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Old 05-12-2013, 03:59 PM   #3556
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Okey, i just ordered the Sav÷x "SC-1251MG" hope this is good.
You have the same parts and think they are smooth Cwoods34 sounds great!
This is my first year driving "touring" so i dont have much experience with setup and
Option parts to the T4, so its great to get some tips from you about parts/setup. All the tracks im gonna drive this summer is asphalt(outside)
,when you set up the steering servo saver with the savox it wont be exactly 90 degrees ,itll want to lean to one side make sure its leanng towards the top deck or you wont get the full 25 degrees of steering,i found out the hard way
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Old 05-12-2013, 04:08 PM   #3557
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ok i can do that with the shocks i have the 1.6 top deck fitted and the car wb is at 257,the track is bumpy and has a banked sweeper which eats the bottom of the motor and the chassis,ive run it higher to stop the chassis scraping but it affects the infield handling too much,so a strip of tape gets worn through every heat,i might tey the 2.5's in the rear,since i got back from the track i have laid the rear shocks down to its lowest and the fronts to the most upright,to try to get a better balance front to rear ,a 2.5 on the front would just make the front dive and too soft,ill try the changes and then stand up the shock to 3rd hole and put on the 2.5,when i had the 2.3/2,6 on the rear the rear was loose
Sometimes shocks can be laid down too much and will actually take away grip. The 2nd and 3rd holes (middle 2) on the shock towers are the most used.... I don't remember having a good setup that used the 1 or 4 hole. I think maintaining tape on the chassis and motor will be worth the trade-off of running at 5mm if the sweeper is the only part of the track where rubbing is an issue.

2.9 front/2.7 is also a decent spring setup on asphalt for slower classes, and we've had luck with it on carpet in 17.5 at our track.
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Old 05-12-2013, 05:05 PM   #3558
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Do you know of any website that sells them?

I only found Yeah Racing ones on ebay. Think they're good or?
Yeah Racing are not really worth the money not sure if you can buy spares.

try reflexracing.net he has other good stuff for T4 as well.
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Spilled coffee all over my car on the way to the track Saturday morning, it sucked!!
I thought I killed an almost new orca (used maybe 5x) but blew it off when I got there and it worked fine. I raced it and pulled it off after 2min in all 3 heats and don't even remember if I raced the main. Anyway, the bearings are not spinning as good but aren't old neither I know it's the coffee, how or what's the best way to clean them?
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:03 PM   #3560
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Spilled coffee all over my car on the way to the track Saturday morning, it sucked!!
I thought I killed an almost new orca (used maybe 5x) but blew it off when I got there and it worked fine. I raced it and pulled it off after 2min in all 3 heats and don't even remember if I raced the main. Anyway, the bearings are not spinning as good but aren't old neither I know it's the coffee, how or what's the best way to clean them?
Here's the night of
Personally, I'd buy new ones. But if that's off the table, then I'd soak them in a citrus degreaser and then re-oil them. I really like the Sonic citrus degreaser. I bet coffee is soluble in degreaser.
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Spilled coffee all over my car on the way to the track Saturday morning, it sucked!!
I thought I killed an almost new orca (used maybe 5x) but blew it off when I got there and it worked fine. I raced it and pulled it off after 2min in all 3 heats and don't even remember if I raced the main. Anyway, the bearings are not spinning as good but aren't old neither I know it's the coffee, how or what's the best way to clean them?
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Personally, I'd buy new ones. But if that's off the table, then I'd soak them in a citrus degreaser and then re-oil them. I really like the Sonic citrus degreaser. I bet coffee is soluble in degreaser.

Avid rc sells (as do many others) bearings for a buck a piece....

I guess what your time is worth to you will decide whether you'll spend an hour and $5 worth of motor spray or just spend $14 and replace all the driveline bearings.
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Avid rc sells (as do many others) bearings for a buck a piece....

