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Old 03-13-2002, 01:17 AM   #1336
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Hi guys. Greetings from Malta.

Inch Ups. The only Yoke inch up wheels I've used have to be butchered to fit, and are brittle. Proline wheels may be the most expensive on the market, but they are the lightest and the best - and you can dip them in thinners and re-use them. Unfortunately they don't make an inch up, as far as I know. pity.

Speedo. I have never used the MIP alloy drive shafts but I have compared a titanium unit with the standard TC Pro alloy unit. The titanium one is 2 grams lighter. I got some more stuff from "Titanium Racing" yesterday. They are increasing their range of titanium bits for all cars, daily, and they actually work out cheaper than factory bits, despite the fact that they are better finished, stronger and lighter. I certainly recommend them.

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Old 03-13-2002, 03:13 AM   #1337
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Proline wheels exist in inch-up model, only in 26mm
Inch Up Velocity
Aerodynamic dish profile in 26mm width. Available in white only.
#2658-04 White Velocity 26mm.

I will have the first french national race in 2 weeks on carpet and would like to know what is your best set-up on carpet, thanks.
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Old 03-13-2002, 04:59 AM   #1338
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Ralf. What car do you run?
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Old 03-13-2002, 05:22 AM   #1339
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Speedo: InchUp refers to the height of the wheel. An InchUp wheel is 1 or 2mm taller (I don't remember the actual size).

Concerning the MIP CVD... Do you know the part number? The Ti universals sound great. Are they available in the US?


I've used the Proline Gumby, and Velocity wheel. While I like the look, I had problems with them bending and becoming wobbly. That's probably not a problem with the Proline Dish type wheel. But I refuse to use the Stratus body and Dish type wheels.
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Old 03-13-2002, 05:42 AM   #1340
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JohnBull,
I will run MR4 TC Special,
it is a very open track and I will certainly use double one ways.
I need a good set-up with one ways and not.
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Thanks for the link Speedo
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Old 03-13-2002, 08:21 AM   #1342
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thanks guys for your help. i got my sp today, bought this at $200 with spare parts like steering arms, c hub, shock tower and front hardened universals but the universals have some defect. its hinge pin sometime falls. its like the hingepin of the cvd. can anyone help me with this. dont want to spend more money for the MIP shiny CVDs.

anyway, how much would that ti cvd cost?
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Old 03-13-2002, 08:26 AM   #1343
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about the scrubbing inside my tire, i might use the upper link on the c-hub so their will be more space left whenever the rims flex though my problem is that i would'nt be able to interchange the arms.
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maski. I use locktite on those pins.
Geppetto. I tried putting black grease in the diff outdrives, but since there is so much wear, the tires still skip. I ran yesterday on asphalt with rubber tires, and the car bounces during acceleration. I then tried foams, and since they are softer, this wasnt really noticable, but i can still hear the noise made by the driveshaft and the diff outdrive.
Which hardened ones do you guys recomend me? The mip or the Ti?
Johnbull. Where can i get the Ti ones? Do you have a picture of them?

thank you for the info

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Hehe ... i finally figured out that site (i should have played the instructions). Do i just send them an email? Also, where are they located, because i live in europe.

Obout the wear again .......... i have been running my car for lets say 25 packs. Do you think that my shafts used up so quickly because i wasnt using grease or is this normal?

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pilot, they are located in the UK. Use some of the AE/yokomo black grease on the outrives, and get some of the red MIP stuff to use inside the axel and bone pivot.

I don't like pro-line wheels because they flex more. The yokomo ones seem to be most durable, and are incredibly cheap.

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While we're on the topic of wheels, which ones actually fit the special other than the ones in the kit? I know that Tamiya dish wheels don't, bit I'm not sure abot others like prolines? Do you have to butcher the proline dish wheels to work?
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The Tamiya dish wheels are really popular here at the moment, cheap(NZ$16 for 4) and they look OK too.
I'm assuming they didn't fit your SP due to not having modified the rear arms(RCCarracer) other than that, do they fit the front?
I need to borrow some off friends to try them to be sure anyway.
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The Tamiya wheels fit with a little modification. You just have to file a little off the arms. I used them on a set of tires a while ago, and they are fine on the back (unless you have the special rear arms) but on the front when ever you turn the wheel they hit. I was too lazy and never filed anything, I had an indicater going around the corners Eventually they wore down by themselves

I would just stick with the yokomo dish rim, I think they are best.
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Old 03-14-2002, 01:10 AM   #1350
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Hi guys. Greetings from Malta.

Pilot. Maski. Titanium drive shafts are probably your best bet overall. They are stronger. They weigh less. they cost less. What more can one hope for.

Titanium racing are in UK. I don't know if they have a dealer in Slovenia. Try getting in touch with them direct. Speedo gave their E mail address earlier, if I'm not mistaken.

I've finished my JB special. Hope to run it today. We'll see if it's better or worse than the Special.

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