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Old 11-14-2010, 09:21 AM   #2596
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Damper Tubes

anyone converted the car to damper tubes?
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Old 11-14-2010, 10:27 AM   #2597
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anyone converted the car to damper tubes?
Why???
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Because you won't get any pack in tube dampers.

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Easier to maintain. To me i like the feel better.
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Because you won't get any pack in tube dampers.

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Easier to maintain. To me i like the feel better.
You don't get any pack on 12r5 dampers either. I suppose with a higher weight oil you could get some but not with the standard oils we run.

If tubes are easier to maintain then you are doing it wrong. I can go multiple race days with the dampers and not have to touch them. Air, debris or carpet fiber don't get in them and oil does not leak out. With the tubes you have to worry about debris and carpet fiber. I am always looking at them.

But yes, they do have a different feel which is just personal preference.
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because it's a hobby and people like to experiment, fiddle

Serpent are looking at releasing a tube version of their car in the near future
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Old 11-14-2010, 01:27 PM   #2602
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You don't get any pack on 12r5 dampers either. I suppose with a higher weight oil you could get some but not with the standard oils we run.

If tubes are easier to maintain then you are doing it wrong. I can go multiple race days with the dampers and not have to touch them. Air, debris or carpet fiber don't get in them and oil does not leak out. With the tubes you have to worry about debris and carpet fiber. I am always looking at them.

But yes, they do have a different feel which is just personal preference.
I agree, it seems like way too much effort for minimal results. All the CRC guys are constantly cleaning the tubes, wiping the oil off other parts and it seems like such a mess. Reminds me of the friction damper plates on the old T chassis.

Call me spoiled but I really like the consistency that the dampers on the R5.1 give you. But to each their own.
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Old 11-14-2010, 03:20 PM   #2603
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Damper Tubes

anyone converted the car to damper tubes?
A guy at our track converted the new Xray 1/12 to damper tubes and it appears to be a similar design. I started running heavy oil in the side shock and the 12R5.1 works allot better
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Old 11-14-2010, 04:12 PM   #2604
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Shamless plug for a NIB 12R5 kit in the For Sale Forum. Sold but lots of other goodies are still there. Sorry for the interuption.

Link: Xray, Assoc. Tekin RS, LRP..Retiring and it's all got to go.

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Old 11-14-2010, 05:34 PM   #2605
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Damper Tubes

anyone converted the car to damper tubes?
Youre not the only one thinking about this. Last night at the track I was talking with a few guys about doing this. Im gonna look at the crc tubes and see if I can make them work. I think its possible.
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very cool redbull.
thank you for the image. i like that idea very much of routing the sensor past the battery and through the pod braces.


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Yes 16g is MUCH more flexible

Attached is a pic of Ronald Volkers' R5.1 from the Worlds this year for options on routing wires.
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If anyone is looking for a "Lipo" Chassis for your R5 I found one and it's pretty cool! It is a solid chassis with some cut outs in the front similar to the stock chassis where the transponder mounts. It has servo holes drilled for JR, KO & Futaba. Also the front end is a hair wider to smooth out the car a bit.

If you want one or info just shoot an email to info@onpointracing.com
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Old 11-19-2010, 09:18 AM   #2608
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Is anyone adding weight to their 12r5 after switching to Lipo from nimh??
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Is anyone adding weight to their 12r5 after switching to Lipo from nimh??
Yup. I believe I added about 28g to mine to get it just over 730g.
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Old 11-20-2010, 01:36 PM   #2610
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I've added 30g to mine - SMC 5300 LiPo. LiPo weights can vary as much as 20g, from 120 to 140g, and go over 150g if they have wires instead of built-in 4mm plugs. Whatever people say they've added, bear in mind that the LiPo weight counts for a lot. HTH
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