race on oct 20th race. I'll have mine with me for practice at the lest.
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Originally Posted by crazy5
So I'm looking for a good final drive ratio for the 25.5. At least a starting point. I am thinking somewhere around a 3.4 but I do not know. Also, is timing allowed for the 25.5? I can't remember if that was changed this year or not. I'm sure I could look it up in the rules, but, I'm lazy!
Don't tell anyone but try less timing and more gear...then previously posted. Indoor on carpet my 21.5 was geared at 2.9. Shhhhhhh.
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by skypilot
Don't tell anyone but try less timing and more gear...then previously posted. Indoor on carpet my 21.5 was geared at 2.9. Shhhhhhh.
well it would be nice to see you come on out and races again...and let break Phill track record

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Old 10-11-2012, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by skypilot
Don't tell anyone but try less timing and more gear...then previously posted. Indoor on carpet my 21.5 was geared at 2.9. Shhhhhhh.
Tried that, didn't work with the 25.5's, ask Phil. battled with it all last year when we were strapped for timing.
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