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Old 12-28-2013, 10:28 AM   #151
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Anyone got photos the new school frontend?
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Old 12-28-2013, 11:31 AM   #152
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That's a nice rendering, but not a photo
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Has anyone received their kits yet?

Still waiting here :-(
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Old 12-29-2013, 12:11 PM   #154
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That's a nice rendering, but not a photo
How about this?
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Old 12-30-2013, 11:05 AM   #155
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is there a UK distributor for speedmerchant gear?
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Old 12-30-2013, 02:09 PM   #156
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is there a UK distributor for speedmerchant gear?
No, we have to deal direct at the moment.

Can be a pain, with both USPS and Parcel Force being frequently incompetent
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Old 12-30-2013, 03:53 PM   #157
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Even within the US I'm finding USPS incompetent
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Old 12-30-2013, 06:09 PM   #158
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Even within the US I'm finding USPS incompetent
I agree with that 100%
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Old 12-30-2013, 06:47 PM   #159
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Excuse me, it wasn't the USPS that left thousands of people without presents this year.
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Old 12-31-2013, 12:18 PM   #161
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Excuse me, it wasn't the USPS that left thousands of people without presents this year.
Evil Santa ?
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Old 01-18-2014, 02:53 PM   #162
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Santa finally delivered my Rev8 this week and I just about got it built in time for this weekends national 1/12th meeting at my local club.

I've had a few teething problems, not helped by my ropey driving today, which has seen me do a bit of stress testing... Broke a front suspension arm by running wide at high speed into a corner barrier. In my final run I had an issue with front ride height, causing some crashes and spins, one of which had me sideways with another car approaching, the resulting impact broke the sidelink. Two parts breaking in one day is pretty unusual but I should have crashed less.

One problem I was having, along with the other two Rev8 runners, was grip roll. Using Ulti X Compound, medium rear, hard front, the fronts had to be trued down very small and the rears quite small to match. I also went one softer on the side springs, to 0.18.
Using SXT3.0 additive, full rear, 1/6 front.
Kit setup, bar the side springs on my last run (which seemed better) cells across the chassis.

I spent a lot of the day dialing down the aggressive initial steering.
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Old 01-18-2014, 03:10 PM   #163
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With the grip that high, I would suggest running lipo Inline
This made a fairly substantial difference to my rev at iic
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Old 01-20-2014, 04:38 AM   #164
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Thanks, I stuck with the across and tried to get it to work, but combined with some dodgy driving I had a pretty poor sunday too. I should have tried inline.

I've struggled to get a predictable balance that I like since switching to SXT additive a few months ago. I spent the day concentrating on tyres, but other than truing down very small to avoid driving half the corners on two wheels, I didn't find what I wanted.
I had to drive very smooth and couldn't attack any apexs with confidence, the rear end was either all grip or snap 180 oversteer.



I'm liking the quality of Ulti tyres, but what difference do the Y and Z compounds make over the X? are J compound still worth bothering with?
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Old 01-20-2014, 11:21 AM   #165
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Last time I tried tires other than jaco and bsr my car did the same thing, what body you running?
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