11-08-2013, 01:27 PM
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Aliso Viejo, CA
Finally got to run my RM-01x yesterday at TQ. Yes, those of you that know me can attest to the fact I am the slowest kit builder of all time so I am over a week late in the shakedown run.
I have nothing to compare it to, as this is the first 1/12th or Pan car I have ever driven.
That being said, with a 13.5 TP motor with the blue torque rotor and rollout of 85 this thing is dangerously fun on carpet. Steering is razor precise. On power steering is great and once I setup the ride height at 4mm f/r the car is maximum fun. All kit setup except for front end 1mm upright shave mods as discussed before in this thread and jaco black/yellow with the gold front springs and kit gold side springs just touching no preload.
Point it, rag it. No lap timer for me as it was a shakedown run but I felt I was in the high 9s after following and catching another practice racer that was in the 10.1/2/3 range. Still a long way away from being competitive in this class.
Anyone hesitating (like me) on this kit need not, get it.
I didn't cut the tires down either, and no chunking yet but I need to do some contact cement work on foam separating from the rim.
Tires are now 46mm rear...so a 2mm change from about 8 runs in rear and required a pinion change for each mm of diameter worn down to feel similar to before.
Questions...with the 1mm shave mod: if I leave the lower e clip off there is some play in the upright shaft. If I remove that e clip what is benefit? And will removing the e clip reduce the preload on the front spring? Seems kit setup has preload on the front springs.
Thanks for reading.
Brett H - M03, TRF417, RM01x