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Old 01-11-2013, 12:48 AM
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Originally Posted by flameoutgarrett
Shoot I make me scream, problem I have is I mess with stuff then don't do circle, I mess with camber and then everything gets all goofed, I really truly am terrible at setup, it sounds stupid but I overlook some really easy stuff
That's how I spent my first 3 years of racing. I'm finally at a point now where I can put the car on the track and have it work the same way round after round, race day after raceday.

One important lesson is that putting a car on the setup station to set camber and toe won't fix all the little settings I was forgetting to check in the first place.

1/12 scale has a lot fewer adjustments than TC. During my brief foray into the class, I felt like everything was pretty easy to measure. I'm sure others know better, but I used the setup board markings for track width and toe. Camber gauge for camber. Sometimes Tracy would let me borrow his angle iron for checking that the car was square. I did the pennies-on-the-tires trick for tweak. The rest was just the ride height gauge and vernier calipers.

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Old 01-11-2013, 08:19 AM
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That's also what I use to think. That 1/12th scales have a lot fewer adjustments than sedan. In truth the 1/12th scale has almost as many adjustments. Plus those adjustments have to be very accurate or the car will be a handful. For sedan you can be off 1mm on your front left droop and be drivable. I think it's the foams, foams seems to amplify any error in setup.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by malkiy
That's also what I use to think. That 1/12th scales have a lot fewer adjustments than sedan. In truth the 1/12th scale has almost as many adjustments. Plus those adjustments have to be very accurate or the car will be a handful. For sedan you can be off 1mm on your front left droop and be drivable. I think it's the foams, foams seems to amplify any error in setup.
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Add in tire compound, how large or small to cut and how much/long to sauce there just as temperamental if not more.

There two different types of race cars with a lot of similarities. Both have a tremendous amount of learning curve that makes on road so fun some times! I remember when I was trying to run my first 12th scale (12r5) back at SIR. I was about to toss in the towel when Paul came over and looked at my car. He asked what size did you cut your tires at? I told him and he explained there too large for the compound of tire and speed we were trying to go. He told me 44mm max and I should be good to go. The next question was did you center your rear axle and is it close to max width? I was like what??? I need to check that!?!? Went on to cut my tires and adjust my rear axle and at that point I was getting up to Brian speed. Just a few little things made a very large difference to a TC guy.

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Old 01-11-2013, 10:34 AM
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My thinking has been, that it doesn't matter what class your running, if you want to go fast, the details will always make a difference. Heck, even in scale spec, setup is just as important as any other class.
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:01 PM
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Never got word if Sean was doing the tub tomorow if its not to late I need to some battery tape or if I can buy some from body that would be greatly appreciated !! Thanks
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Sean,

Do you have any 5mm male bullet plugs. Yes it really is 5mm, not the common 4mm. I need 4 or 6.
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by cementsurfer86
..... Heck, even in scale spec, setup is just as important as any other class.....
That could sound somewhat insulting to scale spec drivers
Shoulda said, "even in Novice".
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:22 PM
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Sean- Stopped by the store today and picked up the wheels and stuff I was gonna have you grab for me.

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Old 01-11-2013, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by edhchoe
That could sound somewhat insulting to scale spec drivers
Shoulda said, "even in Novice".
Haha no, definitely didn't mean it like that, cause I run scale spec, and I thought personally, that because its a slower class, that setup wasn't as critical, but I was dead wrong. And that goes the same for novice, just like you said.
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Sorry guys I haven't been at the shop much this week and super busy! I will be there with the Tub. I will have 4mm bullet plugs and Hudy tape!

See you all tomorrow!
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We don't have 5mm bullets. We have 5.5mm and 6mm if those will work SteveO...
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I just realized that we have Eflite EC5 plugs if that will work...
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anyone who has a tamiya tao6 or 417 i bought a steel gear set for my gear diff in hopes that they would fit my r1 and turns out that they do not. so if anyone wants them let me know $10
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Originally Posted by jeff jenkins
anyone who has a tamiya tao6 or 417 i bought a steel gear set for my gear diff in hopes that they would fit my r1 and turns out that they do not. so if anyone wants them let me know $10
I'll take it, be there with $10 tomorrow night.
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gonna paint a new body before tomorow!! flying pink trans am im thinking hahha cant wait
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