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Old 08-10-2008, 03:33 PM   #13366
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ran the cyclone for the first time today...had nothing but problems all day. First heat had a cv axle pop out weird and bind in the spool...turn marshal fixed it but when he set it back down the car drove really weird. Back in the pits it turns out the 3racing layshaft snapped in half somehow (probably cause its aluminum and as a random hole in it.) so i modified the one way shaft i had and ran that the rest of the day with the locked pulleys. Next qualifier i had the center of one of the sweep wheels rip out so that put me a couple laps down. The last qualifier wasnt much better as my pinion cam loose and slid down the motor shaft. Sucks going full speed down the front straight then having no brakes. All the while i was changing the setup a littler here and there but something wasnt right...finally just got annoyed and pulled out the rear gear diff i put in and threw back in the ball diff. Car immediately felt better and i ended up placing second in the main...so all in all a good day.

Any body wanna pick up a cheap gear diff? gotta buy the new ball diff. How often do you guys change out the balls on the new diffs?
Your gear diff had which problem ?
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Old 08-10-2008, 03:57 PM   #13367
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Your gear diff had which problem ?
it didnt have a problem so much as i just couldnt drive right with it in the car. The car felt better with the ball diff in it. I think the 3000wt fluid i have in the gear diff may be a bit too much and i need to come up with a decent solution to the fluid leaking slowly out of the out drives
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Old 08-10-2008, 04:37 PM   #13368
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it didnt have a problem so much as i just couldnt drive right with it in the car. The car felt better with the ball diff in it. I think the 3000wt fluid i have in the gear diff may be a bit too much and i need to come up with a decent solution to the fluid leaking slowly out of the out drives
maybe can test 1000 oil
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maybe can test 1000 oil
yeah i need to try that


in the mean time anybody know of a US supplier that has the pro spec diff?
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Old 08-10-2008, 04:47 PM   #13370
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yeah i need to try that


in the mean time anybody know of a US supplier that has the pro spec diff?
Pro Diff instock !
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Pro Diff instock !
i would love to pick up stuff from you as you carry everything i could need...but shipping kills me lol

We need some better hotbodies support in the USA
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Old 08-10-2008, 05:13 PM   #13372
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i would love to pick up stuff from you as you carry everything i could need...but shipping kills me lol

We need some better hotbodies support in the USA
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Old 08-10-2008, 06:31 PM   #13373
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i would love to pick up stuff from you as you carry everything i could need...but shipping kills me lol

We need some better hotbodies support in the USA
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Old 08-10-2008, 06:38 PM   #13374
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yeah i need to try that


in the mean time anybody know of a US supplier that has the pro spec diff?
Call Billy at SpeedWorld, I believe he had some in stock..

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Old 08-10-2008, 06:42 PM   #13375
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The car was crap all day. I tested with double oneways in practice and the car was fast but not TQ fast so I put on Scotty's Reedy race set up right before the forst qualifyier and forgot to take out the center oneway....can you say supper spin out when you hit the brakes. I TQ'ed that round. Got back to the pits and put the fixed center pulley in and the car was still crap...I beat my TQ. Third round I didn't change anything and more of the same. Hotbodies needs to improve their car
....The mains went bad for real this time. I couldn't hit a line to save my life. I used all my good runs in qualifying... I lost the lead but had 2nd locked up but flipped off the track and two cars went by me. I was able to catch one to move up to 3rd place but ran out of time to catch the 2nd place car. A GREAT DAY FOR THE CYCLONE IF YOU ASK ME. The scary thing is that Scotty's car felt even better than mine. When he let me drive it in practice it was Hara like.... I can't wait to run this crappy car again


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I'm usually pretty good at finding parts but I'm a little confused finding a complete set of bearings for the TC... I don't need ceramic, just a good set of replacement bearings... any help would be greatly appreciated... Thanks
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I'm usually pretty good at finding parts but I'm a little confused finding a complete set of bearings for the TC... I don't need ceramic, just a good set of replacement bearings... any help would be greatly appreciated... Thanks
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Can someone with a TC please measure the distance from the bottom of the top deck to the top of the chassis? Trying to figure out how LIPO is gonna fit in the car.

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Old 08-11-2008, 06:31 AM   #13379
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Just going through my car and messing with the setup a little and came across something i am not sure about. I am still learning RC car setup and was wondering...the spacers on the steering shaft i assume are to change ackerman (sp?) the stock setup suggests running 4mm worth of spacers. Whats the effects on the car if i increase or decrease the number of spacers?
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4mm is about the maximum you can use, with less shims you should find that the car is less aggressive on initial turn in.
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