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Old 12-12-2008, 04:49 AM   #1516
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Hey guys where can I purchase this car in the US. I am looking for the carpet version. Also if you can tell me who supports after market parts for it as well!
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How much rebound does you guys usually run for the TOP Scythe ?

So far i've only run zero rebound(which if im not mistaken means the shock shaft is fully extend out right?) and found that the car can have an aggressive/loose back end...

Would running some rebound(pushing the shock shaft slightly inside before putting the cap on) helps to reduce the loose back end?
i drive full rebound. The shaft comes out all the way.
I don't have problems with a loose end.

Witch version do you have? full allu?
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Old 12-12-2008, 06:43 AM   #1518
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Also,what setup.? I use full rebound with no problem.Post your setup..it'll help us help.M
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Old 12-12-2008, 07:20 AM   #1519
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i drive full rebound. The shaft comes out all the way.
I don't have problems with a loose end.

Witch version do you have? full allu?
Normal scythe upgraded to TOP Scythe 2008 with all the aluminium bits and pieces except the lower part of the motor pod which Im still using the plastic standard for added flex...

My basic setup...

Camber : -1 deg
Toe : + 0.5deg /0 deg
Droop : Front 5mm
Rear 5mm

Ride height : front 5.5mm
rear 6.0mm

Diff: Front spool Rear ball diff

Springs standard kit...

The car is manageable to drive but I had to reduce the radio's D/R down to 40%... I would wana increase the D/R up to 50% but afraid the I would loose the back end during cornering...
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Old 12-12-2008, 07:46 AM   #1520
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wat is your rolcenter in front and at the rear?
How are your shocks placed and witch springs?

I will fill in a sheet with my setup and send you a link.

Is it for indoor or outdoor?
asphalt or carpet?
rubber or foam?


I dit use the plastick motor part also but i changed it to the ally version to get moore carner speed.

My steer is standing at 40 to 45%
doesn't need tho much steer.
also my exp is -70.
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Old 12-12-2008, 08:44 AM   #1521
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wat is your rolcenter in front and at the rear?
How are your shocks placed and witch springs?

I will fill in a sheet with my setup and send you a link.

Is it for indoor or outdoor?
asphalt or carpet?
rubber or foam?


I dit use the plastick motor part also but i changed it to the ally version to get moore carner speed.

My steer is standing at 40 to 45%
doesn't need tho much steer.
also my exp is -70.
Im running outdoor asphalt/tarmac using rubber tyres... so basically using some rebound does no difference is that what ur saying???

Should I change the plastic motor pod base to the aluminum ones coz I have them with me... its just that I heard someone saying the plastic ones gave more flex....

What do you mean by rollcenter ??? Is it the suspension mount spacer? If so i'm using 1mm suspension mount spacer front and rear...
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Old 12-12-2008, 09:28 AM   #1522
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Im running outdoor asphalt/tarmac using rubber tyres... so basically using some rebound does no difference is that what ur saying???

Should I change the plastic motor pod base to the aluminum ones coz I have them with me... its just that I heard someone saying the plastic ones gave more flex....

What do you mean by rollcenter ??? Is it the suspension mount spacer? If so i'm using 1mm suspension mount spacer front and rear...
Tpg, you should give our Reedy Race setup a try:

http://www.topracingusa.com/setup.htm

If you are running on carpet use the Snowbirds setup.

Also, try raising your front cambner link to 2mm or 2.5mm. I'v personally had it as high as 3mm.
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Hey guys where can I purchase this car in the US. I am looking for the carpet version. Also if you can tell me who supports after market parts for it as well!
Thanks Steve
canadianmeyhem, TOP Racing USA website: www.topracingusa.com and the email addy is [email protected]

Check out George's CFP car I think it's ready to go.
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canadianmeyhem, TOP Racing USA website: www.topracingusa.com and the email addy is [email protected]

Check out George's CFP car I think it's ready to go.
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Old 12-12-2008, 10:58 AM   #1526
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yes. remove the rear.
put your shocks at the rear moore to the insede and on the suspention mount in the middle
on the rear blocks from the tiers 1 or 2mm spacers.

The plastick motor mount gifs more flex but it makes the car slower.
put the role center in the front a litle bit up.

change your steering on your transmitter.
make it a litle bit slower.
than you get also a more stable rear.
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Old 12-14-2008, 12:26 PM   #1527
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I have both the standard plastic motor pod base and the aluminum motor pod base... this is the bottom part of the motor pod that is screwed to the chassis for anyone's information...

Which should I use ? Is the additional flex from the plastic one really has an additional advantage or is the aluminum one better?
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Old 12-14-2008, 12:28 PM   #1528
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Tpg, you should give our Reedy Race setup a try:

http://www.topracingusa.com/setup.htm

If you are running on carpet use the Snowbirds setup.

Also, try raising your front cambner link to 2mm or 2.5mm. I'v personally had it as high as 3mm.
Yes, I am using a somewhat similar setup to the Reedy Race setup( not 100% similar but almost) however that Reedy Race setup did not mention anything about the amount of shock rebound used... could you shine some light on this?
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looks like josh had a nice weekend with the new car, hope it is as equally as good on asphalt for the outdoor season
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Old 12-14-2008, 11:37 PM   #1530
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I have both the standard plastic motor pod base and the aluminum motor pod base... this is the bottom part of the motor pod that is screwed to the chassis for anyone's information...

Which should I use ? Is the additional flex from the plastic one really has an additional advantage or is the aluminum one better?
At most tracks here in Australia i run the Alloy Motor Pod base, but changing to the plastic center does give added flex and grip. Its a very useful tuning option when you're chasing that extra grip or you want the car to be a little less aggressive.

A few of the Mod drivers down here are running it quite often.

Switch between the two and see how you like it.

There is also an optional 2-piece flex top deck available now that gives a similar feel.

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