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Old 05-07-2003, 05:25 PM   #4246
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not super lose but not tight about 8 mm movement up and down
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Old 05-07-2003, 05:53 PM   #4247
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It seems with spools that would work. I should make them run more evenly also, so one end dont turn more than the other.
Everybody thats goin to the Reedy that I have talked to that is running Schumacher is going to run the spool, since you cant run the oneways Try asking Dominic on that one also and see what he thinks about it. It makes sense with me because their is not forgiving diff action. But try it and see what goes.
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Old 05-07-2003, 06:19 PM   #4248
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X....I recently played with a spool for the day, and would definately recommend running a longer ackerman link to reduce the amount of ackerman....this will also give you more turning angle for the outer wheel in the corner, as the inner lock is determined by the bump stop on the steering hub....by running less ackerman you get more lock on the outer wheel.

However, having said that, less ackerman makes the car less aggressive initially, and this is one area you suffer when running a spool, initial turn in tends to be understeer.

Give it a try, other things i did to really improve the car with the spool was to add around a mm of extra droop to what i would normally run with the oneway setup, and go in one hole on the front tower, as well as going slightly softer in oil to help with that initial response.

Good luck with it


Twizted, you shouldnt be breaking belts in stock....3 belts in one night is rediculous...what track was this at?...you may have picked up some debris, which is lodged in the pully, this will cut the belt...check both pulleys for any small rocks or glass.

RC shark...Associated silver which is what i currently have on the car is the same rate as schumacher blue (15 lbs)...howver the associated spring is more linear, as the schumacher springs seem quite progressive in rate, therefore start their compression quite soft, and apon full compression are considerably firmer...

the schumacher springs feel really calm on the track...whilst I feel the associated springs are more lively, as their rate is linear...also, the other reason for me running them is their rate changes between springs is only 2.5 lbs,,,alowwing much finer tuning.
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Old 05-07-2003, 11:48 PM   #4249
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Racer X- I have gotten in a new shipment of wheel bearings in time for the Reedy. I should have an extra set or three. Let me know if you are interested.- Jeff
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Old 05-08-2003, 02:53 AM   #4250
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King gav I was at borina nothing in the pullies I cant work out why my just a some bad luck it was a bad night 4 me did only 7 mins of driving for the hole night
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Old 05-08-2003, 06:32 AM   #4251
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I did something with my Mission last night, that should not have done, but wanted to tell you guys as a testament to the cars durabiity.

Our local carpet track is co-located with a indoor skate park. After the park shut down I walked over to the Half pipe... said humm. that would be kinda fun... back and forth... So I went at it with my practice car... that car was whipping back and forth up the 10ft sides of the half pipe. not much traction in there on the masonite.. so it was sliding all over.... The car caught traction and shot up and out of the pipe.... over the catch fence and 15-18 ft down to the concrete. , only problem was a battery bar broke... thats it.... The car is soooo tough.

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Old 05-08-2003, 08:31 AM   #4252
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Gav, It's a little softer than i would normally run, but then my car is normally stiffer than most peoples!

Racer x, I hadn't thought about that, but yes it does seem to make sense. We have been running a spool at a few tracks recently but hadn't made any alterations to ackerman, but i might think about trying that this weekend. I generally run a long ish centre link.
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Old 05-09-2003, 07:36 AM   #4253
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Hi everyone, i got question about schumacher shocks:
- How often do we need to refill the oil on them ? Mine cannot
rebound after about one race meeting. Is it normal ? or i need
to rebuilt them ?
- How to do the bleeding proces on them ?
- When fill the oil .. does it need to fully rebound or just partially ?
Thanks
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Old 05-09-2003, 04:55 PM   #4254
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Hey guys. Haveing trouble with my misson. Dives the nose in the corners and over roatates the rear end. I am running big dogs asphalt setup. Pretty sure its not the springs or shocks. Could it be roll center? If so which one do I change upper or lower?
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Old 05-09-2003, 05:31 PM   #4255
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Not sure if its the roll center, but I'd suggest taking rear droop out of the car if it's diving that hard.
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Old 05-09-2003, 06:43 PM   #4256
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done that too, just makes the car rotate more
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Old 05-09-2003, 06:49 PM   #4257
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b_budianto Hi everyone, i got question about schumacher shocks
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your shocks are fine, it happens to me and everyone else i know.
If anything its a good thing ... as long as there all even its all good.
rc-old man.. i had this happen to me as well... the problem was fixed when i used 2 front droop and 3 rear.
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done that too, just makes the car rotate more
Less rear droop made it rotate more?? It should allow the rear-end to travel upward less in deceleration which will eliminate your diving problem. Are you sure you took droop out (i.e. droop screws screwed in more [clockwise]) not put more in? I'm just asking objective questions to maybe help you figure out your problem...not trying to treat you like a know-nothing because i'm sure that you know a good amount.
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Old 05-09-2003, 07:23 PM   #4259
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Axiom- yes, if you start with too little droop and you take more away then it will adversly effect the handling and actually intensify the problem.....
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Old 05-09-2003, 07:26 PM   #4260
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Well yes that's true, but from his post it sounded like he had too much in the first place...
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