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Old 05-09-2015, 08:36 PM   #181
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Ok, which front corner chassis protector tabs fit the chassis? Xray?
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Ok, which front corner chassis protector tabs fit the chassis? Xray?
Yes, xray is a close fit.

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Old 05-10-2015, 05:57 AM   #183
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This is the best hub for truing tires rear tires.

http://rccarprototypes.de/pages/produkte.php
I'll look into the German adapter but have the Team Tamale "pizza stand" style and get very true tires off of my Hudy truer. I've just noticed that the same tire that runs dead true on the left side has some wobble to it on the diff side. I've had numerous IRS axles and currently have 3 cars with them, one is slightly better than the other 2. I asked because I recently picked up an Xray WGT and the diff side seems to run as true as the hub side. Curiosity only and just always looking for ways to improve things.

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Old 05-10-2015, 12:17 PM   #184
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These are easier to get and do the same thing as the German adapters...probably less expensive too:

http://www.teamtamale.com/

The standard adapter can work fine as well...I just find that when I use them it bulges the center of the rim so I get a low spot on the tires when truing.
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Old 05-11-2015, 07:21 AM   #185
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Are we already using deep groove ball bearings for the thrust side of the diff? If not, why not?
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I am not familiar with this deep groove bearing. Can you please elaborate?

On another note, I got to test with the car iline this weekend. I was very happy with the results! The car was a little more neutral and easier to drive, perhaps at the expense of a little overall traction, (forward, turn in and lateral) but this gave me my fastest overall time ever on the layout by about 3 seconds. I think with a little tweaking it could be even better. It does seem like it has a wider tuning than transverse.

Now, I am not claiming it is faster, but it was very easy to drive and highly conposed in sweepers and the higher bite corners.
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I am not familiar with this deep groove bearing. Can you please elaborate?

On another note, I got to test with the car iline this weekend. I was very happy with the results! The car was a little more neutral and easier to drive, perhaps at the expense of a little overall traction, (forward, turn in and lateral) but this gave me my fastest overall time ever on the layout by about 3 seconds. I think with a little tweaking it could be even better. It does seem like it has a wider tuning than transverse.

Now, I am not claiming it is faster, but it was very easy to drive and highly conposed in sweepers and the higher bite corners.
Would you still go with transverse for lower traction tracks? I've had the AE conversion kit in my cart for a couple weeks and haven't pulled the trigger yet. Our track is pretty low traction. We run yellow/gray tires for the most part and set up the suspension pretty soft.
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Old 05-11-2015, 09:30 AM   #188
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The beauty of the conversion is that you can easily run the car either way. Test and find out what works best
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A description of a VXB bearing:
FR168-2RS 1/4 x 3/8 x 1/8 inch flanged, sealed, stainless steel ball bearing has deep groove geometry for high speeds and supporting both radial and axial loads. Its pressed steel construction makes it durable and resistant to deformity under heavy loads.

The rubber seals and grease are probably not desirable but a deep grove bearing supports a higher thrust load than a standard bearing.
There may be reasons not to use them that I'm not aware of or it may be that all the common 1/4 x 3/8 bearings we use are deep groove.. so I'm just posing this as a question...
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Would you still go with transverse for lower traction tracks? I've had the AE conversion kit in my cart for a couple weeks and haven't pulled the trigger yet. Our track is pretty low traction. We run yellow/gray tires for the most part and set up the suspension pretty soft.

I would think that the transverse would work better in lower bite. Typically on asphalt we run it this way and in the past, the transverse was quicker when our track was not as high bite.

For tires, I would suggest trying JFT tires. If Yellow/Gray is good, I think the green/ light blue combo would be really good. These tires also last a whole lot longer than the synthetic (Y/Gray) combos. Typically, I get 0.1-0.15mm of wear per run.
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A description of a VXB bearing:
FR168-2RS 1/4 x 3/8 x 1/8 inch flanged, sealed, stainless steel ball bearing has deep groove geometry for high speeds and supporting both radial and axial loads. Its pressed steel construction makes it durable and resistant to deformity under heavy loads.

The rubber seals and grease are probably not desirable but a deep grove bearing supports a higher thrust load than a standard bearing.
There may be reasons not to use them that I'm not aware of or it may be that all the common 1/4 x 3/8 bearings we use are deep groove.. so I'm just posing this as a question...
We are definitely not using deep groove, but now that I know what they are, I will see if my bearing supplier can provide them. These would be a better application I would think.

However one thing I like about the flanged bearing is the "Free-ness" of the diff with them.
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Do you sell RSD stickers? I never looked. Just curious.
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We do, but I am Out I think. I need to get some more made. Will do so soon. I promise.
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I would think that the transverse would work better in lower bite. Typically on asphalt we run it this way and in the past, the transverse was quicker when our track was not as high bite.

For tires, I would suggest trying JFT tires. If Yellow/Gray is good, I think the green/ light blue combo would be really good. These tires also last a whole lot longer than the synthetic (Y/Gray) combos. Typically, I get 0.1-0.15mm of wear per run.
Thanks. I've noticed that the CRC cars seem to have less of a problem finding traction on the track than I do. Of course, that could very well be my driving style...
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Did a little blog post on the site on inline vs transverse thoughts.

Check it here.
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