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Old 05-23-2013, 02:27 PM   #1096
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Dirtydog, what shock towers are you using? Arrowmax?
They are custom made (lowered by 5.5mm) with same shock angles as the kit. I believe they are similar to the arrowmax ones.
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They are custom made (lowered by 5.5mm) with same shock angles as the kit. I believe they are similar to the arrowmax ones.
Dirtydog hows your testing?
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:57 PM   #1098
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Hi,

I had a mixed weekend. The testing went well. I tried lots as I got to the track early and the club had resurfaced the track (using a product called Boral Top Coat) The grip levels were consistent across the entire track and decent.

The Serpent shocks (3x1.1 piston with 388cst and HPI Silver springs) were over gripped (no rotation and stopping mid corner) and also noticed it bouncing everywhere. (track is very bumpy) Next tried HPI Blue all round. It bounced more, so I thought it was too soft and went heavier in oil. Tried 425cst next and it was a move in the right direction. I then went to Yokomo Pink frt and Blue rr spring. It was better again.

I ran out of time to do more testing (wanted to try heavier oil - 475cst with 3x1.2) and also TShox.

On this track (mega bumpy and decent grip - lots of hair pins) I am not as convinced the short shocks were the way to go, but need further testing with correct shock setup to know. On the other track I race at (lots of on power high speed turns) I felt the shorter shocks were an advantage in those sections)

As I said, I have short Tshox, Serpent Shocks and CSO shocks. In quality and build I would rate them that way. The quality and build of my Tshox are excellent. No leaks, build easy and perform well. The Serpent shocks build easy, but need optional clear oring. They also leak and need rebuilding more often had air in shocks after 4 runs) The CSO shocks are junk. The piston does not fit in the body of the shock properly. It binds badly. (even with light sanding).

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Anyone finding that the front drive shafts bend easy? If so, what alternatives are there out there that can fit in the tcxx, apart from installing dcjs

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Anyone finding that the front drive shafts bend easy? If so, what alternatives are there out there that can fit in the tcxx, apart from installing dcjs

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thin steel axle upfront maybe?

does anyone know the part numbers for the spool and steel outdrives to use the old thicker style axles?
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thin steel axle upfront maybe?

does anyone know the part numbers for the spool and steel outdrives to use the old thicker style axles?
Thanks, but the thin ones look way too thin to go in the front. I have an old cyclone that have steel ones at the front, which are thicker. Would probably give them a go if they can fit..
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Old 05-27-2013, 03:12 AM   #1102
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Anyone finding that the front drive shafts bend easy? If so, what alternatives are there out there that can fit in the tcxx, apart from installing dcjs

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Tamiya 44mm DCJ are a direct fit (just use 5x10x3mm bearing on inside of spindle.
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Anyone finding that the front drive shafts bend easy? If so, what alternatives are there out there that can fit in the tcxx, apart from installing dcjs

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Use 46mm spec-R DCJ V.2 , they are awesome, very smooth and strong, for to be use however require the use of spool outdrive TCX, steel or POM (#61087-#68769-#68770)
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Big thanks to Hiro for all the help at the Reedy race this weekend. We got the car rocking and had a chance to make the A main but fell a bit short. This was most likely my last on road race and Hiro made it a memorable one.
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How come you are not racing on road anymore?

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Big thanks to Hiro for all the help at the Reedy race this weekend. We got the car rocking and had a chance to make the A main but fell a bit short. This was most likely my last on road race and Hiro made it a memorable one.
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How come you are not racing on road anymore?
Because he likes DIRT under his fingernails...

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Haha I like dirt too but why not race both?


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Old 05-28-2013, 11:18 AM   #1108
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He's like me. Too broke to do both!

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I sure get that!


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How come you are not racing on road anymore?
On road priced itself out of many racers budget. Off road has a much better turnout and is easier on the wallet.
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