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Old 06-29-2016, 02:19 PM   #17896
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If had to work on the gearbox as well then neither would have been released #TooManyProjects
Does that mean there's a chance?
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very nice indeed!

With a lot of mid motor cars these days having a "dirt" version and Plan B saying there conversion works fine on all surfaces in mid motor config, would the exotek be a good option for that too and if so, what do you recommend doing different? (like say the bracing side rails removed, etc)
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Old 06-29-2016, 03:32 PM   #17898
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Would the normal dex210 body mount straight onto that new chassis?
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Old 06-29-2016, 05:23 PM   #17899
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Would the normal dex210 body mount straight onto that new chassis?
The listing on the Exotek site says you need a 22 3.0 body.
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The listing on the Exotek site says you need a 22 3.0 body.
That's a big plus right there since the DEX210 v2 or v3 bodies are backordered everywhere.
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Old 06-29-2016, 07:24 PM   #17901
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Would the normal dex210 body mount straight onto that new chassis?
The stock body will actually fit, yes. But there will be a huge gap because the new chassis is much narrower than the stock body. Maybe you could fill the gap with cut foam if you are trying to use up your supply of DEX bodies.

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very nice indeed!

With a lot of mid motor cars these days having a "dirt" version and Plan B saying there conversion works fine on all surfaces in mid motor config, would the exotek be a good option for that too and if so, what do you recommend doing different? (like say the bracing side rails removed, etc)
If you have lots of time to test and tune then I'm sure a setup can be developed for dirt. 3 gear or 4 gear would go a long way to making it work. Would not run without the chassis built as shown. Each component insures proper chassis durability.

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Does that mean there's a chance?
A small chance... depends on how these conversions sell There would be a better chance if you designed the gear box and offered for printing. The holes are there in the chassis for you even.
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Old 06-29-2016, 08:44 PM   #17902
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Mike... Looks great. !!! I hope they sell great !!!
THANKS SO MUCH!!j

Get on it Fred!!
Do you think the laydown would do well on clay. Or are you thinking more for carpet??
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Old 06-29-2016, 09:56 PM   #17903
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What are some of the issues. I have one on backorder but if it's junk I might cancel
I have both cars and run the V3 on high grip clay and my 210F on carpet. Both cars are very competitive contrary to one persons opinion. They do have some issues in developing some slop in the rear arms and front castor blocks but I've been able to keep that to a minimum just by doing regular maintenance and shimming extra where necessary. I wouldn't worry about buying the car and being competitive, you will want to see what parts availability is like in your area and buy extras when you can. For me I'm my own hobby shop and have a ton of spares since Durango isn't as supported where I race.
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Old 06-29-2016, 10:59 PM   #17904
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That's a big plus right there since the DEX210 v2 or v3 bodies are backordered everywhere.
I run the jc finisher body with a revolution design plus 11 chassis and I have no trouble with it.
But don't know if there in stock anywhere.
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Mike... Looks great. !!! I hope they sell great !!!
THANKS SO MUCH!!j

Get on it Fred!!
Do you think the laydown would do well on clay. Or are you thinking more for carpet??
I already 3D print rc car parts so it's possible. The question is whether or not I'm continuing with this car. I've already stripped everything out of it in preparation to sell it. I've done this several times though.
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Old 06-30-2016, 10:38 AM   #17906
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MikeR,

You did a great job with those chassis, congrats, it looks realy nice!
Would not fit an dex210f body, with some modification at the rear, on it, instead of an 22 3.0?

Actually, i do not like those tlr body, or any other stelth cap forward once at all.


Off topic on: MikeR, what is the benefit of those straight line gears in the tlr 22 laydown gearbox?
I always ment, if you put the idler gear more up/down, or closer in vertical line to the diff gear, you could go much further to the rear end with the motor and spur/top shaft, even you get more room for battery and electrics instalation too, or does that have better power transmission/gear mesh, with the straighter line?

I've seen many people putting extra weight to the rear end of the layed down gearbox cars, to bringing power down, or did they genarally do something wrong setupwise?

Would be interresting me very much...
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Old 06-30-2016, 12:10 PM   #17907
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Based on our tire sizes a 40F/60R weight distribution is best. However, if you put that much weight forward but sacrifice rear grip in the process, the trade off wasn't worth it. With 2wd we make sacrifices that don't need to be made in 4wd in the name of putting power to the ground. Getting everything low down in the chassis is optimum but not always possible. Many tracks today are such high grip that you can get everything low, take lots of weight off the rear, and still have rear grip. That's where a laydown gearbox is nice. If those cars have a hard time getting rear grip, whether that's forward grip or side grip in corners, that's a sign that too much weight was taken off the rear.
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Based on our tire sizes a 40F/60R weight distribution is best. However, if you put that much weight forward but sacrifice rear grip in the process, the trade off wasn't worth it. With 2wd we make sacrifices that don't need to be made in 4wd in the name of putting power to the ground. Getting everything low down in the chassis is optimum but not always possible. Many tracks today are such high grip that you can get everything low, take lots of weight off the rear, and still have rear grip. That's where a laydown gearbox is nice. If those cars have a hard time getting rear grip, whether that's forward grip or side grip in corners, that's a sign that too much weight was taken off the rear.
Hi Fred,

Thanks again, for the description, i allways do much appreciate that!
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Old 06-30-2016, 08:27 PM   #17909
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One thing that I like about the new Exotek chasis is it looks like the battery can be put more rearward than the Plan B Chasis.

I hope these sell well. Would love to see them make one for the DEST...
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Looks like I what my ride will be for this indoor season. Guess I will be looking to order the new chassis from Exotek. Looks great.
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