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Old 11-17-2015, 06:32 AM   #2476
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I know some people have asked on here about what people are running for packs in their trucks. I have been doing some testing to see which pack I like better and here is what I thought. My local track is a medium grip indoor clay track. My truck is a 13.5 super stock truck with the kit setup (works best for me). Packs used: Orion Shorty & Orion Saddles

Shorty Pack: Truck is very quick and agile with the pack. Moving the pack to the rear will give you more rear grip. The truck seems to float around the track and does not seem to be held into the track if you get what I mean? The truck jumps fine, but jumps uneven and kind of unbalanced. Requires more throttle/brake input for adjustments in the air. Lap times are fast, but inconsistent due to the quirky/squirrely feel of the truck.

Saddle Pack: The truck is more tame with the saddle packs. It does not feel jerky or squirrely going around the track. Steering is still quick and the truck maneuvers through the tight turns with ease. Going around the track, the truck seems hooked into the layout and really flows with the track due to the extra weight of the pack. I have not noticed any difference moving the saddles forward or rear. The truck feels like it jumps more evenly and lands smoother. I have gotten compliments from other racers at the track on how smooth and even the truck jumps. With the added weight there is a slight push in the steering especially through s-turns at our track. But it is slight and you can adjust your driving style to curb this.

I have tried a square pack in the truck, but it handles very similar to saddles. My saddles are about 20 grams lighter than the square Reedy packs I tried. Overall, I feel the truck performs the best with saddle packs than with the shorty packs. I use the Orion 100c 5800mah saddles and they give me all the punch I need for super stock truck.

Hope this helps some of you decide on packs.
Great summary....
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Hello im wondering what the most droop i can add to the front to get the most traction out of the rear? im really dont know much about droop but im pretty sure that its know as stroke and right now im at 26mm.

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Old 11-18-2015, 08:28 AM   #2478
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Got a set of Dirt webs which is one of the hot tires for our track, I think they will do a lot better than my Bar codes, and I removed all the lead weight I had added which was 1/8oz. a side in the pods. And I am going with white springs on the front. Our next race is the 5th of Dec. so I hope these changes will help me turn tighter in the corners, and not have that push.
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Old 11-18-2015, 05:40 PM   #2479
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whats everyone's thoughts on 3 and 4 gear tranny in the truck? im just wondering what advantages and disadvantages both have. i run on a med bite smooth track small and tight
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I put the MIP 3 gear in my T5M and love it. Put the AE 3 gear in my SC5M and hated it. Gonna try putting the MIP trans in the SC5M and see if it feels the same as it does in the truck.

Best bet is to just get one and try it, its really not too expensive to try it.
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Old 11-18-2015, 08:19 PM   #2481
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whats everyone's thoughts on 3 and 4 gear tranny in the truck? im just wondering what advantages and disadvantages both have. i run on a med bite smooth track small and tight
Love 3 gear but you have a lot of posts about looking for more traction so you might be happier with 4 gear or even rear motor on your track.
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Where is the best place to get a 3 gear and what is the cost?
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HIT UP THE LOCAL HOBBY SHOP YOU WILL NEED THE TRANS CASE FOR 3 GEAR BUGGY AND A MOTOR PLATE
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HIT UP THE LOCAL HOBBY SHOP YOU WILL NEED THE TRANS CASE FOR 3 GEAR BUGGY AND A MOTOR PLATE
I hate your caps, lol. Diff case, motor plate and gear cover.
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I put the MIP 3 gear in my T5M and love it. Put the AE 3 gear in my SC5M and hated it. Gonna try putting the MIP trans in the SC5M and see if it feels the same as it does in the truck.

Best bet is to just get one and try it, its really not too expensive to try it.
What's the difference between the mip 3 gear and the associated 3 gear?
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What's the difference between the mip 3 gear and the associated 3 gear?
about $100
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Old 11-19-2015, 08:08 AM   #2488
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one is an over priced Alum. machined cover, the other is a molded plastic case. The alum. one might be a little more accurate and is IMO mostly for bling. unless your a top notch pro and are worried about a tenth or thousandth of a second I don't believe the average club racer will tell or see a difference. and Like I said this is just my opinion. Oh yea and I forgot about the extra 100$
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one is an over priced Alum. machined cover, the other is a molded plastic case. The alum. one might be a little more accurate and is IMO mostly for bling. unless your a top notch pro and are worried about a tenth or thousandth of a second I don't believe the average club racer will tell or see a difference. and Like I said this is just my opinion. Oh yea and I forgot about the extra 100$
One of the local fast guys switched from the MIP to the AE 3 gear. He is still a top fast guy, not much changed
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I was thinking of going with a 9.5 motor in my T5M. You think that is to much motor for a medium size indoor clay track?
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