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Old 05-02-2014, 08:02 AM   #256
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I've been asked about what changes that I have made and what would be manditory, and what would be nice to have. So here is my thoughts:

1: Get the OFNA 40066 150cc tank - will bolt right in, no drilling chassis needed.

2: Buggy Gearing in the diffs, 43/13. Stock gearing is fine for playing in the parking lots or running a .28 RTR, but it is way over geared for racing. Acceleration out of the corners in the infield being where it is less than optimum. 41301 Bevel Gear, 41302 Pinion Gear

3: Change the brake disk to a metal vented with the option pads 36659 pads, 49009 disk.

4: 10 Degree C-Hubs - this works with the chassis kick up to get you in the right range for steering with out chewing up front tires. 41533

The following is what I have used and am happy with the results

5: Front 2.5mm sway bar

6: Lowered engine mount #41337, this also keeps the engine located better for 30/45 min mains.

7: Bearings in the steering linkage. Make sure the small washer is in there.

8: If you are not running the stock body, look at using the rear body mount off the DM-1. It moves the posts behind the wheel wells, so not as much flex with the lighter bodies. If runnig the kit body, use the standard mount.

9: I've put in some light weight parts, turn buckels - pivot balls - pivot pins .... but all really do not make the car faster.


Things that I have tried and need more work or different parts.

Adding a second brake disk set up. This is a standard for the DM-1, but the clearance to the flywheel is tight. I used the narrow JLR light 34mm flywheel and the brake disk still got into the flywheel. If you turn the brake disk down to clear, you are into the slots, so not a good thing. I need to work with this.

I have some of the hinge pin holders coming, and know that the rear does not work with the GT chassis which is flat in the back, vs the kick up in the off road version, but there is some speed to be found for racing with some changes.

If you try and gear the car with the stock diff gears, you will end up with the 14/18 pinions (smallest option). With this, you will need to grind down the right rear engine case by the screw to clear the rear drive shaft. I also changed to a button head screw for that spot, but you could still end up with a groove in the drive shaft. Watch, rotate if you see it. I know the factory is working on a fix for this.

I would also like to try a few spring options, but have not taken the time to see what is out there that might work.
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Old 05-02-2014, 06:02 PM   #257
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I have picked up a car and will be at the Nova Rossi race in Houston next weekend. I do not have all the parts I would like to try, but should be a good comparison to my DM-1 and the large group of Serpents and a few Team C cars.

I'm not going to be using the new body this weekend so I can keep my comparison to just the cars.

R2 - Really could use some Gears .........

spur gears? i have a kit here at the shop just havent had time to mess with it, what are the internal ratios?
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Old 05-03-2014, 06:50 AM   #258
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spur gears? i have a kit here at the shop just havent had time to mess with it, what are the internal ratios?
The kit comes with 42/14 good for maybe Homestead. The buggy has 43/13 which puts it back in the right range.
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Old 05-03-2014, 07:56 AM   #259
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The kit comes with 42/14 good for maybe Homestead. The buggy has 43/13 which puts it back in the right range.
WOW, thats some serious gear!! and what are the current spur gears and optional spur gears?
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Old 05-03-2014, 04:58 PM   #260
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14/15/16/17 1st pinion, 17/18/19/20/21 2nd pinion

49/48/47 1st spur, 46/45/44 2nd Spur

Same clutch bell and 2 speed as the DM1

Could us a 50 1st, 43 2nd.
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Another podium finish with the X3.

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Nice Job Steve!

You change anything from the Airtronics race?

Looks like the track got a little quicker this time, but also you had a longer main.
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Old 05-05-2014, 09:09 AM   #263
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Now that's sexy!!! Good job Steve!!!
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Old 05-05-2014, 09:21 AM   #264
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Very nice congrats!
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14/15/16/17 1st pinion, 17/18/19/20/21 2nd pinion

49/48/47 1st spur, 46/45/44 2nd Spur

Same clutch bell and 2 speed as the DM1

Could us a 50 1st, 43 2nd.
I will look into it this week, I have a car here just havent had time to take it apart yet!

But why would you need a 43 second? wouldnt you want something bigger?

Lets start fresh, what does the car come with, pinions and spurs? I know that you want to end up with around 11:1 first gear and 8:1 second gear with options to go up or down.
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The car came with 48/44 & 15/19.
I am running 49/45 & 15/19.
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I have picked up a car and will be at the Nova Rossi race in Houston next weekend. I do not have all the parts I would like to try, but should be a good comparison to my DM-1 and the large group of Serpents and a few Team C cars.

I'm not going to be using the new body this weekend so I can keep my comparison to just the cars.

R2 - Really could use some Gears .........
I'm thinking about buying a new car and it's between GT-V2/Team C and DM-1, can you give me the pro's and con's of these car?
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Anyone have a clear body for sale PM me....

http://www.nitrohouse.com/OFNA-Racin...s_p_16764.html
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Anyone have a clear body for sale PM me....

http://www.nitrohouse.com/OFNA-Racin...s_p_16764.html
I have one stock is high right now.
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