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Old 09-21-2011, 02:24 AM   #15796
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Yeah, it's probably something I did. It's a damned cool piece, one way or the other. Guys are having great luck with them.
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Old 09-21-2011, 11:57 AM   #15797
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http://www.hobbywarehouse.com/s.nl?s...3619&y=16&x=21 i found these for cheap
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Old 09-21-2011, 12:51 PM   #15798
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Looking at rc-mini, they recommend anti-wear grease on the TA03 ball diff. Can I use something like Amsoil synthetic grease?

http://www.amsoil.com/storefront/grg.aspx

I have a whole tube of that..

This is for the M05.
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Old 09-21-2011, 01:14 PM   #15799
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Sorry about the really short answer earlier. Was sipping a coffee and typing on my phone.

The thing about the traction compound (Jack, Sticky Fingers, SXT) is that it's essentially camping stove fuel/naptha/an oil product, so it's going to make your tires slimy for the first few laps and mess up the track, too. Your track probably has a rule regarding wiping tires down before you place them down. If it doesn't, suggest it. This stuff won't help lay down a groove, it'll just make the track nasty. (sounds like it may be too late!)

If you wipe the tires down, they'll warm up and gain traction a little sooner and won't pick up so much crap. They'll also feel more consistent through your run, especially when combined with a planted back end.

For the servo saver, I'd suggest one made by Kimbrough. They're damn near bombproof and will last much longer than the wonky, random L/R Tamiya ones. You may have to drill your own hole in it for the ball stud, but it's worthwhile. I'd suggest the large or x-large heavy duty model.

I hope this helps you out.

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Again, thanks for the good advice, what you said made perfect sense. I spent some time cleaning the tires off. Surprising how much carpet debris was jamming them up!

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Old 09-22-2011, 11:03 PM   #15800
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I replaced some older wheel bearings with a new set in my M05. Although they are smooth, they aren't very free spinning. I've heard of guys blasting out the grease and just using a light minimal lube. How does one do this?

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Old 09-23-2011, 12:04 AM   #15801
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I replaced some older wheel bearings with a new set in my M05. Although they are smooth, they aren't very free spinning. I've heard of guys blasting out the grease and just using a light minimal lube. How does one do this?

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Give them a soak in a solvent of your choice, let them dry out or blow the excess solvent out and then drop in a single drop of light oil, machine oil, whatever you've got. (I'm using Mobil 1 synthetic, only because there was some left over. Before that I think I used sewing machine oil)

RC-MINI's build up article...

Avid RC's tech page...

There are a boatload of YouTube videos on the subject as well.

Good luck!
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Old 09-23-2011, 02:44 AM   #15802
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Another player on the FWD block soon?
We spotted this on the Kyosho Japan site the other day, but unfortunately if you click on it, the page is blank...



http://www.kyosho.com/eng/products/r...duct_id=108030
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Old 09-23-2011, 02:52 AM   #15803
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As far as I know it is just a specially branded version of the ABC Gambado.

http://www.kyosho.com/jpn/products/r...duct_id=108030
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Old 09-23-2011, 02:57 AM   #15804
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They've obviously fixed the link since I first went there.

Yep a Kyosho Gambado!
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Old 09-23-2011, 06:49 AM   #15805
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Default KYOSHO= ABC, KYOSHO+ABC??

it dose look alot like the ABC Grid, other then some carbon fiber goodness, they look the same. So dose this car perform that well that Kyosho would buy into/or rip off ABC's fwd chassis?
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Old 09-23-2011, 07:03 AM   #15806
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Just wondering what internal spacers are you running on the M05 shocks? Right now I am running the CVA shocks but I think I have the thickest spacer and I think that might be too thick with no droop.
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Just wondering what internal spacers are you running on the M05 shocks? Right now I am running the CVA shocks but I think I have the thickest spacer and I think that might be too thick with no droop.
I run the TRF dampers at 56.5mm total length, seems about right with Sweep tyres, gives ride height of 3.5mm or so at the front with an extra 0.5mm droop over that.

The Super Mini CVAs build up to 56mm with the long plastic spacer (which is 6mm), you can try building the shocks up with different spacers inside, or unscrewing the shock bottoms a little.

I don't like a zero droop (or even pre-loaded) setting as I find it makes the car edgy and a bit more prone to initial traction roll.

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Can I get a starting shock oil recommendation for three hole pistons (m05) and high grip carpet? (spec tamiya tires)
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I run the TRF dampers at 66.5mm total length, seems about right with Sweep tyres, gives ride height of 3.5mm or so at the front with an extra 0.5mm droop over that.

The Super Mini CVAs build up to 66mm with the long plastic spacer (which is 6mm), you can try building the shocks up with different spacers inside, or unscrewing the shock bottoms a little.

I don't like a zero droop (or even pre-loaded) setting as I find it makes the car edgy and a bit more prone to initial traction roll.
Are you sure it is 66.5mm? That seems kind of long.

I built up the Super Mini CVA with 3mm spacer and got 56mm total length.
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ya was going to say that seems long my tc shocks arent that long
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