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Old 12-03-2013, 05:32 PM   #241
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Old 12-03-2013, 06:38 PM   #242
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Nice, that's great to hear.
Besides the missing rollover antenna hole, the upper turnbuckles, and the lower arm issue....the car isn't bad at all. I actually enjoy it and feel I'm gonna be competitive with it this season
I'm just waiting on the WGT.....
I didn't know I needed associated arms. sucks because no one locally will have them. Oh well I guess I'll start the build and if I have the arm issue I'll wait until I can get associated arms.

I'm sure in the end it'll be all worth it.
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My arms are fine...just measured and everything on the front end is even and looking good.
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Old 12-04-2013, 03:09 AM   #244
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My arms are fine...just measured and everything on the front end is even and looking good.
Ok cool. I have hope.
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Old 12-04-2013, 04:03 AM   #245
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Nice, that's great to hear.
Besides the missing rollover antenna hole, the upper turnbuckles, and the lower arm issue....the car isn't bad at all. I actually enjoy it and feel I'm gonna be competitive with it this season
I'm just waiting on the WGT.....
Yes that's what I said. Car looks really nice and build up is really great.
I just sanded the lower arms and now it works aswell!
But be carefully, that you doesn't take to much.

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Old 12-04-2013, 04:26 AM   #246
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I finished building up the rest of my Lightning car last night. Aside from the one hiccup with the mismatched front arms, everything else about the build was really sweet. The graphite bits and the alloy parts are super nice, and I especially like the O-rings that cushion the diff rings. Its first test and tune outing is planned for this weekend. Fingers crossed that the thing will drive as good as it looks and feels.
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Old 12-04-2013, 06:46 AM   #247
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Guys if you are in North America and are having issues with the front Arms VBC is aware of the issue, and the North America Importer APS Racing is setup to address the issue. Contact Annie Yu and she will help you out with a replacement set. they have been great to work with and have already helped the couple guy's we sold kit to that have had the same issue. great car, and great support equals faster lap times
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Old 12-04-2013, 08:53 AM   #248
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Guys if you are in North America and are having issues with the front Arms VBC is aware of the issue, and the North America Importer APS Racing is setup to address the issue. Contact Annie Yu and she will help you out with a replacement set. they have been great to work with and have already helped the couple guy's we sold kit to that have had the same issue. great car, and great support equals faster lap times
Thanks Mark. I incorrectly stated her email earlier in this thread, it should be:

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Well that's explainswhy I had to shim the left and right different to get ride height The same
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Hey Jerry,

I have plenty of Associated arms for ya let me know if ya need them.




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Has anyone ran the car with the battery traversed? How was it?
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Has anyone ran the car with the battery traversed? How was it?
Hi JB
by putting the lipo in transverse position..it will give you rear weight tranfer for more steering ..like TC
inline lipo make the car drive more smoother steering
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Old 12-05-2013, 07:34 PM   #253
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Old 12-05-2013, 08:14 PM   #254
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In a word,......terrific. Very smooth and yet very aggressive too. My only significant changes from the recommended setup sheet that comes in the box were that I used 40 wt oil in the center shock in combination with a med-soft spring, red shur-lube in the tubes, and the thicker of the two caster shims in front of the caster blocks. Aside from those few changes, the rest was per the recommended starting point setup sheet. I chose dbl pink front and magenta rear SMC (just like Jaco) tires and I'm very happy to report that the car does indeed run just as good as it looks.
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Very nice! What class were you running?
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