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Old 10-10-2012, 06:30 PM
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I believe that was his NORRCA car
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The real question is. What year did Dave win this NSX when he won the XMODS nationals, and who did he beat to do it?


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The real question is. What year did Dave win this NSX when he won the XMODS nationals, and who did he beat to do it?


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Originally Posted by C5R01
The real question is. What year did Dave win this NSX when he won the XMODS nationals, and who did he beat to do it?


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I remember seeing that - just wish I remembered what year I giggled when I saw Dave win it, and thought 'damn, not a bad ride'

I'll guess 2004 and some dude from texas?? ridenour or something?
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Hi David, I am a 15+ year TCS racer and love the events every year. I am now in the great situation of having a family of 3 boys, 2 of which will be racing TCS this year. With that said I as many racers are on a budget and I hope we do not see the RS-540J motor dissapear for brushless systems for the following 3 classes : GT3, MINI, and SPEC NOVICE. I also think with low cost kits like the minis (most of them come with a 540 and speedo) we will keep the door open for new racers at a resonable cost. This is just my 2 cents, but whatever the rules are we will make it happen and be at some races. I also hope to see the tire rule for mini go back to open Tamiya 60D tires and rims (at least on carpet like the GT classes are). Thank you David for taking over and best of luck to Fred in the future.
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Originally Posted by BP SHADOW
I believe that was his NORRCA car
It's not because that photo is from the RCCA article on the ROAR nats in the Oct 97 issue...page 121
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Does anybody have any experience with Tamiya type-a and type-c tires on carpet?

I've been practicing at our local carpet track during the last couple of weekends in order to prepare for the TWC. Some basic, general testing and setup work have been done but I've come to a fork in the road and don't know which direction to head. I would appreciate your opinion on which tire has more potential with producing fast laps on a low-medium bite carpet track.

On type-a tires, the car rotates nicely but feels a a bit too free during the last third of a corner under power, resulting in harder to drive car. I can get around okay but I really have to pay attention to what the car is doing and react accordingly. Please see the video below that demonstrates how my car looks with these tires:

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ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.



With type-c tires, the car is snug and well balanced with a touch of understeer. However, the more noticable screeching noises while cornering gives me the impression that it's not carrying corner speed. That being said, I can adjust to it and put the car anywhere and really get on the throttle. If you listen carefully to the next video, you can hear that lap times are about the same, if not a tenth faster with the type-c tires.

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ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.


Please keep in mind that I have extremely limited carpet experience...like fewer than five races...and am open to any suggestions that you may have. Thanks in advance!

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Specifically, the Volvo S40 by Protoform. Ok, I'm impressed.
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Since I answered correct, that means you need to take a road trip to TQ Raceway in Chino now to check out the track. This Sundays Summer Series point race will see a good variety of Tamiya product. Lots of F104's in F1, FF03's in FWD class, 416 and 417's in Sportsman and Expert sedan and RM01's in 12th scale.

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Originally Posted by mike.a
Hi David, I am a 15+ year TCS racer and love the events every year. I am now in the great situation of having a family of 3 boys, 2 of which will be racing TCS this year. With that said I as many racers are on a budget and I hope we do not see the RS-540J motor dissapear for brushless systems for the following 3 classes : GT3, MINI, and SPEC NOVICE. I also think with low cost kits like the minis (most of them come with a 540 and speedo) we will keep the door open for new racers at a resonable cost. This is just my 2 cents, but whatever the rules are we will make it happen and be at some races. I also hope to see the tire rule for mini go back to open Tamiya 60D tires and rims (at least on carpet like the GT classes are). Thank you David for taking over and best of luck to Fred in the future.
Thank you for the feed back about your concerns and I very much appreciate your paticipation all these years. Cost to the racer is one of the most important aspects I consider then making any decision. I will say that Spec and Mini will for sure remain 540J motors for this very reason. However, GT3 may change to 21.5 Brushless.
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Originally Posted by rtypec
Does anybody have any experience with Tamiya type-a and type-c tires on carpet?

I've been practicing at our local carpet track during the last couple of weekends in order to prepare for the TWC. Some basic, general testing and setup work have been done but I've come to a fork in the road and don't know which direction to head. I would appreciate your opinion on which tire has more potential with producing fast laps on a low-medium bite carpet track.

On type-a tires, the car rotates nicely but feels a a bit too free during the last third of a corner under power, resulting in harder to drive car. I can get around okay but I really have to pay attention to what the car is doing and react accordingly. Please see the video below that demonstrates how my car looks with these tires:

+ YouTube Video
ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.



With type-c tires, the car is snug and well balanced with a touch of understeer. However, the more noticable screeching noises while cornering gives me the impression that it's not carrying corner speed. That being said, I can adjust to it and put the car anywhere and really get on the throttle. If you listen carefully to the next video, you can hear that lap times are about the same, if not a tenth faster with the type-c tires.

+ YouTube Video
ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.


Please keep in mind that I have extremely limited carpet experience...like fewer than five races...and am open to any suggestions that you may have. Thanks in advance!
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Originally Posted by rtypec
Does anybody have any experience with Tamiya type-a and type-c tires on carpet?
Not exactly my area, but from what I saw at our regional on carpet, the few guys who were on A's migrated to C's during the weekend. I was also told the C's compared favorably to typical carpet tires like Sweeps or Jacos.

That being said if the laps times are good, don't get too concerned about the squeal, some tires just make noise
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Originally Posted by robk
don't get too concerned about the squeal, some tires just make noise
Couldn't quite hear you over the F104 tire squeal

Everyone, thanks for the tips so far. I'll keep on practicing.
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Originally Posted by rtypec
Couldn't quite hear you over the F104 tire squeal

Everyone, thanks for the tips so far. I'll keep on practicing.
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