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Old 04-29-2015, 01:30 PM   #91
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Old 04-29-2015, 02:00 PM   #92
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Nice! I've been scouring the internetz trying to figure out how to piece together some dual cardans
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Old 05-23-2015, 01:06 PM   #93
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Recommendation for all.. Use CA glue on the cut out in front as well as counter sunk hole for the battery posts. I had a tumble last night and the battery pushed against the front post bending it back.. countersunk screw dug further in and pulled up some of the lamination. Easy fix but annoying!
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Old 07-01-2015, 10:29 AM   #94
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nice photo Raman,
the HPI 2002 body?

Hey, what gearing are you using?
I tried the large pinion that was suggested in an early post a 59t pinion ...I had a heck of a time getting it in. Had trouble w/ the motor cogging, so went down to a 53t pinion. That was better but the car is still cogging a bit. I suspect the pinion is still too large as the cogging was reduced when I went down in pinion size.

I am running a revtech killshot 21.5t
my drivetrain, belts, etc are all clear nothing is obstructing the drive ...it just needs a push every time to get going (annoying).

going to try a 47t pinion next? see if that solves it. But curious your guys thoughts?
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Old 07-01-2015, 10:32 AM   #95
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here are a few photos of mine,
in the last photo you can see the cars I race on the shelving below ...i go w/ a green colored theme for all my cars (hence the metallic green for my Sabre's 240z body). green is my color!
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Curious if anyone has tried these:
http://www.teampowersusa.net/product...i-racing-tires
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here are a few photos of mine,
in the last photo you can see the cars I race on the shelving below ...i go w/ a green colored theme for all my cars (hence the metallic green for my Sabre's 240z body). green is my color!
That servo mount...I see it's a spec r, but is there anything extra you have to do to make that work?
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Curious if anyone has tried these:
http://www.teampowersusa.net/product...i-racing-tires
I have a pair of these they work good, i haven't used them enough to really give you an accurate assessment though. My fav' tires are a pair of what I believe are team sorex mini tires (yet i can tell you this evening for sure). they are mini dish wheels ...get really nice grip.
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That servo mount...I see it's a spec r, but is there anything extra you have to do to make that work?
Good eye!
I'll get some photos tomorrow, basically an additional hole needs to be drilled in the bottom of the chassis. The spec-r floating servo mount uses two mounting points, one uses an existing hold on the bottom of the chassis, the other needs to be drilled. ...i'll post photos showing the under side of the chassis.

I bought mine used, the previous owner "Dan" -on this thread did the mod'.
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-okay, found a photo of the tires I really like, -they are "Sweeps", mini slicks. They sell them in various temp's. Those are my fav' for this car, yet not to say that the Team Powers aren't good, just haven't used them enough ..but I do have a pair ready to be used. By the way, you can get those Team Powers for $23 over at RCmart.
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Sorex makes tyres for m chassis? I didn't know that.

I have used Sweeps in the past.. What annoys me is that their rims are not compatible with the rest of the m chassis.

So when you're running a scale body like the 2002 etc.. Those rims look out of place.

My favourite tyre at present are the Shimizu racing inner mesh series. I typically run the 36 shore.. But with the weather being hot may have to switch to 40. For inserts I do use the sweep pink inserts. The foam insert that comes with the Shimizu are useless.

They wear great and fit the Tamiya rims perfectly.

If you plan on racing this car with a TC style body (which I'm highly against lol) I'd recommend you look at the Ride inch up series. They're a larger in diameter tyre with a low profile side wall; use a larger rim. They perform like TC tyres.
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Old 07-01-2015, 12:34 PM   #102
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Gearing: I'm presently running a 82T kimborough spur with a pinion in the high 40s. Motor is a Vulcan Spec 21.5. I initially tried a pinion in the 50 teeth range. Aside from being a pain to put on and adjust mesh, the car was too fast.
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Sorex makes tyres for m chassis? I didn't know that.
No, sorry I thought I corrected myself in a post after that ...they are indeed Sweeps. And yes they do look off when run w/ a body like the 2002, ...i run mine w a datsun 510 body ..its a bit better, but still they look a bit small.

As for pinion,
I am going to try what your running, something in the high 40's for a pinion. I am at 53t now and getting some cogging. At 53t and 21.5 motor is fast, I can barely go full throttle ...so i have plenty of room to go down.
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Got it..

The Shimitzu rubber is better than Sweeps.. again they are really like Sorex. Plus you have a lot of options. I usually stock up on them from Banzai or RCMart..

TQ does carry Shimitzu tyres but they are the 60D range which come in S M H ratings. I have never tried those..
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That servo mount...I see it's a spec r, but is there anything extra you have to do to make that work?
i don't see the need for another servo mount.
i do use the king headz bell crank and am happy with it
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