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Old 06-21-2010, 06:16 AM   #586
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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.
How is the steering play?

Your setup for the car is quite extreme. I am assuming you have a medium grip track?

BTW, you may want to look into the springs from Robitronic. I used them on the version 1 car and they were absolutely magnificent. Do not underestimate the Robitronic springs.

Plus with droop settings at 8 and 9 mm, I am surprised the car is not lifting on hard turns. I am assuming you guys have wide turns, made for One-ways? Otherwise, sway bars would be a great idea with such high droop settings. Will keep the car further planted.
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Old 06-21-2010, 06:49 AM   #587
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here is what my diffs are made out of, those are stock ball diffs, has anyone else had any luck with different size balls? i have a feeling that the balls are the reason why my diffs arnt working properly

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Old 06-21-2010, 07:01 AM   #588
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how was the feeling removing both the swaybars?

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it let my car roll more in the corners as well as running the softer hpi springs.
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Old 06-21-2010, 07:08 AM   #589
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How is the steering play?

i used some shims on the steering rack i have very little steering play.

Your setup for the car is quite extreme. I am assuming you have a medium grip track?

extreme how? yes the track is medium grip.

BTW, you may want to look into the springs from Robitronic. I used them on the version 1 car and they were absolutely magnificent. Do not underestimate the Robitronic springs

the softer robitronics springs are out of stock.

Plus with droop settings at 8 and 9 mm, I am surprised the car is not lifting on hard turns. I am assuming you guys have wide turns, made for One-ways? Otherwise, sway bars would be a great idea with such high droop settings. Will keep the car further planted.

actually the droop is just 3mm in the front and 2mm in the rear not 8 and 9. next time i wont say above ride height. i took of the sway bars just for extra roll in the corners. also the track didnt really have wide turns .
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Old 06-21-2010, 08:43 AM   #590
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well, i managed to fix my busted diff problems, turns out when i first build the diff, i squashed the circlip so it wouldnt go into its grove properly, after attempting to stretch it out back to its proper size, and flinging it across the room and then having to search for it for 2 hours, only to go outside and get a drink then walk in and see it on the floor, i reassembled it, and bam, works like a charm, now i got a third busted arse circlip that i need to fix up and ill have all my avids back in working order

thanks to all that made suggestions
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Old 06-21-2010, 06:24 PM   #591
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glad you got things worked out with the diffs.
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Old 06-22-2010, 02:16 AM   #592
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Old 06-22-2010, 03:48 AM   #593
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about new robitronic spring, even if they are rated the same as the HPI's ones, they are quite different feeling! Also they are stiffer than HpI's one
for example the blue robitronic looks more like pink HPI.

For me using them or not depends on the track, best solution is to try both to check which ones are the best!
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Old 06-22-2010, 12:56 PM   #594
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thats what i was planning on doing and seeing which ones i like better.
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Old 06-26-2010, 06:18 PM   #595
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hey just thought i would ask but has anyone been running the car with the 2.5mm roll center shims on the car if so how did it feel with them while running rubber tire asphalt?
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Old 06-28-2010, 10:17 PM   #596
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I have a big race this weekend in southern Ohio 2 day race I will let everyone know how it turns out going with Jeffs setup to start the day with.
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Old 06-29-2010, 12:27 AM   #597
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Hey gOod luck john . keep us all in the loop during the weekend on how things are going and if ya need any help you can PM me. Plus post your results and setup at the end of the weekend.
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Car was great this weekend although I was not able to come away with a win I got 2nd in 17.5 stock with some good competition all weekend I was 0.2 off fastest lap in main. I am very happy with the way this car ran. Track was high grip, very hot temp 146* on track with 120ft back stretch.

Set up: All same as out of the box except for the following.
Front:
5.5mm ride hieght
3mm droop
550 cst sweep racing shock oil
hpi silver springs
hole drilled in shock cap
Ackerman center holes
6 screws on front top deck 2 of which not tightend that hold steering linkage
3.5mm droop
.5% toe out
1.5 camber
no sway bars

Rear:
5.5mm ride hieght
2.5mm droop
550cst sweep racing shock oil
hpi blue springs
hole drilled in shock caps
2 screws on back part of top deck
2 screws on top deck in front of spur gear
3% toe
2 camber
no sway bars
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hi all,
i will have more track time this weekend with practice for the european championship! i made a lot of work on the car! I will tell you more depending of the results ;-)

I saw a lot of you don't use the sway bar, what is your feeling with this setup adjustement?
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just in case anyone is interested, my Avid 1 is int he for sale section:

http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...ml#post7647595
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