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Old 02-28-2014, 02:12 AM   #1441
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A knowledgeable friend of mine who did some testing on equipment he had at work, said AE and Losi have more natural pack to them, and are thus good for asphalt. But muchmore is more linear with closer more consistent spacing between weights, and is better for carpet. He said there's a couple others that are actually a bit better, but he runs muchmore because it's easy to get.

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Old 02-28-2014, 02:45 AM   #1442
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I know but wich company are you using?

GM, Xray or something else? I remember from my old days that they can hardly be compared.
I've stuck with Xray as I don't use that much and I know it's what most team driver sheets are using
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Old 02-28-2014, 09:11 AM   #1443
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Do you think that would apply for a tight high-grip carpet track?

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I don't think so as cars on carpet slide a bit, a heavy diff would make it do loops on power, although I have very minimal carpet experience
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Old 02-28-2014, 10:01 AM   #1444
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the t4-14 is a better all round car as it works well in all conditions,the bd7 appears to only go well on med to high grip,a few have tried to run the bd7 in the winter champs and failed and changed brand,at the last meeting a very good stock driver with a bd7 was beaten by a t4 13 and a t4 14
it was around 8c track about 6 started damp and dried out,at my local track the bd7 only does well in the summer
Most the guys with the bd7's have gone to ball diffs for outdoor winter racing, seems to transform the car, the car seems to locked in with the gear diff, even with really thin diff oil. The ball diff really seems to allow the car to rotate a lot more. Still doing well with my t3 2011 though, also with a ball diff :P
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Old 02-28-2014, 10:02 AM   #1445
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I use associated too just because that is what my local carried. I think its best to use all of the same oil so if you need to increase/decrease you have a comparable product.
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Old 02-28-2014, 10:40 AM   #1446
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Thats interesting Mike. It would be cool to see info on something like that.
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Old 02-28-2014, 12:17 PM   #1447
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Thats interesting Mike. It would be cool to see info on something like that.
Unfortunately, he doesn't have the data anymore. :/

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Old 02-28-2014, 07:38 PM   #1448
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I'm about to order my Xray.
Make sure you order one of these too. Might save you a few headaches

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Old 02-28-2014, 08:07 PM   #1449
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http://www.teamxray.com/teamxray/pro...0Brace%203.5mm
Oh yeah, I forgot about that. It's absolutely required. I had trouble sourcing the brace, and thought I'd be okay without it for a couple days... One head on hit to something with my t4'14, that wasn't that hard, and it split the front of my chassis. >_< It was repairable with CA, but wouldn't have happened with the brace.

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Oh yeah, I forgot about that. It's absolutely required. I had trouble sourcing the brace, and thought I'd be okay without it for a couple days... One head on hit to something with my t4'14, that wasn't that hard, and it split the front of my chassis. >_< It was repairable with CA, but wouldn't have happened with the brace.

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Old 03-01-2014, 12:15 AM   #1451
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Looks just like mine.

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Old 03-01-2014, 12:55 AM   #1452
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Also when fitting the brace I shimmed it up by 2mm after mine took a wack and it popped under the bulk head causing the screws to pull through the chassis. The other thing to do is run the older bumpers off a t2/3
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Old 03-01-2014, 01:45 AM   #1453
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. The other thing to do is run the older bumpers off a t2/3
Did that on the build, '14 one is like a back pocket in a singlet.... useless
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There is a hard bumper now available from xray in case you guys didn't know.
It's much much harder!
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Old 03-01-2014, 06:14 AM   #1455
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Anywhere in the states have a graphite brace? Looks like they are out nearly world wide. rcmart and rcmarket are out too.
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