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Old 05-23-2007, 04:08 PM   #3676
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I just got a O.S. V-spec and was wondering about the head shimming. It comes with one shim installed and one extra, should I use the extra shim for 30%?
I installed the extra shim in mine running 30% and it runs like a beast
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I just got a O.S. V-spec and was wondering about the head shimming. It comes with one shim installed and one extra, should I use the extra shim for 30%?
Jack the one shim should be fine if your racing in N.V. It's there so you have an extra for tuning purpose's. Keep an eye on the glow plug. If your fouling them at optimal tune then add the shim. Just check the coil and you should be fine.
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Old 05-23-2007, 04:51 PM   #3678
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Anyone use the OS Speed Vzb?
I have been running one now for a couple 3 weeks. Have almost a gallon through it. It runs great and tune's really easy. I have the same plug in it from break-in. Also excellant fuel milage and 230 degrees.
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learning how to paint well has paid off and saved me alot of money. But I got burned out painting for other people, so now I paint on a limited basis. I've got better things to do with my time. It's easy if you do a few simple tasks

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Ok back to a relivant topic

Has anyone had problems with their ball links being super tight?
I was plagued last weekend throughout qualifying by traction rolling, turned out that my rear tie rods and ball ends were super tight and wouldn't let my suspension rebound properly.

Because of that I ended up "BQ", I fixed the problem and bumped up to the A, but I loosened my links too much, and one popped off half way through. I managed to get it back on and still finished 5th.

I'm going to buy some new ends tonight and replace all my old ones, I was just wondering if anyone else has experienced this?

I seem to have the opposite issue...mine ball ends wear out very fast (or I break them). They are the only things I have broken in about 4 gallons of track time (aside from bearing wear...the bearings in the hubs are wearing and I am getting quite a bit of slop)
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Think Im going to take the aluminum brace's off and put thre plastic one's on for a try at the next race. Anyone out there still running the plastic brace?
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Think Im going to take the aluminum brace's off and put thre plastic one's on for a try at the next race. Anyone out there still running the plastic brace?
You will for sure like it. I ran the aluminum braces for a couple weekends, months ago. Didn't like it. Little harder to drive and not as fast.
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I haven't used the alum. braces yet. I was going to wait until I could actually win before I started tweaking things. I'm still trying to drive good enough to "NOT" break every weekend. lol
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Anybody change the weight of their shock oil often? Or do you stick close to the stock setup? I'm running 45/35 f/r.
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Default Clutch hardware O-ring

Does anyone know what the thin white o-ring that comes in the parts bag with the clutch hardware is for? I've search this thread and didn't find anything. Looked in both the 8B & 8T manuals and didn't see it.
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I like the stock shock oil set up with the #54 &#55shock piston set up. Im going to switch the chassis brace's tonight.
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Does anyone know what the thin white o-ring that comes in the parts bag with the clutch hardware is for? I've search this thread and didn't find anything. Looked in both the 8B & 8T manuals and didn't see it.
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On Neo-buggy, Adam Drake said that they were in there by mistake and you don't need to use them. Weird to me?
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Spare white oring, mistake? Man, maybe that's why im in the B....Let's see....what part of the car did i put it???????
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On Neo-buggy, Adam Drake said that they were in there by mistake and you don't need to use them. Weird to me?
I heard they were a mistake also, but Ive also hear people still using them
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Old 05-24-2007, 01:38 AM   #3690
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Hey,Trebor You know that o-ring i sent you to make your car faster??? Don't use it. hehehe.....Man it's earley......
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