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Old 01-05-2014, 01:08 PM
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Thank you everyone for being so welcoming and helpful last night! I was impressed by the high level of racing but especially the technical assistance and accommodation for a new TC racer at the track.

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Originally Posted by Lunar
Thank you everyone for being so welcoming and helpful last night! I was impressed by the high level of racing but especially the technical assistance and accommodation for a new TC racer at the track.

Ryan
The beauty of our club is that no matter what table you sit at, you'll be next to a bunch of nice guys with a lot of racing experience and technical knowledge. You did very well for your first night, I felt like I should be asking you for driving tips

Dial in the rear of your car a bit more and you're ready for Scale Spec.
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Old 01-05-2014, 03:05 PM
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looks like a great track, can't wait to try it
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Old 01-05-2014, 03:07 PM
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yes. alot of fun last night. i got back that adrenalin rush ive been looking for that rc gave me along time ago. offroad didnt do it. onroad does. i love it. had a good time last night. winning the b and coming in almost dead last in the vta a main. car was ok at the start. it got better as i made some droop adjustments and ride height adjustment. still needs a little more work but its coming around. im thinking a little more in the speed department with a few teeth on the pinion, the motor was coming off at 115 after each race with the timing up at 40. i might back it off and bring up the tooth count and see what happens. and some practice practice practice. i feel i did decent for a 6 year hiatus from onroad.
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Old 01-05-2014, 04:13 PM
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question. i have tamiya shocks on my tc6.1 worlds car. it has xray springs on it. how do i identify what rate of spring they are? color coded? i want to find out what rate they are so i can tune from there.
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Old 01-05-2014, 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted by dragonracing
question. i have tamiya shocks on my tc6.1 worlds car. it has xray springs on it. how do i identify what rate of spring they are? color coded? i want to find out what rate they are so i can tune from there.
Take off the spring and look at the ends of the coils. There should be a number like 2.6, 2.8, 3.0, 3.2, etc.

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Old 01-05-2014, 04:40 PM
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Thanks to everyone who welcomed me last night for my first ever racing experience. I literally walked into that gym just hoping to chat it up with a few of you guys and watch some racing... Although Todd had other ideas. He handed me a loaner car and set me up with a pit spot and pretty much said have fun! I was like a deer in headlights, however that was the best thing Todd could've done for me. I had a blast, swallowed the hook, and am even closer to getting a car ready for racing. I will be out again this time just to chat about car setups etc... I expect to make at least a few races in March and April. Thanks again

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Old 01-05-2014, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by dragonracing
question. i have tamiya shocks on my tc6.1 worlds car. it has xray springs on it. how do i identify what rate of spring they are? color coded? i want to find out what rate they are so i can tune from there.
This chart should be helpful too: http://www.reflexracing.net/RSD-Univ...art_ep_58.html
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Old 01-05-2014, 05:24 PM
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thanks bud. that is helpful. im going to brave the cold in the garage soon and go over the car before next weekend for nora. any body got a final ratio that i should be at for nora in vta?
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Originally Posted by dragonracing
thanks bud. that is helpful. im going to brave the cold in the garage soon and go over the car before next weekend for nora. any body got a final ratio that i should be at for nora in vta?
Truthfully, pretty much the same fdr as you have now. Give or take a tooth or two to get the speed/punch you want. I didn't change a thing track to track on my VTA ride. Anywhere from 3.2 - 3.8...Somewhere within that range, you'll find where your motor and car is the happiest.

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Old 01-05-2014, 06:03 PM
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Had a blast up there last night! It was my first time to come up and race with you guys and it was awesome! I will be back again soon!
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Hitch rides with dave he comes up pretty much every race !
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Originally Posted by flameoutgarrett
Hitch rides with dave he comes up pretty much every race !
ThAt's the plan!!
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I have to admit that I was reluctant to put almost the same layout in the gym that we have already in the hangar. But.... I think this layout works better in the gym then in the hangar. The bumps in the hangar really make it a hang on scenario where the gym is full on "pay attention"! We should redo the hangar! Just kidding. Traction was pretty checker board at first, pretty good by the mains. Big thanks to the crew that donated their New Years plans to the cause.
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Old 01-05-2014, 07:45 PM
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It's surprising how similar stock at the hangar and mod at the gym feel now.

Now if I could just learn how to use a charger...

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