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Old 08-28-2001, 03:28 PM   #166
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about how much does it cost?
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Old 08-28-2001, 03:38 PM   #167
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I dont quite remember the cost. My guess is about 25 dollars.
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Old 08-28-2001, 03:42 PM   #168
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thats not bad at all
does it seem to work ok?
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Old 08-28-2001, 03:45 PM   #169
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I am really glad I kept it from the old SW car. It really does disapate heat well. Like I mentioned because it is non a clip on and does cover 1/2 of the can - you dont have to worry about popping it off in a middle of run.
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Old 08-28-2001, 03:53 PM   #170
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sounds like a strong buy
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Old 08-28-2001, 06:48 PM   #171
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I found a good deal on OFNA Rims 8 wheels of $8.95, Does anyone know if these wheels are good. They are the Foam Dish Wheels so I guess they will be good (stiff), but then I want to find just Purple Foam Tires and Plaid Foam Tires so that I can mount them myself and true them. I bought a set from Proline, Purple with the Velocity Rims and Purple/Orange (Plaid) with Velocity Wheels for $40 and think it would be chaper to just buy the donuts but TRC Purple and Plaid donuts are still $15 a set. I was hoping I could buy bulk and save some dough for this winter racing. Also anyone know of a company I can buy Motor Brushes from in Bulk. I heard a guy paid about $25 for 200 Brushes that were good for the Paradox and he just had to grind them down and break them in.

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Old 08-28-2001, 08:54 PM   #172
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mike...i would not get the ofna rims...the centers break out of them....i have seen it happen before...many times...
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I second that re: Ofna, stick with the Yokomo Dish.
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Thanks for the warnings.

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Well,

I run the Ofna wheels pretty much all the time. They are super stiff, and very durable. They don't bend or warp, and I have yet to crack or break one. I have never seen one damage to the point of making the tire unusable...let's put it that way....lol....

My 8 year old nephew runs them as well...he like the pipes...I don't recall them cracking on him.....hmmm..

What a deal too.....$1 a wheel. I would run them if they were similarly priced to Proline or Yok anyways though.
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As for the heat sink issue,

I run the Lowered Heat Sink motor plate, as well as the monster heat sink. Works pretty well In my opinion.
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Old 08-29-2001, 12:25 AM   #177
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The wrap around heatsink in that picture was called the Monster Heatsink if I remember right, I have one on my XX4 and it does help! it bolts on between the motor and the Cam. Another trick to lower the motor further down in the car is to take the Cam and use your Dremel tool to Mill out the center hole where the bearing seat from the motor can pops through. By reaming it out into an oval shape downwards you can use the other hole in your motor can to allow the motor to sit lower. Instead of using the holes angled from one another in the can you will use the hole straight across from it! For instance if you use the first hole on one side of the motor, you will use the first hole on the other side also instead of the opposing hole, or the second hole. I beleive later on trinity and even losi began making new cams which allowed you to do the same thing! By doing this it drops the motor about 1/8 th of an inch.

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I run the Ofna lexan wheels as well and never had a problem with breakage before.Also need to point out that I'm running on a very tight track with 4" PVC pipe for boarders which give very little.The track is so small that I'm geared 20/88!Probably the worst wheels are the Prolines which warp with the smallest tap.The Yok wheels warp as well but takes a god hit to do so.The Ofna's have stayed true even after several hits.

As far as the clip-on heatsinks go......well,I'm not convinced they do any good at all.From my experience with heatsinks on my computer,I know that it very important to have a good fit between the heatsink and CPU,the right ammount of pressure and a good thermal compound.I question wether these clip on heatsinks actually displace heat or just keep it in.Need to find someone with a heat gun to do some testing I guess.
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I have a temp gun.. I will do some testing whenever i get them.

Right now i am much more worried about batteries and motors
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Lowrance: I have to disagree with you about the wheels. The only wheels I have that haven't given in to the power of the board's at Mike's ARE my Pro-Line Gumby rims. My Yokomo Mr4tc rims have warped. My Yokomo "inch-up"five spoke wheels THAT I JUST GOT TWO WEEKS AGO warped and one of them has crack clean from the inside to the outside straight across from the axle whole. The Proline Gumby's have held up to the pipes and haven't even warped, let alone broken like that damn Yokomo wheel has. Needless to say I will make the Gumby's my main wheel in the future. I would try the OFNA wheels like you run, but with the pivot balls on my car, I like to use wheels with spokes, so that I can adjust the suspention quickly if I need to.
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