RE: Team Academy - MRC/Academy racing team
I have only a few pict. With my art background, i never really thought they were outragous enough for me to take any. I do have a few that i could send. I'll pull them off my ole laptop. I dont really do the bodies as a money thing, its more so a hobby and keeps my art skills in check.
Well after running the car this weekend I must say its came pretty much to associated springs all around, jaco tires, and C027 motor with 38t and a 96t spur. I will be needing higher gearing for a track with longer straights than our local track. The ride hieght of 5.mm worked out perfect for my style. I ran 80wt in the fronts and 40wt in the rears. It seemed like a strange setup at first but soon after all was adjusted it worked nicely in no time.
Really like the one way also having it tight but kinda in wonderment if it actually slips just a hint when taking off full throttle. Only the inside the dif case knows,,,,,but it feals really nice in the corners...When I assmebled the car i adjusted the one way a little tight at first and used a dif tool. I tighten it so i could still move it upon est pressure of that a 540 motor.
The shock angels were all on top mount ends and camber were dead hole centerers or over top right inside or left inside mount if you look at the setup sheets. At the end of all the adjustments in order to make it comfortable and stable into the turns I ended up with a nice handling consistant car so far. I think once at a race, its just making small adjustment if indoors. Outdoors? who knows, Its stills a carpet queen so far....
I really like the 26mm jaco purple / purple orange and purple I ended up running. I realize also everyone track and findings are going to be different. These and the parmas worked really well! I actually prefered the parmas a bit more loose but my ride hieght wore down the parma tires so I finished up using the jaco and really like them overall and wear. I found also that most wheels I used really warped or were off round but the jacos? I did less tweeking with and more track time. I should have started with these tires right from the start. Pink / orange and pinks are my second choice of combo with this car. I have heard of different compounds working for this car, one color in front and a different color for rears. However, this wasnt the case in findings on carpet for me. I started out setting this car up with med fronts and soft rears. I was wrong after driving the car and picking up speeds.
I'll will be running through all my logs and notes that I jogged down from my big 9 hour dayat the track,,,,I will say, I never got bored driving this car..Very dependable car so far and like it allot.......
Oh one last note? I actually like the alfa .030 or the mazda .030 for carpet. Not really a huge different but maybe a dif in mid corner????
Team Academy / MRC