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Old 04-21-2011, 07:47 AM   #451
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I would love to get a couple sets of these.
oh yeah. Mr. Tamale, I need 2 set for a buddy of mine. lol
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Old 04-21-2011, 03:08 PM   #452
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How many of you Rebel owners are interested in lowered steering blocks? I know they are supposed to be reworking the molds for the lower arms. The few that I have made so far will accept the stock axles as well as the threaded axles.
Hey, Larry!

I'm good for at least 3 pair.

Thanks for doing these for us!!
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Hey, Larry!

I'm good for at least 3 pair.

Thanks for doing these for us!!
Crashby, these are aluminum and don't break. So you do not need spares. Lol
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That you like to have spares on hand... jeez.
Filo needs spares. Heard he Zero turned another 8th scale at worlds.
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How many of you Rebel owners are interested in lowered steering blocks? I know they are supposed to be reworking the molds for the lower arms. The few that I have made so far will accept the stock axles as well as the threaded axles.
What is the smallest front tire size @ 3mm ride height with this new steering block?
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Crashby, these are aluminum and don't break. So you do not need spares. Lol
Why do you think they call me crashby?!?! I have two built Rebels and I am sure that another racer at the track will want a pair. Gotta keep 1/12th racers alive!
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For all of you that would like to have the lowered steering blocks, shoot me an email at teamtamale@tx.rr.com. I didn't make a large run this time as I know they will eventually get the lower arms changed. I will be starting up some more in the next couple of days. Also, the amount these have been lowered is .625mm. This will allow a 1.2 mm smaller tire to be run and maintain the same ride height.
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Things that I have done to my Rebel 12 that may help others:

: Cut the front bumper so that the transponder fits in front of the cross brace
: Trim Associated camber shims to replace the clips. Takes 5 clear ones
: If you are carefull and spend some time, you can balance the car with out any weight.
: Replace the front battery locator with lead or ???? to get the car over 730gm
: Machine the left hub so it is flat when put on the axle

I have also ordered the Team Tamale steering blocks, which will let me run a little smaller front tires.

Anyone else do something that helped or looked better?
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For all of you that would like to have the lowered steering blocks, shoot me an email at teamtamale@tx.rr.com. I didn't make a large run this time as I know they will eventually get the lower arms changed. I will be starting up some more in the next couple of days. Also, the amount these have been lowered is .625mm. This will allow a 1.2 mm smaller tire to be run and maintain the same ride height.
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Things that I have done to my Rebel 12 that may help others:

: Cut the front bumper so that the transponder fits in front of the cross brace
: Trim Associated camber shims to replace the clips. Takes 5 clear ones
: If you are carefull and spend some time, you can balance the car with out any weight.
: Replace the front battery locator with lead or ???? to get the car over 730gm
: Machine the left hub so it is flat when put on the axle

I have also ordered the Team Tamale steering blocks, which will let me run a little smaller front tires.

Anyone else do something that helped or looked better?
Grenade, flip your side links so that the recess for the spring is on the bottom, this will make the suspension movement MUCH smoother, with no binding as the spring pops in and out of the recess.

Also, for more side bite, try to raise the back of the shock. I have gone up to 7mm and it feels awesome. I dont know why raising the rear feels better than lowering the front, but it does.

Use some good 2.5mm head screws for the motor, lets you get a good grip on them to keep everything tight.
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Grenade, flip your side links so that the recess for the spring is on the bottom, this will make the suspension movement MUCH smoother, with no binding as the spring pops in and out of the recess.
That would make sense, but one side is really close to fully raised, but I'll give it a try.

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Also, for more side bite, try to raise the back of the shock. I have gone up to 7mm and it feels awesome. I dont know why raising the rear feels better than lowering the front, but it does.
I did not have that issue, but will add that to my notes. What tires are you running with that set up?

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Use some good 2.5mm head screws for the motor, lets you get a good grip on them to keep everything tight.
Yes I would agree on that one. I have replaced most of the screws, a must do on the small screws. The "Cheese" is really soft ..... LOL!!! I use some old motor screws that have a counter sunk washer that really holds, plus it spreads the load over more area.

While we are talking about the motor, any quess as why they did not use the same motor plate on the left side? I know it would do the same job, just has a different open area to it.

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Anybody have any idea what springs I should use for this thing on asphalt??
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Anybody have any idea what springs I should use for this thing on asphalt??
Black side and black centre. I tihnk i have 40wt oil. Side springs about half a mm off chassis at ride height, 50k in tubes.

You will need to maintain a good 4-5mm ride height as it is quite soft, it will bottom out on bumps.

For more side bite, try raising the back end of the centre shock, up to 7mm.
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Team Tamale Larry's lowered blocks went on my car on Sunday. Definitely nice pieces!!
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