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Old 09-11-2012, 07:15 PM   #7696
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:27 PM   #7697
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not arguing that at all.

And shorty packs are preference in every car. Some guys like them, some don't. I didn't like them on the 4.1 but most guys I know did.
Lol, I didnt mean to sound argumentative, we tried the shorty in the RB5 here, and no go, especially outdoors..I actually thought the shorty felt odd in the 22, but I didnt get the feel of the car as a whole. Shorties are not for everyone or every car, but its a nice tuning option..
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I've been shimming batteries up and down for years along with the rest of the electronics.
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:39 PM   #7699
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then how does a 1mm piece of plastic under a transmission effect the rear end of lets say a losi 22?
It doesnt. Its called a placebo effect. I noticed no difference when i tried it.

.06mm is the key number here. Not much thicker Than human hair .018 mm.

If you calculated the perceived change in the roll center, im betting the number would be so small you may not be able to see it with the naked eye.

But who am i to judge. How much have your lap times improved since making the change?
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:52 AM   #7700
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He's using .060" Lexan which is 1.524mm.
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:07 AM   #7701
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:35 AM   #7702
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Anybody else having problems with the diff spring being way too long? It is shorter then the one in the slipper bag so its not that... The diff is wayyyy to tight before the screw meets the plastic in the nut and the nut is out in the middle of the slot in the outdrive. Yes the spring is hitting the bottom of where it goes etc. Thanks in advance...
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Anybody else having problems with the diff spring being way too long? It is shorter then the one in the slipper bag so its not that... The diff is wayyyy to tight before the screw meets the plastic in the nut and the nut is out in the middle of the slot in the outdrive. Yes the spring is hitting the bottom of where it goes etc. Thanks in advance...
Have you already broken in the diff? When I assembled my buggy, I assembled the diff and tightened it enough that it seemed tight like you describe, but when I started the break in process it tightened up a lot more. The plastic end nut stuck out so far in the outdrive that the axle was hitting it. After I began to break in the diff (on the buggy) and tighten the diff, the nut eventually came in closer to the bottom of the outdrive. After adjusting the diff to where I wanted it I still had about a millimeter left before the nut bottomed out on the outdrive.
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Have you already broken in the diff? When I assembled my buggy, I assembled the diff and tightened it enough that it seemed tight like you describe, but when I started the break in process it tightened up a lot more. The plastic end nut stuck out so far in the outdrive that the axle was hitting it. After I began to break in the diff (on the buggy) and tighten the diff, the nut eventually came in closer to the bottom of the outdrive. After adjusting the diff to where I wanted it I still had about a millimeter left before the nut bottomed out on the outdrive.
Well that sounds like they need to shorten the spring a little bit. I compressed the spring a few times as usual, slowly tightened the diff, worked it etc. Then I noticed my diff nut was in bfe and the screw is no where deep enough in the nut. Maybe an ae spring with a spacer will fix it. The ae spring is a little too short.
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:14 PM   #7705
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How many twists does your ball diff spring have? All of the pictures I see on the durango site have 3 twists. The two springs I have have 4 twists. Having a lot of trouble with getting the diff right, it's like the diff spring is too long.

oof, but you get the idea...
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Any fix for this? Is there a batch of too long of springs? With my spring fully compressed the tnut is still out in the middle of the slot.
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Any fix for this? Is there a batch of too long of springs? With my spring fully compressed the tnut is still out in the middle of the slot.
Email CARSUPPORT@HOBBICO.COM . And they will take care of it. Sorry you had this problem. I actually spent about an hour on the phone with a friend last night who had the same thing on his buggy. We are going to compare his spring to the one in our buggy tonight.
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Email CARSUPPORT@HOBBICO.COM . And they will take care of it. Sorry you had this problem. I actually spent about an hour on the phone with a friend last night who had the same thing on his buggy. We are going to compare his spring to the one in our buggy tonight.
Ok good! My spring is 8.8mm and 7.2 fully compressed with pliers.
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Ok good! My spring is 8.8mm and 7.2 fully compressed with pliers.
Good info to have. I'll check that against ours as well. Thanks!
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And shorty packs are preference in every car
Totally untrue. MOST cars, full sized packs are preferred as you have a voltage advantage throughout your run. As long as the car isn't overly heavy. AE and Kyosho guys run full sized packs.
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Hey guys, running indoor carpet and I need more steering, on and off power. Tires aren't the issue. Currently running rear motor, could go to mid, but have plenty of steering with my RB5 rear motor. Is there anything easyish I can try to get some more steering? Sorry I'm a n00b to car setup.
can someone please help me here, did a bunch of searching of the thread today and came up with nothing other than that I should have gobs of steering. I don't, I read that 4 gear might be my issue, but just cracked the tranny open, 3.
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