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Old 02-23-2018, 05:47 AM
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Has anyone come from a Tekno to the JQ, If so, what differences did you notice? Thanks
I've yet to drive mine (Tomorrow shakedown and will report!) but I ran for Tekno for years, starting new with JQ after a 2 year outdoor break (Been racing onroad too much). I can say build quality and value are outstanding on these JQs. I was very impressed with all of the materials used in the kit, plastics are really nice, all the hubs and the steering knuckles are very nicely machined aluminum, you don't get any cheap plastic shite in this kit for cost savings you get good materials where they matter. The kit is made to perform out of the box. Only thing I did was upgrade the stock plastic steering servo saver horn to aluminum as a personal preference, and I always run aluminum servo arms (preference again). The hingepins are nice and beefy, you get a ton of nice black countersunk 3mm washers for fastening components, and the anodizing designs are really trick IMHO. The ackermann plate is beefy aluminum, and the steering arms have some nice carbon fiber ackermann plates you can swap to tune.

I got it after talking to all my buddies here in NC running them and they all highly recommended it. First hand experience-you get first class support from the guys on the team from JQ himself, to guys like Keenan who was talking to me all the way through the process when considering jumping on the team. Lots of support, lots of good solid setup advice, and a really good positive attitude on this team focusing on racing and performance versus just sales.
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Holiday Hangover RC Arenacross race held this past weekend in Moses Lake Washington, was an incredibly well run event that brought out some of the best racers from the region to kick off the 2018 offroad season. After the news of the Cabin Fever race getting cancelled, very special thanks are needed for Justin Wilde, Joe Scales, and a dedicated team of helpers and volunteers for pulling off this awesome event on short notice! The weather turned a little cold in Moses Lake, WA for the week of the Hangover but with the indoor arena, covered popups, and a tarp city with heat it was manageable. Kevin Jelich designed the track complete with hip jumps and jumps in corners that he favors. It was in a nice facility on county fairgrounds, the indoor rodeo arena had bathrooms, power, and a cafe on site. The dirt packed well and held up without much maintenance at all. Weather was 30-40 degrees most of the time. Tekno presence was made here with lots of team representation and the man himself, Ryan Lutz. The new practice format allowed for more wrenching and track time since a driver wasnít stuck standing in line for 30-45 minutes. All you had to do was make your practice round appointment with the RD desk and pay attention to the order, it was great. I needed all the practice I could get to shake out two unproven cars and to see what I could do after not racing for TWO YEARS!

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RC10 GTM - 2wd Buggy (15 drivers)
The Hangover track was super challenging for 2wd buggies due to the very low traction and large jumps. There was even a consideration by the organizers to have the 2wd classes skip the Tekno hip jump due to the difficulty and possibility of having marshals running up there all the time. In the end everybody ran it just fine. This unique buggy is a RC10 GT tub chassis, transmission, and rear arm mounts with RC10 Team Car suspension, and 3D printed waterfall and battery box I designed. I stayed with front JConcepts Rips all weekend and after experimenting with Holeshots, Blockades, and AKA Impacts, I finally stuck with well worn Proline Bowties. They had tremendous forward bite on the dusty and blown out track, allowing the car to drive really well. The only change I made was for third round, adding 1.25oz under the trans, and 0.5oz in front; I then set the fastest 2wd buggy lap time of the event with a 36.780! That speed did not fully get used, with a few mistakes here and there, but I ended up a close second in the round to Dave Gullickson. In the A1 main I backed it up with 3rd place finish even after getting shuffled to the back in the second lap. A2 was not so good with a popped ball cup (and the millenial marshal who lacked the hand strength to pop it back on) ending my podium chances. I did convince the marshal to put the car down so I could drive it back to me to pop the cup back on, and I finished the main with a few laps just for fun, including a couple of back flips off the Tekno hip jump (easy when the turbo timing kicks in yo).

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JQ Grey Edition - Expert E-Buggy (25 Expert/44 Sportsman drivers)
This was my first running with the JQ car, with only a run up and down the block to make sure everything worked. The car was so good, I made ZERO chassis tuning changes. I should have tried the optional 1.25/1.35 pistons for the surface, but the buggy was so good I focused on driving the best I could. It steered, it landed jumps, it handled ruts so well I did not realize how bad it was getting out there. The car could dive under people, pass on the outside, pass through rough and jump sections, basically anything, with the driver as the limiting factor. I tried a few treads and compounds and settled on Proline Fugitives for the polished surface with dusty areas. In the first round I qualified 5th which was great and helped with confidence and seeding for the other rounds. The competition level rose after that, and I was experimenting with different tires/compounds, so only managed 10th in second and third quals, so I ended up 9th in the A-Main grid.

In the triple A-mains I had pretty good runs in traffic and close racing, often with James Johnson and Kason Russell. Lutz ran away with it in the first two mains, naturally. The competition is tough in this class, and the top nine drivers showed it by trading top five finishing places in the triple mains. I ended up with a 7th and 4th, for a 7th overall finish.

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Are these the standard upgrades for the Grey Edition? Thanks for the help.

JQB0194 +1mm hexes
JQB0197&0198 CNC wingmount
JQB0175 cnc servo saver top
JQB0199 light weight servo post
JQB0385 7x1.3 piston drilled out to 1.35 for the rear.
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The BE setup from Dec 2017 gives p/n an

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Thanks for the help.
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Seeing as many BE's with e-conversions as GE's lately. Anybody have a direct comparison between the two?
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Old 03-29-2018, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by gacjr0 View Post
Seeing as many BE's with e-conversions as GE's lately. Anybody have a direct comparison between the two?
It should be the same. GE is a BE with the old eCar 4mm chassis, and its plastic rear brace. Everything else is the same. So until (or if) a 3mm electric chassis comes out, all converted BEs are GEs.
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the difference between BE 3mm vs GE/WE 4mm and the wheelbase change should be noticeable, even with the same suspension, so a converted BE is not a GE
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Originally Posted by gacjr0 View Post
Curious if anyone had to modify the motor mount to fit a 16t or larger pinion? I canít fit a 16t pinion with the stock motor mount.
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I went to 16/48 without a problem.
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Originally Posted by gacjr0 View Post
the difference between BE 3mm vs GE/WE 4mm and the wheelbase change should be noticeable, even with the same suspension, so a converted BE is not a GE
Sorry, but it is, because there is no new electric chassis. It is the same as on the WE eCar, so there is no wheelbase change between the WE/WE LV/GE eCars (other than that on the rear hub). If you convert a BE into an electric you will need to use the only available electric chassis, at which point it will be exactly the same as a GE. The only other difference are the dogbones (same dimension, different material)
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Originally Posted by Mikeand22 View Post
Curious if anyone had to modify the motor mount to fit a 16t or larger pinion? I canít fit a 16t pinion with the stock motor mount.
Remove the screw under the motor that holds the dust tray on. It interferes with the motor when itís all the way out and limits pinion size. With that screw out you can run 16 no problem.
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Originally Posted by Antimullet View Post
Remove the screw under the motor that holds the dust tray on. It interferes with the motor when itís all the way out and limits pinion size. With that screw out you can run 16 no problem.
I already tried that. Still canít use a 16t. Thanks
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Odd. If you really need to run it then mill the motor screw slots a bit.
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