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Old 02-27-2012, 04:29 PM   #481
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First time driving the RM-01 or a 1/12 scale of my own of any kind This is box stock without any adjustments since I was focusing on my GT1 car most of the day.

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box stock = 380 motor?
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:12 PM   #482
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As in standard non Tamiya fronts, correct, they will not work.
The Front Track on the RM-01 is 160mm, with standard 12th wheels it would be 156mm +/- i.e. too narrow.

The option front tires are a very good compound.

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edit: nvm, I torqued it down and forced itself in.

bored out the center hole about 0.2-0.3mm, and it fits perfectly now.
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:39 AM   #483
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Finally getting into my RM-01 build. Stoked to get this thing on the track.
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:42 AM   #484
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That's what I was thinking, but the big difference is in the rear offset.
There is very little difference in front off-set to all the wheels.
we're talking a few 10ths of a mm here or there, not 2mm per wheel.

Down the road Tamiya will have a front end/Axle that will accommodate std 12th wheels.
As it is now, the car is what it is.
I think the CRCs are a bit wider than that...typically on my Speed 8 bodies the Jaco rims sit a few mm inside the body at the front where the CRC rims are pretty much just about touching...at least from what I can remember from the last time I used Jacos...my memory could be fuzzy though.
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Old 02-28-2012, 05:10 AM   #485
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Just fitted the option pitch and roll dampers - that was an interesting experience getting those tiny c-clips on took me about 10 minutes with the c-clip doing it's best to be anywhere but where it should be.

How easy should it be to activate the roll damper as it doesn't seem to have alot of dampening force compared to the placstic part?

Also with the pitch damper what do you set the spring tension too, using the collar? Is it meant to be very stiff or soft?

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I installed the new alloy pitch damper and ran it in practice. The rear end was super taily, so I switched back to the stock friction damper and it was planted again.
I'm sure the alloy damper will work, just need to spend some more time dialling it in.
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box stock = 380 motor?
Box stock chassis. The electronics and motor were anything but stock
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:14 PM   #488
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Just fitted the option pitch and roll dampers - that was an interesting experience getting those tiny c-clips on took me about 10 minutes with the c-clip doing it's best to be anywhere but where it should be.

How easy should it be to activate the roll damper as it doesn't seem to have alot of dampening force compared to the placstic part?

Also with the pitch damper what do you set the spring tension too, using the collar? Is it meant to be very stiff or soft?

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You have to adjust it for your running conditions. so really there isnt one way to set it up. even the stock rolling damper can be adjusted with the thickness of grease and how much you use.
Pitching is also for you and what I would tell you would not be a very good set up for you.
For example using the normal plastic rolling damper and AW grease mine feels good,but my buddy used the same AW grease and he could not even move the damper because he used a little to much.
I like to use the plastic rolling damper to find out what works good,then switch to the oil damper when I can feel how the chassis rolls in my hands with the plastic damper.
SO I have a point to tune the oil shock to. I like this way as its easier to change grease than rebuilding a shock every five minutes.
if you give some information about what rear tires you are using any gripper and what surface you are running on helps,but it is still a shot in the dark.
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anyone know the release dates of all the hop up parts?
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I picked up most of the hop up parts like the pitch damper, roll damper, option side springs, option pitch damper springs, 2 carbon plates (forgot what they call exactly) from my LHS today except still waiting for the front titanium king pin and alum motor mount. Heading to Canadian onroad nationals with my RM-01 and see how well this beast can do!

They might not have them listed but I know the fact that they pick up 2 of each option part cause I saw it.

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awesome! thx
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Just won the kit in a raffle at the TCS race today at "The Track" at Harbor Hobbies. Can't wait to put the car together and run some laps. Been wanting to get this car since it came out. Need to get the Porsche body when it is available.
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Just won the kit in a raffle at the TCS race today at "The Track" at Harbor Hobbies. Can't wait to put the car together and run some laps. Been wanting to get this car since it came out. Need to get the Porsche body when it is available.
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