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    Odypilot's Briggs Gen 4 car
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    Picked it up from K Fab 06-27-13. He had put a Yamaha Phazer engine in it, and it rips! On my first ride on a tiny, tight track I overheated the brakes, so the exhaust pipes that run near the rear caliper got wrapped with header wrap. Going to try some Hi Temp silicon spray to seal the wrap, first time I've heard of it. More to come.
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    Here's a bit of video from my first time out in the car. I've never been in a car that can switch so fast between understeer and oversteer. Once you get it to rotate, you better be ready to catch it, or you're going around!

    edit: This video is from their bigger MX track.

    Briggs Gen 4 on local motocross track - YouTube
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    Nothing like a Pilot, is it?

    It's really sensitive to tire pressures. If it's pushing, soften up the fronts. I think I had all the pressures set around 25 or so. I drop down to 15-18 up front and stay closer to 20 in the rear. I like the slide ability with a stiffer rear tire.

    It's also impressive just how easy it is to drift through the corners. Once you get the feeling for it, and get the front end biting, it's a totally controllable slide all the way through. They are a blast to drive.

    The front end bite is also directly related to brakes and throttle. Tag the brakes going into a corner to set the front wheels and start to initiate chassis rotation then nail the throttle and slide the rear end through the corner. As long as the rear doesn't get too much of a chance to bite and really get traction, the front end will keep going where you put it. The moment you back off and let the rear wheels gain any sort of bit, it'll go right into push mode.
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    Congrats dude!

    Looks like a cool little track.

    Cant wait to see more vids.
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    did you use a special bigfoot camera or something ,you know all blurry could be a tree stump kinda thing .
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    Congrats x2.

    From what your saying is sounds all race car. I've been woundering if anyone uses a Scandinavian Flick, maybe a good set up idea.

    motivemagazine.com - Motive Driver's Ed: Performing the Scandinavian Flick

    Just in case your not Scandinavian.
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    "I've been woundering if anyone uses a Scandinavian Flick"- I do, most of the time its so exagerated it actually slows me down. But,I dont hit the brakes.
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    did you use a special bigfoot camera or something ,you know all blurry could be a tree stump kinda thing .
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    Yup - use it all the time. It's amazing how well it works when you get it dialed in. I actually learned to do it back when Speed used to show the WRC stuff over the three/four days each event took place. Colin McRae and Nicky Grist were my inspiration here - that in car view, where you could see Colin driving and Nicky sitting there, barely able to see over the dash, was my classroom. I'd video it and then watch it in slow mo over and over and over.

    Sitting here thinking about it - I use it pretty much in all my off road stuff - the Dez, the Briggs and the XP. Slightly different with each vehicle, but definitely works. The higher speed sweepers are where it's really fun too.

    For the slower stuff I'll play with my brake bias lever:
    Bias forward in the braking zone - four wheels doing equal work
    Bias rear and just tag the brakes to set up for the corner as you flick, get the chassis rotation initiated, step on the fun pedal and drive through the corner.

    Man I love the dirt!
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    Nope, much different than a Pilot. Braking into a corner is even more important than with a Pilot. I'm getting over rotation while sliding. I just need to learn the car and, as you say, play with tire pressures. Once my new no loss air chuck gets here, I'll check shock pressures.

    I'm familiar with "The Flick", which I know as counter steering. The flick really does describe it better, though. Turn away from the corner to set the car down onto it's suspension, then turn in. Thanks for the tip!
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    Here's the tight track. The camera mount was more shaky, but since it was the one I mentioned in my first post, I thought I'd put it up.

    Briggs Gen 4 on kids track - YouTube
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    I had to remove much of the header wrap due to clearance between the two header pipes. Damn, had to get itchy all over again! The wrap is still on the pipes where they run near the brake caliper, so the original intent was still accomplished.

    I'm thinking of using POR15 Hardnose coating from the body panels. I've read that actually bonds better to rusty metal. Does anyone know how it'll bond to aluminum and fiberglass panels?
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