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Old 05-19-2004, 10:16 AM   #10696
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I have had a hell of a time mounting a body in such away that it does not interfere with my tires.

My car came with these metallic blue nuts at the end of the drive shafts where the wheels seat. Is that my problem? Do the make the chassis to wide for standard 190mm bodies and/or require special mounting or cutting of wheel holes in lexan bodies?


On a related note where do you attach the handout transponders on your cars?
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Old 05-19-2004, 10:27 AM   #10697
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The blue hexs make the car 190mm. I've run the AE hexs since I first got the car.

With house transponsors I like to run mine behind the servo. At the base of the front window is fine too.
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Old 05-19-2004, 10:27 AM   #10698
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Are you saying you haven't cut out holes for the wheels??? I'm not quite following you. You definitely need to cut the body so that there is clearance for the wheels just like a full-size car.
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Old 05-19-2004, 10:34 AM   #10699
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It is possible to mount a body and not have the tires rub with the AE hexes, but you have to be dead nuts on. I've got one body that was about 1mm off in the rear and it rubbed on the left side bad. To make it easy, run a Losi body. They have the mounting dimples there for you.
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Old 05-19-2004, 10:37 AM   #10700
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Never mind. I'm following now. Yeah, sounds like the body is slightly off center.
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Old 05-19-2004, 12:38 PM   #10701
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James, do you have the setup you use for 19 turn @ SWR available? ....or are you gonna be out there Friday?
I have to write it down on a setup sheet, I'll be out there all weekend starting friday.
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Old 05-19-2004, 12:42 PM   #10702
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Ok ...I'll be there Friday
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Ok ...I'll be there Friday
Did you finally put the Schuey back in the Schubox in the closet?
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Old 05-19-2004, 12:59 PM   #10704
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LMAO ...schubox!!! ...no not yet, but it's time for it to "put out or get out" so it's "head to head" time on Friday.
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is it normal to have some play in the upper shock mounting location between the nut and the bushing? I used to just crank down on the metal nut to eliminate that but i can't crank down on the nylon nuts( ) anymore.
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You actually want there to be some play so that the shock can rotate freely at the upper mount as the suspension compresses. If you crank the nut tight enough that there isn't any play, it's too tight. I tighten just to the point that it is snug and no more.
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Old 05-19-2004, 05:23 PM   #10707
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I have to write it down on a setup sheet, I'll be out there all weekend starting friday.
You gonna have a setup for me if I come up to the SW Cup?
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You gonna have a setup for me if I come up to the SW Cup?
Yeah!
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When's the SW Cup?
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You actually want there to be some play so that the shock can rotate freely at the upper mount as the suspension compresses. If you crank the nut tight enough that there isn't any play, it's too tight. I tighten just to the point that it is snug and no more.
I CONCUR
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