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Old 12-07-2015, 01:05 AM   #61
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I might do a vid of how I assemble bulkheads but I basically do it as giles groskamp has posted. Lay everything out loosely and wiggle it, tighten a little, move transmission, tighten some more, feel for binding repeat. The only thing that needs to be proper is prob the inner suspebsion mounts. Ill use a t square on the straight chassis edge to set those square to the edge and in line with each other.
Front front and rear rear can be shimmed to suit for arm freeness.

Transmission doesn't have to be square or measured, just free from binding.
Yea, that's what I was thinking.Thanks.
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Spec-R has been posting pictures of a prototype on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/SpecRFansPage/
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Spec-R has been posting pictures of a prototype on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/SpecRFansPage/
Very cool, but that's a Mini... hopefully it's offered in a 225mm wheelbase!
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Heard about a mini, didn't read it as that. :-(
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i wonder if the vbc inner caps would also work. the problem i found with them is the inner cap is too small for the bladder and can collapse into it distorting the shock.
I've had the same thing happen on two builds and on several crashes where the body of the shock gets nudged or smacked hard enough to tweak the seal and cause a really bad leak or damper not operating properly. I really hate to start adding other manufacturers kit parts to make this "better". The Tamiya ball cups, and Hot bodies hinge pins were used from the start.

Has anyone tried the VBC parts at all?
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Just about completed mine, can anyone give me a tip about a rollout or a basic starting idea for gearing with a 17.5 tight Vegas track... Wanna do good with Less...
Also, doesn't appear that the motor mount gives you much room for gear changes. I guess stock is 48p but I'd rather try a smaller 64p/?
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Have 56x86 64p in my S2 (VTA) with room for more.

I know this gearing isn't good for you, but there is more room than it looks.

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You going to race at 702? Just seen about two weeks ago they aren't clay off road any more.
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Have 56x86 64p in my S2 (VTA) with room for more.

I know this gearing isn't good for you, but there is more room than it looks.

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You going to race at 702? Just seen about two weeks ago they aren't clay off road any more.
Nope, they went to carpet. Same style as Salt a Lake City track. Then, for off road, they have nice carpet jumps...

I slapped in a 48x96 64p but might go down to a 47. Traction rolling, sway bars I put in don't work. 1.5 front and now I upped the rears to 1.4. 50wt front and upper the rear to 40wt from 35wt.
The sway bar mounts that are on arms bind with connector mount and stick.
Drove ok but very inconsistent. Now that all the shock lengths are the same and I have 3mm of arm droop, hopefully it will be more of a baseline setup for me. It MAIN issue I had was the SPEC-R white and red springs that come with the shock pack is there is no room to move the shock collars down. I'm using shorter springs and they will work for now, but I need to find some updated springs. Was using Team Academy 30lbs front and 25lbs rears...
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Looking for front hubs (R1P301) and steering (R1P303).

None in stock were I normally buy.

Any X Ray parts work?

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Is somebody still racing this car and what are your thoughts for 13.5t stock class?
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Is somebody still racing this car and what are your thoughts for 13.5t stock class?
Sell it and buy something else.

One of the worst cars I wasted $80 bucks on.

Not trying to beat it down, but it is horrible quality and fragile as a piece of glass.
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We have a local racer who converted most of the front end to tc7 and had good success. As for setup, i followed a lot of tamiya baselines to dial the car in for mod bt i think associated setups would be very similar as well.
Unfortunate parts are no longer available.
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We have a local racer who converted most of the front end to tc7 and had good success. As for setup, i followed a lot of tamiya baselines to dial the car in for mod bt i think associated setups would be very similar as well.
Unfortunate parts are no longer available.
Parts are not available? I saw plenty of them in the Hong Kong shops like EGR Racing, RcMart and on their own website. But why change the front end and is it really that fragile? I used too race a Yokomo SD LCG and broke several arms and hubs during racing when I crashed and we all crash sometimes, don't we?
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i blew a lot of steering blocks and its kind of retarded how they packaged them with a rear hub instead of a second steering block. i ran xray steering blocks with stock chubs and xray hard bumper and did alright, but i dont crash a lot.
my local peer broke the car almost nightly and swapped quite a lot of the front end to tc7. its not a small conversion, basically all the plastics but they are much stronger than spec r parts.
the car was good for me though. i bought an xray to replace it but didnt go any faster, just spent less time on maintenance. if you can get your spec r hooked up it will be fast for sure but they are pretty delicate compared to most of the cars available now. maybe parts support is better overseas but it seems difficult to get anything in the US/canada.
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There are alu versions of the steering blocks and rear hub.
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