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Old 02-26-2013, 01:27 AM   #466
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Yes to sway bars.
Just ordered the sway bays.
Im seriously considering a whole kit just for spares, & sell the spare CF chassis plate. Buying a bunch of spares separately soon racks up the $$, a spare gear diff would be sweet.
I thought I was smart-as with that shorty lipo, I bought 2 just for this car Oh well, real easy to sell locally.
My 'normal' 5800mah 1/10 race lipo is pretty damn heavy though, may be too much for the VM2??
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:56 AM   #467
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Ballancing buttons! Whatever battery 5800mah, i run 6600mah. Ballance your car with your battery of choice! Thate what the little holes are for in the middle of your chassis.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:19 AM   #468
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Hi guys. I took the new VM2 out for a test run yesterday.
There was far to much vibraition when I spin up the car on the bench ,& alot of slop on the axle/bearings,probable cause of vibrations. I'll try new bearings & see if that helps. Has anyone else had vibration issues with a new Lipo VM2 ??

Tyres: First I tried the recommended Team Powers 36's : unbelievable grip, on tarmac. Cheap & great grip.
I then tried the new Ride size 60 Low profile Tyres, 36 on front, 32 on the rear, as per photo below.
The car drove/handled alot better with the Rides. They seem a much better tyre. Cost a bit more though. Ride made the rim taller & the actual rubber less high, to give less roll of the actual tyre. A true low profile tyre, especially compared to the Powers tyre.

The big issue I had now is the front is bouncing around the fast sweeper. Is that from too much front grip?? Should I try some harder springs on the front ?? Or 40's on the front ? Front sway bars?
The Car sometimes veered widely off course on the straight on full power, I'll swap out the servo & see it that helps. It may be too much acceleration for such a little car?
Kit springs were far to short for the shocks as well :-(


Yep, wiring is a bit messy, it was a rush finish so I could get to the track for the 1st test run
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Yup, the VM2 is a very sloppy car! The slop does it make it a bit more forgiving to drive. The stock springs are a bit too stiff, thats why the front end is hopping around in turns.

Like Josh said, get swaybars. I would get new softer springs too. The Tamiya mini onroad springs work.
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:07 AM   #469
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Default vm 2 lipo for sale only a few practice runs

pm me for details and pics
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:33 PM   #470
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Oh No. Another one is gone! Dont give up on one of the funnnnest cars in RC.
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:58 PM   #471
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Oh No. Another one is gone! Dont give up on one of the funnnnest cars in RC.
The class is pretty much dead here in Maryland. F1 class is up and coming,so it has to go no shelf queens here. Still for sale roller with esc hw 1s and trinity 3.5 duo 13.5 $260. Comes with what was in the kit,has taymia trf shocks and springs two set of sweeps tire.just pm me send your email or phone# I can send pic via my phone.having problems with uploading pics.

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Old 03-01-2013, 06:54 AM   #472
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The class is pretty much dead here in Maryland. F1 class is up and coming,so it has to go no shelf queens here. Still for sale roller with esc hw 1s and trinity 3.5 duo 13.5 $260. Comes with what was in the kit,has taymia trf shocks and springs two set of sweeps tire.just pm me send your email or phone# I can send pic via my phone.having problems with uploading pics.
I hear ya! I dont like to hold on to cars that are'nt getting used either. F1 is kind of taking off here too, but mini is still alive and well! Good luck with your sell!
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Hi Guys. How do a stop the center/layshaft pulley from rubbing on the bulkheads (the carbon part that sits on top)

Will the metal 20T pulley be better, can I actually screw that one into the layshaft? It has holes for screws


perhaps the Spec-r pulley could be used & screw it onto the layshaft?
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The class for these has died out near me. Here is a link to my for sale ad. Atomic VMII
Thanks for looking
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:54 PM   #476
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So can anyone confirm if new aftermarket ball bearings will take out some slop?
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Hi Guys. How do a stop the center/layshaft pulley from rubbing on the bulkheads (the carbon part that sits on top)

Will the metal 20T pulley be better, can I actually screw that one into the layshaft? It has holes for screws


perhaps the Spec-r pulley could be used & screw it onto the layshaft?
Just started playing with this a little more and found the same problem.

I just sanded the the outside of the pulley halves a little with some 600 grit and added a 0.3mm shim on either side under the bearing to centre it. I also sanded the carbon bits a little. I think most of the problem is that the pulley moves side to side under load. All good now.
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Just started playing with this a little more and found the same problem.

I just sanded the the outside of the pulley halves a little with some 600 grit and added a 0.3mm shim on either side under the bearing to centre it. I also sanded the carbon bits a little. I think most of the problem is that the pulley moves side to side under load. All good now.
Did the same thing but also loosened up all screws on underside and retightend. Also remove top plates then put back on after bottom is secure. It seems after a big hit things will move!
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Trying a new build and new setup. Ordered new hub bearings to reduce some of the slop.
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Hey Dan, awesome looking floating servo post there, can you please tell us where to find it?
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