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Old 05-12-2014, 07:54 PM   #2566
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Before I built my car, I took the chassis protector (in my case jconcepts) but you can use any other) and trace the chassis onto the protector. I did 4 of them. I'm hoping when I get through all of those, some pre-made solutions will be out by then. And when completed, I just cut them out with scissors and they were as good as any pre-made one that I have used in the past.
gonna be too late for that. i won't make another order anywhere for a bit, but what i will do is trace the chassis onto cardboard for future use. thanks for the reminder!
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Droop is one of the quickest, easiest and most effective way to change on and off power steering.... just some food for thought
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Droop is one of the quickest, easiest and most effective way to change on and off power steering.... just some food for thought
Ok, I'll give it a try. That is something that I can easily do at the track.
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:56 PM   #2569
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Are you guys that are saying that its a little soft suspension wise using the kit springs ?
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clint, its josh you can drive my d413 for a few laps this weekend.
Won't be in Modesto this weekend :-(
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Personally, I did not use the kit springs. I used xgear springs to match Ty's setup. For me, the track I was on was smooth and traction was pretty high. So I didn't need the softer springs to absorb a rough track in order to get traction. I was looking for just a touch more stability. But I think I could have made this setup work.

Not sure how well these springs (red front and white rear) match the out of box springs.
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Yeah Clint you do seem to like my bandwagon.

I really liked my Bmax; I think it was the sharpest handling wheeler I have had next to the D413. The problem I had with the Bmax was drivetrain reliability followed by part support. The D413 is every bit as sharp when it comes to handling while being much more durable all around. If you are liking your Bmax you will love the D413.
Parts are only an issue when I wanted something quick and local. Running the yokomo and HB will be no different than when we both ran for Schumacher. Is Tower the only source for your parts? Norcal carry parts?
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Are you guys that are saying that its a little soft suspension wise using the kit springs ?
The kit springs were fine, the 4 hole pistons didn't provide enough pack for me though and so the stock shock setup overall was too soft. My new setup will use the stock springs and 3-hole 1.1/1.2 pistons.
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Parts are only an issue when I wanted something quick and local. Running the yokomo and HB will be no different than when we both ran for Schumacher. Is Tower the only source for your parts? Norcal carry parts?
Yeah, you are right on parts. Tower and Amain will carry parts. Norcal plans to carry parts if GP will stop boning them.
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Thanks to everyone for posting their setups and thoughts about the car. Keeps us interested as we wait for batch two. Very jealous but keep up the good work.

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Won't be in Modesto this weekend :-(
dam'n, work again?
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Yeah, you are right on parts. Tower and Amain will carry parts. Norcal plans to carry parts if GP will stop boning them.
I don't think I will switch cars before the Jconcepts race. Once the car is readily available and parts are instock I'll take an even deeper look at the car. I still want to drive yours though :-)
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dam'n, work again?
No. Have to work on the real car and I double booked myself :-(
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I don't think I will switch cars before the Jconcepts race. Once the car is readily available and parts are instock I'll take an even deeper look at the car. I still want to drive yours though :-)
Yeah, being in a hurry for a D413 won't do you any good right now anyway. Anytime you are at Norcal you can take it for a spin.
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Before I built my car, I took the chassis protector (in my case jconcepts) but you can use any other) and trace the chassis onto the protector. I did 4 of them. I'm hoping when I get through all of those, some pre-made solutions will be out by then. And when completed, I just cut them out with scissors and they were as good as any pre-made one that I have used in the past.
I have found it easier to just slap the sheet on and cut the excess off with an exacto blade. Just sliding along the edge it cuts it perfect. With a pre cut you have to place it just right and once it touches the chassis its near permanent so pre cut to me is more of a hassle.

Also, the AE sheets seem to last longer to me than the JC sheets.
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