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Old 12-13-2008, 04:56 AM   #6406
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I've been putting 20,000 Losi diff on the tubes and Ofna 5000 on the kingpins. Seems to work pretty good for me. I'm going lipo, so I may be back to the drawing board. But if you have that much stuff on hand, it'd be worth experimenting with it before spending all the money on basically the same stuff.
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Old 12-13-2008, 10:00 PM   #6407
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Can someone tell me what size front springs come in the DB10R.Also how would I get more off power steering.Sorry to post here but I did not see a DB10R forum.
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:30 PM   #6408
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All I can say is

Ran my DB12R for the first time today - it was my first time running 12th scale (5.5 on asphalt) and the car was a bit of a handful to start with. I turned down the steering and dropped a shim off each side of the rear axle and the car was transformed, it hooked up beautifully and the lap times just kept falling and falling as I got used to driving it. Cant wait to run it again, that was so much fun!
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Old 12-14-2008, 09:08 AM   #6409
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Can someone tell me what size front springs come in the DB10R.Also how would I get more off power steering.Sorry to post here but I did not see a DB10R forum.
You can run your batteries all the way back and increase camber. I also run the 5 degree blocks on mine with shims centered. We have had a tone of success with that.
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Old 12-14-2008, 09:09 AM   #6410
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All I can say is

Ran my DB12R for the first time today - it was my first time running 12th scale (5.5 on asphalt) and the car was a bit of a handful to start with. I turned down the steering and dropped a shim off each side of the rear axle and the car was transformed, it hooked up beautifully and the lap times just kept falling and falling as I got used to driving it. Cant wait to run it again, that was so much fun!
Glad to hear you are enjoying the car buddy. Let us know if you have any questions.
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Old 12-14-2008, 09:52 AM   #6411
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Jason, you referring to the CRC 5 degree caster blocks up front.
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Old 12-14-2008, 04:32 PM   #6412
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I dont use the CRC ones but you can. I use the 5 degree blocks that come with the car.
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Old 12-14-2008, 04:39 PM   #6413
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Glad to hear you are enjoying the car buddy. Let us know if you have any questions.
Now that you mention it, I do have a question. What effect does putting shims under the lower suspension ball joint do? With TC's standing the shock up (less angle) makes the springs stiffer/less progressive, is this the case with 12th?
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Old 12-14-2008, 06:06 PM   #6414
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Shimming up the balls will change the roll center. Its not going to effect the spring tension.
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Shimming up the balls will change the roll center. Its not going to effect the spring tension.
cool, does it make it higher or lower?
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hey jason. had a chance to drive the new car today as one of our crew has built his. the car is very impressive and feels so stable, smooth and easy to drive. it also rotates incredibly every aspect of the car is improved. you really hit the nail on the head. if there are any doubters out there, just run the car and your doubts will be extinguished also i got my bmi hoodie and it looks sweet i think i will wear it on christmas for dinner since my mom always wants me to wear my best clothes cant wait to build mine!! is it christmas yet???
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I get my hands on my RR tomorrow
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no fair! jaybee, you are gonna love this car
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no fair! jaybee, you are gonna love this car
Yeah, no fair to my 'local' competition
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Now that you mention it, I do have a question. What effect does putting shims under the lower suspension ball joint do? With TC's standing the shock up (less angle) makes the springs stiffer/less progressive, is this the case with 12th?
What you are thinking of in 1/12th is accomplished by raising or lowering the front ball stud that the shock attaches to.
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