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OK guys, looking for advise.....I have a RC18B, But Want to buy a BRP. In my basement I have maped out an area 18'x8' to create a flat oval. What is the opinion from fello racers on my track size and recommended material for Barriers?
I was planning to use a commercial grade type of carpet. need to keep it as cheap as possiable. thanks guys.
 

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I agree with pvc
hpi web site has a how to build a track, they use pvc, looks great for brp, etc...

go to hpiracing.com
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survey says....PVC.As for carpet,Idont know how foams would work on regular carpet,I have never ran on anything but the crc ozite stuff with foams, as for size, my mini-z track is larger than 8x18. its 16x 20 and I still wish I had more room!!Just not enough straight to wind out on.
 

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thanks for the tips guys. I'll have to look into the PVC pipe. Roofing paper huh? I'll look into that as well.
 

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yes we raced on roofing paper also great traction plus if you are makeing an oval you can take chock and draw the lanes on the track
that way you have the dotted lines too just like at daytona
 

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The foams that come with kit are perfect and they wear for a really long time on the roofing paper . You don't even need any traction compound.
 

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hmm would this roofing paper work well for a mini T track? as cepaw mentioned, we are going to build it to the HPI mini track specs but thinking maybe with the roofing paper to try and keep cost down. if attendance picks up we will more than likely buy some ozite carpet.
 

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18'x8' oval is it OK for a Associated 1/18 car 'out of the box' or I'd have to change gearing to make it a little slower and driveable?
 

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We used carpet tape from the underside , the tape was also double sided and just as thin if not thinner than the paper itself so once the peices were taped together they could be held in place pretty good . You gotta be a little easy with it when you are marshalling your shoes grab even better tracion and can ripp the paper . Good Luck
 
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