TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “The Count Down Starts NOW”

TSR podcast Episode

The Count Down Starts NOW”

Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howsen


Show introduction and welcome.



Tim Notes:


Vette wings were a thing and then they weren’t and it all lasted about 3 hours


The undercover car updates

Shocks, bent shaft

Trans rebuild


The VP car

Trans rebuild, top shaft, gear diff, outdrives

Shock rebuild

Bent driveshaft


Colins back in town and I know because they are calling for rain…


News items

Vegas is a go, now what?


RC Word Of the Week (brought to you by RC Driver)


The changing of steering angles while the suspension is moved throughout its range of travel. Generally, not a desired action.


Main Topic:


Tire Talk (rear) with Tim!

Starting off the categorization we have two “BELTED and NON-BELTED” all tires fall into one of the two categorize.

  • A belted tire

  • Non-belted

  • Tire bands,  

  • Tire size

  • Tire compound.

  • Foam inserts


I personally run Belted without foam tires exclusively in my car.

1,2,3 repeat, success with routines.

  • Routines and becoming consistent.

  • Let us walk through my pre- and post-run details.

  • Charge the pack.

  • Prep the tires and keep them warm.

  • Tune time.

  • Lane choice

  • Burn out (carpet is the way, low RPM, and light pressure)

  • At the point of no return so let us get all the data we can. Slow Mo, GNSS, timing system

  • Let the car go! They want to go straight if I do not mess it up.

  • Braking and the drive back. Run two profiles like Tim.

  • Clean and prep the tires.

  • Pull the data and analyze all the info you got, video, et, mph, data log (voltage, stages)

  • Make the changes, I suggest one at a time, this is the long road not the short one to success.




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Thank you to MaxAmps, Maclan racing, MKS Servo, Graupner USA, CowRC, All you awesome fans, We love you all!

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