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Old 02-01-2013, 02:37 AM   #2581
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:01 AM   #2582
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Thanks for the link, the springs I saw last night where chrome, do you think thay are the same thing in the link, but painted?
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:19 AM   #2583
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Thanks for the link, the springs I saw last night where chrome, do you think thay are the same thing in the link, but painted?
the reference is right, they are the same exactly.
I think the black colour is an illusion because the quality of the picture is bad ;-)
or a back-light... but no worry they are the right springs
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the reference is right, they are the same exactly.
I think the black colour is an illusion because the quality of the picture is bad ;-)
or a back-light... but no worry they are the right springs
Thanks guys, just ordered some.
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From looking at pictures from Snowbirds, I noticed that Martin Hudy and others are removing the the screws just in front of the spur gear on the top deck. With this car not having the bearing holders like previous models, wouldn't you think that would cause the spur gear to possibly move? Have any of you tried this and did you notice a difference?
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From looking at pictures from Snowbirds, I noticed that Martin Hudy and others are removing the the screws just in front of the spur gear on the top deck. With this car not having the bearing holders like previous models, wouldn't you think that would cause the spur gear to possibly move? Have any of you tried this and did you notice a difference?
I've tried it. I was skeptical at first, worried that the spur would move and possibly strip. However, no problems yet.
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From looking at pictures from Snowbirds, I noticed that Martin Hudy and others are removing the the screws just in front of the spur gear on the top deck. With this car not having the bearing holders like previous models, wouldn't you think that would cause the spur gear to possibly move? Have any of you tried this and did you notice a difference?
I've run the car several times now without any screws around the spur (i.e. all 4 screws removed) without any stripping issues. It really does help the car rotate as it allows more flex. I think this may be part of the reason Xray released the new, flexible top deck a few weeks back. It may accomplish the same result without removing those 4 screws.
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:13 AM   #2588
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Are there any pics of Alex Hagbergs car at the Snowbirds??

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Old 02-01-2013, 10:55 AM   #2589
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So wait...there are even more flexible options for this car!?! It already feels like a noodle compared to the TC5 that beats me every week (He is a great driver).

What exactly does flex do again cause I understood from a previous question that a firmer car will be faster.
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Look at the 417v5...they removed those front screw holes entirely. It must be the way the flex is being designed in the cars.
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I've tried it. I was skeptical at first, worried that the spur would move and possibly strip. However, no problems yet.
Did you do this with a modified motor or higher turns.
Because a mod under breaking wil push the spurgear upward
and wil be damaged.
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Did you do this with a modified motor or higher turns.
Because a mod under breaking wil push the spurgear upward
and wil be damaged.
it was modified (Team Epic D3 4.5). like i said, no problems...yet.
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So wait...there are even more flexible options for this car!?! It already feels like a noodle compared to the TC5 that beats me every week (He is a great driver).

What exactly does flex do again cause I understood from a previous question that a firmer car will be faster.
It all depends on the traction level of the track. If the track is low traction, then a firm car will not have enough steering (too stiff in the front) or be loose (too stiff in the rear). Vice versa, if the traction is high, then a soft car may traction roll (too soft in the front) or slow to rotate (too soft in the rear).

And of course, the driver has alot to do with it too. I once saw JR Mitch (Associated off-road driver) drive a 1st gen TC5, and go just as fast as XRAY drivers running T2'009's and T3'11's. And that 1st gen TC5 had about the same of amount of flex as a concrete block.
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it was modified (Team Epic D3 4.5). like i said, no problems...yet.
Thanks.
Still you noticed no problem, for me to be shore i have made it
the same as T3 2012.
If you do it without screws and with topdeck 1.6 th this give the
layshaft the oppertunity to move upwards.
Hope you will not have this problem in the future.
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Good job to 14 year old Andrew hardman for the win in super stock and a respectable finish in mod at the snowbirds. Looking forward to seeing his setups for both classes. Again great job!
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