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Old 05-08-2008, 07:57 PM   #26011
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i run a diff in my trans am car because of the low grip hpi tires, with real HP and tires the car lags coming off the corners, i prefer the spool
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Old 05-08-2008, 09:19 PM   #26012
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Spool on the car @ all times except for foam/carpet; then the diff comes out
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Old 05-08-2008, 09:23 PM   #26013
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This is something I want to find out....what are the different (handling) betweeen using a SPOOL and 1-way...? I am going to use the 3.5 on a 275' long 1/8th track....

Right now...I am more toward the spool cause most outdoor mod are running spool....but isn't 1-way carry more speed overall?

P.S....Adam, ship that 3.5 and 1.1 ASAP....or I have to spend time on the 1/8th on road instead....FAST...LOL
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Old 05-08-2008, 09:39 PM   #26014
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YES!!! lol, of course....see you there i will also be there on sat to practice. i may run down to ripon on sat night to race after practice....will you be there?
Be where? I'm not practicing this weekend and I won't be going to Ripon.
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Old 05-08-2008, 09:41 PM   #26015
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This is something I want to find out....what are the different (handling) betweeen using a SPOOL and 1-way...? I am going to use the 3.5 on a 275' long 1/8th track....

Right now...I am more toward the spool cause most outdoor mod are running spool....but isn't 1-way carry more speed overall?

P.S....Adam, ship that 3.5 and 1.1 ASAP....or I have to spend time on the 1/8th on road instead....FAST...LOL
IMHO, OVERALL HANDLING feels about the same; but corner entry and to some degree corner exit is drastically different.
To carry more speed into the corners with the spool, you're on throttle alot longer than with the 1-way. Tap the brakes and get right back on throttle early-mid corner. The spool has alot more inherent braking effect too.
With the 1-way, brakes for me usually is a big no-no. High speed 'coasting' suits this type of front end and over shootin' corners is a BIG problem for alot of peeps.
On that size track though, I would try both. The 1-way will probably win out & will yield lower motor temps.
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Old 05-08-2008, 10:19 PM   #26016
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Oneways were used more often to make up for cars that didn't turn inherently IMO. These days, I don't think there's any reason to run one unless you're on carpet with rubber tires. Everyone ran diffs in the front back in the day. Diffs push on asphalt. They just do. If you run one loose enough to give oneway like diff action going into the corner, it'll unload super easy on power and push like crazy coming out of the corners. Tighten it up some and you loose some turn in and it still will tend to unload on power. Older car designs didn't have the steering that our cars do now. So to make the car turn, guys started running oneways. Problem is you loose your front brakes and all but the best drivers with the most balanced and consistent cars lost the ability to use the brake period as the car will swap ends quickly if there's a slightly heavier load on one side than the other when you so much as touch the brake. So head to head racing tended to suffer because guys couldn't dive into corners and race aggressively. Then the Reedy Race put in a no oneway rule. So guys started tightening their front diffs to keep it from unloading on power until they had a locked diff. Then they worked on getting the car to turn in harder off power with a locked diff in the front. That's when we started seeing purpose built spools all over the place rather than just locking up a diff. The spool gives a lot of exit steering as both tires are pulling hard under power. Racing got better, closer, and the cars now tend to handle better with a spool than a oneway since we don't usually need as much turn in as a oneway provides and the stability of the spool just makes it easier to drive fast.
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Old 05-09-2008, 06:16 AM   #26017
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ok stupid question here,I just finished putting the medium arms on my mi3 front and rear,are they spose to bend like putty? lol I mean these things are really soft more so on the front than rear. Any body else with this going on?
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Old 05-09-2008, 08:16 AM   #26018
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Yep. Thats the medium arms!
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Old 05-09-2008, 09:39 AM   #26019
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oh ok cool where can i get more??
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Old 05-09-2008, 11:33 AM   #26020
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You sure you got the med and not the ultra flex??

The medium flex front to rear all came out of the same batch of material and are no different front to rear.

Also they don't "bend like putty" by any means, even though they are softer than the CF arms its not by much.

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ok stupid question here,I just finished putting the medium arms on my mi3 front and rear,are they spose to bend like putty? lol I mean these things are really soft more so on the front than rear. Any body else with this going on?
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Old 05-09-2008, 12:11 PM   #26021
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they all have an M stamped on them and they all said medium flex on the package the term like putty may have been alittle stretched but they do flex alot more than the c/f's
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Old 05-09-2008, 12:24 PM   #26022
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If you think the med flex a lot, you should see the ultra flex.
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Old 05-09-2008, 01:24 PM   #26023
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wow!!~flex could be good for my track its green and bumpy
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Old 05-09-2008, 07:59 PM   #26024
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Thanks Jay and Jon.....basicly, what you guys saying is very much close to how I feel.....so once Adam decided to send my 3.5 sometime THIS YEAR....I will use the spool and try to run against 200mm nitro TC...

Meanwhile....front spool on my 1/8th Serpent is the ONLY option....
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Old 05-10-2008, 07:45 AM   #26025
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who got 2.5 carpet chassis for sale used or new lmk...thanks
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