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Old 04-06-2013, 11:47 PM   #886
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Like Spunky, I too purchased a VBC Wildfire this week and had the opportunity to race it for the first time today.

Unfortunately, I was unable to finish my car until just before the second qualifier.

Prior to running the second qualifier, I hadn't raced onroad since December, 2009. After running my second qualifier, I ended up second qualifier in the A.

In the A, I was pacing the leader when I made a mistake coming up on lapped traffic. I began to reel in the leader, but made another mistake that shut the door on me and a potential victory.

Second place isn't too bad with a 3 heat field, but the car itself was/is a winner.

There was no other car on the track today that had as much corner speed as the Wildfires.

I have owned XRAY, Tamiya, Associated and Losi onroad cars and never has any one of them been as good as the Wildfire on day 1.

The build, the parts quality, unique parts and insane performance makes this car a serious race winning machine... Do not sleep on this car!
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:25 AM   #887
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Pretty impressive work IIGQ4U! Your car was definitely faster than the race winner. Can't wait to run again!
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:24 AM   #888
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Great to here that worked for you!!! The car has very good corner speed with that setup!!!! Sorry I haven't been on here much, real busy. ( testing the Vbc f1 car at uf1 series and running the Canadian nats). Now the latest from Vbc, I've been working on "the ghost" first touring car from Vbc made for VTA!!!!!!!!
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Hi Dave, that's awesome news that VBC is coming out with a Vta specific car. Cant wait to see it. Any hints on what you guys are doing? Also on your starting setup for asphalt were your droop settings above ride height? Also what camber link positions did you use on the bulkheads?? Thanks for any info you could give.
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Hey potoczak! Well because the wildfire rotates so well and doesn't scrubs speed in the corners, it should be a obvious standout for vta. Remember " vta races are won by rear toe" or I should say lack there of. As for hints, certain parts are beefed up and moved around for the "impacts" of vta. Better weight distribution to compensate for the offset of vta tires. Drivetrain efficiency is going to be awesome, It will drive like a very dialed touring car even with the aero challenged vta body's. testing setups and layouts now.
As for droop , I use an old school gauge off the bottom of the chassis, no droop blocks. So the numbers are from the (hold under the chassis to the arm method). Ok as far as links. If your looking down on your car. (Bumper north, rear south) the front links are upper inner holes and the rear links are lower inner if that makes sense?
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Hey potoczak! Well because the wildfire rotates so well and doesn't scrubs speed in the corners, it should be a obvious standout for vta. Remember " vta races are won by rear toe" or I should say lack there of. As for hints, certain parts are beefed up and moved around for the "impacts" of vta. Better weight distribution to compensate for the offset of vta tires. Drivetrain efficiency is going to be awesome, It will drive like a very dialed touring car even with the aero challenged vta body's. testing setups and layouts now.
As for droop , I use an old school gauge off the bottom of the chassis, no droop blocks. So the numbers are from the (hold under the chassis to the arm method). Ok as far as links. If your looking down on your car. (Bumper north, rear south) the front links are upper inner holes and the rear links are lower inner if that makes sense?
Hope that helps.
That makes perfect sense. Thank you for the quick response. Can't wait to try out the new Vta ride. When are you expecting it to be available ?
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:06 PM   #891
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As for droop , I use an old school gauge off the bottom of the chassis, no droop blocks. So the numbers are from the (hold under the chassis to the arm method)
For the rears, do you measure from the bottom of the hub or the A-arm?
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Hey guys I measure from the bottom of the rear hub...
As far as the a availability of the ghost, we'll have to wait until at least after the USVTA nationals! It will be ran there for final "tweaking", but then expect shortly after....
Now Back to testing!
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:36 PM   #893
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Swapped the ESC in my Wildfire and re-wired the car since it was a disaster to prepare for the race this past Saturday:


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Swapped the ESC in my Wildfire and re-wired the car since it was a disaster to prepare for the race this past Saturday:


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Your steering links are different from left to right. You have it longer on the left.
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:24 PM   #895
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Swapped the ESC in my Wildfire and re-wired the car since it was a disaster to prepare for the race this past Saturday:


VBC Wiring by IIGQ4U, on Flickr
Nice looking car.
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Your steering links are different from left to right. You have it longer on the left.
I Adjusted my roll center and haven't put it on the setup station. Thanks!
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I Adjusted my roll center and haven't put it on the setup station. Thanks!
I think he means the ackerman setting is different. they are in different holes.
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Ahhh! Yeah, I fixed that earlier.

Thanks Jerry.
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Swapped the ESC in my Wildfire and re-wired the car since it was a disaster to prepare for the race this past Saturday:


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Very nice job on the wiring!!
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How tough is this car? Looking for a fast chassis that can handle wooden boards well.
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