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Old 01-07-2004, 08:27 PM   #151
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Highway man.I attend alot of big races and we are gearing Cham 1's,2's and Arcor's all about 23-25

cool... ... maybe i'll try it out... one of our tracks has a 47 meter straight.. will try it out there.
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Old 01-08-2004, 05:35 PM   #152
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hey tmnick who makes those parts i would like some
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Old 01-09-2004, 11:35 AM   #153
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I am going to run the blue springs up front today and see how much that helps with the rear being alittle squirely. Maybe alitte less traction on that end and it will be a-ok.

One thing on the 19T spec motors, I recently installed some 767 brushes on my Dynasty, WOW. I am really impressed with these versus my 4499s. Great power and RPM. I use prolong engine treatment on the bearings and the brushes ( 1 drop ) and I could really notice a difference. Let you know how it runs!
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Cain-What setup are you running oil and piston wise front and rear?
What is your track like?
What tires do you run.
If you guys need 767's look me up.
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Anyone looking for a T4 ?
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Anyone looking for a T4 ?
Hmmm...
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Old 01-10-2004, 02:02 AM   #157
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Well, I had a lot of fun tonight, the T4 is BLAZING fast out of the box. Thanks Nick B for letting me use it tonight. Although the Truck had a slight push exiting and a little bit entering a quick tap of the brakes solved that problem. If I instaled a faster motor, I might have been able to pull some faster laptimes tonight, but overall the Truck is FAST!!!
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Hey All,

Racing went quite well. I put 2 laps on the field and held the TQ. My batteries dumped ( Ran them too much ) in the main but I still managed to get the win by a lap.

We run street spec motors for our spec class and 1800 and below batteries. Using Jim Motor Black book really has helped a lot. My motors now act like the fast guys!

I made some changes in my setup for the race. I run the following:

stock pistons
40W all around
Blue springs up front
Greens in the rear
Rear shocks moved to middle hole up on shock tower
Rear shocks moved to inner hole on rear arm

The car was well planted once the tires were sauced up sufficiently ( I run Road Hawgs front and rear ). I let the LHS owner take a spin with my vehicle and he agreed it was running pretty well, but I still have some on power push that I want to get rid of plus I want to change directions quicker.

I am looking into possibly using stiffer springs all around. I don;t want to mess with the pistons. The oil also seems to be right on. Just alittle fast change in direction and less roll in the corners and it will be dialed.

One other thing, I ran my Dynasty with my new Reedy 767 brushes my prolong drops. all I can say is WOW. This motor that has been heavily used since last may was easily 2 to 3 times faster than it was when it was NEW. It now feels like the fast guys motors where you have loads of torque and massive top end. I experimented and I like putting a drop of prolong on the bearings and on the brushes . This also worked well on my Street spec motor too. The comm after 5 hard runs easily cleaned up to shiny again with little to no wear. Really suprised a lot of guys.
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I run on a carpet track with about 100+ ft straight I believe. The track is pretty big with large jumps.
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Hey Cain, I'm pretty sure that you should just go stiffer springs all around. That is what I do when running onroad to get a little bit less onpower push, and to make the car change directions quicker...
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Thanks Bubbles.

I did that last week and it worked like a charm. My setup really handles right now. I managed to come in second in the A-main maybe 1/3 a lap down to the winner. Funny thing was since we run a spec class I was running 1700 batteries and he was ( illegally ) running 3300s. You could see the voltage difference but I managed to be right there with him. The track director wasn't too happy with him

I am going to look into some more minor changes to get alittle more corner speed but the vehicle almost feels dialed.

T4 guys, A guy there had the RTR T4 and was having serious nose down problems. none of the standard fixes without modifying the vehicle would work. Funny thing is my vehicle was setup stock like his and jumped true. I am thinking it may have something to do with the foam tires he runs as I run rubber ones.
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Cain, the rubber tires have more weight, and more rotating mass, and have more throtle control for the nose of the truck(I am guessing, because I am nowhere near an Offroad specialist).

Now, I drove another person's T4 lastnight(the 23rd), and it felt like it pushed compaired to the T3 that I borrowed for racing. Previously using my friend's T4(Nick B.), I noticed that HIS truck also pushed more than my borrowed T3. I am curious as to wheather or not the T4 pushes more than the T3, or is it how it is set up? As with Onroad, some cars have a certin trait that is built/designed into it. Yet I felt as though the T4 pushed much more than the T3.

On another sad/funny note, Nick blew up a Novak Cyclone today in his T4. I mean, it accually caught fire! (sad) Now he gets a brand new ESC, someone gave him that old one which was all beat up, and now he gets a new/referbished(sp?) speedcontrol(funny).
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The T4 certainly seemed to push a lot to me. I stuggled mightily to keep up with the Losi trucks through the turns. I tried different tires, setups, etc... none of it really help.

Finally, I made the switch to the inline axles and the pushing problem disappeared. Its a little twitchy on the steering sometimes, but I'd prefer hyper sensitive steering to a lack of steering any day.
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I had alot of push at first, but since running on carpet with the stock setup it pretty much was the springs causing too much chassis roll. I have since gone to reds up front and blues in the rear. I also run 40 weight all around which has helped tremendously. She jumps very true, alittle more nose up so I just let off the throttle like you should before touching down and its great.

I need to look into getting better change of direction out of the vehicle. It does pretty good right now but last nights track had some really tight turns and I needed to slam the brakes a couple of times to get around. Nothing major but I would like it to handle that area better.

On the long sweeper however it had a very slight push, but as soon as I let off the throttle it would square up and go straight very easily.

Any recommendations as to some changes to improve change of direction speed? ( ie- tight track handling ).

right now I run the following:

Blue springs rear
Reds up front
40 weight all around
battery pack with two spacers to the rear, 1 up front
lower rear shock mount on inner hole

Everything else is stock setup.

One item I am definitely going to save up for is a comm lathe. Really like having a nice fresh comm on race day.
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Cain, you may want to try moving the shock position out more(basically stiffening up the suspension), because from what I have read, you have the shocks on the front in the #2 hole(middle), and the rear shocks in the #1 hole(inner most hole). Also, what is your ride height set at?

Well, I found out that on offroad tires it does not matter if there is, or there is not a line in the middle(like onroad, where if you have a line, the tires are new), but how big the little blocks of rubber are sticking out from the tire. Maybe I do not suck THAT bad at buggy, maybe I just need new tires...
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