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Old 03-06-2016, 06:53 PM   #18766
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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.
I'd look into a better motor and some schelle ceramic trans bearings...they will create less drag within the trans.
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Old 03-06-2016, 06:54 PM   #18767
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also what motor are you running?

I just switched to Tekin Gen 3 RPM and really really like it.
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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!
I have a 32 pininon on it..I tried a 30 and didn't like it. I do plan on trying the 31 though, it's in the cart at A Main.

Pretty sure it was 1600g? Does that sound right?

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also what motor are you running?

I just switched to Tekin Gen 3 RPM and really really like it.
Turnigy track star turbo. It's like a 80$ esc/ motor combo lol.
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What motor?
I like the Reedy Mach 3
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Ok 1600 grams is A LOT. You are about 100 grams overweight. No wonder you are slow.

get a better esc/motor combo.

Hobbywing JustStock and something like a Trinity 24k, Tekin RPM Gen 3, etc.

you want to go UP in pinion not down. Try 33/34 with a 72 tooth spur.
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I like the Reedy Mach 3
Ive been looking at that one... that and the F1. Is a higher quality motor a big difference?
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I think the 3 gear thing is mostly hype and the newest fad, most will go back to 4 gear eventually. 3 gear is for higher grip so it would work great on carpet with a gear diff and slipper elim.
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Ok 1600 grams is A LOT. You are about 100 grams overweight. No wonder you are slow.

get a better esc/motor combo.

Hobbywing JustStock and something like a Trinity 24k, Tekin RPM Gen 3, etc.

you want to go UP in pinion not down. Try 33/34 with a 72 tooth spur.
Do you know the weight of the B5M that won stock nationals? How about the weight of the car that won 17.5 last year at cactus?

I'll give you a hint...neither were crazy light...
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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.
Or they were charging their batteries at a higher amperage. Batteries also vary in weight. The battery I'm using weighs 192 grams. Slim shorties weigh even less than that. I'd choose the Factory Lite chassis over the JC only because of price.
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I'd choose the Factory Lite chassis over the JC only because of price.
Have you tried both? Do you realize they handle differently?
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Its always good when ya get a group of guys so interested in their sport that things can get a little heated at times lol.

Never thought I would be interested in this class...but there were over 20 cars in the last race and it was a small turnout. There were 7 or 8 including me within 5 seconds of each other. Makes for a good time.

Anyway... I don't want to take off CRAZY weight. I would think at some point the weight reduction could get counter productive. Right now I'm thinking about the AE light chassis and later on an electronics upgrade. Maybe the titanium screw kit at some point too.
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Have you tried both? Do you realize they handle differently?
That's what I figured.. I assume the AE lite should handle more or less just like what I have...the CE chassis?
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I'm giving advice to JC8390, not you sir. I just added to my ignore list.
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I like the Reedy Mach 3
http://www.amainhobbies.com/rc-cars-...asc254/p456792

That the motor? and is there any advantage to upgrading esc? Will that motor be stronger on the ESC I already have?
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That the motor? and is there any advantage to upgrading esc? Will that motor be stronger on the ESC I already have?
That's it. Different speed controls can have different feeling...like how smooth they are or how the brakes feel. I have that motor mated with the reedy 800z esc. I have also ran the $50 Hobbywing justock esc and for the price it can't be beat in 17.5.
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