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Old 05-14-2002, 10:25 PM   #2686
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just got a used front one way. I was wondering which direction the white arrows go?


what is the size for the short turnpuckles?

The arrows point forward. Easy way to check is to rotate the diff gear forward like it's under power. Both outdrive cups should lock.

The short turnbuckles are 1-1/8" long.
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Old 05-14-2002, 11:38 PM   #2687
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Shuie Driver- No problem. I'll post any set up that I use.
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Old 05-15-2002, 08:45 AM   #2688
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foam on ozite (carpet)
front:
41 t pulley
trinity congo spring purple
80 wt. 56 piston
camberlink 2 or 3 hole
0 F block w/ 2 or 4 deg castor blocks (driver preference)
.030 spacer glue to spindle (spashett trick)
shocks in hole 2
droop - 3
jaco plaid foam

rear:
42t pulley
trinity congo spring blue
either 70 wt 56 piston or 80 wt. 55 piston
camber link in either hole 1 or 2
0 R block
shocks in hole 2
droop - 5
jaco purple

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Old 05-16-2002, 10:23 AM   #2689
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Thanks for posting your setup, What will running the 41 tooth pulley in front and the 42 in rear affect the car.
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Old 05-16-2002, 11:16 PM   #2690
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Hello all

I've seen where some of you drivers have used different tires on the front and rear of your car ( like Sorex 36 and 32). I tried to find some of the posts that I saw, but had on luck.

How dose it affect the handling of the car? Dose a softer tire give of take a way traction on which end of the car you put it on?

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Old 05-17-2002, 12:30 AM   #2691
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I normally only run a different tire combo on carpet. The harder compound usually goes in the front of the car. It all depends on your car set up. For asphalt you should be okay with the same tire all the way around but if you feel that you could use a little more rear traction use a softer tire in the rear.
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Old 05-17-2002, 08:41 AM   #2692
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I have a one way. I was wondering if but together right are supposed to screw the light spring into the outdrives? Or the leave them free floating?
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Old 05-17-2002, 08:43 AM   #2693
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Set your losi on a smooth surface like a pool table turn the wheels fully and with a 42 42 combo the frotn wheels will fight a little bit when u roll it. with a one it will be smooth or u need a 41 so the front wheels can roll faster and not creat drage againsed the rear wheels. that and its a little more off power steering.
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Old 05-17-2002, 09:54 AM   #2694
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yodace

The springs should stay in the outdrives on their own once you press them in there. There is no need to screw them in.
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Old 05-17-2002, 10:45 AM   #2695
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Default Tamiya Track

has anyone on here run on the Tamiya test track... I am trying to figure out what I should bring along to the reedy race (won't have room for EVERYTHING)

What I am actually looking for is some description of the track size, sweeping corners, etc...

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I have run there, you can see part of the track here

http://www.tamiyausa.com/events/reedyrace2002/

it is pretty big, about 100 x 50

there is a long straight in front of the drivers stand that leads into a long sweeping left corner, from there is depends on the layout, they can set it up several different ways, usually after the sweeper there is a short straight into a hairpin, then a few S's maybe a hairpin then a short straight on the top left away from the stand, then some more S's and a tightening corner right before the straight, but like I said it really depends on how they lay it out, there are several different options

but the track is smooth and usually a lot of grip
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Old 05-17-2002, 10:05 PM   #2697
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Hello

This may be a rookie question, but I'm still pretty new to my
XXX-S.

How do you adjust the ride height on the car?

There, I did it. That is my allotment of rookie question for the year.

Thanx to all for any input they send my way.

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You adjust the ride height with the spring collars above the springs. The lower you go with the collars, the higher the ride height of the car. If you find that lowering the collars isn't increasing the ride height, you've probably got the droop screws in too far and need to back them off first. It's probably best to back the droop screws way off before setting the ride height, then once the ride height is where you want it, set the droop with the droop screws.

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I have a one way. I was wondering if but together right are supposed to screw the light spring into the outdrives? Or the leave them free floating?
Leave those springs in the outdrives. They are there for a reason, they keep the outdrives from backing out of their hub.
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do i have to put grease or some other lubricant on the hinge pins when using matt francis red suspension arm mounts? the hinge pins are steel and the blocks are aluminum and i was wondering if there will be accelerated wear on aluminum due to the metal to metal contact.
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