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Old 12-20-2016, 04:27 AM   #691
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Here's my current setup sheet.

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Old 12-28-2016, 03:16 AM   #692
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Anybody having issue with too much up down slope in the center pivot assembly?

Also, my center shock damper leaks like crazy. I've tried blue, clear and white o rings and all green slimed.


The optional ti coated king pins are gritty too, I haven't even run the kit on the track yet.


I'm a big VBC fan. I have bought 2 D06, 2 D07 and 1 D08. I love them, but I'm having second thoughts on the 12m. Maybe I'm just unlucky. I may just assemble it and put it on the shelf and keep racing my crc...What a shame, this chassis is a beauty as all other VBCs.
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Old 12-30-2016, 02:45 AM   #693
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Anybody having issue with too much up down slope in the center pivot assembly?

Yes, I've experienced the same. I switched it out for an Associated center pivot. But, VBC came out with the PEEK aftermarket upper pivot cap which removes this completely. That said, I've gone back to the VBC original center pivot.

Also, my center shock damper leaks like crazy. I've tried blue, clear and white o rings and all green slimed.

I've skipped the green slime for Axon grease and no leakes have occurred.


The optional ti coated king pins are gritty too, I haven't even run the kit on the track yet.

Yeah, I agree. Switch them out for Associated polished kingpins and plastic balls. You can also use Xenon kingpin and balls


I'm a big VBC fan. I have bought 2 D06, 2 D07 and 1 D08. I love them, but I'm having second thoughts on the 12m. Maybe I'm just unlucky. I may just assemble it and put it on the shelf and keep racing my crc...What a shame, this chassis is a beauty as all other VBCs.
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Selling my 12L version 2

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I have thrown the vbx shock in the bin!! put a yokomo one on instead, works very well and doesnt leak. just needed to to trim some thread, and shorten a ball cup a little to get the desired ride height and droop. just waiting for the parts to arrive to try edwards F1 rear pod idea. my first run with the car, it just wouldn't turn on the tight stuff. didn't really get to try any changes as i got hit and broke a turnbuckle and hub.
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I have thrown the vbx shock in the bin!! put a yokomo one on instead, works very well and doesnt leak. just needed to to trim some thread, and shorten a ball cup a little to get the desired ride height and droop. just waiting for the parts to arrive to try edwards F1 rear pod idea. my first run with the car, it just wouldn't turn on the tight stuff. didn't really get to try any changes as i got hit and broke a turnbuckle and hub.
Get use to that last bit. I've lost track of how many arms, turnbuckles and steering blocks I have gone through. I'm very disappointed with the 12M... and I haven't gotten worse as a driver, I hit more stuff back when I got back into RC racing about a year ago and was running a 12R5.1 & 12R5.2. I've tried and tried to make this thing more durable, but everyone at my track (which is closing at the end of the month anyway) refers to my VBC FX and 12M as Very Broken Cars.

I really like my VBC cars, they just aren't durable - if you can run them on a forgiving track or with people where you won't get hit they're ok. I'll hang on to them as they are very nice to look at. Actually itching to get the new FF car that just came out a few days ago...
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I have thrown the vbx shock in the bin!! put a yokomo one on instead, works very well and doesnt leak. just needed to to trim some thread, and shorten a ball cup a little to get the desired ride height and droop. just waiting for the parts to arrive to try edwards F1 rear pod idea. my first run with the car, it just wouldn't turn on the tight stuff. didn't really get to try any changes as i got hit and broke a turnbuckle and hub.
Mail it to me! I'll take a look at it and get it working for ya.
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Anybody having issue with too much up down slope in the center pivot assembly?
Run the 12R5.2 one. It's cheap and better. <--- period

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Also, my center shock damper leaks like crazy. I've tried blue, clear and white o rings and all green slimed.
I have found that just rebuilding it a few times is the trick - I know, sounds stupid. I spent 3 hours one Saturday trying to get it to stop leaking. Switched out to my Lighting 10 one, and rebuilt the 12M stock one probably 10 different ways (different lube or o-rings, etc.) and finally went back to stock and it didn't leak. Popped it back on the Lightning 10. Oi !!


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The optional ti coated king pins are gritty too, I haven't even run the kit on the track yet.
Gonna have to admit, I upgraded to the Ti coated kingpins, shock shaft, and upper arm pins - and they were butter. You must've got a bad batch or something.


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I'm a big VBC fan. I have bought 2 D06, 2 D07 and 1 D08. I love them, but I'm having second thoughts on the 12m. Maybe I'm just unlucky. I may just assemble it and put it on the shelf and keep racing my crc...What a shame, this chassis is a beauty as all other VBCs.
Feel your pain, I've pretty much reached the same point. I ordered the FX (F1 car) upgrade graphite rear axle and broke it. IN HALF!! I was running by myself and hadn't hit anything. We were between 1/12 scale heats and threw the F1 down to play a little (made a few susp changes) and next thing I know the wheel goes rolling down the track. My buddy and I just bust out laughing. Then he says, "dude, you didn't even hit anything"!

I have spent (before any electrics for either) over $400 on the FX, and Well over $600 (probably over $800) on the 12M (2 chassis', floating steering servos, 1 with full aluminum chassis and rear pod and upgraded pins.

But,

there's a sucker born every minute and I'll probably order the new FF 2017 fwd VBC car next week when I get paid.
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yes edward, , you can do that with everything that comes with the yokomo shock too

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I've been doing this long before the Yokomo damper.
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Does anyone know if Lucas Urbain was running a 12M at the recent 1/12th euro's? Can't seem to find any chassis info for the top 10. Thanks in advance.
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I have a newly assembled 12M in the for sale thread. Please have a look if you in the market for one. It's loaded with goodies.

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Now we are distributing VBC Racing products to US market.

Lightning12M kit is in stock now and the more VBC Racing kits and parts are coming !!





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