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Old 04-09-2018, 02:16 PM   #1
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My ram on the track

Had a chance to take the truck onto the road course this weekend. We had a pretty bad wind storm over night and the best way to help get the dust off track is to drive vehicles on it! Couple short vids of me driving past the start/finish line. Remember, this is a road course, not a drag strip! I need better brakes....

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Old 04-09-2018, 04:59 PM   #2
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That's sweet! I'll bet it felt like driving a tub boat around the corners haha
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It actually handled the corners decently. but I wasn't pushing it too hard. It struggled with the braking though, I had sorta warped rotors and they are a little worse now.

It helps that I know that track really well and know the good lines to take, at least for a motorcycle. I really wasn't pushing the truck all that hard but a 5200lb vehicle really takes lots of brakes to slow it down from most any speed!
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Old 04-09-2018, 06:24 PM   #4
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Looks like good time..
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One of my bucket list things is Gen3 autocross ram, I think. G3 powered srt10 suspension would do the trick.
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Yeah, I'd really like to have a better handling suspension on the truck and might look into doing improvements there after the motor gets done. But realistically, a quad cab ram isn't a very good platform to try and build an autocross or road race truck with. I'd want to find a RCSB and build from that.
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Niiice!



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a quad cab ram isn't a very good platform to try and build an autocross or road race truck with.
I have to disagree. You have more weight to help keep the tires planted. And if the rear wheels get loose, you'll be able to control it better. With a shorter wheel base rc truck. If the rear get loose, it happens fast. And a very good chance you would loose control of the truck.
But, if your doing tight turns in a autocross. That's a different story.

Just my 2 cents and just what I prefer. Plus, it would make the rest of the cars look bad by getting beat by a big qc Dodge Ram...
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Hahaha Stu quit it, you are killing me .....
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Yes, I still love my 03.... And, I also got a "Like" out of it!
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