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Old 05-16-2008, 10:03 AM   #1951
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I was wondering what would happen to your shock position. The shock angle will change right? Or should you compensate it with spacers or some other off-set construction? To illustrate: the position of the shocks on the shocktower will stay the same, but if you move the suspension arms (in your case to the front) the shock's bottom position will change, i.e. there will be an angle. How will this influence the driving caracteristics?

And to continue, how do you compensate (if you do), or how will the driving caracteristics be influenced if you move the rear and front suspension arms to the rear?

Hope I didn't ask to many questions.
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The angle of the shock should technically change the handling characteristics, but it would be such a small change I don't think it would be felt.

If you move everything to the rear, the car will mellow out on corner entry and have better more rear end grip.
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Old 05-16-2008, 10:05 AM   #1952
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Thanks Randy,

I'll be waiting for your setup!
No problem, I did post an update to my current setup sheet this past Sunday, it wouldn't be a bad starting point. Maybe for a big track keep the ackerman where it was on the origional setup.
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Any one try the EAST COAST bodies on asphalt? I keep reading very good things about these bodies...seem really good.
bro, i'm using east coast ls250 shell..it's work great on asphalt...very stable on high speed n cornering...bt it'll make ur car abit understeer....
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Old 05-16-2008, 11:52 AM   #1954
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Yes it's true, after 4 year with Schumacher, I'm trying something new. I'm picking up a car on Saturday. I'll be in here a bunch once I get a good feel for the car.

I ran 4 or 5 laps with Randy's car last weekend and was really impressed. I'm really looking forward to having something new to work with at the track.
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Old 05-16-2008, 11:59 AM   #1955
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Kerr is picking up his car on Saturday, he drove my car a few laps after the main this past Saturday and that's all it took.
A few laps and their hooked? That's awesome

Is he privateering for now or is he already on-board w/ Serpent?

Now to steal a couple more west coast drivers: hmmmm...

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Old 05-16-2008, 12:03 PM   #1956
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Yes it's true, after 4 year with Schumacher, I'm trying something new. I'm picking up a car on Saturday. I'll be in here a bunch once I get a good feel for the car.

I ran 4 or 5 laps with Randy's car last weekend and was really impressed. I'm really looking forward to having something new to work with at the track.
BREAKING NEWZ: Jon "King Cobra" Kerr Drives SSSSSSSSSSSSSSS400

That's awesome bro...the car is really good and simple to set up and get working right away. With Randy's experience w/ the car the last month or so should defenitely give you guys a tremendous edge.
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Old 05-16-2008, 12:40 PM   #1957
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Yes it's true, after 4 year with Schumacher, I'm trying something new. I'm picking up a car on Saturday. I'll be in here a bunch once I get a good feel for the car.

I ran 4 or 5 laps with Randy's car last weekend and was really impressed. I'm really looking forward to having something new to work with at the track.
And the best part..... It's not purple!!! Good to see your making the switch.
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As mentioned before I'm driving stock class (5 cell) and want to drive the comming weekend with a ratio of 4.5. Now I can reach that with a 102 spur and a 49 pinion, but I can also install a 92 spur and a 44 pinion, or a 98 spur and a 47 pinion etc. Does the size of the spur/pinion affect my speed or other thing on any way? Please let me know.
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A few laps and their hooked? That's awesome

Is he privateering for now or is he already on-board w/ Serpent?

Now to steal a couple more west coast drivers: hmmmm...

Jimmy Jacobson
Jimmy is gonna die with a Tamiya in his hands......LOL


What's so good about this car? Will someone clue my in?
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Old 05-16-2008, 03:46 PM   #1960
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Jimmy is gonna die with a Tamiya in his hands......LOL


What's so good about this car? Will someone clue my in?
You've driven Cyclones before? If you know what a good Cyclones drives like on asphalt, then the S400 gives you that but better corner speed, better quality parts, better rip and acceleration out of corners and much cheaper parts...

The S400 ball diff is much better than the HB Cyclone diff...the S400 diff screw doesnt snap, and its abit lighter for better acceleration.

THe S400 front Spool is much better too, and its much sturdier and the S400 drive train just pulls out harder out of corners and shoots straight to where you aim..all out.

THe S400 composites are stronger and better quality, and much cheaper: $3.50 for a pair of C-Hubs. No match.

Corner speed- the S400 is carries better corner speed. It stays a bit flatter on high speed corners better.

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As mentioned before I'm driving stock class (5 cell) and want to drive the comming weekend with a ratio of 4.5. Now I can reach that with a 102 spur and a 49 pinion, but I can also install a 92 spur and a 44 pinion, or a 98 spur and a 47 pinion etc. Does the size of the spur/pinion affect my speed or other thing on any way? Please let me know.
Tell us exactly what motor you'll be running...brushless stock in USA is 17.5, and Super Stock is 13.5, and PRO is 10.5 and below. Or maybe you're running brushed 27T motor...if so, using 5 cell?
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Yes it's true, after 4 year with Schumacher, I'm trying something new. I'm picking up a car on Saturday. I'll be in here a bunch once I get a good feel for the car.

I ran 4 or 5 laps with Randy's car last weekend and was really impressed. I'm really looking forward to having something new to work with at the track.
Gonna be good to have another person working on setup with me, seems like the BCR one is already nailed though.
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Tell us exactly what motor you'll be running...brushless stock in USA is 17.5, and Super Stock is 13.5, and PRO is 10.5 and below. Or maybe you're running brushed 27T motor...if so, using 5 cell?
I'll be running a Corally 19T black edition (hand out motor) or for other races I'm driving a SpeedPassion brushless 9.5 or a LRP Stock Spec 10.5. All races here in Europe are 5 cells
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Jon, you are going to love this car....

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Yes it's true, after 4 year with Schumacher, I'm trying something new. I'm picking up a car on Saturday. I'll be in here a bunch once I get a good feel for the car.

I ran 4 or 5 laps with Randy's car last weekend and was really impressed. I'm really looking forward to having something new to work with at the track.
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