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Old 11-25-2012, 12:32 AM
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Originally Posted by fq06 View Post
OK... what's the deal with these spring cups?

Offset? I haven't made heads or tails of the numbers on the cups... don't really seem to make pairs. 2, 3 & 4 look to be the same, but their 2, 3 & 4
Ignore the numbers on the cups for a second and just look at their height... You'll see there is 3 sets in 3 different heights (offsets). The numbering scheme used by AE (for whatever reason) was to label 1 through 4 on each height set... So you'll have 3 cups that are all stamped "2" and each one will be a different height. Don't use the tallest ones.
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Cool, thanx. Wasn't sure if it was short or long. I find immovable objects with whatever I'm driving often so figured I should put these on before I even show up at the track

By the way...

I have a savox 1258 and didn't want to get a new servo for this kit so I threw it in. Clearance issues. Did some trolling and most posts I found people were hacking up the case to allow the linkage to pass.

I sanded the face of the servo mount down 0.5mm and I clears just fine now. Just wanted to put that out there in case anyone else is trying to fit that servo in.
Same here, but i also sanded the servo to make it fit
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:48 AM
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Same here, but i also sanded the servo to make it fit
I have a 1258 Savox as well, and i just didn't use the plastic servo mount spacers included with the kit, and it was fine. Same as my 44.1
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:44 AM
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I have a 1258 Savox as well, and i just didn't use the plastic servo mount spacers included with the kit, and it was fine. Same as my 44.1

i to have the same 1258 and didtent use the spacers but it still were grubbing on the servo.
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I'm man enough to admit that I thoroughly tested my stock cups, never saw any undeserved issues. that's all I'm saying. No cracks or splitting that would seem to be a defect..
You have a funny way of saying you didnt have any issues by pretty much saying those of us who have arent very good drivers. Theres enough data points in this thread alone to conclude "inherent defect". Mine split along the parting line. Im sure its acting as a stress riser. Could be a mold temp issue also or maybe an overtight ball end pocket. What ever the reason tney break to easily.
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Originally Posted by rigor View Post
I have a 1258 Savox as well, and i just didn't use the plastic servo mount spacers included with the kit, and it was fine. Same as my 44.1
I was able to avoid the interference by omitting the spacer also.
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OK, I guess "offset" threw me. I think of that as spaced left, right, forward or back which would make no sense. I guess that is up travel limiting that AE is trying to say?

So everyone is limiting down travel internally by 1mm front & rear? Didn't notice any clips in the kit for that, what part are you guys using?

Really odd that 4 people had 2 different outcomes with the 1258 spacing. I also did not use any spacers and the bell crank would not pass the servo case. Same kit, same servo... no way to vary the build in that area

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Ran my 44.2 for the first time last night on a large, fast clay track. Ran the box stock setup and loved the car overall. Only downside was that I had the same ballcup experience as many other apparently. Landed a smooth jump on the downside on my warmup lap and the ballcup split right down the middle and I DNS'd that round.

Aside from the bad ballcups, the car is world class. It was smooth, planted and very easy to drive fast.
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I split a ball cup on my B44.2 when I landed cartwheeling. You can expect that. Switched the front cups out to RPM's. The only setup changes I have done was put Losi 32.5 in the front and Losi 30 in the back. It handles like a dream.
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Originally Posted by fq06 View Post
OK, I guess "offset" threw me. I think of that as spaced left, right, forward or back which would make no sense. I guess that is up travel limiting that AE is trying to say?

So everyone is limiting down travel internally by 1mm front & rear? Didn't notice any clips in the kit for that, what part are you guys using?

Really odd that 4 people had 2 different outcomes with the 1258 spacing. I also did not use any spacers and the bell crank would not pass the servo case. Same kit, same servo... no way to vary the build in that area
It's probably a tolerance stack up issue (MMC) that allows some to clear and others not to.
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Originally Posted by fq06 View Post
OK, I guess "offset" threw me. I think of that as spaced left, right, forward or back which would make no sense. I guess that is up travel limiting that AE is trying to say?

So everyone is limiting down travel internally by 1mm front & rear? Didn't notice any clips in the kit for that, what part are you guys using?

Really odd that 4 people had 2 different outcomes with the 1258 spacing. I also did not use any spacers and the bell crank would not pass the servo case. Same kit, same servo... no way to vary the build in that area
The shock shaft limiters are simply small clear plastic washers and are in a small bag by themselves within one of the bags inside the big bore build bag.

As for my Savox 1258 fitment, maybe I had lightly sanded one corner of the servo so it would fit in my 44.1 however long ago and just don't recall.
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0.5mm is a huge... no massive variance in the machining world though

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The shock shaft limiters are simply small clear plastic washers and are in a small bag by themselves within one of the bags inside the big bore build bag.
That's what those are... thanx.

Guess I'm going to redo my shocks then. Good thing they are a joy to build... actually want to do them again
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That's what those are... thanx.

Guess I'm going to redo my shocks then. Good thing they are a joy to build... actually want to do them again
Page 18 step 1 all the way to the right...nylon spacer.
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will the RC8.2e spring kit's fit the B44.2 and is it any good for the B44.2?
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