I guess what your time is worth to you will decide whether you'll spend an hour and $5 worth of motor spray or just spend $14 and replace all the driveline bearings.
I ordered a set of xray bearings when I bought the car. Leaned from my nitro cars that bearings are good to have laying around for times like this. Only 3 or 4 are not spinning like new so it kind of seems dumb to not try to clean first to see if I can get them spinning free again before replacing.
If not ill most likely swap all the bearings for new ones and keep the ones that are good as spares and chuck the bad ones
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I ordered a set of xray bearings when I bought the car. Leaned from my nitro cars that bearings are good to have laying around for times like this. Only 3 or 4 are not spinning like new so it kind of seems dumb to not try to clean first to see if I can get them spinning free again before replacing.
If not ill most likely swap all the bearings for new ones and keep the ones that are good as spares and chuck the bad ones
Get a bearing blaster! A few squirts of motor spray through a bearing and your good to go.
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:46 AM   #3564
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,when you set up the steering servo saver with the savox it wont be exactly 90 degrees ,itll want to lean to one side make sure its leanng towards the top deck or you wont get the full 25 degrees of steering,i found out the hard way
Thanks for telling
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Sometimes shocks can be laid down too much and will actually take away grip. The 2nd and 3rd holes (middle 2) on the shock towers are the most used.... I don't remember having a good setup that used the 1 or 4 hole. I think maintaining tape on the chassis and motor will be worth the trade-off of running at 5mm if the sweeper is the only part of the track where rubbing is an issue.

2.9 front/2.7 is also a decent spring setup on asphalt for slower classes, and we've had luck with it on carpet in 17.5 at our track.
Okey, 2.9 Front - 2.7 rear? On asphalt
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Okey, 2.9 Front - 2.7 rear? On asphalt
Depends what oil, I use 2.7 front and 2.5 rear or the kit 2.3-2.6 progressive with 450 oil and it seems to work best on low traction surface. Traction will be a lot better once the season gets going and it doesn't rain between race days..
I'm sure those springs will change when that happens but it seems to work good on carpet also with a lot more grip..
Work on the setup with stock box settings and go from there, I'm not the best at setups but my car gets better every time I race making little changes from weeks prior. Most guys are not far from kit setup if you look at these forums where people post them. I had the best changes so far from playing with shock positioning. I'm still learning as most are, so I make changes just to see what it does and some are drastic changes. That's how I've been able to find out what to do in certain situations, some make you slower and some faster but you'll never learn to go fast if you don't test and see.. A lot of times the best setup for some are terrible for others
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Depends what oil, I use 2.7 front and 2.5 rear or the kit 2.3-2.6 progressive with 450 oil and it seems to work best on low traction surface. Traction will be a lot better once the season gets going and it doesn't rain between race days..
I'm sure those springs will change when that happens but it seems to work good on carpet also with a lot more grip..
Work on the setup with stock box settings and go from there, I'm not the best at setups but my car gets better every time I race making little changes from weeks prior. Most guys are not far from kit setup if you look at these forums where people post them. I had the best changes so far from playing with shock positioning. I'm still learning as most are, so I make changes just to see what it does and some are drastic changes. That's how I've been able to find out what to do in certain situations, some make you slower and some faster but you'll never learn to go fast if you don't test and see.. A lot of times the best setup for some are terrible for others
Thank you for the help, i should start with one setup and try different oils/springs on the track's. I start with 2.8-2.5front and 2.5rear and see how this Works. Thanks again!
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What do you guys think about differential oils?
700cst is what followed from the box, but should i order some other oil for the front/rear?
(Driving outside, asphalt)
Thanks for all tips
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What do you guys think about differential oils?
700cst is what followed from the box, but should i order some other oil for the front/rear?
(Driving outside, asphalt)
Thanks for all tips
I would start at 2k, and work your way up and down depending on your needs and possibly the heat.
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I would start at 2k, and work your way up and down depending on your needs and possibly the heat.
Okey 2000cst for both front/rear?
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