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Old 12-19-2016, 09:24 PM   #61
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Well I raced biz77's car this last Saturday, I found it to be well designed and all the parts are high quality. It responded to changes well and predictabley. Out of the box set-up is not well suited to the little track we race at and I'm what most would consider a very aggressive driver. Having the track record with the rsd at 64/8:06 with a best lap of 7.17 my best time with the eclipse was a 62/8:00 and a best lap of 7.40. While a little slower compared to my rsd I feel with a little more setup work I believe it can be on pace with the rsd. I felt that the center dampner was too stiff at 30k resulting in the rear tires getting over heated during the run. Just ran out of time to change it. That was caused by my driving style for the most part and I did my best to adapt my driving, which resulted in a win as I was keeping a slight gap on second when he hit a wall at full speed breaking his car. If anyone wants a full set up let me know and I'll post it.
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Old 12-20-2016, 02:55 PM   #62
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I hear the titanium screws (chassis plate, motor and rear wheels) shaved about 20 grams.
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Old 12-20-2016, 05:47 PM   #63
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This past weekend I had the pleasure of test driving a friend's fresh new Eclipse. It was 100% box stock. To my surprise, even though the car sports a totally new and unique pod design, the driving feel was remarkably similar to my own more "traditional" 1/12th scale cars.
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Old 12-20-2016, 10:00 PM   #64
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It's pretty similar to current stuff just has a lower roll center as the pivot ball is in the lower chassis plate. Little different to set up. But does seem to work very well.
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Old 12-22-2016, 02:25 PM   #65
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Schumacher yellow fronts are out of stock, what are some other brand springs that are comparable?
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Old 12-22-2016, 02:59 PM   #66
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Schumacher yellow fronts are out of stock, what are some other brand springs that are comparable?
Great question.

We know from a poster above the Associated side springs work in the back of the car.

I know the CRC front springs are too short. Scirocco should be able to let us know if the Xenon or Speed Merchant springs are compatible as he has both of those on-hand.
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Old 12-22-2016, 03:40 PM   #67
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Scirocco says the Xenon's fit in the front, but the Speed Merchants are a bit too long. I believe this means Associated front springs will fit as well.
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Old 12-23-2016, 03:38 PM   #68
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Scirocco says the Xenon's fit in the front, but the Speed Merchants are a bit too long. I believe this means Associated front springs will fit as well.
is there a site or post showing the rates of different manufacturer springs on the market?
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Old 12-23-2016, 03:52 PM   #69
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Check the slapmastertools.com site.
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If anybody knows of a shop that has the front damper tubes parts tree(U7023) and is willing to ship in the USA please let me know as I would like to have the part to race the car in 2 weeks and do not feel like paying $20 shipping from the UK to get it in time.
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Stormer is the only online seller in the US carrying the parts I know of. Run without the front dampers and just grease the kingpins.
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If anybody knows of a shop that has the front damper tubes parts tree(U7023) and is willing to ship in the USA please let me know as I would like to have the part to race the car in 2 weeks and do not feel like paying $20 shipping from the UK to get it in time.
Ron. Try Kawada USA not sure if he still has parts in stock.. The front end for this car is the same as the Kawada M300.
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If anybody knows of a shop that has the front damper tubes parts tree(U7023) and is willing to ship in the USA please let me know as I would like to have the part to race the car in 2 weeks and do not feel like paying $20 shipping from the UK to get it in time.
I ordered some items, including those tubes, direct from Schumacher and they were extremely inexpensive and got them in 3 days with normal $5 shipping.
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Stormer should have them next week. Thanks Jorge, I emailed them as their webshop is down.
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For anyone that has been running the car for a bit, what would be a recommendation to get more on power steering, specifically out of the corner. Currently running all stock base setup and looking to start making changes.
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