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Old 06-09-2009, 12:30 PM   #7426
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What is the general difference between mounting the servo flat or angled?
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Old 06-09-2009, 04:48 PM   #7427
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[QUOTE=protc3;5903907]Hey guys,

I looked into the rear flex plate pivot housings and didnt find anything unusual about them. They are the same as they have always been and seem to be the same strength as our origionals. However, i will increase the wall thickness around the pivot balls being that there are some of you that are having problems with breakage. I will be making the new ones as of monday and will throw away the inventory i have now. The center pivot will not go through any changes as we found by strengthening it moved the breaking point to more expensive areas of the car. The rear pod took too much abuse when i beefed up the center pivot.

I was surprised to hear about this problem until it happened to me twice?
My research shows the fault is not the pivot housing but the set up! To light, and in a corner the rear slides the back end into the boards everytime with the new light weight 1s lipo.
For sure, without the weight of the 4 cells the back end unloads really quick and slams the rear wheel flat into the boards. The impact moves directly to the pivot ball in the housing. Believe me I've test the strenght of this car.
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Old 06-09-2009, 05:46 PM   #7428
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That is correct. I dont use bottom screws for the servo. I only use the top mounting holes.
sorry, i still don't get it. if i try to mount the servo in the forward position, the servo body foul's on the lower arm.

i thought you had suggested using the servo in the fwd position with the ball studs behind the horn (arms go between the horn and servo)

do i grind some material from the servo support or ?
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Old 06-09-2009, 07:15 PM   #7429
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So I've seen people try the Serpent front end, but has anyone had any experience throwing in the CRC Pro-strut front end? Just curious.
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Old 06-09-2009, 08:08 PM   #7430
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sorry, i still don't get it. if i try to mount the servo in the forward position, the servo body foul's on the lower arm.

i thought you had suggested using the servo in the fwd position with the ball studs behind the horn (arms go between the horn and servo)

do i grind some material from the servo support or ?
With the 9602 i just file the arm a little until it doesnt hit. You can run it to the rear if you prefer. Just put the ballstuds on the front of the servo saver.
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Old 06-09-2009, 08:47 PM   #7431
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So I've seen people try the Serpent front end, but has anyone had any experience throwing in the CRC Pro-strut front end? Just curious.
Look for posts from Chris Moore, he runs that front end on one of his cars.
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Old 06-09-2009, 09:09 PM   #7432
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I've ran both the CRC and the Serpent and like both. However I did have some alignment issues using the CRC with the long upper arm conversion. Another driver in our race who runs a BMI also runs a CRC and did not have the same alignment issue I had. To be honest though as long as you are careful in the build (Get a 8-32nd tap!) the stock front end is as good as either of them. Next season the guy running the CRC front end is going back to the stock and I have some ideas that I will be trying with the stock front end as well. My suggestion would be...if you are just looking for performance...stick with the stock front end and learn it well. There are a lot of little tricks to learn that make it work better. But if you are like me and like to tinker just for the sake of tinkering then by all means try another front end.
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Old 06-10-2009, 03:53 AM   #7433
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So what happen to the pics of the lipo car?

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Old 06-10-2009, 07:28 AM   #7434
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Jason said that it'd be 2 weeks before the chassis' are ready 3 or 4 days ago. I would guess it's going to be a little while longer. Maybe he wants to post pic's of the production chassis and not the test mule.
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Jason said that it'd be 2 weeks before the chassis' are ready 3 or 4 days ago. I would guess it's going to be a little while longer. Maybe he wants to post pic's of the production chassis and not the test mule.
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gotcha. Dont know why Im in such a hurry, will wait before the start of next season to get one. Just want to see what Jason has up his sleeve.

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Production kits are still looking good for about 1 1/2 weeks. I havent had a chance to post a pic yet but i will shortly. Things are hectic over here guys.
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Old 06-10-2009, 01:40 PM   #7437
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when can we pre order?
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Old 06-10-2009, 03:46 PM   #7438
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You can pre order them now
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maybe a shot at a picture??
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Old 06-16-2009, 02:54 AM   #7440
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Here are some pics of the new lipo chassis. You can run the pack right side up or upside down. You can still also run standard 4 cell. The production chassis will have tape slots. Production should be ready this week.
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