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Hi all, my name is Lushen and I'm from Pietermaritzburg in South Africa, I tried my slot cars for the first time locally at our track and they both performed horribly, I came out last in both LMP and Saloon classes, the reason being there are not enough downforce in these cars and they tend to deslot and also the rear tends to be tail happy sliding all over the place in corners, so how can I tune my cars to perform on these tracks. For now I would like to concentrate on one class and that's the saloon class, I have the following ninco cars for this class, the first being an Alfa 155 and a backup car being a W202 series Mercedes Benz C Class

These are the rules for this class
-Front tyres need not touch the track
-Tyres may be glued to rims
-True and light sanding of tyres only
-Cleaned and apply tire dressing only
-Minimal paint/decals permitted only to differentiate similar cars
-Aluminium or mag rims permitted, excluding F1 rims
-Alternate Brand of rubber or silicon tyres permitted excluding F1 tyres
-Sand or trim body or chassis only sufficient to prevent body roll permitted
-Disconnect and remove lights and related circuitry permitted
-No gear ratio, motor, magnet or guide modifications
-Magnets may only be added to existing position
-No rims or tyres to protude beyond the standard wheel arches

So what can I do to my cars to make them run better and still be legal according to the abovementioned rules?

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Lushen
 

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Thanks for the replies guys, forgot to mention that my cars have the NC-2 motors in them cos they allow the 18100rpm motors, I'm also using the standard Ninco rubber tyres on both cars and the car do have the original button type magnets on them, but these don't seem to produce enough downforce, also the track we run on is a plastic 4 lane Carrera type track

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Hi thanks for the reply, the front wheels for the saloon class does not need to touch the track and lot of racers replace these with smaller tyres to keep the front running on the braids, like a tripod system,
We are allow to run Ninco, SCX, Scalextric and Carrera cars but see that the ninco cars that I have got NC-2 motors I decided to use them, I do have a lot of other cars and brands but wanted to use these as they had the required 18000 rpm motor already installed and did not know what the rpm of my scalextric and carrera cars were.

I do have a Scalextric E36 BMW and Ford Mondeo with bars magnets, but not sure what rpm motor they have and also a Carrera Porsche Boxster with twin magnets, but also don't know what rpm motor it has

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Hi Rick with regards to tyre compound I was told that my tyres on my cars were too hard and that I needed to have them sanded and to use dishwashing liquid on them to make them softer and to make them have to grip, will this work?

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Lushen
 
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