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Old 10-08-2010, 10:07 AM
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Actually, Tamiya's surface gripped all of my setups pretty well, even when I pulled it out of the box and had plastic shocks and the nylon tires I was able to get it around there without too much drama. Civic body too.

Tried several combos at Cal, with the guys running good there, soft setups to firm setups (best) and we all were scratchin our heads workin around the Civic body.
Heck, I was the guy that had hours of time on that track the week of the F'n race, 3 track days but I had given up on the Civic body after a few hours the first nite.
Quick body change (with wing) and we were off and running.

Even got to mix it up with Rodzilla for a few runs before he proceeded to sound the bell and start the schoolin.

Still a mystery to me since a few no wing cars did run well there although I didn't notice Civics gettin it done.

Mr. O, did you run your Civic there?
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i ran my Golf at the F'n Race.. recognized that it just didnt turn as well as i needed it to .. so i started trying to make it fast.. which also made it looser... lol i shoulda stuck with my original setup.. it worked the best there... now i know
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Yep, Mike R's Golf was strong there every time I saw it.
Killin it on race day too.
Could it be that body is so much better than the Civic, both without wings?
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i think there is a performance difference between the Civic and Golf, YES... simply because you can't 'slam' the Civic quite as low as the Golf.. too much air under a ride, no bueno.. Hopefully when the new Civic comes it will be similar to the Golf in performance..

but thats not to say you cant get a civic to handle as good.. just may need a lil bit different setup..
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:47 AM
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I'm thinkin a lotta setup difference.
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another reason why big wingers outrun the hatchbacks.. you can slam those to the ground.. wheels tuck very nicely up under and within the wheel wells.. NO AIR gets under there..
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We're not allowed to cut out the rear ala TC style are we?
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Originally Posted by F N CUDA
We're not allowed to cut out the rear ala TC style are we?
well, youre not supposed to.. lol... gotta stick to the trim lines..
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Old 10-09-2010, 07:11 PM
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Many thanks to Fred for hosting the monthly fun race at Aliso Viejo today, good times!
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awesome and truly was a fun race. thank you Fred and tamiya USA. great outcome, we need more peps for gt2 and rookie class, get your kids out. Can't wait for the next one.

btw, I started it's own fun race thread under California racing. post videos and pictures there.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/californ...-fun-race.html

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Red face Revise fun race!

Originally Posted by izzyracer
awesome and truly was a fun race. thank you Fred and tamiya USA. great outcome, we need more peps for gt2 and rookie class, get your kids out. Can't wait for the next one.

btw, I started it's own fun race thread under California racing. post videos and pictures there.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/californ...-fun-race.html
I think next time Fred may have to implement RPM limits or hand out motors. Rod totally dominated the whole field. I think he even lapped 2nd place. He himself I think felt cheated because it was no contest. It should be the best driver not best motor. Right?
I'm sure Fred ran this race as a test to see exactly what I was talking about, try to tweek the race to make it more even racing!
How about 21.5 brushless with a spec ESC.
Just my 2$
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Originally Posted by izzyracer
awesome and truly was a fun race. thank you Fred and tamiya USA. great outcome, we need more peps for gt2 and rookie class, get your kids out. Can't wait for the next one.

btw, I started it's own fun race thread under California racing. post videos and pictures there.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/californ...-fun-race.html
we need more GT2 and better diffs
Come on out!!! Prizes for top 3 and definately well worth the $10 entry fee!!!!
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Originally Posted by maxepower
I think next time Fred may have to implement RPM limits or hand out motors. Rod totally dominated the whole field. I think he even lapped 2nd place. He himself I think felt cheated because it was no contest. It should be the best driver not best motor. Right?
I'm sure Fred ran this race as a test to see exactly what I was talking about, try to tweek the race to make it more even racing!
How about 21.5 brushless with a spec ESC.
Just my 2$
Hey Max,
check in here, we been hashin it out on this subject, again.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...a-ff03-85.html
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maybe this esc will solve the problem once and for all?

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Old 10-12-2010, 06:27 PM
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Questions?? SPEC ESC ?

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maybe this esc will solve the problem once and for all?

I that the new Tamiya sensored brushless motor? I wonder how much that will cost?
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