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Old 05-25-2015, 04:37 PM   #31
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Do I have to wait on manual for internal drive ratio for THISBEAST? I want to come close to a 11.0 Fina Drive Ratio. TP 5.5
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Do I have to wait on manual for internal drive ratio for THISBEAST? I want to come close to a 11.0 Fina Drive Ratio. TP 5.5
I'm so bad at that kind of stuff, sorry
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I'm so bad at that kind of stuff, sorry
Win Lose or Draw. Damn you Gizmo.
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Old 05-28-2015, 04:31 PM   #35
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another V4 being born
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Is that one for me. Lol
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Is that one for me. Lol
LOL, nope That one is someone back east.
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Old 05-29-2015, 04:24 PM   #38
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Tip of the day... I just got done hanging out with a good friend and found out that Caster has fixed the small bump steer they use to have with the new steering plate having the new upper holes... So if you have a V3.5 buggy I would recommend that you order the new SKOP021 steering plate..
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I was lucky enough to get with Rick and be one of the testers of the pre-production V4 buggies. Mine is the one pictured above. My initial impression of the buggy is that it is quite impressive. It uses a basic design, yet is a tried and true performer. I really like the 13mm shocks which are very smooth. I was hesitant at first due to the lack of pistons transferring from other brands, but there are a few shock pistons offered by Caster as well as blanks to make your own. I would consider the stock springs to be what most brands consider a medium to medium hard. The ball cups will not pop off, they are solid. The build went very well with no issues and the instructions were very understandable. The buggy is rather light considering all the aluminum. Screw quality was nice as well, something that other brands have failed to consider.

My starting setup on the shocks are as follows:
Front- 2 hole 1.6mm piston ( I drilled a blank) with 500cst oil, stock spring
Rear- 2 hole 1.7mm piston (drilled blank) with 500cst oil, stock spring

I run my shocks emulsion style, so if anyone has questions about that you can message me.

I run the camber links in the longest positions available with them set at kit height.

I am running -1.5* camber in the front with 0* toe in the front

I am running the rear camber links long and -2* camber with stock toe block

Ride height I have it set arms level

My front diff has 10k fluid

My rear diff has 7k

I have used this diff setup in multiple cars and find it makes the previous cars very predictable. I drive fast and aggressive.

My electronics are as follows:

Dualsky 850 esc in blinky mode with a fan

Dualsky 5.5T with an 18T pinion

Dualsky shorty 4600mah

Highest RC DS1000 servo ( Full size servo, CNC aluminum case)

My ESC is mounted in the front of the car next to the servo and the receiver behind it more frontward.

I am also running the CRP carbon towers, and I do not have the sway bars on the car at this time.

I plan to race the buggy this weekend or I will have it on the track next week for sure. I will post updates and changes made, along with the good or bad that I find.
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Old 06-03-2015, 04:46 PM   #40
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I was lucky enough to get with Rick and be one of the testers of the pre-production V4 buggies. Mine is the one pictured above. My initial impression of the buggy is that it is quite impressive. It uses a basic design, yet is a tried and true performer. I really like the 13mm shocks which are very smooth. I was hesitant at first due to the lack of pistons transferring from other brands, but there are a few shock pistons offered by Caster as well as blanks to make your own. I would consider the stock springs to be what most brands consider a medium to medium hard. The ball cups will not pop off, they are solid. The build went very well with no issues and the instructions were very understandable. The buggy is rather light considering all the aluminum. Screw quality was nice as well, something that other brands have failed to consider.

My starting setup on the shocks are as follows:
Front- 2 hole 1.6mm piston ( I drilled a blank) with 500cst oil, stock spring
Rear- 2 hole 1.7mm piston (drilled blank) with 500cst oil, stock spring

I run my shocks emulsion style, so if anyone has questions about that you can message me.

I run the camber links in the longest positions available with them set at kit height.

I am running -1.5* camber in the front with 0* toe in the front

I am running the rear camber links long and -2* camber with stock toe block

Ride height I have it set arms level

My front diff has 10k fluid

My rear diff has 7k

I have used this diff setup in multiple cars and find it makes the previous cars very predictable. I drive fast and aggressive.

My electronics are as follows:

Dualsky 850 esc in blinky mode with a fan

Dualsky 5.5T with an 18T pinion

Dualsky shorty 4600mah

Highest RC DS1000 servo ( Full size servo, CNC aluminum case)

My ESC is mounted in the front of the car next to the servo and the receiver behind it more frontward.

I am also running the CRP carbon towers, and I do not have the sway bars on the car at this time.

I plan to race the buggy this weekend or I will have it on the track next week for sure. I will post updates and changes made, along with the good or bad that I find.
Nice, I can't wait to here how you do this weekend, best of luck..
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Good luck Kevin... Glad to see you running a Caster!
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I forgot to mention shock positions on the car.

Front/rear are 2nd hole out from the diff on the towers and they are in the outer hole on the arms closest to the hubs.

I plan to find a good setup using nothing but caster parts. I really don't like using other brand springs etc.
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I forgot to mention shock positions on the car.

Front/rear are 2nd hole out from the diff on the towers and they are in the outer hole on the arms closest to the hubs.

I plan to find a good setup using nothing but caster parts. I really don't like using other brand springs etc.
Thanks for sharing
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OK, So I'm done playing around with what arms would work on my buggy and I'm going back to what has worked great for the last 3 years for me... It feels good putting it back to stock...


Also figured I would check my diff fluid but it was pretty full still..
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I'm all ready for more testing Sunday...
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