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Old 07-07-2017, 02:58 AM   #166
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I got the M-Rage . I like the 4wd drives better than 2wd.
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Old 07-13-2017, 02:20 AM   #167
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I completed and tested my M-Rage . I must say I was impressed with it. I made changes to it off the start like lubing the thruster bearing, rear shock tower front and rear , hard springs with 60wt oil in front, soft springs with 27.5wt oil rear. I tighten the front diff and loosen the rear diff, 21.5 turn motor 46t pinion and stock spur.
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Old 07-18-2017, 05:28 AM   #168
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Does the M.Rage have adjustable wheelbase? If so what are the available lengths?

And what parts, if any, are must have upgrades when building the M.Rage?

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Old 07-19-2017, 04:48 AM   #169
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Does the M.Rage have adjustable wheelbase? If so what are the available lengths?

And what parts, if any, are must have upgrades when building the M.Rage?

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No, it doesn't. It's only wheelbase is the short (208mm).
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Old 07-19-2017, 06:03 AM   #170
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The only real upgrade that will help is putting the rear shock tower up front hard springs in the front and soft springs in the rear. The chassis handles good out of the box
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The only real upgrade that will help is putting the rear shock tower up front hard springs in the front and soft springs in the rear. The chassis handles good out of the box
Thank you! What's the point of putting the rear shock tower up front?
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Old 07-19-2017, 06:17 PM   #172
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Does the M.Rage have adjustable wheelbase? If so what are the available lengths?

And what parts, if any, are must have upgrades when building the M.Rage?

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There is a spacer you put in the rear outer a arm either in front or behind the upright which will change the wheelbase a bit, say 5mm?

You can also flip the a arms upside down to change wheelbase.
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Thank you! What's the point of putting the rear shock tower up front?
you can get a better shock angle up front Which means better handling.
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In the attempt to subdue the rear end of my M.Rage (since the 115mm 1/18 buggy wing helped, but not quite enough), I bought a set of Sweep 25 degree tires. It was a cool and cloudy day today, so I thought it'd be a perfect time to test the tires (besides the fact that they just arrived in the mail today). During the test, the rear end got very wobbly, and then the car began to traction roll.

...Always make sure to check if tires are glued to the wheels before using them. If they're not... glue them.
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Haha yeah sweeps aren't glued.
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Looks like I'll be joining the ranks shortly

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Congrats! I missed the sale. Hopefully I catch it next time!
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Nearly there

I'm definitely going to need to give it a tear down so I can flush the bearings and blueprint/shim the drivetrain (once the shims arrive), as it's really tight. Might also need to get a reamer for the arms, they don't drop freely. Overall though, definitely impressed with the level of hardware equipped for the price - though I'm not a fan of that thrust bearing.
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Old 07-28-2017, 05:37 PM   #179
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Hi guys, I modified my kit based on some of your posts. My kit came with bearings for the steering rack, so they must include them in the kit now. As far as breaking the chassis, I used a carbon fiber square tube epoxied to the top of the chassis plate to reinforce the battery side of the chassis to prevent breakage. We'll see how it holds up. I also had a problem with bearing binding, and found out that I cracked the pinion bearing like the other guy did. (Make sure the set screw is all the way in, before installing the pinion top plate.) luckily I bought a bearing kit for another car and it had a spare bearing that fit perfectly. I'll be taking it to the track this week to test and tune. What spur gear are you guys running? trying to figure out what the stock Final drive ratio is. I know the internal ratio is 2.35:1, and it has a 31t pinion, but what T is the spur? trying to get into the 5'ish FDR range. Hobby King doesn't show any options for spur gears. Have any of you changed your spurs from stock?
I was going to order the steering rack bearings but then I remembered reading this post a while ago, so I didn't bother. My kit did not come with the rack bearings so you must have just got lucky for some reason. My rack doesn't bind when using the bushings so I'm not too concerned right now (it's the only moving part that doesn't bind ).

My biggest binding problem right now is stopping the wheel hexes from squashing the bearings and hub which locks up the wheels. Does anyone know what bearing crush tubes fit this car? Looks like they need to be a touch over 2mm thick.
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Old 07-31-2017, 03:58 PM   #180
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Does the M.Rage have adjustable wheelbase? If so what are the available lengths?

And what parts, if any, are must have upgrades when building the M.Rage?

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By flipping the lower rear suspension arms you can attain a 220mm wheelbase. See Ultimate RC forums.
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