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Old 12-16-2013, 12:15 PM   #13081
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thanks man. ill try out the stock setup first. im pretty new to buggys aswell.
Learn to drive without reverse, you don't need it, and can't use it legally in a race anyway. It's just a crutch in practice.....
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Old 12-16-2013, 12:26 PM   #13082
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you're allowed reverse at our club series. or at least, people have done it and no-one said anything.

i use it every now and then. you even touch the corrugated pipe lining the track and it sucks you in. its convenient to not have to go back down from the driver's platform to right yourself.

that said, i understand where you are coming from. as a novice, keeping the car on the track, learning the lines, finishing the race is key. the buggy is way twitchier than the SCT. and isn't as forgiving. i found that slow is fast, and fast is smooth when it comes to buggies.
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Old 12-16-2013, 12:34 PM   #13083
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you even touch the corrugated pipe lining the track and it sucks you in. its convenient to not have to go back down from the driver's platform to right yourself.
Nothing is more valuable then learning how to keep off the pipes so you don't have to keep getting off the drivers stand....
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Old 12-16-2013, 05:06 PM   #13084
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Anyone using the JConcepts Finisher on a mid motor setup? I have the one off my RM and was trying to line it up with the Durango MM body and it looks like there needs to be a lot of cutting?
Haven't used that body for a while, but I am using a Td +8 body, and there wasn't "a lot" of cutting for MM4, but if I went back to rear motor I am not sure I could deal with the missing lexan...
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Old 12-16-2013, 05:50 PM   #13085
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Anyone using the JConcepts Finisher on a mid motor setup? I have the one off my RM and was trying to line it up with the Durango MM body and it looks like there needs to be a lot of cutting?

Here it is on my MM4. The only cutting needed is to cut out the motor plate. Top pic is with stock chassis, bottom pic is with +8 chassis.



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Old 12-17-2013, 12:28 PM   #13086
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Here it is on my MM4. The only cutting needed is to cut out the motor plate. Top pic is with stock chassis, bottom pic is with +8 chassis
What +8 chassis are you using? The Durango RTR or a after market alum. with stock side pods?
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Old 12-17-2013, 02:06 PM   #13087
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Looks like tower has discontinued the RTR
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Old 12-17-2013, 02:13 PM   #13088
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Question. You think 16 gauge wire is too thin for a Stock 17.5 setup?
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Question. You think 16 gauge wire is too thin for a Stock 17.5 setup?
Yeah. Youll want either 14 or 12. even though 12 weighs a little more it gives more power so thats what i would go with personally.

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Old 12-17-2013, 02:34 PM   #13090
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What +8 chassis are you using? The Durango RTR or a after market alum. with stock side pods?
The carbon fiber +8 chassis from 8 racing. I have had the chassis on for almost 2 years and it did break at the front last week. I knew it was a weak point but it lasted long enough. If I decide to keep running it I will put the Exotek carbon chassis on as I love the way it handles with the carbon chassis.
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Question. You think 16 gauge wire is too thin for a Stock 17.5 setup?
I am running 13 gauge, kind of a tweener. Forgot what online shop I got it from but its nice wire when you don't need 12 gauge.
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I am running 13 gauge, kind of a tweener. Forgot what online shop I got it from but its nice wire when you don't need 12 gauge.
Yeah, I think the stuff I run is 12awg Deans wet noodle wire. Tweener would be more fun to solder though, I think TQ makes a 13awg...
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Prototype chassis done, hope to have all the side braces and battery hold downs done this week!
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Yeah, I think the stuff I run is 12awg Deans wet noodle wire. Tweener would be more fun to solder though, I think TQ makes a 13awg...
Yeah, that was it.
http://www.tqracing.com/13%20gauge.htm
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Prototype chassis done, hope to have all the side braces and battery hold downs done this week!
interesting. is this a +8? what made you decide to make your own chassis? pretty curious as I've made my own custom chassis for the dex and I'd be interested to see if you are doing it for the same reasons I did.
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