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Old 04-29-2004, 09:07 PM   #8071
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When building my CG conversion is there any mods I should do?









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Thanks for the info...

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Old 04-29-2004, 09:54 PM   #8072
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Hi, anyone know how much lighter the HPI PRO4 is to the SSG and CGM? We had a PRO4 on rails running at our club last week and it was fast!! Talked to the owner after the race and he said that he was gearing it higher than most of us were (i run an SSG), and that reason is is that his ride was 'simply lighter'. I am wondering how much lighter.
I'm suprised he didn't say he sprinkled it with magic dust before each race too!
Don't worry about weight so much, set-up and what tires you run as well as gearing ratio are more important (not to forget about driving ability too). I don't think the ssg is much heavier than a pro4 anyway.
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hey guys, i was only having fun with you. didn't mean you make you go do all that homework and stuff,
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Old 04-29-2004, 11:09 PM   #8074
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I'm suprised he didn't say he sprinkled it with magic dust before each race too!
Don't worry about weight so much, set-up and what tires you run as well as gearing ratio are more important (not to forget about driving ability too). I don't think the ssg is much heavier than a pro4 anyway.
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Good to know that its not much heavier. I understand all the factors you mentioned are more important thanks
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hey guys, RS chassis is the way to go ! it's much better than the CGM, especially for the asphalt track.
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Old 04-30-2004, 03:41 AM   #8076
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I thought the "CVD" acronym was originally created by MIP for their UJ product... which became so hype that everybody started using this name for any cvd-like joint (of which most of them were moore's products copies). This UJ architecture became so standard (As opposed to the traditional UJ "cross" links) that everybody now uses the "CVD" word, although it originally was specific to MIP.

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Old 04-30-2004, 03:50 AM   #8077
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hey guys, RS chassis is the way to go ! it's much better than the CGM, especially for the asphalt track.
I like my RS Chassis too. I haven't raced a CGM yet, but I've used other tub chassised cars in the past. There are pro's and con's to both chassis designs in my opinion.

The RS chassis is such a nice bit if kit, I'm in no rush to go the CGM route either, so you're not alone.

Randman liked the CGM so much that he sold it within a week and bought a Losi XXXs!!

It's all a matter of taste......
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I thought the "CVD" acronym was originally created by MIP for their UJ product... which became so hype that everybody started using this name for any cvd-like joint (of which most of them were moore's products copies). This UJ architecture became so standard (As opposed to the traditional UJ "cross" links) that everybody now uses the "CVD" word, although it originally was specific to MIP.

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On 1:1 cars, they're usually referred to as CVJ's. Until MIP brought out their upgrade driveshafts, Universal Joint (UJ) type shafts didn't have a smooth constant velocity output. A UJ only has the same output speed when the shaft is straight. As soon as there is an angle in the joint - whether it be up down left or right, or any combination, the output (axle/hub) velocity doesn't match the input (dogbone) velocity. Due to the design, the output lurches faster and slower - the more of an angle, the more it lurches.

The MIP design offers constant output velocity through a useful useable range of motion. Now their 'style' of model car driveshaft has become the new standard on competition oriented kits as many other manufacturers produce 'CVDs'. Mugen, Kyosho, HPI, Yokomo, Associated, Losi etc all do them.
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pops- What turn motors are you guys running this weekend? If you are running a 9 what drive ratio are you running and how much timing.

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pops- What turn motors are you guys running this weekend? If you are running a 9 what drive ratio are you running and how much timing.

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I'm going to hobbytown for the norcal series race but when I run 9 turns I usually run between 12 and 18 deg, depending on the layout and how hot it is out.
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pops- What turn motors are you guys running this weekend? If you are running a 9 what drive ratio are you running and how much timing.

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15 to 17 1/2 degrees 8.4 to 8.7 final drive ratio.
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[B]When building my CG conversion is there any mods I should do?
No mods have been mentioned here, but make sure the bearings are pushed in all the way on the steering bell cranks or you might see some binding in that area, especially the left one.
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Talking MK chassis conversion

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nothing really special compared to the RS conversion...
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Old 04-30-2004, 04:53 PM   #8084
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Were can I find the RS conversion?
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Old 04-30-2004, 05:03 PM   #8085
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You can get it at Speedtech.

I'm selling mine. Interested? PM me.

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