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Old 02-27-2019, 07:09 AM
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At the Hobby Plex in Omaha, we glued right up on till the contact patch. The winning truck had no signs of tipping and was very consistent. Rest of us were kind of close, nobody had an un drivable truck. So it can be done, just a little hard. I will say, I had the only old body that was in the top five. When I did a back to back comparison by only changing the body , The new body definitely turns better, but the cabin is more stable. I think another thing is how much sauce you put on the tire. Not using any sauce keeps it more upright. Iím not sure why no glue on the contact patch, I just have to think itís really about not having too many sets of tires as previously I had three different tire with three different levels of glue on the tread.
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Old 02-27-2019, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by F N CUDA
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If it don't need the extra glue it won't be used but if it does need the glue or should I say if it would be a benefit with the glue why not let it be used?
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Agreed. The rules should be designed to encourage as many people as possible to race. Relying on glue might not always yield the highest performance, but if people are using it and you tell them they can't do it for this specific race, doesn't that make it less likely that they race?

Unwritten rules discourage people from racing, because once a venue or series gets a reputation for having unwritten rules, who knows what the unwritten rules are? You risk showing up to race and getting blown away by those in the know. Please put *all* of the rules in the PDF file.
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Old 02-27-2019, 06:10 PM
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Videos of the TCS Omaha Euro Truck racing looked like fun from beginning to end.
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Old 02-28-2019, 03:40 AM
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Windy City is my home track and I've had a euro truck for a while now. I had a very tippy truck, and one day tried moving my body pins up an extra hole which did wonders for the truck. That day, I couldn't tip the truck if I tried, and it was a ton of fun. The following week, the truck was back to being so tippy it wasn't even fun to drive anymore. I've tried everything in the front diff from black grease to 20mil, grease and 20mil in the shocks, and even a couple of mods that I'd consider cheating (just to see if they worked) and none seemed to make a difference.
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Old 02-28-2019, 03:08 PM
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So long pal, we'll miss ya. It was a damn good ride. -- Now move along... Nothin to see here!!!
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Old 02-28-2019, 05:11 PM
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So long pal, we'll miss ya. It was a damn good ride. -- Now move along... Nothin to see here!!!
Now that's a sad thing to see.
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Old 02-28-2019, 09:01 PM
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I literally choked up
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Old 03-02-2019, 08:00 AM
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Beyond depressing. I wasn't able to make it to the last TCS there, but got out to CA for family and work a month later and thankfully got to see it untouched and take some pictures and reminisce a bit. I didn't want to go see it after that because of seeing it in this state.
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Old 03-02-2019, 08:57 AM
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What are they doing with the property now?
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Old 03-02-2019, 09:49 AM
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Storage units from what I've heard
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Old 03-03-2019, 10:03 PM
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Glad I got to race at the Tamiya track which I had always wanted to do when I was growing up in my teens. Sad to see it go.
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Old 03-03-2019, 10:13 PM
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Man what a shame, and so sad... loss of words, was a world class track and venue!
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Old 03-07-2019, 08:42 AM
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I had planned on going to the TCS race in Chicago. I'm signed-up and was ready to make flight and hotel reservations. With two weeks now before the race, I'm giving up. Still no Reedy 21.5FT motors that I can get my hands on. I'm sorry, but "they'll have plenty at the track" is not good enough for me to risk multiple vacation days and $500-1000 to take that kind of risk. Maybe...MAYBE I'll try to make the race in Ohio.
If you follow the link below to Reedy's site, you'll see that they still have an expected arrival time of a month ago.
https://www.teamassociated.com/parts/details/297
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So... lets try to rectify the situation.

Hey TCS: If motors are not available, what will your solution be? Will you calibrate adjustable timing motors and seal them? Will you just allow the old motors? Or will you just send people home?
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Old 03-07-2019, 09:03 AM
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The old M3 spec motors should be put in place. Most of us still have them...
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