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Old 05-12-2009, 11:43 PM   #376
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Hi Guys,

The ROAR rules were definitely written so everyone will have to add some weight to their car. As new batteries come out, the capacity will go up, and so will the weight. I would guess about an ounce or so by the Fall.

So yes, you're going to have to add a chunk of weight for a while, but it will shrink as the new batts come out.

My personal car is about 14 grams light. I built it with all steel screws. That's honestly the 1st place I would add weight if I were you. There's no reason to run Aluminum underneath your chassis. All you're doing is raising your CG. You can probably gain 2/3rds of an ounce just by replacing your chassis screws with steel.

For any added lead, I always like to fit it between the roll over and the back of the servo. It has the least effect on steering/rotation.

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Old 05-13-2009, 06:42 AM   #377
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hey guys, be aware that I think the price on readytorunrc.com is just a intro price. I am not sure what the new lipo kits will actually cost. so if you want one, you better buy them while they are in stock at readytorunrc.com
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:41 AM   #378
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Hi Guys,

The website is updated with the final production pics of the Rev5Lipo. The kit comes standard with the Aluminum Bulkheads, new HPS shock, and Avid Racing Bearings.

The on-line shop will be updated with all the new part #'s in a day or two.

Alex, there will be a conversion kit available also. It actually has the chassis, bottom plate, and tweak brace.

Dumas actually got the first batch already sent down to Texas, so if you can't wait I would contact him....I'm guessing they go pretty quick.

New pics:
http://www.teamspeedmerchant.com/news.html

Have a great week.-Bruce


Thanks Bruce!....... Going to get that conversion kit when it becomes available......... Want to be ready for the Fall Season!

Have a great summer!
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Old 05-16-2009, 10:20 AM   #379
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The new, super cool, way ahead of the game, Rev.5 Lipo is now available in the on-line store.

Click HERE to be faster than everyone else.
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Old 05-16-2009, 10:27 AM   #380
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Hey Bruce, do your vehicles use ASE or Metric hardware?

I need to know if i go ahead with a few of your vehicles
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Old 05-16-2009, 11:12 AM   #382
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A couple of guys had the new Rev5 LiPo version running this weekend running real good out of the gate. I think this kit will be part of a winning combo.
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yeah, i was only 2 laps down from dumas. this is like having super powers. too bad that dumas had the same super powers from the lipo kit as well. lol
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My new SM rev5 lipo edition waiting on parts.

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Looks great Will!
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So... how are people liking their Rev 5L? I've heard a lot of good things from JoelV but am still just looking at my car in its box.

Who out there is planning on attending IIC Vegas this year? Which classes are you planning on running? I'll be signing up for 1/12th 17.5T (and Rubber Tire 13.5T).
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