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Old 02-26-2008, 05:50 PM   #4186
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how often, and how can the flex plates break? hits from the side? ill pick up a few, or actually, ill just wait until it happens, because they have tons of parts at the track.
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Old 02-26-2008, 06:26 PM   #4187
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i've had the car since it came out. i had one flex plate break cuz i got blasted by a touring car during open practice. other than that there has been no problems with them...at least that's the case for me.
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Old 02-26-2008, 06:58 PM   #4188
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how often, and how can the flex plates break? hits from the side? ill pick up a few, or actually, ill just wait until it happens, because they have tons of parts at the track.
It takes a real good hit to break them. I have still never broke one but adrian has Im sure we will see him respond to that.
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i've had the car since it came out. i had one flex plate break cuz i got blasted by a touring car during open practice. other than that there has been no problems with them...at least that's the case for me.
Ouch.. Those TC's leave a mark. doesnt that suck. Thats one of the reasons i dont go out much for open practice. The nitro cars always seem to like my car
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Old 02-27-2008, 05:31 AM   #4190
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My car didn't make the gallery A main......

Parts that break.. The flex plates take the brunt of most hits, just like the T-bar on RC124 type cars. I can change flex plate quickly ( I timed it 4 minutes 13 seconds ), a T-bar plate will take about 20 + minutes plus tweaking it...

But it takes a big hit to break them...
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:17 AM   #4191
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Old 02-27-2008, 09:20 AM   #4192
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My car didn't make the gallery A main......

Parts that break.. The flex plates take the brunt of most hits, just like the T-bar on RC124 type cars. I can change flex plate quickly ( I timed it 4 minutes 13 seconds ), a T-bar plate will take about 20 + minutes plus tweaking it...

But it takes a big hit to break them...
thinking about it, the flex plates are basically the hardest parts to change, but on the bmi, its not too bad, the stock thickness works best right, usually?
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The flex plates and center pivot are the 2 most time consuming parts to change besides front end parts. The nice part is that each flex plate comes out with 2 screws and the center pivot is 3 screws. The car is as easy to work on as it gets.
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yeah, i agree, very fun car to work on, because theres not much to do! lol
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thinking about it, the flex plates are basically the hardest parts to change, but on the bmi, its not too bad, the stock thickness works best right, usually?
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yeah, i agree, very fun car to work on, because theres not much to do! lol
Hmmm.... 253 seconds to change out a flex plate..... Actuall I did it in 68 seconds during a qualifier and was able to finiah the qualifier...... I bought and assembled the side pivot balls and flex plates ahead of time so if one was to break a quick swap out and back to racing!
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Anyone looking for DB12R I have one available here:

http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthread.php?t=207938

Great car but I need to go play in the dirt.
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Old 02-27-2008, 03:41 PM   #4198
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Hmmm.... 253 seconds to change out a flex plate..... Actuall I did it in 68 seconds during a qualifier and was able to finiah the qualifier...... I bought and assembled the side pivot balls and flex plates ahead of time so if one was to break a quick swap out and back to racing!
ooh, thats a really good idea, no need to do all the extra screws, thanks.
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hey jason, i saw that shreffler used black fiberglass .060 side plates at the birds on his set-up sheet. what thickness is the thin plates and the standard plates. something i want to try at our track is running the thinner side plates and set screws. we have so much traction at our track and i just cant seem to free up the rear of the car any more. also gonna try parma tires as well. i just cant seem to get my car to carve the corners. thanx bro.
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hey craig - the thin plates with screws and thick with screws feel nearly the same. both are quicker than without set screws. I had a 13.5t in one car and a 10.5t in the other. I ran 40wt/red spring with both think and thin plates at 360 last Saturday along with 0.018 front springs.

my next setup chgs will be trying the old skol and CRC front ends. I'm also going to finally try softer tires than purple or black front and grey rear.

btw - what are fast times on the new 360 layout? the best u could do was 12 flat but traction was low Saturday.
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