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    Quote Originally Posted by DriveAnAtom View Post
    Silver: Where is your advert for your atom for sale so we can take a look? So, whatís next for you? BTW, we can remove your vid if itís upsetting in any way.

    Bolus: You're not trying
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    my car's not advertised for sale, but I would sell it if the circumstances were right. You can keep my video up no worries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMaxAtom View Post
    "But you don't have to rebuild the atom motor every 40 hours." Properly built,driven and maintained Radical motors (especially Hayabusa engines) last into the 50-60 hr range,and that is a LOT of race time. If you are just doing HPDE days,they last even longer. Most track days are 2hrs of actual on track time,even less during an actual racing event. So 50 hrs will get you 1-2 seasons (25 track days) and a spare motor is not overly expensive. No,not as durable as a car "lump" but sacrifices have to be made to be the fastest.
    Good points Max. Also, for race vehicles manuals often specify a recommended running time before a refresh to maintain a certain level of performance. We are just running around at track days so it doesn't really matter if the engine is not as crisp as a newly built motor. It would matter more if you were racing and shooting for a championship. Even a Radical with a 95% 'fresh' motor is quite a car. 'Busas also are a very strong engine, plus there is a ton of aftermarket strengthened parts available. Just be wary of some of the cam chain modifications where folks start grinding away guides and cases etc., if anyone here runs a Hayabusa. We actually run a manual cam chain tensioner and check it every outing. You also lose a cush drive when putting the engine in a car but I don't want to bore folks too much...

    Max: We run our cars stock so folks get a good comparison between cars and I notice your Atom runs wider wheels and tires. Much difference? Obviously some, just wondering how much...
    Thx.

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    "I notice your Atom runs wider wheels and tires. Much difference?'

    Night and day. I have my car dialed in just for the FA tires and they are good for a full 5 seconds on a 1.5 mile 12 turn track over the best R compound DOT rubber,and I have tried a LOT of tire compounds,sizes and wheels. The suspension setup on Max is...maximized for the FA tires..(custom valved Motons,Swift springs,Palatov uprights,HD pushrods,billet alu altered ratio rocker arms,agressive track alignment)...so just trying a set on a "stock" suspension Atom will not produce the best results,but they will still be faster than DOT rubber. I have a very full notebook..
    The power of an Atom is a terrible thing to waste! Atom owner/operator since 2007. The more you chase perfection,the faster it becomes. John Force for President! (I asked him once in person...he laughed)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DriveAnAtom View Post
    Hi Bolus,

    Presently, and I know you guys don’t want to hear this, but, the Radical does seem the better car and we can all lap faster in it. Maybe we have a setup problem with the Atom. I’ll poke around a bit on here and see if we are missing something obvious.
    They are totally different cars and a different kind of fast. I'd like for the Radical to be as fast as the Atom in the straights and I'd like the Atom to be as fast as the Radical in the turns. Having a real working wing and real ground effects makes a huge difference. The wing I have is suppose to put down 800lbs at 150mph. I picked over 7 secs over my best time at Infineon on my second outing in the PR6 and I feel like I wasn't one with car yet. Fortunately for me the Radical was professionally set up for competition by a real shop and the car is way square and much more forgiving than the Atom. The no lift paddle shift is amazing, we should have listened to Bolus.

    Going through the carousel seemed to be only limited by as much as I could hold on and testicular fortitude. Side g' loading is amazing without fear of the rear coming around.

    To the negative I still have a habit of trying to pass cars in the straights that I used to easily pass with impunity, with the Radical I can out brake and out corner. It's not shabby but it won't overtake a Viper like I could before.

    They are different, neither in a bad way, just different.

    Best of luck in your endeavor, sounds cool.
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    AtomII #73 for sale, PM for details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Positron View Post
    Going through the carousel seemed to be only limited by as much as I could hold on and testicular fortitude. Side g' loading is amazing without fear of the rear coming around.
    LOL Positron!

    BTW, some great comments.

    I think Iím going to have two stickers made up and put one on the side of both these cars (Atom and Radical):

    ďAn ounce of Testicular Fortitude is worth a pound of setupÖĒ

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