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Old 01-17-2014, 08:43 AM   #871
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A nice mix'n'match...

Exotek R2 and Fenix front beam

Multi-wheel-base at rear and multi-wheel-base at front
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Old 01-17-2014, 09:18 AM   #872
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No such issue on mine
Have you tried adjusting the exotek inserts up to lock the tamiya ones in place?
did the trick! thanks for the suggestion..
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Old 01-17-2014, 09:34 AM   #873
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A nice mix'n'match...

Exotek R2 and Fenix front beam

Multi-wheel-base at rear and multi-wheel-base at front

Where can you order that Fenix lower front arms?
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Old 01-17-2014, 11:13 AM   #874
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Where can you order that Fenix lower front arms?
Dan, just ask Brad, at Paintlab. He will do the trick for you.
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Old 01-17-2014, 11:16 AM   #875
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Hello,
My name is Aaron Lane and I have had a lot of success with this setup on carpet so far. I am always trying little things here and there but this is what I mainly run and or go back to!

I think I got most everything written down, but let me know what you guys think and if you have any questions. I am happy to help!


Conditions:
TQ RC Raceway
Carpet
65-75 degrees outside temperature

Front:
3.5mm hide height
8.5 degrees caster
Associated 0.016 front springs
-1.5 degrees camber
2 degrees toe out
Standard Tamiya In-line front axle
2mm bump steer

Main Shock:
3-hole piston
20 weight (Associated oil)
Tamiya Red Spring (looks like orange though)
1mm droop
raise the rear female ball stud 6mm for better shock movement

Side Suspension:
Associated black spring
10-15K oil in dampers
No washers under any of the side links

Rear Pod:
Short wheelbase
31/88 gearing
Tamiya 101 rear axle
3.5 mm ride height
*Tip: if your bearing insert is lose inside of the rear pod, the holes for the wing mount plate are drilled and tapped through to the axle. I used a slightly longer screw through the top hole to act as a setscrew.

Tires:
Pit 74/75 combo with optional soft insert in the front
Sauce the entire rear and 1/3 to of the inside front tire
SXT 2.0 tire sauce
Cleaned with Tuning Haus Tire Cleaner/ Conditioner

Other:
Winglets with 5 grams on each side
Reedy Sonic 2 Motor
Reedy short pack mounted forward
LRP SXX V2 mounted in the back with optional 3-barrel capacitor
X-ray servo saver
Tamiya F2012 Step nose body, rear wing, and front nose piece. I run the McLaren front wing (The holes line up between nosepiece and wing. The old Ferrari wing will not line up with the F2012 nosepiece however)

Asphalt:

the only thing i really change is running the standard associated silver side spring, long wheelbase, running pit 71/72's with the softer front insert, and I use Associated chassis tape on the bottom of my car.
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Old 01-17-2014, 12:19 PM   #876
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70F weather... I am jealous.

What motor timing do you have with that gearing?

So you like 574/575 better than 571/572?
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Old 01-17-2014, 12:45 PM   #877
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Aaron, I think we all know who you are

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3.5mm hide height even on asphalt?
any tips on how to measure caster and camber?


thanks for your help!
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70F weather... I am jealous.

What motor timing do you have with that gearing?

So you like 574/575 better than 571/572?
I just checked... its actually 82 degrees at school today lol sorry

anyways I typically run around 40 degrees of timing.... anymore than that and the car fades really bad during a UF1 race.

I switch back and forth between the 71/72 and 74/75 combos on carpet. Right now my car is faster on 74/75's. But i also feel that the 74/75's heat up too much and I end up slowing down over long runs. 71/72 seem to be much more neutral and consistent over the duration of a long race!
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Old 01-17-2014, 01:14 PM   #879
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Aaron, I think we all know who you are

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3.5mm hide height even on asphalt?
any tips on how to measure caster and camber?


thanks for your help!
I never run more than 4mm of ride height... but keep in mind that 3.5-4mm is also including the chassis tape that is at least 1mm thick. so technically i do raise the car up for asphalt. An advantage of running the Associated chassis tape is that one piece lasts me an entire season and its super heavy which equals a lower cg for looser surfaces

easiest and quickest way i measure the caster is putting the car flat on the setup board with no tires, take a camber gauge and set it to what i want, then line up the camber gauge to the kingpin and compare it. its not an exact way to do it but it gets me pretty close when i want to try something quickly.
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Slapmaster tools makes a caster gauge for 1/12th scale kingpins, but I don't know if it'll work with metric ones.
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Old 01-17-2014, 07:25 PM   #881
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Whoa - thanks Aaron!
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Outstanding job! I still enjoy seeing the low-nosed bodies. Is that Berger driving?
Thank you
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Congrats again Aaron- TQ and winner with max points at the last round of the highly competitive UF1 January round! Aaron used the set-up he just posted the page before.
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Congrats again Aaron- TQ and winner with max points at the last round of the highly competitive UF1 January round! Aaron used the set-up he just posted the page before.
Finally had the chance to run mine this weekend. I will have to rethink setup with this one.
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Finally had the chance to run mine this weekend. I will have to rethink setup with this one.
let me know what you figure out , you use the Padus tires correct ? my car is ok with the pardus but not enough rear grip is a problem , and I'm out of things to try
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