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Old 10-31-2004, 10:30 PM   #10471
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I'm thinking of getting the Stratus type E....

body for my CGM. What I'd like to know is, if I cut the body exactly as scribed will it be a perfect fit or will I still have to do a little work on it?

I ask because the last time I followed the lines (on my current Hpi Astra body) the fit was way off (not a good start for my first on-road body lol).

The other question is I've read that the type-e has a lot of downforce, could this in fact be too much and slow my 540 stock down?

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Old 10-31-2004, 10:42 PM   #10472
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Mabuchi540,

I think that the bottom cut line is just fine on most bodies. The only thing i have run into an issue with is the wheel scribe lines on some bodies. It depends on what wheelbase you are running on the car(where your spacers are, in front and or behind the arms). I always mount the body before i paint it and also mark out where the wheel cut outs should be at the same time with a felt tip pen.

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Old 10-31-2004, 10:44 PM   #10473
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Mabuchi540,

I think that the bottom cut line is just fine on most bodies. The only thing i have run into an issue with is the wheel scribe lines on some bodies. It depends on what wheelbase you are running on the car(where your spacers are, in front and or behind the arms). I always mount the body before i paint it and also mark out where the wheel cut outs should be at the same time with a felt tip pen.

Good luck,

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That's the part I ment, the wheel arch scribe lines, I'm running the CGM box stock as far as the wheel base goes. so just wondering if cut as marked will it fit like a glove so to speak?

And no naughty if the glove does not fit you must aquit comments either.

Additional: While I think about it, what type of body is on the car on the home page of www.rctech.net?

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Old 11-01-2004, 06:26 AM   #10474
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That's the part I ment, the wheel arch scribe lines, I'm running the CGM box stock as far as the wheel base goes. so just wondering if cut as marked will it fit like a glove so to speak?

And no naughty if the glove does not fit you must aquit comments either.

Additional: While I think about it, what type of body is on the car on the home page of www.rctech.net?
Looks like a Stratus 2.0
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Old 11-02-2004, 09:49 AM   #10475
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Matt and other Yok fans..... I got a Yokomo 12 WC (SSG) car to run this season on the carpet. I use to run a CGM and got some great info from here. Are there any setups for the yokomo 12th on the carpet? I have a few tosolini sedan setups and was looking for some 12th scale carpet ones...thanks for the help.

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Old 11-02-2004, 10:15 AM   #10476
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I know that this isn't the tread for it but I have a SSG and now I got my Yokomo TC Mini and it has to be the funnest car I have ever owned. Man it is almost as fast as a regular TC but it uses 4 cells. WOW is not even enough, I raced it against my normal 10th scale guys this poast weekend and the only one who could turn more laps was anouther 12th scale mini TC. I have to say if you have an extra $200 I would highly recommend one, or two if you wan tto start your own class. That is what we are trying to do here. We need only two more to get the class going.
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Old 11-02-2004, 10:46 AM   #10477
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Eventually the 1/12th TC class will start up.... Gives a lot of shops that don't have the room for a 1/10th track another option....
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Eventually the 1/12th TC class will start up....
Not this time... it had it's chance 12 months ago when the Yokomo and Xray cars first came out... people just didn't go for it.

Maybe they'll try again in a few years time... MR4-TC SD Mini SSG Special anyone?
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Matt and other Yok fans..... I got a Yokomo 12 WC (SSG) car to run this season on the carpet. I use to run a CGM and got some great info from here. Are there any setups for the yokomo 12th on the carpet? I have a few tosolini sedan setups and was looking for some 12th scale carpet ones...thanks for the help.

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This is for a high traction carpet setup that I ran on the Yok 1/12 last year
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Olive spring with 30wt oil in shock
batteries to the rear

I ran mod with this setup but I'm clueless as to what rollout I ran. I ran AE Tbars on the car, you'll need to get the AE plastice pivot ball mounts and balls to make it work on the yokomo car though. The stock Yokomo Tbar is the thin .063 type. I found the car actually works pretty good but you need to come up with a different type of brace for the front end, those thin graphite strips that come with the car break REALLY easy and without any bracing you can feel the car slow down in the turns as the front end flexes. I took an aluminum tube I had from another car and made it fit inbetween the upper arm mounts.
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Shooters makes a blue aluminium brace to replace the weak Yok carbon brace. I think I got mine from Precision RC...
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Old 11-02-2004, 07:56 PM   #10482
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Actually they don't sell it anymore at Precision. I just checked. But here is a pic from there website. You can see the brace on there. I'd take a pic of mine, but it's not on the car. Right now I have the IRS front end on the car = no brace.
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Old 11-04-2004, 02:39 AM   #10483
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Dear all, just a simple question:
Does using the lower hole (hinge pin hole) of C-block mean raising roll center and implies reduced steering?
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Dear all, just a simple question:
Does using the lower hole (hinge pin hole) of C-block mean raising roll center and implies reduced steering?
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Yes. I've tried running in the upper hole in the castor block and the steering felt very inconsistent for me. It seemed to want to push bad on power and as soon as I let off the throttle it turned too hard. I always use the lower hole now.
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Old 11-04-2004, 04:02 AM   #10485
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I've just printed out a gear ratio chart...

and I notice there are 5 combinations of spur and pinion that give exactly the same gear ratio (this applies to other ratios as well) so I'm wondering does it really make any difference which combo I use to get any given ratio?


Any advantage to using the smallest combo or the largest etc, some ppl I've talked to say yes others no.

If it helps the track has a 137 foot long straight.

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