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Old 04-10-2013, 03:13 PM   #5056
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I tested the raceberry yesterday on low grip asphalt and could feel straight away that the bottom deck was too stiff - big push on the way into the corner and not enough grip coming out. The car changed direction very well thanks to the more centralised weight but it just didn't have the traction. As I mentioned in my build review, the standard raceberry chassis is much stiffer than the kit v5 so I'll be putting the soft raceberry on & save the standard chassis for carpet and large nitro tracks
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:18 AM   #5057
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What tire was faster in the end?
Sorex, 0.5 sec a lap faster
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I tested the raceberry yesterday on low grip asphalt and could feel straight away that the bottom deck was too stiff - big push on the way into the corner and not enough grip coming out. The car changed direction very well thanks to the more centralised weight but it just didn't have the traction. As I mentioned in my build review, the standard raceberry chassis is much stiffer than the kit v5 so I'll be putting the soft raceberry on & save the standard chassis for carpet and large nitro tracks
Another 70 odd euros for another chassis plate! one expensive car this raceberry417v5doodlewhatsitthingymebob!
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:35 AM   #5059
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I tested the raceberry yesterday on low grip asphalt and could feel straight away that the bottom deck was too stiff - big push on the way into the corner and not enough grip coming out. The car changed direction very well thanks to the more centralised weight but it just didn't have the traction. As I mentioned in my build review, the standard raceberry chassis is much stiffer than the kit v5 so I'll be putting the soft raceberry on & save the standard chassis for carpet and large nitro tracks

Some nice photos in your blog of the conversion! looking at your photos and the REDrc ETS photos it looks like VW was running the softer chassis at the ETS event.
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:54 AM   #5060
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How can you tell it was different? Its just thinner, When I look at pictures of the two the weave and cut-outs look exactly the same.
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How can you tell it was different? Its just thinner, When I look at pictures of the two the weave and cut-outs look exactly the same.
If you click on his photos' of the two chassis one above the other, you'll see that the softer chassis has a much courser weave.

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If you click on his photos' of the two chassis one above the other, you'll see that the softer chassis has a much courser weave.

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Ahhh now I see it.

Shame it doesn't come with the chassis plate that had the good results with the kit.
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Just got the Raceberry chassis set this morning. Ordered on the 9th and got it today, the 11th. Pretty fast from Germany to California.

Looking forward on trying this chassis out~!
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Ahhh now I see it.

Shame it doesn't come with the chassis plate that had the good results with the kit.
I donīt get what you mean. The Bottom Deck that comes with the kit, is the bottom deck viktor has driven at ETS in Cran Canaria. There are more carbon fibers in the deck than in the softer. If you have a closer look at the ETS Photo you will see, the kit deck (harder deck) is the ETS deck...
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I donīt get what you mean. The Bottom Deck that comes with the kit, is the bottom deck viktor has driven at ETS in Cran Canaria. There are more carbon fibers in the deck than in the softer. If you have a closer look at the ETS Photo you will see, the kit deck (harder deck) is the ETS deck...
If you look at the photo's of the soft and harder versions of the chassis, The standard kit version (harder) has a much finer weave of carbon fibre. The softer version has a much less dense weave and looks more like the ETS photo of Wilck's car.

Softer at the top;
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That's an excellent comparison Skiddins. Looking at the pictures I think you are right!

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False alarm, the top deck is the soft one. Continue...
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Anybody do the upper deck mod by kentech onto their 417x? How was it?
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:18 AM   #5069
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Sorry guys I think I messed up the description & it's actually the hard deck on top - I'll check when I get home

This is the hard deck... and now I'm confused

Ba ha ha, you've really caused problems now

Either way, the guys who ran it at the weekend on low/medium grip asphalt went slower with whatever is supplied in the Raceberry kit.

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Old 04-12-2013, 04:26 PM   #5070
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If I'm explaining it right, I can't seem to get enough droop using the v5 Aeration shocks running foam tyres. Currently my foams a around 55-56mm compared to regular rubbers at 64 or so.

Are the regular old style TRF shocks longer and therefore give me the ability to get more droop?
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