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Old 07-04-2014, 05:57 PM   #646
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If you can get a shallower spring cup(Kyosho) it can achieve 6mm ride height on 74mm tyres with long spring and ball joint.
Kyosho's spring cups are shallower than the serpents?
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Kyosho's spring cups are shallower than the serpents?
yes, Kyosho older type spring cup is shallower
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Old 07-06-2014, 07:28 AM   #648
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Thats a good point. I also have an xceed 1300Mah lipo pack in my old 966TE. Its bound to be lighter than the protek pack....
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Ever verify / test the actual capacity of your Xceed lipo?

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Dan_vector,

Ever verify / test the actual capacity of your Xceed lipo?

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No never tested per se but I can tell you that I put in over 1000mah after running a 45 minute a-main and the voltage is still over 3.8v per cell. My guess is that it would be more than 1300mah.
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No never tested per se but I can tell you that I put in over 1000mah after running a 45 minute a-main and the voltage is still over 3.8v per cell. My guess is that it would be more than 1300mah.
Sweet,

Truly an interesting option since it only weighs 60 grams.

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Old 07-06-2014, 09:22 PM   #651
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Using a steel bell. No seized bearings as far as I can tell. I think if you somehow seized the bearing it would make such a racket and your car would be creeping like mad, I dont think anyone (ie the previous owner) could have missed it but you never know. Anyone have a brand new bell just fitted that can report on 'wobble'?? thank you
Yes, I had a brand new steel bell that wobbled on a new car. Changed it out with another new one and wobble solved.

Not too sure whether the bell was warped from factory, or whether I warped it myself by tightening the gears on too tight? In any case, that wobble did not look healthy for the gears.
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Yes, I had a brand new steel bell that wobbled on a new car. Changed it out with another new one and wobble solved.

Not too sure whether the bell was warped from factory, or whether I warped it myself by tightening the gears on too tight? In any case, that wobble did not look healthy for the gears.
Clutch bells are hit and miss. If you have a bad one, I recommend that you just throw it away and put on a new one. There's no use in messing with a bad clutch bell.
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any results from the back-to-back testing? Which is preferred, using the shorter ball joints in the rear or using the shorter springs?
Awaiting what you've learnt...
Have gone with the shorter 23mm springs (I have pinks fitted) and the long ball joints , all seems fine and no detrimental effects on handling by using the shorter springs.
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This below is how it was originally with long red springs
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Just a quick question to you guys,
The 2nd picture above, you see he put the tire rim stickers inside the tires. Other than it making it look good and preventing chunking, does it serve any other purpose? I don't do that because I'm afraid, as the tires wear out, the sticker starts touching the track floor and causes loose traction. Maybe the outer diameter of the sticker basically tells us when to stop using the tires (I have never measured the diameter of the outer rim of the sticker though)? But that only applies when you put the sticker perfectly in the middle, which I don't think is possible. What do you think?
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The sticker should go on the outside edge of the tyre? I don't use the stickers anyway as they don't do anything to protect the tyre or lessen the chances of chunking. In my experience anyway...
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The sticker should go on the outside edge of the tyre? I don't use the stickers anyway as they don't do anything to protect the tyre or lessen the chances of chunking. In my experience anyway...
Yeah I think it should go outside anyway too..
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Have gone with the shorter 23mm springs (I have pinks fitted) and the long ball joints , all seems fine and no detrimental effects on handling by using the shorter springs.
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This below is how it was originally with long red springs
Appreciate the info, thanks!
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Gentlemen,

Does one need to protect the RX within the 977 Rx box from vibration? In other words, does one need to add foam or something to dampen vibration?

I can't see there being much room to do this, hopefully, it's not needed.

Any experience is welcomed!

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There is no need to do that, if your receiver is very small maybe you can double-side tape it inside the box.
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The Rx shouldn't be taped into the box. There is enough dampening occurring naturally from the servo wires etc around the Rx. If you tape the Rx to the box then you are providing a vibration transferring pathway! There is no need to foam protect the Rx either.
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