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Old 05-05-2008, 06:19 AM   #4726
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Hey Jason, bit the bullit and got me a DB12. This is my first 1/12 car and need some advice on motors. Would like to run a GTB and was wondering what motor you recommended. I see most people are running 17.5. Would a 13.5 or 10.5 overpower the car. How about a 19t brushed. Will be using it on asphalt and carpet if it matters.
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Hey buddy,

I aprreciate you choosing our car.

I would check and see what class is going to be run at your local track. The car can handle any motor you throw at it. You will need to see the class you want to run. I think 13.5 or 17.5 is a good place to start. You can get used to the car and learn the setups with it. You can go as low of a wind that you like. The car will just keep loving it.
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Old 05-05-2008, 11:45 AM   #4728
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Thanks Jason, car really looks great!
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Thanks buddy.
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Old 05-06-2008, 05:59 AM   #4730
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Jason, I want to use your new linear springs on my DB12. I need to purchase the 1/10 kingpins #2169 don't I. I believe you recommended the .020 springs a few pages back. Also whats the advantage of using the lowered pod plates. Is it just that I could run my tires lower and use most of the foam up.
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You dont need to run the longer kingpins with the new springs. It longer kingpins allow for a little more adjustment.

The lowered pods are for running the tires lower.
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Old 05-06-2008, 12:11 PM   #4732
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DB2100 Linear Front Springs, .020" = AE ???
DB2101 Linear Front Springs, .022" = AE ???
DB2102 Linear Front Springs, .024" = AE ???

read somewere in this thread that the BMI spring rates are different to the AE ones. Anyone care to remind me

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is the info on your website?
If not can it be added?
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Old 05-06-2008, 01:06 PM   #4733
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Hey Buddy,

Our .020 springs work similar to the AE .018,our .022 is similar to the .020 AE and our .024 is similar to AE .022. The actual wire size is the same between the 2 but ours are much more linear and will not collapse. Off center,both springs of same wire size are the same tension. The AE springs ramp up to more spring tension as they compress where ours stay very consistant thoughout compression.

I will try to get this info on the site some time this week.
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thanks Jason

so from kit set-up then I'll be starting with the DB2101 Linear Front Springs, .022"

DB2100 Linear Front Springs, .020" = AE .018
DB2101 Linear Front Springs, .022" = AE .020
DB2102 Linear Front Springs, .024" = AE .022
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Jason, are the Kimbrough spur gears on your website 48p or 64p. I'm guessing they are 64's but am not sure. Also are the rear shock springs for the db12 or the db10. Trying to get a parts list together for my db12.
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Hey buddy,

The spurs on our site are 64 pitch. They will fit both the DB12R and DB10R.
The center shock springs are for the 1/12th car. Our 1/10th car uses TC shock springs.
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jason,

I have loaned my db12r out to sedan racers for the last 3 weekends. and everyone of the guys that try 1/12 really love the format. I am sure we will have a few sedan converts real soon. they are all gathering their $$ to pick up a 1/12. hopefully a db12r.

My db12r is all setup including a radio and batts and even a charger. all they need to do is charge the energy4600 and go racing. It has been real successful. And I have yet to replace any parts in the last 3 weekends of newbie 1/12 racing.
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Thats awesome Yang. Thanks for the support bro.
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I'm looking foward to this weekend's race. My BMI is just about dialed in now and we have a bunch of new drivers showing up...unfortunately they all got 12R5s but hopefully I can convert em
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