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Old 12-24-2003, 07:52 PM   #8131
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Are you talking about the kevlar spur gear? If so I have ran it for a while now.....its a spur gear. I mean the only thing that I noticed with it is its harder to strip and it runs a little more straight then the blue ones did.
Ditto on Kevin's comments.

For the new spur, I wouldn't worry about it if you have a good blue spur. If your's wobbles bad, or if you strip it, go for it.

I only bought one after I FUBAR'ed my blue one while playing with "things" and almost killing myself with an x-act knife.
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and almost killing myself with an x-act knife.
Darn..errr I mean wheew good thing you're ok
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Default Todd Hodge carpet set-up from RCCA??

I have an RCCA rag with a Hodge "baseline" carpet set-up listed in it and it states he has an overall caster of 9 degrees... I'm assuming he would be using the 6 deg. c-hubs, but how does he get 3 degs. of kick-up to arrive at a total of 9 degs. of caster?? Unfortunately their generic set-up sheet leaves no alloinces (sp?) for which carriers/ pin holders that is being used on the car.

Is he using Trinity LRC blocks, or modified Losi pieces??

I am assuming that this is a baseline set-up because it doesn't list a particular track that the set-up is for. I have found that Hodge baseline set-ups are usually fast and very close to what I end up with for my liking so I wanna use this when I finally get to the local carpet track. Any help will be apriciated!!!!
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Old 12-25-2003, 09:41 AM   #8138
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god...
i broke shockshaft, aluminum CVD holes, knuckle, c hub, body posts and a suspension arm...

everything is fixed now... (Steal cvds again, different shocks, new body posts, modified TC3 c hub, spare suspension arm)

Only thing i have now broken is the knuckle. The lower hole has a medium size chunk missing along the threading so a screw will not hold...

I have a 500 lap chrismas oval race... lets hole the broken knuckle does not damage the cvd...
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Old 12-25-2003, 11:34 AM   #8139
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Impactplayer, The only way I see him getting 9 degrees of caster. Is Todd might have cut down on Losi inner pivot blocks? I recently read alot of this thread. You guys have some good info here... I found out I have a tweaked chassis. Now I run 1/2 degree hub carrier on right side to give equal toe in. I find my car turns more equally in corners.. I find more caster for me is not enough steering on my carpet track.. So I'm toying with the thought of getting some losi inner blocks and shaving them down a little to add to my tuning options...But how much to shave off them?It will be trail the error.. Merry Christmas to all.
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Old 12-25-2003, 03:38 PM   #8140
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IMPACTPLYR-That must be a typo in RCCA...I run -2 antidive with 6 degree blocks. I use the stock TL low roll center mounts with the 0F block. I have never ran 9 degrees.

EnergyRacing-I just build my shocks the way it is described in the manual. The do eventually get some air in them and then I just rebuild them. I also make sure there is no pressure when the shock is fully compressed.
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IMPACTPLYR-That must be a typo in RCCA...I run -2 antidive with 6 degree blocks. I use the stock TL low roll center mounts with the 0F block. I have never ran 9 degrees.

EnergyRacing-I just build my shocks the way it is described in the manual. The do eventually get some air in them and then I just rebuild them. I also make sure there is no pressure when the shock is fully compressed.
Sweet!! who better to answer my question about a Todd Hodge set-up!!! Thanks Todd... also they may have either wis calculated or had a typo as you stated.... Reevaluating the set-up I do see you are using the 0F block....... however they have you running prosquat in the rear with the 2R blocks??? another typo???

Also how do you measure droop when you run foams?? I am assuming they measurements are actually uptravel and not from the droop guage???

Thanks agian!!! I won't bother you with any more questions right now!!! But I could probably ask enough for you to write a book!!!
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Old 12-26-2003, 08:55 AM   #8142
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IMPACTPLAYR-on that setup I did run 2 degrees of prosquat. I ran the 2R block in the HRC holes on the diff cover and then I had my rear pivots shimmed up .020. I use my handy TL droop gauge to measure the droop but I also keep an eye on actual chassis uptravel when i do change the droop.
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Huzzah! It's always good when factory racers go online and talk with the masses. Welcome Todd.

Question for you guys. 19T seems to be growing in my area, and I'm going to try it out. On a medium sized, technical trak (haven't seen it yet, but that's what I heard) using the stock 90t, 48p gear for the original XXX-S (no I haven't upgraded yet, but I will soon enough!), what should I look for pinion wise with a Cham2 based motor? There's no baseline guide in the manual for anything close to a 19



Oh, and the Mini-T ROCKS! Any plans on a Mini XXX-S? Todd? I know you can go down to R&D...
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Old 12-26-2003, 11:33 AM   #8144
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Gear a C2 the same as a Monster and adjust as needed for your track.
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Thanks agian Todd, a few more questions and I will stop bothering you....

Where do you true your foams down to to start with on carpet?

I see the set-up was for the IS300, I personally have tried the IS and all but hated it... the thing pushed like a pig... however this was on Asphalt.... I tried it because on the Losi site it states that the Lexus IS300 is designed for "more agressive handling" are the effects I felt the same on carpet? or do you mount the body forward on the chassis to gain extra steering? the pictures look like the body is mounted forward....

Otherwise what other bodies do you recommend for carpet running a stock motor?

Thanks agian in advance!!!
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