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Old 2012.10.07, 12:10 PM   #1
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Short Wheelbase (Hatchback) Race November 3rd

Remnant will host a short wheelbase race on an unconfirmed Saturday in the very near future.

similar to previous races like this, the spirit of the rules are 90mm hatchback bodies only.

as soon as a Saturday is selected, i will update the date and time information.

we may add classes as they are discussed and attendance allows. otherwise, this is just an event for good times, some good fun and time with good people. i'm hoping we can rebuild our specialty event calendar to include mini-van's, and other fun things. not sure on the trailers though... that was a rather difficult race to finish, fun but difficult.

for those that don't know, Remant layout is approximately 3 wide L's with 1.5 wide turn kits. the fast laps are in the 6.7second range while i've had 7.3 with stock 70T. they have ample pit table space in the adjacent room.




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Old 2012.10.08, 09:26 AM   #2
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has anyone seen a Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S whitebody?
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Old 2012.10.08, 09:35 AM   #3
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What's the part number?
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Old 2012.10.08, 09:39 AM   #4
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Old 2012.10.08, 09:48 AM   #5
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any preferences on format? i'm thinking at least 15 minutes. i'm going through all the trouble to get this setup, painted, etc. i want to enjoy it vs. a quick 8-10 minute main. should also consider some fun means for qualifying for the grid.
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Old 2012.10.08, 11:16 AM   #6
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these race are fun. But these cars are super flippable!
I wasnt able to squeeze wide rims at the rear on abrath
Care to share your setups?
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Old 2012.10.08, 12:40 PM   #7
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atomic ultra narrow motor mount
custom built diff from a mix of parts
atomic disc damper with gold spring on top, no spring on bottom,
atomic #2 h plate
reflex front end at 2d setting
atomic s6 +0 front wheels
atomic dish -1 wide rear wheels

no matter what tweaking i did the fiat flipped. it does better with +0 narrow rear wheels though. i spent a good 2 hours fiddling with the chassis before going back to the cooper. again, that did better with the +0 narrow rear wheels. it's planted and feels well sorted for my driving style. it doesn't translate to others but i know how far i can push it and where i need to lay off a bit. so in the end, i'm not using the fiat. i bought another cooper to give it my current team paint and will run with that. i am looking to try out a beetle though. i've run the golf, 240, vitz but never the beetle.

for the fiat, i had to shave some of the front chin to keep it from scraping the track.
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Old 2012.10.08, 04:04 PM   #8
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For our Abarths here I have some pn 30 front slicks. You have to put a little push in them. Less grip up front keeps it from rolling. I also did some ballasting using strips of metal hanger along the grooves on the bottom of the chassis.

Also we run narrows all around with Kyosho 30 slicks in the back. I tried Kyosho 40s up front but surprisingly too much grip.

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Old 2012.10.08, 04:29 PM   #9
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i've got the brass rods in the bottom already. kyosho 20 rear, 30 front for tires. tried 40 fronts and it was like a skating rink.
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I guess you cant fight physics,FIAT with one of the tallest roof line among the hatches, it's gonna top the flipper chart!
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Gonna need lots of CA glue on the sidewalls, that goes for everyone racing hatchbacks lol. It also helps if you round off the sidewalls first, glue them, then true the excess glue off and get the tire diameter down.

Arch, hope there's gonna be video.
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wondering what hatchback bodies are qualified for this race series?
would the awd lancia delta body be qualified? what if it was mounted on a 2wd chassis?
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see rules posted by bill

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wondering what hatchback bodies are qualified for this race series?
would the awd lancia delta body be qualified? what if it was mounted on a 2wd chassis?
Yes it would qualify. I thought about running that body but decided to go with the vitz. It did good for me the last time we did this race.
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i recall someone ran the lancia in one our previous races? maybe igor?
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