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Old 04-23-2004, 12:28 PM   #10216
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Randy, did you receive your package yet?
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The XXXS has the capability to be the most dialed car out there, are the guys running up front more dialed than you, or are they more experienced drivers?
I would say for the most part more experienced... This was my first sedan race ever, but I have been racing offroad for a long while so I know how to drive..

I know that I need better lines and more practice but I also know that my setup is not quite there with the car...
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well if it was your first race ever with a sedan you arent too far off. just keep practicing and worrying less about the setup.
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Old 04-23-2004, 12:49 PM   #10219
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well if it was your first race ever with a sedan you arent too far off. just keep practicing and worrying less about the setup.
Very true... but, I know that it can be better... I know that I am better... that's why I appreciate the help so much is that this series is very important for me for personal reasons.

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Randy, did you receive your package yet?
Not yet, they still got 3 hours though
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Old 04-23-2004, 01:00 PM   #10221
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I raced offroad for years before I picked up a sedan. I believe that sedan is much harder then offroad. It seems like everything has to be perfect. Setup, lines, everything. Just takes practice. Knowing how hard to push your car, little things like that.
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Old 04-23-2004, 01:00 PM   #10222
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I would say for the most part more experienced... This was my first sedan race ever, but I have been racing offroad for a long while so I know how to drive..

I know that I need better lines and more practice but I also know that my setup is not quite there with the car...
I gotta agree with James. Usually a driver coming to on-road from off-road will be fairly fast off the bat. The thing is now that you've learned throttle control from off-road, you gotta forget it for the most part when running on-road carpet. You got all of us here for setup advice though, so you'll get faster pretty quick.
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This series is for my dad. I used to race motocross and was pretty good, but before that I raced dirt oval here in Irving.

My dad passed away this past October and I am dedicating this to him. That is why I am so adament about getting this right.

When I say I appreciate the help, I truly mean it.

Next week is all about practice and getting my lines right. And you guys are correct, sedan racing is much harder(less forgiving) than offroad, but I LOVE IT!

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Old 04-23-2004, 01:32 PM   #10224
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Randy, Back on the bearings on the bones. what size are they and how much did you have to take of the outdrives?


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Randy, Back on the bearings on the bones. what size are they and how much did you have to take of the outdrives?


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also, where did you get those bones?
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Randy, Back on the bearings on the bones. what size are they and how much did you have to take of the outdrives?


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The bearings are just 3/32x3/16" XXX steering bearings. I mill 1mm off each side of the outdrive slots.

The bones are stock losi bones that have been plated.
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Old 04-23-2004, 04:44 PM   #10227
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Randy, how do you get the bearings to stay on the pins? I picked up a set of bearings and want to try this but I am unsure how to keep them on the pins. Thanks

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Old 04-23-2004, 04:53 PM   #10228
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you ought to use new CVD's... used CVD pins actually wear, allowing the bearing to slide off rather easily....
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OK but do I use shoe goo or CA or duct tape to keep them from flying off when I blow by all those X-rays and TC3's?

I have mocked them up on a new set of CVD's and they do not slide on them like a used CVD so whats the ticket?

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Old 04-23-2004, 05:27 PM   #10230
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I just press mine onto new CVD's...never had a problem with them coming off of brand new CVD's... only times they come off are with old CVD's... you can try loctiting them onto old cvd's...but you run the risk of loctiting the bearing itself....which would defeat the purpose of having bk bones in the first place....
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