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Old 10-30-2004, 06:24 AM   #61
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Good job Aaron! Keep it up and take the 1/8 racing scene by storm!
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Old 10-30-2004, 10:22 AM   #62
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My first impressions of the car? It's TOUGH. I'm not talking tough compared to my gas truck, but built like a high performance tank. I don't plan on taking this strength for granted but I needed it in the first heat last night..haha.

It may have been my setup but the car had MASSIVE steering. I was passing people at the end of the straightaway by railing around the base of the berm. I didn't get a chance to dial in my brakes the way I wanted to either but my car was more than competitive for my first outing and I can't wait to run it again!
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Aaron i just got my car yesterday and i had a few ? i wanted to ask before i started building it

1. in the diff did you use the washers that go on the back of the diff gears because a friend of mine just built his car and i thought the gears might be meshing a little tight but not im not sure if this is normal for an 1/8 scale it my first

2. how much oil do i need to put in the diffs should i fill them all the way or less than all the way

3.what weight oil are you using in the diffs for THE DIRT

4.can you share any building tips or any thing we should now before building the car

thank for your time and the car looks dialed some real qulity parts
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Old 10-31-2004, 12:44 AM   #64
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bigl - Use enough washers to shim the diffs without causing them to bind.

Fill the diffs completely but don't over-pack them. The team guys who have had their cars for a while run 5K-7K-2K. I ran 3K-5K-1K Friday night and my car turned in very aggressively (almost too much..hehe) but tried to diff out when exiting a corner under power.

I didn't get the kit instructions so I haven't seen how well they are laid out, but if you run into any problems during the build let me know, and I'll do my best to help.
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1. in the diff did you use the washers that go on the back of the diff gears because a friend of mine just built his car and i thought the gears might be meshing a little tight but not im not sure if this is normal for an 1/8 scale it my first

put the shims in, as long as there isnt binding leave them in. if there is binding take out 2 shims from opposite gears first and see if the binding goes away, if not take out the last 2.

2. how much oil do i need to put in the diffs should i fill them all the way or less than all the way

fill to the tops of the pins that the spider gears ride on, any further and the diff will be over filled.

3.what weight oil are you using in the diffs for THE DIRT

i cant answer this absolutely, but for american tracks, lots of racers seem to like 5k-7k-1k no matter what brand buggy they run

4.can you share any building tips or any thing we should now before building the car

no clue, i dont have one, i run the Xray. these are just some general buggy building rules of thumb

thank for your time and the car looks dialed some real qulity parts
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So Aaron the car has massive steerin? what servo are you using?
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Old 10-31-2004, 09:54 AM   #67
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Mugen - My biggest fear when switching to 1/8th scale was that the car wasn't going to have the steering I was used to in 1/10th scale..

I have a 358 in my Jammin' X-1 and my car literally had so much steering it scared me. This car turns in so hard and carries so much corner speed it brought a smile to my face. I can't wait for next weekend to run it again!
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Old 10-31-2004, 09:58 PM   #68
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Check your local hobby shop. If you live in the boonies or just need one.

I know Ultimate hobbies has them in stock for 549.95 (kit) free shipping

car looks beautiful Jay Halsey is a god he should come out of retirement =)
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He has come out of retirement..the pink car lives!

It's dialed having the engineer/team manager racing because he can learn what the car needs and tell us how to make them better at races. Having him at the Worlds was awesome for Adam and Dean, because Jay would be able to test setup changes and then have everyone copy the setup if it worked.

I'm looking forward to having Jay's support at races next year; if Friday night was any indication, he'll be there every step of the way
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i cant wait for someone at my track to get one so that i can drive it
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I can't wait for this weekend so I can drive mine again! haha
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Aaron-wts your local track?
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Old 11-01-2004, 02:29 PM   #73
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We have a bunch in the surrounding area but we head out to The Dirt in Hemet, CA every chance we get!

Although it's an hour away, I consider Joey's track my home track.
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bigl- Did you already get rid of the XRay?
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Old 11-02-2004, 08:41 AM   #75
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Actually Randy, he never purchased the X-Ray buggy. Something about waiting to long.
All I can tell you is I just finished putting the rolling chassis together on my Jammin Buggy,
and it is fantastic. The parts fit and finish, the way everything interlocks together, the small
attention to details is sure to make this buggy on top. I will be at Palomar for the race on the
14th for the shakedown run. Let me know if you are going. I want to see that new STI you just
purchased. Fast car!!!!!
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