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Old 03-30-2008, 03:07 AM
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Jason, what I'm looking for and probably a lot of others is a simple rear ride height adjuster that doesn't require the need to use the current ride height adjusters. Serpent have a cam adjustment in the rear pod on their new car I believe.

What can you come up with????
I havent really thought about it because the existing setup has always been very good and solid. The serpent car has a few things that are a little different but as burt stated, a cam does slightle change wheelbase and also if there is a locator pin,which without a clamp there needs to be, you will need to still remove the axle otherwise it will slip. I can look further into the matter and see if i can come up with something but like i said, i never really thought about it until this point. Thanks for the input on the matter. I always need to know what customers are looking for so i can always improve.
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Old 03-30-2008, 07:26 AM
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I can look further into the matter and see if i can come up with something but like i said, i never really prove.
Jason, you have a sketch in your email. Hope it sets you thinking more on this idea

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Originally Posted by InspGadgt View Post
You really can't get much simpler design wise then the current ride height adapters.
But it can be improved and that's what Jason likes to do
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Old 03-30-2008, 12:02 PM
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Thanks for all the support Jason. The car was good started fourth and finished fourth in the A had some bad luck at our local club race.

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Old 03-30-2008, 03:40 PM
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hey guys how should i mount the ball studs on the servo saver for the angled position?is it better to have it in the front, or back?
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Hey Jason,
My DB12R was running great today. I managed to win the "B" with it. I really like this car because of the durability, which keeps me on the track more. Which has really helped me get better after my 8 week hiatus from RC. My best lap time has dropped by .3 seconds every week. With my other 12th by another manufacturer, I was always having tweak issues and parts popping out and breaking because of the smallest hits. Thanks Jason and keep up the good work.
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Old 03-30-2008, 05:07 PM
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Anybody, I've just installed my SpeedPassion GT and Novak 10.5 (with 13mm rotor) in my DB12R and I'm looking for suggestions on what a good starting point to set the GT and a good rollout number. I'm running on an asphalt track, (the Bass Pro Shop parking lot in the Jackson-Pearl, Miss. area) It's a 160 - 180 x 80 - 90 foot track, not bad on traction when the VHT is sprayed down.

Thanks for any help!
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Originally Posted by protc3 View Post
I havent really thought about it because the existing setup has always been very good and solid. The serpent car has a few things that are a little different but as burt stated, a cam does slightle change wheelbase and also if there is a locator pin,which without a clamp there needs to be, you will need to still remove the axle otherwise it will slip. I can look further into the matter and see if i can come up with something but like i said, i never really thought about it until this point. Thanks for the input on the matter. I always need to know what customers are looking for so i can always improve.

Hi Jason,
Since you asked...

I would really like it if you could make a rear ride-height adjuster set that accomodates 1/2" flanged bearings instead of the standard 3/8" size.

I'm also curious to see your rear pod droop adjuster gadget you referenced a few weeks ago.

Thanks,
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Originally Posted by Chemical X View Post
Hi Jason,
Since you asked...

I would really like it if you could make a rear ride-height adjuster set that accomodates 1/2" flanged bearings instead of the standard 3/8" size.

I'm also curious to see your rear pod droop adjuster gadget you referenced a few weeks ago.

Thanks,
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I think Jason already looked into this earlier. If i remember correctly, it would require the redesign of the rear pod plates.
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Also, after thinking about it on my way home, i have made my decision on the lowered pod plates. The car will continue to come with the standard pod plates and i will offer the super low ones as an option. I need to keep to an industry standard for the kit but i can do it with no problems as an aftermarket part.
super low pod plates

when will these be available?
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Originally Posted by thunderbt3 View Post
I think Jason already looked into this earlier. If i remember correctly, it would require the redesign of the rear pod plates.
It's been done. Check out Brian Bodine's new Slapmaster which has 1/4" x 1/2" bearings.
http://www.rctech.net/forum/attachme...1&d=1204054112

He discusses it on post # 366 here. http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthre...140902&page=13
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Originally Posted by Ferrarimk13 View Post
hey guys how should i mount the ball studs on the servo saver for the angled position?is it better to have it in the front, or back?
nobody?
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Originally Posted by Ferrarimk13 View Post
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use the two screws towards the back of the chassis
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Originally Posted by aca View Post
Anybody, I've just installed my SpeedPassion GT and Novak 10.5 (with 13mm rotor) in my DB12R and I'm looking for suggestions on what a good starting point to set the GT and a good rollout number. I'm running on an asphalt track, (the Bass Pro Shop parking lot in the Jackson-Pearl, Miss. area) It's a 160 - 180 x 80 - 90 foot track, not bad on traction when the VHT is sprayed down.

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We run ~70mm roll out with an SP GT and 10.5 in a DB12R on tracks that size. Use all the default GT settings.
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