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Old 01-23-2009, 08:14 PM   #2461
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nsr250repsol, I would come to Yatabe, but the passport, lodging and flight costs could eat into my profits. I looked into it and it would take about 600 pairs of tires mounted to break even at $5 a pair.




uncle everett, I would do that, but what I learned in painting would likely apply. Eventually some kid with tons of time and no overhead would be mounting them for $4.00 a pair....Then another for $3.00, then another for $2.00, etc. Next thing there would be tire gluers all over Ebay trying to get some of the truck loads of money available so they can be rich from mounting tires for .50 cents a set!

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^^ Get in first and start yourself a pyramid scheme

On the painting note, I have a new Illuzion body coming to go with the nice shiny Rulux rims the good folk at JC are giving me. I can't paint to save my life, so I think it will be a 2 tone to match the XXX-4. The last time I masked up, some of the paint bled through slightly so it wan't a crisp line. Any hints or help on this?
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Old 01-24-2009, 06:24 AM   #2463
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nsr250repsol, I would come to Yatabe, but the passport, lodging and flight costs could eat into my profits. I looked into it and it would take about 600 pairs of tires mounted to break even at $5 a pair.




uncle everett, I would do that, but what I learned in painting would likely apply. Eventually some kid with tons of time and no overhead would be mounting them for $4.00 a pair....Then another for $3.00, then another for $2.00, etc. Next thing there would be tire gluers all over Ebay trying to get some of the truck loads of money available so they can be rich from mounting tires for .50 cents a set!

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Old 01-25-2009, 06:14 PM   #2464
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JR007, just take your time and be patient. It takes about 4-5 coats to properly lay down paint that will stick and cover evenly. By doing it in light coats, the bleed unders will be WAY less of a problem too!


Here are a bunch of JC bodies just finished up for the thread!






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DAMN that stuff is nice. Cracking work there
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Old 01-25-2009, 09:31 PM   #2467
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nsr250repsol, I would come to Yatabe, but the passport, lodging and flight costs could eat into my profits. I looked into it and it would take about 600 pairs of tires mounted to break even at $5 a pair.



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I guess we could call you "Sticky Fingers Jim" after the trip though. Thats a lot tires.
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Old 01-26-2009, 02:01 PM   #2468
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I guess we could call you "Sticky Fingers Jim" after the trip though. Thats a lot tires.
Haha.

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You guys recommend cutting the foams on fronts for 4 wheels since they are the same width as the back?

After asking around-I noticed some running them where a bit overstuffed, potentially causing larger diameter than back.

In addition would this cause a natural push- and handling issue, since the rear circumference is less than the front-turning more than the front per rotation?

Just a thought...thanks for any help.
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I purchased a bj4 undertray this weekend and didn't notice until i trimmed it that it would take some modifications to fit a world edt. Also i noticed that i really couldn't leave the sides of the tray as tall i would have liked, due to the sides being curved. Any one know of some other undertrays on the market.
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You guys recommend cutting the foams on fronts for 4 wheels since they are the same width as the back?

After asking around-I noticed some running them where a bit overstuffed, potentially causing larger diameter than back.

In addition would this cause a natural push- and handling issue, since the rear circumference is less than the front-turning more than the front per rotation?

Just a thought...thanks for any help.
Just cut 1/4" off the foams, they should be just about right then. You can leave more foam for a firmer feel, or trim more and have a softer feel. I dont think that the circumference matters in off-road, very few drivers have the ability to percieve it.

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I purchased a bj4 undertray this weekend and didn't notice until i trimmed it that it would take some modifications to fit a world edt. Also i noticed that i really couldn't leave the sides of the tray as tall i would have liked, due to the sides being curved. Any one know of some other undertrays on the market.
You can try the B44 undertray, it should be pretty close.
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Just cut 1/4" off the foams, they should be just about right then. You can leave more foam for a firmer feel, or trim more and have a softer feel. I dont think that the circumference matters in off-road, very few drivers have the ability to percieve it.




You can try the B44 undertray, it should be pretty close.
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Haha.

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It is the Logo for Team Azarashi. They are a fairly new company dedicated to 1/10 EP off-road racing. They recently started selling their products on ebay to customers around the world. Check them out http://www.team-azarashi.com/prodenglish.html
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It is the Logo for Team Azarashi. They are a fairly new company dedicated to 1/10 EP off-road racing. They recently started selling their products on ebay to customers around the world. Check them out http://www.team-azarashi.com/prodenglish.html
I know, its Team Seal, or something along those lines.
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thanks Andy ill take a look at Andy of high desert rc b44 tomorrow when i'm there
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