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Old 07-30-2008, 07:52 PM   #13186
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if youre going to do solely drifting with it youre wasting your money.

drifting isnt evolved enough to the point that you can drift better with a top notch touring car than with, say, an HPI RS4. By all means go for it if you are going to do regular racing to, but the cyclone's true potential is in traditional road course racing, and not drifting.
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Old 07-30-2008, 10:21 PM   #13187
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ic... my friend recently got one Yokomo Masami special Touring car, he has touch up the car to become drift, lol when i try it for drift , its kinda cun ...
I would say Pro D from HPI will be a good Drift car. If you read some Japanese RC magazine, you will find out there's a lot of manufactuer already have new car came out with totally new design!
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:21 PM   #13188
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Help please, I'm a little confused the clone tc manual says put 2mm shims under toe and pivot blocks all the way round, the moorespeed says no shims, what would i gain by adding 2mm shims to the moorespeed and how would this affect the car?

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Old 07-31-2008, 02:32 PM   #13189
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Help please, I'm a little confused the clone tc manual says put 2mm shims under toe and pivot blocks all the way round, the moorespeed says no shims, what would i gain by adding 2mm shims to the moorespeed and how would this affect the car?

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It should increase roll center which will in turn increase traction by allowing the car to roll more side to side. Typically used for rubber tire racing on asphalt.
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Old 07-31-2008, 05:29 PM   #13190
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It should increase roll center which will in turn increase traction by allowing the car to roll more side to side. Typically used for rubber tire racing on asphalt.
What surface are you running in?
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Old 07-31-2008, 06:46 PM   #13191
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Figured i would post here along with the WTB thread i am going to put up. I am looking for the 3racing SSG chassis that for some reason they discontinued. I am trying to convert my car completely over to SSG and this is the only part i cant find anywhere.
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Old 07-31-2008, 06:54 PM   #13192
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This 2 body have what feel ?
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Old 07-31-2008, 07:15 PM   #13193
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how do they perform? i like the Cadillac
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Old 07-31-2008, 07:17 PM   #13194
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how do they perform? i like the Cadillac
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Old 07-31-2008, 07:27 PM   #13195
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Who makes the Cadillac body? I like it as well.
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Old 07-31-2008, 09:02 PM   #13196
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Help please, I'm a little confused the clone tc manual says put 2mm shims under toe and pivot blocks all the way round, the moorespeed says no shims, what would i gain by adding 2mm shims to the moorespeed and how would this affect the car?

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When you add shims under the suspension block it raises the roll center. This will usually increase initial grip into the corner, but produce less grip through the middle and exit. It also allows weight to transfer side to side faster. The combination of these two things makes the car more reactive off center, and is usually pretty nice on rubber tires. We just run a softer suspension to get that mid-exit grip back

Usually if you need a little more overal traction I will reduce the amount of shims under the suspension blocks by .5mm. It helps smooth out the car and make it a little more locked down.

Now, on foam tires where we want to smooth out the car so it won't be so twichy and hard to drive, we take most of the shim out. If the roll center is too high the car will be very inconsistent and make the car lift up in the corners in very extreme cases because it transfers weight so fast.

For asphalt... I usually start with 1.5mm shims all around, and then work from there. Currently I am running 1.0mm in the front and 1.5mm in the back.

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Who makes the Cadillac body? I like it as well.
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Here's a place that has it in stock apparently:
http://demonpowerproducts.co.uk/prod...oducts_id=2925
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Thanks for the info Geek_Speed.
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has anyone moved from a 415 to cyclone? I really like the design of the cyclone and fro a lot of drivers it seem easy to drive. i like the 415 but could never get it setup to suit me.

i am wondering what the cyclone drives like in low grip carpet condition that we have in the UK or tarmac.
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has anyone moved from a 415 to cyclone? I really like the design of the cyclone and fro a lot of drivers it seem easy to drive. i like the 415 but could never get it setup to suit me.

i am wondering what the cyclone drives like in low grip carpet condition that we have in the UK or tarmac.
Smoking motor.. i moved from a 415 to the cyclone AME (then later on from a cyclone AME to a 416)

the cyclone is definitely an easy car to set up to your liking
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