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Old 08-15-2004, 01:36 AM   #9391
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Hi guys,

On the setting sheet for cleveland indoor championships, chris tosoloni used 4mm plastic shims on shock shafts as bumpstops.

I am currently racing on a concrete track that is bumpy, and i seem to struggle with cornering etc and loss of speed.

Can anyone suggest what Chris was meaning about the 4mm plastic shims and where would they go. or does anyone have suggestions for bumpy tracks that works on the SD

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Old 08-15-2004, 05:04 AM   #9392
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The bump stops just go on the shaft outside of the shock. Take off the shock end and slide them on. This I believe is to limit downtravel ..... maybe so the car leans less... not to sure maybe somone else could elaborate.

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Old 08-15-2004, 05:09 AM   #9393
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HI GUYS!

I have a new Rayspeed SD and I can't test it yet cos it's raining daily. Anyway, just wanna ask if the Rayspeed has any tweak issues. I'll be using mod motors for it. Thanks!
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Old 08-15-2004, 09:29 AM   #9394
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I have a new Rayspeed SD and I can't test it yet cos it's raining daily. Anyway, just wanna ask if the Rayspeed has any tweak issues. I'll be using mod motors for it. Thanks!
There is some tweaking with the Rayspeed, more on carpet than on asphalt. The Rayspeed didn't tweak half as much as the SSG. CGM no real problems at all.
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Old 08-15-2004, 11:43 AM   #9395
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with the rayspeed whats the need of having two servo savers?

and can you take one off them of so its like ths original ssg with the plastic tube bit?

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Old 08-15-2004, 12:50 PM   #9396
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I think it reduces play in the steering
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Old 08-15-2004, 01:09 PM   #9397
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I really can't get over just how good this car really is.

I ran another 3 packs yesterday and it seems to get better with every run. It's so much more consistant and so much more easy to drive.

It has improved my lap times slightly but my race average lap times greatly, which is what it's all about.

I don't know why it took me so long to go CGM.
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I really can't get over just how good this car really is.

I ran another 3 packs yesterday and it seems to get better with every run. It's so much more consistant and so much more easy to drive.

It has improved my lap times slightly but my race average lap times greatly, which is what it's all about.

I don't know why it took me so long to go CGM.
You are so right Johnbull.. I don't think the extra weight hurts the car at all. Maybe that extra mass helps!
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Old 08-15-2004, 06:35 PM   #9399
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I built my gearboxes per instructions and the drivetrain seems so tight. It has gotten better with each run though. I took of one of the shims on the input shafts so it doesnt bind the bearings up but where are you guys seeing the best results on getting the baby to roll?
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Yokomo Ceramic bearings.....

Just wondering how these compare to other brands, how are they sheilded/sealed and what if any maintenance do they need?
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Just wondering how these compare to other brands, how are they sheilded/sealed and what if any maintenance do they need?
Very high quality, and they have metal sheilds. They should be cleaned and lubed just like any other bearing.
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I built my gearboxes per instructions and the drivetrain seems so tight. It has gotten better with each run though. I took of one of the shims on the input shafts so it doesnt bind the bearings up but where are you guys seeing the best results on getting the baby to roll?
You will see that the more runs you put on the car, the drivetrain will become looser. Every car is a little different, so you can either add or remove more shims to find the best fit. Yokomo also sells shims that have different thicknesses to fine tune the gearboxes. The ceramic bearings really make the car free as well.
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Very high quality, and they have metal sheilds. They should be cleaned and lubed just like any other bearing.
Bugger, I thought ceramics didn't need lubing, if they need lubing and cleaning like any other bearing what's the advantage then?
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Bugger, I thought ceramics didn't need lubing, if they need lubing and cleaning like any other bearing what's the advantage then?
Just freer bearings and they should last longer. One time I bought some sealed bearings from Boca that were maintence free, they didn't last at all and were more expensive than regular bearings.
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Just freer bearings and they should last longer. One time I bought some sealed bearings from Boca that were maintence free, they didn't last at all and were more expensive than regular bearings.
So they don't actually save you any work then in that you still have to take off the sheilds and flush them with motor cleaner and put a drop of oil on them?
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