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Old 01-03-2014, 02:09 PM   #676
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I have had the car about 2 months now, and I have been brutal on the car due to me taking a 2.5year break from racing, and being an oval guy, bla, bla, bla, all I can say is this car has taken a beating from me and holds it setup very well, and is a very reliable platform, I started back up racing in the sportsman class at norcal hobbies, and moved up to expert class. (getting my butt handed to me), when I can produce good laps, the car is predictable and handles very well. I cannot say enough about the car or about VBC racing shop, he is a top notch dealer and when I need help he has been there.
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Old 01-03-2014, 08:18 PM   #677
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How does this car stack up to the tc6.2? I already have a 6.1 but my lhs doesnt carry AE, they will be carrying this shortly. That would be one reason to switch.
and whom is and where is your LHS
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Old 01-03-2014, 10:13 PM   #678
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Canada.
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Old 01-04-2014, 04:01 AM   #679
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Canada.
I used to run AE tc6.1 before made this switch.
I never ever want to look back.
The building quality is far more better than tc6.1.
The slopy issue no longer exists.
Quality of this kit is equal or very close to xray.

But, they both are fast car. For tc6.1, if you setup right, it will give you very fast conner speed.
For vbc, the factory setup is already fast.
To me, I will definitely go for vbc cause I don't have to work very hard to dig out its potential.
Also, I used to spent a lot of money on tc6.1 to stock up spare parts and upgrade parts from third party.
But now I just bought a couple of optional suspension mounts for vbc. That's all.
The new tc6.2 looks quite similar to TRF418 though.
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Old 01-04-2014, 08:21 AM   #680
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I used to run AE tc6.1 before made this switch.
I never ever want to look back.
The building quality is far more better than tc6.1.
The slopy issue no longer exists.
Quality of this kit is equal or very close to xray.

But, they both are fast car. For tc6.1, if you setup right, it will give you very fast conner speed.
For vbc, the factory setup is already fast.
To me, I will definitely go for vbc cause I don't have to work very hard to dig out its potential.
Also, I used to spent a lot of money on tc6.1 to stock up spare parts and upgrade parts from third party.
But now I just bought a couple of optional suspension mounts for vbc. That's all.
The new tc6.2 looks quite similar to TRF418 though.
I'm mainly an offroad guy, all touring cars look the same to me haha. But thanks for the input. If I buy new, I'll probably go the wildfire for sure.
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:34 PM   #681
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Our latest and most aggressive asphalt setup is available for viewing. This setup is geared for those of you who prefer a car that initiates the turns aggressively (Like we do).

This setup is courtesy of VBC Racing Shop team driver Brandon Clements:

http://vbcracingshop.com/vbc-racing-setup-sheets/
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Our latest and most aggressive asphalt setup is available for viewing. This setup is geared for those of you who prefer a car that initiates the turns aggressively (Like we do).

This setup is courtesy of VBC Racing Shop team driver Brandon Clements:

http://vbcracingshop.com/vbc-racing-setup-sheets/
Thanks for posting it, but it is currently a blank setup sheet...
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Thanks. The biggest difference for me would be the 3K rear diff. I always used 1K. Will try it out later this week
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Old 01-07-2014, 01:02 AM   #685
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Thanks. The biggest difference for me would be the 3K rear diff. I always used 1K. Will try it out later this week
3k rear diff will give you better rear wheel traction hence make the car more stable and calmer in Conner.
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Hi all,

I have a few setup questions. I run Mod Sedan (5.5T) on carpet here in Seattle with Seattle RC Racers. My driving isn't the best, but my car seems unstable. The rear end can wash out or the car has a tendency not to traction roll, but it feels really aggressive. The chassis rolls a lot if I'm not careful.

On my old Xray T3'12, I would stand up the rear shocks to stabilize the rear of the car and make it easier to drive. Is this the case with the VBC as well?

I also (embarrassingly) had a shock that was "binding" due to improper shimming of a rear piston. I fixed it and took the opportunity to swap out shock oil. I'm now running AE 40 in the front, AE 35 in the back. Could this work? I'm currently running orange front and red rear springs (kit).

The other things I'm hoping to try are a thinner rear sway bar, front arm sweep, wider front track width, and 2mm shimming on the inner, front camber links (it was 1mm before). I'm running 1 degree front toe out and 3.5 degree rear toe in.

Thanks for any advice! Again, many of the problems are due to driving and my lack of familiarity with the new car.
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The new setup is sweet, so much rotation and still stable and killing guys on the straight with the less rear toe
I went from one 14.9 in two months to multiple in the same race.
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My driving isn't the best
You're still a better driver than me. I blame the car.

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I'm now running AE 40 in the front, AE 35 in the back. Could this work?
Does the kit setup use that much of a split?

Consider this, something I've recently finally understood:
- More compression damping transfers load onto a tire faster
- More rebound damping transfers load off a tire slower
- Thicker shock oil will increase both compression and rebound damping
- Therefore: running thicker shock oil in the front, relative to the rear, will transfer load onto the front tires faster, and hold it there longer, giving the front end more grip in any dynamic situation, and making the car more aggressive and potentially unstable, even if the actual steady-state balance is understeer.

FWIW: When I first got the T4'14, I struggled with it, running 7/10 off pace and two laps down. From the kit carpet setup, the single biggest factor was going much thicker on the shocks. That really locked the car in so I could push it with the confidence required to be fast in mod. You're a pretty aggressive driver, so I wouldn't be surprised if you're in a similar boat.

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Will any other manufactures spring fix this car?
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Sorry, it say fit this car
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