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Old 06-10-2008, 08:08 AM   #7336
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I will check that. But I believe that is not the case.

No, it is not hard to tighten the spool every now and then, the problem is that if it needs tighten is because it is loose and it always get loose in the middle of a final

And a proper spool is so easy to do at the factory

Another question, I leave the thrust bearing in the spool, do you?
I like the slipper style spool (associated borrowed the idea for their tc5) i just don't know when it's too tight then i run the risk of stripping it. I guess i can just snug it or check it before the main.

I rebuilt my car w/ the 41 spool up front and 41 diff in the rear so i can use smaller pinions. I'll have to double check the rib on my 41 but i remember holding them side by side and they were the same size. I'll check again though doesn't hurt to be sure.
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Old 06-10-2008, 08:23 AM   #7337
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Both Pullies are the same size. Check the way schreff said.
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Old 06-10-2008, 12:16 PM   #7338
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is anyone having a problem with the shocks leaking at the top?
I built the shocks with the bladders and it seams like the oil gets passed the bladders and leaks out at the top where the plastic and the meal meet.
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Old 06-10-2008, 12:21 PM   #7339
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is anyone having a problem with the shocks leaking at the top?
I built the shocks with the bladders and it seams like the oil gets passed the bladders and leaks out at the top where the plastic and the meal meet.
You are the first one that has mentioned this. I have used these shocks on two of the first gen cars and I now have 3 Type R's and never seen this issue.
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Old 06-10-2008, 12:33 PM   #7340
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I have never seen that happen with the shocks. Its possible your tightening them too much. You dont have to hurt your hand tightening them.
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Old 06-10-2008, 12:53 PM   #7341
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are you running a short track or a long track? that gear ratio sounds crazy high at 6.71. i run a novak 10.5, standard size rotor, at 4.64 on a track with a long straight with a medium infield.
i was just running out in my employers parking lot. i had the same problem of the belt flipping with a 118/43 and a 13.5. just dont know whats causing my belt to "flip" on the rear diff.
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Old 06-10-2008, 12:57 PM   #7342
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well i guess i will have to see what i'm doing wrong
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PDM, regarding your spool problems... are you positive the spool is assembled just like a diff with the only exception being swapping the balls for the spool pads? It almost sounds like the thrust bearing may not be installed or greased or something.

also maybe try replacing the outdrive that the screw threads into.
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metalracer, do you have the bladders in the correct way?

here's how i do my shocks... make sure the shaft is fully extended. fill with oil till the top is overflowing a little bit. let them sit for a bit for air bubbles to escape. set the bladder on the top of the oil. slowly compress the shock so that oil leaks out beneath the bladder. slowly extend the shock so the bladder sucks down to the shock body. assemble cap and tighten.

i've done them this way since losi changed shock designs. never had a leak or air bubbles.
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Old 06-10-2008, 01:25 PM   #7345
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metalracer, do you have the bladders in the correct way?

here's how i do my shocks... make sure the shaft is fully extended. fill with oil till the top is overflowing a little bit. let them sit for a bit for air bubbles to escape. set the bladder on the top of the oil. slowly compress the shock so that oil leaks out beneath the bladder. slowly extend the shock so the bladder sucks down to the shock body. assemble cap and tighten.

i've done them this way since losi changed shock designs. never had a leak or air bubbles.
thats what i was doing but i wasn't extending the shock to suck the bladder down. so i will try that and see if it works out THANKS.
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Hey Russ this is Dwight the Tamiya guy from this weekend. What is it about the Speed Passion ESC that you don't like. An anyone can chime in with there own experiences.
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So I have been looking around for a better set up for carpet racing than the set up that comes in the box. Has anyone posted any of these? Is the set up that comes out of the box the best starting place for tight carpet tracks? The only reason i ask is because a friend of mine was helping me set up my car for the first time on his set up station and he was commenting on how soft my springs were, he's using some x-ray touring car. thanks a lot guys.
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From the losi site grab the Schreffler vegas setup, most guys use some variation of that.
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So I have been looking around for a better set up for carpet racing than the set up that comes in the box. Has anyone posted any of these? Is the set up that comes out of the box the best starting place for tight carpet tracks? The only reason i ask is because a friend of mine was helping me set up my car for the first time on his set up station and he was commenting on how soft my springs were, he's using some x-ray touring car. thanks a lot guys.
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Hey Russ this is Dwight the Tamiya guy from this weekend. What is it about the Speed Passion ESC that you don't like. An anyone can chime in with there own experiences.
i've never run the SP speedo or motor. all i've heard is second hand experiences that it's not as smooth as an LRP.

i currently run the novak speedo and it's a bit "abrupt" with the throttle response. i'm used to it.

for club racing, the best bet, like chassis, is to get something that's pretty common at your local track. that way you can get help or advice from others.

personally i prefer novak because of their support on here and that they have impeccible service. other brands that are imported can take longer for repairs.
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