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Old 07-29-2009, 07:50 PM
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Building my first WE kit, I've been rocking two original cars since day one. Man, it's a work of art.

So how much different is this WE chassis going to be with its batteries moved forward? I see the TRF guys all seem to prefer the original?
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Old 07-29-2009, 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by syndr0me View Post
Building my first WE kit, I've been rocking two original cars since day one. Man, it's a work of art.

So how much different is this WE chassis going to be with its batteries moved forward? I see the TRF guys all seem to prefer the original?
I'm not a tamiya or TRF guy... but usually batteries further forward make the car a little smoother and easier to drive. It doesn't have as much weight of the rear, so there is less weight transfer to the front of the car off throttle and through the middle of the corner.

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Old 07-29-2009, 08:18 PM
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yeah you can

i do

i use silver / gold
Sidecar,

Do you have the exact part numbers for the HPI springs you use?

Thanks,

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Originally Posted by Korey Harbke View Post
I'm not a tamiya or TRF guy... but usually batteries further forward make the car a little smoother and easier to drive. It doesn't have as much weight of the rear, so there is less weight transfer to the front of the car off throttle and through the middle of the corner.

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Hmm, okay. Losing mid-corner steering would be unfortunate, it seems like I'm always looking for it with the spool.
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Originally Posted by syndr0me View Post
Hmm, okay. Losing mid-corner steering would be unfortunate, it seems like I'm always looking for it with the spool.
Just quit your whining and wheel it! If you don't I'm going to have to hijack this thread and tell you to get a HB cyclone... just kiddin.
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:13 PM
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do you guys replace the shock shaft
when the ti-coating wears off?
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Originally Posted by Thirtybird View Post
The diff half does work, been doing it that way all along, but I'm still considering the muchmore tool for my diff rings.

A. it's magnetic and going to hold onto the diff ring
B. it's a lot easier to hold perfectly upright due to its shape (compared to a diff outdrive). The last thing I want are my fingers cramping up from sanding diff rings!
I thought you were used to holding small things .
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Originally Posted by B18C Turbo View Post
do you guys replace the shock shaft
when the ti-coating wears off?
I usually change the shafts when the coating is gone.
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why?
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Originally Posted by Skitee View Post
I usually change the shafts when the coating is gone.
If you are wearing your coatings off you most likely have dirt packing up in the bottom O-ring. removing the spring cup and taking a brush to carefully remove debris from this area will make the shafts and seals last much more... lol sorry much longer :|
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:21 PM
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Although the difference would be very slight there will be a differing level of smoothness on the shaft, this may affect the shocks operation and if one shaft's coating has worn off and the other hasn't then you may have two shocks operating differently.
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:24 PM
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Originally Posted by John St.Amant View Post
If you are wearing your coatings off you most likely have dirt packing up in the bottom O-ring. removing the spring cup and taking a brush to carefully remove debris from this area will make the shafts and seals last much more... lol sorry much longer :|
Thanks John I try to keep everything as clean as possible between runs anyway, we only run outdoors here and most of the tracks are blown off and prepped but they're still dusty. So eventually they wear anyway.
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Originally Posted by Skitee View Post
Thanks John I try to keep everything as clean as possible between runs anyway, we only run outdoors here and most of the tracks are blown off and prepped but they're still dusty. So eventually they wear anyway.
Its good to keep coated shafts on all 4 indeed.
That coating is in fact a wear indicator. And do need replacing.
If it leaks is that an STD?
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Originally Posted by Korey Harbke View Post
Just quit your whining and wheel it! If you don't I'm going to have to hijack this thread and tell you to get a HB cyclone... just kiddin.
Of all the advice I see on this site, I really think this is the best. And I mean it. I think we tend to overanalyze things way too much, and overlook the importance of being able to adapt easily.

The Cyclone is a beautiful car! I have the pleasure of racing against one (in the hands of a team driver) a couple times a week. I think it suffers a bit from the same problem as Tamiya in the US, which is good parts support from the hobby shops.
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Originally Posted by syndr0me View Post
Of all the advice I see on this site, I really think this is the best. And I mean it. I think we tend to overanalyze things way too much, and overlook the importance of being able to adapt easily.

The Cyclone is a beautiful car! I have the pleasure of racing against one (in the hands of a team driver) a couple times a week. I think it suffers a bit from the same problem as Tamiya in the US, which is good parts support from the hobby shops.
WHAT ?! I got all the parts I need for my 416....
All I gotta do is ask.
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