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Old 10-13-2013, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Wild Cherry
Still warped no matter how many times you flip um or rotate , more betta just to replace with RPM arms ...
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Old 10-13-2013, 01:51 PM
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worn out 3 or 4 sets of Rpm arms already.

Went back to the Ae arms because they feel & handle a little better.

If you use either keep a eye on bent or warped arms.
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lmfao Craig ...
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My stock arms warped first race day last season. Replaced with RPM and they lasted the rest of the season with NO WARPING. I keep my cars elevated off of the wheels at the track and at home. So, for me, RPM arms handled better and more consistently since they hold their shape far longer. Recall a very few racers saying that the RPM arms still warped, but don't remember anyone saying that it was at the same rate as the stock arms.
Compare this debate to the RC SHOX C-DIFF. Of all of the racers that "actually" tried the part in real life and not in a fantasy, the results were almost unanimous in favor of the c-diff outperforming the AE slippers under any and all conditions. Do the RPM arms outperform the stock arms? I'd say absolutely due to the fact that just about everyone that has tried them reported increased stiffness and longer lasting straightness (not talking about Viagra).
So, does it make more sense to take advice from many racers who have had the same positive result, or one "know it all" who claims that any part that he doesn't like is automatically inferior even though most who have held back puking while reading through his b.s. posts for years know the likelihood of the parts being discussed probably never made it in one of his cars. Also, if your plans are to EVER run on an 1/8 scale style of outdoor track, make sure those giving you advice even know what one of those tracks is (helpful advice there).
I'm always open to suggestions and advice and usually appreciate it, but bullspit is bullspit.
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Another thing that I have found, is that the stock AE arms wear out quicker on the inner hinge pin.
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I seem to recall as well that someone posted that this was brought up to AE at one point, but, due to the cost of the molds, etc. there wouldn't be a change. Not sure how true that was, but it was interesting to say the least.

Hopefully if a revision is done, that is a part that they address.
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Originally Posted by Cain
I seem to recall as well that someone posted that this was brought up to AE at one point, but, due to the cost of the molds, etc. there wouldn't be a change. Not sure how true that was, but it was interesting to say the least.

Hopefully if a revision is done, that is a part that they address.
Carbon composite arms would be nice. Be surprised if AE does anything more for this truck, but would be nice. I'm only gonna race one or two more times (baby due in 4 weeks), but I plan on ripping off laps with both the SC10 4x4 and SCT410 come Spring. The indoor track I've been racing at is laid out great for the AE, and the fastest guys are running both AE and Tekno.
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Old 10-13-2013, 05:46 PM
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Well I finally got my truck set up and running. Its all stock except for the short pack placed in the front and a 4000KV motor and high torque Hitec servo. I finally got to drive it up at a track and it handles and feels great even with the stock tires I just have to get used to the fact that it drives a bit different but other then that this truck is kick ass.
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Originally Posted by Cain
lmfao Craig ...
I'm still around, and still allergic to nonsense. Since the thread I linked was quoted by me some time ago, I thought I'd just point it out.

But it's funny to see how little has changed.

Originally Posted by King DORK
Carbon composite arms would be nice. Be surprised if AE does anything more for this truck, but would be nice.
When he worked there, Chris Jaroz posted that it required a totally different mold, and it wouldn't justify the expense. I suspect not much has changed since then, turnouts locally are thin for SC 4w.
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:00 PM
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:19 PM
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Originally Posted by CraigMBA
I'm still around, and still allergic to nonsense. Since the thread I linked was quoted by me some time ago, I thought I'd just point it out.

But it's funny to see how little has changed.



When he worked there, Chris Jaroz posted that it required a totally different mold, and it wouldn't justify the expense. I suspect not much has changed since then, turnouts locally are thin for SC 4w.
Yeah..the 4x4 SC class costs so much to run week in and week out..and you know we've talked about this..HACKS..locally the less talented drivers seem to go to this class..not that I'm talented or anything..but I will get out of the way and I won't drive through you or take you out for no reason..something I can't say about 99% of the drivers in this class..
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Originally Posted by combatwombat
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surprised it fits
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Originally Posted by combatwombat
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How does the truck handle with this battery setup, compare to having it up front? Have you tried placing the battery all the way forward?
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I picked up my SC10 4x4 a couple months ago from a local hobby shop, it was used with Tekin Rx8 and Tekin 5.5T motor. After a few mods, especially the centerdif mod from RCShox, It's a beast on the track! Once I hit the right number of post, I'll put up pics of it.

For my first true track runner, it is awesome to have!
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Originally Posted by Oasis
Yeah..the 4x4 SC class costs so much to run week in and week out..and you know we've talked about this..HACKS..locally the less talented drivers seem to go to this class..not that I'm talented or anything..but I will get out of the way and I won't drive through you or take you out for no reason..something I can't say about 99% of the drivers in this class..
I hate the mentality of most racers in either 2 or 4wd corr classes. Other week I started the main in the number 1 spot and my buddy in the number 2 spot. First turn of lap 1 the Jack ass in 3rd t-bones my buddy and then blatantly gets into the back of me coming over the next jump sending me end over end, ending up on my roof. Marshall wouldn't make a move till every car went by so 10 seconds into the race I went from 1st to last. Super narrow lanes make passing hard and I refuse to deliberately hack anyone, so I managed to finish in 3rd right behind the numb nut that caused it, who incidentally got passed on the final lap. Would've made me sick to see him win that way. I guess that's the only way some guys can win. He runs multiple classes too and is the same hack in all of them. I'll still run everyone clean, except him. Won't think twice about punting his ass next time (Harold, aka, Super Hack, you have something coming for ya). Guys like him make the class very hard to enjoy at times. At least put a smidgen of effort into making a clean calculated pass before turning it into a prison shower scene .
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