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Old 05-12-2014, 02:19 PM   #6376
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The Awesomatix is no doubt the most innovative car around, but I know I'm far too lazy when it comes to wrenching to own one. I find it a fascinating car though, which is why I read this thread. I love reading Larry's comments, anywhere on this site. Usually spot on, but by no means are they sugar coated. I really like that. There's too much PC BS in this world.
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Old 05-12-2014, 02:43 PM   #6377
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The Awesomatix is no doubt the most innovative car around, but I know I'm far too lazy when it come to wrenching to own one. I find it a fascinating car though, which I why I read this thread. I actually love reading Larry's comments, anywhere on this site. Usually spot on, but by no means are they sugar coated. I like that. There's too much PC BS in this world.
Whats funny is I find this car requires a lot less wrenching than other cars. No shocks to rebuild, the axles clamp together so you dont need to endlessly check the set screws. The driveshaft pops right out so doing something like changing a spur is super easy. Once you build it and see how it all goes together, the maintenance and setup wrenching is super easy
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Old 05-12-2014, 03:41 PM   #6378
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Whats funny is I find this car requires a lot less wrenching than other cars. No shocks to rebuild, the axles clamp together so you dont need to endlessly check the set screws. The driveshaft pops right out so doing something like changing a spur is super easy. Once you build it and see how it all goes together, the maintenance and setup wrenching is super easy
I agree, the Awesomatix does not need a lot of wrench time much less than a regular TC. I get more track time out of this car than I did with the current style of TC's.

Now when I took my car to the track for the first two days I took my time with setting up the car and making sure nothing feel off. This car is simply awesome!!!
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Old 05-12-2014, 04:00 PM   #6379
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I think L.Fairtrace is a prick!!! At SnowBirds he walked me through his entire rebuild process for his 1/12 scale (same car I run) and then forced me to take a bunch of his used tires to practice with when I got home. He's let me use motors and batts at races when I didn't have anything....what a dirt bag!! He should be kicked out of RC for life!!!!
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Old 05-12-2014, 04:16 PM   #6380
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I don't recall anybody requesting your opinion. What a great representative you are for Awesomatix and Awesomatix USA. Is this really the kind of treatment that new Awesomatix customers should expect?

You blasted a guy for making a simple product request and expressed your opinion in a very demeaning matter.

If you treat guys who run the same car as you this way, I'd hate to see how you treat the competition.

Oh, thanks for the ignore suggestion, but I think I'll pass.
They treat the competition with absolute devastation on the track.

It is a waste of money for the gauge.

But if you want to try your own version you can pick one up from Harbor Freight http://www.harborfreight.com/digital...uge-95998.html Too big, too much clutter. I have tried it, it now resides in a bin of useless parts.

As for the A700, it does doesnt change geometry or need as much care and feeding as one might think. My first car had 27 hours of runtime before it needed a complete rebuild. I recently dusted off my A700 after 4 months of shelf duty. Just as dialed as the last time out on asphalt.

Larry is one of the good guys. Consider it as $29 + shipping saved.

Not sure what you are "passing on" as a distributor for VBC
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Old 05-12-2014, 05:12 PM   #6381
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FINE! no to the cool looking tool lol



I will stick to the doodles I already ordered.


What the best spur size for 13.5? I'm thinking RW 64p 90T. I run 4.9-5.1 as I was told by the motor guy for the motor brand I run.
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Old 05-12-2014, 05:13 PM   #6382
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not sure what is more sensitive some days -- rc cars, or rc racers . in my life i enjoy to surround myself by passionate people. hopefully everyone else can agree.

we've already sent out feelers out to the group making this digital device. there are some potential issues --- but it does look cool. to each their own.
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best spurs-- 17.5/13.5 --- 64p --- 78 to 82t

modified --- 64p --- 96 or 98t. 48p --- 72t (that is my fav)
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doodles? what are these that are being refered to as doodles? obviously for caster but got a link?


EDIT: i googled it. looks like they work for the hudy system. i have an integy so these may not work for me.
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The caster doodles were made for the Hudy setup. Not to sound harsh but they are miles better than the Integy. I had a set and it developed slop pretty quick. I purchased my current hudy setup about 3 years ago used, and have never had an issue with slop. But you could try them on the integy setup and see if they work, you never know.
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Old 05-12-2014, 07:00 PM   #6386
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doodles? what are these that are being refered to as doodles? obviously for caster but got a link?


EDIT: i googled it. looks like they work for the hudy system. i have an integy so these may not work for me.
I believe we had one guy try them with the Integy gauges at the Halloween Classic and they worked for those as well.

Edit: Emailed the guy, and confirmed they will work on integy
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The caster doodles were made for the Hudy setup. Not to sound harsh but they are miles better than the Integy. I had a set and it developed slop pretty quick. I purchased my current hudy setup about 3 years ago used, and have never had an issue with slop. But you could try them on the integy setup and see if they work, you never know.
mines not the older integy set up. its kinda newer version all ball bearing supported. i have shimmed it a little to take any slop out. ill have to look to see if i have a pic somwhere in the puter and post up a pic to see if one of you think they may work. the caster gauge that comes with it isnt very accurate.
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Anyone happen to know te spring type that Kyle used for his mod setup?

Also, if I understand the setup sheet correctly, there is only one screw holding the rear gearbox to the chassis?

Would this mod setup work with a 4.5 motor (Kyle used a 7.5) at a track like Port Jervis NY?

Please confirm.

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I used all of the screws and soft springs. I need to check rctech more often. I didnt see it sorry.
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I believe we had one guy try them with the Integy gauges at the Halloween Classic and they worked for those as well.

Edit: Emailed the guy, and confirmed they will work on integy

they don't .
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That is a huge waste of time and money IMO. First and foremost your pit table will have to be perfectly level.

Second. That things looks heavy and large. When screwed into the steering it will be hanging off the backside and due to the weight will most def be twisting the whole setup downwards creating extra caster angle.

The doodles are fine IMO. If your caster is off by .2 believe me you wont notice.

Unless of course spending unnecessary money is something you are looking to do then by all means. Buy it.
hey larry I'm looking for some setup help on a low to med grip non subfloor carpet track using jacos as the spec tire any advice please new to the car i have the 700l
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