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Old 03-24-2014, 11:15 PM   #421
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How is the rear diff? i have a bd7 and i can't get it to stop leaking from the o-rings.

No noticble excessive leakage. Assembles without issues. The screws are a fine thread opposed to some diffs that use a self tapping screw.

How are the shocks? do they need rebuilding often? or are they similar to xray/tamiya shocks? does the shaft move left and right as well like the collar doesn't hold it well?

Seem pretty decent, the shock shaft is supported by a upper and lower locator bushing so it has good support on each end of the oring pocket.

I'm asking because i'm in the market for a new car, i have a BD7 2014, and i'm looking at this kit or the TC6.2 since they look similar and part support is great
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Old 03-24-2014, 11:23 PM   #422
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How is the thread on the shocks for the caps? Is it easy to strip the shock caps? it's been a really long time since i've had plastic shock caps (back in the AE TC3 days!)
The shock caps are tapped already so they screw on without much effort. The caps have a bleed hole pre-drilled in the cap to use as a pressure release for zero rebound shocks. They can also be made into emulsion shocks, so they seem to have good seal and assemble easily. I did use a tap to thread the bleed screws, I find this easier than forcing the screw into the plastic.

When I did assemble the shocks I could never get a true zero rebound setting, my final shocks are at about 25% rebound with a very small amount of suck back. I think these will get better after a few more runs.
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Old 03-24-2014, 11:24 PM   #423
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I'm building one now, after leaving a highly modded TC6.1. Parts are better quality plastic, andmy locals are "outta the box"as fast as they were with their X-rays or AE cars. The car is FANTASTIC.
Seeing similar results here as well.
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When i first saw the price of the car i was thinking wow why is the car so cheap compared to the other highend sedans after the build i see why its cheaper...most shims n kit r plastic.. not a big deal imo.. turnbuckles r aluminum, camberlinks r fine but the steering links will bend( i replaced with xray steering links). The plastic bits on the shocks r fine. This car handles very well and feels so smooth it's crazy, the handling and feel of this car is.... it's ridiculous
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Smooth and then some..in my case I come off power to grid up & it just kept rolling, I had to have a look at it again to make sure it was belt & not shaft
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just started building mine, and ordered some aluminum spacers, and some hiro seiko gold screws for some bling, the plastic is on par with some of my tamiya cars, and the car is a lot cheeper then any of my tamiya cars, should have put in aluminum center pulleys, hate glueing the plastic retainers for the pulleys, but other then that a nice kit to build and hopfully will handle just as good or better
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Which springs fit? Can someone measure the diameter and length so i can compare them to what i have (yokomo, tamiya and HPIs)
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Which springs fit? Can someone measure the diameter and length so i can compare them to what i have (yokomo, tamiya and HPIs)
Not at the bench at the moment, but any of the springs that are in the 23mm height range will work, I have run original long Xray springs without issue and I know they are similar to the Yokomo springs, maybe slightly smaller diameter but will still work. So I would think your Tamiya and HPI springs should work as well, or anything that was used on a "normal" long shock, pre-short shock era. It is not what I would consider a "big bore" shock either.
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Which springs fit? Can someone measure the diameter and length so i can compare them to what i have (yokomo, tamiya and HPIs)
I have Yokomo springs on mine at the moment. No issues with fit.
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I'm building one now, after leaving a highly modded TC6.1. Parts are better quality plastic, andmy locals are "outta the box"as fast as they were with their X-rays or AE cars. The car is FANTASTIC.
Wait? YOU have been running TC?

Welcome to the team. I think you'll like it when you get it on the track.
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Hey Guys

Does anyone know the size of the pin in
the rear dog bone. I know Tamyia is 2 mm
Im hoping for 2.5mm (.098")
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Can't wait to get it on the track.
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Wait? YOU have been running TC?

Welcome to the team. I think you'll like it when you get it on the track.
Thank you sir!

I gave TC a shot for a little while with an AE car, and didn't care for it. After seeing the build quality, and corner speed this car brings to the table, I'm back in.
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Team Durang?o here i come...after reading everyones post about this car i feel the car has what it takes. Also what sparea are you all thinking i need to carry in my pit box
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Team Durang?o here i come...after reading everyones post about this car i feel the car has what it takes. Also what sparea are you all thinking i need to carry in my pit box
The standards, 330575,330520,310533,340076,330521. As well as the 28mm turnbuckle, I just don't have the number in front of me.

You may also want to entertain converting Parma 8032 bumper to help with inevitable board hits on smaller indoor tracks. XRay 301223 will fit, but is not as wide. Both will need some modification.
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