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02-07-2001, 10:10 AM
Is there anyone who really drive for racing purpose? I read about "what color to paint a car...", "how to put lights on..." or "where to get some special rims...". My purpose for my new N4T is RACING, and my interest is how to win races, how to build my car for optimal performance, what tyres to use, how to set up my car for maximal handling and so on. I choose body to get maximum downforce, not how cool it looks like, i choose rims to those rims that i have glued the tyres i think is the best for the temp/track etc. I choose a light color because itīs easyer for the eyes to follow a light car than a dark colored car. I choose tuned pipe to get the best performance leagal, not how cool it looks like. Of course if it still looks good iīm glad but it really doesn't matter to me, the only thing that matters to me is to win the race. So, is there anyone else who have the same interest, and is there anyone who have experience to get the ultimate RACING car (set upīs, tuning etc), someone who really race with the car. Here in Sweden we must have a RacingLicense to race in National races, is it the same where you live?
02-07-2001, 06:42 PM
Well, just get ALL of the hop ups that are on the Tec Pro. Then get aluminum sus. arms, MIP CVDs, aluminum axle carriers, and better servos/radio. Also, a better racing engine.
And of coure, best of all, your skill!
- Rick -
2000 GOLD COBRA MUSTANG KICKS!
Get a ROAR legal engine. A good .12.
God ROAR legal pipe.
0 dgree A arm mounts.
Big Bore shocks.
Steele or Carbon Fiber brake disc.
Coreless Throttle servo or a Fail Safe.
A faster steering servo.
FM Receiver and Radio.
You will be set to race anywhere at any time.
The hot body that is being ran now in the touring car class is the Dodge Stratus.
excuse me while I pass some gas
02-08-2001, 03:57 AM
OK RC Rick. I've been Racing in Kyosho's PureTen serie for a couple of years, and i agree on the skill part, but thereīs another skill part: the skill to set up the car for optimal handling, and of course most of the hop ups helps you to get a good result, but you must know what to do when the car for an example oversteer/understeer in/out of a corner. I think a good set up is the best hop up.
Les- "Good tires" When i ran Kyosho we were limited to their tires, because of that i have not test alot of tires, i usually used tires with shore 20, narrow front and standard rear.
What kind of tires do you prefer? Iīve been tested foam tyres (downcut Serpent Impact tires) and they really get tracktion, almost to much, the car almost roll over in sharp turns.
Do you have experience in different rubbertires and different foaminserts, in that case let me know about your experience.
I already have swaybars, 0 dgree mount, filesafe, "locked" servosaver, FM radio and an Serpent/MEGA pipe, now iīm only waiting for the weather to get better, the snow is gone but itīs raining and the temperature is about 10 dgree celsius.
02-08-2001, 04:19 AM
im sure if you ask a specific question that someone will have a answer for it.do they have rc car drivers training over there, is there a road test and a written test?
02-08-2001, 06:05 PM
you don't need speed goddies just practice practice practice try not to hit things and you will see your lap times go down
02-08-2001, 06:11 PM
About the setups, you will have to expertiment on your track to find the best shock setup. If your car handles good, it will make it easier not to hit things because you will have that much more control. Also, experiment on different track conditions. Some days, the surface may handle a little bit differently than another. This may be caused by different amount of sugar water and other weather things.
- Rick -
2000 GOLD COBRA MUSTANG KICKS!
02-08-2001, 07:33 PM
and all that techinal stuff
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