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Old 09-11-2015, 05:33 AM   #9841
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Yea. Maybe I described it poorly. In the short steering linkage there really isn't any binding. Just a tight enough fit that the ball studs don't move around in the freely. They don't flop around under their own weight any more and it tightens it all up.

I'm sure there are studd/cups that work as well like you are saying.
Makes sense, I just looked and the Xrays are 4.9 mm whereas HB is 4.8 mm.
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Old 09-11-2015, 05:37 AM   #9842
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What brand of machined pistons work best in the d413
The RCShox pistons are OK, but the VRP X pistons are so much better IMO. Smoother action and quicker rebound
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Old 09-11-2015, 08:46 AM   #9843
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There's a few of us at our track using the B5/B5M Ball Studs (8mm) and Ball cups and remove the slop and still plenty of free movement, no binding issues.
The TLR balls & cups also work well
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Old 09-11-2015, 05:07 PM   #9844
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Going to instal the VRP 1.6 and 1.7 Pistons. What associated shock oil should I start with?
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40 front 35 rear, possibly drop 2.5 weight as an alternate.
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Old 09-12-2015, 04:17 PM   #9846
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40 front 35 rear, possibly drop 2.5 weight as an alternate.
Thanks will give that a shot
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Old 09-14-2015, 01:05 AM   #9847
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First race with my D413 on the weekend. Took out all three qualifiers and the final. Box stock. Such a joy to drive.
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Old 09-14-2015, 06:52 AM   #9848
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Good Lord this thing is fun.... Went through the car and made some changes to better suit my track . I have the car sprung soft (2 steps softer than stock) , 7/50/3 with 32 f and 30 rear , front bar , 21mm ride height , and 11deg front and its is just a pleasure. Even more impressed than I was before. Car is tough and responds well to changes . Its fast .... I still cant believe how someone as untalented as myself can push this thing and not have to pick up the pieces. Running indoors wed night coming up and looking forward to it.
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Good Lord this thing is fun.... Went through the car and made some changes to better suit my track . I have the car sprung soft (2 steps softer than stock) , 7/50/3 with 32 f and 30 rear , front bar , 21mm ride height , and 11deg front and its is just a pleasure. Even more impressed than I was before. Car is tough and responds well to changes . Its fast .... I still cant believe how someone as untalented as myself can push this thing and not have to pick up the pieces. Running indoors wed night coming up and looking forward to it.
What type of track are you running on with this setup?
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Old 09-15-2015, 06:27 AM   #9850
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Instead of using ugly cut out bladders, wondering if anybody knows what o-rings will fit in the shock caps?
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A good trick for cutting bladders is to use a brass tube from your local hobby shop, sharpen one end... I use a step drill bit to sharpen it, and then set the bladder on a piece of wood with the tube where you want the hole and give it a tap with a hammer.
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What type of track are you running on with this setup?
1/8 scale outdoor track . 120 ft straight , hard clay , light sandy dusty top layer . small doubles .

1/10 indoor track , maybe 40 foot straight , hard clay , no grip small jumps as well.
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Old 09-16-2015, 07:59 AM   #9853
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made a few changes on my d413, went to black sway bars front and rear and 35 weight shock oil. Going from a boosted 10.5 to 7.5 motor. Really considering a extended chassis for next season......
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made a few changes on my d413, went to black sway bars front and rear and 35 weight shock oil. Going from a boosted 10.5 to 7.5 motor. Really considering a extended chassis for next season......
i found the extended chassis made the buggy a little more easier to drive. i drove mine back to back with the stock chassis and schelle. my times are much better with the schelle
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i found the extended chassis made the buggy a little more easier to drive. i drove mine back to back with the stock chassis and schelle. my times are much better with the schelle
I found the thicker shock oil helped allot. Its a 1/8 sized track thats 1/10 friendly. I'm looking forward to trying out the thicker sway bars this weekend. My buggy is very planted, i'm just looking for more control through the air and some better handling through bumps (although its already the smoothest buggy in the whoops section of our track) I know i can make up more time, and the motor will help allot. Just thinking the chassis will make it more enjoyable to race.
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