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Old 11-05-2014, 02:13 PM   #7996
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Depends on the track. If a small/medium track, 96t is pretty standard for any of the 17.5/21.5/25.5 blinky classes with an xray.
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yeah using 96T and 98T . on the xray t3 2012 there can be issues getting quickly to the inner motor screw with the 96T I am seeing. I think that is why I am using 98T but have to check on my VTA cars.
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Old 11-05-2014, 02:34 PM   #7998
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seems i was beat to my answer
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Old 11-05-2014, 05:19 PM   #7999
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yeah using 96T and 98T . on the xray t3 2012 there can be issues getting quickly to the inner motor screw with the 96T I am seeing. I think that is why I am using 98T but have to check on my VTA cars.
The Leespeed spurs seem to give the most access, no issues getting to that inner screw with a good ball end driver. EA also has them in smaller sizes for the low FDR crowd.
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yeah using 96T and 98T . on the xray t3 2012 there can be issues getting quickly to the inner motor screw with the 96T I am seeing. I think that is why I am using 98T but have to check on my VTA cars.
The trick with the T3 12 is to cut a third slot on the bottom side of the motor mount. I used a tc6 motor mount to get the alignment correct.
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yeah using 96T and 98T . on the xray t3 2012 there can be issues getting quickly to the inner motor screw with the 96T I am seeing. I think that is why I am using 98T but have to check on my VTA cars.
My buddy had a problem with that this last race .we had to take the spur out and get to the inside screw . He has been using a ball end driver but it got so striped out we couldn't get a good bite on it . We are using a 88/57 or a 96/55
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The trick with the T3 12 is to cut a third slot on the bottom side of the motor mount. I used a tc6 motor mount to get the alignment correct.
got a pic of what you mean?
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Thanks for all the info guys, I just wanted to make sure i had the right gearing since im the only one who runs xray at the club.

I am currently running a 96 spur so I guess i'm doing ok

Anyways, thanks again.

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Old 11-05-2014, 07:16 PM   #8004
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got a pic of what you mean?
Here's the TC6 version. I did the same thing to my Sakura.
http://www.teamassociated.com/parts/details/31312/
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Sorry..tech idiot here. Google tc6.1 motor mount and note the 3 slots for the motor screws. Hope this helps.
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A local here uses "MEK Substitute" from Home Depot, but this was for carpet.
I hate when that stuff or actual MEK gets used. That smell is horrendous and gives me a massive headache. The best is when an MEK soaked rag gets thrown directly behind your fan. If indoor tracks are going to ban certain tire sauces because of fumes/smell, they should do the same for cleaners.
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Default Tamiya 417 vta setup needed

I have recently started racing vta on an indoor carpet track, I would guess med grip and I really need a good starting point for setup. What I have right now is not even close.
I am running a Tamiya 417v5 with smokem chassis.
I am totally lost on carpet.
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I have recently started racing vta on an indoor carpet track, I would guess med grip and I really need a good starting point for setup. What I have right now is not even close.
I am running a Tamiya 417v5 with smokem chassis.
I am totally lost on carpet.
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I'm going to take a stab at this by your username, but do you live in the Charlotte area? If so and you run on carpet you are either running at BRR or King.

The first time I ran on carpet I underestimated having to sauce your tires and the car was super loose exiting corners. Running without it is like driving on ice. The other things I did besides using the track approved tire prep was to set my ride height was at the lowest legal setting and softened the rear suspension a bit.
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I'm going to take a stab at this by your username, but do you live in the Charlotte area? If so and you run on carpet you are either running at BRR or King.

The first time I ran on carpet I underestimated having to sauce your tires and the car was super loose exiting corners. Running without it is like driving on ice. The other things I did besides using the track approved tire prep was to set my ride height was at the lowest legal setting and softened the rear suspension a bit.
In North Carolina, but I live in Fayetteville and race at Ho-b Max in Durham.
I sauce my tires after scuffing in the parking lot. It was crazy loose. Some people have some strange settings like 2mm up travel front and 4mm in rear. That seems excessive, but almost all my experience is on asphalt.

If I could get a base setup where I could get around the track I should be able to go from there. I have no idea where I should start.
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