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Old 09-05-2004, 07:49 PM   #9646
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i took a old motor mount from a ofna car, screwed a motor to it, and cut it down to a round shape same as the motor, now i have a motor spacer to move the motor forward a few mm's. it also helps keep the motor cool . [/B]
Cool thanks, will look into something along those lines.
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Old 09-06-2004, 02:00 AM   #9647
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raving monkey, the car is fine box-stock.

Just throw away the center deck, and use countersunk screws on the top deck and shock towers in order to minimize tweak intake on hard hits. No need to countersink the SSG parts, it works even better without doing it, just use countersunk heads, the centering is even stronger.

The stock battery bar is fine, no need to use tape, plus it's still relatively light. Two nice but not indispensable hop-ups are Tobee's adjustable battery post ($10) and battery retainers ($5) to secure the battery as well as possible. But the battery very seldom flies off the car.

A useful and inexpensive option ($10) is the widened front bumper. But even with the stock bumper, the car is just as robust as anything else on the market.

Other than that... break-in the transmission with no load (ie unhook the UJ's) at 4V during a few hours... and the car is super smooth! There's tons of options for it, but they're not really needed, besides a spring set of course!

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Old 09-06-2004, 03:56 AM   #9648
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matt, did you ever get in contact with sprout.
nope, I sent him a PM awhile ago and he's hasn't read it yet and he has his email addy hidden on here.
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Old 09-07-2004, 02:35 AM   #9649
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bump... come on guys, have yall forgotten the SD?

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Old 09-07-2004, 03:41 AM   #9650
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Paul.

It's probably because our cars go so well out of the box that we don't need to be asking this and that all the time.
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It's probably because our cars go so well out of the box that we don't need to be asking this and that all the time.
Joe... how true, how true... Mine still kicks some booty, but I haven't run it for a little more than a week. I'm spending all the afternoon at the track tomorrow though, I need my fix!

It's just sad that I'm only of the last competitors running one here. Because of the local importer, most racers have switched to the Pro4 in our area... From what I see, the Pro4 *might* be marginally faster for the top 0.01%guys... however most aren't any faster, they just have more trouble with the car, which is a PITA to set up and maintain!

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Old 09-07-2004, 05:17 AM   #9652
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The SD is really nice and easy to work on.

If it wasn't, alot of us would have given up on the car long ago
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Old 09-07-2004, 05:27 AM   #9653
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Quick question for anyone running a CGM with two diffs.....

It's been a while since I've been in RC and unfortunately even longer since I've had a 4wd (even then it was off-road lol) so just wondering if.....

and based on the assumption that the diffs (both at the front and rear) should be just tight enough to not slip under acceleration....

is it normal for the rear diff to end up tighter than the front on a CGM to get this effect?

I seem to recall from those 4wd I have had that both front and rear usually ended up feeling the same.

Thanks in advance?

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I suppose that varies depending on how you drive. My diffs are set up not to slip under normal acceleration on carpet. It is possible to run diffs slightly tighter or looser to alter the diffs action, but the margin to do this is quite small. Too loose and the diff will slip. Too tight and you'll break diff bolts on a regular basis.

So long as your diffs are nice and smooth and does not slip - it's right!
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I usually run my front diff tighter than the rear to have more on power corner speed.
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me too.
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just a quick question.....do you guys trim the yokomo wide bumper to fit ur bodies???
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just a quick question.....do you guys trim the yokomo wide bumper to fit ur bodies???
Yup, it's really wide and will stick out the side of your body if you don't.
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Matt is a doodie head.
Got Chipotle in Korea?
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uhhh, no chipotle in korea, I'll have to talk to Tom about that
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