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Old 01-02-2013, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by "Smiley" View Post
For your needs, You would need to go thicker. I run on anything from smooth clay to rough 1/8 tracks.
I might just try the same setup I'm using right now, 40wt back / 50wt front.
I guess I'll find out quick enough what happens.
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Pygmy View Post
I might just try the same setup I'm using right now, 40wt back / 50wt front.
I guess I'll find out quick enough what happens.
Well, let me give you my experience with what I've done.

Initially, I ran 30 with 3 in the front and 30 with 4 in the rear.

With 2 hole 55 front and rear, I now run 32 in front and 30 in the rear.

And you are adding .3mm more to each hole that the typical 3/4 setup.
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by hacker07 View Post
Well, let me give you my experience with what I've done.

Initially, I ran 30 with 3 in the front and 30 with 4 in the rear.

With 2 hole 55 front and rear, I now run 32 in front and 30 in the rear.

And you are adding .3mm more to each hole that the typical 3/4 setup.


..as I said, my shock-theory isn't really up to par. Or existing, even
(I'm reading up on Elvo's site and JQ's 'The Guide' but it takes time)

Thus, I see a pattern of logic in your post, I'm just not smart enough to figure out the conclusion...?
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Originally Posted by Pygmy View Post
..as I said, my shock-theory isn't really up to par. Or existing, even
(I'm reading up on Elvo's site and JQ's 'The Guide' but it takes time)

Thus, I see a pattern of logic in your post, I'm just not smart enough to figure out the conclusion...?
1.6 hole pistons for the SCTE are too big and will not provide the required pack in our opinion. You may be able to get heavy enough oil for it to handle alright in the corners but landing will be hard as the piston will blow though the oil.
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:45 PM
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Smiley, your side of the story ?

I'll just go ahead and test them, I won't be competing in actual races any time soon so for me it's all just for shits and giggles.

Casper, any (rough) suggestions for pistons / oil weight for smooth indoor tight carpet with only 3 jumps ?
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:56 PM
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I have been running them for the past month. I think they pack up enough. I will admit when the temps are above say 70*, You would have to run 50 or so up front and 40 rear or higher to get enough pack. I'm building another set of shocks to do some testing with 2 hole #55/1.3's this weekend.
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(..finding an online temperature converter to convert to Celsius)

Edit:

70 = 21 degrees Celsius according to the electronic highway.

My indoor track is probably somewhere between 17-20 degrees Celsius, so I'll go in with an open mind
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Originally Posted by Pygmy View Post
Smiley, your side of the story ?

I'll just go ahead and test them, I won't be competing in actual races any time soon so for me it's all just for shits and giggles.

Casper, any (rough) suggestions for pistons / oil weight for smooth indoor tight carpet with only 3 jumps ?
We have really liked the 2 hole 55's with 32.5 up front and 30 in the rear.

I like to try and keep my oils between 25-40 and I have to go out of the range I typcially make a piston change.
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I've been running Dustin Evans setup on my carpet track with a couple exceptions- I am using the scte 2.0 front sway bar rather than the 2.3 1/8 scale bar he used because I didn't like how it fit (too wide, which layed the links down) I also opted to not cut a coil off the rear spring either. My ride height is 16mm rather than the 14mm he had. I run schumacher mini spikes with the outside row cut off on both the front and rear. Some other guys have cut two rows in the front, or wrapped the front outer edge in electrical tape to prevent traction rolling but I haven't encountered any traction rolling with this setup.
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The layout at the track where I run at changes every couple weeks and at times has some good size jumps. I'm thinking about possibly trying the #55 pistons in my shocks to help with the landings. Currently I am running roughly 1/4 inch spacers I picked up at lowes in the shocks to limit down travel in order to get the length of the shocks the same as what Evans used. Any chance of losi just producing the #55 piston in a two hole configuration right from the start since that it seems to be widely used in the latest team setups, rather than have people gluing holes shut?
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ordered 3 of the new diff cases today after all the good stuff everones saying about them!
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I'm getting an SCTE later this week. Do you think a Novak 5.5 would be ok on a good size in-door track?
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Originally Posted by jpk4ud View Post
I'm getting an SCTE later this week. Do you think a Novak 5.5 would be ok on a good size in-door track?
Yes. That's what I run on an indoor track with a ~80ft straight. 16 tooth pinion, 41t MIP spur and a little bit of boost makes it's plenty fast. The best part is it's controllable, stays cool and is easy on batteries
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Originally Posted by CCristo View Post
Yes. That's what I run on an indoor track with a ~80ft straight. 16 tooth pinion, 41t MIP spur and a little bit of boost makes it's plenty fast. The best part is it's controllable, stays cool and is easy on batteries
Thanks, it is a 540 can and I have a 65c 6500 battery. Thanks for the gearing also.
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Originally Posted by jpk4ud View Post
Thanks, it is a 540 can and I have a 65c 6500 battery. Thanks for the gearing also.
Oh, wait. The 540 won't work. I thought you were referring to the 550 5.5
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