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Old 10-26-2009, 06:24 PM   #826
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It puts 70 grams in the center, bottom of the car. this is the absolute best place to put weight because the car pivots around this axis side to side and lowers the COG at the same time.

Unfortunately my weak scale only goes to 2000grams so I don't know if my car is overweight or not and I am not really big on running lipo.
so it aids in having more steering?
when do we need to use it?
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so it aids in having more steering?
when do we need to use it?
It aids in making weight if your running Lipo, as there is a 60g-70g difference in running nicd,nimh compared to lipo
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Old 10-28-2009, 01:49 AM   #828
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It aids in making weight if your running Lipo, as there is a 60g-70g difference in running nicd,nimh compared to lipo
so if i'm running nimh then i should be using the carbon plate instead?
btw what's the minimum legal weight for 1/8?
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so if i'm running nimh then i should be using the carbon plate instead?
btw what's the minimum legal weight for 1/8?
2525 grams, and my scale does exactly 2000....... so I can't tell you what the stock car weights but my new scales will be here soon and I can set corner weights and they go to 6000. check out gram-scales.net (maybe .com) and they have a ton in the $20-30 range. you really shouldn't be without 1 scale, when the xray touring car came out, I was able to weigh the drivetrain which was claimed to be the lightest on the market and got my kyosho cars to match by using older kyosho parts (more plastic, less aluminum mostly)
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when using lipo my 966 was underweight. i had to add 55grams of stick on weight. by using the 70 gram brass holder, it adds teh weight to the most central and lowest possible area. even though it made it 15 grams or so over, didnt bother me cause it cant fall off in an incident.
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Old 10-28-2009, 09:03 AM   #831
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woah, i just weighed my 966 (race ready with the brass plate and nimh), it's at 2656g!

time to ditch the brass and use the carbon instead. it would be about 2590g.
if i use LiFe battery i would cut another 30+g.
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woah, i just weighed my 966 (race ready with the brass plate and nimh), it's at 2656g!

time to ditch the brass and use the carbon instead. it would be about 2590g.
if i use LiFe battery i would cut another 30+g.
The Brass try is for Lipo but also try weighing it with the smallest tires you will have after a run, empty tank, thats when they weigh you is after a qual/main, so you need to make sure it weighs the minimum at that point
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woah, i just weighed my 966 (race ready with the brass plate and nimh), it's at 2656g!

time to ditch the brass and use the carbon instead. it would be about 2590g.
if i use LiFe battery i would cut another 30+g.
I got my scales and weighed the car and found I was in the 2585 area except I had to install the 50g weight on the right side to corner balance the car (light electronics I guess) so I am pretty far over.

I'm going to see what titanium screws and other bits will do but I am not sure how to get 100+g off this car although I did weigh it with 74 and 67mm tires.
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my 966 with KO full size servos and LiFe battery weighs 2558g.
if i used half size servos, it'll be about ideal supposingly.

i'm not so concerned with my 966 weight but more worried about my 733 weight; needs to reduce about 60g more!
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Old 11-16-2009, 10:25 AM   #835
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Help!

I picked up the optional soft antiroll blade part 803204.

Although they have a different part number than the ones included in the kit they apper to be the same thickness in the middle,same width in the middle when measured with digital calipers. Only a slighty different color.

Can anyone tell me if they are in fact any different or just a part number mix up in the instruction manual?

That also being said anyone have a suggestion on a softer front sway bar? Perhaps from a different kit that will fit?
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Old 11-16-2009, 11:45 AM   #836
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Help!

I picked up the optional soft antiroll blade part 803204.

Although they have a different part number than the ones included in the kit they apper to be the same thickness in the middle,same width in the middle when measured with digital calipers. Only a slighty different color.

Can anyone tell me if they are in fact any different or just a part number mix up in the instruction manual?

That also being said anyone have a suggestion on a softer front sway bar? Perhaps from a different kit that will fit?
Get rid of the front swaybar, put green springs in the front and red or pink in the back, you're gonna get all the steering you need. Use the rear bar to dial more/less steering.
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Old 11-16-2009, 12:06 PM   #837
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Get rid of the front swaybar
That would be the fast solution..

You can also with your next body move it more forward to get more steering....
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Seriously, you should try it. Nigel Sim gave me that set up and works great. Just use the rear bar to dial the steering that you need.
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I know...
But still with a "poor" body you might miss some steering....
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Seriously, you should try it. Nigel Sim gave me that set up and works great. Just use the rear bar to dial the steering that you need.
on a low grip track, i use no front bar but i use the grey spring and red rear
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