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Old 11-04-2014, 08:02 PM   #541
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I have a few questions. 1) I emailed Bruce about an update for my Rev6 to the Rev 8. I haven't gotten a email back or anything. Are they still making the conversion kit or no? 2) what center springs are you all using, I.e what company Crc,A.E, or other also new to SM cars what spares should I keep in my pit bag?
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Old 11-04-2014, 08:52 PM   #542
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Answer 1-not sure if the conversions are still available. Answer 2- currently running an Associated blue center spring, but I carry springs from Windtunnel in 8#(assoc silver) to 12# just in case. Definate spares would be titanium turnbuckles(18mm lunsford for the upper part of the front susp.) to front axles( I put lunsford axles in) to side links, though I still have the CF links, not sure about the molded ones since I don't have them on either car yet
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17.5 and 13.5 rev8's are race ready

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I have a few questions. 1) I emailed Bruce about an update for my Rev6 to the Rev 8. I haven't gotten a email back or anything. Are they still making the conversion kit or no? 2) what center springs are you all using, I.e what company Crc,A.E, or other also new to SM cars what spares should I keep in my pit bag?
I've had really good customer service with speedmerchant (emails ect) so I'm sure you'll get a reply soon.

I've only ran associated springs

Rev8 is my first 1/12, a lot of people told me that 1/12's in general are brittle - easy to break. I've sent mine hard into the boards at full speed and the worst was a bent axle. It's been said the stock tierods are weak so replaced mine Lunsford from the start.
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Ok so thank you very much. I will email bruce again to see about the conversion. Also whats a good baseline set-up?
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I started with Daves iic setup, from there I went up to 20k in the side tubes and 35 in the center shock.

http://www.petitrc.com/reglages/spee...ger_Vegas2013/
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Ok so thank you very much. I will email bruce again to see about the conversion. Also whats a good baseline set-up?
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I started with Daves iic setup, from there I went up to 20k in the side tubes and 35 in the center shock.

http://www.petitrc.com/reglages/spee...ger_Vegas2013/
Josh's setup from the Mile High Indoor Champs is likely the best place to start, it's on the SM website.
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http://teamspeedmerchant.com/graphic...v8MHIC2014.pdf

front .2mm higher than rear, is that a typo?
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front .2mm higher than rear, is that a typo?
it seems like an interesting balance of more camber, soft front spring and stiff rear spring? Jeff Fink pointed that out to me.

I tend to always run a little rake like 0.2mm less in front. but with that setup, maybe a little less weight on the front end balances out the other settings?
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it seems like an interesting balance of more camber, soft front spring and stiff rear spring? Jeff Fink pointed that out to me.

I tend to always run a little rake like 0.2mm less in front. but with that setup, maybe a little less weight on the front end balances out the other settings?
It's perhaps worth noting that he ran the same setup in stock/13.5/mod so the camber could partly have been needed in mod even if not needed in 17.5.

That being said, I've been running the same setup with a little forward rake of about .2-.4mm and .75-1deg of camber and I have been VERY happy with it.
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Ok so I can't get w straight answers on the conversion kit....? What's up a brother needs a a conversion kit
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Ok so I can't get w straight answers on the conversion kit....? What's up a brother needs a a conversion kit
I think you might be better off buying a new complete kit since a lot has changed since Rev 6.
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I think you might be better off buying a new complete kit since a lot has changed since Rev 6.
From a 6 to an 8 is quite the change.

New carbon
Offset diff hub.
Front end
Longer side links.
New pod plates.

Essentially the only thing you'd be reusing is hardware, shock, pivot balls, rear axle, springs. If you add it all up its more worth it to just get a kit. There were rev 7 conversions but once we ran out of that style 4 bolt top pod plates and the front ends finally came in it really is more value to just get a new kit there as well.
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