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Old 02-21-2015, 10:06 PM   #1006
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52s are the most common in the front. ECS improves Corning and makes the cars arch through the corner much smoother.
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What about foam tires? Are those just not used as much now?
Speaking as one of those non existent foam racers () we tend to run Matrix, VMR or Caprcorn 26mm tires. Normally with a harder front tire. 40 shore at the front and 37 on the rear, or 37 front and 35 rear. In some cases, 37 shore in a front compound with a 37 rear (but this setting is pretty aggressive).

I'd grab a pair of 40's and 37's, then find out what the guys at the track are running...
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How does it affect the car to run ECS in the rear?

Can see some team drivers use this option.

Is it a real benefit, only in some circumstances, or just "bling-bling"?
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Old 02-23-2015, 07:06 AM   #1009
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How does it affect the car to run ECS in the rear?

Can see some team drivers use this option.

Is it a real benefit, only in some circumstances, or just "bling-bling"?
The reason I've been told is to get more steering/rotation from freeing up the rear. I tried it once about 2 or 3 years ago and didn't really feel a difference. Though, I will admit that I could have done a more accurate test than I did.
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Old 02-23-2015, 07:13 AM   #1010
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Speaking as one of those non existent foam racers () we tend to run Matrix, VMR or Caprcorn 26mm tires. Normally with a harder front tire. 40 shore at the front and 37 on the rear, or 37 front and 35 rear. In some cases, 37 shore in a front compound with a 37 rear (but this setting is pretty aggressive).

I'd grab a pair of 40's and 37's, then find out what the guys at the track are running...
Thanks. There are a couple guys talking of running an "anything goes" class so they might end up running foam anyway.
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Old 02-23-2015, 09:49 AM   #1011
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How do you guys feel about aluminum spool drive cups? I broke a plastic one this weekend, and was looking around for replacements. Would aluminum put more stress on the Ecs shafts? I'm running the 50mm X-ray ecs and have never had a problem with them. Should also note I run the spool with foam tires on carpet. Thanks in advance!
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Old 02-23-2015, 10:13 AM   #1012
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How do you guys feel about aluminum spool drive cups? I broke a plastic one this weekend, and was looking around for replacements. Would aluminum put more stress on the Ecs shafts? I'm running the 50mm X-ray ecs and have never had a problem with them. Should also note I run the spool with foam tires on carpet. Thanks in advance!
Metal spool outdrives do tend to put more stress on the drive shafts. I've used Nikita aluminum outdrives many times in the past(they require 50mm shafts. will bind with 52mm). I currently have xray spring steel outdrives in all of my cars. I use ECSes in my 17.5 car and USGT car and I haven't broken any ECS on those cars in over a year, but I had to go back to the kit shafts in my mod car after completely shearing off several of them just from braking at the end of the straight. 3 different kinds of ECS all failed the exact same way. Sheared off just from hitting the brakes at the end of the straight. All broke at the barrel end of the shaft. Current layout at the local track would probably be a bit easier on the car. Last layout was brutal for the forces it put on the cars. I'm not the only one who kept killing shafts under braking. Several friends had similar issues.
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Old 02-26-2015, 12:19 PM   #1013
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I am looking for a set of Alu steering blocks for my T14. I cant find any in UK model shops or even Ebay. Can anyone tell me where to get some from. they do not have to be original xray.
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Old 02-26-2015, 10:45 PM   #1014
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Old 02-26-2015, 11:48 PM   #1015
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How do you guys feel about aluminum spool drive cups?
I don't know about aluminum, but I use the Roche Spring Steel ones, and they've been great.

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Has anyone tried using the Spec-R once piece center motor mount?

Thoughts?

http://www.spec-r.com/default/index....roducts_id=763
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Has anyone tried using the Spec-R once piece center motor mount?

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http://www.spec-r.com/default/index....roducts_id=763
Some one earlier was selling it because it strips gear.
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Old 02-27-2015, 06:47 AM   #1018
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Metal spool outdrives do tend to put more stress on the drive shafts. I've used Nikita aluminum outdrives many times in the past(they require 50mm shafts. will bind with 52mm). I currently have xray spring steel outdrives in all of my cars. I use ECSes in my 17.5 car and USGT car and I haven't broken any ECS on those cars in over a year, but I had to go back to the kit shafts in my mod car after completely shearing off several of them just from braking at the end of the straight. 3 different kinds of ECS all failed the exact same way. Sheared off just from hitting the brakes at the end of the straight. All broke at the barrel end of the shaft. Current layout at the local track would probably be a bit easier on the car. Last layout was brutal for the forces it put on the cars. I'm not the only one who kept killing shafts under braking. Several friends had similar issues.
People have commented about this in other threads. I think (from personal experience) right now the Tamiya ECS shafts are the strongest on the market (Yokomo are pretty much on par with Xray). They have the same axle length and there are a few options for dogbone length (you can buy bits separately and mix and match).

The problem is the fit in the outdrive. Xray's outdrives are 1mm larger than the Tamiya dogbone end.

One way to get around this is to use a T1 spool (which is 5mm inside the outdrive and fits the Tamiya dogbone directly) or insert a brass collar in the current Aluminium Xray outdrive and cut the driving slots in it.


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I am looking for a set of Alu steering blocks for my T14. I cant find any in UK model shops or even Ebay. Can anyone tell me where to get some from. they do not have to be original xray.
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Old 02-27-2015, 02:57 PM   #1019
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How good is this car stock out of the box on the track?
Is it easy to tune it for your track or does it take awhile to get it to work right?
Looks amazing ,just wonder if it is really worth the money?

My second choice is the durango detc410
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How good is this car stock out of the box on the track?
Is it easy to tune it for your track or does it take awhile to get it to work right?
Looks amazing ,just wonder if it is really worth the money?

My second choice is the durango detc410
Out of the box the t4 15 is competitive, the base setup is a great starting point and you will have more than enough support from other xray drivers.
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