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Old 06-14-2010, 09:29 PM   #19186
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Nothing should have to be modified on the differential. The main thing I ran into was the spacing on the layshaft. I got another layshaft bearing and used it as a spacer. You'll see what I mean when you actually try to do it. The layshaft is normally slightly offset in the car, so when you move the pulleys to their correct location, there is a ton of slack in the layshaft and bulkheads.
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Old 06-14-2010, 11:27 PM   #19187
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I was just wondering if anyone drifts their cyclones? just picked up a special Ed and started drifting it and it's pretty damn sturdy
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Old 06-15-2010, 10:00 AM   #19188
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can someone pass me some email setup for the race CYCLONE S, only to take as a basis.

romulaoferraz @ hotmail.com

thx guys.
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Old 06-15-2010, 12:29 PM   #19189
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I was just wondering if anyone drifts their cyclones? just picked up a special Ed and started drifting it and it's pretty damn sturdy
My car serves a dual purpose, Drift / Touring. When drifting I move the spool to the back, use T-drift tires, and replace the gold/silver springs with the orange / yellow titanium drift springs. A few other adjustments and it drifts like a dream. Very stable, long sweeping drifts, quick switchbacks and tight donuts.
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Old 06-15-2010, 02:24 PM   #19190
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hi,

after searching through many setup pages and these threads i thought id ask direct as im getting quite confused.

im looking for a base asphalt setup for my cyclone TC , just a starting point for a medium grip medium sized track in the coldish british weather :P

im running the following if it helps

13.5t / lipo
sweep 30 exp's
the old style plastic suspension arms (pro 4?)
spool
cut top and rear deck
30wt oil all around
1mm spacers under all suspension blocks
silver roll bar front and copper back
2mm on ackerman

just looking for a good setup as a base point to improve on for a relative beginner that has lots of grip and handles well without being too twitchy as im not that smooth at driving yet

thanks for any help
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Here is my setup that works well on medium grip asphalt tracks.

Front
Spring: HPI Pink
Oil: MM 550cst
Piston: 3 Hole
Susp. Block: 0 Deg
roll center shims: 1.5mm Fr and 1.5mm R
Camber: 2.5 deg (with 3mm shim under camber link)
3mm on Akerman
Shock Position: 3rd hole from bottom on shock tower

Rear
Spring: HPI Silver
Oil: MM 550cst
Piston: 3 Hole
Susp. Block: 3 Deg
roll center shims: 1.5mm Fr and 1.5mm R
Camber: 2.0 deg (with 2mm shim under camber link)
Shock Position: 2nd hole from bottom on shock tower

also i found using 1.4mm roll bar all round made the car more stable through fast corners. maybe something worth trying.
Wheelbases are as per kit setup.
hope that helps
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Old 06-15-2010, 03:58 PM   #19192
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Questions?? Exotek Chassis

Hi

Anyone running a Exotek chassis ?

Did you have to change your setup with the new chassis or was it ok with the setup you had B4 you fitted the chassis ?

Did it offer more grip / corner speed ?

Thanks
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Old 06-15-2010, 04:08 PM   #19193
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hi,

after searching through many setup pages and these threads i thought id ask direct as im getting quite confused.

im looking for a base asphalt setup for my cyclone TC , just a starting point for a medium grip medium sized track in the coldish british weather :P

im running the following if it helps

13.5t / lipo
sweep 30 exp's
the old style plastic suspension arms (pro 4?)
spool
cut top and rear deck
30wt oil all around
1mm spacers under all suspension blocks
silver roll bar front and copper back
2mm on ackerman

just looking for a good setup as a base point to improve on for a relative beginner that has lots of grip and handles well without being too twitchy as im not that smooth at driving yet

thanks for any help
What track dude

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Old 06-15-2010, 04:32 PM   #19194
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Here is my setup that works well on medium grip asphalt tracks.

Front
Spring: HPI Pink
Oil: MM 550cst
Piston: 3 Hole
Susp. Block: 0 Deg
roll center shims: 1.5mm Fr and 1.5mm R
Camber: 2.5 deg (with 3mm shim under camber link)
3mm on Akerman
Shock Position: 3rd hole from bottom on shock tower

Rear
Spring: HPI Silver
Oil: MM 550cst
Piston: 3 Hole
Susp. Block: 3 Deg
roll center shims: 1.5mm Fr and 1.5mm R
Camber: 2.0 deg (with 2mm shim under camber link)
Shock Position: 2nd hole from bottom on shock tower

also i found using 1.4mm roll bar all round made the car more stable through fast corners. maybe something worth trying.
Wheelbases are as per kit setup.
hope that helps
I run a similar setup at a fairly large outdoor track here in NZ. My changes from above are:
AE 40wt oil in front (close to 550cst I think though_
AE 30wt oil in back

Camber front 2
Camber rear 1

1.4 Roll bar in front
1.2 Roll bar in back

We have some big fast sweeping corners where the roll bars earn their money
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Old 06-15-2010, 09:16 PM   #19195
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hi again,

thanks for the replys

the setups you have mentioned do seem close to mine at the moment , my setup is the same as hara's reedy 2008 setup , but with 1mm shims under suspension blocks and plastic pro 4 arms , cut top and rear deck.

ive been running 30wt schumacher oil all around but have some 35 , 40 and 45wt too , going to change it to 40wt all around

what would i notice different if i change the suspension block shims to 1.5mm all around from 1mm ? surely less grip ?

thanks again
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hi again,

thanks for the replys

the setups you have mentioned do seem close to mine at the moment , my setup is the same as hara's reedy 2008 setup , but with 1mm shims under suspension blocks and plastic pro 4 arms , cut top and rear deck.

ive been running 30wt schumacher oil all around but have some 35 , 40 and 45wt too , going to change it to 40wt all around

what would i notice different if i change the suspension block shims to 1.5mm all around from 1mm ? surely less grip ?

thanks again
Hi madwestmo


It really does depend on a whole lot of other factors,
Examples
Do you run full rebound in your shocks?
Do you have the black foams at the top of the shock bladders?
What droop you running?
I would suggest running 45 and 50 MM oils

Like I said, what rack do you need the setup for plz

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Old 06-16-2010, 12:58 PM   #19197
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always have run no rebound , no foam in shocks , 5mm droop front and 4.5mm at back

oh and the track is a little known outdoor track in lincolnshire
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Ive just picked up a TC cyclone to run 17.5t brushless with

im looking for a lipo battery tray and came across this one was wondering if anyone has used or is using it and what do you think of it?

http://www.radshaperc.com/batterytrays.html

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Hi

Anyone running a Exotek chassis ?

Did you have to change your setup with the new chassis or was it ok with the setup you had B4 you fitted the chassis ?

Did it offer more grip / corner speed ?

Thanks
i didnt really change the setup at all. it just gave the car more traction all round. it gave me an extra lap at the track, best upgrade i have ever bought for sure.
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Ive just picked up a TC cyclone to run 17.5t brushless with

im looking for a lipo battery tray and came across this one was wondering if anyone has used or is using it and what do you think of it?

http://www.radshaperc.com/batterytrays.html

cheers shane
never even seen that one mentioned before i'd say it might work, but you'd have to check fitment under the topdeck - since the cyclone and mi3/mi4 have different styled topdecks...plus you'd have to modify how it attaches to the chassis, since the cyclone don't have holes for battery strap
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