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Old 03-18-2010, 02:45 PM   #1
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How tight do you guys run your brakes,meaning should the 2 plates on each side be tight (losi 2.0)front and back.Or should they be loose just slightly.Is this more of a personel preference so when you let off throttle it will slow quicker.Say for a turn with less drift(tighter) or will this affect the strain on your motor,causing it to run hotter and burn more fuel.Just wondering what you prefer,thanks in advance.
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I set them up so there is movement between the pads and disc. Say about 1mm ish. Then set the radio up and set the linkages/servo set-up so that i only have to touch the brake a little (on the radio) a little bit and it starts to 'bind'. Don't like drag brake as it messes with the car in flight..
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How tight do you guys run your brakes,meaning should the 2 plates on each side be tight (losi 2.0)front and back.Or should they be loose just slightly.Is this more of a personel preference so when you let off throttle it will slow quicker.Say for a turn with less drift(tighter) or will this affect the strain on your motor,causing it to run hotter and burn more fuel.Just wondering what you prefer,thanks in advance.
I run mine as close as possible without touching. I also use springs, which I say is a must! Some opinions differ, but it's cheap insurance.

To set them up, I take out the center diff, tighten the pads until I can capture the disc. Then back off slightly until the disc just falls out. Done.

This allows braking to start when you barely breathe on the trigger, then I adjust how much pressure I want with the EPA.
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Thanks for your input guys.I think i had them too tight mainly in the back now when i'm off throttle it rolls a little better,before it would almost come to a halt,they sure don't give you much room to get to that back top nut.All the diffs are my next project after the 4 shoe clutch goes in.But the car seems good enough to race this sunday for now.You guys are great,I don't know what i would do without this site.
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How tight do you guys run your brakes,meaning should the 2 plates on each side be tight (losi 2.0)front and back.Or should they be loose just slightly.Is this more of a personel preference so when you let off throttle it will slow quicker.Say for a turn with less drift(tighter) or will this affect the strain on your motor,causing it to run hotter and burn more fuel.Just wondering what you prefer,thanks in advance.
Read the manual. It says 7.8 mm between the bolt and mount. I just got done resetting mine.
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