View Full Version : Getting Brave...going in my first race on Sunday!
07-16-2009, 09:05 PM
The LHS I get my stuff at invited me to the race this weekend saying it would be the quickest way to learn.
So I decided to get brave on their recommendations....and well....
I am going in my first race on Sunday.
However, I was hoping to ask a few questions before then.
The track is hard packed dirt. I was thinking of running:
Crimefighter LPR's on 1/2" offset rims (JConcepts Rulux Half Ups)
As for gearing...I have no idea. I currently have the stock MMM system with stock gearing. I am running SMC 2S 6000mah 28C. Please help.
For suspension I am running it low to the ground. Any other tips? I have heard about the Slayden Steering mod, but at this point...I think that is a little beyond what I want to get into. Anything other than that?
Lastly, on a not racing topic could you also recommend the best all around tire for grass?
07-16-2009, 09:18 PM
Does the track require you to have a transponder? If yes get it installed ahead of time.
07-16-2009, 09:19 PM
Crimefighters are nice, but I love the AKA Cityblocks better.
Try doing the steering upgrade from the manual, allows for tighter turns. Its not anything over the top, but helps on tight track turns.
Remember slow is fast. Keep it steady and on the track. Keep wrecks to minimum and you'll do great!!!!!
But remember the most important thing in a race....... HAVE FUN!!!!!
07-16-2009, 09:27 PM
I don't (havent yet) race but I would recommend the crime fighters on rulux half-ups (http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXVTD9&P=7) or lpr rims (http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXTYN1&P=ML). I like offsets, but this widens the truck, which may not be best on a track (passing, etc).
As for gearing, I use 18/54 and it never gets too hot during hard bashing, so I think it would be fine for racing, too. To be safe you could do 20/65. I would also make sure the steering links are connected to the outer holes of the servo arms.
For grass, I think badlands (http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXNKS3&P=ML) on rulux offsets are your best bet. A lot of people here stretch them onto the half-ups, but personally I like the regular mt size (http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXTTD6&P=ML)
07-16-2009, 10:06 PM
My response is in reply to the PM you sent me.
07-17-2009, 08:19 PM
Can anyone provide me with the link for the 22t and the 23t pinions for the e-revo at tower...I have searched but i cannot find them...
After some great advice from Revo1 I have decided to start off on 68t with 22t pinion, and then if I find I want more switch to the 23t pinion.
07-17-2009, 09:37 PM
heres a castle 22 tooth one http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXXWJ4&P=SM
07-17-2009, 09:54 PM
I`d go with the Robinson Racing products pinions.
07-17-2009, 10:05 PM
Revocanuck - could you provide a link on tower? is it the 32P or 48P or metric?? Sorry still new at this.
It appears that they only make a 23t in 48p? Am I missing something?
07-17-2009, 10:37 PM
I buy my pinions from RC-Monster...click [here (http://www.rc-monster.com/proddetail.php?prod=32pinion5mm)] and use the drop-down list to select the sizes you want.
07-18-2009, 12:45 PM
Haven't raced yet, but driven at my track loads.. Tires with nice bite help out a lot. Crimefighters should be perfect. As for the gearing.. depends on the size of the track. At my track (1/8th scale), stock gearing is too low on 4s. I like 18/54 or 18/56.
What will you be racing against? Truggies or MTs? Let us know how it goes!
07-18-2009, 01:15 PM
RRP pinion for E-revo (http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXVCX5&P=SM)
07-18-2009, 01:35 PM
Canadian retailer (http://www.greathobbies.com/productinfo/?prod_id=RRP8720)
07-20-2009, 03:35 PM
I am now running 56/18 is this okay for a) racing b) general bashing?
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