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Old 03-26-2012, 10:46 AM   #3646
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What advantage does a damper tube setup have over the mono shock. Seems to work fine for me.
I only fiddle with it like once/week to make sure there is no air in it.
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What advantage does a damper tube setup have over the mono shock. Seems to work fine for me.
I only fiddle with it like once/week to make sure there is no air in it.
I like the side shock too.

Damper tubes can be easier to work with for many people which is its main advantage. I don't feel there is any performance advantage.
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Some people tell me they are more consistant but i dont see how. Seems more fiddly to fill the damper tubes right, getting just the right amount in each groove vs fill mono shock to top and otherwise build like a nomral shock.


In other news, anyone have suggestion for 12r5 settings for outdoor soda spray track?

Pretty much happy with the car indoors. Kit settings with a few minor adjustments for the most part but never raced pancars outdoors. Club wants to run open 12th scale.
Since i cant afford wgt just yet maybe ill try this and buy the 5.2 conversion next indoor season.

Track is ashphalt parking lot. Semi
Smooth but has bumps from parking lines and general weathering.
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:47 PM   #3649
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Some people tell me they are more consistant but i dont see how. Seems more fiddly to fill the damper tubes right, getting just the right amount in each groove vs fill mono shock to top and otherwise build like a nomral shock.


In other news, anyone have suggestion for 12r5 settings for outdoor soda spray track?

Pretty much happy with the car indoors. Kit settings with a few minor adjustments for the most part but never raced pancars outdoors. Club wants to run open 12th scale.
Since i cant afford wgt just yet maybe ill try this and buy the 5.2 conversion next indoor season.

Track is asphalt parking lot. Semi
Smooth but has bumps from parking lines and general weathering.
Tires, and droop are all that change outdoors, everything else is fine tuning
More pod droop/sag, ride height for bumpy tracks
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:49 PM   #3650
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Take the spacer out of the main shock? We run crc greylow rear and black front. Soft for outdoors but would they overheat? Thinking of running 6.5-8.5 or even just 10.5 cause im kinda new still.
Still cant handle my nitro sedan well yet ha.
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Take the spacer out of the main shock? We run crc greylow rear and black front. Soft for outdoors but would they overheat? Thinking of running 6.5-8.5 or even just 10.5 cause im kinda new still.
Still cant handle my nitro sedan well yet ha.
Leave spacer in, adjust shock length with shock ball end, you wont need more than a few turns to do the job
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:53 PM   #3652
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That doesnt increase shock travel though right? Wouldnt i want a little more?
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That doesnt increase shock travel though right? Wouldnt i want a little more?
I suppose there is more than one way to go about it

Get back to us with your results
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I like the side shock too.

Damper tubes can be easier to work with for many people which is its main advantage. I don't feel there is any performance advantage.
The side shock rules

Never liked the tubes

Side shock looks way cooler too

Hope you guys stick with the side shock
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:05 PM   #3655
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hey, im no expert lol. first year of touching a real rc car EVER and im 30.

just seems like you would want to either take the spacer out or put a smaller one in. more droop yes, makes sense, but is it really more when the shock still has the same limited travel cause of the spacer?

im sure when i thread it as told ill feel like an idiot though lol.
not 100% sure about doing this outdoor mod 12th thing. i still tap every few laps indoor 17.5.
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Apparently same setup for both classes.
I was interested in the rollout, and motor timing. Would you be able to find out for me please?
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:28 AM   #3657
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I cannot longer find the 12r5.1 kit on rc10.com. Anyone know if a new release is just around? One lad at the club is in for a new car
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I cannot longer find the 12r5.1 kit on rc10.com. Anyone know if a new release is just around? One lad at the club is in for a new car
Looks like there is something in the works, as the 12R5.1 is discontinued at area51
http://www.teamassociated.com/cars_a.../Factory_Team/

Tower has the kit with lipo chassis upgrade in stock still
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...4&I=LXCBLM&P=K
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:48 AM   #3659
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Based on what I saw @ the Carpet Nats, Id assume there is a new kit coming out for when the indoor season starts up again this fall. Just speculation of course...
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[QUOTE=RedBullFiXX;10548829]Looks like there is something in the works, as the 12R5.1 is discontinued at area51

Probably something new coming then Anyway, buggy-season starts in one month, so no rush I guess.

What will be in the new kit?. Damper-tubes, better weight alignment(or battery positions), linear side-springs, or just inline-config in kit... Hope there will be some backward compatibility...
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