R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-25-2008, 12:18 PM   #5671
Tech Master
 
Kropy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: In a van down by the river
Posts: 1,763
Trader Rating: 12 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to Kropy
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JayBee View Post
The DB12R was once again the car to beat last night.
Being that this was the 8th race of our 1/12 Series, and me only running 6 of 'em, I had to TQ and get the win or TQ and get a 2nd for overall champion.
Needless to say the car performed close to flawlessly (gotta figure out the tic of mid-corner steering I'm lacking) and got the win/overall by 12 pts.
No set-up changes from what I last posted except I went back to 5mm ride height and 1.68" Dbl. pink rear tyres/1.62" Magenta fronts.
Now off this weekend to tackle some carpet again

THANKS JASON FOR AALLLLL THE INPUT

- JBee
Congrats JayBee
__________________
Dale "Kropy" Kropaczewski
Kolors by Kropy
Postman, Save a spot on the stand for me
Kropy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2008, 12:35 PM   #5672
Tech Champion
 
JayBee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: 12TH-MAN COUNTRY
Posts: 6,803
Trader Rating: 31 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kropy View Post
Congrats JayBee
Thanks brah
__________________
R C 3 G R A F I X _ F U S I O N . G R A P H I X _ S E A T T L E - R/C - R A C E R S _ E M E R A L D C I T Y R C . C O M

A E - 12R5.2 _ S M - REV8 PRO
JayBee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2008, 01:53 PM   #5673
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 236
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

Guys I am thinking about getting the car. I am debating 2 cars. What tires do you guys recommend for the car? I will be running 17.5. Also could you please list the shore ratings for the jaco tires.
laptraffic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2008, 02:58 PM   #5674
Tech Lord
 
protc3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Spring Hill,Florida
Posts: 10,820
Trader Rating: 13 (100%+)
Default

for the shore ratings

http://bmiracing.com/bmiv4/index.php...d=15&Itemid=30

Tire choice will depend on surface. For carpet i like Lilac and yellow and for asphalt 2x pink front and rear.
__________________
Jason Breiner
BMI Racing
Team Associated
J Concepts
protc3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2008, 05:35 PM   #5675
Tech Elite
 
RCSteve93's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 4,603
Trader Rating: 11 (100%+)
Default

Craig Santry for the win at 360 today! He qualified 4th... behind me. And managed to work his way up to 1st. Congrats man. John Brown qual'ed 2nd and finished 2nd with a BMI.
As for me... I worked my way up into 2nd for 2 laps because I had a lucky start... then it traditional fashion for me, hit a flapper and went of the track on the 3rd lap. I finished 4th. Anyway, the car is great, and Team BMI Long Island is starting to get the respect of the Speed merchant guys... mind you the majority owned a DB12R and switched to a Rev5... now we are showing them how it is done and starting to beat them.
RCSteve93 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2008, 06:04 PM   #5676
Tech Lord
 
protc3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Spring Hill,Florida
Posts: 10,820
Trader Rating: 13 (100%+)
Default

Thats great to hear bro. Congrats to all of you guys. The Speed Merchant support there is real strong being that the track owners run for them. Im surprised anyone still runs anything but. Im glad to see that we still have some support there. Thanks for sticking with BMI bro, you wont regret it.
__________________
Jason Breiner
BMI Racing
Team Associated
J Concepts
protc3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2008, 07:16 PM   #5677
Tech Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Hawaii, USA
Posts: 7,162
Default

Grats Steve way to showcase the BMI!

Team Hawaii didn't get to race today...we got rained out it does that sometimes.
InspGadgt is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2008, 01:10 PM   #5678
Tech Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Hawaii, USA
Posts: 7,162
Default

Any updates on the new parts? Gotta order more parts soon.
InspGadgt is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2008, 03:46 PM   #5679
Tech Lord
 
protc3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Spring Hill,Florida
Posts: 10,820
Trader Rating: 13 (100%+)
Default

Im getting there. I dont want to make any premature announcements.
__________________
Jason Breiner
BMI Racing
Team Associated
J Concepts
protc3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2008, 06:34 PM   #5680
Uga
Tech Regular
 
Uga's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: By the Baltic Sea
Posts: 439
Default

