Well wanted to change my electronics layout a little and found out what my problem really was on Sunday. Turns out a battery bar came loose and it was attached to the end cell in the pack which also had come loose from the rest of the pack
So fixed that up but still changed to the Spektrum Micro Rx.
New layout is a little cleaner it's no OD wiring job or a Gadget one
But none the less cleaner for me
mrrcguy wish I could be of more help, but I am sure it won't be long for some of the Real BMI experts to answer your questions for ya!
2) A thicker oil will slow down the movement of the damper tubes which should also mean slower weight transfer from side to side.
3) I have run Proline Speed 12, Parma Speed 8 and Zytec, but could not tell you the difference between them. Except that I like the durability of the Parma bodies.
4) Thinner flex plates will allow more rearpod movement. Usually good for bumpier parking lot racing I think. Although I am running the standard flex plates.
Again these are just my thoughts and will probably be corrected very soon
I am new to 12th Scale Racing myself. My BMI was bought used but in excellent shape. It was built per the instructions I believe with the only change I made was to go to the softer rear spring.
And I love how my car is handling and running now!