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Old 09-14-2010, 10:35 AM   #766
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Thanks for clearing that up. I read somewhere that it was used for downforce. Now I know.
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Old 09-14-2010, 10:59 AM   #767
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Thanks for clearing that up. I read somewhere that it was used for downforce. Now I know.
There is another piece that can be used to support the rear deck, they slip on the rear body posts and extend rearward a bit.
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Thanks for clearing that up. I read somewhere that it was used for downforce. Now I know.
No Problem. I do know that someone on an Xray last year did mount their body like that at the IIC and said they thought it provided a little more down force but wasnt worth the effort. He did not have the top mounts though. Just straight out the back and went through the rear bumper.

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There is another piece that can be used to support the rear deck, they slip on the rear body posts and extend rearward a bit.
Yes a company in Japan makes those. not sure who though.

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Old 09-14-2010, 02:22 PM   #769
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Both answers are incorrect. It doesnt attache to the body. It is used to keep the body from getting tucked in the the rear tires when getting hit in the rear end. The post dont actually touch the body in this setup. It still use the upper normal body mounts for the body. Its something that a lot of foam carpet guys used a few years back and most still do in mains to keep from getting peeled and tucked.

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Well at least from gettin' tucked!!! Before anyone assumes anything that statement isn't toward EA or any HB drivers!
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Yes a company in Japan makes those. not sure who though.

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its actually Yeah Racing, and you can get them from rcmart I have a couple sets of them and the definitely apply more equal pressure to the rear end of the car (pushing the area around the wing)

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Well at least from gettin' tucked!!! Before anyone assumes anything that statement isn't toward EA or any HB drivers!
Am I gonna have to break you off again .....LOL
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Old 09-14-2010, 06:53 PM   #772
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How are the stock bearings in this kit? Would it be worthwhile to upgrade them with some high-end ceramics?

And...

What spur/pinion should I run with a 17.5 Phantom and Tekin RS with no timing?
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Old 09-14-2010, 07:08 PM   #773
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If you will be running at Hanger 30....

Maybe 100 spur and 48 pinion which puts you at right about a 4.0.

And the bearings are actually some of the highest quality steel shielded bearings I've ever come across. I think ceramics are a waste of money anyway :P

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Old 09-14-2010, 07:13 PM   #774
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If you will be running at Hanger 30....

Maybe 100 spur and 48 pinion which puts you at right about a 4.0.

And the bearings are actually some of the highest quality steel shielded bearings I've ever come across. I think ceramics are a waste of money anyway :P

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Korey, just curious, do you run 17.5 sportsman ?
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If you will be running at Hanger 30....

Maybe 100 spur and 48 pinion which puts you at right about a 4.0.

And the bearings are actually some of the highest quality steel shielded bearings I've ever come across. I think ceramics are a waste of money anyway :P

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Yeah I'm planning to run at H30. Good news on the bearings - those things are expensive!

Thinking of going with the new LRP TC Spec v2 instead of the Tekin though. I've always had great luck with LRP.

What spares should I order for this kit. Seems like parts don't break as easily in onroad...
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Korey, just curious, do you run 17.5 sportsman ?
sometimes theres not enough for mod so his only choice is 17.5 or go home,
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Not normally... but when there is nothing else to race I'll still jump in and run When I worked/ran for ORCA I still had to do a lot of testing in a variety of classes. Now I mainly just run modified .

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Yeah I'm planning to run at H30. Good news on the bearings - those things are expensive!

Thinking of going with the new LRP TC Spec v2 instead of the Tekin though. I've always had great luck with LRP.

What spares should I order for this kit. Seems like parts don't break as easily in onroad...
Any of the mainstream ESCs are good now days. Especially for a no timing 17.5 class. You don't even need the latest and greatest to be competitive! Just drive the wheels off it!

On a side note, I've been running the Speedpassion products lately and having great luck with it in modified. I'm very happy with the products

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If you will be running at Hanger 30....

Maybe 100 spur and 48 pinion which puts you at right about a 4.0.

And the bearings are actually some of the highest quality steel shielded bearings I've ever come across. I think ceramics are a waste of money anyway :P

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Hmm - just downloaded the manual and noticed that HB recommends an FDR of 6.0 - 7.3 with a 17.5. What do you think?

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