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Old 01-09-2009, 06:58 AM   #961
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It's all but impossible to get a brushless 1/12 down to 795 with 4 cells. With 4600's I'm at 848, with 3800's the same car is 828. At 360 Speedway, most of the 4 cell brushless 1/12s fall between 865 and the low 900's
848 with the 12r5? Man I have to start looking for other ways to drop weight. I thought I was doing pretty good.
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Old 01-09-2009, 09:39 AM   #962
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That sounds wrong. If the center ball screw is snug in the pod plate, then the ball is loose in the "football" If the screws that hold the "football together are snug, then either the ball or the plastic "football" is worn out. I'd replace both the ball and the football together if one is worn out. There should be no slop in the center ball and football, and no binding.
Ok, thats what I was thinking but wasnt sure. Will have to see if I can find the new parts. How bad would it effect performance? Im gonna run it anyway for now till I can find them but not sure how it will show up.

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Old 01-09-2009, 02:11 PM   #963
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ROAR announced a change in the weight rule for the Carpet Nats.
It is 865g.

Electronic choices make the biggest difference in car weight, you can add some aluminum or Ti screws to the car but that's about it on the chassis. Bodies also can make a difference.
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Dropped about 10 grams with aluminum screws. Huge difference going to the Speed12. Also Trinity Duo is quite a bit lighter than the Novak.
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Old 01-10-2009, 04:05 PM   #965
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Anyone know of a smokin deal on a 12r5? Looking for a roller ran on carpet only.

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Old 01-10-2009, 10:39 PM   #966
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can i get some pics of how everyone wired their cars? thanks
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hey everyone is there a brushless pod for the r5 or is it just the hub. thanx
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hey everyone is there a brushless pod for the r5 or is it just the hub. thanx
Craig - it is a combo of graphite top/lower pod pieces and a hub. Sean Cochran said it best. Are you going to jump ship??

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These are the parts you need to make the "brushless" pod.
8511 -10R5 lower plate
8512 -10R5 upper plate
4608 -12R5 diff hub narrow
4609 -12R5 thrust cone

The motor plate is repositioned on the graphite pieces to change the weight balance of the pod. The hub and cone are needed to keep the rear width legal.
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Craig - it is a combo of graphite top/lower pod pieces and a hub. Sean Cochran said it best. Are you going to jump ship??
no! im just asking for a guy here at the track. it is a sweet car though
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no! im just asking for a guy here at the track. it is a sweet car though
I know Steve Sohl upgraded to that setup. Is he at the track today?
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no steve isnt here. some guy wallo i dont know
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Craig - it is a combo of graphite top/lower pod pieces and a hub. Sean Cochran said it best. Are you going to jump ship??
Does anyone know of a shop or online store that has the hub and thrust cone in stock? I have the CF pieces but can't seem to find both of the other two pieces in the same place . . . Thanks.
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I find it hard to believe that Associated isn't selling the car with the brushless stuff in the kit. Is anyone using brushed motors any more ? WTF!
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I find it hard to believe that Associated isn't selling the car with the brushless stuff in the kit. Is anyone using brushed motors any more ? WTF!
It is sold as brushless ready and brushless motors do fit quite nicely in the pod. (I've had four in there; a Tekin, Novak, LRP and Speed Passion. They all fit.) The parts that the other people are looking for will move the motor about 3mm and supposed to balance better.
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It is sold as brushless ready and brushless motors do fit quite nicely in the pod. (I've had four in there; a Tekin, Novak, LRP and Speed Passion. They all fit.) The parts that the other people are looking for will move the motor about 3mm and supposed to balance better.
I know that ... I have one . But once I found out about the centering parts for brushless motors, it took about 2 months for the hobby store to get them. I just wanted to know why associated doesnt sell the kit with the correct parts in it . Its a ploy to get us to blow another 50 bucks on parts. Kinda crappy p.r. dont you think? I know ppl that didnt get the car because they couldn't get it the way they wanted. CENTERED FOR BRUSHLESS!
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