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Old 02-10-2013, 08:51 AM   #2071
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Paul,

First off let me tell you THANKS! It's great how you make yourself available to all of us. Now my questions:

Why do you recommend the blue rotor instead of the green? I have been reading in the 1/12 thread and was told green is the way to go.

Second, where can you get a 70 spur? I run an X12 and I have to run a 74. 72 are never in stock from precision and I have not seen a 70. Tried a 72 from CRC but diff would not tighten up, and yes I also bought new diff balls since it uses smaller ones. Thanks
RW makes spur gears starting at 70 in 1 tooth increments. At Snowbirds I ran between 70-73 depending on tire diameter.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:45 AM   #2072
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http://forum.teamxray.com/xform/inde...D=71&setup=x12

Did you have one hole in piston or std 2 holes?
Why to raise the side links?
What are RCA green side springs?

And why to have the shock more angled?

I'm having European Championships race next month and I'm struggling with turn-in.
http://forum.teamxray.com/xform/inde...D=72&setup=x12
My setup is that.
The carpet is a bit tricky, not high grip but you really have to drive on power or otherwise the car locks up and the rear end is like with handbrake on.
Very hard to drive on-power/off-power, on every car make on model.
Also, the carpet gets moist from the tire additives and don't get any faster though.
Your Set up looks ok to me. with 12th scales its always the little things. obviously more front camber would help with turn in but it could make it hard to drive. I might try stiffer side springs if i were you.

I raised the links and worked on the football to get maximum travel out of the rear pod. not so much for set up but it seems to work well.
The side springs are a kit that RC America sells, they go quite stiff as sometimes i will even run the black spring (way stiff).
As for the shock angle, Im not really sure to be honest. just felt right to me when building, lol.

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Paul,

First off let me tell you THANKS! It's great how you make yourself available to all of us. Now my questions:

Why do you recommend the blue rotor instead of the green? I have been reading in the 1/12 thread and was told green is the way to go.

Second, where can you get a 70 spur? I run an X12 and I have to run a 74. 72 are never in stock from precision and I have not seen a 70. Tried a 72 from CRC but diff would not tighten up, and yes I also bought new diff balls since it uses smaller ones. Thanks
Hi. Thanks!. a Blue rotor is just where i would start if i had to go racing tomorrow, it is totally possible that a green is the way to go. with the stock motor set ups i just always recommend where i would start BC its impossible for me to test every scenario to really know for sure. So if you have some documented info i would go with that. I think Robby handled your spur gear question.

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My question to is pointed towards understanding the differance between the two and would like to experiment with them both , but I hear 64 pitch is more popular than 48 pitch and if so could you explain your take this subject. ..team trinity p.j
Hi Pierre, i run 64P when i can, I dont think that you would ever notice a difference on the track but the cars run a bit quieter and your gearing option is much greater with 64P but their is really no other reason.



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OT, but see if using an unflanged bearing against the pinned side of the hub lets you tighten down on the CRC 72.
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Not sure I follow I don't recall flanged bearings in the diff assembly. Maybe I'm missing what you are saying. I would love to be able to run the CRC diff but tore up an axel trying to tighten it up. It would not work on my sons 12R5.1 either. I now have 2 new assemblies with ceramic balls that I cannot use, ugh. PM me with any info. Don't want this taking up space on Pauls thread.
Im kinda confused on this as well. I have only used the standard xray gear so i dont have any suggestions on the other gears. If you figure something out i would be interested to know for the future though.
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RW makes spur gears starting at 70 in 1 tooth increments. At Snowbirds I ran between 70-73 depending on tire diameter.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:21 PM   #2073
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Hello,

My name is Justin. Im writing you today to inquire about a full sponsorship with the Gravity RC products.

I'm pretty fast.

I thank you for your time.
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Hi Paul,

In your opinion, if changing from a flexi top deck to a stiffer top deck nets better performance on a cars setup, does this mean you're setup is missing something that would make the flexi top deck the one to use? Would you consider a top deck change a big adjustment or a small adjustment?

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Old 02-18-2013, 10:23 AM   #2075
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My name is Justin. Im writing you today to inquire about a full sponsorship with the Gravity RC products.

I'm pretty fast.

I thank you for your time.

LOL. Yes. I have first witness of incredible Slash 2wd of his speed.
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My name is Justin. Im writing you today to inquire about a full sponsorship with the Gravity RC products.

I'm pretty fast.

I thank you for your time.
Paul, I think Chase can take him.

When are you going to start an Ask Paul Lemieux, RC America/Thunderpower/XB4 thread?
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:50 AM   #2077
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Hi Paul,

In your opinion, if changing from a flexi top deck to a stiffer top deck nets better performance on a cars setup, does this mean you're setup is missing something that would make the flexi top deck the one to use? Would you consider a top deck change a big adjustment or a small adjustment?

Thanks
Hi. I would consider a top deck change a fair change. i dont test a ton with it though. I would say that the majority of the time i tune the flex to traction and leave it at that (high grip, less flex) (low grip more flex). if teh chassis is too soft or two stiff the car can handle inconsistent, especially in high speed/Load sections.

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Paul, I think Chase can take him.

When are you going to start an Ask Paul Lemieux, RC America/Thunderpower/XB4 thread?

someday their will be a justin/chase showdown. lol
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Its Kinda cheating to bump my own thread. But falling to page 6 is Staring in the face of not being relevant, so I must do so. Lol
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Its Kinda cheating to bump my own thread. But falling to page 6 is Staring in the face of not being relevant, so I must do so. Lol
Sorry Sir......I'll do better.
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Well, since you bumped your thread I will throw you a easy one.

The only sedan class I have raced is 17.5 blinky but will be getting into mod sedan this summer. Is there a rule of thumb on FDR from a 17.5 to mod. At the track I race at I would normally be at around 4.0. So if I was to go to a 6.5 or whatever mod motor would I go up, down or stay the same?
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Sorry Paul, I'll keep a closer eye on that.
Here's a topic. I just made the switch to mod this year, coming from 17.5 NR. Got any driving advice for me? Thanks, and look forward to seeing you at RROC again this year
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Well, since you bumped your thread I will throw you a easy one.

The only sedan class I have raced is 17.5 blinky but will be getting into mod sedan this summer. Is there a rule of thumb on FDR from a 17.5 to mod. At the track I race at I would normally be at around 4.0. So if I was to go to a 6.5 or whatever mod motor would I go up, down or stay the same?
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Its Kinda cheating to bump my own thread. But falling to page 6 is Staring in the face of not being relevant, so I must do so. Lol
Perhaps the title of off-road specialist means you need two threads now!
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Its Kinda cheating to bump my own thread. But falling to page 6 is Staring in the face of not being relevant, so I must do so. Lol
The pain the horrible pain. Lol

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Paul do you ever run anything other than a 4.0?

Are you a dad again yet?
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