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Old 03-21-2014, 11:52 AM   #1966
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Is there a site anywhere for the Wild Thing upgrades? I'm looking at the 4mm shock towers and steering arm upgrades but I can't find a good description of what is different about them and what types of conditions they would improve the handling of the car.
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Old 03-21-2014, 01:39 PM   #1967
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Is there a site anywhere for the Wild Thing upgrades? I'm looking at the 4mm shock towers and steering arm upgrades but I can't find a good description of what is different about them and what types of conditions they would improve the handling of the car.
you can contact phill at discount rc. I am sure he has tried these, and should be able to help you...
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.. We used 2x M3x8 alloy screws; one from the top, one from the bottom. We've also tapped the mold with a M3x.5 thread as this will reduce the strain on that area of the plastic.





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I saw a post somewhere regarding the slider inserts, im sure it had 3 pictures and it showed someone filing the insides of them first? I just cant find the post anyone help please?
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Is there a site anywhere for the Wild Thing upgrades? I'm looking at the 4mm shock towers and steering arm upgrades but I can't find a good description of what is different about them and what types of conditions they would improve the handling of the car.
Hey Corey..! The thicker shock towers help to further stiffen up the car by virtually eliminating the the deflection that can occur with the standard towers - ( the front one can be seen on the last pic we posted ). WT offers (2) ackerman variants; a soft and a hard. The soft is abit more ackerman and the the hard is quite allot less ( my fav ) really gives fantastic on power steering on Sorex tires.. Both are different from the stock settings and are made from thicker carbon; won't break as easily

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Hydrakermit, guess you mean this post?

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Actually been thinking about this a little more... and in talking with some other drivers, it might well be worth checking your spool and diff outdrive sliders, as they could be binding on the dogbone ball. If they are (and this is a good tip to do anyway, and something I do on all my sliders), run a file down the inside of the lips in the slider, and put a chamfer on them.
Martin recommends to do this on his build tips, and it certainly helps to free up the outdrives, which could be causing some binding.

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Hey Corey..! The thicker shock towers help to further stiffen up the car by virtually eliminating the the deflection that can occur with the standard towers - ( the front one can be seen on the last pic we posted ). WT offers (2) ackerman variants; a soft and a hard. The soft is abit more ackerman and the the hard is quite allot less ( my fav ) really gives fantastic on power steering on Sorex tires.. Both are different from the stock settings and are made from thicker carbon; won't break as easily

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Hydrakermit, guess you mean this post?



Individual post is here, along with the pics Schumacher Mi5
Possibly, the one I was actually on about with 3 pictures as attachments was on page 112 i think, but have fount it now
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Default Front Belt problem

I know I've been a pain the last few days/weeks hehe, but I have got a problem with my front belt coming off the front spool.


My belt came off on Saturday while I was heading down the straight at Tamworth. It caused the front of the car to lock up and that resulted in snapping a rear wishbone (after plowing into the side wall).

I had problems with it before and the solution I did to stop it flying off again was to tighten the belt via the Eccentric's. Is anyone else having or had this problem with their front belt?

I don't know any other solution to stop the belt from coming off the spool accept tightening it, I also don't know if I am supposed to run the belt tight or loose or really loose, If someone could shed some light on this problem it would be great.

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Belt tension is hard to explain to someone really, it needs to be "tight enough". Generally on the front, I find that the adjustment needs to be in the middle position - as I believe is the manual build.
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Belt tension is hard to explain to someone really, it needs to be "tight enough". Generally on the front, I find that the adjustment needs to be in the middle position - as I believe is the manual build.
Ah ok, mines weird, I have to have the front belt tight (2 above manual) and the back one is loosened off 1 (1 below manual) and the rear belt is still tight.

I just don't get whats going on with it.

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Ah ok, mines weird, I have to have the front belt tight (2 above manual) and the back one is loosened off 1 (1 below manual) and the rear belt is still tight.

I just don't get whats going on with it.

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If you are at tamworth go see sam or matt he is a driver for schumacher
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Ah ok, mines weird, I have to have the front belt tight (2 above manual) and the back one is loosened off 1 (1 below manual) and the rear belt is still tight.

I just don't get whats going on with it.

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To be quite honest, don't worry about it. Just get the eccentrics set so the belts feel right, and close in tension (which is a little tricky given the length of the front vs the rear). If that means one end is set loose and the other is tight, so be it, not something to get hung up on, IMO.
I always try and shoot for a slightly tighter front belt as well, to help transmit the power to the front better (tighter rear can make the car oversteer on power).

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Old 03-24-2014, 12:55 AM   #1979
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If you are at tamworth go see sam or matt he is a driver for schumacher
Yeah, I spoke to Sam, he said he's never came across this problem before, he did say he will ask Schumacher for me, when we compared our cars his belts are really loose compare to mine that's why I asked the question about whether they should be tight or not.
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To be quite honest, don't worry about it. Just get the eccentrics set so the belts feel right, and close in tension (which is a little tricky given the length of the front vs the rear). If that means one end is set loose and the other is tight, so be it, not something to get hung up on, IMO.
I always try and shoot for a slightly tighter front belt as well, to help transmit the power to the front better (tighter rear can make the car oversteer on power).

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