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Old 08-30-2007, 08:08 AM   #5326
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What I would do is loosen up the rear diff if running a spool. The one benefit of running a spool is your front drive train is locked, giving you more on power speed and making the car lean in as you turn. A one way does the same thing but does not give you the stability that a spool will. The spool works like drag brake the more you let off the more it will slow down. So if you take an example like rubber on carpet where you are not getting as much traction as foams a spool is beneficial because you can still carry the speed through the corners without making the car loose exiting the turn. Three degrees is more than enough to plant the car if you have the right setup. Hope this helps.
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Thanks! I'll give it a go during the next couple of race meets, and see how it goes. My main concern was that it might be a bit too 'jerky' around a track. I guess the only way is to find out!
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Old 08-30-2007, 09:43 AM   #5327
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Thanks! I'll give it a go during the next couple of race meets, and see how it goes. My main concern was that it might be a bit too 'jerky' around a track. I guess the only way is to find out!
It won't give you any more steering than a one way does.
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Old 08-30-2007, 09:56 AM   #5328
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question how was andrew getting 27.5 springs on that setup is that a team only spring
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Old 08-30-2007, 10:19 AM   #5329
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question how was andrew getting 27.5 springs on that setup is that a team only spring
I am thinking a typo there for I only have 25 and it then jumps to 30. Unless I missed a spring released or something.
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Old 08-30-2007, 11:01 AM   #5330
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27.5 springs are something the team has been testing. Not sure if they will be released or not.
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Old 08-30-2007, 11:13 AM   #5331
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So, is it spool or one-way for rubber tires on carpet? I can't seem to get a straight answer. Is there a general rule of thumb, or do the best guys just always use a one-way no matter what the layout?
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Old 08-30-2007, 11:19 AM   #5332
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Is there any shops in the UK that stock spares for the JRXS-R?? I used to have a JRXS before but only 1 shop really carried spares but they were not very good .

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Old 08-30-2007, 11:31 AM   #5333
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Apex have loads of spares for the type r. Plus Horizon Hobby (Distributor for UK) can supply parts to order at you local model shop. You will be fine getting spares for it
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Old 08-30-2007, 11:57 AM   #5334
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So, is it spool or one-way for rubber tires on carpet? I can't seem to get a straight answer. Is there a general rule of thumb, or do the best guys just always use a one-way no matter what the layout?
I am in no way one of the "best". But I would recommend the spool vs. a one way for rubber on carpet. Call me biased but I just don't like the new (or should I say old) one way design.
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I prefer the 41t spool for rubber carpet. Our track is pretty green over the summer. When the season hits and traction goes way up we'll see if it's too much. I think one-ways got real popular with everyone there for a while and now everyone has a driving style built around them and feel they MUST use them no matter what. You'll have to try both and see what you like. Bottom line, fast is fast.

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I would say if your running stock then a one way is the way to go. If you can get your car good in 19turn with a one way then do it. In mod guys run a spool for the braking effect.

I always liked a one way on the rug with rubber tires. It was .3 faster than a spool for me when I tried it.
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I always liked a one way on the rug with rubber tires. It was .3 faster than a spool for me when I tried it.
Same for me.
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I would say if your running stock then a one way is the way to go. If you can get your car good in 19turn with a one way then do it. In mod guys run a spool for the braking effect.

I always liked a one way on the rug with rubber tires. It was .3 faster than a spool for me when I tried it.
Hmm, I'm not sure where that leaves me with a 13.5. Speed of a slow 19T with the roll of a mod. :-D I guess I'll stick with it for a while to get comfortable, and then give a spool a try and see which one I'm quicker with.
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Well Syndrome, with the extreme pull of that 13.5 you might be able to get away with a spool and actually be faster. Something to think about. I was slower with a spool but it was a regular old co27. I have driven a 13.5 and it is fast, I would try both.
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I prefer a diff on carpet with rubber, just seems to be a bit more predictable. I have tried a spool but feel that a major setup change would be needed.
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