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Old 06-15-2010, 01:46 AM   #571
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Good news the car arrived this morning started the build before work and can't wait to get it finished when I get off work at midnight haha. But so far I'm impressed on the quality so far and I love the suspension mounts and roll center shims how they key into each other. Everything is looking good so far and should b ready for testing this Saturday at fasttrax NW here in WA . Will let everyone know how it goes and what setup I end up with at the end of the day. Annyone got a dialed med to high grip asphalt setup for the avid 2 I could use as a base?
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Go to page 37 and on canto54 (bottom of the page) and download Julien Galineau's setup, i found it a really good starting point for a large asphalt track (10.5).
just had to soften the top deck and work the spring choise out.
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Old 06-15-2010, 01:59 AM   #572
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Hi all,
I tested last weekend the new thinner topdeck (2mm) and it is quite good! Now I just use 6 screws for the top deck! I like the flex like that!
I also use the 1.2mm rear antiroll bar and new blue Robitronic spring that work good instead of the hpi ones. But it depends on the tracks.
A crazy thing with the spring is that the new robi ones are rated exactly the same as the HPI ones but they a re a lot stiffer when you compare them! I will ask for more information about that!
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Hi all,
I tested last weekend the new thinner topdeck (2mm) and it is quite good! Now I just use 6 screws for the top deck! I like the flex like that!
I also use the 1.2mm rear antiroll bar and new blue Robitronic spring that work good instead of the hpi ones. But it depends on the tracks.
A crazy thing with the spring is that the new robi ones are rated exactly the same as the HPI ones but they a re a lot stiffer when you compare them! I will ask for more information about that!
Canto54,

Any ideas when the new parts might be released. I think the 2.0mm topdeck will work very well at our medium grip track.

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Old 06-15-2010, 02:40 PM   #574
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Yeah, parts are released! Shops can order them so they should arrived quite soon in the US.
I think they arrived at Robitronic 3weeks ago! All the tuning parts like antiroll bars, new springs and new topdeck
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Old 06-15-2010, 03:48 PM   #575
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nice i know for sure i will be needing the 2.0mm topdeck and the softer springs.
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Old 06-19-2010, 06:08 AM   #576
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hey guys,

does anyone have a avid ver 1 with an open front diff? i bought a front diff and cant get it to work properly, either its completely locked, or the pulley just spins without moving the out drives, ive had to rebuild my rear diff and its now doing the same, i dont understand whats going on, i want a decently lose diff but the centre just keeps spinning

anyone got any ideas?
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Old 06-19-2010, 07:54 AM   #577
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check the thrust bearings in the outdrive. they might be bad thats the only thing i can think of. give that a check then come back on here and let us know if thats it and if not im sure we could think of something else?
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Homie,

Shouldn't you be on the way to the track?

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2 seperate diffs (front and rear) are having the same problem, both built following the manual. my second avid has a different rear pulley and a front one way for countersteer drift, my third avid is ball diff rear and spool front(also for drift), which is is perfect, however, built by someone else, it needs to be rebuilt and relubed really badly, but i dont want to touch it with the issues im having with the fron and rear of my first avid :S

yes, i have 3 version 1 avid's.

on another note, on the manual's, it says there is "part no. RA0500/3 locking bush for diff screw", neither of the 2 diffs have them, that said, the out drive that the diff screw goes into is threaded, dunno what to do anyone got pics of their diff apart?

oh, another question, do you guys run stock diff balls or different balls from another diff?

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Old 06-20-2010, 01:06 PM   #580
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just curious do you have the crush washers for the thrust assembl ? also i would get the plastic locker for the diff screw as well. this is weird.
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Old 06-20-2010, 01:28 PM   #581
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So yesterday was the first day at the track with the Avid V2 . and all i can say is wow. this car is amazing to drive no joke . haha i was able to throw on the kit set-up and able to pull some really fast lap times with it and i still need to work on a couple things to get it perfect but a great day all in all. my main event was.. well ..not how i wanted it to go at all ,turns out my battery was not firmly taped down properly and it felt a little weird. haha but i am going to put on the lipo holder option once they are in stock agian at sk motion. i did end up getting 2nd in the open modified A-main. but the next race will be alot better as i know what i need to do but the car is going to just get better and better so i am very happy with the performance of the avid v2 .

my setup at the end of the day is the kit set-up with these changes :

Front:
ae 40wt oil
50% rebound
hpi silver springs
-2 deg camber
0 deg toe
6mm ride hieght
3mm droop above ride hieght
middle hole on steering plate
no sway bar

rear:
ae 40wt oil
50% rebound
hpi blue springs
-2deg camber
3 deg toe
6mm ride hieght
2mm droop above ride hieght
no sway bar

tires:
sweep exp 36's pre-mounts
also drilled breather hole in the shock caps with a #56 drill got the idea from team driver john sims .
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Jeff's car was really good yesterday, I was there to watch it throughout the day. It started off pretty darn good for a new car that was just finished like the night before. Anyways with a few changes to the shock springs and a ride height change it looked really good for the 3rd qualifier especially. The main, well it was like Jeff, said just not good enough to beat the TQ guy. Get that battery taped down next time Jeff.

I was not able to get my car done in time yesterday to race, due to having a work related seminar for work that I had to attend but I should be able to race next time.

Jeff,

You might want to post body type and shock locations as well.

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everything is kit set-up except for what i listed. also i used only 4 screws on the front of top deck and 2 in the rear of top deck then 2 over the layshaft area on top deck. if that makes sense haha and the body was a protoform LTCR.
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Glad to see everything went well Jeff great job, sucks about the tape coming undone. This car is starting to turn alot of heads it is very good straight out of box and at a good price.
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Hi,
how was the feeling removing both the swaybars?

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So yesterday was the first day at the track with the Avid V2 . and all i can say is wow. this car is amazing to drive no joke . haha i was able to throw on the kit set-up and able to pull some really fast lap times with it and i still need to work on a couple things to get it perfect but a great day all in all. my main event was.. well ..not how i wanted it to go at all ,turns out my battery was not firmly taped down properly and it felt a little weird. haha but i am going to put on the lipo holder option once they are in stock agian at sk motion. i did end up getting 2nd in the open modified A-main. but the next race will be alot better as i know what i need to do but the car is going to just get better and better so i am very happy with the performance of the avid v2 .

my setup at the end of the day is the kit set-up with these changes :

Front:
ae 40wt oil
50% rebound
hpi silver springs
-2 deg camber
0 deg toe
6mm ride hieght
3mm droop above ride hieght
middle hole on steering plate
no sway bar

rear:
ae 40wt oil
50% rebound
hpi blue springs
-2deg camber
3 deg toe
6mm ride hieght
2mm droop above ride hieght
no sway bar

tires:
sweep exp 36's pre-mounts
also drilled breather hole in the shock caps with a #56 drill got the idea from team driver john sims .
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