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Old 10-02-2007, 12:54 PM   #4036
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What up aaron how is your dad doing
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Old 10-02-2007, 01:08 PM   #4037
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What's up old man? He's doing well, thanks for asking. You going to the Truck Race?
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Old 10-02-2007, 04:06 PM   #4038
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Aaron, thanks for the quick response, I have tried everything with the droop, and still nothing. The only thinh I can think of is that I have WAY to much rear traction dialed into the car. I was just wondering if you knew of some way to make the front end super aggressive. And on the diffs I am running 3-5-1.
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Old 10-03-2007, 01:23 PM   #4039
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No not this year maybe go watch the mains good luck
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Old 10-03-2007, 02:09 PM   #4040
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Bob - Hurting! Hope we get to see you Sunday.

Black - No problem. What did you gain by switching to 3-5-1 in the diffs? Try 2K in the rear or even going back to 5-7-2 (or 5-5-2, if that's easier for you to drive) and see if you get some of that steering back.
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Aaron with the 3-5-1 it smoothed the car out and made it feel lilke a 2wd buggy, which I am accustomed to, and made the rear end completely railed. I have tried just about every diff oil combination you can think of and still no luck. I just didn't know if I am missing something here.
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Old 10-03-2007, 06:11 PM   #4042
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Talking SW .26 V2

sorry im a bit off topic here, i've been browsing engines on the fs/ft forum and came across a SW .26 V2 with less than a gallon for $90. i dont know too much about the motor though. can u tell me if this is a reliable motor and how long it normally lasts, and if this is a good price for it. Oh and whwhat is the max rpm for the Trinity .21 Draked.
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Old 10-04-2007, 01:45 AM   #4043
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Black - You mentioned that your diff oil setup made the rear end of the car feel locked in...which is likely why you're struggling to find steering.

If you've tried small changes like droop and ride height and haven't found the steering you're looking for, you're going to need to make a bigger change to find steering. Changing diff oils can be that big of a change, and it's not going to affect how the car jumps and goes through bumps (which you haven't mentioned, so your buggy must do well in that aspect). 3-5-1 will certainly make the car feel smoother than 5-7-2, but you may get that same effect from 5-5-2 and not lose the steering. Or perhaps 3-5-2?

Try moving your rear shocks out one hole on the tower. I had someone mention that to me this past week and said it was exactly the change they were looking for in terms of gaining more steering. Or perhaps try less anti-squat? If you're running the 3/3 block, go back to the 3/2 and see if that helps without changing the rest of the car beyond your liking.

To be honest, it may just be a matter of time that has caused your buggy to feel like it pushes. If you started making changes on your buggy as you were learning to drive it and as it was breaking in (if the buggy was relatively new or rebuilt) and now you've grown accustomed to how the car works, those changes you made in the past may have been dialing enough rear traction into the car that it will no longer turn.

jatoman - I used to run those motors in my 1/8th scale to practice and club race with, and they're great. Good power, easy to tune and keep running, and they'll last for a few gallons if you take care of them.

That motor is available through Horizon's website for $129.99. How someone breaks an engine in can greatly affect how long it lasts, and "one gallon" for someone might be totally different for someone else. You should always pay special attention when buying used equipment, especially for high-wear items like engines. It's your job to determine if saving $40 is worth buying a used engine.

Trinity does not list a claimed RPM figure for that engine on their website. I don't know what it would be offhand either, but I strongly discourage you from using claimed HP and RPM figures as criteria when looking to buy an engine.
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Old 10-04-2007, 08:25 AM   #4044
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Aaron, thanks for the help. My car is phenomenal and I am extremely fast with it, I guess I am just trying to get that little extra bit out of the car. I will definitely try all that you have suggested. Thanks
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thanks a lot aaron, and yeah i never really believesd the whole claimed HP things.
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thanks a lot aaron, and yeah i never really believesd the whole claimed HP things.
Hey got another question for you I got a racer edge diff oil package with oil rangeing from 1000-500,000what are the larger number ones used for
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Aaron- where's the 8th scale club racing action this month? Anything happening at Revelation? Or is everyone thrashing to get Reedy ready?
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Black - That's never a bad thing. I'm glad you like your car and wish you luck trying to squeeze every last bit out of it.

jatoman - It's not that every company prints numbers that are absolutely garbage (although some are), but there really is no industry standard for measuring performance numbers for these engines, and especially with regard to what most of us consider "horsepower" in relation to real cars. That's why they can get confusing.

rltanner - Nitro on-road cars will use very thick diff oil. The diffs are very small, and racers will use thick oil to stop the diff from bleeding power to the unloaded wheels, which robs the car of acceleration.

j - Revelation always has a good turnout for club nights. As far as anything big going on this month, I'm not really sure. The Saturday Series is over and the JBRL is winding down. This is just about the time of year where off-road slows down a bit.
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Black - That's never a bad thing. I'm glad you like your car and wish you luck trying to squeeze every last bit out of it.

jatoman - It's not that every company prints numbers that are absolutely garbage (although some are), but there really is no industry standard for measuring performance numbers for these engines, and especially with regard to what most of us consider "horsepower" in relation to real cars. That's why they can get confusing.

rltanner - Nitro on-road cars will use very thick diff oil. The diffs are very small, and racers will use thick oil to stop the diff from bleeding power to the unloaded wheels, which robs the car of acceleration.

j - Revelation always has a good turnout for club nights. As far as anything big going on this month, I'm not really sure. The Saturday Series is over and the JBRL is winding down. This is just about the time of year where off-road slows down a bit.
Thankx again Aaron
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Old 10-05-2007, 02:13 PM   #4050
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Aaron, Who grows better mullets??

Gas guys, or Electric guys?
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