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Old 02-09-2012, 02:33 PM   #3541
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Mike has been running the battery inline for several weeks, at least.

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Old 02-09-2012, 06:25 PM   #3542
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Does anyone have a blinky 17.5 setup? Maybe from the birds last week...

Since switching to the inline battery I have struggled... Curious if people are changing their setups at all.

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I've found that when running "Blinky", 17.5 or 13.5, that my car runs better stiff.

- .020 Front springs
- Blue side springs, 20WT
- Blue center spring, 30WT

When running 13.5 Boosted, the car is better soft.

- .018 Front springs
- Black side springs, 30WT
- Silver or Blue center spring, 30WT

Is anyone else seeing this?
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:32 AM   #3543
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Does anyone have a blinky 17.5 setup? Maybe from the birds last week...

Since switching to the inline battery I have struggled... Curious if people are changing their setups at all.

Thanks!
just come to your local track. We can show you the setup we used at the birds that has been working great all year.

Also what are you struggling with? grip? side bite? accel?
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I've found that when running "Blinky", 17.5 or 13.5, that my car runs better stiff.

- .020 Front springs
- Blue side springs, 20WT
- Blue center spring, 30WT

When running 13.5 Boosted, the car is better soft.

- .018 Front springs
- Black side springs, 30WT
- Silver or Blue center spring, 30WT

Is anyone else seeing this?
Well, just looking here the last few days backs up what I've always thought about the springs and oil on these cars.

It's all about feel, and making the car consistent over 8 mins.

I tune for track and tires, more-so than motor.

Not everyone likes the same setup, heck, I've never even thought about running drag brake in blinky , whatever works for you is the right setup.
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:14 AM   #3545
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i think its more of a convenience thing. always having to replace the o rings in the stock shocks is a pain. especially when you want to tune at the track. also the stiction if you dont! im thinking of trying speed merchants damper tube conversion along with hb shock!
That is exactly how I have my 12R5.2 set up right now.

I just got a chance to test out the damper tube conversion last weekend for the first time... Jury is still out.
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It's all about feel, and making the car consistent over 8 mins.

Not everyone likes the same setup, heck, I've never even thought about running drag brake in blinky , whatever works for you is the right setup.
Agreed. Proven set-ups give good ideas and give a reference if your out in left field. But ultimately it's about what works for each individual.

It doesn't help that "stock" specific set-ups are very rare for most cars.

The drag brake thing came from Terry Rott (while him and Andrew Knapp proceeded to have a screaming match about DB vs. push control). It works really well for certain sections, but takes a different driving style. You need to learn to keep the car slightly on throttle for some turns instead of the usual on/off style that is prevalent in blinky.

But the work is worth it for the look on the competitions face when you go mega-deep into a turn at the end of the sweeper!

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That is exactly how I have my 12R5.2 set up right now.

I just got a chance to test out the damper tube conversion last weekend for the first time... Jury is still out.
Im running 20 to 30 weight in the tubes with blue side springs and 30 weight in center w/blue spring. Car is pretty stable! Oh and 020 front springs w/added shim to tighten up a bit.
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But the work is worth it for the look on the competitions face when you go mega-deep into a turn at the end of the sweeper!

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So the guys you race with actually let off the throttle in blinky
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just come to your local track. We can show you the setup we used at the birds that has been working great all year.

Also what are you struggling with? grip? side bite? accel?
Just looking for new ideas
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"I just got a chance to test out the damper tube conversion last weekend for the first time... Jury is still out. "

Where can I find this conversion? I would like to try this next weekend at the prairie knights race.

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"I just got a chance to test out the damper tube conversion last weekend for the first time... Jury is still out. "

Where can I find this conversion? I would like to try this next weekend at the prairie knights race.

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question why did u use losi oil and ae oil.. its2.5 wt diff.. so if u used 27.5 losi it would of been25 ae? or do u feel something different?



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Thanks Paul, you're too kind.

Here is my standard set-up, which is just a variation of the common AE set-up. Don't be afraid to run big tires for club racing. I regularly start at 44.5mm for rears with a 2mm split.

The only thing that I do that is a bit abnormal (on the car) is run heavier side oils than most and use drag brake.

Important thing I forgot; I run the side springs with just a slight bit of pre-load at ride height. About a turn down from touching. To be honest my car hardly ever sees a tweak station.

For tuning I always start with front camber, and then tire treatment. Otherwise, not much needs to be changed for most conditions.

If things start getting "weird" I head right to the basics and freshen them up; front springs, side dampener, front kingpin dampening, and diff.

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question why did u use losi oil and ae oil.. its2.5 wt diff.. so if u used 27.5 losi it would of been25 ae? or do u feel something different?
It just happened to be what I had on hand at the time. As you mentioned every brand is not created equal so I was just being thorough!

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any reviews/opinions for the speed merchant damper tube conversion? is there an alternative? looks like the on point method would be pretty extensive.
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