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Old 03-02-2010, 10:11 AM   #8326
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PRIME TIME running the blue!
whats that famous quote.. " once you go Tamiya Blue there Aint no going Back"

Prime Time AKA HollyWood..
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:14 AM   #8327
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whats that famous quote.. " once you go Tamiya Blue there Aint no going Back"

Prime Time AKA HollyWood..
we'll see how long PrimeTime stays

Sean.. we gonna see you at the tamiya track more often now?
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Hi Sean. Thanks for joining RCTech, and offering your help to the mortals.

I saw your profile on the Tamiya USA website here:

While I don't have any "technical" questions, yet, I would like to know how you became a team driver? Did Tamiya approach you, or do you submit a resume?

I'm not looking to become a team driver (I'm not anywhere near good enough), just curious as to how it happens.
Geppetto - I submitted my resume! As you have to do that with any other Team. But of course winning some races and or making yourself recognizable helps. Carry yourself well and speak well, I believe that counts just as much as being able to get around the track quickly.
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whats that famous quote.. " once you go Tamiya Blue there Aint no going Back"

Prime Time AKA HollyWood..
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Yes Sir!
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Thanks Sean for all your help via pm, can't wait to get that new 416X.....
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Thanks Sean for all your help via pm, can't wait to get that new 416X.....
Awesome......let me know if you need any help ok! Happy Building!
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Old 03-02-2010, 01:35 PM   #8333
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For Carpet, a good starting point would be go to Ed's site (www.thard.co.uk) and use Elliott Harper's setup from Carpet Wars - it's on Sorex 28's but should be a good place to start from.

As for asphalt, I think most are still tending to start with the Worlds' setup, but with softer shock oil to suit your local temperatures.

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thank you so much for help, I'll try carpet setup at end of the month during the Italian championship. Unfortunately it's seems impossible to find white spring out there.

I'll give you a feedback after the race. I'm not an expert because it only the third time I'm use a touring car and Tamiya too but I love it :-)

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Awesome......let me know if you need any help ok! Happy Building!
Will do Sean, thanks for your help....it's paid for and on it's way....just need to find tires, and a Tekin RS....woohoo...
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When testing the anti roll bar's function, the right arm has more free play and feels softer compared to left side. I have checked and everything measured equally. What could be the cause? How to have both sides have equal play and stiffness?

Also, looking at Jilles tips video, he advised to use 0.75mm shim at the suspension block shafts. Where to get that 0.75mm shim/spacer?

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i posted the above 2 pages back... hope to get some help...

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i posted the above 2 pages back... hope to get some help...

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Check that the set screws in the mounts on the bulkheads are tightened equally. If its not that, and everything else measures the same, the bar is probably tweaked (need a new one)
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Don't worry about the sway bar links being equal lengths. Most of the time the swaybar is bent and so you need to play with link lengths to get equal up play/travel.
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Hello,
thank you so much for help, I'll try carpet setup at end of the month during the Italian championship. Unfortunately it's seems impossible to find white spring out there.

I'll give you a feedback after the race. I'm not an expert because it only the third time I'm use a touring car and Tamiya too but I love it :-)

thanks
Here is Tamiya springs in stock
http://www.planet-rc.ch/product_info...et-Onroad.html

Use Blue (rear) and White (front) on carpet.

If you go outside on asphalt, try the blue, sliver and gold HPI springs...

http://www.planet-rc.ch/product_info...--7-Paar-.html


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Don't worry about the sway bar links being equal lengths. Most of the time the swaybar is bent and so you need to play with link lengths to get equal up play/travel.
Indeed, have a look at sway bar setup thread on my site, as I ran through a method to use

Basically you need to adjust the link lengths. Best way I find of doing this is to set your droop to something like 6 or 5 on a gauge, then slide the same gauge under the arm and see at what value the arm lifts. Note the value, and do the same for the other side (and they will no doubt be different), and then adjust the links as per the guide to make it equal.

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I like to drop the shocks off then hold one arm all the way and check the play on the other, then change sides. It's pretty easy to get them feeling the same, they'll never be 100% perfect anyway

rcmarket has 0.75mm HPI shims, you can get them in all sorts of colours too
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