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Old 04-19-2007, 02:59 PM   #3046
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Does anybody use the carbon mudguards from TKO Comp. that protect your hubs and axles?
i havent seen these yet....do you have a link?
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Old 04-19-2007, 04:26 PM   #3047
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I think its tkocompetitiondev.com
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Old 04-19-2007, 06:09 PM   #3048
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Default the car will handel poorly. eather traction roll or push.

My car does push. I thought it was my servo saver too loose. I tightened that up a lot, steering seemed to come back a little. But that was in the main when I figured that out. The next day the push was back. It is very slight. I practiced a little today and I think I am getting on the throttle too soon. If I baby it around the corner it does well. But over 1/4 throttle and it feels like a tank. The other guys just seem to have such a responsive steering setup. I haven't driven them personally. But they get out of the corners much better than me. I have reduced droop 3mm in front, +2 toe out front, 3T3A rear plate, 54 front pistons w/40 Losi oil. I have been racing this car now for about three mo. indoors on high traction track. Tomorrow is race time. Will see. Sorry for the long post.
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Old 04-19-2007, 06:40 PM   #3049
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8ight Carbon Arm Guards {CF-8}

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Old 04-19-2007, 08:22 PM   #3050
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Maybe try thicker center diff oil, and/or thicker rear swaybar.
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Old 04-19-2007, 08:24 PM   #3051
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Default Spring Rate Chart provided by Horizon Hobby

Here is the spring rate chart provided to me by Horizon Hobby
Thank you for your recent email. Here is a chart for you:
Spring chart:

Silver .040 wire with 30 degree angle

Gold .040 wire with 25 degree angle

Black .036 wire with 30 degree angle

Green .036 wire with 25 degree angle.

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Old 04-19-2007, 08:29 PM   #3052
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have you guy's read the" post ur hard luck stories" on the onroad electric forum? it's hilarious!!! Make a post to keep it going.
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jwrockman- the green and black springs are mixed up. the blacks are softest.
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jwrockman- the green and black springs are mixed up. the blacks are softest.
I wonder why Horizon Hobby is misinformed??
Any ideas?
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im giving you the info that Adam Drake has gives many of times. I would take his word over someone who answers phones.
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Old 04-19-2007, 09:29 PM   #3056
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I wonder why Horizon Hobby is misinformed??
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quoted from thedrake.net....

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JellyRacer- The current diff set-up you are running will have very little off power steering, but should have good on-power steering. That set-up won't be good in the bumps. Lighter front diff oil will have more off-power steering and less on- power steering. The center diff does effect steering, but mainly controls the amount of drive or punch the buggy has. Thick diff oil will have more punch. The lighter the rear diff fluid the more steering you will have in the middle of the turn.

Brain Muffin- I usually would shim the diffs with two to three shims on the left (tighter) and one shim on the other side.

CoryD- Yes, I run the stock clutch set-up from the 8ight, but with a 13 tooth clutch bell.

Silver .040 wire with 30 degree angle Hardest

Gold .040 wire with 25 degree angle

Green .036 wire with 30 degree angle

Black .036 wire with 25 degree angle. Softest


Make sure you scotch bright the inside of the clutch bell if you are running 2 plastic and 2 alum shoes. Also use motor spray to clean the inner clutch bearing. The 13 tooth clutch bell will help with clutch wear, but you may also want try running the following spring / shoe set-up.
2 plastics shoes with 2 black springs.
2 alum. shoes with 2 gold springs.
If the clutch is slipping make sure you stop running the buggy and go to lighter springs before you damage the clutch shoes.
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drake would know....
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Old 04-20-2007, 07:18 AM   #3058
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Amainhobbies.com has it listed

Silver 0.040 30 degree
Gold 0.040 25 degree
Black 0.036 30 degree
Green 0.036 25 degree

No offense to the Drake but I take the word of a business over an internet post. Ive made plenty of mistakes when posting.
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Old 04-20-2007, 09:38 AM   #3059
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....not this discussion again..... It should be easy to figure out.... put all black in and next use all green.. which has more "snap"
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I am using all green springs with four KH alum. shoes. It feels almost like a modified electric motor. Very linear. I did have two gold and two black, but on our short indoor track I was over jumping everything and squirelly off of tight corners. Right now it is good for indoors. Outdoors I will go back to the snappy set up. Our outdoor track now has a FORTY foot single jump. Awesome. First race on it is tomorrow if it doesn't rain.
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