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Old 01-13-2005, 04:47 AM   #11701
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I think CGM is definitely the way to go. I used to have a SD, and then a rayspeed conversion, but was constantly in the B final. Switchched to the CGM and I am regularly making the A. It did take a big effort to get the weight down.

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Lightweight electrics (futaba 9550 servo) - even shortened the servo leads

The weight is down to about 1515g - which I consider o.k. The best bit about the CGM is the maintainence. I really enjoy the wrenching, and can fully rebuild the CGM on a Sunday evening, it really is easy. The car handles so well, and the tub chassis really handles the knocks.

Just got the SDW and it looks good, but the maintenance will be more work. The only trouble I had was getting the spur gear holder on the spur. Ended up stripping it and replacing it with a standard SD one.
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I think CGM is definitely the way to go. I used to have a SD, and then a rayspeed conversion, but was constantly in the B final. Switchched to the CGM and I am regularly making the A. It did take a big effort to get the weight down.
Ti Screws
Ti Input shafts
Tobee center shaft
Square Axles
Lightweight electrics (futaba 9550 servo) - even shortened the servo leads
The weight is down to about 1515g - which I consider o.k. The best bit about the CGM is the maintainence. I really enjoy the wrenching, and can fully rebuild the CGM on a Sunday evening, it really is easy. The car handles so well, and the tub chassis really handles the knocks.
Just got the SDW and it looks good, but the maintenance will be more work. The only trouble I had was getting the spur gear holder on the spur. Ended up stripping it and replacing it with a standard SD one.
Very Well Said! I am in the process of Rebuilding mine, I notice that the TRF shocks weights less than the Yokomo's (by feel), I think I can move my weight down a bit by changing to RS towers and lightening the bat holder some more.

Wil post pictures as soon as I finish my rebuild!
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Old 01-13-2005, 06:21 AM   #11703
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Salvadori,

im using exactly what Mabuchi suggested, 68/30!!
**Note** i am running the 2.55 internal drive. By D Square or whoever it is!!

I am curious to know what sort of gearing people suggest for 19t on a LARGE track.
My club uses the local 1/8 Nitro circuit, so its a bloody huge track.

Suggestions?

Thanks
i use to race 19t at a 60meter straight track......gear ratio around 5.5~5.8........
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Old 01-13-2005, 08:17 AM   #11704
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It's the best for Asphalt!!! If you race on a smooth asphalt, May I suggest use a Swaybar that is thick in the Front. I use a Ti Swaybar in Front made of SPOKES for an MTB!!!
Here's a Picture of the swaybar......
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Old 01-13-2005, 08:51 AM   #11705
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Very Well Said! I am in the process of Rebuilding mine, I notice that the TRF shocks weights less than the Yokomo's (by feel), I think I can move my weight down a bit by changing to RS towers and lightening the bat holder some more.

Wil post pictures as soon as I finish my rebuild!
why don't you use battery tape instead?
I weighed my CGM with novak BL and transponder minus bodyshell at 1600gm...very pissed after all the aluminium and titanium i put in...
Now i've removed the battery posts, cut of the posts from the motor mount
havent had a chance to weigh it again but i hope i've taken off some 30gms?
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Old 01-13-2005, 08:55 AM   #11706
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What is the weight of the rayspeed shock towers?
For good measure what is the weight of the CGM towers?
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Old 01-13-2005, 08:56 AM   #11707
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Here's a Picture of the swaybar......
Who makes that graphite bumper brace?
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I think Square does, speedtech carries it and some body mount braces as well.
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Old 01-13-2005, 09:22 AM   #11709
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why don't you use battery tape instead?
I weighed my CGM with novak BL and transponder minus bodyshell at 1600gm...very pissed after all the aluminium and titanium i put in...
Now i've removed the battery posts, cut of the posts from the motor mount
havent had a chance to weigh it again but i hope i've taken off some 30gms?
Tape is a very good idea, but sometimes I loose a heat or could not finish a heat because the tape gets eaten up under the chassis, I have made a very lightweight bat holder! Will post tom, forgot it in the ofice.

I do not have a weighing scale now but will do it tom and post it.
I will compare the weight of the CGM shocks against the TRF, RS towers and CGM towers.

Really excited about the rebuild of my CGM I finally found a Team Suzuki Rear hub!!!

Square made those bumper braces.
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Old 01-13-2005, 09:40 AM   #11710
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Hi guys,

Figured I would chime in here about the SDW...

Just to give you a little background, I ran Touring Stock at SnowBirds last year with my Yokomo SD Rayspeed Edition car. I qualified 2nd and finished 3rd in the A with it. I definitely had enough speed to win, but got into a couple big wrecks that almost put me a lap down.

Now, I know that the Rayspeed car nor the SDW are cars that are "designed" for carpet. I just choose to run them.

I just wanted to say that I am very pleased with my SDW so far. I've only gotten the chance to run it once at my local carpet track, but it was definitely better than my Rayspeed. The car turns more effortlessly and is easier to drive. I picked up about a 1/2 tenth to a full tenth a lap, which in my book is a ton. I race with Jeff Cuffs on a regular basis. So you know the competition is there.

Now, I don't know if this is right, but I notice that the SDW is stiffer, chassis wise, than the Rayspeed. The Rayspeed chassis I have measures at 3.2mm. The SDW is 2.45mm. Better quality graphite maybe? I think the Rayspeed has the fiberglass laminate to give it that dull finish, which would take some integrity away.

Anyway, I think this car is definitely a winner. On carpet or asphalt. Doesn't matter. It's a great car.

Later guys,

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Old 01-13-2005, 09:45 AM   #11711
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Cuffs is your competition? LOL I used to smoke that little punk all the time next you're gonna tell me that scooby is fast to, LOL


Just so everyone know's, I used to race with schreff and cuffs when I was on the east coast and I'm just teasing, but I did whip 'em
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Yo Matt...

I think things would be a little different now. Get your butt back here to play. Only issue is we play in stock. Ya, I know, the wuss class.

After everyone left Englishtown and the track closed, everyone stopped running mod. I'm sure we'll go back to that eventually.

And for the record, when I ran against you at E-Town - I HAD NO CLUE how to setup a touring car. I was an "oval" racer. Now I know what to do. Well, most of the time at least. Jeff is the same way. We've come a long way since those days.

Seriously though, it would be nice to run against ya again.

PS -- Almost forgot, Scooby hasn't changed a bit. He is still labeled "StockGod". Hopefully he doesn't read this forum. He is normally lapped traffic.
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hey, did you read the PM I sent ya?
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I just did... Pmed ya back too.

Thanks again!!!
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Tape is a very good idea, but sometimes I loose a heat or could not finish a heat because the tape gets eaten up under the chassis, I have made a very lightweight bat holder! Will post tom, forgot it in the ofice.

I do not have a weighing scale now but will do it tom and post it.
I will compare the weight of the CGM shocks against the TRF, RS towers and CGM towers.

Really excited about the rebuild of my CGM I finally found a Team Suzuki Rear hub!!!

Square made those bumper braces.
Those Suzuki rear hubs have to weight alot.
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