Like Tree93Likes

JConcepts Thread

Reply

Old 12-14-2017, 06:47 PM
  #9511  
Tech Regular
iTrader: (15)
 
Applesauce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Boynton Beach, FL
Posts: 484
Trader Rating: 15 (100%+)
Default

Is green compound the closest to m4 or black looking for something comparable to holeshot m4s?
Applesauce is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2017, 06:50 PM
  #9512  
Tech Regular
iTrader: (20)
 
Team Pink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 469
Trader Rating: 20 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by Applesauce View Post
Is green compound the closest to m4 or black looking for something comparable to holeshot m4s?
Green would be their equivalence to Proline's M4. Black is a ultrasoft compound.
Team Pink is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2017, 08:58 PM
  #9513  
Tech Fanatic
iTrader: (35)
 
rvrslt1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Torrance CA
Posts: 968
Trader Rating: 35 (100%+)
Default

Any plans for a EB410 body??
rvrslt1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2017, 06:01 AM
  #9514  
PW
Tech Elite
 
PW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Groveland, FL
Posts: 4,466
Default

Originally Posted by Applesauce View Post
Is green compound the closest to m4 or black looking for something comparable to holeshot m4s?
Green would be very close; black would be slightly softer.

Any plans for a EB410 body??
Yes and it's getting close
rvrslt1 likes this.
PW is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2017, 09:32 PM
  #9515  
Tech Fanatic
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Kingsport, TN (Still SC tho)
Posts: 852
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

When would I use Teazers vs say the triple dees?
qstorm777 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2017, 09:46 PM
  #9516  
Tech Master
 
Dave_S's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 1,491
Default

Are you familiar with street eliminator concept? For the rear shocks it calls for this.

Inside:1 large limiter
Outside: 1 stock blue Bump Stop, 1 small limiter, 1 thin stock limiter

In the pictures of the rc it only shows the stock blue bump stops.

I currently have it set up like the pictures, should I install the extra spacers on outside of rear shocks? I notice they have more upward travel than necessary with just one stock blue bump stop.

Also for strictly drag racing is there any reason it's necessary to run foams in the rear tires?

Thanks! Here is picture showing how I have bump stops.

ddd228 likes this.
Dave_S is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2017, 05:33 AM
  #9517  
PW
Tech Elite
 
PW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Groveland, FL
Posts: 4,466
Default

Originally Posted by qstorm777 View Post
When would I use Teazers vs say the triple dees?
Recently the guys have been using the Teazers when the track is hard packed, but not grooved up yet or maintain/blown off (dusty/sandy conditions).

Are you familiar with street eliminator concept? For the rear shocks it calls for this.
I'm not, but I will fwd your question to someone that is . PM me your e-mail info and I will have them email if possible.

Inserts will be necessary even for drag racing. You could use a hole punch and punch holes in the insert to soften them up though. The tire needs support to do it's job. If there is no insert, then the tire would collapse and not work at all.
Dave_S likes this.
PW is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2017, 09:10 AM
  #9518  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (27)
 
symmetricon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: houston
Posts: 4,862
Trader Rating: 27 (100%+)
Default

Has anyone tried the 4wd fronts on a 2wd buggy? If so, did you use the foams or not?
Thanks.
symmetricon is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2017, 11:36 AM
  #9519  
PW
Tech Elite
 
PW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Groveland, FL
Posts: 4,466
Default

Originally Posted by symmetricon View Post
Has anyone tried the 4wd fronts on a 2wd buggy? If so, did you use the foams or not?
Thanks.
This was pretty common with the Smoothies on high-bite conditions. It actually made the car smoother/easier to drive.

It's not needed with any of the other tires. However, I have seen some racers put a slightly trimmed 4wd front insert in an Octagon.
PW is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2017, 01:44 PM
  #9520  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (27)
 
symmetricon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: houston
Posts: 4,862
Trader Rating: 27 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by PW View Post
This was pretty common with the Smoothies on high-bite conditions. It actually made the car smoother/easier to drive.

It's not needed with any of the other tires. However, I have seen some racers put a slightly trimmed 4wd front insert in an Octagon.
Thanks, I neglected to clarify I was thinking about 4wd swaggers on 2wd rims and how it would handle vs the narrower 2wd swaggers.
ddd228 likes this.
symmetricon is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2017, 05:54 AM
  #9521  
PW
Tech Elite
 
PW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Groveland, FL
Posts: 4,466
Default

Originally Posted by symmetricon View Post
Thanks, I neglected to clarify I was thinking about 4wd swaggers on 2wd rims and how it would handle vs the narrower 2wd swaggers.
I'm not really sure what it would do, but the difference in tire diameter means you would probably need to readjust front stroke/droop and maybe even the roll-centers. That is a huge difference in overall tire diameter and contact patch.
PW is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2017, 10:18 AM
  #9522  
DBM
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Saskatoon, Canada
Posts: 779
Default

New very small indoor track has just opened up close to me where i plan to run 2wd 13.5 buggy. The track is hardpack dirt with perhaps 50% clay content. They only race every second Sunday, so the track dries out between race days. They water every run in the morning to get the moisture level back up, and then stop watering in the afternoon. They turn the heat down to 1 degree above freezing between race days, and turn up the heat to 8 degrees above freezing on race days but the surface temp likely doesn't come up that much. When i stopped by to check out the facility, there was light dust on the track in the afternoon.

I'm thinking black compound reflex front and rear, but should i consider a different front tire?
Safe to assume that no one makes a better cold weather compound that JC black?

Thanks for any help that you can offer! I race 95% onroad and do some 8th ebuggy in the summer, but have not raced 2wd 1/10 buggy before.
DBM is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2017, 10:54 AM
  #9523  
Tech Regular
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 432
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Can anyone tell me where the mounting hardware goes for the Finnisher truggy body?
Cardiak is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2017, 11:59 AM
  #9524  
PW
Tech Elite
 
PW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Groveland, FL
Posts: 4,466
Default

Originally Posted by DBM View Post
New very small indoor track has just opened up close to me where i plan to run 2wd 13.5 buggy. The track is hardpack dirt with perhaps 50% clay content. They only race every second Sunday, so the track dries out between race days. They water every run in the morning to get the moisture level back up, and then stop watering in the afternoon. They turn the heat down to 1 degree above freezing between race days, and turn up the heat to 8 degrees above freezing on race days but the surface temp likely doesn't come up that much. When i stopped by to check out the facility, there was light dust on the track in the afternoon.

I'm thinking black compound reflex front and rear, but should i consider a different front tire?
Safe to assume that no one makes a better cold weather compound that JC black?

Thanks for any help that you can offer! I race 95% onroad and do some 8th ebuggy in the summer, but have not raced 2wd 1/10 buggy before.
Wow That seems like a really tough combo. I think you're on the right track with black compound. If they blow it off at all, then I would try black Dirt Webs, if not, then black Reflexes.

Can anyone tell me where the mounting hardware goes for the Finnisher truggy body?
It should be for the name plate/rear fins that bolt to the rear fender/bed rail area. The fins/plates are molded into the back of the body or rear wheel wells.
PW is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2017, 12:44 PM
  #9525  
Tech Regular
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 432
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by PW View Post
Wow That seems like a really tough combo. I think you're on the right track with black compound. If they blow it off at all, then I would try black Dirt Webs, if not, then black Reflexes.



It should be for the name plate/rear fins that bolt to the rear fender/bed rail area. The fins/plates are molded into the back of the body or rear wheel wells.
That explains it. Ordered mine from Amain and I didn't see those plates.
Cardiak is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service