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Old 08-25-2005, 10:16 AM
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hey has anyone got one of those heatsink motor plates. i was thinking about getting them for my cars but for $35 bcuks each i dont really know if they are worth it and how much cooling they accually give.

also i was looking through RC model and i was looking for another set of caron camper plates. but i could only find the plates without spacers. i thought there was a kit with spacers, am i wrong? if so where do i find the spacers because i couldnt find them
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Old 08-25-2005, 10:20 AM
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hey has anyone got one of those heatsink motor plates. i was thinking about getting them for my cars but for $35 bcuks each i dont really know if they are worth it and how much cooling they accually give.

also i was looking through RC model and i was looking for another set of caron camper plates. but i could only find the plates without spacers. i thought there was a kit with spacers, am i wrong? if so where do i find the spacers because i couldnt find them
yes...the motor heatsink plate is a pain in the butt to tighten the screw on the pinion... if you're in the market of getting a motor plate...get the new '05 version...put the motor forward 2mm..better messing with the pinion and spur gear easier access..

the CF plate has spacers and all the hardware you need... if you need an set...contact Allspeed Hobbies they have some instock. the link is on my sig...
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what i wanted about the heatsink plate was does it accually help heat. i already have myself some 05 plates, well cut stock ones, but heat is always an issue and i didnt know if a heat sink plate accually helps because not very much air runs accross the pate.

for the camber plate in the picute on rc model doesnt show the spacers so i was a bit concerned.
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Old 08-25-2005, 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by fjm9898
what i wanted about the heatsink plate was does it accually help heat. i already have myself some 05 plates, well cut stock ones, but heat is always an issue and i didnt know if a heat sink plate accually helps because not very much air runs accross the pate.

for the camber plate in the picute on rc model doesnt show the spacers so i was a bit concerned.
Heastink mounts works some-what..but a clip-on motor heatsink will probably work alot better since is covering a bigger area (the can) and fins to dissapate the heat.

for the CF plates..if the pics show they are packaged..then they might be behind the plates or instructions..they are seperately packaged inside.
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Old 08-25-2005, 11:23 AM
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yea i didnt think the plate is worth $35 probably does to little for so much $$.

hey rc which do you like better the carbon camber plate or the aluminum one. i have carbon on my car now but i waswondering if there is any difference besides look and $10 more for the aluminum one
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the CF plate looks really nice on the car..but a pain to mount the ball studs and tiny lock-nut...
the aluminum ones are nice...wish I still have mine.. may have to buy another set....
the Jet version is just as good as HPI's aluminum mounts....and cheaper!!! $17.00usd
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What do the plates help with? I didn't notice any change in camber during suspension travel due to the flex of the plate.
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Originally Posted by Pro4Capece
What do the plates help with? I didn't notice any change in camber during suspension travel due to the flex of the plate.
Hey, what center bearing did you remove? The one that the motor plate part clamps down on? Wouldn't you need that to hold the shaft in place? I would think the torque from the motor would kind of push the shaft out of place if that bearing wasn't in...
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Originally Posted by Pro4Capece
What do the plates help with? I didn't notice any change in camber during suspension travel due to the flex of the plate.
some have broken the stock parts in a very hard crash...I've suffered through multiple roll-overs and jumps like evil kanevil and not broken it...
I did install the CF ones...just more eye-candy....
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Old 08-25-2005, 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by josh69162
Hey, what center bearing did you remove? The one that the motor plate part clamps down on? Wouldn't you need that to hold the shaft in place? I would think the torque from the motor would kind of push the shaft out of place if that bearing wasn't in...
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Yes, that center bearing. I will be putting it back on to run mod this Saturday, but then it comes right off for stock racing. It give the tranny alot more freespin when it's off.
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Old 08-25-2005, 01:48 PM
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My son stripped a ballstud out of the rear mount but I suspect it wasn't totally screwed in. I bought his car second hand (built be never run) and the person who built it didn't do that great of a job. Partially my fault since I didn't go over the entire car before the first race. I have now though and found several fixes.
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Old 08-25-2005, 02:18 PM
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Default camber plates

hpi camber plates: (not sure about jet)
stock plastic plates = 2 holes
cf plates = 4 holes
al plates = 5 holes

also al plates are tapped so you dont have to deal with a lame nut like on cf parts. tho they are heavier some and much more $$
the cf also hve the advantage that they are a builtin upper deck mod, that is the ones i saw kept the screw head far below the upper deck.

i say open ur wallet, if you can afford al (hpi or jet) then get them, and if not then get cf
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Old 08-25-2005, 02:23 PM
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jet aluminum mounts have 4 holes and cost $17.00 from rcmodel..

cheaper than HPI's CF mounts. and almost half of HPI's aluminum version.
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Quick question need more high speed steering car is pushing in the high speed sweeper at the end of the straight any quick fixes out door asphalt smooth sprayed with soda med bite rubber tires
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2 deg. rear block.
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