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Old 03-06-2016, 05:55 PM   #18751
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So...if you have a 100 $ bill to spend on making the car better/ faster...what do you do? (This is stock class)

-lighter chassis?
-mip pucks?
-better stock motor?

I'm leaning towards the JC chassis right now. I've also thought about the factory lite chassis. I have some replacement parts I need to order anyway soooo I want to get something to try to improve the car now that I feel like I have the setup where I want it.
For 100 you could get the pucks and FL chassis.
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So...if you have a 100 $ bill to spend on making the car better/ faster...what do you do? (This is stock class)

-lighter chassis?
-mip pucks?
-better stock motor?

I'm leaning towards the JC chassis right now. I've also thought about the factory lite chassis. I have some replacement parts I need to order anyway soooo I want to get something to try to improve the car now that I feel like I have the setup where I want it.
Too vague of a question with zero background. Which edition car are you starting with?

If you're starting with a regular team kit B5M, I'd sell it and put the money of it and the $100 towards a lite car.

If it's a lite kit, I'd put the money into MIP pucks and a Ti screw kit.
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It's best to start with a Lite Kit

assuming you do have one,

get a aluminum front bulkhead, and some grey front springs and green rear springs and the spend the rest on pucks.

that'll be 100 bucks you can really tell a difference with.
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Old 03-06-2016, 06:08 PM   #18754
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I have the champions edition.
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good then the above still applies.

i'd try to get machined pistons too, 3 x 1.4 for rear 2 x 1.6 in front.

with the above and one of Kody Numedahl's setups and good tires you'll be dialed.
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It's best to start with a Lite Kit

assuming you do have one,

get a aluminum front bulkhead, and some grey front springs and green rear springs and the spend the rest on pucks.

that'll be 100 bucks you can really tell a difference with.
Weren't you the guy telling people the 3 gear is just a fad?

Haha.
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I have the champions edition.
Lite or SLRC chassis. Mip pucks.

Then lots of track time.
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Weren't you the guy telling people the 3 gear is just a fad?

Haha.

no
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I'm going to get a set of softer springs for the rear aside from the $100..I want to have that easy option for some added rear grip if the car starts to feel loose.

So is the factory light chassis a better way to go than the JC or another aftermarket? Im honestly more comfortable going that route just because it's an associated chassis. But then again JC always makes good stuff and I assume it's lighter than the factory light.

Anyone know how much lighter the factory lite chassis is over the champions edition chassis?
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Anyone know how much lighter the factory lite chassis is over the champions edition chassis?
Not this again....

Aprox 30 grams lighter...
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Not this again....

Aprox 30 grams lighter...
That doesn't seem right considering the JC chassis is only 23 grams lighter. I'm trying to determine if the JC or factory lite chassis would be better...
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That doesn't seem right considering the JC chassis is only 23 grams lighter. I'm trying to determine if the JC or factory lite chassis would be better...
The factory light is ~26g lighter than the std one. JC is roughly the same. Pick which ever one you like more. The weight difference is negligible
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Honestly losing weight is the one of the last things you should worry.

get your setup working suspension wise, make it easy to drive, then add speed and acceleration, then lighten.
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Honestly losing weight is the one of the last things you should worry.

get your setup working suspension wise, make it easy to drive, then add speed and acceleration, then lighten.
Well I'm satisfied with it suspension wise. There is nothing about its handling I can say that I don't like. I'm running tight lines...getting on the throttle earlier and braking later than some and still running the line. Car jumps well turns well and accelerates well...it just isn't fast enough lol. All the other A main cars were faster. Either had to be lighter or they had more motor.
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ok so first do this

gear up and watch temps, pinions are cheap!

then you can do the cut gears, ceramic bearings and pucks.

I'd recommend getting some good hubs like Schelle.

how much does your buggy weigh now?

If you really wanna go light, buy a carbon fiber chassis like I did. 70-80 grams lighter!
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