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Old 02-12-2010, 05:42 AM   #2176
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Just out of curiosity has anyone tried the new SpeedZone split-pack with the 12R t-bar conversion?
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Old 02-13-2010, 03:24 PM   #2177
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i just recieved the new ae lower a-arms and bought new pivot balls to start from scratch. after assembly the balls were tight, tight, tight to the arms. nothing loose what so ever. top arms are fine. simply put, my front end doest work. what on gods green earth is going on here. im no new-b to rc cars but this really blows. am i pissed, yes sorry. how can i stop this front end from moving i applied epoxy to it?
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its like the pivot balls have been epoxied to the arms, sorry. no movement what so ever.
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Old 02-13-2010, 07:16 PM   #2179
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Have you got a ball removal/install tool? If so, pop them out and in a couple of times.

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Old 02-13-2010, 08:52 PM   #2180
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New price on Chassis Braces. $15.00 Shipped (lower 48 states).

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Holy Moly you need more braces?!!!!! I sent you 2 already, How many 12R5's do you own?!!!
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its like the pivot balls have been epoxied to the arms, sorry. no movement what so ever.
Slide a 1/8" kingpin into the ball and use a pair of pliers to "squish" the lower arm around the ball and kingpin. Do it from several sides. Also see if there is some material in between the arm and the ball. Sometimes snapping them in without a pivot ball snapper inner shears off just enough plastic to give the result you mentioned.
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Old 02-14-2010, 05:58 AM   #2183
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Slide a 1/8" kingpin into the ball and use a pair of pliers to "squish" the lower arm around the ball and kingpin. Do it from several sides. Also see if there is some material in between the arm and the ball. Sometimes snapping them in without a pivot ball snapper inner shears off just enough plastic to give the result you mentioned.
i finally got them to loosen up. just dont ask how many times i popped the pivot ball in and out.
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Old 02-14-2010, 05:59 AM   #2184
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what brand transponder are the holes (3) in the chassis drilled for? thanks in advance.
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Old 02-14-2010, 06:18 AM   #2185
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AMBit / MyLaps transponder. The old and the new version fit... This is by far the most used transponder in the world and therefore many companies use these mounting holes...
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Guys, quick question - What's the best way to hold a 4 cell battery in place? The instructions don't seem to actually mention how to secure the battery....
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Pick up a roll of tape at the track or LHS and don't use the cheap office supply stuff, most of those are OK but the RC specific tape works better.
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ZiG, Goto the local Canadian Tire. Look in there packing tape section you will be looking for a roll of !!! Strapping Tape !!!.
It's about 2cm (1/2 inch) wide and you will see fibre strands all the way across it. Do not get the clear stuff as that is packing tape.
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http://www.officemax.com/office-supp...oduct-ARS19439

One trick I do is to store the roll of tape in a zip loc bag too keep it clean.
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Holy Moly you need more braces?!!!!! I sent you 2 already, How many 12R5's do you own?!!!
None but I want to make some other parts....

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None but I want to make some other parts....

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? Why did you want braces if you don't own a 12R?
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Try these!

http://www.officemax.com/office-supp...oduct-ARS25451

This is what I've been using. Works great.

http://www.officemax.com/office-supp...oduct-ARS19439

One trick I do is to store the roll of tape in a zip loc bag too keep it clean.
Ah, I went and paid $16 for a roll at the LHS before I saw those other replies.

Oh well, it's a big roll and should last a long time. When I need more I'll grab some from the hardware store.
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what is the best way of setting the side spring? also do you run any preload on them?
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