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Old 11-07-2009, 05:04 AM   #1816
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Nexus typically has the L shaped weights. I bought them and am currently using them, but truthfully, a strip of lead on the battery pack works just as good... I weighthed all my packs and got them to weight equally. Some of the packs, like the Orion pack, required lead to weight the same as the Thunder and SMC packs. I tried to match battery CGs as cell. This way the overall car balance is not changed as I changed batteries.

I use the L shape pieces to help support the battery from moving outboard. One of the larger trapezoidal pieces supports the battery from moving inboard.

For batteries with the molded cell tubes underneath, what I have done is insert the pack upsidedown. Then very carefully drilled through the battery case so I can insert the bullet connectors. I also ID the positive terminal with a dab of red paint. Works like a charm, allows the battery to seat nice and flat low on the chassis.
Thanks, but weight is not the issue (yet). I need to get the battery physically taped/strapped in the car first. Can't do because of where the corally tubes are. The Xray weights and Bitty Design tray move the battery outwards to clear the top deck.

Hadn't considered the drilling bit even a possibility
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Old 11-07-2009, 08:29 AM   #1817
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Currently my rear shocks (008) feel like the are not smooth.

I've tried changing the oil and the bottom O-ring on the shaft. HOwever it still does not feel smooth..

Am I missing something?
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Old 11-07-2009, 02:10 PM   #1818
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Did you bleed them? Air bubbles in the oil will make them feel "rough".
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Old 11-07-2009, 02:13 PM   #1819
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Did you bleed them? Air bubbles in the oil will make them feel "rough".
I let them sit for a while then bleed them out of the top. I tried adding Green slime to the o-ring, and this made one of them feel smooth..

Maybe I'll just let the other one sit for an hour or so to make sure the bubbles are out..
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Old 11-10-2009, 09:54 PM   #1820
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I let them sit for a while then bleed them out of the top. I tried adding Green slime to the o-ring, and this made one of them feel smooth..

Maybe I'll just let the other one sit for an hour or so to make sure the bubbles are out..
check that your shafts dont have a slight bend. even a slight bend will make the shock feel "grabby"
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Old 11-23-2009, 06:02 PM   #1821
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Default Has anyone tried the forward motor mount on the 008?

I ordered the 38t pulleys and lipo weights, but I wondered if the forward motor mount is worth it? I wish they would come out with a motor mount that's pushed in like the T3 as well. I race 21.5 rubber tires in Vintage Tans-Am. Can anyone comment on these parts?
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Old 11-23-2009, 06:49 PM   #1822
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I ordered the 38t pulleys and lipo weights, but I wondered if the forward motor mount is worth it? I wish they would come out with a motor mount that's pushed in like the T3 as well. I race 21.5 rubber tires in Vintage Tans-Am. Can anyone comment on these parts?
The forward motor does not work on the 008. The chassis does not have the holes unless you make them your self.

Just a question would a motor mount change make you a better driver? Running VTA I do not think either will help.
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Old 11-23-2009, 09:21 PM   #1823
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The forward motor does not work on the 008. The chassis does not have the holes unless you make them your self.

Just a question would a motor mount change make you a better driver? Running VTA I do not think either will help.

No, I'm just an average driver, but I wondered how it affects the car? If it adds more on power steering, then it could help me.
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Old 12-19-2009, 01:01 AM   #1824
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Default help me fit a silvercan, please...

Hi there.
I'm after some tips on fitting a silvercan into a 2008. I will fit, but wont be easy.

Whats the recommended spur/pinion size, I have the 34/20 pullies(1.77 ratio)
I need a good spur/pinion size for ease of mounting adjustment..

the spur has to be big enougth so that the holes give me access to the motor
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there isnt much adjustment range (left-right) to move the motor across so
piinion & spur mesh
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Old 12-19-2009, 06:36 AM   #1825
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I like using a 96 spur gear along with a 38 - 39 pinion on both my 17.5 and my VTA. Of course I just realized that is with a 1.70 so it ends up with a 4.185 with the 39 pinion. With a 1.77 you could go with a 40 or 41 and come up with about the same and it should fit without any problems. The 40 will give you a 4.250 and the 41 will give you a 4.147 fdr.
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i think last yr most folks found 104 as the ideal size for trans am in an xray. 42T=4.21:1

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Old 12-19-2009, 06:58 AM   #1827
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I like using a 96 spur gear along with a 38 - 39 pinion on both my 17.5 and my VTA. Of course I just realized that is with a 1.70 so it ends up with a 4.185 with the 39 pinion. With a 1.77 you could go with a 40 or 41 and come up with about the same and it should fit without any problems. The 40 will give you a 4.250 and the 41 will give you a 4.147 fdr.
The gear you are running and suggesting isn't VTA legal. Gearing is not to exceed a ratio of 4.2, just throwing that out there...
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kinda disappointed in myself for lettin this car sit on the bench unused for almost a yr. its a really nice car. yeh i had to fix some things from previous owner, but thats the norm isnt it. be nice to try that forward motor with a new plate, but no big deal. just an offroad guy who dabbles in this stuff just to try 'rug racing'.

who cares that its old. honestly.

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The gear you are running and suggesting isn't VTA legal. Gearing is not to exceed a ratio of 4.2, just throwing that out there...
You are absolutely correct, however he did not say that he was running VTA. I just stated that I run a 96 spur in both my VTA and my 17.5. I did state however that with a 96/40 his would come out to 4.250 which I'm pretty sure does not excede 4.2.

In my VTA I run a 96/38 which comes out to a 4.295 with my 1.700 ratio T2.
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Old 12-19-2009, 08:17 AM   #1830
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You are absolutely correct, however he did not say that he was running VTA. I just stated that I run a 96 spur in both my VTA and my 17.5. I did state however that with a 96/40 his would come out to 4.250 which I'm pretty sure does not excede 4.2.

In my VTA I run a 96/38 which comes out to a 4.295 with my 1.700 ratio T2.
I see that but with the 39 pinion you are illegal in VTA. Also what ESC are you running and what are your motor temps?
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