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Old 06-13-2009, 06:58 PM   #16606
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That is correct. The wheelbase was pretty short up front.

Tire treatment was something I didn't quite nail down. I don't have a ton of experience on asphalt compared to some others. I was cleaning with buggy grip, then baking the tires at 60 deg C for 30 min, letting it cool for 10-15 min, then cleaning with buggy grip again.

I had a problem with the car being REALLY fast at the beginning, then faded off after a few minutes. From talking to others after the race, warming the tires for a shorter period of time would have probably cured that problem. But who knows, I never got around to trying it. I figured letting the tires cool completely would prevent that, but I guess I might have been wrong.

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That is correct. The wheelbase was pretty short up front.

Tire treatment was something I didn't quite nail down. I don't have a ton of experience on asphalt compared to some others. I was cleaning with buggy grip, then baking the tires at 60 deg C for 30 min, letting it cool for 10-15 min, then cleaning with buggy grip again.

I had a problem with the car being REALLY fast at the beginning, then faded off after a few minutes. From talking to others after the race, warming the tires for a shorter period of time would have probably cured that problem. But who knows, I never got around to trying it. I figured letting the tires cool completely would prevent that, but I guess I might have been wrong.

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Old 06-13-2009, 09:13 PM   #16608
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Old 06-14-2009, 03:55 AM   #16609
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hi guys! i hope someone can help me out. my shocks keeps on leaking from the upper cap. any tips on how to solve this problem???? i've already added shims but still the same problem. will changing the shock cap solve the problem? thanks.
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Old 06-14-2009, 05:53 AM   #16610
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That is correct. The wheelbase was pretty short up front.

Tire treatment was something I didn't quite nail down. I don't have a ton of experience on asphalt compared to some others. I was cleaning with buggy grip, then baking the tires at 60 deg C for 30 min, letting it cool for 10-15 min, then cleaning with buggy grip again.

I had a problem with the car being REALLY fast at the beginning, then faded off after a few minutes. From talking to others after the race, warming the tires for a shorter period of time would have probably cured that problem. But who knows, I never got around to trying it. I figured letting the tires cool completely would prevent that, but I guess I might have been wrong.

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Old 06-14-2009, 06:45 AM   #16611
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Hey guys while everybody was thinking about spool options i'll give you another!! It's called a slipper spool!! just get the associated tc5 slipper pads and build a ball diff but replace the metal plates with these pads. they fit perfectly and you get minimal wear on your plastic cup pieces that go on the end of the dogbone!! as a bonus you don't destroy parts when you glance a wall and you can loosen to a point of not slipping and you get a lot of sttering more than the delrin cup outdrives and it is smoother through the corners
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Old 06-14-2009, 10:11 AM   #16612
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any of you HB drivers interested in a nearly new Cyclone TC which has only driven on carpet 3 batteries with pretty much hopup parts en pretty much spares. PM me for pics
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Old 06-14-2009, 10:30 AM   #16613
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Does anybody here know if the new cyclone parts will fit on the old cyclone? I am missing a few parts from my cyclone when I bought the kit.
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Old 06-14-2009, 12:07 PM   #16614
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hi guys! i hope someone can help me out. my shocks keeps on leaking from the upper cap. any tips on how to solve this problem???? i've already added shims but still the same problem. will changing the shock cap solve the problem? thanks.
Check the bladder's. My front shocks kept leaking from the cap too, even after I added a washer. I found it was a small hole in the bladder it self.
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Old 06-14-2009, 12:12 PM   #16615
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Does anybody here know if the new cyclone parts will fit on the old cyclone? I am missing a few parts from my cyclone when I bought the kit.
Yes, most of the parts are the same. The newer TC use's newer arms, swaybar mounts, chassis & top deck, rear diff and upper bulkheads.

Bearings, castor blocks, knuckles, rear hubs, lower bulkheads are all the same design.
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:26 PM   #16616
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Check the bladder's. My front shocks kept leaking from the cap too, even after I added a washer. I found it was a small hole in the bladder it self.
thanks, does this happen even with new bladders? i've just replaced the bladder last week.
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Yes, most of the parts are the same. The newer TC use's newer arms, swaybar mounts, chassis & top deck, rear diff and upper bulkheads.

Bearings, castor blocks, knuckles, rear hubs, lower bulkheads are all the same design.
Sweet thanks, know I can finish my first on road car! when i bought the car i was missing 3 items. Do any of u have a basic carpet set up I could use? iam going to be racing carpet on road there at oc rc raceway.
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Old 06-15-2009, 11:06 AM   #16618
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thanks, does this happen even with new bladders? i've just replaced the bladder last week.
Don't know, mine were the the originals from the kit.
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Old 06-15-2009, 11:40 AM   #16619
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thanks, does this happen even with new bladders? i've just replaced the bladder last week.
they can tear on install on every shock brand with this style bladder, you don't need the grip of death to hold shocks together. they just need to be hand tight and not leak.
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Old 06-15-2009, 07:49 PM   #16620
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Hey everyone,

Well... I know I'm not supposed to do this, but I'm going to give a shot anyway. I have a Futaba 3PKS with FASST and two receivers that I'm trying to get rid of. If anyone is interested please PM me for price and pics. Gotta make room for my new Ko Stuff!!!

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