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Old 04-12-2010, 12:51 PM
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My horsing around video:

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Old 04-12-2010, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by HYDE16 View Post
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That's how I exercise my Golden Retriever. He acts the exact same way. People love me at the dog park. LOL

What tires are those?

P.S. no wonder your buggy still looks new, you are babying it in the grass. LOL

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Old 04-12-2010, 01:47 PM
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Those are the stock tires, I use them for street and grass.
I canít get my buggy on my local track yet, we just started re-building it this weekend ha!











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Old 04-12-2010, 02:50 PM
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Took my Vorza to the track today. My friend is driving during the first 3 minutes. First-timer

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Old 04-12-2010, 07:14 PM
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Smile buggy vorza

would this be a good race buggy for the track?
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Old 04-12-2010, 09:29 PM
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Racers....oils and springs??????? Whats working for you?????
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Ok, here are some pics from last weekends race....













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Just bought one last night from stormers. The price is the best I have seen there. Paid for the 2 day delievery. I have the savage flux so this should be fun and handle so much better. A couple questions:

Are there any mods/upgrades I should do before driving it. Like on the savage flux I installed all the light wieght and HD gears in the tranny and shimmed it.

Any problems with it I should know of.

Whats the best oil, fluid, setup for shocks and all diffs.

And whatever else I should know.

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Old 04-13-2010, 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Divey View Post
Just bought one last night from stormers. The price is the best I have seen there. Paid for the 2 day delievery. I have the savage flux so this should be fun and handle so much better. A couple questions:

Are there any mods/upgrades I should do before driving it. Like on the savage flux I installed all the light wieght and HD gears in the tranny and shimmed it.

Any problems with it I should know of.

Whats the best oil, fluid, setup for shocks and all diffs.

And whatever else I should know.

Thanks Terry
-- Check all screws and nuts, etc.
-- set pinion spur gear mesh correctly, loctite the grub screw on the pinion
-- install washers on the retaining screws for the outter hinge pings on all four wheels.
-- slant the rear wing so it is at the steepest angle
-- verify all of your stock tires have foam inserts, one of mine didn't
-- check the glue job on the tires.
-- program the ESC, start off with very low settings. It is a beast on the lowest settings with the 2200 motor.
-- get some front and rear chassis skid plates

Last but not least, enjoy...

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Old 04-13-2010, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by armourbl View Post
-- slant the rear wing so it is at the steepest angle
What is the advantage of doing this?
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Originally Posted by KeithM View Post
What is the advantage of doing this?
The advantage is more down force on the rear wheels when going fast, giving better grip at the back. the disadvantages can be slower top speed and can affect handling at higher speeds on bumpy terrain, when a lot of down force may not be desired.
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Originally Posted by KeithM View Post
What is the advantage of doing this?
It helped mine fly better. It was pretty nose heavy before doing this.

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Old 04-13-2010, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by armourbl View Post
-- Check all screws and nuts, etc.
-- set pinion spur gear mesh correctly, loctite the grub screw on the pinion
-- install washers on the retaining screws for the outter hinge pings on all four wheels.
-- slant the rear wing so it is at the steepest angle
-- verify all of your stock tires have foam inserts, one of mine didn't
-- check the glue job on the tires.
-- program the ESC, start off with very low settings. It is a beast on the lowest settings with the 2200 motor.
-- get some front and rear chassis skid plates

Last but not least, enjoy...

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Why add washers on the wheel nuts? I may not be understanding where you are suggesting putting them.

where can you get the skid plates I have looked all over!

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Old 04-13-2010, 08:29 PM
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Also could someone please tell me what springs would be stiffer than stock to put on?

on hpi's site it looks like all the springs are softer than stock but there are different lengths.

What has everyone been changing theirs too? why?

Thanks!
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Old 04-14-2010, 01:39 AM
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Originally Posted by armourbl View Post
-- install washers on the retaining screws for the outter hinge pings on all four wheels.
Wish I'd seen this handy tip earlier! The heads on the stock retaining screws barely cover the pins so I'm not surprised mine popped out.
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