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Old 05-28-2007, 09:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Big B
I beg to differ Adrian, up here at SIR a few people are having alot of sucess with link cars. But they have a lot more experiance than me with 1/12th, from a beginners standpoint (ME ) a T-Bar on asphault was the way I was directed.
You will see what I mean in a few weeks. The AE and CEFX guys will dominate.

The DB12R is a complete car kit.
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Old 05-28-2007, 10:00 PM
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I am sure we will see almost everyone running a T-Bar up here, it seems to be the most used on asphault. I was just saying for our club Kuney and Shane have had alot of success with the Pod, I admittedly have not raced or seen a national , nor have I been running electric long,
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by the way Adrian, I wasnt trying contradict you just throw in my $0.02, I mean $0.05 cent , I have great respect for you and Schumacher, I can't wait to see how Weylin and JayBee do with the new rides, may even pick one up myself once I payoff the morgage I took out to get my 007
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Dose the D12R use Damper Tubes? I see there are ball studs above the U-Plate, is that what they are for?
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Originally Posted by Big B
Dose the D12R use Damper Tubes? I see there are ball studs above the U-Plate, is that what they are for?
yes it uses damper tubes
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Old 05-29-2007, 08:44 PM
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Who makes that car?

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Who makes that car?

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BMI its the DB12R
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Thanks. That is what I thought but wanted to confirm. Looks good.

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Old 05-29-2007, 09:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Big B
Dose the D12R use Damper Tubes? I see there are ball studs above the U-Plate, is that what they are for?

that picture is of the prototype car.those are actually small standoffs i used to hold them in place for a progress pic.here is a more recent pic.
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there are 2 set screws in place of the standoffs in the other pics.what i did was use them for tension adjustment on the pivot balls.the set screw pushes on a small delrin ball washer that sits on the pivot ball underneath the flex plate.this allows you to adjust the tension on the pivot balls for optimum free movement of the pod with no play in the pivot assembly.the pivot balls are similar to the xray pivot balls for there touring car.i made them out of stainless steel and broached the tops to fit a hex wrench so they are easy to tighten.you can access them through the hole for the set screw.
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Old 05-30-2007, 07:36 AM
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Wow,

That car is very cool looking! Do you run it on ashphalt or carpet. Why do you prefer it over the conventional link or t-bar cars? Anything that is prone to breaking?
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Yeah, it is a very well thought out rear suspension. I am going to be purchasing a new 1/12th car this coming fall (after running the same Rev.3 for 5 years) and that just got added to my short list.

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Rich,

You are very fast no matter what you run! See you at Haloween and Cleveland!

You going to continue to run stock? or 19t?
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Heh - thanks. I seem to be getting slower the older I get, however.

I am looking at going to the Halloween Classic again this year, even tho I got my butt kicked last year. But, hey, that's racing!

I'm going to run brushless mod and the 19-turn equivalent this year. Those two classes have been growing very nicely at CEFX.

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Originally Posted by march to my own
Wow,

That car is very cool looking! Do you run it on ashphalt or carpet. Why do you prefer it over the conventional link or t-bar cars? Anything that is prone to breaking?
the rear suspencion is very strong!! and i know because i wreck little bit and it still holding up strong
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