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Old 11-16-2011, 01:50 PM   #751
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i am new to 12th scale this season. purchased the rebel with no local intel put it on the track and loved it with the standard set up. cant wait to play with set up in search of the ultimate Rebel! my local track has brand new ozite carpet any set up and tire tips will be much appreciated. thank you
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i am new to 12th scale this season. purchased the rebel with no local intel put it on the track and loved it with the standard set up. cant wait to play with set up in search of the ultimate Rebel! my local track has brand new ozite carpet any set up and tire tips will be much appreciated. thank you
There are setups posted in this thread, if you look back a page or two.

Also http://racerlog.com/wiki/T.O.P._Rebel#Setups

For more info on overall 12th scale info look HERE
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:48 PM   #753
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i am new to 12th scale this season. purchased the rebel with no local intel put it on the track and loved it with the standard set up. cant wait to play with set up in search of the ultimate Rebel! my local track has brand new ozite carpet any set up and tire tips will be much appreciated. thank you
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There are setups posted in this thread, if you look back a page or two.

Also http://racerlog.com/wiki/T.O.P._Rebel#Setups

For more info on overall 12th scale info look HERE
I used this link before! It has some good stuff in it. I used the associated stearing blocks mentioned in the front end section. It makes the front end less wobbly. I did not have to sand down the stearing blocks because I had got the newer lower A arms. I actually had to add shims under the A arms to get my (ride height right). Say that three times fast.
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:43 AM   #756
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great thanks for the help. looking forward to trying some changes. the axles titanium threaded axles are they the BSR axles listed previously in the thread? not a fan of chasing e clips across the pits!!!
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Figured I'd share a tip

Dubro #2107 - 2mm flat washers fit really nicely as castor shims instead of the small black plastic clips. 4 on each side and they come in a package of 8 for about $1. They are about .75mm thick.

I run them on the WGT car as well:

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How can I tell if my diff is set correctly? I just had a diff problem with another car and I don't want it to happen again with my Rebel. Thanks.
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How can I tell if my diff is set correctly? I just had a diff problem with another car and I don't want it to happen again with my Rebel. Thanks.
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Old 11-20-2011, 12:37 AM   #760
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What are you using of brand and hardness as front spring. I have until now been using the Top gold ones , but they seems to collapse , they are 6,2mm long as new , but last night my car was behaving very strange , and the were only 5,5mm long.

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What are you using of brand and hardness as front spring. I have until now been using the Top gold ones , but they seems to collapse , they are 6,2mm long as new , but last night my car was behaving very strange , and the were only 5,5mm long.

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Honestly most use associated .020 for many years
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What are you using of brand and hardness as front spring. I have until now been using the Top gold ones , but they seems to collapse , they are 6,2mm long as new , but last night my car was behaving very strange , and the were only 5,5mm long.

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it doesn't matter who makes the springs -- they will collapse as you run them. you just need to keep on shimming them so that your kingpins have equal quantity of droop left to right.

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based upon the testing done by Fairtrace, the entire line of TOP 1/12th front springs appear to be lighter than the Associated 1/12th 0.020 spring.
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Ran the car again today, still with 17.5 blinky, which is slow at this track, will work on 13.5 boosted now, just need to get the right tires. Car was a lot smoother than the last time I ran at the same track, switched to bsr and replaced my kingpins, pivotballs. The car drives really well an carries great corner speed.
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it doesn't matter who makes the springs -- they will collapse as you run them. you just need to keep on shimming them so that your kingpins have equal quantity of droop left to right.



based upon the testing done by Fairtrace, the entire line of TOP 1/12th front springs appear to be lighter than the Associated 1/12th 0.020 spring.
Yes and I think the silver are just slightly stiffer than .018?

So I think all the TOP springs are are between .018 and 0.020 which is kinda neat if one we're to really want fine tune front stiffness?
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I drove my Rebel for the first time last night in practice. So far I really like it. I still need to work on set up but it seems to handle well as it is. Plus is seems really durable and since I drive like a gorilla that's a good thing. My only concern is that the motor appears to move out of position pretty easily. Is there something I can do to make sure it stays in place... other than not crash?
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