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Racer Sideways Porsche Kremer 935K2

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:56 pm

This isn't my favorite Porsche, but the decision was easy. It had Pepsi logos and The General likes Pepsi. Done deal.

In any case it's a fine model done after the SPA 1980 entry.

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Overall a well done slot car. Nothing is ever perfect of course, but more than good enough for me.

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Mechanically speaking, the car is the same as others in the series before it. Please read our FIRST REVIEW HERE of the Capri for all the details.
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All the same gear located under the case to lower it even more plus the wrench.

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Set screws still come with the model which I for one appreciate.

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The model comes with the Slot.it Flat 6 (20,500 @ 12 volts.) motor. Equipped with a 11 tooth pinion that turns the 28 tooth spur gear as ones before it.

After-market tire options have increased since our first look.

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If you want a profile that matches the stock tires then try the PG 20125's.

I still prefer the slightly larger 21125's.
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I like the larger appearance and after you true them I find they help absorb vibration better than the lower profile.

Now that Quick Slicks is with us, we have a wider variety in silicone sizes too.

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This is a good tire size for my book.

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The car runs as you would expect a fully loaded Slot.it equipped model. Smooth operation aside from a little chatter in the corners that I will decrease with a little tuning and tire work.
I am also going to swap motors to the MT5. Here is a quick link to my Short Track Tuning Racer Sideways Group 5 article. Just in case you are curious. On our smaller track the milder MT5 is the hot setup. Chatter is reduced a little, but the milder control is the major appeal for me.

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Overall I am happy. Car fits right into the existing series as expected and performance does not disappoint. For my hobby dollar no one beats Racer Sideways or Slot.it. For $59.99 you get a lot of slot car that is fine as is, or has plenty of after-market potential.

Well done Racer :auto-checkeredflag:

Purchased mine from Cloverleaf Racing here. Thanks for the fast shipping guys,
-Harry

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Re: Racer Sideways Porsche Kremer 935K2

Postby ShotgunDave » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:28 pm

I like it. But I'm a Porsche man. Love the Pepsi livery too.

The Group 5 cars will be one of the series I focus on when the new track goes up. I'll be looking to get this one then.
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Re: Racer Sideways Porsche Kremer 935K2

Postby chappy » Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:17 pm

Nice review Harry, ireally like the livery too.
I think my favorite thing about the Racer Sideways Grp 5 cars, is this.
Since the first one hit the market , right up to current, Sideways has maintained the same technologies on each car ensuring a competitive field.
For our club it means we can buy the new releases and not have to worry if they are better than the previous releases.
This is a real plus in my books , that a lot of other manufacturers should take note of.
Keep the series the same in motors and chassis tech so they can remain competitive with each other.
A big thing in my purchases.
And yes Slot it are much the same since any new developments most often include the spares to upgrade the older models for a very modest price.
Of course that is just one mans opinion.
The General, has great taste by the way.
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Re: Racer Sideways Porsche Kremer 935K2

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:50 pm

Thanks guys.

Well Bob...it's a big deal. You are your club are just a few of many who feel the same way. I do as well.
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Re: Racer Sideways Porsche Kremer 935K2

Postby HRWJim » Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:33 am

I will throw my two cents in that these are great cars. I have done the motor change and they are perfect for a small track. I am a big fan of group 5 and just might have to pick this one up. Jim
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Re: Racer Sideways Porsche Kremer 935K2

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:34 pm

Decided to have some fun this evening and tune this car to match the rest.

I did try the "Hard as nails" adhesive Paul talked about. I went over to "that area" in Wal-Mart and found it quickly, and left.

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It goes on nicely and I let it sit about 1/2 hour.

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Razor time. I use 1500 grit and took my time.

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Remember that if you use a slightly larger tire, you will need to sand the inner sidewalls a little. These anglewinders don't give you much room so in order to fit a little more meat underneath, you sometimes have to massage things.

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MT5 is our motor of choice for these car on our track. Everything else but the PG tires is stock.

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I mount the motor using the lowest setting to make sure it clears the interior and to get it as low as possible for balance.

Not bad times: 3.82 average after a few 25 lap heats. That is very consistent with others in the class around here.

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Fun time with this car this evening. Runs like you would expect.
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Re: Racer Sideways Porsche Kremer 935K2

Postby noddaz » Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:38 pm

And just where was the "Hard as Nails" used on the car?

Front tires?

Just wondering..

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Re: Racer Sideways Porsche Kremer 935K2

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Sun Aug 30, 2015 7:16 pm

As an adhesive to glue the tires to the wheels.

Watch on youtube.com


I used regular nail polish here, but the application is the same.

I like using this instead of Super Glue as it allows a little more time to roll the tires and make sure they are seated.
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Re: Racer Sideways Porsche Kremer 935K2

Postby chappy » Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:46 pm

Great tip on the tire adhesive Harry, I never even thought of it.
Tomorrow , I will go, to, the post office which happens to be at the back of the pharmacy lol.
So the hard as nails is better than just nail polish ?
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Re: Racer Sideways Porsche Kremer 935K2

Postby noddaz » Mon Aug 31, 2015 5:36 am

Ahh HA. Very good. Thank you for that tip.

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Re: Racer Sideways Porsche Kremer 935K2

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:24 am

You are welcome.

It seems a little tougher/stronger than regular polish Bob.
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Re: Racer Sideways Porsche Kremer 935K2

Postby loosewheel » Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:16 am

How easy is it to remove the tires after using it?
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Re: Racer Sideways Porsche Kremer 935K2

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:42 am

Easy as in can you remove them without damaging the tire? You can, but likely the insides will tear, leaving some urethane/adhesive on the wheel you must clean off.

But when I mount them, they are on there until they wear out. Which takes quite awhile. So tearing a worn out tire does not concern me.

Removing the tire is easy enough to me, but you will need to pull on them with a little force as this product does what you want it to do.

Remember, you don't HAVE to glue them. Some racers do and some don't. I find gluing reduces the expansion and helps prevent the tire from excess roll in the corners.
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Re: Racer Sideways Porsche Kremer 935K2

Postby buspor63 » Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:21 am

Is the SH nail polish safe for plastic wheels, or is it to "hot"?
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Re: Racer Sideways Porsche Kremer 935K2

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:13 am

I tested it only by brushing it on some Ninco and Pioneer wheels. Did not eat/melt them. I don't normally glue to plastic so I just tested it on aluminum wheels.
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