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Old 11-09-2004, 08:35 PM
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When you buys built your B4's, did the Hinge pins feel a little sticky? Mine did, just wanted to know about you guys
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Old 11-09-2004, 09:19 PM
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if the joints feel sticky, try a tiny bit of oil on the pin to help free it up some. you could also try putting them in a drill and hold a rag w/polishing compound on it for a minute. but if its just a new kit id just try the oil. shock oil or 3 in 1 oil works fine.
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Does anyone know what pinion I should run on my B4? I'm running a Team Orion stock motor. My track is small. This is my first electric car.

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IMO you want to run a pinion that gets you to top speed at the 2/3 mark of the longest straight. Make adjustments from there to allow yourself to clear all of the jumps from the racing line.
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Originally posted by Racing4Evo
Does anyone know what pinion I should run on my B4? I'm running a Team Orion stock motor. My track is small. This is my first electric car.

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Try a 20 or 21 tooth.
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Old 11-10-2004, 10:32 PM
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I had a bit of a sticking problem with my hinge pins. I solved this by using a very fine grit of sand paper and lightly sanding them until they slid smoother. In other cars I have taken a fine wire brush that would fit on a Dremel or in a 3/8" drill and sanded the hole for the pin. I run my hinge pins dry or maybe in an onroad or indoor situation maybe with a touch of graphite. I used oil on one of my hingepins on my B3 offroad and it attracted grit and pitted the pin. Use your best judgement.
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I polish all my hinge pins anyways. Makes suspension much smoother and adds the chrome bling-bling finish that everyone loves! Just put some metal polish on a rag and throw the hinge pin in the Dremel and spin it for 15sec. or so. Also works for making your screws turn silver!
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i say just polish em. Takes a very short time, and frees up everything.....
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Here's a link to a place that sells premounted foam tires for buggys.

http://www.tm-rc-racingcomponents.com/FrameSet5.htm

I've found the Greens work pretty good.
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Thanks for the link.
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My tire sponsor sells mounted foams for around $20
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My T4-
FT Ti 'buckles
FT machined motor plate
FT threaded shock bodies
Aluminum front bulkhead brace
Novak SS5800
Novak XXL
Airtronics MX3
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Pro-line crowd pleaser with Alclad prismatic scarberous paint
Plenty of different tires
Running the standard setup, tune with tires and driving, much simpler!
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Dan, I sent you a PM, but I haven't heard back from you about those racing gears you run. Anyways, for anybody who is interested, I found this guy that sells these cut gears for your tranny. (it could be the same ones Dan runs, but I'm not sure) They should be quite a bit lighter than the stock ones = less rotational mass. I'll let ya'll know how mine work out when I get them up and running.

http://www.mo-motorracing.com/
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Oops!

I completely forgot to respond to my mail, sorry chasin. Yes, that's where I got the gears from. I like them. I did find out that with a mod motor you should run the full idler gear. It improves longevity. As for the foams on my B4, I use Jaco or TRC Greens that are sold for trucks. They bolt on fine, but for a custom fit I carefully trim the inside of the tire and rim so that when I turn the tire won't hit the A-arm. Chasin-let me know how those gears work out for you. Again, I'm sorry that I didn't respond to ya.
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