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Old 12-09-2002, 08:47 AM   #3241
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anyone try out the rally conversion? Is it as good as a HPI rally? or TB01
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Old 12-09-2002, 09:51 AM   #3242
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Run the IRS aluminum diff halves like most of the associated factory guys. Great durability and light.
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Old 12-09-2002, 10:46 AM   #3243
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My buddy worked on my chassis on his Bridgeport and he extended the battery slots 0.125" and took out enough of the center brace to accomodate the extension. My question is this. Is 0.125" enough?? Or should I have him mill more center brace and also extend the battery slots more???
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Old 12-09-2002, 11:06 AM   #3244
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Quick question: Are people shaving the center brace so that they can make the batteries move farther in and therefore increase chassis response, or is it done to add flexibility to the chassis?
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Old 12-09-2002, 11:37 AM   #3245
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I recently started racing my TC3 in mod/foam class on carpet. I like the handling of the car over all, but need more high speed, on power steering. I'm running the 4 degree caster blocks, so I may try going back to the 2 degree blocks. Is there any other tricks to getting more steering? The steering is great except in the high speed sections. I am running a one-way as well. Any suggestions are appreciated.
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Old 12-09-2002, 11:39 AM   #3246
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Try a Spool Diff up front. That may give you what you like.
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Old 12-09-2002, 11:43 AM   #3247
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Is that the same as a locked front diff?
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Old 12-09-2002, 11:47 AM   #3248
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Hi mike I was just wondering if you tried the locked diff with foams at all?

Also what about the rear shock tower up front seems like some peolpe like it and some don't?

What are your thoughts ?

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Old 12-09-2002, 12:00 PM   #3249
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TRL - I have the locked diff, but haven't tried it yet.

The rear shock tower in the front will take away steering if you don't change your shock settings. Ever notice how soft the front end seems compared to the rear if you run the same springs front and rear? It's because the front shock are mounted more towards the center of the car. If you run the rear tower in the front, soften the front springs and lighten the oil. Don't forget to use the outer shock mount holes on the new front arms too. Stiffening the front end and running more front compound is a good way to adjust high speed versus low speed steering. Try it and see what you think.
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Spool diff is a locked Diff.
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Old 12-09-2002, 01:35 PM   #3251
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psycho --Add more front droop to the car. Also Losi makes 6* caster blocks, allowing you to go to 8* (6+2 kick)
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Old 12-09-2002, 01:47 PM   #3252
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I'm already running 1.5mm of droop up front and 2mm in the rear. Any more and I think I'll start traction rolling. You think increasing the amount of caster will improve on power steering? I would expect it to do the opposite, since you're making the car less sensitive. I have plenty of turn out, so I don't need more caster for that. The problem is that the car is pushing in the high speed sweepers.
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You could also try running the same compound of tire all around. I used to run plaid/purple, but purple/purple will give more steering all around.
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Mike D- I have ran the rear tower on front with rubbers on carpet and it seems to make the car more stable over the course of 5 minutes...I was just curious if it would do the same with foams with a softer set-up in the front for more steering?
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Mike D- I have ran the rear tower on front with rubbers on carpet and it seems to make the car more stable over the course of 5 minutes...I was just curious if it would do the same with foams with a softer set-up in the front for more steering?
Foams usually require a slightly harder spring/oil setting since they have more traction than rubber - if you soften things you will waste momentum in your turns, have excessive body roll and quite possibly traction roll.

If you stiffen all the way around (in a balanced fashion) you should find that the increased traction with foams will allow you to be more agressive and have better reaction times all around.
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