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Old 09-08-2004, 11:24 AM   #9661
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uhhh, no chipotle in korea, I'll have to talk to Tom about that
do you know that chipotle is owned by mcdonalds? Just a piece of trivia..haha Korean bbq over there must be awesome...
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Old 09-08-2004, 11:46 AM   #9662
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I have a quick question, witch I'm sure has been asked already. As of right now I am driving a CGM conversion kit, on carpet. And I was just wondering your opinions on the CGM verses SSG or BLACK chassis. I'm sure it's more a matter of driver preference, but I was just curious to everyones thoughts.

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Old 09-08-2004, 05:05 PM   #9663
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I have a quick question, witch I'm sure has been asked already. As of right now I am driving a CGM conversion kit, on carpet. And I was just wondering your opinions on the CGM verses SSG or BLACK chassis. I'm sure it's more a matter of driver preference, but I was just curious to everyones thoughts.

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I believe the CGM works better on carpet because it has a much stiffer chassis, and is less prone to tweek.
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Old 09-08-2004, 05:09 PM   #9664
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do you know that chipotle is owned by mcdonalds? Just a piece of trivia..haha Korean bbq over there must be awesome...
I heard the same thing, but Tom who drives a Yokomo and works for Chipotle's told me that Chipotle is a privately owned Corp. and that Mc Donalds is just a large investor.
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Old 09-08-2004, 10:31 PM   #9665
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I was thinking about getting alum. knuckles but they seem expensive, $35 a pair. And I'm tentitive on getting them after I saw one of the local racers break a alum. knuckle on his Pro 4, just after a small clip on the wall. So my question is, is it really worth it? And I also don't want to lose my kingpins that I just got.

Is there any company that makes alum. knuckles for a cheaper price?
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Old 09-09-2004, 01:04 AM   #9666
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I have a quick question, witch I'm sure has been asked already. As of right now I am driving a CGM conversion kit, on carpet. And I was just wondering your opinions on the CGM verses SSG or BLACK chassis. I'm sure it's more a matter of driver preference, but I was just curious to everyones thoughts.

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At the risk of repeating myself I can tell you that, having tried the SSG, Rayspeed and CGM I have found the CGM to be the best all rounder.

Admittedly it's also the heaviest but it's the only one that is always right. Take it to the track, charge your cells, put it on the track, and it's great right away.

Twin deck CF chassis cars are prone to tweek. This one just doesn't. In fact I think the last time I did anything to it, apart from servicing motors, was over a month ago, and I run it 2 or 3 evenings a week.

It's a bit like my son's TC3. We take it to the track and it wins. You look at other guys with flat bed chassis cars and they are constantly fiddling. We spend our time racing whilst they spend theirs fiddling.

Definately, tub chassis is the way to go. Besides, have you ever seen a real race car with a flat bed chassis ?
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Old 09-09-2004, 01:41 AM   #9667
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Howdy yall

tried a spool for the first time yesterday (rubber on carpet), for 4 packs. I'm not sure I liked it... i had to dial-in tons of steering from the radio to get some turn-in, plus some toe-out... As a result, the car was too unstable coming out of turns with a serious rush of oversteer on throttle. However, being able to use the brakes was a breath of fresh air! But lap times were not consistent, plus those weird tranny noises in tight turns were frankly disturbing

I went back to the one way, which allows me to be more consistent overall... On the other hand I've only driven one-ways for the past 18mths, so I guess I'm used to it

Just for kicks, I also tried a diff up front... Car was super easy but it's terrible how much power was lost when coming our of corners... you could hear the inside front wheel unloading dramatically out of tight corners. However lap times were all within a couple of tenths of each other.

One last thing: you guys should try graphite gears ( the bevel ones)... they seem to last forever, and are super-quiet!

Aluminium spindles: I've had them (suzuki) since I first drove the car. No problem at all, neither bent nor broken, and I only broke a couple of C-hubs and A-arms in a whole season, so I guess they didn't transmit too much stress to their suspension counterparts. Two weeks ago I switched to the 0-trailing graphite versions, and they also seem to hold up pretty well (I haven't abused them either). I would say both are a good choice, but the eye-candy factor on the suzuki parts is higher I think I also saw some less expensive ones on Dinball... speedracing is the brand, I think... no clue about the quality though The Suzuki's were perfect!

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Old 09-09-2004, 05:19 AM   #9668
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I reckon if you drive well, a one way on carpet can be the quickest option. I usually use a diff, which is a bit of a compromise - but I seem to get fairly consistent results. This coming winter season I may well change to a oneway for the Super Stock class.

Can't wait!
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Old 09-09-2004, 05:30 AM   #9669
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I was thinking about getting alum. knuckles but they seem expensive, $35 a pair. And I'm tentitive on getting them after I saw one of the local racers break a alum. knuckle on his Pro 4, just after a small clip on the wall. So my question is, is it really worth it? And I also don't want to lose my kingpins that I just got.

Is there any company that makes alum. knuckles for a cheaper price?
If you are getting one---- Get the ones from Team SUZUKI!!!! The quality is superb after all they made/desigend the CGM Chassis!

There are many after market aluminum part makers out there, tried most of them, the best quality so far are the ones made by RC-SQUARE!

Peace and Happy Racing!
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Old 09-09-2004, 07:11 AM   #9670
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Well, a diff is fine in stock... with a 12T, it's a different story!

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One last thing: you guys should try graphite gears ( the bevel ones)... they seem to last forever, and are super-quiet!

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Old 09-09-2004, 06:37 PM   #9672
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Hey Guys,
Just curious.... what radio do all of you have? I'm gettin' a new radio like next week if I can make up my mind. (3PK, M8, Helios<---even though I haven't held this one yet)

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I reckon if you drive well, a one way on carpet can be the quickest option. I usually use a diff, which is a bit of a compromise - but I seem to get fairly consistent results. This coming winter season I may well change to a oneway for the Super Stock class.

Can't wait!
For me i'll try spool for this season. From last season my car cannot work quite well with one way. But result become better after i change to ball diff on front.
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Graphite gears: they're a "normal" yokomo part... Just add the "G" at the end of the part #. I usually buy my Yokomo parts at R10, however there seems to be some stocking issues lately. I'm sure there's shops in the States which have everything in stock. Anyways, the graphite gears ARE better (and only marginally more expensive)

Radio: I just ordered an Helios Early Christmas... My R1 is for sale if anybody's interested...

Diff Vs Spool Vs OneWay : I guess we all have different driving styles! In Europe, most seasoned rubber on carpet racers run a oneway. Spools are not that common, and frankly, I'm not sold on it...

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Old 09-10-2004, 12:48 AM   #9675
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Advantages of spool over one way are in braking.

Accelerating hard out of a corner they are both the same.

Trailing the throttle the one way will be smoother. But how many corners does one trail the throttle.

I have had a spool on my CGM and my son has had one on his TC3 for aver a year now, and we won't swap them for anything.
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