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Old 12-15-2014, 01:44 PM   #1636
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There are multiple levels of sponsorship, typically starting out at 50% off of parts and then up from there. Some contracts will also offer bonuses for good results at large races regardless of your discount level. Then there are the guys you see winning races week after week that are actually making a living doing this, but that kind of contract is typically reserved for the top 15-20 racers in the world in their respective classes. I won't talk about my contract personally, all I will say is that I'm glad to be a part of Team AE!
That's cool. The more you spend, the more you save! I like that LOL.
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There are multiple levels of sponsorship, typically starting out at 50% off of parts and then up from there. Some contracts will also offer bonuses for good results at large races regardless of your discount level. Then there are the guys you see winning races week after week that are actually making a living doing this, but that kind of contract is typically reserved for the top 15-20 racers in the world in their respective classes. I won't talk about my contract personally, all I will say is that I'm glad to be a part of Team AE!
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Old 12-18-2014, 10:59 AM   #1638
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There are multiple levels of sponsorship, typically starting out at 50% off of parts and then up from there. Some contracts will also offer bonuses for good results at large races regardless of your discount level. Then there are the guys you see winning races week after week that are actually making a living doing this, but that kind of contract is typically reserved for the top 15-20 racers in the world in their respective classes. I won't talk about my contract personally, all I will say is that I'm glad to be a part of Team AE!
Ah yes; racers now being paid. I guess I come from an era where comic books were 75 cents; Racers raced for free and Joel Johnson we all figured was a some sort of cardboard photograph standing in front of a trinity motor; not sure why we thought that joke was funny but anyways... thanks for your help on the droop; way easier to calculate and the car was awesome on the track; handled I felt way better than before. Isn't it easier though to forget the 10mm blocks and just rest the chassis on the setup board? 24mm in the rear, 25 in the front?

Viperz: your right... my car was very under geared. I upped it to a low 4 fdr and it is alot more responsive; mind you I am testing the rsd chassis on it too.
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Viperz: your right... my car was very under geared. I upped it to a low 4 fdr and it is alot more responsive; mind you I am testing the rsd chassis on it too.
You would notice a significant change in the gearing you came from to where you are now. Will you be attending the WCICS race your club is hosting?
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Going to start building my kit tomorrow. I have read most of the pages here good info. I am looking for a good rubber tire setup medium carpet. Thanks in advance.

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Old 12-19-2014, 02:51 AM   #1641
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Isn't it easier though to forget the 10mm blocks and just rest the chassis on the setup board? 24mm in the rear, 25 in the front?
That's what I do. Just don't forget to remove the battery tape and check the bumper or loose screws to have the chassis really rest on the setup board. BTW, on carpet I'm mostly at 24.5 / 25.5.
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You would notice a significant change in the gearing you came from to where you are now. Will you be attending the WCICS race your club is hosting?

Yeah I'll be there; I'm interested in seeing how your tuning haus parts perform.
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Going to start building my kit tomorrow. I have read most of the pages here good info. I am looking for a good rubber tire setup medium carpet. Thanks in advance.
I had good success with Sorex 28r; Jaco Blues were rather mediocre for me

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Yeah I'll be there; I'm interested in seeing how your tuning haus parts perform.
Okay, hope to meet up with you there. I get to try the car this weekend and see how it works out.
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Going to start building my kit tomorrow. I have read most of the pages here good info. I am looking for a good rubber tire setup medium carpet. Thanks in advance.
Andrew Cartwright setup on AE's site is a good starting point. From there you can make changes. I just got mine going a few weeks ago and it was a good base setup. Of course most people change the pistons to RSD and the springs to Yokomo or RSD.


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^^^ Agreed. My setup is based on this as well, its a great starting point.
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Andrew Cartwright setup on AE's site is a good starting point. From there you can make changes. I just got mine going a few weeks ago and it was a good base setup. Of course most people change the pistons to RSD and the springs to Yokomo or RSD.


http://www.teamassociated.com/pdf/ca...t_ECC_2014.pdf
I think it produces alot smoother ride, blue springs up front and light blue springs in the rear. RSD pistons, bladders, springs and don't forget to drill the hole in the cap. I think most people like the Yok springs but you have to monkey with the spring or get different spring cups for it to work.
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Andrew Cartwright setup on AE's site is a good starting point. From there you can make changes. I just got mine going a few weeks ago and it was a good base setup. Of course most people change the pistons to RSD and the springs to Yokomo or RSD.


http://www.teamassociated.com/pdf/ca...t_ECC_2014.pdf
That's a great starting point. I have another I have been running lately....also been testing the RSD suspension
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Thanks guys rsd springs, bladders, pistons, and spring retainers ready to go
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I think it produces alot smoother ride, blue springs up front and light blue springs in the rear. RSD pistons, bladders, springs and don't forget to drill the hole in the cap. I think most people like the Yok springs but you have to monkey with the spring or get different spring cups for it to work.
I'm running the Yokomo springs with the stock spring hats and EXO aluminum lower cups, basically stock AE size, so no real modifications. The only thing I don;t like about this setup is the white paint on the Yoks are chipping off at the top by the plastic hats.

I have RSD bladders, pistons and drilled caps. I may go back to the AE springs once the Yoks start looking really trashy.
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