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Old 03-25-2015, 11:26 AM   #8551
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He could also change (among many things) his front toe setting, camber, arm sweep, diff oils, and caster/kick up. Personally, I feel a change in front toe/camber can greatly alter how reactive a car is, and where in the corner it makes grip.

Another thing is what front tire he is using and how it is being prepped. Could be something as easy as not saucing the fronts, going to a different tread pattern, insert or compound.

If he posts up the setup info from the front half of his car we can get him pointed in the right direction with his setup.
Not sure why you're replying to me with this. You don't think the 5 dot ackerman arms are a good idea or what?

I'm running them, along with some negative expo in my radio, and they made a very nice difference in how easy the car feels to drive.
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Old 03-25-2015, 11:37 AM   #8552
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So does it affects the throw of the steering?
Ackerman is your outside front wheel turning a little less sharply than your inside front wheel. So when your inside wheel is at full lock, the outside won't be. Adding more ackerman increases the difference between how sharply your wheels turn and can make the car feel less aggressive.

Picture two different sized circles. To follow the smaller circle you have to turn sharper than you do to follow the large circle. Same with your wheels when you turn. Your inside wheel is following a smaller circle than your outer wheel. Ackerman basically accounts for that.
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Old 03-25-2015, 12:04 PM   #8553
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Sounds like the 5 dot ackerman arms might be just what you're looking for.

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funny you said that Chris. I have been looking at them for a while now and just ordered them lastnight. Havent talk to anyone that ran them so I dont know how much more mellow it will really make the car.
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Old 03-25-2015, 01:05 PM   #8554
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I had a few gears strip as well and didn't understand why..mesh and motor mount were set fine and tight.

Found out the bell cap going to the can of the motor was slightly loose. The three screws on the can of the Tekin motor backed out a bit. Gave it just enough to give me a headache, but not enough it was obvious.

Tightened it down with some loctight...No issues.
Yes, this happened to me too! Nothing you can notice until they're loose enough that motor moves. Wonder if this is why some guys are stripping spurs even though they think their mesh is perfect?
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Old 03-25-2015, 01:28 PM   #8555
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Yes, this happened to me too! Nothing you can notice until they're loose enough that motor moves. Wonder if this is why some guys are stripping spurs even though they think their mesh is perfect?
Happened last night to me, soo funny,I think my 3 yr old Blue loctite is Breaking Bad.2nd battery buggy just felt weird,brought her in and right side steering post screw missing and motor mount screws completely loose
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Happened last night to me, soo funny,I think my 3 yr old Blue loctite is Breaking Bad.2nd battery buggy just felt weird,brought her in and right side steering post screw missing and motor mount screws completely loose

And you fixed that bad ass buggy faster than a Nascar team. That was some fun driving last night.im going up to 5k in rear and changing to 2 mm shims on bottom of front hub carriers instead of 1 and 1. I run 3 dot in front to chime in on above . It said (aggressive ) why I bought it .
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I had a few gears strip as well and didn't understand why..mesh and motor mount were set fine and tight.

Found out the bell cap going to the can of the motor was slightly loose. The three screws on the can of the Tekin motor backed out a bit. Gave it just enough to give me a headache, but not enough it was obvious.

Tightened it down with some loctight...No issues.
Thanks heaps i never thought to check those 3 screws, after reading your post i checked them and all 3 were loose, hopefully now problem fixed.
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I had a few gears strip as well and didn't understand why..mesh and motor mount were set fine and tight.

Found out the bell cap going to the can of the motor was slightly loose. The three screws on the can of the Tekin motor backed out a bit. Gave it just enough to give me a headache, but not enough it was obvious.

Tightened it down with some loctight...No issues.
Thanks heaps checked those 3 screws and they were all loose, tightened loctite hopefully problem fixed.
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Old 03-26-2015, 07:06 AM   #8559
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Had a good chuckle when I checked our small local offroad forum this morning. D413 bone stock roller with no extra parts and lots of obvious wear and tear. Asking $500 with the standard "electronics shown are not included" quote. I so want to reply but the mods tend to hand out wrist slaps to negative comments of buy and sell posts.
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Yea but asking $500 doesn't mean you have to pay it, someone could easily offer him the kit price and he might accept based on Supply and Demand right now.
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Old 03-26-2015, 10:42 AM   #8561
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That's what ticks me off. He's hoping to take advantage of some guy who's dying to get his hands on one but can't find in stock. This buggy had no chassis protector, chassis's all gouged, tires are worn down and he didn't even clean it up before pics. It's not worth any more than $250 IMO
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man I sold my d413 with avid and stock chassis and spare parts for $300 with a custom painted body.....maybe I went too low, lol
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Old 03-26-2015, 12:46 PM   #8563
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That's what ticks me off. He's hoping to take advantage of some guy who's dying to get his hands on one but can't find in stock. This buggy had no chassis protector, chassis's all gouged, tires are worn down and he didn't even clean it up before pics. It's not worth any more than $250 IMO
as much as i like this buggy now that i have it i would have never considered paying more than kit price for a roller. its an rc car not essential to survival. lol then again some people spend crazy money in this hobby to have the latest and greatest.
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Can someone help me out. I have a d413 with a hobbywing v3.1 esc. and a shorty pack and the car goes backwards when i hit the throttle. Read in the manual for the esc and cant find anything for reversing the motor on the esc.

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Can someone help me out. I have a d413 with a hobbywing v3.1 esc. and a shorty pack and the car goes backwards when i hit the throttle. Read in the manual for the esc and cant find anything for reversing the motor on the esc.

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Your diffs are in the housings backwards. Look at the manual and make sure you follow the instructions for building the car with a shorty battery.
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