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Old 01-22-2013, 03:43 AM   #1621
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Can anyone tell me, out of the Titanium screws and turnbuckles, which offer the biggest weight saving over the kit standard steel equivalents? Since both Titanium items cost about the same amount, I'm looking for the biggest weight saving for the money.
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Can anyone tell me, out of the Titanium screws and turnbuckles, which offer the biggest weight saving over the kit standard steel equivalents? Since both Titanium items cost about the same amount, I'm looking for the biggest weight saving for the money.
Here's what you can do. Take one screw of each kind, and one turn buckle of each kind. Weigh them all and times it by how many of that specific screw/buckle there is. Then add it all into categories and add it all together. The set with the most weight, is the set that is worth replacing with Titanium upgrades.

Sorry if this confused you, but this way of calculation should work for you.

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Old 01-22-2013, 06:30 AM   #1623
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Can anyone tell me, out of the Titanium screws and turnbuckles, which offer the biggest weight saving over the kit standard steel equivalents? Since both Titanium items cost about the same amount, I'm looking for the biggest weight saving for the money.
If it helps the steel turnbuckles weigh 11 grams in total. I took all mine off last night and replaced them with TC6 titanium ones, which weighed 7 grams in total. Not that much of a saving really. I suppose everything helps a little bit
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If it helps the steel turnbuckles weigh 11 grams in total. I took all mine off last night and replaced them with TC6 titanium ones, which weighed 7 grams in total. Not that much of a saving really. I suppose everything helps a little bit
maybe not but to be able to put 4 grams on the bottom center of the chassis instead of up high does help. I'm sure if you switched to all titanium screws about above the chassis and leave the steel screws on the bottom I bet you could save some weight and effect the car that way.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:46 AM   #1625
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If it helps the steel turnbuckles weigh 11 grams in total. I took all mine off last night and replaced them with TC6 titanium ones, which weighed 7 grams in total. Not that much of a saving really. I suppose everything helps a little bit
Thanks for your help. I guess there is probably more weight to be saved by purchasing the Titanium screw set instead then.
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I have never had a binding issue with Tamiya DCJ's in my BD7. I have not modified anything and no binding. Mine have been in the car for three or four months.
Which ones did you get? Part number
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I have never had a binding issue with Tamiya DCJ's in my BD7. I have not modified anything and no binding. Mine have been in the car for three or four months.
I did the same thing..but there's a little binding between the axles pin and the outer bearing...Keith Yu pointed out to me that the I had a bad bearing ..If you move the front wheel just alittle and you will feel the bearing is binding ...the stock yokomo and Tamiya is about .010 differnce
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Is the axel pin too close to the bearing with the tamiya DCJ?
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Is the axel pin too close to the bearing with the tamiya DCJ?
it seem to be okay after you put on the wheel hex adapter. but as soon you tighten the wheel nut is bind a little..yes
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I want to try this but doesn't this mess with the Ackerman?
yes it does, but i my opinion for the better. My Bd7 is easier to drive.
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Did a hot lap with my BD7 today. Will be uploading to YouTube soon!
I take it you enjoyed your first outing on the BD7?
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I take it you enjoyed your first outing on the BD7?
Yes indeed!

Heres a link to the youtube video I uploaded. Stock setup, stock parts, great car. I can't really think of anything that needs to be improved on the car besides the motor and servo I'm using, which are both on the way.

Other then that, this car is amazing and suits my driving style quite well. It takes off like a rocket and drives like a beast

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Hi, can someone help me find a starting point on which pinion gears to purchase. I want to buy around 3-6 pinions. This is my first onroad car. I am using a 64p (96t). Esc is a SXX TC V2. Motor is Orion VST 10.5 running on a medium asphalt track. Thanks in advance.
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Hi, can someone help me find a starting point on which pinion gears to purchase. I want to buy around 3-6 pinions. This is my first onroad car. I am using a 64p (96t). Esc is a SXX TC V2. Motor is Orion VST 10.5 running on a medium asphalt track. Thanks in advance.
Firstly, I suggest you convert your gearing to 48pitch as 64 pitch spur gears seem to strip quite easily and you'll find yourself spending more money than you'll need to.

Secondly, what car are you running?
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Bill K, I am running a BD7. Do they make 48p for the car. If I were to keep it at 64p, what pinion gears would you recommend.
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