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Old 05-11-2015, 09:55 AM   #9121
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You really don't need Alum Shock caps... I'm still on the stocks ones from last September.
I generally agree with your responses but pretty strongly disagree on this one. I believe the aluminum shock caps are a needed upgrade but only on the front.

The biggest problem I had with my D413 was the shocks popping off the front tower. And the more it happens, the more it happens. Then that was turning into frequently breaking the shock eyelets where they mount to the arm. Since I added the aluminum shock caps on the front this problem seems to be gone.

The one other D413 at our track has had the same problem. I had to give him my last spare shock eyelet last race so he could continue racing.

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Old 05-11-2015, 10:06 AM   #9122
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So is a 5.5t too much? Lol
A 5.5 is pushing the limits pretty hard, in my opinion. But it will depend a lot on your driving experience and track size. I'm running a 10.5 on our 50' X 80' indoor track and I think it's plenty of motor for my driving skill and our track layout.

While having killer power available can be fun, it can also be really harmful when it comes to being competitive in races.

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Old 05-11-2015, 10:06 AM   #9123
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You really don't need Alum Shock caps... I'm still on the stocks ones from last September.

Yes, some parts are hard to find right now, depending on what parts are needed. I was lucky enough to find parts at another online store when the typical Amain or Tower didn't have them.

The car flat out performs and performs well.
I like that my one setup so far works at 3 different tracks, that's a huge plus in my book.
Thank you sir. And I like the one setup is great info to here.



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I generally agree with your responses but pretty strongly disagree on this one. I believe the aluminum shock caps are a needed upgrade but only on the front.

The biggest problem I had with my D413 was the shocks popping off the front tower at the front. And the more it happens, the more it happens. Then that was turning into frequently breaking the shock eyelets where they mount to the arm. Since I added the aluminum shock caps on the front this problem seems to be gone.

The one other D413 at our track has had the same problem. I had to give him my last spare shock eyelet last race so he could continue racing.

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Alum. caps fronts.. Thanx for that info

I will ad the Shock Eyelets to my CONS. Thank you
Sound like a must have.

Thank you guys I'm trying to get info on both this buggy and the xray.
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Old 05-11-2015, 11:14 AM   #9124
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My son is running his original shock caps too. I think it is partly due to the types of tracks we run on: no carpet, medium grip, no huge jumps....and he is a great driver and doesn't crash much.

Thank you all for steering the comments back on the right course. Makes a mod's job a bit easier.
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Old 05-11-2015, 06:04 PM   #9125
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Who's running a 13.5 in their D413? Would like to know what gearing you're running with the stock spur. Thanks.
I'm going to be running a 13.5 class and from what I've gleaned from this thread is 34 to 32 tooth pinion with the stock spur. I'll know more once I start testing. If the 13.5 motors all had similar KV ratings (or actually listed KV) it would be much easier to pick gearing. It seems that some manufacturers want to keep KV ratings a mystery.
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I'm my opinion too many people bench race kv ratings. While it's nice to be able to compare apples to apples on the track testing is where you'll find that sweet spot in the motor with gearing and timing. The 13.5 in blinky has been perfect on some of the smaller indoor tracks in Norcal. I haven't installed the Exotek center spur yet to try the 68 as the kit 72 has given me the gearing range for 13.5 and I know it will be killer in mod. Note to Socal racers......I will be running some ponies at OCRC so I apologize in advance for any hacks.....hahaha. so far I've seen the Tekin, Team Powers, and Reedy motors to be pretty fast at local tracks. We can all help with gearing on here but that gearing means nothing without a good setup. Let's get everyone up to speed and laughter at the bickering guys "USE" to do :-P
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I'm my opinion too many people bench race kv ratings. While it's nice to be able to compare apples to apples on the track testing is where you'll find that sweet spot in the motor with gearing and timing. The 13.5 in blinky has been perfect on some of the smaller indoor tracks in Norcal. I haven't installed the Exotek center spur yet to try the 68 as the kit 72 has given me the gearing range for 13.5 and I know it will be killer in mod. Note to Socal racers......I will be running some ponies at OCRC so I apologize in advance for any hacks.....hahaha. so far I've seen the Tekin, Team Powers, and Reedy motors to be pretty fast at local tracks. We can all help with gearing on here but that gearing means nothing without a good setup. Let's get everyone up to speed and laughter at the bickering guys "USE" to do :-P
I would like to do some drags on the straight at LSR to see which wheeler has the most get up and go out the friday night group. I'm not a bragger by any means but I'd feel pretty confident in that regard. If I can keep the tires hooked up that is haha. Hoping for a decent turnout friday night at LSR with NCRL being at Nor Cal to run our D413s (keeping it related to the topic) and maybe bounce setups off each other.
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I'm my opinion too many people bench race kv ratings. While it's nice to be able to compare apples to apples on the track testing is where you'll find that sweet spot in the motor with gearing and timing. The 13.5 in blinky has been perfect on some of the smaller indoor tracks in Norcal. I haven't installed the Exotek center spur yet to try the 68 as the kit 72 has given me the gearing range for 13.5 and I know it will be killer in mod. Note to Socal racers......I will be running some ponies at OCRC so I apologize in advance for any hacks.....hahaha. so far I've seen the Tekin, Team Powers, and Reedy motors to be pretty fast at local tracks. We can all help with gearing on here but that gearing means nothing without a good setup. Let's get everyone up to speed and laughter at the bickering guys "USE" to do :-P
Wait were you there a month or two ago with a blue D413 and broke a front shock shaft? If so I had the orange D413 it was my first trip out.
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Wasn't me.....I breaks hearts not shock shafts......lol. Won't be there this friday. I'll be there the following week though.
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What makes my responses a "Jerk move"? And the thing about not having to look at the first page made me laugh.
In your opinion every question should be answered in the first post.... how about the fact the first post is only maintained by one person? So if others may have figured out a different way to do things or rec'd different results It goes unposted by the thread owner Unless they know about it or are bothered to update it.

Nobody asked you to respond to a question. YOU CHOSE TO. You also chose to make a smart @$$ comment about it When you could have just answered and left it alone. So don't play the victim.
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Anyone using the smaller front wheel hexes finding the wheel binding in the hex? I have torn apart the front end a few times and dont see any issues. When I run the 12mm I have no issues. Prob being i still have alot of outdoor tires on the smaller hex wheels. otherwise I would just run 12mm
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Now if only one or couple of these places would make Alum Shock Caps.
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Hey guys, I'm local to southern California and was wondering if anyone knows who carries parts in the area for this car? I live in an apartment and its kinda sketchy to order parts over the mail...
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