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Old 02-04-2004, 11:09 AM   #5506
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yeah i agree the stock gear boxes are quite unreliable. at first they were fine. But now i have to check constatly that they arent overtightened becasue it casues binding in your gears badly .. therefore slowing you down.

Getting my square ones 2morro !!! YIPPI!

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PS: Square also make the new rear uprights in red!
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Old 02-04-2004, 11:10 AM   #5507
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I really like that pic of that car,

the thing that amazed me the most... the cleanlyness! such a cool shine, how did you get it!

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It's due to the camera+lens - I was once a pro photographer on the racing circuits - after I finished I made sure I kept a hold of my Nikon D1 and the good lenses
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Old 02-04-2004, 11:13 AM   #5508
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V12, what's the min weight here in Germany? My Surikarn weighs in at 1547g fully equipped.
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Old 02-04-2004, 11:15 AM   #5509
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I'm in a picture mood tonight Here's my Surikarn with its clothes on inclusive of battle scars!
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Old 02-04-2004, 11:32 AM   #5510
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my car is weighing in at 1408 last time i checked with GPs and dodge2,
got 47g of weight on the left side to balance the car out , the rest running down the top deck

quite mad really, i hope the gearboxs and 3 piece prop add some weight

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PS: nice ride!
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my car is weighing in at 1408 last time i checked with GPs and dodge2,
got 47g of weight on the left side to balance the car out , the rest running down the top deck

quite mad really, i hope the gearboxs and 3 piece prop add some weight

Tarnjit

PS: nice ride!
Thanks!

Wow, that's quite a bit of weight difference. I've got GP3300 batteries, LRP Quantum Pro ESC, LRP Phaser Comp Rx and a Futaba 9550.
Perhaps my paint is too thick!
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Even without the body on mine weighs in at 1444g!!! Where have you saved weight - bearing in mind that I have the Surikarn edition.
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Old 02-04-2004, 11:49 AM   #5513
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yeah me too but honestly i have no idea!!

i run a monster, got a crappy JR servo. Helios with tiny rx, Quantum 2. GP 3300s.

all in my surikarn edition. erm... all my bearing only have one case!!!

countersunk top deck.. no centre brace except for a front aliminium one, no battery straps ( i use glass fibre tape ).

useing a diff in the front. errr

thats all i can think of!!! but i can see where im saving the weight.

How much do the square gearboxs weigh?
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Old 02-04-2004, 11:59 AM   #5514
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yeah me too but honestly i have no idea!!

i run a monster, got a crappy JR servo. Helios with tiny rx, Quantum 2. GP 3300s.

all in my surikarn edition. erm... all my bearing only have one case!!!

countersunk top deck.. no centre brace except for a front aliminium one, no battery straps ( i use glass fibre tape ).

useing a diff in the front. errr

thats all i can think of!!! but i can see where im saving the weight.

How much do the square gearboxs weigh?
The square gearbox weights a little more than the stock plastic ones. I think you save a lot of weight by just taking the battery holder off and use the strapping tape to hold your battery. Another great weight saving is to use the new titanium wheel axels from Tamiya. They are much lighter than the stock steel ones. Plus the weight you save there is unsprung weight and it should help your handling.
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yeah , Ti shafts and Axles are on my list. decrease that rotational mass is a key way to get some speed i think.

Any idea were you can get red ti axles! lol

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yeah me too but honestly i have no idea!!

i run a monster, got a crappy JR servo. Helios with tiny rx, Quantum 2. GP 3300s.

all in my surikarn edition. erm... all my bearing only have one case!!!

countersunk top deck.. no centre brace except for a front aliminium one, no battery straps ( i use glass fibre tape ).

useing a diff in the front. errr

thats all i can think of!!! but i can see where im saving the weight.

How much do the square gearboxs weigh?
By centre brace, do you mean the part which runs along the length of the drive shaft?

Do you have a picture of your car, so I can better visualise what you mean?

Cheers, Mark.
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The square gearbox weights a little more than the stock plastic ones. I think you save a lot of weight by just taking the battery holder off and use the strapping tape to hold your battery. Another great weight saving is to use the new titanium wheel axels from Tamiya. They are much lighter than the stock steel ones. Plus the weight you save there is unsprung weight and it should help your handling.
Oh yeah, and what were those bearings you mentioned? Are they from Tamiya?
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Old 02-04-2004, 12:26 PM   #5518
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i will take some for you later on or tommorrow, my car is soo dirty at the moment! and i was planning on rebuilding it anyway

yes you are correct about the centre brace.
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How is the handling affected with the removal of the centre brace?
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Old 02-04-2004, 12:43 PM   #5520
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well i didnt really notice much but its supposed make the chassis more forgiveing , so easier over bumps and so on. As its been quite damp/wet/icey raceing in the UK at the moment i thought ti would be worth takeing out so my car will feel better.

i set FTD last 3 meets in the wet

no , not becasue i removed the brace...
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just thought id say it!

Its so satisfying to see the look on peoples face when they realise they were beat by a tamiya!
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