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Old 02-15-2002, 07:08 PM   #1216
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Thanks. Was going to test it tomorrow, but my parts didn't come in, so it will probably be next week.
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Old 02-15-2002, 08:22 PM   #1217
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Anybody interested in paying my yokomo Special? It is not a conversion kit. Ran it a few times on asphalt. If intersted,

email me at yodace@hotmail.com.
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Old 02-15-2002, 10:48 PM   #1218
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Top deck looks good Josh, well done.
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Old 02-16-2002, 08:48 AM   #1219
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Thanks Simon.

Will be running it today. I'm going to borrow a one-way so I can race. Lost my diff, LOL.

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Old 02-16-2002, 03:20 PM   #1220
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Yea, it looks like a Yokomo Mission!
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Old 02-17-2002, 11:42 AM   #1221
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haha...Well, it worked pretty well. Made the car feel a bit more consistant, and made suspension changes have a bigger effect. Car also didn't tweak.

Yellow is the softest springs I have, so I was running those all round, but I was traction rolling, so I have some blue and white springs coming.

Tried the camber link modifications, and they worked pretty well.

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Old 02-17-2002, 02:17 PM   #1222
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Sounds good, what surface did you run the car?
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Old 02-17-2002, 05:42 PM   #1223
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haha...Well, it worked pretty well. Made the car feel a bit more consistant, and made suspension changes have a bigger effect. Car also didn't tweak.
Sounds good. Any plan to make more of these for sale ?
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Old 02-17-2002, 08:14 PM   #1224
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haha...Well, it worked pretty well. Made the car feel a bit more consistant, and made suspension changes have a bigger effect. Car also didn't tweak.

Yellow is the softest springs I have, so I was running those all round, but I was traction rolling, so I have some blue and white springs coming.

Tried the camber link modifications, and they worked pretty well.

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If you were traction rolling, wouldn't you need to go to a stiffer spring? I'm assuming you are runing on carpet- we ran the green/orange springs in Orlando at the Snowbirds, but ended up going to yellow/green and 50/40 shock oil front/rear respectively. One other thing, I made the camber mod adjustments and moved the front camber link down to the inside middle position on the advice of Chris T. He came by my pit a few times and offered a little help with tuning my car. I pretty much had a handle on the car, but he helped with the fine tuning. One other note- I used #2 pistons with the 50/40 shock oil and that helped to stablize the car a little for my not-so-perfect driving. After these changes, the car was awesome. I could force a snap roll if I wanted to, but for the most part it was just planted. I had some Pit tires and some Sorex, but I ended up running the pits cause they felt about the same.

To put things in perspective, in the 19turn rubber class, Toastie turned some 12.5's (awesome), Atomic Ron (A main winner) turned some 12.6's and I turned a few 12.7's. The fact that my driving is nowhere near as clean or acurate as Ron or Toastie proves that the car had a great tune, just not-so-great of a driver...lol. Plus Toastie and Ron had a lot more trouble trying to keep their cars from traction rolling than I did.
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Old 02-17-2002, 08:42 PM   #1225
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Nope, no plan to sell them. The cost to produce the one that is on my car is in the hundreds.

BigDog, I was thinking the same thing, but I tried it and it is not so. I think the reason being that with a stiffer spring, it can't absorb as much or the engergy when the car rolls, and transferes it into rolling the car. With softer springs, it absorbs the energy, so the car doesn't traction roll.

I believe the theory behing the camber link modifications is that it causes the car to straighten up faster, allowing you to run softer springs.

I ran the car on ozite.

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Old 02-18-2002, 10:59 PM   #1226
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I just took my special off the shelf again (been running my Losi) and I noticed that the front belt is way too tight. I remember when I built the car that it was too tight but I thought after I raced it a while it would loosen up. Well I ran the heck out of it untill I started with the Losi and it didnt seem to loosen up one bit. The car never rolled free and it seems to be the belt, I took off the belt and it rolls nice. Anyone have any ideas?
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Old 02-18-2002, 11:21 PM   #1227
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Ottoman try taking the belt off and soaking it in some WD 40. I remember awhile back that people where talking about that.

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Old 02-18-2002, 11:30 PM   #1228
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can anyone help me with 3000hvs in my worlds? the cells are fine at the rear of the chassis, but seems to rise as the batteries progress to the front. can anyone tell me why.
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Old 02-19-2002, 06:06 AM   #1229
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Personally, I think that if you were to produce it, you could mill it out more, less carbon, less money!
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I haven't had my MR4TC long, so I haven't done much maintenance on it. But now, one of the shocks needs rebuilding. I assume it's just the bottom o-rings that are leaking. Is there some trick to removing the o-rings? I looked through the manual and saw the tool that is supposed to be used to install them, but since I bought the car used, I don't have it. Also, can I use Associated o-rings? I have tons of those in my parts box.
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