rc-zombies: Spools are on the “should be any time” list. If it’s any consolation, I’m “willing” them to show up any day now (We’ll see how that works).
JohnB: We’re addressing the molds to the C-hubs so they don’t pinch the steering blocks, for now just file your steering blocks down until steering block moves freely.
pro4racer: The main benefit of our ceramic balls is that they are lighter, reducing rotating mass. The newest types of ceramic diff balls use a very light steel as a base and then depend on the ceramic coating for strength. They are roughly the same hardness as carbide balls. I’m sure a lot people will remember the “old school” (was it Buds brand?) white ceramic balls that HAD to have the ceramic rings.
S15Racer: The aluminum cranks have the same cam + spring mechanism for absorbing impacts. If you are breaking front end parts, definitely try my [BRP bumper mod]
Also, the main reason for the softer arms is to provide a different feel. If your car has a big enough impact (either error, or bad luck), something will always give.
TRESFR: Glad to see your times improved! Don’t pay too much attention to Andrew’s setups though
Robk: I have to agree with the carpet being harsh in general for breakages. There is usually so much grip that the front always hits first. Very rarely will you have a loose car where the back will step out and hit first. Asphalt is a little more forgiving since your car has less overall grip. A lot will depend on your track’s boards too. Most carpet tracks have very unfriendly boards! (all the better to sell parts
Racer: While a set of aluminum bulkheads will look cool, It will always have a tough time doing everything the carbon plastic gearboxes will do. There won’t be any weight savings, and you will lose some rigidity. The screw holes might be more precise, for me that would be money better spent on a metric M3x0.5 tap. A fully tapped carbon gearbox will pretty much put the stock gearbox spot on with even the best aluminum version. However, there is always that need for more purple