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Old 07-14-2008, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by InspGadgt View Post
I'll give that a try, won't that decrease rear traction though? Oh I forgot...I have the battery in the middle setting at the moment. I tried the foward setting when I first built the car but didn't have enough rear traction so I moved it back.
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by InspGadgt View Post
I'll give that a try, won't that decrease rear traction though? Oh I forgot...I have the battery in the middle setting at the moment. I tried the foward setting when I first built the car but didn't have enough rear traction so I moved it back.

Pod droop will increase rear traction. Going thicker in the tubes will add steering so you may want to go back to a gold center spring if you lose too much traction. It will keep the car flatter so you may not lose rear bite.
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Old 07-14-2008, 06:05 PM
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Sweet...sounds good. Are you measuring droop from the back of the pod or from the pivot?
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Old 07-14-2008, 07:53 PM
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Originally Posted by InspGadgt View Post
Sweet...sounds good. Are you measuring droop from the back of the pod or from the pivot?
Hey Burt, Jason gives an explaination on how to measure pod droop on page 49 post #1447
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Ok cool...just wanted to make sure because I've seen it done a couple of different ways.
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Originally Posted by protc3 View Post
Measuring pod droop in degrees is a pain in the azz What we do is measure the ride height on a flat surface. Then we lift the car slowly from the ballstud on the pod top plate until the shock fully extends and starts to lift the car. You want to lift it until the rear wheels are just about to leave the ground and then measure your ride height at the same area. The difference between the 2 ride heights in mm will give you the droop amount.
Found the pod droop measurement thanks Now looking at this there should be a way to calculate how far the pod should drop from level on setup blocks using geometry. With that it would make it easier to measure. Now to brush up on my geometry
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Old 07-15-2008, 12:36 PM
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Where is everyone getting parts on-line.
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Old 07-15-2008, 02:20 PM
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You can get BMI parts directly from BMI at www.bmiracing.com or from Stormer Hobbies at www.stormerhobbies.com. I bring in parts for our guys here in Hawaii and once my site is eventually fixed you'll be able to get them there too.
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Originally Posted by POUNDITRACING View Post
Where is everyone getting parts on-line.
I carry all the BMI parts if your looking for a on line store.
Just PM me for info.
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Old 07-15-2008, 07:19 PM
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Here's our local track...location always the same but the layout changes every 2 races
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Originally Posted by InspGadgt View Post
Here's our local track...location always the same but the layout changes every 2 races

Looks nice, what are you using to sperate the track, fire hose?
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where can I get a DB12R? is direct from BMI (currently out of stock by the look of it) the only option? I'm in oz btw so need somewhere that ships international

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You can get BMI parts directly from BMI at www.bmiracing.com or from Stormer Hobbies at www.stormerhobbies.com. I bring in parts for our guys here in Hawaii and once my site is eventually fixed you'll be able to get them there too.
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where can I get a DB12R? is direct from BMI (currently out of stock by the look of it) the only option? I'm in oz btw so need somewhere that ships international
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Yup I stole 3rd from InspGadgt on Sunday

I am very happy with my car! I have not driven it for over a month after letting a friend run it at the race before this one. And despite the lay off it was easy to get back in the groove with my DB12R!

I have said it before and will say it again I Love My DB12R
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