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Old 12-15-2015, 12:53 AM   #661
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I had my second outing with the Pro 5 at the weekend and I have to say that I am really enjoying this car. I feel I have a good base setup for carpet that is easy to drive and seems to work on different track layouts. I was testing springs at the weekend and went from Yokomo Blues all round to HPI Silvers all round and ended up staying on the Silvers which surprised me as Yokomo always seemed to be the go to spring on carpet. But other than that I did not change my car all day.

The car seems very robust in my opinion - yes I have broken two C-hubs but I have to say that was in crashes when I thought a lot more would have been in pieces!!

I have just ordered the wider chassis to build up a second car as a lower grip car... so that is my Christmas break sorted building that up.
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Old 12-15-2015, 10:01 PM   #662
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I have no use for this car but as a long time RS4 street basher, it gives me the fizz.
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Old 12-17-2015, 03:27 PM   #663
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Hy,

Std chassi ~71g
Alu chassi ~110g

My car has a weight of 1346g race-ready.
With titanium turnbuckels, Alu screws in the upside an aluminium chassi.

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Old 12-17-2015, 06:48 PM   #664
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Thanks for info on the chassis weights. Didn't realize how heavy the alloy chassis really was. It wouldn't be a problem running the heavy chassis in mod with lighter packs. But the heavier packs we run in stock classes make getting down to weight and maintaining balance titanium and aluminum dependent.

I may pick up an alloy chassis next year sometime.
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Old 12-17-2015, 06:56 PM   #665
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Speaking of blocks, can someone point me in the direction of the "old" 1.5 FR block that Freddy sometimes runs?
Not sure if this is what you're hunting... it can be used on the Pro-5 as a FR or RF block. I have the +1.0 on the front.


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Old 12-19-2015, 10:21 PM   #666
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Not sure if this is what you're hunting... it can be used on the Pro-5 as a FR or RF block. I have the +1.0 on the front.


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Ah that's the one, thanks!
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Old 12-20-2015, 10:39 AM   #667
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is tower hobbies the only place to get parts for this car? they don't have anything i'm looking for in stock and can't find any place else that stocks parts.
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What's the transmission ratio?

Just picked up one for the 2016 season.
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The internal ratio is 2.0 ,nice easy number
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The internal ratio is 2.0 ,nice easy number
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It's a good idea to sand the inside of the eccentric bearing holders until the bearings slide in and out without being too tight, and also sand the diff case so they slide on and off easily. I had a bearing seize and melt my diff casing last time out
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Old 12-22-2015, 06:05 PM   #672
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Ah that's the one, thanks!
You will need to mill it down a bit to make clearance for the larger 40T pulley of the Pro-5.
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Old 12-23-2015, 09:00 PM   #673
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I just finish building my pro5 waiting on more parts and new batteries cant wait carpet car only
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Old 12-25-2015, 10:29 AM   #674
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Merry Christmas 🎄 everyone..

The new chub works perfectly and never broke one.. We are running on indoor asphalt with over exaggerated grip, more than a carpet.. Now we will be testing the aluminium chassis and hope to gain more laps.. The silver springs is near perfect for all king of tracks and the blue ones too.. Changed the rear block to 2degrees and the cars turning performance improved a lot.. Now it turns very linear.. Anyway i eliminated all the flappy movement of the arms and does improve the over all feeling all the way..
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Merry Christmas �� everyone..

The new chub works perfectly and never broke one.. We are running on indoor asphalt with over exaggerated grip, more than a carpet.. Now we will be testing the aluminium chassis and hope to gain more laps.. The silver springs is near perfect for all king of tracks and the blue ones too.. Changed the rear block to 2degrees and the cars turning performance improved a lot.. Now it turns very linear.. Anyway i eliminated all the flappy movement of the arms and does improve the over all feeling all the way..
Good to know the new hubs are a step in the correct direction. The kit hubs put rigidity before durability. They seem to be made with too much carbon. No flex at all. They would just crack or break.

As soon as I receive my s-type hubs I will be beginning my season on the new CRC FT2 carpet. Floaty high-bite here I come!!!
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