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Old 09-03-2012, 08:15 AM   #661
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BTW we will be running 13.5 non boosted !
The car above is built with these hop-ups for 13.5SS (BlinkY) on high-grip carpet
For low to med grip asphalt the kit lower deck and lower brace are sufficient
Tamiya offer a side spring set, but imo the AE springs are superior, Silver, Green or black would be good to have for fine tuning

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Jaco/Parma wheels have the correct offset for the RM
Black front, Yellow rear are a good baseline

To add about 1mm of ride height up front remove the ring of plastic on the lower side of each upright


Also, if you do this mod, make sure to add 1mm of shim under the top e-clip, and don't use the lower e-clip
This keeps the lower clip groove on the kingpin from catching on the lower arm

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Old 09-03-2012, 04:55 PM   #662
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Ahh, excellent

I wondered where you removed the plastic for the extra ride height
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To add about 1mm of ride height up front remove the ring of plastic on the lower side of each upright


Also, if you do this mod, make sure to add 1mm under the top e-clip, and don't use the lower e-clip
This keeps the lower clip groove on the kingpin from catching on the lower arm

So, if I understand correctly, you have spaced the upright down far enough that the upright sits over the lower groove in the king-pin? Does this put any additional pre-load on the front springs?
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:30 PM   #664
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So, if I understand correctly, you have spaced the upright down far enough that the upright sits over the lower groove in the king-pin? Does this put any additional pre-load on the front springs?
Yes, it does
And there is still some droop, and room for adjustment using silver springs
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The car above is built with these hop-ups for 13.5SS (BlinkY) on high-grip carpet
For low to med grip asphalt the kit lower deck and lower brace are suffucient
Tamiya offer a side spring set, but imo the AE springs are superior, Silver, Green or black would be good to have for fine tuning

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Jaco/Parma wheels have the correct offset for the RM
Black front, Yellow rear are a good baseline

To add about 1mm of ride height up front remove the ring of plastic on the lower side of each upright


Also, if you do this mod, make sure to add 1mm under the top e-clip, and don't use the lower e-clip
This keeps the lower clip groove on the kingpin from catching on the lower arm

Alright Thanks ! How is the kit holding up? how are the arms and other parts?
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:18 PM   #666
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Alright Thanks ! How is the kit holding up? how are the arms and other parts?
I'm pretty easy on parts, no issues so far
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I'm pretty easy on parts, no issues so far
Hey dave
I was told that you had the jaco tires instead of tamiya tires during the TCS Nat's?...
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I was told that you had the jaco tires instead of tamiya tires during the TCS Nat's?...
There were a few guys that did run Jaco's, just not me
I used Tamiya Option Front, Tamiya Kit Rear
Mounted up a fresh set for the weekend, and just rotated every run
Still plenty of life left in them

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If they had a TRF version of this with an updated front end, i'd have this in a heartbeat!
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There were a few guys that did run Jaco's, just not me
I used Tamiya Option Front, Tamiya Kit Rear
Mounted up a fresh set for the weekend, and just rotated every run
Still plenty of life left in them

I also ran the same tire set up for the weekend.
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If they had a TRF version of this with an updated front end, i'd have this in a heartbeat!
I would think a graphite rear axle would have to be next on the list of option parts before a front end upgrade.
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hey guys I just join RM-01 club
I know the 58509 is a basic kit but it will get me racing 1/12th
what are some starter hop ups i should be looking at as a newbie?
im running trackstar 1cell esc & nano 3.7 battery
and not sure on motor....maybe a thunder power 17.5 for stock boost
from what i read the op front tires will be on order right away
any advice would be great
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My RM-01 [#58509] arrived this morning.

Does anyone know what sort of run time I should expect using the Tamiya LiFE 1100 battery and the kit 380 motor ?


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hey guys I just join RM-01 club
I know the 58509 is a basic kit but it will get me racing 1/12th
what are some starter hop ups i should be looking at as a newbie?
im running trackstar 1cell esc & nano 3.7 battery
and not sure on motor....maybe a thunder power 17.5 for stock boost
from what i read the op front tires will be on order right away
any advice would be great
I have 1 RM in kit form that is used for asphalt, and one indoor car with all the hop-ups
Build the car and run it, then see what if any hop-ups are necessary
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My RM-01 [#58509] arrived this morning.

Does anyone know what sort of run time I should expect using the Tamiya LiFE 1100 battery and the kit 380 motor ?


Cheers.
In the states the standard is 1s lipo
Perhaps someone will chime in on how the Life battery setup works

Gratz on your new RM's

I've updated the first post on PG #1 with build tips & setup info
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My RM-01 [#58509] arrived this morning.

Does anyone know what sort of run time I should expect using the Tamiya LiFE 1100 battery and the kit 380 motor?
I have used the life battery with the 380 motor and you can easily run op to 15 and more minutes, depending on track size and gearing.
Just make sure you don't run the battery below 6V, i usually run between 5 and 10 minutes with an ESC for brushed motors.
Just to make sure i never get the battery voltage to low, cause the ESC doens't have a cut-off build in.
For longer run times i'm using a 1/18 2 cell 7.4V lipo, this works perfect and it also gives you a higher/better speed.
With this type of battery it's even better to use the 380 sport tuned motor from tamiya.
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