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    Who says you can’t make a Carrera competitive with a Slot.it? Not me!!
    Some racers were here last night for test and tune. I had a box of scrappers out...one of them coerced/challenged me into doing this Carrera DTM for this weeks races. Challenge accepted! If I can keep the ass end from being faster than the front end, I may just make the podium with it,lol
    Little heavy, but it’s right there with the other high end DTM’s in times on our track.
    Quite a bit of carving. Cleaned out all the ‘extra’ weight in the chassis. Detached rockers(side aero’s) from chassis, attached to body. Painted and installed Champion Lexan interior.
    CG Carrera Guide Adaptor, SLP guide. Slot.it MX16 motor, 10t brass pinion.





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    Last edited by War Eagle River; August 6, 2020, 12:06 PM.
    Scott.....War Eagle River......Tampa, Florida, USA

  • #2
    Agreed, any car can be made fast with a little "love"
    Slot Car Nerd/Photographer/ Just a self-styled marketing guy on my back porch.
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    • #3
      I give them all the love I can, but sometimes nothing works. I’ve never had very good luck with Carrera cars. Not sure why.
      Ken
      Evansville, IN

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      • #4
        well, they are heavy cars and the motors aren't exactly world beaters. having said that though, we've had luck with just adding body float and dropping the front end down a little. That makes for some close racing. The Boss's guide change helps too, but then everyone has to do it.
        typically, they only run against each other (and they're not alone there!), but are fun to do that with.
        Last edited by SpeedyNH; August 10, 2020, 07:20 PM.

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        • docdoom
          docdoom commented
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          I have found it you break the motors in some wd40 for 3 to 4 hours at 5 volts they do pick up some major performance gains over one that has not been touched.

      • #5
        Get the chain set just right Scott and let er rip

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        • #6
          That's a pretty car
          About minus 1/4 oz weight in the body, transferred as about 1/4 oz to the chassis ?
          That's around net 90 gram all up. What is the new body weight in that
          what weight to the Slot.it ones run at ? Do you run different models with different amount of weight?

          Will be interested to hear how it compares on the night

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          • Hksk25
            Hksk25 commented
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            Judging by his race report, it did quite well, lol. A 1st place

            Harry

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          Hksk25 - According to Scott's post, he will be racing it this week. Not sure where you got the "1st place" from
          "Challenge accepted! If I can keep the ass end from being faster than the front end, I may just make the podium with it,lol"

          He only talked about lap times - I presume in testing against what his other cars

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          • #8
            Originally posted by LegOutOfBed View Post
            Hksk25 - According to Scott's post, he will be racing it this week. Not sure where you got the "1st place" from
            "Challenge accepted! If I can keep the ass end from being faster than the front end, I may just make the podium with it,lol"

            He only talked about lap times - I presume in testing against what his other cars

            He got thIs weeks race results from this forum, that’s where!
            https://www.hrwforum.com/forum/hrw-a...89-narn-burmer
            And also from here!
            https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100018917899105
            Last edited by War Eagle River; August 11, 2020, 05:03 AM.
            Scott.....War Eagle River......Tampa, Florida, USA

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            • LegOutOfBed
              LegOutOfBed commented
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              Ah, a different thread - how confusing.
              So, to my questions ?
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