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Old 03-10-2012, 06:18 PM   #6151
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If im not mistaken, its the other way around, more coils is more progressive. A "real" progressive spring is wound with many coils top and/or bottom (the soft initial part), and less coils in the middle (the stiff part).
Maybe I do have it backwards. Reflex springs feel more consistent to me so maybe I'm associating that with a linear spring rate? I don't have a spring tester, but an AE silver feels a bit stiffer the more compressed it becomes, as compared to a Reflex silver in my opinion.......
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Old 03-10-2012, 06:29 PM   #6152
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Maybe I do have it backwards. Reflex springs feel more consistent to me so maybe I'm associating that with a linear spring rate? I don't have a spring tester, but an AE silver feels a bit stiffer the more compressed it becomes, as compared to a Reflex silver in my opinion.......
They are definitely more consistent. In my on track testing, the reflex ones feel more progressive (Ie, the car tends to roll more initially, especially with RSD's on the back). It makes sense to me, as the RSD 15.5 has 6 coils, to the AE silver's 5, so its always gonna feel more progressive. It may feel that way to you, because the AE silver is a good bit stiffer than a RSD 14.5 (silver) overall. the RSD 15.5 more compares in total rate to the AE silver, but the 15.5 is still softer initially.
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:04 PM   #6153
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Anyone experience any binding issues with the Associated gear diff?

I ran my TC6.1 for the first time today and when i originally built the diff it seemed to bind a little on the larger half of the diff casing that holds the gears. I thought it would break itself in but after running a couple packs the gear diff seemed way too tight even with the stock 40wt oil. The source of my binding is where the diff shim is sandwiched by the diff pin and outdrive. So when i got home tonight I tore it apart and ground down slightly the diff casing where the outdrive plugs into and voila..........bye bye binding
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:29 PM   #6154
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I stripped out a turnbuckle on an eyelet the other night and thought I'd go ahead and replace them all. Now they are incredibly tight . The steering now has a ton of bind, as doall the camber links at the joints. I'm hoping I can fix this without the dremel or x-acto knife. Any ideas out there?
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:32 PM   #6155
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Well the manual says to lightly squeeze the eyelets with needle nose pliers.

When I built mine i noticed most of my eyelets were quite tight as well and doing this helped.
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:41 PM   #6156
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This has been covered before... some options are to:

1. Squeeze them with pliers, as mentioned

2. Buy a 4.7mm ball reamer, they can be found on Hobbyking and the like for about two bucks

3. Make a reamer out of an old ballstud, score it with some side cutters and use lightly in your dremel
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They are definitely more consistent. In my on track testing, the reflex ones feel more progressive (Ie, the car tends to roll more initially, especially with RSD's on the back). It makes sense to me, as the RSD 15.5 has 6 coils, to the AE silver's 5, so its always gonna feel more progressive. It may feel that way to you, because the AE silver is a good bit stiffer than a RSD 14.5 (silver) overall. the RSD 15.5 more compares in total rate to the AE silver, but the 15.5 is still softer initially.
Actually, more coils typically make a more linear spring. Reason being is mostly due to the partial coil at the beginning of the spring.

Yokomo springs are initially much stiffer and they soften up as they compress. Our springs stay fairly consistent as they compress. However, our 15.5lb spring is the most progressive spring we have tested It is stiff initially and becomes much softer as it compresses. I like using it in the rear of my TC on carpet and the front on asphalt.
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Old 03-12-2012, 12:17 AM   #6158
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Hey guys, I'm getting a tc6.1 in a week or so I was wondering what's a good servo everyone is using and what gear diff fluid your running. Plus any tips or upgrades I should buy
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Has anyone ever tried.to use cam B on the front diff or rear or even both at the same time? Any advantages or disadvantages to using them?
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Just picked up a set of rsd springs. Anyone had experience with these on high bite asphalt? If so, what springs worked well? I'm running 17.5 blinky with Solaris hard tires.
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[Important] spares support for the 6.1 is awful. Releasing a car when castor blocks aren't in spares baggies is a crime. Knuckles, rear hubs... Where the heck are they?

very disappointing and a big fail.
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Excellent comment. Just crashed yesterday and broke mi Right Castor Block.

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Just picked up a set of rsd springs. Anyone had experience with these on high bite asphalt? If so, what springs worked well? I'm running 17.5 blinky with Solaris hard tires.
If your running at the C, the last time I was there I was running 16.5's in the front, and 15.5's in the rear. I think I still have the setup sheet from when I was there, I can send you the whole thing if youd like
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Has anyone ever tried.to use cam B on the front diff or rear or even both at the same time? Any advantages or disadvantages to using them?
99% of the time you will want to leave these in the standard position. When i lowered these i found that the overall grip was improved because youre lowering the diffs them selfs and you are making the dog bones sit at a different angle. Also as you lower these the car will become more twitchy.
This is what i noticed other people may want to step in and correct me if im wrong.

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If your running at the C, the last time I was there I was running 16.5's in the front, and 15.5's in the rear. I think I still have the setup sheet from when I was there, I can send you the whole thing if youd like
Yea, I'm running @ the C, I am definitly open to any help with setup. Shoot me over what you got.
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