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Old 04-04-2018, 09:28 AM
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Yes, but the old kit had plastic c and d blocks, right?
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Old 04-04-2018, 09:51 AM
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Correct.
So that's an improvement in my book. Everyone wants the aluminium suspension mounts, but not everyone likes the PL body! I haven't run SC since my son bought his SC10 FT on sale, but I am really tempted... Low turnouts are not a problem for me as long as it is the right bunch of people who meet on the track. It seems that the hacks are mostly gone!
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So that's an improvement in my book. Everyone wants the aluminium suspension mounts, but not everyone likes the PL body! I haven't run SC since my son bought his SC10 FT on sale, but I am really tempted... Low turnouts are not a problem for me as long as it is the right bunch of people who meet on the track. It seems that the hacks are mostly gone!
Body? meh...

Set of wheels would be nice, but the 6.1-ified chassis is all I care about.
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It seems to represent a price raise, though. No body but the kit is apparently the same price as the SC5M. Not that most will care, I suppose. Doesn't matter much to me personally in that while the easy-access diff would be convenient to have, I'm content with my SC10 & SC5M since it's my driving ability that is lacking, not my cars. And for that matter I'm not all that convinced that with the "stock" layback diff the car would be actually any better on the tracks I drive at.
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It seems to represent a price raise, though. No body but the kit is apparently the same price as the SC5M. Not that most will care, I suppose. Doesn't matter much to me personally in that while the easy-access diff would be convenient to have, I'm content with my SC10 & SC5M since it's my driving ability that is lacking, not my cars. And for that matter I'm not all that convinced that with the "stock" layback diff the car would be actually any better on the tracks I drive at.
Aluminum C&D blocks, aluminum hexes, carbon shock towers. I'll take it...
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Aluminum C&D blocks, aluminum hexes, carbon shock towers. I'll take it...
...and machined shock pistons in all the 6.1 cars!
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in 14 days of racing with my SC5M, I adjusted the diff ONCE.
the slipper clutch twice...

I will wait and See on the BIG improvements.

as for machined shock pistons... a couple of days.. the old stock is seated.. and the machined ones will need to ...
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Aluminum C&D blocks, aluminum hexes, carbon shock towers. I'll take it...
True, those are reasonable durability upgrades, although personally the only one of those I made for my SC5M was rear hexes (eventually) - however it is laudable they now included them as stock, it's always annoying nickel-and-diming when manufacturers don't do that any everyone has to buy 'em separately.

Never managed to break any plastic blocks on any of my cars so never felt the need to upgrade those. Then again also only ever broke one shock tower, from a SC10 4x4 nearly three years ago and I've no recollection how I even managed to do that.
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I'll be upgrading my Sc5m and t5m, just becouse they are loose. Lots of miles on them. Hopefully the new ones are not heavier, or more weight in the wrong places. I bet ebay will be full of them.
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when you guys are talking about cost compared to the SC5m are you comparing to what the SC5m costs now or what it cost when it first came out? Because those are probably not the same costs.

I'm really looking forward to these new trucks for running on carpet in the winter months. Running a shapeways laydown made a big difference but it will be nice to have a proper molded part that I don't have to worry about breaking or wearing out and not having a replacements for. Plus now I can cut my spares pile down a little and share with my buggy again,
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as for machined shock pistons... a couple of days.. the old stock is seated.. and the machined ones will need to ...
What?
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Originally Posted by Matt Trimmings View Post
What?
I think he is saying that stock pistons break in after a couple days, and that machined pistons need to break in too.

Molded kit pistons have been pretty good since the mid 90's. So I don't think I've had pistons that needed to break in since before that. I have never had machined pistons that needed to break in.
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I purchased my SC5M... 6 months ago..
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...and machined shock pistons in all the 6.1 cars!
Curious are the x-ring spacers in the shock bodies still molded?
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Originally Posted by chuck_thehammer View Post
I will wait and See on the BIG improvements.
The 2 cars won't be even comparable.
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