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Old 10-06-2007, 04:13 AM   #4171
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Ok..duh.
Wow the plastic on this cars suspension is soft. Hope it doesn't hurt performance w/foams. Anybody find a good foam/carpet setup?
My car also came with the ITF chassis/top plate. Anybody try this with foams or should I swap for the std. chassis.
I'd go back to the standard chassis if you're running foams. The ITF is for rubber tire racing and is likely way too flexy for foam. I find you can get away with running hard chassis with rubber but not flexy with foam. Too much traction with foam will cause slow corner speeds and traction roll.
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Old 10-06-2007, 08:20 AM   #4172
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Will Losi type R ball cups fit on the ball ends? Is there an alternative to shock ends? I hate to pop those shock ends off everytime time I want to change springs or oil.

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Old 10-06-2007, 08:53 AM   #4173
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Will Losi type R ball cups fit on the ball ends? Is there an alternative to shock ends? I hate to pop those shock ends off anytime you want to change springs or oil.

The Losi ball ends will work, but at the center steering link watch for binding, you may have to remove a small amount of material from those ball ends at the center link only. Other than that no problems what so ever, very easy to move the ball studs from hole to hole.
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The Losi ball ends will work, but at the center steering link watch for binding, you may have to remove a small amount of material from those ball ends at the center link only. Other than that no problems what so ever, very easy to move the ball studs from hole to hole.
Use schumacher for the tie rods.. no binding atall//// shock ends use associated ones
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Old 10-06-2007, 03:46 PM   #4175
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Default Problem stripping spur gears!?!

For some reason I have been stripping spur gears left and right

I first thought is the the RW spur that I was using...then I thought it was that I switched to PRS pinions. So I put in a Kimbrough spur and Robinson pinions which I had been using for years and they stripped! I have probably stripped an few spurs over the years but not 4 in 2 weeks. Anyone else have this problem. I notices some play in the spur gear holder...could that be causing it?
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Old 10-06-2007, 04:11 PM   #4176
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Check the screw that connects the motor plate to the rear bulkhead. One of the guys here had the same problem and that screw was loose so when the chassis flexed the motor moved slightly from the spur, causing it to strip.
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Check the screw that connects the motor plate to the rear bulkhead. One of the guys here had the same problem and that screw was loose so when the chassis flexed the motor moved slightly from the spur, causing it to strip.
DUH! Thanks! I just looked and the screw isn't in there. I rebuilt a couple of weeks ago and must have forgot to put it back in.
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Old 10-06-2007, 08:37 PM   #4178
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Check the screw that connects the motor plate to the rear bulkhead. One of the guys here had the same problem and that screw was loose so when the chassis flexed the motor moved slightly from the spur, causing it to strip.
I'm a bit surprised to see that can strip gears. When the ROAR nats where at SIR this summer I noticed several of the ASC Team drivers left this screw completely off! I asked and they said it was no mistake...it was intentional, for added flex.
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I'm a bit surprised to see that can strip gears. When the ROAR nats where at SIR this summer I noticed several of the ASC Team drivers left this screw completely off! I asked and they said it was no mistake...it was intentional, for added flex.
Yeah I am sure those driver didn't hit the boards as hard I as did. I can see if/when I hit the board the chassis flexing abruptly and causing it to strip. I have the screw in now...we'll see.
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Anybody have play in the center pulley? You can rock ithe spur back and forth a little before the pullies even move. Is this normal?
How do you guys do the oring mod on the ITF toplate. Just a longer scew and flat washer? Do you put an oring under all four screws?
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Anybody have play in the center pulley? You can rock ithe spur back and forth a little before the pullies even move. Is this normal?
How do you guys do the oring mod on the ITF toplate. Just a longer scew and flat washer? Do you put an oring under all four screws?

I did also.. The TIR layshaft fixes this.. I put some shrink tubing over the set pins on the stock one and it fixed the problem.

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Check the screw that connects the motor plate to the rear bulkhead. One of the guys here had the same problem and that screw was loose so when the chassis flexed the motor moved slightly from the spur, causing it to strip.
Man....I became an example of something bad... Loctite that screw with some blue loctite. I went through about 4-5 spurs in a two day race weekend.
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Does anyone know the size (or part number) of the four screws that mount the pully to the spool? Mine this week were ripped though the holes in the pully.
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Anybody have play in the center pulley? You can rock ithe spur back and forth a little before the pullies even move. Is this normal?
How do you guys do the oring mod on the ITF toplate. Just a longer scew and flat washer? Do you put an oring under all four screws?
You've got it. 4 longer button head screws, 4 washers, then snug O rings under those. Just tighten about 1/4 turn past touching, and check occationally.
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Does anyone know the size (or part number) of the four screws that mount the pully to the spool? Mine this week were ripped though the holes in the pully.
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