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Old 12-15-2013, 09:44 AM   #1141
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I have but I can not find that specific information!
1,2 and 4 are specific to our car...
and as for rollout perhaps someone could make a starting rollout diagram with ie motor turns and track style (only diagrams that calculate rollout I have found, but not starting points)

Thank you!
Okay, I'll try to help...

1.) Flipped side links are to avoid the spring binding or "clicking" in the molded-in spring cup. I've never run them not flipped, so I don't know how bad it really is, but it works fine flipped. Literally, just pop them on the pivot balls upside down.

2.) King pin spacing will all change depending on what springs you use and if your using the stock TOP knuckle or the AE knuckle. I'm using the AE knuckle and CRC springs. I think I have 3x .5mm shims under the spring. This pre-loads the spring just a tiny bit which is a common way to run them. This is sort-of a tuning item - Some people like more pre-load, some less.

3.) Sorry, I can't help you here I don't run mod. Perhaps someone else could chime in...

4.) On the Rebel, reactive caster is set by moving the screw at the front of the caster block up or down in the block. This changes the incline of the upper hinge pin. More caster, in general, will reduce initial steering but increase steering from the center to exit of a corner. Less caster will increase initial steering and can make the car twitchy. Reactive caster controls the amount of caster change under suspension compression. By increasing the incline of the upper hinge pin (moving the screw down in the block), it should cause the king pin to become more vertical under compression and thus reduce caster angle. This should increase steering, but I think the effect is pretty small. I usually use the center position and only tune static caster with shims.

Hope this helps!
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:52 AM   #1142
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Thank you!
It helped me 100%!!!
Do you now what spacers in the inner side of the caster block do? (I thought that they where for reactive caster...but they seem to just lengthen the camber link)
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Thank you!
It helped me 100%!!!
Do you now what spacers in the inner side of the caster block do? (I thought that they where for reactive caster...but they seem to just lengthen the camber link)
Lengthening the upper arm will reduce the amount of camber gain under compression. This will reduce steering. Usually this would only be used on a really high grip surface.
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Old 12-28-2013, 02:18 PM   #1144
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And what do spacers just above steering blocks do?

Very happy with the car so far! My first 1/12....but really enjoy it! Also no breaks so far (boiled the plastics though)!
Sorry for asking too many...I try to ask only the ones that I can not find!
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Is there anyone interested in a tamale pod for this car? Larry had cut 7 sets and they just never made it to the website. Looking to clean out the shop for 2014.

If interested please email me at jvautour5 @ gmail.com. I dont check this forum as much lately.
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Is there anyone interested in a tamale pod for this car? Larry had cut 7 sets and they just never made it to the website. Looking to clean out the shop for 2014.

If interested please email me at jvautour5 @ gmail.com. I dont check this forum as much lately.
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Old 01-03-2014, 01:39 PM   #1147
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Hi all!

Just finished rebuilding a used Top Rebel 12 that I recently purchased. The front end is killer! I can't wait to put it on the track.

However while rebuilding I noticed that the LR hub is bent.

I was thinking about ordering a set of rear hubs from CRC so that I could run the bigger american-sized screws to tie down the rear wheels. Has anyone tried this, and will they fit on the Rebel 12?
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Old 01-03-2014, 02:34 PM   #1148
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Hi all!

Just finished rebuilding a used Top Rebel 12 that I recently purchased. The front end is killer! I can't wait to put it on the track.

However while rebuilding I noticed that the LR hub is bent.

I was thinking about ordering a set of rear hubs from CRC so that I could run the bigger american-sized screws to tie down the rear wheels. Has anyone tried this, and will they fit on the Rebel 12?
you must have the V1 hub on the left side. That hub was designed wrong and when you tightened it down it bent/twisted some.

Get the V2 hub from Top USA or wherever you are and get some 2.5mm x 8mm cap head screws from Mcmaster and life will be good.
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The only thing is the closest hobbyshop to me tells me I might have to wait 2-3 weeks to get one. That's another reason why I was asking about the CRC hubs.
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The only thing is the closest hobbyshop to me tells me I might have to wait 2-3 weeks to get one. That's another reason why I was asking about the CRC hubs.
TOP USA...you will have it in a few days. http://www.topracingusa.com/contact.htm
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Old 01-03-2014, 03:11 PM   #1151
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Ok thanks. I'll see with them if they can ship to Canada for a decent price.
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Where in canada are you?
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I will measure a top hub and a crc hub when I get home and let you know
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I will measure a top hub and a crc hub when I get home and let you know
Awesome, thanks!
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