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Old 02-13-2015, 04:28 PM   #646
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I don't have a rev8 but a lot of manufacturers do that. One set of holes will fit like JR and KO while the other side is for Futabas or something like that. CRCs have been that way for years.
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Old 02-13-2015, 05:06 PM   #647
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I had a rev 8 not to long ago that had holes drilled to move center shock and different shock top plates. This new kit did not include those. Like the car but this sucks.
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Old 02-13-2015, 05:53 PM   #648
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Hey Rookie..... SHOE GOO.
Lol! I hate doing that.
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Anyone know what servo will mount up in front of battery on inline position? My 9650 will only mount on opposite side with hole provided. Thx
I've had the servo mounted on either side, but yes the 9650 lines up on the right side currently

Is there a reason this won't work for you ?

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Old 02-13-2015, 11:26 PM   #650
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I've had the servo mounted on either side, but yes the 9650 lines up on the right side currently

Is there a reason this won't work for you ?

My servo fits the way you have yours now. If I flip it over hole DO NOT line up for servo. That's why I asked is there another servo that people are using? So if you guys are flipping your 9650 over and servo mounts up fine then there is something wrong with my chassis. Along with the fact that I can only mount my top shock holder like the way yours is now. My chassis only has one set of holes so I cant rotate my upper shock mount sideways. Nor do I have the other carbon shock mount that you use to do that with. My first rev8 did. I will try to post pics but haven't been able to resize things right to do so. Is your car perfectly balance set up like that? Mine isn't. In order to get the balance my servo needs to be flipped. It reminds me of when I had a savox servo in my old associated years ago. That thing never fit.
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My servo fits the way you have yours now. If I flip it over hole DO NOT line up for servo. That's why I asked is there another servo that people are using? So if you guys are flipping your 9650 over and servo mounts up fine then there is something wrong with my chassis. Along with the fact that I can only mount my top shock holder like the way yours is now. My chassis only has one set of holes so I cant rotate my upper shock mount sideways. Nor do I have the other carbon shock mount that you use to do that with. My first rev8 did. I will try to post pics but haven't been able to resize things right to do so. Is your car perfectly balance set up like that? Mine isn't. In order to get the balance my servo needs to be flipped. It reminds me of when I had a savox servo in my old associated years ago. That thing never fit.
It is balanced yes
My rev8's are light, and there is room to add weight where needed, currently running all steel screws on the bottom, with 10g added weight behind servo to achieve 730g
You can slide the lipo, and esc over more to the left if you have a heavy esc
This is the production chassis I am running, so should be same as yours
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The one on the left is the newer chassis and the right is older. And yes those holes have been removed...wonder why? And that top shock mount is a prototype part that redbullfixx has on his car
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I have been looking more and more towards the REV8 chassis... It's really basic and clean looking, just what I want to see in a pancar.

That front end looks pretty neat but what are the (dis-)advantages of this front end compared to the R5 front end which I have been using on both 12th scale and Pro10 with succes??

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The one on the left is the newer chassis and the right is older. And yes those holes have been removed...wonder why? And that top shock mount is a prototype part that redbullfixx has on his car
yep
I asked Bruce about that..his answer was What most racer like the most..
I perfer the older chassis for more option ..
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The one on the left is the newer chassis and the right is older. And yes those holes have been removed...wonder why? And that top shock mount is a prototype part that redbullfixx has on his car
Thanks for posting that pic. Yes I have the one on the left. You can even tell just by looking at it that the servo holes are offset from previous chassis. No way to move shock mount without drilling those other holes and creating a carbon shock mount.

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I asked Bruce about that..his answer was What most racer like the most..
I perfer the older chassis for more option ..
I liked the older version too. Should of, could of, kept mine!
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Old 02-15-2015, 09:16 AM   #656
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I have been looking more and more towards the REV8 chassis... It's really basic and clean looking, just what I want to see in a pancar.

That front end looks pretty neat but what are the (dis-)advantages of this front end compared to the R5 front end which I have been using on both 12th scale and Pro10 with succes??

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The feel when you drive a SpeedMerchant is unlike any other car, more connected 1:1 driver to car

R5 style front end have more flex, more give, less tendency to bend axles, so if you hit a lot of stuff, less worry, less feel, more squishy

With a SM you tend to run a firmer front tire with less sauce, the cars have a lot of steering built in, no need to run stiff springs, or a lot of camber to get them to turn, this makes for an agile easy to drive chassis
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Thanx for the info... I will look further into that... :mrgeen:
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Old 02-18-2015, 04:06 AM   #658
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Does anyone know what the current stock levels are like?

Or how long the current lead time is for kits?
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Old 02-18-2015, 06:55 AM   #659
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Bruce said he has kits in stock... 1 week behind because of the weather for shipping.
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Old 02-18-2015, 06:59 AM   #660
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Yeah, like a house surrounded by 12' of snow

Dude has to tunnel out to get to the workshop

Crazy weather back there at the moment
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