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Old 05-24-2004, 07:43 PM   #4951
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Old 05-24-2004, 08:04 PM   #4952
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i saw some dry teflon lubricant at lowes near the registers the other day... i'll give that stuff a try.
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Old 05-24-2004, 09:58 PM   #4953
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Thumbs up TQ and a win!

A great day at the track sunday with the car. Ripped .4 seconds off the fastest lap and added another lap to the fasted quailfier. (keep in mind that that was with the current layout, it changes once a month)And all I did was change tires from last week. Picked up a set of premounted Take-offs. 32's for the front and 27's for the rear.
I was just looking at my car tonight trying to find out whats going on with my car on the 180 turns. It spins out but if i go wide it's controlable. I just don't lift and counter stear when it does. It was only one corner so I thought that was good enough because the car absoulutly flew on the rest of the track. Anyway, I just noticed that i was running what looks like 3 degrees of toe out in the front . I'll try the 2 of 0 degee caster C-hubs and take out as much of the toe as possible. That should take care of my problem. Won't know for 2 weeks due to the holiday next week. I'll post what happens later.

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Old 05-25-2004, 12:25 AM   #4954
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I had a major problem last race night......For the first lap I had MAJOR interferance,thenfor the rest of the race full control again.This happened 4 times...practise was fine...I tried putting the reciever (KO kr297fz)on the servo,I also changed crystals....Still the same problem.

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My guess is that someone who was racing the race before you still had their transmitter on. There are some very selfish people about who take a long time to switch their transmitter off. I suggest next time if it happens again you look to see if anyone is on the same frequency as you the race before. If so, either have a word with that person, or change your crystals to something else.

I am in the UK, do you know if they sell the graphite powder here?
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Old 05-25-2004, 01:05 AM   #4955
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I'm looking to get a couple sets of springs..
running on asphalt what are the recommendations?
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Old 05-25-2004, 01:13 AM   #4956
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I have been having
good luck with AE blues, and reds from
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Old 05-25-2004, 02:01 AM   #4957
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thanks..
I will give those a try..
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Old 05-25-2004, 03:16 AM   #4958
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Skill.....You should be able to get graphite powder in UK...Try hardware Store etc...ask if they can get it for you.

Your answer to my problem could be true......so simple that I did not even think of it....I will check the race before me next time.
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Old 05-25-2004, 07:16 AM   #4959
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I was looking at some of the pics a lot earlier on this thread. I noticed some of you guys did a really nice job of treating the graphites parts edges and they look smooth and shiny. But when I treat my graphite edges with CA, it looks dull and uneven after it dries off. So my questions are, what is the proper way to treat those edges, what type of CA do you all use, and what is the purpose of CAing the edges anyways? Appreciate the advice.
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Old 05-25-2004, 07:29 AM   #4960
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Silvercomet: wet sand with like 1000 grit or you can also use clear finger nail polish for a final coat.

Finger nail polish does take longer to cure though.
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Tres: So its light sand, CA then nail polish?

Besides the looks, what are the benefits of treating the edges?
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Old 05-25-2004, 08:48 AM   #4962
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I used the Losi thin tire glue and it has a nice shine to it. Takes no time at all and its dry.
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As far as springs go, I had real good luck this past weekend running the stock gold front springs (19lb) and Losi green springs in the rear (17.5lb). The car was a little loose mid to exit on power but after I took the stock silver springs (16.9lb) off and put the 17.5lb ones on, the car was real stable. This was on a large track with mod motors and rubber tires.
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Thanks Tres, that guide answers all my questions.
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