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Old 09-13-2007, 10:21 PM   #1396
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The car should be on point when you get it. His car was real good on sunday. If you find a better setup please do share.
I'm most likely not going to change anything unless something just feels wrong to me. This is my last chance for carpet practice before the IIC so I really need to get my Mi3 dialed in.

If somehow I'm descent with the 1/12 scale off the bat, we'll have to figure out a way to get into a 1/12 class at IIC.
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Old 09-14-2007, 06:49 AM   #1397
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Old 09-14-2007, 08:21 AM   #1398
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I want to let all of you guys know, we are cutting a wide range of thicknesses of flex plates right now and every set we have is measured with a micrometer and seperated in .002 increments. If you feel that you want to try certain thicknesses, please feel free to let me know. I have them seperated and chances are i have the set you are looking for. I want to have the option open for you. They range from .061-.073 and we have about 5 variations in small increments to allow you to really fine tune.
This is for that little change you may feel will work for your track. If any of you have any questions on them feel free to ask away.
Hey Jason I was wondering if you were doing that on purpose or not because every flex plate I got are different sizes except for 2.
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Old 09-14-2007, 08:49 AM   #1399
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0.061-0.073 with 0.002 increment... that's 7 options IMHO too much options too chose from You can spend the whole day just switching the plates and looking for the only RIGHT one. I think 3 options would be already enough - soft/medium/hard.
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UGA,

95% of the time people will use the .073's, they are good, having the other plates as an option is perfect for the racers that like it. What I am saying is you can tune the car just fine with the stock plates...

Racers are a curious bunch, have 2 plates.. not enough.. have 7 ... too many...



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0.061-0.073 with 0.002 increment... that's 7 options IMHO too much options too chose from You can spend the whole day just switching the plates and looking for the only RIGHT one. I think 3 options would be already enough - soft/medium/hard.
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UGA,

95% of the time people will use the .073's, they are good, have the other plates as an option is perfect fo the racers that like it. What I am saying is you can tune the car just fine with the stock plates...

Racers are a curious bunch, have 2 plates.. not enough.. have 7 ... too many...
Ight potter thats enough out of you LOL
you should be worrying about getting your stuff ready for this weekend
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Old 09-14-2007, 08:56 AM   #1402
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Good point Tim You convinced me
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Old 09-14-2007, 10:00 AM   #1403
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The different thicknesses are not a must have but if you feel you would like just a little thinner,they are there for you. I have been running .072 plates for all of my outings and have had great success. I am allowing for super fine tuning if you want it.
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Jason, what's the effect of lowering the 'tweak' screws (to stiffen the plates) compared to changing the thickness of the plate?

If I used thin plates with the screws down, would I get the same roll stiffness and handling as a thick plate with the screws up, for example?

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Can someone post Cheston's Stock setup for the DB12R? The link on the BMI website isn't working.

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What's the effect of mounting the servo in the upper holes of the servo mount? I'd gues that it'd have an effect on bump and ackerman.

Also, have you guys found that you prefer to mount the servo in the forward holes on the chassis with the steering rods behind the servo saver. I'd presume that this would aid in weight tranfer and help provide more off power as well as on power steering.

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Old 09-14-2007, 02:33 PM   #1407
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Jason, what's the effect of lowering the 'tweak' screws (to stiffen the plates) compared to changing the thickness of the plate?

If I used thin plates with the screws down, would I get the same roll stiffness and handling as a thick plate with the screws up, for example?

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Lowering the screws will stiffen the plates some but the biggest difference is that it makes the side plate more progressive. For instance, if your car is pushing on high speed corners but the turn in is fine, if you use the screws, it will add a little more high speed steering from the increased load on the front tire as the roll of the car increases. It is a nice tuning option. For the most part i have not needed them but some have and said it was real good. They are mostly used with the thinner plates.
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What's the effect of mounting the servo in the upper holes of the servo mount? I'd gues that it'd have an effect on bump and ackerman.

Also, have you guys found that you prefer to mount the servo in the forward holes on the chassis with the steering rods behind the servo saver. I'd presume that this would aid in weight tranfer and help provide more off power as well as on power steering.

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It is an adjustment for tire size. With bigger tires,you will need to raise the arms. This allows you to move the servo with them so the turnbuckles do not hit the arms.

The forward and rearward holes are for if you want to run the ballstuds on the front or rear of the servo saver. We use this adjustment for your desired static balance that you are looking for. Forward will give a little more weight over the nose and allow for more on power steering and tone down the initial steering.
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What size are the Jaco Prizm tires out of the box? What size do you true them to?
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They are 1.800 front and 1.900 rear out of the box. I cut them to 1.750 rear and 1.700 front to start. From there i tune to the track conditions.
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