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Old 04-15-2010, 07:57 AM   #18931
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hey guys im getting a 17.5t epic duo and a speed passion lpf for my rtr cyclone s. if im running a 64 pitch 43 tooth pinion and a 96 tooth spur, should i be okay to run for a consistent 6 minutes (race) without overheating or stripping the spur gear?
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Old 04-15-2010, 05:49 PM   #18932
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I am new to the Cyclone TC and for cost reasons, I want to run 48p spurs and pinions.

I want to run a 17.5 and a 13.5 motor only. What Spur/pinion range is recommended???
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Old 04-15-2010, 08:28 PM   #18933
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speedo? motor? track size? all makes a difference.
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Old 04-15-2010, 08:33 PM   #18934
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speedo? motor? track size? all makes a difference.
I don't know what track yest since I just got the car and I plan on running a 17.5 and a 13.5 and not sure what brand yet...

I just want to get general ratios so I know where to start
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Old 04-18-2010, 01:22 AM   #18935
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have u got the brushless motor mount ?

if not then the biggest 48dp spur u will fit is a 78-80 and as for pinions for that i say from 19-35 , obviously it depends on what track your running on , get them all and your ready for anything :P
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Old 04-18-2010, 12:49 PM   #18936
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Hi Korey & Co,

(1) My setup is similar to Hara TITC 2009 and has morphed a bit using the Asphalt Base Setup by Phil Chambers (cut top and rear decks, stood up rear shock, & more recently the 3.5deg rear toe). The primary changes were made to fix a problem with the rear end breaking loose. The outdoor asphalt track is quite large, with an 80m front straight (photo attached).

(2) At my latest race meet, one of the other drivers marshalling (has an xray or two, as does most other drivers for that matter) indicated that my chassis was rolling a lot in the rear. This got me to thinking, as the underside, outside edges of my chassis have been scrapped & worn quite a bit (lots of roll?).

(3) Are other drivers (Team Drivers) who are running on asphalt, having the same wear on the underside, outside edges of the chassis ??

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Old 04-20-2010, 07:11 AM   #18937
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Saturday and sunday I go my first race with the Cyclone TC, after assembling it last week.
First impressions - handles really great! I was amazed how well this thing drives, I was able to run preety consistent laps so I am pleased.
The back differential , hard to setup! My las car was xray t2 2009 and to thighten you cound do it also on the track. for the cyclone you have to do alot more work. Also for the suspension , the T2 was easier to change, although the Cyclone's shocks are better.

What uppgrades to you recommand ? I am running novak gtb with novak 13.5 engine, but I am getting a LRP 13.5 and in the future maybe an sxx , with LRP 5300 40c packs.

Are these usefull ? - #67699 - DCJ Drive Shaft Set (1pcs) Double Cardan Joint Drive Shaft for Cyclone TC, Cyclone S

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Old 04-20-2010, 08:27 AM   #18938
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On the Cyclone you can also tighten the diff in the car, insert a small screwdriver or a long bodypin in the screw and turn the wheel. It's a bit fiddly but when you get the hang of it it's pretty doable.

It depends a bit on the size of your track, but upgrading to any recent speedo will make your car a lot faster. The GTB doesn't do any variable timing at all, it will look like you are standing still compared to a recent speedo. (GM 90/120 ver2, Tekin RS, LRP SXX stock spec)

I find the DCJ axles are especially usefull on small tracks with tight turns, on large tracks I don't notice any difference at all.
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I need some help with setup. When I built my car, I adjusted the droop to 7mm front and 6mm rear due to me driving on bumpy asphalt. Once it was all put together, and the ride height and camber were set, I noticed that it looked unbalanced when I lifted the chassis slightly to check the uptravel, one wheel lifts off the ground 1/2 inch when the other is still on the table. I adjusted them to now rise off the table evenly but one droop screw is almost all the way out and the other is screwed all the way in. I also added weights to offset the weight of my Lipo. Which is the best way to go...even droop measurements on both sides or have both wheels lift up at one time? Thank you.
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hey guys what would you recomend for a fdr for the cyclone running a 13.5 on a 150x45 track?

oh and what is the math to figure out the ratios? i forgot where i saw it and didnt get a chance to write it down
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I need some help with setup. When I built my car, I adjusted the droop to 7mm front and 6mm rear due to me driving on bumpy asphalt. Once it was all put together, and the ride height and camber were set, I noticed that it looked unbalanced when I lifted the chassis slightly to check the uptravel, one wheel lifts off the ground 1/2 inch when the other is still on the table. I adjusted them to now rise off the table evenly but one droop screw is almost all the way out and the other is screwed all the way in. I also added weights to offset the weight of my Lipo. Which is the best way to go...even droop measurements on both sides or have both wheels lift up at one time? Thank you.
Is the ride height the same on each side of the chassis?
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Is the ride height the same on each side of the chassis?
Yeah, I get the ride height exactly the same, but when I lift the chassis, one side lifts up before the other which to me indicates unbalanced turning. Is it more important to have the same measurements on both sides with a droop gauge, or making the tires come off the ground evenly when it is all put together?
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hey guys what would you recomend for a fdr for the cyclone running a 13.5 on a 150x45 track?

oh and what is the math to figure out the ratios? i forgot where i saw it and didnt get a chance to write it down
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or making the tires come off the ground evenly when it is all put together?
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Check uptravel without shocks, if it is even than you have found the issue.
Most likely it is the shocks.
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Check uptravel without shocks, if it is even than you have found the issue.
Most likely it is the shocks.
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