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Old 08-29-2019, 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by anthonyscardina
I used thick lexan to wrap around my shock tower. Supposedly the bottom "nubs" of 20oz soda bottles work well too.

That sounds good and its cheap. There is a youtube vide where a guy uses scraps of some kind of plastic in hot water and molds it over the shock tower which is covered by a cloth and then trims it. I am sure there are a lot of great ideas out there.
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Are the guards provided with the b6.1 kit not sufficient?
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Old 08-30-2019, 06:48 AM
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I almost forgot about kydex, its trickier to work with than lexan (I'd recommend a band saw or scroll saw) and can be formed with a heat gun. McMaster Carr sells it about ten bucks for a 12" square sheet.
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Originally Posted by anthonyscardina
I almost forgot about kydex, its trickier to work with than lexan (I'd recommend a band saw or scroll saw) and can be formed with a heat gun. McMaster Carr sells it about ten bucks for a 12" square sheet.

It's very durable and comes in different thicknesses.
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Originally Posted by RDucky47
Are the guards provided with the b6.1 kit not sufficient?
The B6.1 is pretty good when compared to a Losi or Xray. The b6.1 has the shocks mounted behind the tower and has a guard. I have not been required to run anything additional on mine at other tracks. As for the other cars, just wrap the heck out of them with duct tape. That'll help hold it together too
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Originally Posted by Teamrule
In a world where we can put a man on the moon, OK that's yesteryear, in a world where I can instantly post a picture of my taco dinner for the world to see can we can finally just pick tires and carpet that stick together without the toxic goop.
Agreed, no need for toxic crap. If nobody has it, it is a fair playing field.
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will there be onroad classes at the carpet track?
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Originally Posted by Lone Drifter
will there be onroad classes at the carpet track?
From their Facebook post, it looks like plan to run both.
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Originally Posted by Lone Drifter
will there be onroad classes at the carpet track?
yes
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I was at Hobbytown yesterday, They may get the carpet laid down this week. It will be on road and off road track. According to Sean they will be very picky about ride height and there will be restrictions on off road tires, Their intention is not to allow the very hard carpet tires like the Proline Pin Points. I believe their intention s to run separate nights for on road and off road. But, check with Jeremy and Sean on anything I've said here and before buying any tires.There will be restrictions on traction compounds. The normal Paragon will not be allowed.
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From what I've heard, paragon should NEVER be used on black carpet as it will damage it. SXT 3.0 and Gravity RC liquid gravity carpet formula (LGC) are the two main compounds that would be ideal.
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Originally Posted by anthonyscardina
From what I've heard, paragon should NEVER be used on black carpet as it will damage it. SXT 3.0 and Gravity RC liquid gravity carpet formula (LGC) are the two main compounds that would be ideal.
SXT, thatís what WC used if I remember right. If I can can get there Iíve already got that.

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Originally Posted by anthonyscardina
From what I've heard, paragon should NEVER be used on black carpet as it will damage it. SXT 3.0 and Gravity RC liquid gravity carpet formula (LGC) are the two main compounds that would be ideal.

I have heard the same thing about Paragon, but I would like to hear what Calandra says about it. The odor of Paragon inside is overwhelming and can hang in the air hours after the race. Years ago before the laws about smoking I went tp a race where Paragon was used and people were smoking. My clothes reeked after the race and I started leaving my coat in the car.
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I was at Hobbytown yesterday, They may get the carpet laid down this week. It will be on road and off road track. According to Sean they will be very picky about ride height and there will be restrictions on off road tires, Their intention is not to allow the very hard carpet tires like the Proline Pin Points. I believe their intention s to run separate nights for on road and off road. But, check with Jeremy and Sean on anything I've said here and before buying any tires.There will be restrictions on traction compounds. The normal Paragon will not be allowed.
That's interesting. If they are going to choose tires, the Schumacher cactus worked well at wcrc plus they had long wear and didn't tear up the carpet. Cheap too.
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Originally Posted by dbracn
That's interesting. If they are going to choose tires, the Schumacher cactus worked well at wcrc plus they had long wear and didn't tear up the carpet. Cheap too.

Sean mentioned a Schumacher tire, but I don't recall which one. I have also seen guys make their own foam tires.
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