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Old 11-13-2014, 07:24 AM   #556
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Is the rev8 avalible I checked the web site and found no info.

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Is the rev8 avalible I checked the web site and found no info.

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Hay Bruce ,congratulations on the great finishes in vegas. The cars are looking good.
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Hey everyone, I have 2 Rev8s and a SpeedMerchant World GT4 that I'm seriously considering selling, but I want to see who's interested. Let me know. They're in top shape and can provide pics. PM me or respond...
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Ran my Rev 8s this weekend at the Midwest Indoor Championship and was able to finish 2nd right behind current national champion John Wiita. Figured I would post my setup for those looking for some things to try. The grip was REALLY high, like national event high, so keep that in mind when trying this. My car was basically perfect in my eyes, some might find it turns too much however.

Front
.18 AE springs
Green on the kingpins
2 degrees of castor
.75mm of toe
.5 degrees of camber
3.2mm ride height
Chrome BSR front tires - 39.75mm

Rear
.18 SM side springs just touching
Green in the tubes with outer ballstud spaced up 1mm
Blue AE center spring
1mm pod droop
.25mm pod sag
3.5mm ride height
Graylo BSR rear tires - 40.25mm

Misc
Proline Strakka centered on the front wheel wells
TSR 17.5 @ 103.5rollout

Some things to try if traction is medium or low:

.22 side springs, this will make the car rotate better on lower bite. Generally I run the .22's but go down as traction comes up.
1degree camber in the front, this will make the car carve through the corners better on lower traction, however on really high bite it can create some issues.


Any questions just ask!
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Hey everyone, I have 2 Rev8s and a SpeedMerchant World GT4 that I'm seriously considering selling, but I want to see who's interested. Let me know. They're in top shape and can provide pics. PM me or respond...
Ok ok ok, after speaking with a fellow SM dude, I'm not selling... thanks K! these cars rock!
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Kave, what oil were you running in the center shock?
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Ran my Rev 8s this weekend at the Midwest Indoor Championship and was able to finish 2nd right behind current national champion John Wiita. Figured I would post my setup for those looking for some things to try. The grip was REALLY high, like national event high, so keep that in mind when trying this. My car was basically perfect in my eyes, some might find it turns too much however.

Front
.18 AE springs
Green on the kingpins
2 degrees of castor
.75mm of toe
.5 degrees of camber
3.2mm ride height
Chrome BSR front tires - 39.75mm

Rear
.18 SM side springs just touching
Green in the tubes with outer ballstud spaced up 1mm
Blue AE center spring
1mm pod droop
.25mm pod sag
3.5mm ride height
Graylo BSR rear tires - 40.25mm

Misc
Proline Strakka centered on the front wheel wells
TSR 17.5 @ 103.5rollout

Some things to try if traction is medium or low:

.22 side springs, this will make the car rotate better on lower bite. Generally I run the .22's but go down as traction comes up.
1degree camber in the front, this will make the car carve through the corners better on lower traction, however on really high bite it can create some issues.


Any questions just ask!
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Kave, what oil were you running in the center shock?
35wt AE oil
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Ran my Rev 8s this weekend at the Midwest Indoor Championship and was able to finish 2nd right behind current national champion John Wiita. Figured I would post my setup for those looking for some things to try. The grip was REALLY high, like national event high, so keep that in mind when trying this. My car was basically perfect in my eyes, some might find it turns too much however.

Front
.18 AE springs
Green on the kingpins
2 degrees of castor
.75mm of toe
.5 degrees of camber
3.2mm ride height
Chrome BSR front tires - 39.75mm

Rear
.18 SM side springs just touching
Green in the tubes with outer ballstud spaced up 1mm
Blue AE center spring
1mm pod droop
.25mm pod sag
3.5mm ride height
Graylo BSR rear tires - 40.25mm

Misc
Proline Strakka centered on the front wheel wells
TSR 17.5 @ 103.5rollout

Some things to try if traction is medium or low:

.22 side springs, this will make the car rotate better on lower bite. Generally I run the .22's but go down as traction comes up.
1degree camber in the front, this will make the car carve through the corners better on lower traction, however on really high bite it can create some issues.


Any questions just ask!
well done.
but curious on a few details, do you prefer the battery inline or transverse, and what kind of timing did you settle on with the TSR?
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well done.
but curious on a few details, do you prefer the battery inline or transverse, and what kind of timing did you settle on with the TSR?
I've been running the car transverse as of late, I think inline would have been better at this race but by the time I decided that it was just too late to switch. I've found the transverse to be faster on low grip conditions which is what I generally get to run on. When grip is high I have no doubt inline would be better (when I say high I mean national race high).

My TSR motors generally like about 20degrees of timing, any more then that and they don't gain much but fade a lot more. This is consistent with what we have found doing testing on the motolyzer.
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Old 11-28-2014, 05:44 AM   #567
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When is a good time to order from speedmerchant? During the summer? My recent order is taking forever and the customer service...well

It didn't ship Tuesday
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[QUOTE=Jamison R;13685861]When is a good time to order from speedmerchant? During the summer? My recent order is taking forever and the customer service...well

It didn't ship Tuesday]

Sometimes you have to be a little patient but you will get taken care of. Not taking up for bad service but people need to be realistic when choosing to go with a small operation. I think Bruce's cars are worth the occasional short delay. Others with less patience might be better served with something like an Associated where they can pick up replacement parts at the local Wal-mart. Good to have choices.
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When is a good time to order from speedmerchant? During the summer? My recent order is taking forever and the customer service...well

It didn't ship Tuesday]

Sometimes you have to be a little patient but you will get taken care of. Not taking up for bad service but people need to be realistic when choosing to go with a small operation. I think Bruce's cars are worth the occasional short delay. Others with less patience might be better served with something like an Associated where they can pick up replacement parts at the local Wal-mart. Good to have choices.
Associated, Walmart? Nice try at insult/humor. I ordered over 2 weeks ago. Occasional delay lol. This isn't my first speedmerchant. I know the deal. But I need parts for race sunday. So I ordered 2 weeks ahead. If that's not enough time then maybe I should consider other options.
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All good though. You are right. It will all get taken care of. Just was hoping they would be here. Great car otherwise.
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