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Old 05-12-2009, 10:25 PM
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Originally Posted by s13evo View Post
Anyone on this thread a sponsered TRF tamiya driver?
nope but i do keep them in buisness by crashing a lot

when building my TRF416we do i need to use the spacers under the suspension arms as per the instuctions or can i leave them out to get less roll centre ???

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Old 05-12-2009, 10:30 PM
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Originally Posted by sidecarphil1 View Post
nope but i do keep them in buisness by crashing a lot

when building my TRF416we do i need to use the spacers under the suspension arms as per the instuctions or can i leave them out to get less roll centre ???

building it tonight
Jilles says they are necessary, otherwise the rear end feels too stuck. The good thing is that they slip in by simply loosening the screws, so you can give a quick "before & after" during practice...
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Old 05-12-2009, 11:04 PM
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I always run .5 under the rear, even in really low grip

If you are running on tarmac, I recommend Jilles Groskamp's base setup available in the "ask Jilles" thread on Ed's site (thard.co.uk). Ed's also got a great things to know section which includes build tips
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:14 AM
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That spool is a good idea, just be sure to use grease on your driveshaft pins or the steel will pit and need to be replaced anyway.

s13evo - What info are you looking for?
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Old 05-13-2009, 05:20 AM
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Originally Posted by CraigM View Post
you guys breaking spool cups see this?

http://shopping.rcmodel.hk/product_i...kb5u6pc8pf5083
Yup yup.. but I havnt seen that on any other site .... Order up!
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Old 05-13-2009, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by CraigM View Post
you guys breaking spool cups see this?

http://shopping.rcmodel.hk/product_i...kb5u6pc8pf5083

I had the same breaking issue, but Martin Crisp suggested going to a slightly longer driveshaft, he used 46mm, which puts the pin in a little deeper into the cup and takes a lot of the stress off the tip of the cup. This fixed the issue for me.
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Originally Posted by Johnny Wishbone View Post
I had the same breaking issue, but Martin Crisp suggested going to a slightly longer driveshaft, he used 46mm, which puts the pin in a little deeper into the cup and takes a lot of the stress off the tip of the cup. This fixed the issue for me.
yes HK same had this case !
this product had issue .
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I never broke a single spool cup with the 46mm shafts, since switching to the 44mm to reduce chatter I've only broken one, and that was a solid hit
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I got the limited black pulley's
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Originally Posted by Grizzbob View Post
That's about what my experience was with the LTC-R. I tried it at the Novak Race(in Milwaukee, WI back in Janurary, Scotty Ernst's home track), & I never really could get comfortable with it. It wasn't bad, but it just felt like an all-or-nothing kind of body, it either feels great or feels terrible to me. I think it's aggressive enough that if your setup's not sopt on, then it'll magnify the problem, while it seems to me that the Speed6 is a bit more forgiving(& based on that I went back to the Speed6 after I got home from the Novak Race). I'm sure there are plenty of drivers that'll love it, but I don't think it's the body for everyone.....
On another note, I've just been wowed by how well my car's been working, just trying some of the things that I've learned from this thread(& of course Ed's site). I can't remember having a car this stable & consistent, as well as responsive to adjustments. In truth, I think the car's better than me.....
haha... your not the only one!
Had mine going really well last weekend, was up at West London practising for the first national this coming weekend. My setup probably isn't that far off Jilles' worlds setup, although with softer oil, slightly shorter wheel base, and no anti-dive (WLRC has some big bummps right on the racing lines). Felt so good on new boots, loads of front end, but very stable too... needs a slight tweak for when we have to run older boots (which will happen), but otherwise was going very well... the speed was there, just not the consitancy, and that is purely down to the guy with the thumbs... hopefully I can pull it together at the weekend

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What tricks are you guys using to get more mid-corner steering (carpet) with the spool?
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Originally Posted by B18C Turbo View Post
I got the limited black pulley's
So do I but .. whats the big deal. the white ones not good enough ?
I thought it would be good for spares . Do you think theres any difference ?
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its the sickest mod i've ever done to a touring car

the white ones blow, they dont fit the style of the 416
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A pack of black Rit dye goes a loooong way...
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