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Old 02-16-2014, 11:46 PM   #796
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quick question...the double jointed drive shafts that come with the car come assembled. are they also lubed? can i install them as is or do i need to take them apart and lube them? Also, is that white lube in the kit any good? should i use AE black grease instead?

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They are not lubed from the factory, I'd recommend taking them apart and putting some kind of grease on them. Black grease tends to attract dirt more then the white anti wear type grease does, so take that for what it's worth, but either works good.
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Old 02-17-2014, 11:04 AM   #798
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Ok, so I am guessing that you are in Europe?

We haven't used LRP tires or the top grip additive for any of our testing, but I am guessing that you have less overall grip than what we generally experience.

Anyway, not knowing your particular track, I would actually try going up a bit on the oils (Around 450/400) because the car has a tendency to roll over too much and become sluggish and unresponsive. You could also try a stiffer rear spring, decreasing front droop or raising the rear roll center from .5-1mm could help as well.

Hopefully some of this works. Good luck!
Yes you 're right I'm from europe. If i try to run the car with different springs such us the long ones i can gain some grip ?
Surely I will try a harder oil
One more question the car is a bit heavy, a part from low profile servo, light body, what optional i can try to reduce the weight?
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Yes you 're right I'm from europe. If i try to run the car with different springs such us the long ones i can gain some grip ?
Surely I will try a harder oil
One more question the car is a bit heavy, a part from low profile servo, light body, what optional i can try to reduce the weight?
Thanks for help
The longer springs will definitely change the overall feel of the car.

In regard to weight, what size battery are you running? We have found that a 6000 mAh battery balances best and is the simplest way to decrease the weight of the car. As of yet, we have not been able to conduct any conclusive testing between the reduced weight of the 6000 mAh battery and the voltage drop compared to heavier higher mAh batteries.

We will be offering titanium screws shortly (Within the next week and a half), to decrease the weight of the car and we will also be testing some of our own items, which if successful will provide fairly substantial savings. Additionally items like the 7075-T6 Inner Axles D-05-VBC-0063 will save approximately 5 grams over the steel versions.

How much does your car weigh currently and what weight are you trying to reach?
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Well I am a new owner of a very lightly used D06 This is my first sedan so I am going to ask newbie questions in the future here so forgive me I have a couple of things to ask. First is there an online calculator somewhere so I can figure out which range of pinions I should buy? Is a fan needed as I see many people have them? Thanks in advance and I also want to say this car looks like it is nice quality!
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The longer springs will definitely change the overall feel of the car.

In regard to weight, what size battery are you running? We have found that a 6000 mAh battery balances best and is the simplest way to decrease the weight of the car. As of yet, we have not been able to conduct any conclusive testing between the reduced weight of the 6000 mAh battery and the voltage drop compared to heavier higher mAh batteries.

We will be offering titanium screws shortly (Within the next week and a half), to decrease the weight of the car and we will also be testing some of our own items, which if successful will provide fairly substantial savings. Additionally items like the 7075-T6 Inner Axles D-05-VBC-0063 will save approximately 5 grams over the steel versions.

How much does your car weigh currently and what weight are you trying to reach?
Now i'm running 6800-7200 battery, the car weight approx 1400 perfectly balanced i wish the car weight at least less then 1400.
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I had to add weight to meet the minimum weight of 1380g.
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I had to add weight to meet the minimum weight of 1380g.
With what size battery?
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I had to add weight to meet the minimum weight of 1380g.
Thanks again for the car ED! I need a few things but I will be on my way soon.
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I had to add weight to meet the minimum weight of 1380g.
If you run common Lipos with capacity range from 6000mah-7400mah, I could hardly see any chance to make the kit lighter than 1380g.
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Titanium Screws can save a little bit of weight but you cannot replace all steel screws with titanium ones.
The best weight saving practice is run a battery cap between 5500mah to 6000mah.
But power dropping could be an issue...
Also, choose a light-weight body (Save you 15-20g).
Well... if the car is well balanced in weight, a little bit heavier will not likely harm its performance.
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Thanks again for the car ED! I need a few things but I will be on my way soon.
I can't wait to see you enjoy racing the car.


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With what size battery?
It was with 5300mah CRC pack. I guess it is lighter than my 7000 reedy.
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Hi guys,
I'll get a d06 soon but wanted to know what option parts are recommended?
I'll run 10.5 non boosted with lrp vtec cpx tires on medium bite carpet and lrp vtec g32 tires on low to medium grip asphalt.
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Hi guys,
I'll get a d06 soon but wanted to know what option parts are recommended?
I'll run 10.5 non boosted with lrp vtec cpx tires on medium bite carpet and lrp vtec g32 tires on low to medium grip asphalt.
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VBC Racing Shaft End Shoe (Self Lubricating) A-03-VBC-0077
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Above are the spare parts you should keep for wear-out preparation.

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Optional parts are springs, suspension blocks, Suspension Shims for fine tune your car.

Buy a VBC Racing WildFireD06 Flex Chassis (2.25mm) A-02-VBC-3033 and
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can make your car more flex but do not over do it cause the original 2.5mm chassis is good enough already.
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Sashimi, do you not have hard foam bumper?
I ripped the stock bumper on my first run.

I mean that would be one of the hopups I would put on the car right off the bat.

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