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Old 02-13-2014, 01:18 PM   #991
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what are your suggestions about chassis protection? I wanna keep the bling of the Al-Plate...

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JConcepts sells clear chassis skin sheets for $8 pack. Lay it on, trim with an exacto & done. Once the kit is out a few weeks, some of the aftermarket graphics companies (JC, Upgrade, Stickit1 & Enigma) will have chassis skins available that are the shape of the chassis.
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Old 02-13-2014, 05:24 PM   #992
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what are your suggestions about chassis protection? I wanna keep the bling of the Al-Plate...

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Not getting the Wrong side up, that way you never see it!
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Old 02-13-2014, 05:36 PM   #993
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I love the jc clear ones. I use the scraps to protect other things like contact points in the bodies.
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Asking for some help and an explanation. I've ordered the aluminum hexes front and rear for my buggy. Will I need different front axles?
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Asking for some help and an explanation. I've ordered the aluminum hexes front and rear for my buggy. Will I need different front axles?
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Yes, these http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...x-Front-Axle-2
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http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ive-Film-Sheet

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...otective-Sheet

jconcepts is a good value, but the ae one just is thicker, its what i run on my b44.2, and have one ordered for my b5m *note ae is only one sheet
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Old 02-15-2014, 04:09 PM   #997
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No one thought mid motor was good on dirt. I think it was Hara who proved it was competitive at the 2013 Reedy roc. He was driving rb6 mid motor. Saw a video of a b4 mm conversion going fast on a low to medium bite track. I bet if setup correctly mm cars are just as fast if not faster on low traction too. But that's just a guess. In a month when the b5m is out ill do some testing.
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Just preordered mine. Wanted to see the tamiya mid motor first since I've ran the 201 and 502 for years, but couldn't resist after getting my taxes done today. Can't wait to build another kit.
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No one thought mid motor was good on dirt. I think it was Hara who proved it was competitive at the 2013 Reedy roc. He was driving rb6 mid motor. Saw a video of a b4 mm conversion going fast on a low to medium bite track. I bet if setup correctly mm cars are just as fast if not faster on low traction too. But that's just a guess. In a month when the b5m is out ill do some testing.
Go on YouTube and look up JBRL 2013 Rainmans. That's my home track and was a couple of months old at that race. Our guys hadn't quite got the watering schedule down, and for whatever reason that particular track set up would look dark but the racing line had like glazed over and was very slick. Kody N. and Jimmy B from associated were both running the Centro conversion and throwing down some serious lap times. I'm sure their skill helped but you can see how slick the track was. I believe Cody T was running his Kyosho rear motor at that race and Kody was putting a lap on him.
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Just don't tell the guys who been racing since the first rc10. They can't deal with change very well. Kinda like how nitro guys used to laugh at electric racers because the old brushed motors and nimh batts couldn't keep up with them. Now they're hating electric because it's just as good if not better!
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Silly trying to make out one design is better then the other.

They both have their own advantages with different traction conditions & layout designs.

Looking more & more like us racers will need two 2w buggys for today's sport .
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Just don't tell the guys who been racing since the first rc10. They can't deal with change very well. Kinda like how nitro guys used to laugh at electric racers because the old brushed motors and nimh batts couldn't keep up with them. Now they're hating electric because it's just as good if not better!
Change ? Boy you have no idea what kind of changes you will be going through. We midmotored gold tubs bitd and hey guess what I just got a new gas car. Dude you are so falling off the back. Ride the wave man, don't bum on other people.
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Just don't tell the guys who been racing since the first rc10. They can't deal with change very well. Kinda like how nitro guys used to laugh at electric racers because the old brushed motors and nimh batts couldn't keep up with them. Now they're hating electric because it's just as good if not better!
You're showing your age a little here... Hara showed mid-motor worked in 2013? What?!? The euros have been running mid for years. That never meant they they were running on high grip surfaces all the time, that's just what Americans assumed since they chose mids.

The viability of mid-motor was proven when 4wd went with it.
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Silly trying to make out one design is better then the other.

They both have their own advantages with different traction conditions & layout designs.

Looking more & more like us racers will need two 2w buggys for today's sport .
Track layout is not only advantageous depending on rm or mm, but also each brand has their strengths.

Before, mm was considered crap on anything except astroturf. Just saying, who knows, with the right setup mm might be just as good on slick track, maybe not. But there are videos out there showing potential. Never drove mm buggy yet but always willing to try new things. Will probably end up getting both
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Yes Hara proved mm was good on DIRT. No secret in Europe, yeah they have been driving for a while.
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