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Old 05-12-2013, 11:40 AM   #496
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I have 3 Infernos myself, one I keep as a display car with a clean Ferrari body, one is a GT2 for parking lot fun with a big block LRP .30, (lol) and one GT1 that I am currently building with every piece of good product available for it...including stuff from Dragon Racing Hong Kong..(sheesh...lol)...They actually make front hubs but I have no idea if caster corrections were designed in them..

Any Thoughts ?...I will post pics as I build...already have the lightened chassis for the MP777....
i would love to see all 3...
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Has anyone tried swapping the left and right c hubs? I hear with that and suspension adjustment will correct the caster problem. Idles this really work in practice?
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last year I was driving a GT-2, but long chassis make me more difficult to turn in closed corner, so i turn to gt-1 chassis and made some change this year and my car race very smooth and fast, almost everybody race serpent,team c,and new ofna gt but so far i still driving my kyosho with my setup and keep on the podium with second fast lap, let see what happend next race in blue diamond to byron race I will let you know guys
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Yea, I preferred the short chassis, too

Sounds awesome man!
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GT2 chassis was interesting to look at when i 1st got one but does not turn well ....unfortunantely...sticking with my GT1..
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i would love to see all 3...

Hera is a pic of the GT2 after building it with the OEM Mclaren F1 body...
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i would love to see all 3...
Here are all 3 babies !! The subaru is becoming a real race ready car...
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For those using the GT2 chassis, what diff oils are you using in the front/rear of your cars? I use to have that same issue until I got with a local offroad 8th scale racer and he "enlightened" me about using diff oils to help get the car to "rotate" in corners. I learned that my front diff oil was too lite for the types of nitro engines I was using. The more power you get from your mill (engine), the heavier the diff oils you should use in the front and not be too lite in the rear.

Example: You are using a RTR or say, an OS 21VG on a medium track, you might want to start with 50k in the front and 10k in the rear. You also might want to change the rear toe block from the stock 3 degrees and maybe go with the 2.5 or 2 degree block instead.
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2 stage pistons and Arm braces coming soon for the Kyosho's!!
They are a huge success on the Serpent and TeamC models, no reason for you guys not to have them! I have a roller coming in a few weeks and begin working on them.
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Has anyone tried swapping the left and right c hubs? I hear with that and suspension adjustment will correct the caster problem. Idles this really work in practice?
On the Cobra it works well and most are now doing it. I was the first one to do the mod on Tony Luna's car in homestead earlier this year. Not sure what the total caster angle is on the kyosho (kick up +hub caster) but flipping the hubs on the Serpent gives you 1-2* positive caster, you lose some high speed steering but you have tremendous turn in. Depending on rear grip you may have to adjust some things in the rear to keep the car from swapping ends on entry.
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The C-hubs can’t be switched around on the Kyosho, it was tried by a lot of us “GT old timers” at least 6 years ago, when we were the first people racing GT cars on the tracks.

Maybe some of those “newbie big time GT experts” polluting this thread will put some of their own money where their mouths are and actually mass produce those new plastic C-hubs for the IGT; instead of just bragging about other brands here. lol
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Wink gt2 diff oils

My gt2 in the front is at 90to100k rear is 10k but this summer need heavier if temps go above 95 degree.
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My gt2 in the front is at 90to100k rear is 10k but this summer need heavier if temps go above 95 degree.
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Depending on what engine you are running, your front diff oil is probably fine for now. However, you may want to try 30K in the rear. At last year's Byron's race, I was running 120K front, 30K rear with a Werks B5 mill. As you saw, my GT2 was dialed with very good turn-in making corners. A tip with the GT2 at your track at Leisure Hours, try a 1/2 degree more camber on the left side of the car as compared to the right. It helped my car carry a bit more speed into the corners, especially in the sweeps going into and out of the straightaway.
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The C-hubs can’t be switched around on the Kyosho, it was tried by a lot of us “GT old timers” at least 6 years ago, when we were the first people racing GT cars on the tracks.

Maybe some of those “newbie big time GT experts” polluting this thread will put some of their own money where their mouths are and actually mass produce those new plastic C-hubs for the IGT; instead of just bragging about other brands here. lol
Are you referring to me?
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