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Old 10-20-2012, 11:58 AM   #856
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Thanks for the info!
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Old 10-20-2012, 12:08 PM   #857
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Bumper Issue solved ;

Cut out most of the first top brace mainly to help fit my PT in the bumper (note cut bumper foam ready for PT)


Mount second brace over first, but upside down (sandwiching PT between foam and upper brace)


Bumper brace now almost up against bulkheads (like T3) and PT mounted as far forward as possible


The brace's have an enlarged section where they used to line up with the bulkheads, this is why the upper brace must be upside down.
This shot might show slightly better what I mean here;
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Old 10-20-2012, 12:20 PM   #858
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Does anyone know if the T3 Orange spring retainers work on the T4 or is it a different part number?
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Old 10-20-2012, 12:58 PM   #859
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Drove mine for the first time today and it was the best car out of the box I have ever driven. Crushed my own lap record by a half of a second.
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Old 10-20-2012, 01:12 PM   #860
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Does anyone know if the T3 Orange spring retainers work on the T4 or is it a different part number?
Yes they do I have them on my T4
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:35 PM   #861
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Miniripper,

Just wondering, can you take a closer pic of the front bumper area with the t3 number? I would love to get a t4 but the bumper scares me (I still hit the wall a lot).

Also, what are the orange screws on the top deck for? I have seen these and often wondered what the practical use for them is. The only thing I could come up with is that is allows the use of a machined screw so you don't need a bunch of different screws in your bin.

Thanks for the info. I love the pictures! It allows me in the states to live vicariously through you over the pond.
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:42 PM   #862
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very nice work station you got there
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:48 PM   #863
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Why would you need your tire warmers in your workshop ?
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:56 PM   #864
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Why would you need your tire warmers in your workshop ?
He's actually set up at the track for a race meeting tomorrow... yes MiniRipper, I AM spying on you and your orange groupies!
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Old 10-20-2012, 04:06 PM   #865
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Why would you need your tire warmers in your workshop ?
Yea I'm set up at a track for tomorrow's race meet. CWIC.


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He's actually set up at the track for a race meeting tomorrow... yes MiniRipper, I AM spying on you and your orange groupies!
See you tomorrow Dave.
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Old 10-20-2012, 04:22 PM   #866
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So envious of all the T4's that have been shipped and delivered. Still waiting on mine to arrive here in the states. Anybody have any idea when amainhobbies will get theirs?
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Old 10-20-2012, 04:33 PM   #867
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Not sure how to ask this question but I'm intending to get a T4 as my first competitive touring car (dabbled a bit years ago) and I'd like to understand something about adding weight to balance the left/right balance and achieve minimum ROAR weight. I realize this depends on my electronics so here's what I'm intending to put in the car in case it helps:

- VTX10 ESC
- Futaba R603FS receiver
- Futaba S9551 servo
- Older/classic AMB transponder
- Motor not sure yet but these don't vary too much in weight I imagine
- Battery: as much capacity (with high C rating) as I can do without putting more weight on the battery side than the other side.

I guess I'm wondering:

1 - Can a high capacity lipo cause the battery side of the car to be heaviest? Or am I almost guaranteed that the battery side will be light than the other side regardless of a 4000 mah battery versus 6500 mah for example. I'd be looking at the higher end Reedys.

2 - What about minimum ROAR weight - do you think the higher capacity battery would put me over the min or will I still tend to need weights?

Thanks all, I can experiment but I'm hoping to not have to buy two $100+ batteries just to find out!

PS - I realize that keeping weight lower is better. So a lower capacity battery plus weights is better than a higher capacity battery and no weights. However, I'd prefer the higher capacity for longer run times. I also realize I'll use far less than even a 4000 mah battery per run but for me, bigger is better for more practice time.
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Old 10-20-2012, 04:49 PM   #868
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Not sure how to ask this question but I'm intending to get a T4 as my first competitive touring car (dabbled a bit years ago) and I'd like to understand something about adding weight to balance the left/right balance and achieve minimum ROAR weight. I realize this depends on my electronics so here's what I'm intending to put in the car in case it helps:

- VTX10 ESC
- Futaba R603FS receiver
- Futaba S9551 servo
- Older/classic AMB transponder
- Motor not sure yet but these don't vary too much in weight I imagine
- Battery: as much capacity (with high C rating) as I can do without putting more weight on the battery side than the other side.

I guess I'm wondering:

1 - Can a high capacity lipo cause the battery side of the car to be heaviest? Or am I almost guaranteed that the battery side will be light than the other side regardless of a 4000 mah battery versus 6500 mah for example. I'd be looking at the higher end Reedys.

2 - What about minimum ROAR weight - do you think the higher capacity battery would put me over the min or will I still tend to need weights?

Thanks all, I can experiment but I'm hoping to not have to buy two $100+ batteries just to find out!

PS - I realize that keeping weight lower is better. So a lower capacity battery plus weights is better than a higher capacity battery and no weights. However, I'd prefer the higher capacity for longer run times. I also realize I'll use far less than even a 4000 mah battery per run but for me, bigger is better for more practice time.
Almost everyone runs a 6000+ battery, your left/right balance is closer as is min weight, to meet 1380 you might need 10-20g here or there, I don't know the exact weights of your stuff or the T4 unloaded. The VTX is on the heavier side though.
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Old 10-20-2012, 06:30 PM   #869
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So envious of all the T4's that have been shipped and delivered. Still waiting on mine to arrive here in the states. Anybody have any idea when amainhobbies will get theirs?
not sure ....but thats where mine is gonna come from......then it will be another 2 weeks to ship to Canada...... oh well i got my ta05ifsv2 to keep me busy
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Keep the pictures of the car coming. any part of it really i just like looking at these.

Mine should be in my hands sometime during next week.
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