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Old 03-30-2004, 04:46 AM
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Derek,
cant wait for lazer to start up. I am looking forward to running the pro4 this year and was hoping you'd point me in the right direction for a starting set up. I was up at larrys last weekend and nobody I swear nobody has parts in michigan or ohio so hopfully that will change before on road starts
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Old 03-30-2004, 05:07 AM
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Hey Randy-I'm just going to start with the stock setup and go from there. Riders in Ypsi and The Hub in Lansing have some parts. Seems like the LHS on the east coast are at the bottom of the food chain.
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Here's one of the happiest Pro 4 owners from the Nats...Great run in the main Teacher, you schooled them!

LOL you caught Pro4 owner Rob King in the background also....holding the silver car :P
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Originally posted by The Teacher
Proteus, did you hook a brotha up???

David Joor, wish you could have ran the HPI at the Nats, I really needed setup help. That BMI chassis looked like the way to go, do you know how we can go about getting one???

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Originally posted by Downforce
I seen David Joors car and talked to him for a few minutes. I'm not sure the lower 3 mm chassis is needed. The upper deck did raise and eyebrow. If you do use a 3mm chassis I see 3d cutting is a high priority. The thickness of the chassis changes your roll centers and cg too much. 3d cutting will take care of that.
As TeamPRP mentioned, the .5mm is not enough to justify a jump in geometry changes since everything is raised .5mm. If you added milling cuts to lower the stuff back down, the front and rear would have to be almost completely cut out so that you could get the arms down, pivot blocks, and the diff housing which in my experience would allow the nose and the rear to flex making the 3mm chassis close to worthless for the most part.
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Old 03-30-2004, 07:52 AM
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Default Pro 4 keeps veering right.

Been trying to keep my pro 4 going straight but to no avail. It keeps veering to the right. I followed the manual closely when building it. What can be wrong? Anybody has any ideas to correct it? Thank you.
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Originally posted by TSR6
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Now it all makes sense. thanks I was bangin' my head on that one.
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Doug - I would use some springs from the Super Nitro. I used the stock springs that came with the kit. Meaning super Nitro Kit. They worked really good. As far as the pro-4. No clue, what so ever. Hope this helps.

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Old 03-30-2004, 08:44 AM
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Originally posted by Ares17
Been trying to keep my pro 4 going straight but to no avail. It keeps veering to the right. I followed the manual closely when building it. What can be wrong? Anybody has any ideas to correct it? Thank you.
My mate had this problem .... if you look at the graphite plate that attaches to the servo saver, it is probably not centered. Even if you fiddle with trim it will not help. Need to adjust the length of the turnbuckle attached to servo.

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Old 03-30-2004, 09:29 AM
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Question about the Pro 4 Set-up guides in the Manual.

How can MORE castor give you more turn in and less exit steering

Coxy.
From my experience, LESS Caster (smaller #) results in more low speed steering, with a loss of steering in high speed corners.

MORE Caster (Larger #) results in more high speed steering, with a loss of steering in low speed corners.

This has been the general rule for all of the Cars that I've ever driven Electric or Nitro.

For fine tuning turn-in and exit steering, I would work on Shock mounting positions.
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robk, so you made the extentions for your steering knuckles at the Nats??? You car did carry more speed through the corner than mine, I'll have to try it....

Downforce, thanks for letting me use your drill bit for the hubs. I should have tried your trick on the front hubs as well...
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Originally posted by rc-zombies
no...
what did you read...?

a link would be helpful.. for those who don't want to look...
Sorry, if i confused you guys. I just wonder that name of spurgear. It`s mean at that spurgear is made by Xenon?
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Hey guys here are some pics of my New Pro-4...man this thing is sweet....I cant wait to get more wheel time with it.


http://home.comcast.net/~anthony.isl...oms/pro4_4.jpg

http://home.comcast.net/~anthony.isl...oms/pro4_3.jpg

http://home.comcast.net/~anthony.isl...oms/pro4_2.jpg

http://home.comcast.net/~anthony.isl...stoms/pro4.jpg
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Derek,
yeah chuck hooked me up last weekend on a steering knuckle I need a front arm and few other things but I am sure this parts shortage will clear up soon.
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Originally posted by RandyB
Derek,
yeah chuck hooked me up last weekend on a steering knuckle I need a front arm and few other things but I am sure this parts shortage will clear up soon.
what are you guys doing to the steering knuckle? making them longer?
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