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Old 12-24-2006, 01:12 AM   #1276
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big shot out to Fred Hubbard for helping me with my set up changes this weekend. Qulified 2nnd and won. The car was dialed.
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Just so I understand did you use the black horn (k) that is supplied with the kit or the white horn that you get with the servo? If you used the black horn (k) when you dremeled the nub did you also have to dremel some off the ball stud so it wouldn't rub too?

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Its the stock (K) horn.
Yes a little of the ball stud threads got sanded down a bit too....but no real issue.
I haven't broke one yet...Fingers crossed...LOL

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Old 12-24-2006, 07:34 AM   #1278
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Just put the 007 US foam car together. Ran it last night. Nice car. Only problem is the front tires rub against the lower shock mounts. What is everyone doing about this with their foam cars. This was disappointing as you pay $400 for a specific foam car and you got to modify it to work.
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Just put the 007 US foam car together. Ran it last night. Nice car. Only problem is the front tires rub against the lower shock mounts. What is everyone doing about this with their foam cars. This was disappointing as you pay $400 for a specific foam car and you got to modify it to work.
Did you exhaust all your options before getting disappointed? Try lowering your EPA or steering travel on your Tx and that should fix your problem. Have fun...
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Old 12-24-2006, 07:46 AM   #1280
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Just put the 007 US foam car together. Ran it last night. Nice car. Only problem is the front tires rub against the lower shock mounts. What is everyone doing about this with their foam cars. This was disappointing as you pay $400 for a specific foam car and you got to modify it to work.

run the 26mm foams an d run the inside lower mounts.
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Old 12-24-2006, 07:49 AM   #1281
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you can try 26mm foams or wider hexes.electric touring cars are designed to fit rubber tires.with any car out there you will need to fart around to get 28mm foams to fit without shimming the wheels.parma foams are offset so you wont need to shim them.the car is a US spec but still has the same suspension as the rubber car.it uses a thicker chassis and different top deck and maybe a few small other changes but end result is that the cars are not designed around the foam tire widths.its not a big deal to make a few mods.thats what makes the hobby fun.

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Old 12-24-2006, 08:08 AM   #1282
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what about the ride height gage.someone i talked to said he has one but doesn't know who makes it and on alot of the setups guys use 1/4 increments
For ride height measurement you can use a stepped ride height gauge...some may be calling it a 1/4 increment for example if the chassis does not touch 4.0mm, but will not allow 4.5mm to slide under it...

Another option is a tapered ride height gauge.
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Old 12-24-2006, 09:43 AM   #1283
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Has anyone tried the US edition on Asphault? How does it handle?
Also does the 3200 Lipo's fit on the US chassis?
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Old 12-24-2006, 10:22 AM   #1284
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being that the car shares 90 percent of the important characteristics of the T2 it should be just as good as the T2 with a hair more rear traction
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Old 12-24-2006, 10:30 AM   #1285
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and to be honest,i think all the latest cars are tight to fit lipos.im not sure if any fit em right out of the box.i could be wrong though
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you can try 26mm foams or wider hexes.electric touring cars are designed to fit rubber tires.with any car out there you will need to fart around to get 28mm foams to fit without shimming the wheels.parma foams are offset so you wont need to shim them.the car is a US spec but still has the same suspension as the rubber car.it uses a thicker chassis and different top deck and maybe a few small other changes but end result is that the cars are not designed around the foam tire widths.its not a big deal to make a few mods.thats what makes the hobby fun.

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Each of you have a good point or idea. Its just that if they are going to "label" it a foam car, it should have what it needs to run the foam tires on it or with it. We ended up putting a couple shims in the hexs to make it clear (barely) but It affected the handling to the point of losing a couple tenths on the best lap time. It effected the steering geometry some I guess. The idea of lowering the steering travel (then building more steering into it) sounds as though it may be the best attempt. Thanks for your help. Dont get me wrong. I am not totally dissapointed with the car. Just surprised by that discovery.
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big shot out to Fred Hubbard for helping me with my set up changes this weekend. Qulified 2nnd and won. The car was dialed.
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Old 12-24-2006, 11:31 AM   #1288
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Each of you have a good point or idea. Its just that if they are going to "label" it a foam car, it should have what it needs to run the foam tires on it or with it. We ended up putting a couple shims in the hexs to make it clear (barely) but It affected the handling to the point of losing a couple tenths on the best lap time. It effected the steering geometry some I guess. The idea of lowering the steering travel (then building more steering into it) sounds as though it may be the best attempt. Thanks for your help. Dont get me wrong. I am not totally dissapointed with the car. Just surprised by that discovery.
i know what you mean.unforunately when they label it a "foam spec" car,they are making an attempt to make the car more rigid.i agree there is more to it but that is what is done.in my opinion they should have just went with more rigid carbon instead of so thick.the thick stuff is still flexible.
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http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXDLV1&P=7

This is what a lot of people used on the T2 with jaco foams.
Used them at the carpet nats last yr and it was a tight fit for the roar tech box but it fit.

I prob have 2 full sets of them somewhere here, i wont run foams again...
$12 a set shipped, one is brand new and the other was used for about 5 races. I will have to find them to confirm I still have both..
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Each of you have a good point or idea. Its just that if they are going to "label" it a foam car, it should have what it needs to run the foam tires on it or with it. We ended up putting a couple shims in the hexs to make it clear (barely) but It affected the handling to the point of losing a couple tenths on the best lap time. It effected the steering geometry some I guess. The idea of lowering the steering travel (then building more steering into it) sounds as though it may be the best attempt. Thanks for your help. Dont get me wrong. I am not totally dissapointed with the car. Just surprised by that discovery.
Chuck we ran the same car on the same track with you last night... we didnt shim anything nor make any adjustments to work with 28mm foams. If you had a problem why didnt you come over and ask me about it? I was so bored I was helping a guy get his TC3 working What brand tires were you running?
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