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Old 03-30-2013, 09:39 PM
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I just bought the tekin rx8 with the pro 4 4600kv 1y today.. i was at a track with med-high traction and my truck would pick up speed soo fast it would gradually lift the front end... I would like to put my truck vs your truck on a back stretch...
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:00 AM
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:43 AM
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george do you have the drill bit for the grub screws?
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:03 AM
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go with the lrp flow with the fan.

i had that in mine with a reedy 550 4.0 12t pinion and it never got hot.

island raceway hobby had tons of traction and it didnt get hot at all. Won my first a main in 4wd sct there back in dec. never should have sold it.

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Old 03-31-2013, 07:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Wild Cherry
Nice work Casey..

We had to install a fan , Havoc therma 1st qualiflier..

Let you know if it's the cure...

Bet that 8 won't need a fan...

Bummer about the Havoc, I had been thinking about trying one. The new Pulse is the same size, I wonder if it has more power capability.
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I'm surprised to read posts about the Novak ESC getting too hot. I've had a Novak Havoc Pro SC (first X-drive version, with button on the on/off switch lead), together with their 4.5 550, since I built my truck a year ago. I've geared every pinion from 12/62 to 15/62, ran indoors and outdoors, and never had it thermal (even when running longer than our track's race times). At some point it was starting to get warm so I went with the fan and never had a problem (running something like nanotech 65C 5100 mAh saddles).

All of this to say, if you are baking this ESC maybe double check the usual moving parts for binding, etc.
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:48 AM
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Originally Posted by sugs
Bummer about the Havoc, I had been thinking about trying one. The new Pulse is the same size, I wonder if it has more power capability.


I was bummed as well





The LRP FLOW & Reedy 550 4.5 I use gets around 140 and I do not even use a fan...

Using the Novak 550 4.5 and the FLOW truck came in at 160 with no fan .
So we installed the fan to help lower the temperature .

Maybe the motor was the issue ?


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Old 03-31-2013, 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Wild Cherry
I was bummed as well





The LRP FLOW & Reedy 550 4.5 I use gets around 140 and I do not even use a fan...

Using the Novak 550 4.5 and the FLOW truck came in at 160 with no fan .
So we installed the fan to help lower the temperature .

Maybe the motor was the issue ?


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Just fit the activ8...He is using the plastic center chassis right?
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:02 AM
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Originally Posted by CaseyDDR
Just fit the activ8...He is using the plastic center chassis right?
We have the lrp FLOW in it now , no problems with fit or what ever ...
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I was wondering how much weight is everyone running in the front by thier servo.

I tried none at first, then went to 1oz and now there's 2oz and it seems to drive and jump alot better.
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Originally Posted by rippen
I was wondering how much weight is everyone running in the front by thier servo.

I tried none at first, then went to 1oz and now there's 2oz and it seems to drive and jump alot better.
Use the weight on the nose to control or smooth out the steering entering the turns.

Usually done when traction comes up to med high ...
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Originally Posted by Wild Cherry
Use the weight on the nose to control or smooth out the steering entering the turns.

Usually done when traction comes up to med high ...
I already know what your saying, but how much do you run, thanks.
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Originally Posted by rippen
I already know what your saying, but how much do you run, thanks.
Use no weight med traction
as traction comes up can go to 1/2 oz on each side of servo .
More grip ? ( extra med high or using slicks ) use 1oz to 1 1/2 oz on each side .
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Originally Posted by Wild Cherry
Use no weight med traction
as traction comes up can go to 1/2 oz on each side of servo .
More grip ? ( extra med high or using slicks ) use 1oz to 1 1/2 oz on each side .
That's what I was wondering, how much is to much

I've seen guys @ my local track that are running 2-3oz's on each side and it's a blue groove high bite track.
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Originally Posted by rippen
That's what I was wondering, how much is to much

I've seen guys @ my local track that are running 2-3oz's on each side and it's a blue groove high bite track.
not sure bout 3 oz, that's a lot of weight.

Try 3 oz , should be able to feel how the steering is affected by additional ballast for fun.
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