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Old 04-21-2014, 01:43 PM   #9526
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Ok thanks a lot guys! Wish i would of held onto my Hudy setup station oh well.
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:17 PM   #9527
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I dont use a setup station and never will on a GT. No matter how you set it if you go back and double check with the normal gauges its never the same. I think using one for your initial setup is ok but after that i like to use regular. A while back i watched a youtube vid from the Serpent designer and he actually said the same thing and showed it in his video and everytime he set his car on the station and then manually checked it it was off. that was enough proof for me! I mean think about it, you set your front toe by making sure the links are equal regardless of the number, you do not need to measure your caster since its static adjusted and camber is more accurate if you use setup wheels (which i think are good to have). In the rear, you cant micro adjust your toe so you dont need that option and camber adjustment for the rear is the same as the front so what do you really need to spend 2-300 dollars for? Only adjustments you can make are camber and front toe. I am just sayin!!
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Old 04-22-2014, 08:28 PM   #9528
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My Blitz body ....
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:31 PM   #9529
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looks really good.
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I dont use a setup station and never will on a GT. No matter how you set it if you go back and double check with the normal gauges its never the same. I think using one for your initial setup is ok but after that i like to use regular. A while back i watched a youtube vid from the Serpent designer and he actually said the same thing and showed it in his video and everytime he set his car on the station and then manually checked it it was off. that was enough proof for me! I mean think about it, you set your front toe by making sure the links are equal regardless of the number, you do not need to measure your caster since its static adjusted and camber is more accurate if you use setup wheels (which i think are good to have). In the rear, you cant micro adjust your toe so you dont need that option and camber adjustment for the rear is the same as the front so what do you really need to spend 2-300 dollars for? Only adjustments you can make are camber and front toe. I am just sayin!!

I have the same philosophy in off-road.
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Old 04-23-2014, 03:42 AM   #9531
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I still use a set up, I feel I can get closer to what I want with it then without.
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Old 04-29-2014, 01:54 PM   #9532
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I finally found the vid i was talking about and why i dont like setup boards and this is the Serpent designer!!

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What are you GT racers using for equipment on your rides now-a-days? Servos? Batts.? Tires? Bodies? Engines? Radios? Cause things have gotten a lot faster since I've came back from a 2yr. break. Give your unbiased opinions and please no bad mouthing of manufacturers. I like to run in the open class.
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What are you GT racers using for equipment on your rides now-a-days? Servos? Batts.? Tires? Bodies? Engines? Radios? Cause things have gotten a lot faster since I've came back from a 2yr. break. Give your unbiased opinions and please no bad mouthing of manufacturers. I like to run in the open class.
Hi! From my understanding here is what is commonly recommended:
- throttle servo something fast but still torque
- steering servo something torquey but yet fast
- rx battery I think Life is a good compromise but many use lipo. If you are running long mains it's a bit risky to use nihm or nicad
- engine is subject to a lot of debates. Fastest I think is 9 port on road but 7 port on road or off road too
There is the new roar rule that says any 21 5 port engine but not many Tracks follow that rule.
- radio what ever works for you.
- tires the most run brands are alpha and sweep. They come is different shores. For short runs you can use very soft and for longer runs you need to go harder.

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Old 04-29-2014, 06:17 PM   #9535
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Well I have 2 bodies; R3 & Blitz GT ... a RW Mod R8 & Cinco ... tried alphas and the new Sweeps in white rim ... Serpent GT ... trying to decide on servo's ... decided on 2s lipo for rx power .... and a RP radio. Thanks for your input Joe K.
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My cars have Futaba Fast receivers, high voltage high torque servos. I use both Life and Lipo packs, lipo when I need faster turn in. Tires, new Sweeps 45 / 50 ROK rims, full white inserts. Body still is OFNA McLaren, but have not run the Blitz. Balance of the body works for rotating through the corners and balanced down force.

Engines - for 5 port I have a Maxey Cinco, Reds R5 but would purchase a Ison after seeing it run. For open, I saw lots of Nova Flash engines, I was running a Kappo Gt and have run a modded 35+21 and N21.

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What's your servo of choice? My KO response failed me in the A-main. Yes all I did see were Rally Flash Tuned engines at the Nova Race.
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What's your servo of choice? My KO response failed me in the A-main. Yes all I did see were Rally Flash Tuned engines at the Nova Race.
S9352HV - I run the same for both Throttle and Steering

I have run these in my DM-1 for 18 months and no issue, purchased a new pair for my X-3
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I've been using the Radiopost servos and they're lightning fast. Built my car back in December and have put 3 gallons through it with no servo issues.
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Old 04-30-2014, 11:11 AM   #9540
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I have been running Savox 1268/67 for over a year now.. no issues.
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