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Old 06-15-2004, 11:14 AM   #211
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I haven't put bearings in the diff or the steering, as it works fine at the moment without it, I know someone who HAD run bearings in the steering and had problems. Also, some of the top drivers in the UK don't run bearings in the diff, for reliability reasons.

You can build almost all the car without needing the stub axle bearings.
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Old 06-15-2004, 11:53 AM   #212
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threeEwes, I noticed you're in San Diego like I am.... Did you order the buggy off of the internet or did you get it from a LHS? If so, which Hobby shop? I want one....
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Old 06-15-2004, 12:14 PM   #213
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Nice one Cain, as we have some strip the thread OVER tightenning the screw, which once it has clamped tha cam, the more you tighten, it just distorts and your motor will move more.
Not sure I get the Nice one part.

As for stripping due to overtightening, I am not sure what you guys are doing over there but when I tighten down my motor, I feel the screw lock up and I stop. I can see however people stripping the thread as they feel that the mount has too much play or is not grabbing the cam and then they try to tighten it down even more and poof goes the threads. I can see this happening, part of the reason I removed the shim as I couldn't get the motor clamped down enough, but the shim wouldn't let me go any farther without stripping the thread. I think that Kose mount will eliminate this issue.


thread lock will go along way on holding everything together.

As for ball bearings, the bearings listed throughout the thread is what I have used and I have no problems. The steering is extremely smooth with them in there.

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Old 06-15-2004, 12:15 PM   #214
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Losifromhell:

I am not sure where Ultimatehobbies is from where you are at, but even if you had to get them to ship it, you should receive it pretty quick. They had the best price that I have found so far. You can try your LHS to see if they can get it for you and what price they will sell it for.
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Old 06-15-2004, 12:23 PM   #215
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okay thanks Cain
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Old 06-15-2004, 12:25 PM   #216
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No problem!

If some of you guys do know of other places online that are carrying the vehicle feel free to post as well as what parts especially hop-ups that they are carrying.

If any of you do go to Ultimatehobbies, ask them about the parts and hopups as well. haven't had a chance to call them but I know you Cali guys can get the info.
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Cain- On Ultimate Hobbies, where do you go? I can't find it anywhere....
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Old 06-15-2004, 12:35 PM   #218
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You have to call them. They still haven't put it up on the site. When you do speak with them, mention that they should put it on there site. Since they managed to chuck the MF2 on the site, they should be able to put the MRC on there too.
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ohhh!! How smart am I? Lol Thanks again Cain
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Old 06-15-2004, 12:40 PM   #220
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No problem!

I am hoping to give them a call soon, just to see about getting the buggy up on the site so people browsing will see it. The guys there are pretty cool and helpful, when I have to do online ordering, even though I am on the East Coast, I like using them.
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threeEwes:

Forgot to post what I did. I put the two unflanged bearings in the diff and left the other flanged bushing alone. this worked best for me and I haven't had any issues with using bearings there.

Also some minor info: MRC appears to updated there RC Car section with some tire listings from a company called Grand Prix?
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Cain, the Grand Prix you are refering to is the company that made the stock tires for the SB and a couple of Academy's other cars. The Grand Prix Fusion are the tires on the SB. They seem to be really nice tires except for the soft foams in them.

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Woody: Figured it was them. kind of could tell from the foam, wonder what they would be good for with the stock foams?

So any new news from you Woody on racing and all, and about the slipper? You still running the mount without the shim? ( it was you right? )
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Losi from hell:

The kit will be available at family hobbies. Chim-chim is supposed to get one too.
I dont know how much its going to sell for. You should check with chim-chim.

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I ordered the bearings (from rcboys) for every except the steering area. For sure I'll build these just as you describe you built yours. (leaving the diffs as pictured)
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Motor mount without the shim under the set screw? Yeah, that is just one thing that I did to tighten the motor. The other is to tap and screw the motor mount like I posted in my earlier tests......

I'm awaiting the new slipper from Tim. But buggy is running Great with the one way.

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