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Old 09-10-2008, 02:31 PM   #13786
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Thank you yyhayyim & STLNLST
I'm using a 3.5 chassis and I have 22.5mm of room now. The SMC 5000 is 24.5. If I take 2mm off the tab over the lipo there will only be 2.5 left of the tab, I thought that might be somewhat on the thin side
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Thank you yyhayyim & STLNLST
I'm using a 3.5 chassis and I have 22.5mm of room now. The SMC 5000 is 24.5. If I take 2mm off the tab over the lipo there will only be 2.5 left of the tab, I thought that might be somewhat on the thin side
Thanks again guys
Running the thicker 3.5 chassis will also take away a little room that you gave to work with. Yo lose an extr 1mm to work with compared to what I had.
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Old 09-10-2008, 03:27 PM   #13788
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Running the thicker 3.5 chassis will also take away a little room that you gave to work with. Yo lose an extr 1mm to work with compared to what I had.
Huh?????
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Old 09-10-2008, 03:30 PM   #13789
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Huh?????
He is saying that he is running the normal 2.5 mm chassis. The other guy asking the question has a 3.5 mm chassis. The 1mm difference between the two is what raises the battery sitting on the chassis by 1 mm.
Rubber chassis = 2.5mm
Foam chassis = 3.5mm
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Old 09-10-2008, 04:12 PM   #13790
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Huh?????
I agree. The bulkhead sits on top of the chassis so unless I am thinking wrong the extra 1mm shouldn't matter since everything on the chassis sits 1mm higher
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Old 09-10-2008, 04:17 PM   #13791
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They are milled down at the bulkhead mounting points (at least on my foam chassis and all the other chassis I have seen).
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They are milled down at the bulkhead mounting points (at least on my foam chassis and all the other chassis I have seen).
Ahh ok haven't seen a carpet chassis yet.
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Old 09-10-2008, 04:43 PM   #13793
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I agree. The bulkhead sits on top of the chassis so unless I am thinking wrong the extra 1mm shouldn't matter since everything on the chassis sits 1mm higher
The chassis is thicker yes but if you look ata 3.5 compared to a 2.5 you will see that it's milled at all of the bulk heads to keep the roll centers the same as the 2.5 chassis

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They are milled down at the bulkhead mounting points (at least on my foam chassis and all the other chassis I have seen).
Thanks for explaining this. It totally slipped my mind
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He is saying that he is running the normal 2.5 mm chassis. The other guy asking the question has a 3.5 mm chassis. The 1mm difference between the two is what raises the battery sitting on the chassis by 1 mm.
Rubber chassis = 2.5mm
Foam chassis = 3.5mm
Yeah, I didn't know that the chassis was milled to lower the bulkheads. I have only seen that on the Corally 4mm chassis.
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Old 09-10-2008, 10:45 PM   #13795
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hi guys what difference does it make to have a thicker chasis like 4mm or 3.5mm
instead of having a thiner chasis like 2.5mm or 2mm
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It will isolate all the flex/movement only to the suspension. The suspension will be doing all the work. Usually the car will be more responsive, yet less forgiving to setup changes.

Typically we save thicker chassis to higher grip conditions as it lets the car roll through the corner faster as they produce a little less grip with the thicker chassis.

On asphalt, hot or lower traction conditions the car benefits from a little flex in the chassis. It will provide more overall grip, and make the car a little more forgiving in setup.

Hope that helps

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Old 09-11-2008, 11:53 AM   #13797
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-The steering turnbuckles hit the pivot block when trying to steer.
It is a good idea to dremel back part of the block, but when you are testing is the car on the ground and fully weighted.

The turnbuckles will have more clearance when the car is properly weighted down.
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How durable is the Cyclone S Sport TC? Wanting to put together a Vintage Transam car, without spending $400+ on a car. What are the major weak spots that need to be upgraded with better Cyclone TC parts or aluminum aftermarket parts?
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Old 09-11-2008, 03:32 PM   #13799
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How durable is the Cyclone S Sport TC? Wanting to put together a Vintage Transam car, without spending $400+ on a car. What are the major weak spots that need to be upgraded with better Cyclone TC parts or aluminum aftermarket parts?

I'm think you want use how many money upgrade to TC , or upgrade some TC parts !
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Stealth, I saw one of the original black cyclones for sale used on the forum for 200 shipped with parts, and it had the bmi chassis too. I would maybe check it out.
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