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Old 01-10-2017, 01:14 PM   #3496
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I don't see why everyone wants to run a laydown when the truck already has a ridiculous amounts of steering already i ended up going to 26 and 25 height front and rear, it made a huge difference in sidebite and cornering! I am so much happier. I think i was running a ride height of 30-28 before.
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Old 01-10-2017, 01:20 PM   #3497
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Ive never had a steering issue with my truck usually run 25 or 26 ride height (equal front & rear) all ive ever need to adjust was camber slightly for cornering & rotation...
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Old 01-10-2017, 01:21 PM   #3498
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In my case, wanting a laydown because I run primarily on carpet. I want the lowest center of gravity I can get. And the nearby indoor clay track has good grip so with proper tires I don't think the laydown will hurt it. I always have the standard transmission cases for that...as a matter of fact I'll just have 2 complete transmissions ready whenever I hit the track.
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for carpet it makes sense
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Old 01-16-2017, 11:46 AM   #3500
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Center of gravity needs to be lower on carpet.
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Old 01-16-2017, 01:28 PM   #3501
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I ran the laydown transmission on my truck on indoor clay this past weekend (OCRC raceway). It definitely makes the truck stay flatter. Without any other changes to the setup I noticed a lot more steering. I didn't lose as much rear traction as I thought I would so I was pretty happy with that. I am going to drill the third hole in the front arms and see if that calms the aggressive steering. Overall though I was pretty happy on the initial outing.
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Old 01-16-2017, 05:19 PM   #3502
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In my case, wanting a laydown because I run primarily on carpet. I want the lowest center of gravity I can get. And the nearby indoor clay track has good grip so with proper tires I don't think the laydown will hurt it. I always have the standard transmission cases for that...as a matter of fact I'll just have 2 complete transmissions ready whenever I hit the track.
i was running the 3gear upright at extreme yesterday ..... dont think the 3gear laydown is going to make that big of a difference because of the width of the truck,tires and the roll center and slip angle never hurts to try but the 25deg brass bulkhead was really good ....plus the new truck should be right around the corner
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Old 01-16-2017, 05:47 PM   #3503
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i was running the 3gear upright at extreme yesterday ..... dont think the 3gear laydown is going to make that big of a difference because of the width of the truck,tires and the roll center and slip angle never hurts to try but the 25deg brass bulkhead was really good ....plus the new truck should be right around the corner
I hope you're right! I want a new gen truck so bad even if it's not that different.

Give me a "6" series truck with laydown and a gear diff and TAKE MY MONEY!
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Old 01-16-2017, 06:23 PM   #3504
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I hope you're right! I want a new gen truck so bad even if it's not that different.

Give me a "6" series truck with laydown and a gear diff and TAKE MY MONEY!
Yeah but spending $50 to upgrade to a laydown vs. $300+ for a new truck. Besides, just got a new body for the T5M so I need to keep it a little longer.
And I don't have any issues with a stand up transmission where i race, just want something different. I have just about every other upgrade I want on the T5M already.
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Old 01-20-2017, 09:51 AM   #3506
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Sweet nitro man, I'd like to try them some day.
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Old 01-20-2017, 10:02 AM   #3507
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Gt5 nitro stadium truck
If Associated or anyone would make that Conversation kit I would go back to gas truck, that class Was Huge Until 1/8 became popular..
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Old 01-20-2017, 10:44 AM   #3508
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If Associated or anyone would make that Conversation kit I would go back to gas truck, that class Was Huge Until 1/8 became popular..
That's actually my truck and the guy that posted the pic is making the chassis to do the conversion. It went together awesome!
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That's actually my truck and the guy that posted the pic is making the chassis to do the conversion. It went together awesome!
Is there anyway to get on a contact list or something when its done?? was that all you needed was the chassis & a donor t5m ??
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Is there anyway to get on a contact list or something when its done?? was that all you needed was the chassis & a donor t5m ??
There's a Facebook page, resurrecting gas truck.

There's more than just that, you'll need a complete gt2 tranny, linkage, chassis brace, motor mounts. GT tank and throttle servo mounts. There's some hand fitting that needs to be done. Nothing that can't be done with a dremel easily.
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