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Old 03-02-2014, 11:49 PM   #211
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Hey Guys

After a bit of a hiatus from the thread I will be very busy with my EVO build and setup as spring approaches and look forward to sharing all that I can about the two platforms.

Ned, your car looks great and Im happy to see you guys sharing the builds here.

I have spent a lot of time on the website integrating all of the part numbers for both cars (WRC has used two part # sets for the Due and EVO). After going through both kits part by part, I am now using one numbering system at www.irwinrc.com that will help show which parts are shared between the two cars (and it turns out there are quite a few). There will separate sections for part: Due and EVO, but many parts are listed in both categories and show same part numbers). Whenever possible I have noted "DUE+EVO" when parts are used for both cars.

In the coming weeks I will share upcoming news and information for the 2014 WRC season and appreciate all the input I have received from you all.

Also, WRC will attend the MWS event in Toledo and we are very excited to get back to this great track for some early season racing.

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Hey Guys

After a bit of a hiatus from the thread I will be very busy with my EVO build and setup as spring approaches and look forward to sharing all that I can about the two platforms.

Ned, your car looks great and Im happy to see you guys sharing the builds here.

I have spent a lot of time on the website integrating all of the part numbers for both cars (WRC has used two part # sets for the Due and EVO). After going through both kits part by part, I am now using one numbering system at www.irwinrc.com that will help show which parts are shared between the two cars (and it turns out there are quite a few). There will separate sections for part: Due and EVO, but many parts are listed in both categories and show same part numbers). Whenever possible I have noted "DUE+EVO" when parts are used for both cars.

In the coming weeks I will share upcoming news and information for the 2014 WRC season and appreciate all the input I have received from you all.

Also, WRC will attend the MWS event in Toledo and we are very excited to get back to this great track for some early season racing.

More soon!
Jason
I am looking forward to the Toledo race see how WRC handles!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-06-2014, 04:55 PM   #213
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I plan to be at the Toledo MWS with my new WRC. I'll be getting the car ready in a couple of weeks and will post pictures when it is complete. I'm trying to come up with some graphics for the Protoform Bodies.

MWS Masters Champion Bill McLean and I will be running at the Canadian On Road Carpet Nationals in Welland Ontario right next to Niagara Falls. We'll be discussing the 14 Nitro Season's plans. I may start building the WRC between rounds so we can show the car to potential nitro racers.
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What Diff Lube do you use? Make and weight? Any changes since the Toledo GLC?
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Glad to see you guys becoming active up north and look forward to seeing your completed ride!

As for diff setup, I think 2014 will be the year we will find the answers to many of these setup questions. And since its been winter there is really no new testing or setup info yet to share. In building my EVO I did use 500K Diff oil and filled both halves of the diff which is easier with thick oil but still an imprecise answer regarding how much oil is actually in there. My goal was to fill but not overfill. I have an assortment of Mugen and Kyosho heavy weight oils, not sure which 500k I used but will look.

Last year I ran 200 or 300 filling half the diff completely and many of the pan gurus said it felt too loose. Im sure there will be more activity and answers on this once we are outside

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I would swear by 200 k or higher, yet the fast Toledo pan runs something like 80k, go figure!
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Old 03-19-2014, 09:34 PM   #217
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I would swear by 200 k or higher, yet the fast Toledo pan runs something like 80k, go figure!
Is that in a WRC diff? I know that will make all the difference, apple/oranges
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Old 03-25-2014, 05:56 PM   #218
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Several guys have inquired about a Lipo battery for the GT Due. As standard the battery tray is designed for 5 - AAA batteries. Here is a Lipo alternative:

http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...ver_Pack_.html

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Just placed an order - Thanks for the Spring Special!
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First batch of orders will ship tomorrow morning. Thanks for all the support!
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After building both of the WRC pan cars, the [GT Due] and [GT Due EVO], there are a few things to note:

-A large number of parts are interchangeable between these two kits. Aside from the unique front end parts, most all of the plastics are the same, including the front and rear uprights, rear bulkheads and rear arm system, radio plate mount, bumber, rear body mounts, fuel tank...

-The chassis are identical in configuration and hole pattern. The only change is to the rear chassis plate, where it has been shortened behind the differential, eliminating the 4th screw in the rear bulkhead. And the bulkheads are identical, only the bottom rear plastic has been machined off of the EVO part, which allows the use of either brake assembly configuration (a few part substitutions).

-The differentials use the same parts too, but the EVO includes disc brake mounting hardware. The outdrives have changed slightly: they have been lightened (smaller diameter) and now use a smaller set screw which resolves binding issues on the GT Due outdrives (ASK IF YOU NEED INFO ON THIS. ITS A SIMPLE FIX).

-Plastic bearing reducers are now available for all of the axle bearings so the more common 12x18x4mm bearings can be used. Bearing reducers are on order.

-The most obvious change is the front end design. Both are arrange in the same way so in theory they are functionally the same. We will have to explore these differences out on the track. For now I have decided to continue with my old front end (just for shits) and will be testing both throughout the season.
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In 2013 Lon Sr. pointed out that the M3 screw used for the fuel tank lid seal had backed out causing the parts to fall into the tank. I ignored him until the same thing happened to me at the Snowball race in Cinci. Lon's solution is very good, bullet proof really. Lon replaces the stock flathead screw with a longer one that will go through the tank lid, and he back the screw with a locknut. Perhaps he can post a picture here so you can see for yourself.

Here are a few pics of the lid assembly. I decided to replace the stock screw with a 14mm(?) flathead, and very carefully put a little CA onto the plastic threads, let dry slightly and reassembled with the longer screw. The longer screw pushed into the lid a bit so you can see the impression on top, so if you don't want that to happen just grind a mm off.



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Here are some pics of my ride. The Blender

A few things: I have switched up a few parts from the EVO and modified the Rear Arm System to simplify car maintenance and speed diff changes.

The rear arm system plastics are bullet proof, so I decided to open them up, making the dog bones accessible for diff assembly, inspection and maintenance. I assume they will be plenty strong, but I made up a small batch for the pit bag. If you guys want to try this but want to be sure its beefy, I would suggest cutting two of the three holes, and face the solid side toward the exhaust and clutch to keep the gunk out.

I kept the old brake configuration simply because it works fine and again makes diff assembly easier. Because the brake mounting bolts do not thread into the bulkhead, I have added brake shoe springs to keep the pads separated.

And the front end, well, its for fun, and we will see how well its works vs the new design.

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I am putting together a new WRC order to restock EVO kits and and all sold out parts on the sight. Please let me know if there is anything specific you want ordered now (and the quantity).
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