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Old 03-03-2014, 07:10 AM
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Anybody know the answer to this?
Or can they direct me on who to email/pm?
Painting a body this week and I don't really want to be frustrated with cutting out the side pods if it's not mandatory..

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Every F1 i have run does not have the optional pods on it. What body are you running. Some you can lave alone ( directions show you how to cut it if you do not want the pods.
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Old 03-03-2014, 11:36 AM
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It is not mandatory to use the side pods.
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Old 03-03-2014, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by C5R01
Every F1 i have run does not have the optional pods on it. What body are you running. Some you can lave alone ( directions show you how to cut it if you do not want the pods.
Originally Posted by Markus
It is not mandatory to use the side pods.


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Old 03-03-2014, 06:14 PM
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Okay so a coupe of us are going to run mini for the first time on the carpet with a M06 and M05 and we need a starting point for springs and tires.
I really just don't want to end up traction rolling the whole weekend so a little understeer is fine with me.
I ran my M06 a little bit on a practice day with red springs and the S-Grip tires front and rear and it seemed to traction roll pretty easy but I didn't really give it much of a chance. All of our cars have the stock rear hubs but I'll put the aluminum ones on if thats what I need.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Originally Posted by User Name
Okay so a coupe of us are going to run mini for the first time on the carpet with a M06 and M05 and we need a starting point for springs and tires.
I really just don't want to end up traction rolling the whole weekend so a little understeer is fine with me.
I ran my M06 a little bit on a practice day with red springs and the S-Grip tires front and rear and it seemed to traction roll pretty easy but I didn't really give it much of a chance. All of our cars have the stock rear hubs but I'll put the aluminum ones on if thats what I need.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Glue the front sidewalls. softer rear springs.
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Old 03-04-2014, 02:06 AM
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Originally Posted by C5R01
Glue the front sidewalls. softer rear springs.
That is a must with the M05 or front wheel drive Mini's.

The M06 not so sure you may need the some extra grip up front.
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Old 03-04-2014, 05:14 PM
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Default TCS Race At Horsham Raceway hosted by Brownie's

Hey guys don't forget we spring ahead this weekend for daylight savings! Change your clocks! See you on Sunday!
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Originally Posted by chef88
The M06 not so sure you may need the some extra grip up front.
I run s-grips all around on my M06. Some of the guys were running slicks on the front of their M06s in Omaha to cut back on traction rolling.
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Originally Posted by BrowniesHobbies
Hey guys don't forget we spring ahead this weekend for daylight savings! Change your clocks! See you on Sunday!
John,
Won't make it to the warm up race on Saturday. What time do the doors open for TCS Sunday?
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Originally Posted by BrowniesHobbies
Hey guys don't forget we spring ahead this weekend for daylight savings! Change your clocks! See you on Sunday!
Oh yeah, we're ready
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Originally Posted by C5R01
Glue the front sidewalls. softer rear springs.
Originally Posted by chef88
That is a must with the M05 or front wheel drive Mini's.

The M06 not so sure you may need the some extra grip up front.
Originally Posted by kwkride
I run s-grips all around on my M06. Some of the guys were running slicks on the front of their M06s in Omaha to cut back on traction rolling.
Thanks for the input I should have known to glue the sidewall. Is the fluorescent spring set is softer than the springs that come with the aluminum shock kits?
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Old 03-05-2014, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by C5R01
Every F1 i have run does not have the optional pods on it. What body are you running. Some you can lave alone ( directions show you how to cut it if you do not want the pods.
Speaking of cutting out bodies, when you put the narrow suspension on the F104GP instead of the wide suspension, the kit-supplied Yamaha body can't be cut on the body lines because the suspension arms are completely different geometries.

Anybody else notice this? I really like the Yamaha body but everybody running the F104GP seems to use other bodies.
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I plan on running the BRZ race body for tcs. I have to cut the body within the lines. I can't trim the body so that it gives more clearance? The BRZ has the front and back aero kit that looks ridiculous to race with.
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Question: A friend of mine picked up an Evo4 and is now getting into the hobby. He was thinking about trying TCS but doesn't want to run in the GT1 class. A group of us run 17.5 and right now he is only a little off pace so I think he would be ready for GT2 by the time the next TCS rolls around. Does the rules allow people with less experience run a carbon fiber chassis car, like the EVO4, in GT2 or will the chassis force them into GT1?
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Originally Posted by Dyingslow
Question: A friend of mine picked up an Evo4 and is now getting into the hobby. He was thinking about trying TCS but doesn't want to run in the GT1 class. A group of us run 17.5 and right now he is only a little off pace so I think he would be ready for GT2 by the time the next TCS rolls around. Does the rules allow people with less experience run a carbon fiber chassis car, like the EVO4, in GT2 or will the chassis force them into GT1?
That would be up to the race director. I was in a similar situation. I showed up to the track a couple days before the race with an Evo4 having never run on anything other than smooth cement (great for drifting. not so much for racing). I signed up for GT1 since that was the only class my car qualified for. The track owner only watched me run a few minutes before he put me in the novice class and hooked me up with what I needed to make my Evo more TT01 like. 26mm wheels and tires, silver can motor and the proper gearing. Had a blast and have been participating in The TCS ever since. I now run GT3 with a TB02 and mini with an M05. Still have the Evo4, but it's used for club racing and other non TCS events.
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