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Old 04-08-2007, 10:57 AM   #3046
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syndr0me, regarding the spool... you really only need the pads. you can remove the diff balls from your current pulley and add the spool pads. it looks like they are only sold with the pulleys though. if you go that route, vs. drilling out the center of an old pulley, be careful as they are made of a thin and brittle material. even if they crack though it's fine, they can still be used just fine.
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Old 04-08-2007, 10:58 AM   #3047
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On another note, what do most people who use foam tires do when your tires gum up and start balling hair on them do to prevent this? My car in practice is just stupid fast when the tires are fresh trued and compounded, but then after that they just gum up like crazy (I use lighter fluid to clean them off, but still seem kinda gummy), and the car goes into ill handling due to the hair building up on the tires. Any methods to prevent this or how do you guys keep the tires prepped and clean?
How often are you cleaning the tires with L/F? I found with a high traction track - with lots of compound layed-down, you need to clean the tires between rounds.
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Old 04-08-2007, 11:01 AM   #3048
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Old 04-08-2007, 12:19 PM   #3049
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Apex, the car plays out like the RDX. A better than stock front bumper and a lower brace and I think the front end breakage is minimized. Most people I knew had the same problem with the RDX and once the Kydex bumper and brace was put on, the breaking was reduced dramatically (I noticed it with my RDX, I couldn't hardly break the car if I wanted to). I will not run this car again till I get BRP brace and P-Dub bumper. The track I run on has alot of wood with plastic flappers on the corners, but may not be as forgiving as other tracks.

On another note, what do most people who use foam tires do when your tires gum up and start balling hair on them do to prevent this? My car in practice is just stupid fast when the tires are fresh trued and compounded, but then after that they just gum up like crazy (I use lighter fluid to clean them off, but still seem kinda gummy), and the car goes into ill handling due to the hair building up on the tires. Any methods to prevent this or how do you guys keep the tires prepped and clean?
I have found that denatured alcohol works best for foam tires.
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Old 04-08-2007, 12:23 PM   #3050
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If you guys are looking for caster blocks and spindles Team Losi has them available in graphite right now. We are working on the EA3 ones now.

LOSA9756 2deg FR Spindles & Carriers-GR
LOSA9757 4deg FR Spindle & Carrier,Graphite
LOSA9758 6deg FR Spindles & Carriers-GR
LOSA9759 8deg FR Spindles & Carriers-GR

These will get you by until the EA3 caster/spindle come to market.

Also for spool users, you can get the LOSA3325 spool. Remove the pads and put them in your Type R pulley. Be careful doing this as the pads are brittle. This is why they come installed in the pullies.
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Well spent all of friday and most of saturday building the car up. must say was impressed with the way the car went together. Will post a bit of the electric install when i get a chance

Ran it for the first time today, went out on kit setup (rubber) to start with then, moved the rear shocks out and put high roll centre on the front and the car felt soooo nice, so first outing out after 20 mins of running, put it 10th in the A, at what was basically a national level final, and managed to finish 6th overall.

Vey impressed so far and was definatly worth the wait

Any one requires setup just email me

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Default Also for spool users, you can get the LOSA3325 spool. Remove the pads and put them in

As for the spools ...are they best on carpet or can you add them if you are going to run on asphalt ....I 'am going to be running carpet mostly so would this be a good idea
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As for the spools ...are they best on carpet or can you add them if you are going to run on asphalt ....I 'am going to be running carpet mostly so would this be a good idea
Typically spools are run on asphalt... big open tracks with some 90 degree turns. For carpet, a diff with foams, or a one-way with rubber.
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Old 04-08-2007, 03:05 PM   #3054
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Hi guys, just got back home from the cotswold track, i ran the new car for the first time there today. i used a lipo for a few practice laps and it felt very good, just the back end a little loose, the track was very dusty though.

Back to the normal 5 cell for racing though, still very good, it is show good promise of things to come. Till in the second round someone decided to smash the front left side off of the car, wish bone, diff out drive and spool. Do'h

So back to the old car for a while then.

Lets hope Helger ( Uk importer ) have got the bits in already

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How often are you cleaning the tires with L/F? I found with a high traction track - with lots of compound layed-down, you need to clean the tires between rounds.
I would clean my tires after every round, but they would still feel a little sticky so I would not use traction compound on them again, until they felt dry, but they never would dry up they just kept gumming from running on the track. Here was my method:
I would compound the tires and let them sit for 3-5 minutes wipe off, then run. After my run I would use the lighter fluid to clean them off. I tried running them after being cleaned and not compounding they would work good for a few laps then gum back up.

Hey Todd thanks for the reply! Is there a specific brand and where I should get the denatured alcohol from? Is that like rubbing alcohol? I have been using lighter fluid, but it seems like it does not clean the tires off enough. I hate to bug you about this but what is your tire method of prepping using alcohol?
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Are you guys spraying motor spray directly on the tires or are you spraying it on a rag and wiping the tires off?
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Are you guys spraying motor spray directly on the tires or are you spraying it on a rag and wiping the tires off?
I would recommend spraying a rag and then wiping the tires off.
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Hey Todd thanks for the reply! Is there a specific brand and where I should get the denatured alcohol from? Is that like rubbing alcohol? I have been using lighter fluid, but it seems like it does not clean the tires off enough. I hate to bug you about this but what is your tire method of prepping using alcohol?

Denatured alcohol can be purchased by the quart from Home Depot or Lowes. I pour it into a cheap spray bottle (also from Home Depot) and use it to clean everything from gummy tires, to white scuffed wheels, to bodies before they are painted. Works great on just about everything and doesn't harm plastics.

We had the foam tire issue last winter in 12th scale, and found that one compound harder in tires helped, as well as not using Paragon on the tires for more than the time it takes to apply them to all of the tires and wipe them off. The problem isn't your car or tires, it's the carpet on the track, and the amount of compound and rubber in it.

I also had good luck using Goop/GoJo hand cleaner on the tires, just to open the pores and soften them up. They didn't get as sticky and messy as the Paragon made them.

And I found that lighter fluid works the best to clean that gummy mess off without drying out the tires.
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I would clean my tires after every round, but they would still feel a little sticky so I would not use traction compound on them again, until they felt dry, but they never would dry up they just kept gumming from running on the track. Here was my method:
I would compound the tires and let them sit for 3-5 minutes wipe off, then run. After my run I would use the lighter fluid to clean them off. I tried running them after being cleaned and not compounding they would work good for a few laps then gum back up.

Hey Todd thanks for the reply! Is there a specific brand and where I should get the denatured alcohol from? Is that like rubbing alcohol? I have been using lighter fluid, but it seems like it does not clean the tires off enough. I hate to bug you about this but what is your tire method of prepping using alcohol?
It is not rubbing alcohol, as Apex you can find this at the local #20 or #48 store down the street. A quart will last you a long time. I use a old paragon can and store the alcohol in there, this makes an easy applicator.
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Be very careful when using Denatured alcohol it burns clear!! So If you smoke do yourself a favor and light up after using it.

I have had a very close call with it.
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