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Old 04-09-2016, 07:25 AM   #2941
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Squeeze the ballcups with the ball stud inside, but not hulk squeeze and they will free up
Thank you Flip boy, gotta love an easy fix!

Worked great.

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Old 04-09-2016, 09:03 PM   #2942
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can anyone tell me which shock cups i should use with the truck springs?
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can anyone tell me which shock cups i should use with the truck springs?
I went with the shortest ones myself, the new truck springs?
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I went with the shortest ones myself, the new truck springs?
yes ice the longer truck springs? are them the new ones?
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yes ice the longer truck springs? are them the new ones?
yep
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cool thanks. do u know what the rate of the kyosho golds are?
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cool thanks. do u know what the rate of the kyosho golds are?
I sure don't.
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First race report!, box stock I was able to get second on a local tracks new layout never ran on it before, track was super lose and dry, but the truck did amazing and got me second out of 8 trucks and one buggy!, beating guys with t5m's glad I got it and can't wait for the next race!
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First race report!, box stock I was able to get second on a local tracks new layout never ran on it before, track was super lose and dry, but the truck did amazing and got me second out of 8 trucks and one buggy!, beating guys with t5m's glad I got it and can't wait for the next race!
Kudos! It is a pretty dang good truck! Just imagine with a lil work it can get better!
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The guy who beat me did a little tuning and he had it set!, gonna do mine the same, it's it the next race weekend yet?!
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http:// http://i1157.photobucket.com...409_113721.jpg

Still racing the T4.2

Only thing I don't like about the T5m, and B5m, mid motor and you can't use stick packs which I like.
My T4.2 is mainly ran outdoors so I need rear motor for that.
T5m and B5m I think we're mainly designed for indoor racing.

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Old 04-10-2016, 07:48 AM   #2952
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cool thanks. do u know what the rate of the kyosho golds are?
Kyosho Golds:
3.95 front
2.53 rear.

I tried using the +5 offset cups with the new AE truck springs, but had to back the threaded collar all the way up till it was against the shock cap to get my ride height at 25mm. There was really no preload on the springs at all, and the springs were loose. I figure that's a bad thing, so before the next race I'll put the 0 cups (flattest ones in the kit) on and use the collars to adjust the ride height. This should give better performance of the springs. As it was, I feel like I had at least a few mm of suspension up travel before the springs and shock came into effect. My body is cracked in the front wheel wells, most likely due to not having things squared away up front.
I also went from white springs to gray springs all around and it seemed to help on the track I was running.
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Old 04-10-2016, 07:54 AM   #2953
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Hi There,

My ballcups are so tight on the ballstuds that it's causing the steering and suspension to bind.

Any suggestions?
If you contact Associated, they were sending out new ball cups. Mine were a little tight, but the squeeze trick worked for me. However, when I put on titanium turn buckles, I ordered another set of ball cups and these are 100% better. There has been a change, and newer stock seems to be pretty good. It's worth a shot to give them a call, might score a new set, and then you have spares.....
Also, heard of folks using jewelers rouge or similar to polish the ballstuds. Chuck the ball stud in a drill, polishing compound on a rag, and spin it up. Haven't had to resort to that yet. But it's another option.
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Got a couple questions, this past Saturday was the last race of our winter racing league. the track usually is very good high bite and last race almost everyone was able to run slicks, this time not so much track was more towards the dry side and got dusty fast. This was the first race where I had shorty packs instead of the square ones, I ran them all day with the 1 thin 7mm foam behind it and once all the way to the rear. I had plenty of steering but the rear end was loose all day like a sprint car. My setup was box stock with the exceptions of the short white front springs. And I run the brass D block and the 3 gear trans. I tried lengthening the rear camber links to help it roll more for better grip and tried slowing the steering down as well. What else could I do to help in a situation like this? Would the 4 gear trans help. Would it be better to go back to the 4-gear and stay with it would that cover more track conditions better? Rear springs and oil all around are stock setup.
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Got a couple questions, this past Saturday was the last race of our winter racing league. the track usually is very good high bite and last race almost everyone was able to run slicks, this time not so much track was more towards the dry side and got dusty fast. This was the first race where I had shorty packs instead of the square ones, I ran them all day with the 1 thin 7mm foam behind it and once all the way to the rear. I had plenty of steering but the rear end was loose all day like a sprint car. My setup was box stock with the exceptions of the short white front springs. And I run the brass D block and the 3 gear trans. I tried lengthening the rear camber links to help it roll more for better grip and tried slowing the steering down as well. What else could I do to help in a situation like this? Would the 4 gear trans help. Would it be better to go back to the 4-gear and stay with it would that cover more track conditions better? Rear springs and oil all around are stock setup.
Things to try would be raising the ride height, 4 gear, softer rear springs, less negative rear camber, more front down travel, a pinch of front toe in, less anti squat, more rear toe, these are just things to consider based on how close or far your setup is. Always keep in mind tires are 85% of the battle
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