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Old 05-26-2009, 09:02 AM   #9601
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Titanium Racing products are shit.

Yes that is from experience
Good to know before I bought anything off them. Could you elaborate on what exactly went wrong? I know there were a few problems with people not receiving things but there are some others that are quite happy with them.#

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Old 05-26-2009, 10:16 AM   #9602
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I had a shot of a tir sppol and the quality was a bit pants. The driveshaft pins stick in the spool outdrives and make the suspension travel sticky. On a previous car with new tir driveshafts they gave the car about 3 degrees of camber change because the axles were to small to fit in the bearings properly. Would never touch them again tbh
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Old 05-26-2009, 10:30 AM   #9603
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Thanks for the heads up.

Their stuff looked good when I went to the site, but actually the very reasonable prices made me think twice.

I have the associated alumnium spool at the moment, a few runs in a bone blade came out and tore up the outdrive a little. I bought a ton of blades after that, but the next meeting out, they lasted all day, no problem. Although I managed somehow to lose all 4 screws attaching the pulley to the axle! Just gone, no damage, I replaced them and loctited them and it was fine.

What spool do you run? I saw the JAAD one sale and it looked to be the same design as the TiR version, anyone have any experience with that one?

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Old 05-26-2009, 10:33 AM   #9604
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I run a slipper spool with the pads glued to the outdrives for less slippage
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Old 05-26-2009, 10:53 AM   #9605
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.... I bought a ton of blades after that, but the next meeting out, they lasted all day, no problem...
The blades will usually only snap when you hit something on power, that is why they are there ... better to snap a blade then a outdrive or dogbone
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Old 05-26-2009, 12:21 PM   #9606
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What spool do you run? I saw the JAAD one sale and it looked to be the same design as the TiR version, anyone have any experience with that one?

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Hi Neal,
I have run the Jaad Spool in my Yokomo BD for a season indoors and outdoors and as long as the outdrives are greased it holds up well.
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Old 05-26-2009, 03:04 PM   #9607
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I tried the Jaad, the TIR and the original spool.

The jaad is by far the best, but it's very hard to get spare outdrives (almost impossible). If somebody knows a shop which ships internationally please PM

TIR is crap, two of three threads were already worn out when i assembled it the first time.

Original is in the middle, i think not suitable for modified racing imho
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Old 05-26-2009, 03:48 PM   #9608
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I have run the Jaad Spool in my Yokomo BD for a season indoors and outdoors and as long as the outdrives are greased it holds up well.
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I tried the Jaad, the TIR and the original spool.

The jaad is by far the best, but it's very hard to get spare outdrives (almost impossible). If somebody knows a shop which ships internationally please PM

TIR is crap, two of three threads were already worn out when i assembled it the first time.

Original is in the middle, i think not suitable for modified racing imho
Thanks for the info. How often do you have to replace the outdrives on the JAAD? I found them here: http://www.muchmoreracing.com/store/...oducts_id=2883 however they only sell to trade, so getting your hands on them might require some emailing around different UK hobby shops, nightmare.

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What do you guys think of my build?



Anyone else run there transponder here? If so any problems?

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Old 05-27-2009, 05:11 AM   #9610
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Looks like a nice build, wish mine was still that shiny.

I have turned my lipo around so that the connectors are at the rear of the car, makes the wires shorter and neater in my opinion, although I never see others doing that, maybe there's a reason that I overlooked.

How is it for left to right balance and total weight, I had to ballast a good 100g AFTER getting the left to right done.

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Old 05-27-2009, 09:39 AM   #9611
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I have my personal in the same location as yours.........right in front of the lipo. Works well for me in that location.
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Old 05-27-2009, 09:51 AM   #9612
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I have turned my lipo around so that the connectors are at the rear of the car, makes the wires shorter and neater in my opinion, although I never see others doing that, maybe there's a reason that I overlooked.
My wires are in back as well.

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How is it for left to right balance and total weight, I had to ballast a good 100g AFTER getting the left to right done.
I also attached a strip of lead to the outside of my LiPO like Jason did. I've got a fairly light Tekin 3400 power cell, and a strip that is the length of the LiPO is not enough. I'm waiting for some cheap scales to arrive in the mail.

Jason, the thing that sticks out to me about your build is the transponder wire. Is it somehow mounted to the chassis so it won't hang off the left edge or get caught in the bellcrank? It looks like it is, but I can't tell how.
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Old 05-27-2009, 09:51 AM   #9613
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Anyone else run there transponder here? If so any problems?

Looks good. I would remove the blue rings around the screws on the upper deck. Removing them will reduce chassis tweak. The rings don't allow the screws to fully seat and upon impact can cause the car to hold a tweak.
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Old 05-27-2009, 10:05 AM   #9614
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The rings are required when using the upper deck flex kit
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Old 05-27-2009, 10:11 AM   #9615
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They cause tweak. I would rather have a car that is consistent than one that is going to tweak anytime there is contact. I used to use them but I don't any longer. The car has sufficient flex without the rings anyway.
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