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Old 07-02-2007, 08:59 AM   #4756
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I have never popped a turnbuckle yet. I cut my axles down recently but even before I never popped one.
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Old 07-02-2007, 09:44 AM   #4757
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Are any of you guys having issues with the camber links, both front and rear, staying on? It seems any time that I brush the pipes that mine pop off from the chasis. I have changed them out several times and continue to have this problem.

I know the short answer is to stay off the pipes so you can save that one


Are you guys cuttng done the threads on the axels?
i asked the same Q a page back.. if your running the camber link long.. (outside on the hub and in on the tower, there is barely any thread in the the ball cups.. if you are gonna run it that way get longer turnbuckles like 24mm or 1" or get longer ball ends.. my car is used so maybe they were already worn, cause i took a corner real hard and that force alone poped one out..
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Old 07-02-2007, 10:02 AM   #4758
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Are any of you guys having issues with the camber links, both front and rear, staying on? It seems any time that I brush the pipes that mine pop off from the chasis. I have changed them out several times and continue to have this problem.
Only when I have run the camber link in the long position with the standard turnbuckle it has popped off brushing a pipe. But I have not popped one off running the link in a shorter position.

I have built 2 Rs, and the open ball cups do vary quite a bit from packet to packet. On one car, they are relatively tight, and on the other they have noticable play. It must be a batch where they might have suffer less 'shrinkage' on cooling from the molding process. If the problem persists with using the camber link in the shorter positions, get a new set of open ball ends, and it should solve the problem.

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Old 07-02-2007, 10:06 AM   #4759
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Any team guys hear anything about the oneway yet? I can't believe something like this is not out yet. I hope we are not waiting on it like we did the kit.
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Old 07-02-2007, 10:58 AM   #4760
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yea it was good.. that track is tiny and twisty, so i really needed a lot of steering, but the car was stuck for sure.. till my shock popped off..
If your shock pops off, then use a 1/4 length buton head screw with a washer larger than the ball in the shock, use this idea top and bottom of the shock then the shock wont 'pop off'
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Only when I have run the camber link in the long position with the standard turnbuckle it has popped off brushing a pipe. But I have not popped one off running the link in a shorter position.

I have built 2 Rs, and the open ball cups do vary quite a bit from packet to packet. On one car, they are relatively tight, and on the other they have noticable play. It must be a batch where they might have suffer less 'shrinkage' on cooling from the molding process. If the problem persists with using the camber link in the shorter positions, get a new set of open ball ends, and it should solve the problem.

Hope this helps.

Pretty sure I am running the shorter position and I have changed them multiple times, it seems that once they pop - you might as well replace cause it's gonna keep popping. i am going to trim down the axle as well. My issues is that it happens with the lightest brush, not like I am smacking the pipes at full tilt.....
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Old 07-02-2007, 11:05 AM   #4762
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If your shock pops off, then use a 1/4 length buton head screw with a washer larger than the ball in the shock, use this idea top and bottom of the shock then the shock wont 'pop off'
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that is exactly what i thought of the minute i even got the car.. we used to have to do this to the old rc10gt's to keep them on.
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Old 07-02-2007, 11:10 AM   #4763
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that is exactly what i thought of the minute i even got the car.. we used to have to do this to the old rc10gt's to keep them on.
Its a nice easy little tip, as there aint nothing more anoying, used to do a simular thing on the XXX-S & JRX-S to
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Old 07-02-2007, 01:35 PM   #4764
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Well, just got another Type-R after have a MI3 for the last 3 weeks. I borrowed an MI3 from a buddy and "thought" it was the kit to have. Being half a second faster per lap will make you do some stupid things! That didn't last of course. Even quicker with the Losi now! The MI3 is hands down better than the MI2 but that still didn't keep me from sending the free kit back. Setup changed dramatically from track to track. The aftermarket chassis didn't help at all either. The car doesn't tweak, it just doesn't work on every carpet track like the Losi. The Losi always has a good starting point. If you are a hardcore carpet racers that likes to run on asphalt every once and awhile get a losi. If you are a hardcore asphalt racer that likes to chase setup, get an MI3. Customer service is top notch at Shumacher but that doesn't win races.
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well back from snetterton for the brca national

6 runs on track

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Old 07-02-2007, 08:32 PM   #4766
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well back from snetterton for the brca national

6 runs on track

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Ouch. Have you purchased one of the extra firm bumpers from P-Dub or Parma?
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Old 07-02-2007, 09:53 PM   #4767
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try this ,this should help you out a little bit
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The new arms are alot better than the original one's.
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Marcos - You know what a big bumper means...
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6 runs on track

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That sounds like a very expensive and frustrating day mate, I'm sure this will stop when the new arms are here, until then can you go to the older, shorter versions?

I had a rear one go in the final, but it was driver error, i clipped a corner quite bad coming in to that dam round-a-bout!!

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