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Old 12-09-2008, 08:26 PM
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vette09, I believe I saw your car putting in laps @ 301 on youtube. You have been a big help, but I would like to pick your brain a little more.

1) what upgrades are neede to make the sportline08 more competitive?
2) is the stock engine good enough for club and parkinglot racing?
3) are the main tuning adjustments available on the sport? ( camber, caster, toe in/out, etc.)
4) what are the main differences between the sportline and comp models? (is the adjustable rear diff still present in the sport?)

I can afford the competition car, the problem is that I would like to get a friend involved in racing. So its either buy 2 sportlines and have my buddy come racing with me, or buy the comp model and go solo.
Old 12-09-2008, 08:59 PM
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Hello Fast,

I will let Brian answer the questions above, but I wanted to jump in and let you know, those boost bottles are total crap.

What is good, is the Malossi ,this is the original "boost bottle" as they say, made by a company in Italy, they are pretty rare to come across, but these will give you an edge.
The boost bottles do nothing, here is a few pics of the Malossi.

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Old 12-10-2008, 04:17 PM
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Fastcrash - ok, I'll try to help you out as best I can here.

1&2) 1st upgrade is a good set of tires. A decent pipe and an upgraded clutch(or at least an 8000rpm clutch spring) will wake a stock motor up, more than enough for any racing you'll be doing. Most of the guys who run with us run stock motors. Only 1 or 2 here on Long island and another 2 or 3 at 301 use modified motors. Front brakes are a must, as are swaybars. That will get you started. As your driving progresses and you get used to the car, you can upgrade pretty much every part on the to Competition car specs.

3) Every adjustment on the Competition model is on the sportline model.

4) The Sportline '08 comes with front brakes and the same fuel tank as the EVO-8 and has all plastic arms and bulkheads. The Competition models have all aluminum arms and bulkheads and some carbon fiber. As far as diffs go, the Comp has an adjustable diff, but it's not a locking diff. Meaning you can adjust how tight it is, but the tighter you make it for traction out of a corner, you loose stability and steering. A self-locking diff locks when you're on power and releases when you're off power, giving you the best of both worlds. Neither the Comp or Sportline come with a self-locking diff, and it's not worth bying the regular adjustable diff. And yes, a self-locking diff makes a HUGE difference putting power down coming out of turns.

Hope all this helps a little. Don't hesitate if you have anymore questions. If you have someone interested in racing but can't afford a car, I would go with the 2 Sportlines. This hobby is alot more fun if you have someone to share it with. I know Pete fron pro5thscale has a sportline for sale, and there's a guy named Sattheman on ****************.com who has an '08 sportline for sale for $675. Don't know if Pete's has front brakes or a body, but I'm sure he'll take care of you. Talk to you soon.
Old 12-10-2008, 07:28 PM
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That is a very good deal, but now is not a good time. Christmas is weeks away, and my heating oil tank is at a quarter. I hope I can find a deal like that around febuary. Thanks for the heads up, and all the info. I cant wait to get racing this spring, and to meet all you L.I. Guys. -Chris
Old 12-12-2008, 11:05 PM
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Mapquest shows that Ronkonkoma is a little bit closer than 301 in MD. So I will split my travel between the two. Im very excited. I raced 1:10th localy in a parkinglot and it was fun, but the twitchiness of the smaller cars always took a lot of fun out of racing them. Most parkinglots are to rough for them, and we always got chased out of the good ones. The larger cars I imagine handle the pebbles and cracks a bit better. Spring, and my income tax check cant get here soon enough!
Old 12-13-2008, 01:17 PM
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Yes, the 5th scales definitely handle rough parking lots better than the smaller cars. Plus, with the gears, you don't have to worry about breaking belts. Our lot isn't the best, but when blown off and prepped, it's not that bad. The conditions are the same for everyone so the racing is usually very competitive. 301 is by far a better place to run. If you're planning on traveling once a month, 301 is the place to go. We will be making monthly trips for their points series. An announcement will be made shortly after the new year with all the details. I'll keep you informed.
Old 12-15-2008, 05:16 PM
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Im deffinately interested in the points series down at 301, ill have to make a few early trips just to get familiar with the track layout. Any hints as far as tire selection will help. I will probably start of with the 07 champ car setup and make tuning adjustments from there. Does anyone know how to get the chassis setup tools tjat have been discontinued? Does anyone have one laying around for sale? If not no big deal, but it would be nice to get the chassis setup as acurate as possible. I realy like the audi dtm 04.
Old 12-16-2008, 08:01 PM
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There's a company called M-Racing that has 1/5 set-up stations for sale on e-bay. I have one. Works very well. As far as tires, GRP A's or the new C's are the hot ticket for 301. The C's will last a little longer than the A's, but if you want to be fast, go with A's.
Old 12-18-2008, 06:03 PM
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I found their website, they are off for a few weeks over the holidays. Their products look good, how much did you spend on your setup station?
Old 12-30-2008, 09:25 PM
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hey how is eveyone doing.i have 2 fg on road cars.im located in queens n.y and looking to get into a real racing with my comp.
Old 12-31-2008, 12:22 AM
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Well, you came to the right place. We race every Sunday out in Ronkonkoma on L.I. and will be making monthly trips for a points series down at 301 Raceway in Maryland. Keep in touch and I'll let you know when we're going to be starting up again, as soon as the weather hits 50 - 55 degrees. Any colder and we can't get any heat in the tires and it just gets dangerous and expensive. What are you running? If you have 2, grab a buddy who likes racing and bring him down.

The points series at 301 is going to be the hot ticket for 2009. Either the 1st or 2nd Saturday of every month. 3 classes, Sedan - GT - F1. The sedan class is any 4 door sedan body, GT is any 2 door sportscar body and F1 is self explanitory. You can run 2 classes with one car if you want, just pick up an extra body. I'll be running both sedan and GT. If you don't have a GT body, the McLaren is very nice and handles well.

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ORIGINAL: fastcrash

Im deffinately interested in the points series down at 301, ill have to make a few early trips just to get familiar with the track layout. Any hints as far as tire selection will help. I will probably start of with the 07 champ car setup and make tuning adjustments from there. Does anyone know how to get the chassis setup tools tjat have been discontinued? Does anyone have one laying around for sale? If not no big deal, but it would be nice to get the chassis setup as acurate as possible. I realy like the audi dtm 04.
is this the one you like???
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Old 12-31-2008, 11:14 AM
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this will be my GT car for the 2009 season!!!!
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Old 12-31-2008, 02:42 PM
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Luis, is that the new body? How come I don't see a nice shiny chassis underneath it? Hope you get it done in time! Have a happy new year.

Brian
Old 01-11-2009, 03:12 PM
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pics of my 1/5th fg. sportline and comp
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Old 01-12-2009, 01:03 AM
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Default RE: 1/5th scale on road on L.I.

Do they still run there?
Old 01-12-2009, 08:37 AM
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Sdotmoney - Very nice cars. Hope to see you down at the track this season.

71prostreet - Yes we still run there. Should be starting back up in March-April.
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This thread has been dead for five months, are any of you guys still alive and racing?
Old 05-11-2009, 09:36 AM
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Any sort of boost bottle is total BS. you need a reed block to prevent double/triple fueling !
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thought this was a pretty cool thread so i wanted to revive it

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