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Old 09-24-2008, 12:11 AM   #586
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Is the R5 T bar conversion kit (#4685) available anywhere?
I cant find any online
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Old 09-24-2008, 03:11 PM   #587
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Is the R5 T bar conversion kit (#4685) available anywhere?
I cant find any online
http://www.ampdraw.com/browse.php?ty...=12r5&6cbd924e
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Old 09-24-2008, 05:07 PM   #588
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These are some crazy looking decals...
http://www.ampdraw.com/product.php?a...productid=8007
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Old 09-24-2008, 05:11 PM   #589
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These are some crazy looking decals...
http://www.ampdraw.com/product.php?a...productid=8007
I want those decals on my cars!
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Old 09-25-2008, 03:13 PM   #590
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Just wondering has anyone had a go at raising the roll centre on the R5?
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Old 09-25-2008, 09:06 PM   #591
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Battery Question:

Do current LiPo saddle packs fit this car? Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-26-2008, 02:46 AM   #592
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NO!

Straight out the box it is made for 4cell NiMH only!!!

There is still no good alternative in batteries for 12th scale. All the official races are with 4cell NiMH and that is still how they make the chassis...

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NO!

Straight out the box it is made for 4cell NiMH only!!!

There is still no good alternative in batteries for 12th scale. All the official races are with 4cell NiMH and that is still how they make the chassis...

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Thanks Joost K for the reply. I just may jump into 12th anyway with this car.
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Offcoarse you will

12th scale is one of the most exiting RC classes in the world! Great speeds & great fun!

No need to let a couple of NiMH cells stand in your way of doing it. After all, there are a lot of bad stories about NiMH cells but also al lot of good ones you never hear! I personally never had any problems with the cells. Just treat them right and they will be good for you too...

Have FUN!!!

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Old 09-28-2008, 12:25 AM   #595
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Hello all,

I'm brand new to 1/12th (I've raced Taxi Cabs and offroad a bit) and I picked up an RC12R5 last week as the local club here is starting to see a lot of interest in 1/12th.

I understand how to change ride height at the front using the supplied shims to go under the front arm mounts but how does one change rear ride height? Can it only be accomplished via truing the tires down? I tried flipping the rear bearing blocks in the side plates of the rear pod but that got me slammed right to the ground with virtually zero ride height with out-of-the-box Jaco tires! I know on my F103RM (F1 chassis) I have a series of bearing blocks with the bearing holes in various positions that when flipped and flopped allows for a variety of axel heights but my RC12 only came with the one set...is this correct? Currently with out-of-box Jaco's I have a front height of 4mm and a rear height of 5.5mm.

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Hyper Mike, at the bottom is what you want: http://www.teamirsrc.com/podplates.html

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Old 09-28-2008, 06:08 AM   #597
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That's an unfortunate miss in the R5 kit. There is only one bearing block for the rear end. If you are new to 12th scale and you have never owned another 12th scale kit you will have to buy a set of bearing blocks from either Associated, IRS or another brand that uses the same blocks. I was fortunate to have a set from Associated that came with the RC12L4. The IRS set is probably the best way to go because with that set you can set the rear ride height the most accurate...

It is also still on my wish list...

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Old 09-28-2008, 07:20 PM   #598
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what is the good of using T-bar on 12R5?????
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Taken from my experience w/ the Speedmerchant. To see how close you are to shimming, you can take a wrench and hold it square on the inside of the rear tire and compare the distances to the tweak spring screws. This isn't really measurable but you'll be able to see right off the bat if you are completely off or not.
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Thanks Rezenclowd and Joost! That is what I figured as it didn't make sense to me to just have the one bearing block. I'll pick some up ASAP.

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