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Old 12-03-2014, 06:45 AM   #151
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That's what team driver korrey harbke told me to do. Either that or close up one of the piston holes.
Have you found a difference in handling, I'm just curious as trying to over come some handling issues, and learning how to set up, rather than have someone do it for me. Thanks for the previous reply. Also agree with issues of tuning Haus king pins, wished I'd seen your post before I'd ordered.
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Old 12-03-2014, 08:07 AM   #152
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I think it calms the rear end down. I ran it like that on asphalt and never ran reg weight on carpet.
What is the car doing for handling problem
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Old 12-03-2014, 08:47 AM   #153
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I think it calms the rear end down. I ran it like that on asphalt and never ran reg weight on carpet.
What is the car doing for handling problem
understeer into corners and fishtails under acceleration, I have managed to get front ride height down to 4mm using the modified kingpin set up. And 4.5mm rear ride height and run ride r1 rubbers.
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Old 12-03-2014, 10:37 AM   #154
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Sounds like a low traction track?
I haven't used te ride tires. Using strictly pits shimizu ps-571 ps-572
Have tried other pits combos with no success except for our door.
Tried the new sweep premounts on Saturday. They definitely require a different setup.
I will try to post my setup some time tonight if I get a chance. Can't garauntee it will work for you but it's worth a try.
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Old 12-03-2014, 11:53 AM   #155
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Sounds like a low traction track?
I haven't used te ride tires. Using strictly pits shimizu ps-571 ps-572
Have tried other pits combos with no success except for our door.
Tried the new sweep premounts on Saturday. They definitely require a different setup.
I will try to post my setup some time tonight if I get a chance. Can't garauntee it will work for you but it's worth a try.
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Old 12-03-2014, 11:20 PM   #156
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Here is my setup, it is ever evolving. hope it helps
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Old 12-04-2014, 12:13 PM   #157
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Here is my setup, it is ever evolving. hope it helps
Thanks gives me a good starting point.
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Here is my setup, it is ever evolving. hope it helps
Alex, which axle height spacer do you use? Have you played with that?
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Old 12-15-2014, 09:27 AM   #159
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Default Tuning Haus VBC Lightning F kingpins

A revised kingpin design has been manufactured and extensively tested, most recently at Saturday's SoCal RC Scale Series race, where they were used by me and Kevin Cole. Production parts were installed for several hours of practice time last week in addition to 45 minutes of competition for both chassis with zero failures.

To those Lightning F drivers that have purchased (and broken) the original design Tuning Haus kingpins:
Please send an e-mail to support@tuninghaus.com that includes your name and mailing address and a revised pair will be sent to you via USPS at no charge.

Updated kingpins (P/N TUH1110) will be available for purchase at TQ Racing and other Tuning Haus outlets beginning Thursday.

Thank you in advance for allowing me the opportunity to correct this problem.
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A revised kingpin design has been manufactured and extensively tested, most recently at Saturday's SoCal RC Scale Series race, where they were used by me and Kevin Cole. Production parts were installed for several hours of practice time last week in addition to 45 minutes of competition for both chassis with zero failures.

To those Lightning F drivers that have purchased (and broken) the original design Tuning Haus kingpins:
Please send an e-mail to support@tuninghaus.com that includes your name and mailing address and a revised pair will be sent to you via USPS at no charge.

Updated kingpins (P/N TUH1110) will be available for purchase at TQ Racing and other Tuning Haus outlets beginning Thursday.

Thank you in advance for allowing me the opportunity to correct this problem.
Happy Holidays,

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VBC Lightning racers, these new king pins just fixed the Achilles heel of this car. The new design allows you to run the standard way (spring on bottom) and you just need to use grub screws in the steering knuckles to lock them to the pin. In addition, the ride height adjustability is increased with the new design. Better performance and better reliability, just what you would expect from a Tuning Haus product.

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How is everyone's impression of this car and how it rates in the F1 class in ease of use, durability, fitment of bodies, and most of all performance? I really like the way it looks and is laid out. I'm considering A F1 car, and this one is on the short list.
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Old 12-26-2014, 11:47 AM   #162
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More stable and responsive to changes than f104v2.
Faster than the flash I have been told.
Other top options are xray X1 crc wtf speed passion sp1 and street jam
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More stable and responsive to changes than f104v2.
Faster than the flash I have been told.
Other top options are xray X1 crc wtf speed passion sp1 and street jam
The Lightening and X1 are the top contenders for my F1 at the moment....
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Old 12-29-2014, 02:26 PM   #164
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big thanks to tuning haus for sending me new revised king pins
these ones look like they will be able to take a hit
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Old 12-29-2014, 05:26 PM   #165
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I used the new Tuning Haus Kingpins this weekend at the SoCal Scale series. We had 3x 15 min races + a 3 min qualifier, so that's 48 mins of on track action. I took plenty of hard hits without a single failure. They do the trick.

Just make sure to get the setscrew really right in the back of the steering block with thread lock too.
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