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Old 08-26-2003, 08:59 PM
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Originally posted by Herminator
sweating RedBull..... now there's an interesting idea

Every Dog has his day ..

also I was wondering what they might have changed ...or didn"t change to the Mid Span set upi that I gave them


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Old 08-26-2003, 09:09 PM
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Have you got many long span setups you've worked on then? or do you tend to prefer the mid span?
What are your general starting points? like do you tend to have a stiffer spring at one end, or thicker shock oil? any commonly used shock positions?
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Cool Long arms baby

Originally posted by Herminator
Have you got many long span setups you've worked on then? or do you tend to prefer the mid span?
What are your general starting points? like do you tend to have a stiffer spring at one end, or thicker shock oil? any commonly used shock positions?
The Long Spans so nice, I wouldn't even be trying the MiD-Span if it wasnt for this funky banked oval circuit we have at SoCal, At every outdoor track I've been to the Long arm is supreme.
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Old 08-27-2003, 12:21 AM
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Originally posted by RedBullFiXX
The Long Spans so nice, I wouldn't even be trying the MiD-Span if it wasnt for this funky banked oval circuit we have at SoCal, At every outdoor track I've been to the Long arm is supreme.
Short arm and Mid arm is King indoors...

but the Long Arm set up is King out doors or on big Tracks..

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Old 08-27-2003, 08:18 AM
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Originally posted by JDM_DOHC_SiR
yea about 12 Years.... now 8 more to go..


anyways you get back from that Race yet at So-Cal.. please let us know how things turned out and what changes you had to do with that set up I gave you.....

I will be interseting to find out what you had to chage ...if anything..to get it to be on Rails.....

also Reb Bull to...


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You have been there a while

My setup didn't change too much from what you had, with the brushless motor, the car has horrible understeer. The HPI springs were too stiff, and the car pushes into corners, and exited them loose, I went down to a 1.4x5.5 in the rear, and a 1.4x5.75 in the front. Moved the front shocks inward 1 hole on the shock tower, and moved the rear shocks inward 1 hole on the rear A-Arms to try to get the car a little more aggressive into the turns. Dave's best laptime was a 10.2, and I hit a 10.4 in my main, so I was just a little off. I was actually having a great second qualifier, about 3 secs off of 1'st and 2'nd, but one of the bearings seazed in my knuckle (for the second time that night) and caused so much friction that the rim melted off of the axle and rolled away... I started 6'th in the main, and after a rough start went about a half lap down to the leaders (Steve, Dave, and Rod) by the end of the race Steve and Dave put me 1 lap down, but I'm not frustrated with how I did, once I get used to the understeer, or find a fix for it, I should be able to keep up with them. Dave and I had an awesome practice run together, so it gives me hope
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Old 08-27-2003, 08:20 AM
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Originally posted by JDM_DOHC_SiR
Short arm and Mid arm is King indoors...

but the Long Arm set up is King out doors or on big Tracks..

-Dave
I'm going to buy some stiffer springs, my stiffest was a 1.4x5.5, I think I can get the car a little bit better with a bit stiffer.
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Old 08-27-2003, 02:03 PM
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Originally posted by Randman
I'm going to buy some stiffer springs, my stiffest was a 1.4x5.5, I think I can get the car a little bit better with a bit stiffer.

the rayspeed srings are good choice
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Old 08-27-2003, 02:05 PM
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Originally posted by Ko Racer
the rayspeed srings are good choice
KO...

what are you running F/R with the RS springs.... I just picked up some Red and White...'coz I saw them here at one point and haven't mounted them yet....
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Originally posted by rc-zombies
KO...

what are you running F/R with the RS springs.... I just picked up some Red and White...'coz I saw them here at one point and haven't mounted them yet....
dave told me to run the red front and white back and they are some nice springs and i also installed the new yoko shock caps with rayspeed bladders so im ready for this weekend/
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Old 08-27-2003, 02:15 PM
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Originally posted by Ko Racer
dave told me to run the red front and white back and they are some nice springs and i also installed the new yoko shock caps with rayspeed bladders so im ready for this weekend/
With the RS did you have to change the spring cups? RS springs are longer...
let us know how the Yok caps and RS bladders work out... I've got a set waiting to be installed.
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Originally posted by rc-zombies
With the RS did you have to change the spring cups? RS springs are longer...
let us know how the Yok caps and RS bladders work out... I've got a set waiting to be installed.
Im using the yoko spring cups and they seem to fit good but if there is someone with more info on this please fill us in before i hit the track with it
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Originally posted by Ko Racer
Im using the yoko spring cups and they seem to fit good but if there is someone with more info on this please fill us in before i hit the track with it
On my SD...I had to use the AE spring cups and ballends to make the RS spring work.... soon after.. RaySpeed released their spring cups to fit on Yok shock ends.
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Originally posted by Ko Racer
the rayspeed srings are good choice
I'm gonna stick with all alex racing, it makes it so much harder to identify the springs mixing them with different brands...
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Old 08-27-2003, 02:26 PM
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Originally posted by Ko Racer
dave told me to run the red front and white back and they are some nice springs and i also installed the new yoko shock caps with rayspeed bladders so im ready for this weekend/
How did you get the Yok shock caps and RS bladders to work, did you modify anything?
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Does rayspeed have a website?
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