Originally Posted by smojoe
okay, I have a few more questions (I should be getting my BD in a few days)
what wt oil would you recommend for a roadcourse (the track in Ripon)? (carpet doesnt start untill october, so I guess I will just have to run it outside a little)
does the BD come with a center spool or a center one way?
are the wheels that come with the BD any good?
has anyone experimented with cutting every-other tooth off the front or rear belt on top of soaking it in WD-40, or does soaking it free it up enough?
The car comes with 450 wt oil and is just fine. We run 500 in the front and 450 in the rear most of the time. The Rayspeed springs that come with the car are also very good. The kit set up is great right out of the box.
The car comes with a one-way and a spool is available from Yokomo, and a solid steel one is available from Speedtech. I suggest you run a locked center pully if you are going to run a spool or front diff.
The wheels that come with the car are Super Precision Aero Dish TW-1012. They are very good for Ripon, if you go to Speedworld you might want to try TW-512 a little less brittle than the 1012s.
You can soak the belts in WD-40 over night and they will be a little softer, but you don't have too. The belts will break in on their own after a while.
I don't recomend cutting any teeth off the belts, I guess it helped on the Losi, long belt - more friction?
The car is very, very good right out of the box. Tires are the most important thing for the car at Ripon, check out what the fast guys are using at that track, you will need a very soft compond at night for the mains.