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Old 03-26-2016, 06:48 AM   #211
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Picked a D08 and wondering what's a decent setup for carpet?
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Old 03-26-2016, 06:56 PM   #212
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Really interested in these cars. Anyone have a good cond used one they want to sell?
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Old 03-27-2016, 10:57 AM   #213
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Picked a D08 and wondering what's a decent setup for carpet?
For 17.5, you can try John Tsang's setup that's posted on Petit RC.

http://site.petitrc.com/reglages/vbc...acing20160118/
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Old 03-28-2016, 08:28 PM   #214
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Hi at present i have not heard of a fix for it.
As im a mod driver i normally don't play around with track width on the rear only toeing,so Ive gone back to solid blocks,as at present its the rear inserts i was having the problems with breaking through.
The front Ive left with the inserted suspension blocks.
Here is my fix for the blown out suspension inserts. I cut small very thin brass shim stock to fit in the suspension holders. I held the shim in place with a old wrecked suspension insert, then I used my soldering iron and built up the area as shown with silver solder. Its about 1.5 to 2mm thick but gives it a good backer to prevent the pin and ball from punching thew the plastic insert.

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Hi Rodney,il give it a go.
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Old 03-29-2016, 09:01 AM   #216
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Old 03-30-2016, 09:17 AM   #217
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Here is my fix for the blown out suspension inserts. I cut small very thin brass shim stock to fit in the suspension holders. I held the shim in place with a old wrecked suspension insert, then I used my soldering iron and built up the area as shown with silver solder. Its about 1.5 to 2mm thick but gives it a good backer to prevent the pin and ball from punching thew the plastic insert.

I also encountered the inserts breaking out. I had 4 break over the first 2 weeks of testing the car. I found than my hinge pins were longer than what is allowed by the inserts so there is constant pressure on the inside of the inserts from the pins.

I shortened my hinge pins by 1MM and have not broken out any inserts since the mod.

Rodney Racer - VERY nice mod with the silver solder. Looks super clean and should hold up no matter what.
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Old 03-30-2016, 10:33 AM   #218
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My D07 and D08 ready to go!!!
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Old 03-30-2016, 05:56 PM   #219
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I shortened my hinge pins by 1MM and have not broken out any inserts since the mod.


Nice idea, I would go one step further and cut a thin piece of rubber (o-ring) and place it between the pin and plastic housing. I wonder how much material I can cut off the pin before I start running the risk of it popping out?

Cheers.

Any shock build tips?

I am going to start building mine up tonight and do videos along the way.

All the best,

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My D07 and D08 ready to go!!!
why do you have a 17.5 in the GT? Cheater!!!!!!!!!!
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^^^ Good catch lol!
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Old 03-31-2016, 11:45 PM   #222
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Lol, I didn't have a 21.5 ring to go on the motor. But it's changed now. Lol I didn't think anything about it until after I had taken the picture.
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Has anyone else had a problem with the top deck rubbing on the layshaft front pulley? Is there a fix for this?

I had this exact same issue. I flipped over the upper deck and now it's fine.It seems as if there is only way to mount the top deck.

VBC could simply countersink the screw hole for the belt tensioner and this would show which way the deck should be mounted.
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Old 04-03-2016, 08:07 PM   #224
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Did a little video on the D08.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2trNfydVog

I will do a shock build on a later date.
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I was able to get a second race weekend on mine and with the proper tires ended up with the fastest car on the track. Traffic difficulties took me out of TQ contention and a driver that didn't want to be passed managed to hit me in the next section after each of 3 clean passes I put on him. I did get into him a time or two early in the race so I'm not worried but the fact I was able to easily close the gap all but the last time left me feeling very confident on my run up to Reedy. I did have the fastest lap and fastest averages across the sheet for the main event.

I will get a full setup posted here later this week, but there is nothing exotic about it as it's using all kit parts. The Sweep 36EVO-R tires were awesome as is the STC-4 body.
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