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Old 06-27-2005, 09:10 AM   #5071
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Dog bones are different sizes, if I remember right.
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Old 06-27-2005, 09:17 AM   #5072
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What do you guys use to balance the car? I have seen people use 4 scales, some use little pointed stands for the car to sit on. What options are out there and roughly how much would they be. I have my car dialed in really well but I need to pick up some more corner speed. I think its actually a little too tight. Im going to try to balance it first before doing anything else.

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Dogbones are the same, it's the oneway outdrives. They are longer on the NTC3 than they are on any electric. Electric cars are 190mm, Nitro's are 200mm.
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Old 06-27-2005, 10:18 AM   #5074
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wouldn't they just stick out a bit more? couldn't you just grind them down a tad for them to work on an electric?
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Old 06-27-2005, 10:32 AM   #5075
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wouldn't they just stick out a bit more? couldn't you just grind them down a tad for them to work on an electric?
Ummm, no. You would have to grind down the outdrive section...the side that the dogbone goes into....a total of 2.5mm per side. You would lose quite a bit of engagement. Now, I'm not saying it's impossible, but the outdrives are hardened steel and not as easy to grind down as aluminum, CF, etc.

You can try it though....good luck with that.
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Old 06-27-2005, 10:39 AM   #5076
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lol i won't be grinding one down....i don't even have a one-way to grind down

plus, i don't run one-ways...just can't stand them for some reason.

and if i ever wanted to run a oneway, i'd run one specifically for an electric car
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Old 06-27-2005, 11:03 AM   #5077
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the FT chassis will not be as rigid as my kit due to the difference in the material.the component grade c/f is only rigid front to rear and is very flexible side to side.component grade C/F also has almost no memory meaning that it will hold a tweak.if you notice on my chassis kit you will see that it is pre drilled for a center stiffener that is actually functional.this is an option because it is not necesary unless you run on extremely high bite carpet.the placement of the batteries,motor and steering rack on my chassis is the strongest advantage over the FT.i assure you the FT is just a C/F version of your existing car.and as for me making a FT version,there would really be no point.the FT is almost an exact duplicate of what i released 6 months ago.
How do you know which CF grade material we use? Do you have one of our cars in your hands and had the material analyzed? We use quasi-isotropic everywhere in this car, chassis top deck, spine, and towers. I don't know where you get off claiming that it's component grade.

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Old 06-27-2005, 11:08 AM   #5078
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Well, I was gathering past posts to reply all at one time but, ummmm, Torrance, you can handle this one. Oh wait, you did.
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i used the weight of the servo to counterbalance the batteries.im not really sure where it ends up next to the tub but it was specificly placed.the chassis is the same width as the stock tub but it is narrowed from both sides of the chassis instead of only the battery side like the AE chassis.i wanted everything to be symetrical.i dont think that the top deck is very low on the FT because the top deck sits higher than the camber links from what i can tell from the pics.
How can you have 'specificly placed' something and be 'not really sure where it ends up' ?

Again with the comparisons to a car you don't have in your possesion. What makes you think that our chassis is narrowed only on the battery side?

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Old 06-27-2005, 12:08 PM   #5081
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Funny how, when we come in here to retort, it gets quiet...

Somebody??? Anybody???
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Well when you guys are done your ranting and venting feel free to answer my question.
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How can you have 'specificly placed' something and be 'not really sure where it ends up' ?

Again with the comparisons to a car you don't have in your possesion. What makes you think that our chassis is narrowed only on the battery side?

Is this BMI's syle of engineering? Using conjectures and speculation?

Man...thats some of the best stuff i've read on here in a while...

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Old 06-27-2005, 12:28 PM   #5084
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Well when you guys are done your ranting and venting feel free to answer my question.
Why are you asking us??? Aren't you driving a BMI car??? We don't know HOW the BMI guys are doing it.

For our cars, we use scales to balance them. We also have another in-house method, but we'd rather keep that as our little 'in-house' secret.

Funny how we are ranting and venting, yet we are merely responding to some posted claims. More like defending a product that no one knows anything about, but claims to be experts on.
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Old 06-27-2005, 12:34 PM   #5085
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