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Old 08-15-2008, 05:24 AM   #451
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Tony , the truck looks good . Please keep us posted on how the truck performs this weekend , Thanks
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Old 08-15-2008, 06:22 AM   #452
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Yeti - dont you have some ride height to check or something?
Nah, my sedans are dialed.
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Old 08-15-2008, 07:17 AM   #453
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Best way to glue the pads to the brake calipers? Sand the caliper a bit then use shoo-goo? What do you guys do?

I have always ran fiber style disks, and didn't like them on my SX8, so going back to metal!
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I'm using the thunder tiger disks and xray pads on mine and it stops on a dime with no brake fade at all.
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I got some disks somewhere and was using those, they were rubbing the clutch bell. They kept locking up on me (might have been a linkage problem) - and I kept doing stoppies at the end of the straightaway, some kind of annoying.
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I bought the Kyosho Big Bore shock springs, both FL Green, and Blue for the SX8...becuase the LHS was out of the OFNA BB springs. However I noticed that the Kyosho springs are a little smaller inside diameter than the stock ones and rub on the shock body threads.... Do the OFNA BB springs do this?
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I bought the Kyosho Big Bore shock springs, both FL Green, and Blue for the SX8...becuase the LHS was out of the OFNA BB springs. However I noticed that the Kyosho springs are a little smaller inside diameter than the stock ones and rub on the shock body threads.... Do the OFNA BB springs do this?
The Kyosho springs fit without rubbing the body. You just have to "click" the spring all the way onto the retainer.
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The Kyosho springs fit without rubbing the body. You just have to "click" the spring all the way onto the retainer.
Ahh yes.. the preload adjustment ring! Thank you Joe.

Raced today. The track was blown out andvery rough by the end of my main only my second time out with the car. Did ok 4th in the B-Main, but my first time running in Exp Class. Still not very comfortable with the setup... going out tomorrow to put several tanks through it and work on a good base setup for my self, and just get more familiar with the car...
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Old 08-17-2008, 06:53 AM   #460
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Hey Tony the truggy looks good cant wait to here your reports on it your doing a great job of keeping people informed here on the net the buggy is looking like its an easy buggy to set up and drive cant wait to read more
keep up the good work guys this will help sales for sure.
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Old 08-17-2008, 08:23 AM   #461
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Hey guys just got back for the weekend.... the truggy is pretty dialed, I ran 7/10/5 in the diffs and our same 50/40 shock setup with a stiffer spring on a hard and dusty track and liked it alot.... I had fastest lap untill the last round of quals and q'd 2nd for the main. Not bad for not running truggy for almost 2yrs I popped a pressure line off in the main and had to fix it so that put me mid pack somewhere.... but all in all through the initial testing of about half a gallon yestereday the truggy is good.... it accelerates very well, jumps and turns awesome too....

I think we may want to try a longer chassis and a couple of different hubs widths but is 99% ready IMO.
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Old 08-17-2008, 01:46 PM   #462
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Billy Easton TQ'd and won the ROAR Region 4 Pro 1/8 scale Championship with his SX8 today at Lake Park, Fl. Buggy looked flawless.
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Hey Guys,

Saturday's race was at a new track about an hour away. The track is located in what used to be river bottom area, the dirt being very sandy/loamy. In the beginning heats the track was very fast, but as the day went on heat/lap times starting falling off as the track was starting to get very rutted and blown out. Although fellow drivers and friends said my car looked good out there, I still was not comfortable with the way the car was handling the rough track. So I the morning out at the local track try to establish a better base setup for the car.

My local track is a big open track with sweeping turns and wide lanes. Although the track is big there are a few technical areas and the track is very dry and loose in many areas during non-maintained practice days. There are sections of the track that are rutted and blown out as well. The track also provides ample opportunity to test the cars flawless jumping capabilities. After running several tanks through the car and testing changes one at a time this is what I've come up with. I'm sure as I get more familiar with the car, and travel to different tracks I will change the setup.

My next test for the car will be to experiment with a heavier front diff oil to get the car to pull a little more on power.
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Saturday's race was at a new track about an hour away. The track is located in what used to be river bottom area, the dirt being very sandy/loamy. In the beginning heats the track was very fast, but as the day went on heat/lap times starting falling off as the track was starting to get very rutted and blown out. Although fellow drivers and friends said my car looked good out there, I still was not comfortable with the way the car was handling the rough track. So I the morning out at the local track try to establish a better base setup for the car.

My local track is a big open track with sweeping turns and wide lanes. Although the track is big there are a few technical areas and the track is very dry and loose in many areas during non-maintained practice days. There are sections of the track that are rutted and blown out as well. The track also provides ample opportunity to test the cars flawless jumping capabilities. After running several tanks through the car and testing changes one at a time this is what I've come up with. I'm sure as I get more familiar with the car, and travel to different tracks I will change the setup.

My next test for the car will be to experiment with a heavier front diff oil to get the car to pull a little more on power.
Carlos, Try running less anti squat.. The car seems to like less.. I'm actually working on getting 1* in the car. Billy E ran .5* on a smooth surface,, so that's gotta say something.
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Thanks Joe, I will try that too... I thought that smooth track = less anti squat...rought track =more anti squat? Which would make sense why Easton was able to run such a low number on his setup... I heard that track was almost like asphalt. I also know allot of it is one's driving style and most of all skill,and Easton is light years ahead of me.. It's all good stuff though lets keep the info rolling.

Also broke a wing mount today my fault though..Lesson learned use lock tite on the wing adjustment mount bolts.
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