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Old 08-25-2013, 08:19 PM   #5056
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Should we be running a rear skid plate to try and save the chassis a little bit? Running the truck that low at the pretty large outdoor track I race at, might not be good. I have a feeling that its going to be bottoming out pretty hard.
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DE Racing has a rear skid plate. Thin, light, uses stock screws.
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Should we be running a rear skid plate to try and save the chassis a little bit? Running the truck that low at the pretty largent outdoor track I race at, might not be good. I have a feeling that its going to be bottoming out pretty hard.
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so does T-Bone Racing.

some guys use them, some don't. it's personal preference.
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Old 08-25-2013, 10:28 PM   #5058
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Is the ride height really 25mm body off on Dunford newest setup? I am assuming it gets measured under rear of chassis and just behind the kickup on the the front on flat part of chassis? I just about dont have any pre-load on springs to get it that low. Finishing final setup on Tyler's new 2.0 and was shocked how low this sits.

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I wasn't able to get to the lower front ride height with black springs, but I then changed to blue, and got to 26mm, which is where I liked it.

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so what pistons and oil are you running for OCRC or like west coast?
#3's front and rear, 30 front-27.6 rear for me, and 30/25 for Ryan and Casper.
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30/25? a little thin for the heat yes? im running 32/30 in 80-90 degree weather
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Is there any inner body to save the electronics from dust etc?

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Old 08-26-2013, 09:23 AM   #5061
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30/25? a little thin for the heat yes? im running 32/30 in 80-90 degree weather
Not sure, I ran 30/27 at OCRC, which is 80F indoors, but the track was SUPER HIGH GRIP and it wasn't too soft...for me at least. It might be worth trying going down 2.5wt.
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Should we be running a rear skid plate to try and save the chassis a little bit? Running the truck that low at the pretty large outdoor track I race at, might not be good. I have a feeling that its going to be bottoming out pretty hard.
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I flat out don't believe in running skid plates front or rear - I think they end up doing more harm than good - they are basically bump stops and reduce the effectiveness of your shocks. You want the shocks to absorb as much of the landing as possible before the chassis bottoms out. Skid plates take away from that. Not to mention they will also affect how the truck takes jumps as they will also drag when going up the face.

If you absolutely must have chassi protection use the stick on chassis film. Me - I just go without.
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Had a odd breakage on my 2.0 this weekend. The front center driveshaft shattered a crosspin on the second raceday! I thought that this issue would be nulled on this truck with the new layout and less angle on the driveshaft? Could this just be a freak occurance and there is a bad set of pins? Just trying to see how to fix this issue so I do not lose another race weekend.
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Had a odd breakage on my 2.0 this weekend. The front center driveshaft shattered a crosspin on the second raceday! I thought that this issue would be nulled on this truck with the new layout and less angle on the driveshaft? Could this just be a freak occurance and there is a bad set of pins? Just trying to see how to fix this issue so I do not lose another race weekend.
Pics? What was the weather like? Do spray any kind of cleaner or equivalent on your cars before/after a run, at all?

Just trying to think of everything is all.

Sounds like a freak occurrence, for sure though.
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Had a odd breakage on my 2.0 this weekend. The front center driveshaft shattered a crosspin on the second raceday! I thought that this issue would be nulled on this truck with the new layout and less angle on the driveshaft? Could this just be a freak occurance and there is a bad set of pins? Just trying to see how to fix this issue so I do not lose another race weekend.
No it can still happen. Saw a few of these at the SC Nats this weekend. Personally, I haven't had an issue, and I've raced the 2.0 twice a week since March. Anyway - make sure to lock tite the set screw on the pin and grease them up good. I also make sure there's no play in the pinion so that night also contribute to snapping.
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Actualy no pics, but the only thing there now is the driveshaft end and the outdrive, rest of the parts are gone and the plastic retainer is still in place. No cleaners as of yet, still has that new smell on it and dusty track so air takes it away. I had a simmilar issue with the 1.0, but that was due to wear. Might have to go tekno and get new center shafts which was my last fix.
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Had a odd breakage on my 2.0 this weekend. The front center driveshaft shattered a crosspin on the second raceday! I thought that this issue would be nulled on this truck with the new layout and less angle on the driveshaft? Could this just be a freak occurance and there is a bad set of pins? Just trying to see how to fix this issue so I do not lose another race weekend.
It happens sometimes. Freak occurrence and I wouldn't read too much into it. I have never broken a pin on this truck, nor any other car I have ever owned for that matter. Came close with the Ve8, as the pin was getting chewed up pretty well after a while.
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what do you do to get the slop out of the front end? are the steering racks the same in the 1.0 and 2.0?
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what do you do to get the slop out of the front end? are the steering racks the same in the 1.0 and 2.0?
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