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Old 03-22-2016, 12:26 AM   #3721
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A couple of reasons. 1. It's easier to grab the plugs with the length of wire I have. 2. With the battery the other way the bodies all were flat at that point causing the wires to rub the body. 3. I just used the left over wire from the tekin kit and that just happened to be the length. 4. To provide slack for chassis flex etc.
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Old 03-22-2016, 02:42 AM   #3722
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I am going to run the battery back to avoid the cutting issues. No matter how I look at it, just don't like the battery forward mod, and will just add the weight for balance. If I was a serious racer it might be a problem, but I race like I was driving Miss Daisy!
Definitely will not be able to mimic the battery forward weight. Never had an issue with the battery forward in the couple years I have ran it forward nor have i seen anyone have an issue.
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Rotor head33 make sure you flip your rx8 fan. You want the green sticker facing down.
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Rotor head33 make sure you flip your rx8 fan. You want the green sticker facing down.
Good call. I just had it slipped in for photo purposes.
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Old 03-22-2016, 05:18 AM   #3726
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I am going to run the battery back to avoid the cutting issues. No matter how I look at it, just don't like the battery forward mod, and will just add the weight for balance. If I was a serious racer it might be a problem, but I race like I was driving Miss Daisy!
Dang Man U aren't playing and u better never give up on this 3.0 to 4.0 conversion because by the time ur done you could of had a real 4.0 and saved 50 hours of time lol
Can't wait till its done tho. I say u make ur own thread of the process. I'd sub
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Old 03-22-2016, 06:50 PM   #3727
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I just finished it up and am ready, except paint. I went with the 3s system for indoor tracks to see what it can do. I ended up using a std strap going long ways to hold the battery down, it looks pretty cool. I hope to race it soon, maybe in two weeks.
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Old 03-22-2016, 07:05 PM   #3728
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I just finished it up and am ready, except paint. I went with the 3s system for indoor tracks to see what it can do. I ended up using a std strap going long ways to hold the battery down, it looks pretty cool. I hope to race it soon, maybe in two weeks.
Sounds cool! Paint that body and let's get some nice pics in this thread I'm sure I'm not the only person interested
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Old 03-22-2016, 09:08 PM   #3729
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I am a rookie in this area is this true? And what does the front diff fluid and rear diff fluid viscosity?
Never did get an answer on this. I have several weights on order. I think I am going to start with the center diff by increasing it a tad until I feel I go to far, then revert back one.
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Old 03-22-2016, 09:09 PM   #3730
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@Slashn77 - Here is a link to a thread I found informative. Diff oil for a bashing truggy?
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Old 03-22-2016, 11:17 PM   #3731
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TLR has http://www.tlracing.com/ProdInfo/Fil...uning_Tips.pdf

page 6 starts on differentials / oil

Front
Thinner front differential oil increases off-power steering, but if the oil is too thin the steering
will become grabby and inconsistent. Thicker front differential oil increases off-power stability
and on-power steering.

Center
Thinner center differential has less forward drive, can unload more under acceleration and is
easier to drive on rough and slick tracks. Thicker center differential has more acceleration, in-
creases on-power steering and less off-power steering. Thicker center differential is better on
high-bite/smooth tracks.

Rear
Thinner rear differential has more corning traction and increases steering in the middle of the turn.
Thicker rear differential has less steering in the middle of the turn and more forward traction.
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well finally took the buggy out today!! boy was she a blast! SUPER responsive in the air and generally floated nice and level with the battery forward. only thing i could ask for is a bit more off power steering but the track hadn't been run on in probably a week and the weather has been horrible so it was incredibly sandy and traction less all together. anyways i flipped it, cartwheeled it, and plain beat the hell out of it trying to get used to driving an rc car again after a 10 year break and boy was it a blast!!!!!!! i absolutely can't wait to start racing it!!! also, max temp was 155 according to the temp probe for the telemetry of my mt4 and i was running a 16t 1900 tekin with a smc 6500 pack. run time was about 25 minutes just cruising and going all out on the straight. i was shocked at how long she ran compared to what i was used to back in the day!

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TLR has http://www.tlracing.com/ProdInfo/Fil...uning_Tips.pdf

page 6 starts on differentials / oil

Front
Thinner front differential oil increases off-power steering, but if the oil is too thin the steering
will become grabby and inconsistent. Thicker front differential oil increases off-power stability
and on-power steering.

Center
Thinner center differential has less forward drive, can unload more under acceleration and is
easier to drive on rough and slick tracks. Thicker center differential has more acceleration, in-
creases on-power steering and less off-power steering. Thicker center differential is better on
high-bite/smooth tracks.

Rear
Thinner rear differential has more corning traction and increases steering in the middle of the turn.
Thicker rear differential has less steering in the middle of the turn and more forward traction.
Thanks man I appreciate the quick lesson
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I got a chance to run it for testing, and is she fast! This is one smooth car and can turn on a dime. I am using a Savox 2271 servo on 7.4 volts, and this thing is amazing. I have never had an rc car this fast. I am running a Tekin Pro4 HD 3000 motor on 3s, and it is quick! I plan on using 3s indoors, 4s outdoors, and am using an Armaa 14 pinion on the motor. Can't wait to get this on the track. I just weighed this with a 3s system and it is 7.2 lbs, not to bad. My Desc10 is 7.52 lbs on 2s!
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Old 03-24-2016, 07:47 AM   #3735
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Indoor, high grip, 1/10 scale tight setup here you go. Note springs, battery up front, truggy casters.
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