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Old 02-27-2014, 11:06 AM   #1111
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Preparing the car for first practice sessions in a few weeks. I am going to try and attend the Novarossi challenge in April.
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Preparing the car for first practice sessions in a few weeks. I am going to try and attend the Novarossi challenge in April.
Good to hear Joe. Good luck.
Are you running the stock diff' gears? Just interested with all the R&D Marcus had done. I wondered if you had changed anything on it.
Have you had issues with the rear diff' over heating too?

Lots of questions .... sorry. Am getting mine ready for a practice in a couple of weeks.
Will be hitting the Fireball Classic in Lincon, NE. with my new engine. A REDS Racing R5r ....

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Will be hitting the Fireball Classic in Lincon, NE. with my new engine. A REDS Racing R5r ....
Was considering picking one of those up myself. After two gallons through my base R5 I'm very happy with it. Strong engine that's just as quick as those that cost twice as much. Was thinking the R5R would be good for my buggy. Then again...maybe it needs to go in my GT car and the base R5 can go in the buggy.
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Old 03-04-2014, 01:49 PM   #1115
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Was considering picking one of those up myself. After two gallons through my base R5 I'm very happy with it. Strong engine that's just as quick as those that cost twice as much. Was thinking the R5R would be good for my buggy. Then again...maybe it needs to go in my GT car and the base R5 can go in the buggy.
I think they are prity close in performance.
It was explained to me that the R5r is just the 2014 version of the stock R5.

Not sure it's been tried much in our GT car's but that wll soon change I think.

Byrons at Joliet I have only missed one year since they started running the Byrons Challenge. Its a great event.

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Ps: The R5r has huge fins all over the engine and head! Never had the stock R5. I'm presuming that was the same way.
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The head looks to be the same as the base R5 just with different paint. Its slightly larger than your typical .21 head.
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Good to hear Joe. Good luck.
Are you running the stock diff' gears? Just interested with all the R&D Marcus had done. I wondered if you had changed anything on it.
Have you had issues with the rear diff' over heating too?

Lots of questions .... sorry. Am getting mine ready for a practice in a couple of weeks.
Will be hitting the Fireball Classic in Lincon, NE. with my new engine. A REDS Racing R5r ....

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Hi! The diff gears are fine, never had a problem. I assume you mean pinion/ring? I am not running the stock ones, I will be running the optional straight cut gears and the conversion kit from Marcus that allows to fit bigger spurs.
Last year I ran the stock pinion/ring but with the spurs Marcus makes and 17/20 on the clutchbell.
I had gotten the car used and I stripped a pinion/ring once because I had put the backlash shims on the wrong side and used the wrong grease.
Once I changed pinion/ring and put copper grease in there I never had a problem again. I never had the bulkhead overheat problem. I broke a bearing once after a huge hit in a qualifier but the bulkhead was still intact.
Also, here are a few "must have" items:
- alum transmission mount (the brakes never fade, ever)
- rcshox delrin spurs (last forever)
- Rcshox shock towers, that allow use of short front shock in rear (makes a huge difference out of the corners)
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Old 03-05-2014, 06:15 AM   #1118
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Yeah. The Pinion/ ring combo' is what I was talking about.

I like what Marcus has done with the two speed conversion. He does good work.
But I have gone another route .....
After following Marcus's lead and pursuing the larger spur gear idea.... I realized, as Marcus did, that the whole two speed would need modifying.
This was too much .... for me. lol.

So I have gone with a different option/ idea. The straight cut ring remained but changed from the 13 tooth pinion provided in the kit to a 11 tooth option. That way I can keep the two speed as it is and still get good gear ratio's.
Also alot easier to do!! Which suits my more lazy attitude ....

I also have the Aluminum transmission mounts. Very nice pieces!

What battery pack do you run in the car?

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Nice! What pinion Brand/model/part number did you use?

Last year I ran a nimh pack but this year I will be using a life pack.
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Nice! What pinion Brand/model/part number did you use?

Last year I ran a nimh pack but this year I will be using a life pack.
Hey ....

It's a Team Magic part made for the E6 Buggy they have.
Beware though .... it's not a straight forward fit.
It does require a little machining to fit.
It comes in a kit with the ring gear too so isn't cheap ..... unfortunately.

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Hey ....

It's a Team Magic part made for the E6 Buggy they have.
Beware though .... it's not a straight forward fit.
It does require a little machining to fit.
It comes in a kit with the ring gear too so isn't cheap ..... unfortunately.

TMA505175

http://www.amain.com/product_info.ph...Bevel-Gear-Set

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Good to know. I won't be using that but I thought it would be good information for those who might want to try that option.
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Some time ago I was a team driver for Team Magic so always have a soft spot for thire stuff ..... always find myself keeping an eye on what they bring out/use.

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Selling a TRF801X GT8 brushless conversion

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Old 03-15-2014, 08:43 AM   #1124
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I installed the ball bearing ackermann bar and gear conversion last night. I am posting some detailed pics in a sec.
All I can is that the ackermann bar drastically removes slop and play. Both the ackermann bar and conversion kit parts are extremely well made. Period.

The gear conversion puts the car in same ball park ratios as the competition.
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Pics of the Ackermann install:

The parts needed to install


Servo Saver parts before modification




Servo Saver after modification. You just need to dremel the two bits, because the steering rods will now be attached directly to the ackermann bar. This system is efficient and exists on other well known cars


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