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Old 08-27-2011, 09:56 PM   #15541
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M03 bumper will have to be custom fitted, because I need the body to also fit with no mods whatsoever !!!!
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Old 08-27-2011, 10:24 PM   #15542
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Has anyone seen results from the first day of racing at the TCS finals? Really curious to see how things have been affected by the new, very strict, handout motor rules in the mini class.

FYI, for this race they've set up a handout system where you go to pre-tech, get a motor, install it right there and race. After the race the car is impounded and you uninstall the motor at post-tech. No oil, motor spray or comm drops allowed. Stock bullet connectors and wire...wow. Should make things interesting. The fast guys will still be the fast guys, but the rest of the field might tighten up.
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Old 08-27-2011, 11:34 PM   #15543
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Too much control !!!!! Control esc / tire sauce ???? Maybe they should all run the same bodies , same radio settings , same servos, etc......
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Old 08-27-2011, 11:44 PM   #15544
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Yeah wow that much control is CRAZY! Isn't part of the sport and fun being able to tune your car and hopefully get the edge over your buddy? Or just being bored and curious and wanting to play with your car? That's a lot of freedom being taken away.
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It's about spec racing. I support the move wholeheartedly.
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:15 AM   #15546
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:30 AM   #15547
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Can anyone please help me out with this?

If I use short springs that are smaller than the stock springs, do I need to use a bunch of those clip on spacers so the shock isn't compressed at all?

I'll be using my stock Tamiya TA05 oil filled shocks.
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You need to put spacers inside the shock to limit the travel.
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You need to put spacers inside the shock to limit the travel.
Thank you MD, that really makes a lot more sense.

What type of spacers would I use? Do I put them at the bottom, under the shock piston?
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I put then under the piston. I've used rubber "o" rings or plastic spacers, just so they're the same thickness. I'm sure other drivers have ideas.
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I put then under the piston. I've used rubber "o" rings or plastic spacers, just so they're the same thickness. I'm sure other drivers have ideas.
Oh okay. I know I have some left over o rings. I'm guessing you only need to use 2 or 3 of them?
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I think you can start with two on one shock and then adjust from there. It might take three.
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Oh okay. I know I have some left over o rings. I'm guessing you only need to use 2 or 3 of them?
From memory three front and two back but then you have to put the front shock back together a different way because there is so little travel left in the piston that you can no longer slide in the spring platform! Lol
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Can't wait to get started on that!

Thanks MD and Scoop
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I put then under the piston. I've used rubber "o" rings or plastic spacers, just so they're the same thickness. I'm sure other drivers have ideas.
2 orings is as far as you can go. I had 3~4 pieces before and after 3 packs (crashes included ), the oring somehow lost a little bit of its elasticity and stretched causing unequal shock length. Plastic spacers are the way to go
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