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Old 05-25-2013, 06:39 AM   #11206
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Is anyone running the shocks in the rear config. that are still using
standard chassis and rear motor config? Just wondering if they noticed
any benifits or not really. was thinking about swapping the shocks to the rear.
thanks for any input.
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Old 05-25-2013, 06:51 AM   #11207
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I am running rm4 with flipped arms, shocks to the rear. I noticed an immediate difference in stability. Buggy seems more settled overall.
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I am running rm4 with flipped arms, shocks to the rear. I noticed an immediate difference in stability. Buggy seems more settled overall.
Are you using the standard or a long chassis?

I would think for a mid motor configuration, you'd want the rear tires as close to the center of mass as possible to get more weight and therefore more traction on the rear wheels. Unfortunately this means keeping the wheelbase shorter. It's sort of the opposite for rear motor configurations. Pushing the rear tires back even further will help get the mass from the motor closer to being inside the wheelbase, thus reducing the pendulum effect.

Do you feel you have more or less rear traction after doing this mod? My thought process tells me you would have less, but then again the difference may be insignificant.
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:36 AM   #11209
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I am using the standard chassis. I haven't run mid-motor mainly because I run on outdoor loose dirt. You are correct in thinking in RM configuration the longer you make the wheelbase the more traction you gain. You also gain more stability when jumping. The trade off is, the longer you make something the more difficult it is to turn. I feel like I have better traction in my current configuration with the stock length chassis. Rear motor 4, flipped arms, and I have the hubs all the way to the rear. This is the longest possible wheelbase you can gain from the stock length chassis and it gives a very stable ride. After I swapped the arms and shifted the hubs the buggy became easier to drive out of corner's and i noticed it was more consistent going over jumps. I found I was less worried about lining everything up perfectly.. The buggy became more forgiving.
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Old 05-25-2013, 02:33 PM   #11210
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Finally took a few shots of my DEX210... Ended up being my most expensive build yet... Exotek, Revolution Designs, LRP X-20 9.5 motor, Tekin RS esc... Paint by Larry at Kustom RC Graphics...






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Old 05-25-2013, 03:37 PM   #11211
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Finally took a few shots of my DEX210... Ended up being my most expensive build yet... Exotek, Revolution Designs, LRP X-20 9.5 motor, Tekin RS esc... Paint by Larry at Kustom RC Graphics...
looks sweet!

you should build a 1/8 E Buggy, where the build can EASILY reach $1200
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:36 AM   #11212
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Hope that helps with some discussion....
Thanks. It did.

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Finally took a few shots of my DEX210... Ended up being my most expensive build yet... Exotek, Revolution Designs, LRP X-20 9.5 motor, Tekin RS esc... Paint by Larry at Kustom RC Graphics...
What are you using from RDRP? Can't see in the pic. Spent all that and stuck with the stock chassis?
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towers and by the look all the shock stuff you can get,
caps
retainers
preload
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bottom caps
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Ah. Thought a lot of that was actually exotek stuff.
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What are you using from RDRP? Can't see in the pic. Spent all that and stuck with the stock chassis?
RDRP are the Thumb screws, preload adjusters and the round side mounts... Everything else is Exotek... Can't say I'm an experienced enough driver to spend $$$ on a new chassis and notice a difference.. I think the stock chassis is just fine... It's one of the reasons I bought this car...
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RI think the stock chassis is just fine
It absolutely is. Just seems like a lot of folks(myself included) upgrade the chassis quickly. Since you dropped a lot of coin on this, I'm just surprised that one didn't get you
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:29 PM   #11218
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anyone have any feedback on the lrc mounts for rm configuration? if so what chassis was used and what mount? thanks in advance.
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So I'll be getting a wrap for my buggy done by Mick at rctagz.com, so if anyone wants a wrap for there buggy, we'll have the die lines for the durango +8mm body in the near future. A local has one of his wraps already and it looks like good stuff, I look forward to getting mine in the near future (well, probably end of June as he needs a body to copy and that won't be in for another couple weeks)
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