I've heard a lot of good feedback about the HotBodies shock and I want to give it a try on my DB12R. Which ballstuds do I have to get for it (they are metric AFAIK..) and which springs would be the closest matchg to the BMI gold and red springs or can I use the same springs on it? Anybody has experience with this?
__________________
-=Xray XB4=-
-=Xray T4=-
-=Schumacher Cougar KF2=-
Racing in Latvia
Uga is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2008, 07:02 PM   #5681
Tech Fanatic
 
xtrememadness's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: new jersey
Posts: 954
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to xtrememadness
Default

yeah steve what a great time this weekend. your car looked real good except for when it left the track my car was so good this weekend after i realized the left clamping hub was just loose enough for the axle to spin inside of it and cause me the spinning problem in every turn dont worry we are gaining back some bmi owners who have been so impressed with our cars that they are gonna start running the car again. its easy for some to get frustrated and jump ship cause thats the easy thing to do. im not much for easy. i like a challenge we have come a long way with this car and like jason said its as good as any other out there and the support of bmi is unmatched is it sunday yet
__________________
CRAIG SANTRY / TAMIYA / TEAM ASSOCIATED / BROWNIES PRO AND SPORT HOBBIES / STATEN ISLAND SPEED TEAM / FUTABA / LRP / TEKIN / PROTOFORM / JACKSON RC / HORSHAM RC / EXOTEK RACING / REEDY
xtrememadness is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2008, 07:12 PM   #5682
Tech Fanatic
 
xtrememadness's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: new jersey
Posts: 954
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to xtrememadness
Default

uga:

you have to use the ball cup from the original shock for the rear. the front of the hotbodies shock fits the ball on the antenna mount but develops play after a while. if you can get an hpi ball stud that is long enough to retain the height and you can space it up then that will work too but the hpi ball studs break real easy the shock accepts the same springs. just make sure your antenna mount is in the forward holes because this shock is longer this way you can still adjust droop and also because of the piston in the shock you should up your weight by 10 i run a copper spring with 55w oil
__________________
CRAIG SANTRY / TAMIYA / TEAM ASSOCIATED / BROWNIES PRO AND SPORT HOBBIES / STATEN ISLAND SPEED TEAM / FUTABA / LRP / TEKIN / PROTOFORM / JACKSON RC / HORSHAM RC / EXOTEK RACING / REEDY
xtrememadness is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2008, 07:34 PM   #5683
Uga
Tech Regular
 
Uga's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: By the Baltic Sea
Posts: 439
Default

Thanks for the detailed reply! Wow, a 55wt oil, I have never even tried an oil such heavy on 12th scale..
__________________
-=Xray XB4=-
-=Xray T4=-
-=Schumacher Cougar KF2=-
Racing in Latvia
Uga is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2008, 07:44 PM   #5684
Tech Elite
 
RCSteve93's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 4,603
Trader Rating: 11 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Uga View Post
I've heard a lot of good feedback about the HotBodies shock and I want to give it a try on my DB12R. Which ballstuds do I have to get for it (they are metric AFAIK..) and which springs would be the closest matchg to the BMI gold and red springs or can I use the same springs on it? Anybody has experience with this?
Like Craig said, but I like to run O-rings on the ball studs to push the ball cups up to take away the play. And the heavy oil is much better. I had 35 in mine and the car didn't rotate well. I switched to 60 and it was so much better.
__________________
rm -rf /windows
RCSteve93 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2008, 08:15 PM   #5685
Tech Fanatic
 
xtrememadness's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: new jersey
Posts: 954
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to xtrememadness
Default

yeah its heavy for a regular shock. but the hotbodies has a 2 hole piston and feels very soft with 40 weight or below. 55w feels the same as 40 weight on the regular shock
__________________
CRAIG SANTRY / TAMIYA / TEAM ASSOCIATED / BROWNIES PRO AND SPORT HOBBIES / STATEN ISLAND SPEED TEAM / FUTABA / LRP / TEKIN / PROTOFORM / JACKSON RC / HORSHAM RC / EXOTEK RACING / REEDY
xtrememadness is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
NEW IN BOX BMI DB12R bigb11 R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 47 10-09-2008 05:36 PM
-BMI DB12R- joey R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 11 05-18-2008 10:25 PM
BMI DB12R wallstreet R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 17 02-15-2008 06:04 PM
BMI DB12R D-Bizzle R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 2 12-21-2007 04:48 PM
WTB BMI DB12R chris moore R/C Items: Wanted to Buy 8 06-29-2007 07:25 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 12:56 AM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.0