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Old 09-06-2012, 08:45 AM   #541
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If you dont want to bother CRC go to your local hardware store and buy a counter sinking bit. Always a good tool to have anyway.
Your local hardware store will more than likely NOT have the correct 90* countersink bit for the metric R/C screws.

I mail-ordered mine, but I can't remember where from. Probably www.mcmaster.com.

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Old 09-06-2012, 08:59 AM   #542
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Emailed them late last night. New one is on the way. Great customer service for sure.
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Emailed them late last night. New one is on the way. Great customer service for sure.
great to hear...

this is by far the fastest shipping I've ever received.
my parts go to me in 2 days.

ps....I do believe they just received a new parts shipment....get them parts now...
the Carbonfiber 1K bumper top plate is super pimp...transponder mounting holes...CRC part number VBC-1233
and the alum spool is ultra pimp. CRC part VBC-1215
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mikeygar - Are you running on carpet or asphault? I'm assuming in mod?
will be running the car in super stock 13.5 which is boosted here in the Philippines. We are lucky to have a beautiful indoor asphalt facility Really looking forward to running it in modified once I learn the quirks of the wildfire :-) For the price, this car is already a winner!

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will be running the car in super stock 13.5 which is boosted here in the Philippines. We are lucky to have a beautiful indoor asphalt facility Really looking forward to running it in modified once I learn the quirks of the wildfire :-) For the price, this car is already a winner!

WOW...
Now that is a track
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Now that is a track
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:26 PM   #547
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Did everyone else have a ton of extra screws and set screws when they were done building their car? I also have 2 packages of shims (.1mm and .2mm) that I have no idea what they are for.
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Did everyone else have a ton of extra screws and set screws when they were done building their car? I also have 2 packages of shims (.1mm and .2mm) that I have no idea what they are for.
Yes, VBC allows for you to have spare screws in case some slip on your first runs.
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looks nice . who will be the first to try it out .
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Well after about a month of work putting in new carpet at my local indoor track, I was able to get my Wildfire on the rug for some laps this evening. I made only small changes to the setup I had for outdoor asphalt, biggest change i made was the rear springs. I softened them up a bit due to the lack of traction on the carpet as it is brand new. Traction began to come up dramatically towards the end of the evening and tomorrow is our first race day so traction should be way high. The car was aggressive yet smooth, and very fast, 5 10th faster then anybody else in the house today, Many of the guys had been there all day, I had school so was unable to be there until evening. The car is so good out of the box it gives a great starting point for everything. Will get back tomorrow night or sunday about tomorrows race.

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on the Titanium coated parts does it and some strength or is it just to deter
rust?
just curious, was thinking of getting the coated shock shafts.
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on the Titanium coated parts does it and some strength or is it just to deter
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just curious, was thinking of getting the coated shock shafts.
It was always my understanding it reduces friction.
I am not sure about strength I am sure someone else will help answer.
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Can someone post a link to the titanium coated parts? I have looked on vbc's sight and calandra's sight and cant find them. Thanks.
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on the Titanium coated parts does it and some strength or is it just to deter
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just curious, was thinking of getting the coated shock shafts.
Its to reduce friction. It does add to the surface hardness of the shaft but that doesn't affect yield strength.

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Can someone post a link to the titanium coated parts? I have looked on vbc's sight and calandra's sight and cant find them. Thanks.
http://www.teamcrc.com/crc/modules.p...ategory_id=109
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Old 09-10-2012, 03:41 PM   #555
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I finally got a chance to get the Wildfire out for a few hours of practice on my local indoor carpet track. There were some definite highs and lows over the day.

First for the good. I came from driving a TC6 and out of the box this car does things I could NEVER get the TC6 to do (mainly steer!) This car shows a TON of potential right out of the box. I have springs and other toe blocks on order to play with over the next couple weeks and look forward to getting it dialed in.

Now for the bad. In one afternoon I managed to break both the steering blocks. And they both broke in instances that I would not even consider a crash. They broke from tapping the pipe at a moderate speed. Both blocks broke in the exact same place just past the "steering stops" (I can post pictures later). Looking at how they both broke in the exact same spot, it leads me to believe this is an issue in the design of the arm itself. The break propagated from the same spot in both failures. I think this might be a combination of a few things though along with the arm design. The stock bumper is extremely small and soft offering little to no protection to the tire. And I was running it without a servo saver. I have corrected this and hope it will help resolve the issue. In the meantime though, the good news is that Xray steering blocks are pretty much a direct replacement. They mount right up with no issue and the steering linkage holes line up with two of the three holes on the stock arms.

Overall, I am very impressed with this car. I just hope they can work through a few of these small durability issues people are seeing.
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