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Old 04-02-2012, 04:57 PM   #6436
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The AE vertical camber mounts are in stock and shipping.

31372 VBS bearing cap (A) requires 2 per car
31373 VBS bearing cap (B) requires 2 per car
31376 VBS front shock tower
31377 VBS rear shock tower

I'm not sure if the towers are necessary but a nice addition.
They are the same as stock just no camber mount pad.

There is a new number ball stud that has not arrived yet that has shorter threads. Just check to be sure that if the threads go through that they don't interfere with anything.

Short camber link hole with black ball stud, no washers = camber link #3
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:24 AM   #6437
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Thank you, that was the answer I was looking for. So the track width does stay the same, so that means they then shortened the arms the same 2mm amount?

I originally made the dial-a-grips at +1mm because most everyone was running min. 1mm spacer anyway, and it gave additional material to make set screw pin lock have enough threads to reliably hold.

I would agree keeping the same gives more width options as well.
No the front wishbones are the same length as before. The track width will stay the same if you were previously running 2mm spacers on the front, as the new mounts are offset by 2mm.

If you were previously running 1mm spacers on the front, there is no way to make the 6.1 this narrow with the offset mounts, it will be 1mm wider. This is the downside of the new mounts, but for most users its far outweighed by them not moving every race.
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:15 AM   #6438
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The AE vertical camber mounts are in stock and shipping.

31372 VBS bearing cap (A) requires 2 per car
31373 VBS bearing cap (B) requires 2 per car
31376 VBS front shock tower
31377 VBS rear shock tower

I'm not sure if the towers are necessary but a nice addition.
They are the same as stock just no camber mount pad.

There is a new number ball stud that has not arrived yet that has shorter threads. Just check to be sure that if the threads go through that they don't interfere with anything.

Short camber link hole with black ball stud, no washers = camber link #3
Nice upgrade, but not listed on the AE website yet. I already have the RSD ones, so I won't buy this upgrade, but good to see that AE comes with their own version of the vertical ball studs
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:43 PM   #6439
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The AE vertical camber mounts are in stock and shipping.

31372 VBS bearing cap (A) requires 2 per car
31373 VBS bearing cap (B) requires 2 per car
31376 VBS front shock tower
31377 VBS rear shock tower

I'm not sure if the towers are necessary but a nice addition.
They are the same as stock just no camber mount pad.

There is a new number ball stud that has not arrived yet that has shorter threads. Just check to be sure that if the threads go through that they don't interfere with anything.

Short camber link hole with black ball stud, no washers = camber link #3
shock towers have their header cards switched?!
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:46 PM   #6440
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No the front wishbones are the same length as before. The track width will stay the same if you were previously running 2mm spacers on the front, as the new mounts are offset by 2mm.

If you were previously running 1mm spacers on the front, there is no way to make the 6.1 this narrow with the offset mounts, it will be 1mm wider. This is the downside of the new mounts, but for most users its far outweighed by them not moving every race.
If you want to run the car narrower you still run the TC5/6 arm mounts. The new mounts were created so you would not have to run so many spacers.
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:34 PM   #6441
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Default corner weights

hey guys,

i have a question regarding the weight difference between the four corners.

my tc6 is perfectly balance left to right without using any weights. however, when i put the car on 4 table scales, it shows that the front left corner is heavier than the front right corner by about 70g. And that the rear left corner is lighter than the rear right corner by about 70g as well. i am using the back position for battery.

i don't have a problem with the car however. it drives really well. tracks straight and carries good corner speed. turning left and right feels balanced also.

i am just wondering if the corner weights distribution is normal. right now, if i want to balance the four corners perfectly, i would have to put 70g in the front right corner and 70g in the rear left corner. that's a lot of weight added to the car.

i am relatively new to the hobby. can some one clear this up for me?

thanks.
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:57 PM   #6442
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That could indicate tweak in the chassis itself or cross-weight from unevenly adjusted spring collars. However, I would be careful with using scales for this measurement, because if any of the 4 scales are sitting at slightly uneven heights, you will get a bad reading. I frequently put my car on a tweak station similar to this:
http://www.rceasy.com/2009/04/21/hud...ion-alu-carry/

There are a few different methods to check for tweak, everyone has their preference so I'm sure some others will chime in.
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shock towers have their header cards switched?!
Yes I noticed they were wrong after I posted the picture, It has already been fixed. I'll try to change the photo later.
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The AE vertical camber mounts are in stock and shipping.

31372 VBS bearing cap (A) requires 2 per car
31373 VBS bearing cap (B) requires 2 per car
31376 VBS front shock tower
31377 VBS rear shock tower

I'm not sure if the towers are necessary but a nice addition.
They are the same as stock just no camber mount pad.

There is a new number ball stud that has not arrived yet that has shorter threads. Just check to be sure that if the threads go through that they don't interfere with anything.

Short camber link hole with black ball stud, no washers = camber link #3
anyone have these in stock ?
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:42 AM   #6445
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Unfortunately the way the servo saver is designed, the nut will tend to loosen when the servo saver flexes. Just reassemble it with a generous application of blue locktite on the nut, and tighten it according to the instructions. Be careful not to get locktite in the bearings.
Cool, thanks!
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Questions?? Tekin redline 13.5T motors

Whats everyones honest opinions on the tekin redline motors for touring?

It seems like most people including the pros are using everything but the redline motors, like reedy, lrp, trinity.

I want to know what you guys have experienced as the pros/cons of the redline motor...
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The AE vertical camber mounts are in stock and shipping.

31372 VBS bearing cap (A) requires 2 per car
31373 VBS bearing cap (B) requires 2 per car
31376 VBS front shock tower
31377 VBS rear shock tower

I'm not sure if the towers are necessary but a nice addition.
They are the same as stock just no camber mount pad.

There is a new number ball stud that has not arrived yet that has shorter threads. Just check to be sure that if the threads go through that they don't interfere with anything.

Short camber link hole with black ball stud, no washers = camber link #3
Will the new kits include this items or will they be sold just as option parts?
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Will the new kits include this items or will they be sold just as option parts?
Option parts only.
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The AE vertical camber mounts are in stock and shipping.

31372 VBS bearing cap (A) requires 2 per car
31373 VBS bearing cap (B) requires 2 per car
31376 VBS front shock tower
31377 VBS rear shock tower

I'm not sure if the towers are necessary but a nice addition.
They are the same as stock just no camber mount pad.

There is a new number ball stud that has not arrived yet that has shorter threads. Just check to be sure that if the threads go through that they don't interfere with anything.

Short camber link hole with black ball stud, no washers = camber link #3
Could someone explain the benefit to mounting the camber link to the bearing cap versus the stock shock tower?
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Could someone explain the benefit to mounting the camber link to the bearing cap versus the stock shock tower?
It's really a personal preference. You don't really NEED them, they do offer more camber gain/roll center adjustments though. A nice tuning tool for sure.

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