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Old 12-20-2011, 04:47 PM   #2971
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I assumed with your wisdom and knowledge that you run mod. Dont you think with stock that it would be better running the 3 gear tranny.

I've had my car for what seems like ages, and still havn't ran it
I believe he is running a 3 gear, at least his latest set-up states that..
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I assumed with your wisdom and knowledge that you run mod. Dont you think with stock that it would be better running the 3 gear tranny.

I've had my car for what seems like ages, and still havn't ran it
I do run mod. I went back to stock for a couple of weeks while A) I was working on a setup with this brand new car, and B) waiting for out drives to be available. I was absolutely chewing through them in mod, and didn't want to end up with no car to run while I waited for them to be released. I also strap in the 17.5 to race from time to time because that is what my wife races, and i like to race with her sometimes. It's also beneficial to the rest of the 17.5 drivers to have a faster guy to chase and learn from, on the track, in a race environment, every once in a while.... 95% of the time though, I run mod.... and I run 3 gear.

Maybe you should work on being a little more cordial? Just sayin.
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Hey Captain, Quick question about the short lipo packs.
Are we able to mount our recievers and esc in the center if the shorty pack is all the way forward? Also would this defeat the whole purpose of the short battery? Would love to have all the weight inline in the center.

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Hey Captain, Quick question about the short lipo packs.
Are we able to mount our recievers and esc in the center if the shorty pack is all the way forward? Also would this defeat the whole purpose of the short battery? Would love to have all the weight inline in the center.

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I think you would be the first one to try!... iv never even thought about it.
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someone has done that on the tamiya 2wd on oople.

But the only downside I see is not creating enough 'roll' around corners.
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Old 12-20-2011, 10:55 PM   #2976
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Have you asked what shiping times are or if its recorded/trackable/insured postage.

One guy had 3 days from Australia to Belgium (Europe), now thats not bad and the shipping is fine in my eyes
Yeah it can end up being pretty quick. Probably due to all the empty planes leaving Australia because we buy everything from the US I think in the US they are used to being able to order anything from within the country. Just need a US distributor
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Just finished printing the online manual-that went through some ink! Hopefully all the errors have been taken care of, I should get my buggy today or tomorrow but I'll probably start the build after Christmas. It wasn't supposed to be a gift for myself it was just backordered for two months

On another note got an email from Amain saying the backordered gear diffs are in stock for anyone that is interested. I'm gonna give a go at the ball diff.
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Old 12-21-2011, 09:14 AM   #2978
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On another note got an email from Amain saying the backordered gear diffs are in stock for anyone that is interested. I'm gonna give a go at the ball diff.
Best ball diff ever. Make sure you read back through this thread on some of the do's and don'ts of the diff beforehand... it's a must as the manual leaves out a couple things.
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Watch the ball diff build
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kj3segrGH6U
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Still waiting for diff cases! My new outdrives have a machine mark on the female outdrive, a little groove where the diff ring goes. Could be an updated part or just a one time deal. I will say they are holding up perfectly now. NO pencil shavings here.
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Got my two other boxes from A Main today. Again, one day early.

Viper RC VTX10R ESC & 17.5 motor.
Protek (A Main brand) 60C shorty pack
Spektrum capacitor
Jammin Products AC/DC Lipo charger (only used once but so far I really like it. Simple screens, very bright, easy to use, comes with balancer and lots of connections)

two sets of AKA Impacts with AKA soft foam
two sets of Hot Bodies Gigabites Super Soft with AKA soft foam
two sets of Losi Taper Pin pink fronts
two sets of Losi 3 Bar pink fronts

Almost ready to race. Need to built shocks and get the stock body cut.


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Bumped into a really fast factor driver and he told me to run Losi green springs in the front and Losi Yellow in the rear. Run 30wt Losi front, 25wt Losi rear. Front shock tower location all the way inside outside on the arm. Rear tower location all the way inside and middle position on the arm.

I went home and made these changes and the car feels kinda of funky now.

My previous shock set up had Light Blue Durango springs F/R same shock oil weight. Middle on the front tower inside on the arm, middle on the rear tower middle on the arm.. This shock set up felt pretty good at WC...

Testing tomorrow at WC will be there as soon as the doors open
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What are the options for replacing the rear inner ball cups? Stock ones have that bend to them, will a straight one work? Maybe cut the gear cover for clearance?
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Bumped into a really fast factor driver and he told me to run Losi green springs in the front and Losi Yellow in the rear. Run 30wt Losi front, 25wt Losi rear. Front shock tower location all the way inside outside on the arm. Rear tower location all the way inside and middle position on the arm.

I went home and made these changes and the car feels kinda of funky now.

My previous shock set up had Light Blue Durango springs F/R same shock oil weight. Middle on the front tower inside on the arm, middle on the rear tower middle on the arm.. This shock set up felt pretty good at WC...

Testing tomorrow at WC will be there as soon as the doors open

Forgot to mention I am using a shorty pack
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Bigtime,

Running very angled shock positions puts more resistance on the arms to make the shocks compress, and that can make the car react differently over bumps.

Also, the stock kit springs aren't really that great starting points, so would really need to see what kind of track you're on, and the rest of the car setup.

Never make more than one change at once. That factory driver's car probably has stuff on it he didn't tell you. Also, being a factory driver, he knows how to drive better than you, so that setup may be very aggressive and something you're not used to.

I would go back to what you're used to, and what you know works, then start making small changes one at a time, record your lap times, and see what's going to make you faster.

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