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Old 03-05-2007, 12:17 PM   #3226
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Bummer Pato. Are you building a new FTe or rebuilding your old one.
BTW are still racing TM G$s

Its a Brand new FTE for the 2007 year ... only "hop up" its the fioroni chassis, other than that i love it on stock form ...

And nopes, im not racing onroad for now, so i wold my TM G4S ...

cya,
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Old 03-05-2007, 03:25 PM   #3227
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I've got a brand new JPX.21 to break in and FTE Jammin X1-CR to build.

Thank you Jay Halsey, and Ross Denny!
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Old 03-05-2007, 03:27 PM   #3228
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Well, another question, any experience racing WITHOUT the roll bars ?

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Old 03-05-2007, 04:55 PM   #3229
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hey Tabushi, i've had much success not using sway bars on really bumpy tracks. generally you want to run one, whether it be stiff or flimsy, but on a really bumpy track you want all the articulation in your suspension that you can get so take them both off. i run the stiffest sway bars on my buggy since i run on a glass smooth track, but try using them not at all, only on one end, or on both ends. good luck!
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Old 03-06-2007, 12:59 AM   #3230
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why the rear swaybar is longer and stiffer then the front..
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because you have more weight in the back of the car generally (engine and battery weigh a lot). also, you don't want your rear tires coming off the ground when you corner hard, so you need a harder bar to keep the back end down.
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Old 03-06-2007, 06:48 PM   #3232
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because you have more weight in the back of the car generally (engine and battery weigh a lot).
why the shock position at the arm different rear/front.. front more inner and rear more further out.. and why are front one shorter and rear one is much more longer.. what happen if the shock length and position same front /rear
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shocks are longer in the rear because if the car will not land level, it will most likely land on its rear. also, like i said, more weight is in the rear so it needs more dampening thus longer shocks.
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Old 03-06-2007, 10:41 PM   #3234
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mac getting good at this... :nod

and how's the race... i thought u have some big race this weekend or last weekend.. must have mistaken...
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Old 03-07-2007, 09:44 AM   #3235
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and how's the race... i thought u have some big race this weekend or last weekend.. must have mistaken...
ya, last weekend. it was such a disaster....didn't you read about it above?

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ok i got the bearing off my crank. got to race today for the first day of the season and everything went wrong. right off the bat my gear mesh was wrong from the rebuild (damn paper trick ) so i had to fix that and miss the practice. then my buggy was flying all over the place because the nose was going sky high on the jump so i had to fix that with new springs and a different wing setting. then the track became dusty and slippery, so i had to make a lot of changes on my car to compensate and i changed tires but these things didn't reall help. then the battery on my bump box died and i think the motor in it is dead too. my engine hadn't been run for 4 months so that was way outta wack and i could never get it right. so what did i end up doing? i just left early, without even having to pay my dues. but what do you expect, it was the first of the season. guess i have some work to do.
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Old 03-07-2007, 01:17 PM   #3236
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Ok guys now we are talking about shocks i have a question for you all.
Can you all please give your thoughts & opinions and reasons why?

When you build your shocks should you put the cap on with the shaft and piston at the bottom, at the top, in the middle or a suggested measurement?
Putting the cap on the shock with the piston in different positions gives you a certain amount of "Pre-Load" (or rebound without the spring on it, when you compress the shock it springs back a certain distance) on the shock at different positions so which is the best from your experiences?
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Old 03-07-2007, 05:42 PM   #3237
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i always put the piston at the bottom of the shock body, and then slowly push it up until all the air is out of the way. from my conjecture, if you do not have the piston at the bottom, you are not guranteed to get all of the air out (although you 99.999999% of the time will always get it out because you will see oil come out when no air is left).
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Old 03-07-2007, 05:46 PM   #3238
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piston at the bottom of the shock.. turn the shock cap a little
push upward 1/2 of the shock.. turn the cap a little more
push 3/4 of the shock.. turn the cap until tight

it will rebound about 1/5 of the shock when u compress and release it
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the most important thing is that the shocks rebound the same.
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Old 03-08-2007, 08:07 PM   #3240
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but as for me i dont care whether it rebound or not.. most important there got oil inside, the oil is enough and with suitable viscoscity..
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