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Old 03-15-2015, 05:41 AM
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hey guys just curious which battery type would give the car best traction? shorty, saddle or brick pack? thanks

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Originally Posted by shagino View Post
The Losi offset isn't right but the rest should be able to with some dremel work.
Originally Posted by tony montana View Post
Kyosho rb6 front wheels work as well with no modification
Is the offset right with the other wheels or only the serpent? Just to get the car on the track I used some B4 Avid wheels and tires I had. Ground down the front hex, but the car looked funny. rear track looked narrow or the front was too wide. I also don't want to buy many sets with everything going on, 2.4 etc.
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I did a quick measurement of some:
Serpent 18.8mm
Xray 24.4
AE pin or sch pin 23.2
DE i think 22-4 23.7
DE RB6 18.1

So I think the RB6 are the closest. Im not really sure Id want to shim them out tho, our hex is pretty thin already

Maybe a shim on the inside against the bearing if you can get somethin in there

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You are correct, rb6 wheels work perfectly
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Originally Posted by onekiwi View Post
I did a quick measurement of some:
Serpent 18.8mm
Xray 24.4
AE pin or sch pin 23.2
DE i think 22-4 23.7
DE RB6 18.1

So I think the RB6 are the closest. Im not really sure Id want to shim them out tho, our hex is pretty thin already

Maybe a shim on the inside against the bearing if you can get somethin in there
Good stuff. I always meant to check.

Originally Posted by DIRT DIGGER View Post
hey guys just curious which battery type would give the car best traction? shorty, saddle or brick pack? thanks
Don't think it's that simple as there's so many unknowns here. Saddle and brick should behave the same and is heavier than a shorty. Shifting the shorty around helps also.
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Originally Posted by rimracker View Post
Is the offset right with the other wheels or only the serpent? Just to get the car on the track I used some B4 Avid wheels and tires I had. Ground down the front hex, but the car looked funny. rear track looked narrow or the front was too wide. I also don't want to buy many sets with everything going on, 2.4 etc.
JC Bullets for AE work with no modification.
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Guys,

I use a shorty in mine with a brass ballast weight underneath. I could use a saddle pack, but moving the shorty around helps me gain or lose sterring as required. Is a brill tuning tool.

Have been trying a few things on mine in teh uk on a low grip set up, just about there for me, needs some on power steering but otherwise happy with the handling so far. Will post my set up later as i just cannot remember it all.

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Originally Posted by DIRT DIGGER View Post
hey guys just curious which battery type would give the car best traction? shorty, saddle or brick pack? thanks
We are finding that the shorty middle to full back is the working range for most all the tracks we are seeing in the US. I always test a brick pack on each new track I see and 95% of the time I use a shorty.
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Originally Posted by DIRT DIGGER View Post
hey guys just curious which battery type would give the car best traction? shorty, saddle or brick pack? thanks
in loose conditions the saddle/square pack will help calm the car down.
on SMOOTH high bite tracks adjusting the shorty around is all a give n take but a nice tuning feature to get the setup dialed in.
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What's the best thing I can change on this buggy to get a little more bite? I'm trying to get more out of it.
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Originally Posted by DIRT DIGGER View Post
What's the best thing I can change on this buggy to get a little more bite? I'm trying to get more out of it.
Best? Tires.
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Originally Posted by joeld2llio View Post
Best? Tires.
i have the best tires for my track already.
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Originally Posted by DIRT DIGGER View Post
What's the best thing I can change on this buggy to get a little more bite? I'm trying to get more out of it.
Side bite or forward bite.
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Originally Posted by itsjusme View Post
Side bite or forward bite.
Looking for forward bite. Gona try a few more things and if not it's going for sale gona try a Losi. If anyone's looking to buy one let me know it's like new ran few times. Thanks
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