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Old 01-30-2013, 12:53 AM
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Agreed! Looks pretty awesome, and it was fun to watch the car at the ETS series race recently (via RedRC). I swear I remember the car catching up to Volker at one point! Not an easy task! Lots of neat features
It did somewhat catch up with Volker and that' hard to do! Stop by my pits on Saturday, if all goes as planned, you can look at one up close.

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Old 01-30-2013, 12:55 AM
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Dang, now that's what I call earning your sponsorship! Thanks!
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Are you racin' Saturday? I have that Nat's VHS tape I told you about.

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Originally Posted by corallyman
It did somewhat catch up with Volker and that' hard to do! Stop by my pits on Saturday, if all goes as planned, you can look at one up close.

Steve
Sweet. I love how Serpent shows so many cool pictures of their cars on the website. They really cater to, or just know, what a serious racer wants to see. I think it helps sell the product. I've always been confused by Tamiya's small and sparse photos. The 417 is a world class car, but there are only three or four small pics on Tamiya USA's site

I might be testing some new things on the T3'12. Hoping to try the 1.6mm top deck and the A PLUS brand narrowed rear suspension blocks (0.5mm narrower on each side). It's very similar to what Hagberg did to his T3'12 and I also noticed they narrowed the rear suspension on the T4 by 0.75mm per side. That all in mind, the narrowed rear suspension should help!

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Originally Posted by Samwise
Sweet. I love how Serpent shows so many cool pictures of their cars on the website. They really cater to, or just know, what a serious racer wants to see. I think it helps sell the product. I've always been confused by Tamiya's small and sparse photos. The 417 is a world class car, but there are only three or four small pics on Tamiya USA's site

I might be testing some new things on the T3'12. Hoping to try the 1.6mm top deck and the A PLUS brand narrowed rear suspension blocks (0.5mm narrower on each side). It's very similar to what Hagberg did to his T3'12 and I also noticed they narrowed the rear suspension on the T4 by 0.75mm per side. That all in mind, the narrowed rear suspension should help!

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The narrow rear will give you more rear grip
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Originally Posted by corallyman
Brett,

Are you racin' Saturday? I have that Nat's VHS tape I told you about.

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hmm... looks like... ah, yes: "Signs point to yes!"
That's gonna be fun to see
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hmm... looks like... ah, yes: "Signs point to yes!"
That's gonna be fun to see
2001 On road nats at speedworld, I'll put it in my bag so i'll have it for sure then
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Hi racers,

I know that the LTC-R is generally a good outdoor/asphalt body, but has anyone tried the LTC-R body on carpet? Did you like how it handled? What kind of changes in handling would be expected or did you see?

I have a metallic-green LTC-R body from last summer at FastTrax collecting dust in our workshop at home. It's in really good shape, so I thought I might give it a try.

I think I've seen people run the LTC-R at our track, but I don't know what you guys thought of it, what the general consensus is.

I'll probably (note the word, "probably") leave the "ugly" white HB Subaru at home this time... just to give Malkinson a break haha!

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Ltc-R has more down force on the noise and less on the rear. This is why you see everyone running it on asphalt. You always need more steering on asphalt! On carpet it's not needed IMO as we are always trying to take down force of the front and make the car more balanced. PF Mazda Speed 6 is more nutral and is a more consistent body on carpet. It's easy to find steering on carpet. Turn in is one thing but mid exit is another. Speed 6 has better mid so that's alwasys a plus! LTC-R is a cut in machine! For stock I'd be running a Speed 6 hands down!

Remember a balanced car is a fast car at the end of 6 minutes!

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That's what I've been running... It's sharp and responsive, but you'll most likely want to dial in a few clicks of rear grip via your chassis.
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Originally Posted by corallyman
2001 On road nats at speedworld, I'll put it in my bag so i'll have it for sure then
Just don't walk by my box of rotors with that video tape ! Zapp !

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Originally Posted by corallyman
2001 On road nats at speedworld, I'll put it in my bag so i'll have it for sure then
Someone bring a VHS player!!!
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Ready for it to be Saturday already! Okay, not really, still have to rebuild a gear diff. I got my new charger in the mail today though. Anyone local using a Powerlab8?
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Are Pete and Dave really pushing guys around in Florida?
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http://www.redrc.net/2013/01/c-andys...gement-system/

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