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Old 02-05-2003, 02:58 PM   #346
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The questions I have are:

a) Do you think spare support will be ok for the Type T?
b) Can you recommend a 2 way diff to replace the kit one way?
c) Does the car track straight and hold up after a small knock?
d) Does it work well with foams on carpet?
e) What 'hop-ups' would you recommend for the Type T?
f) What shell would you run on carpet?
g) What springs do you get with the kit and which other makes fit?

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a) Spares support is fine but you will have to order from HK or Integy.

b) Atlas make their own diff, perfect fit!

c) Like an arrow!

d) should do, stiff as anything and loads of steering.

e) Sway bars, springs, delrin diff O/D's and 6T motor!!

f) Stratus stratus stratus

g) fairly stiff blue ones, they are wider than most makes, Atlas do a good range and Associated springs fit if you flip the shock ring over.

If anyone disagrees with this please feel free to correct me
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Old 02-05-2003, 03:14 PM   #347
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Thanks for the advice.

Straight as an arrow + a 6T seem to = a brick wall and a broken car!!

Anyway, I've ordered the car and some spares from Integy:

YM8-209 - suspension arms
MH7-604 - diff protect seal
MH8-201 - flat head washer
MH8-467 - s/gear plate purple
MH8-472 - shafy maint kit
YM8-132 - servo saver spring
YM8-182 - hard urethane bumper

can't seem to get the YM8-321 Stablizer holder (purple) from Integy.... do you know anyway where I can order?

Also is it the Atlas 'Short' springs that fit the kit shock or is the short shock a completely different option? Do you know if Integy do a complete replacement diff (non oneway) or if you have to order all the bits.....

Finally, which sway bars come with the kit and which would you recommend?

thanks again,
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Old 02-05-2003, 03:23 PM   #348
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The questions I have are:

a) Do you think spare support will be ok for the Type T?
b) Can you recommend a 2 way diff to replace the kit one way?
c) Does the car track straight and hold up after a small knock?
d) Does it work well with foams on carpet?
e) What 'hop-ups' would you recommend for the Type T?
f) What shell would you run on carpet?
g) What springs do you get with the kit and which other makes fit?

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a) Spares support is fine but you will have to order from HK or Integy.

b) Atlas make their own diff, perfect fit!

c) Like an arrow!

d) should do, stiff as anything and loads of steering.

e) Sway bars, springs, delrin diff O/D's and 6T motor!!

f) Stratus stratus stratus

g) fairly stiff blue ones, they are wider than most makes, Atlas do a good range and Associated springs fit if you flip the shock ring over.

If anyone disagrees with this please feel free to correct me
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Old 02-05-2003, 03:24 PM   #349
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I hope you got the car off eBay. It's only $160USD that way.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...&category=2565

I ordered mine. So they don't come with sway bars?
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Old 02-05-2003, 03:52 PM   #350
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They come with sway bars but they aren't much good especially the front one. The car seems to be better with heavier ones. I made mine out of some music wire!

A build tip:

Put some cone washers over the sway bar holders, they are a bit flimsy.
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or get alum swaybar holders from atlas, they look cool too
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Old 02-05-2003, 11:24 PM   #352
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How's belt wear? I am getting an order ready. These are the right belts for a T, right?

MH8-463
MH8-464

Since I am doing the foams/carpet thing, I want to ditch the one-way. Should I get the YM8-101 diff or build a delrin one? Does the shaft lock or do I have to replace the pulley? How's the manual?

Hehe, my T is on it's way and I'm getting nervous.
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delrin, delrin, delrin.
- the steel diff outs are crazy heavy, and cause beaucoup wear on the pins in the dogbones. once you've worn the pins flat you'll have slop with any outdrive you use. unless you use aluminum or steel and open the slots to .125 to use a blade system from xray or rclab, i'd go with the delrin. my delrin outs from rclab have lasted 75 or better runs, and they show NO signs of wear. i'm actually quite surprised.

also, the layshaft one way is lockable via a setscrew that seats on a flat spot in the shaft.
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Hey, i have a used, complete diff with delrin outdrives Id sell for 20bux shipped. It does have some slop though.
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Old 02-10-2003, 07:35 PM   #355
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Which HK shop have you guys ordered from? I haven't ordered from ControlCentre yet, but I'll probably go with him. He's quick to respond to emails and 200g is $4 shipping 7-10 days. Thats cheap.
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I'm thinking about trading a xxxs g-plus for a T-34(new model)Both cars only have a few runs on them,The only reason I'm thinking about trading is,1 I dont really like my xxxs that much,2 I race for the fun of it.What do you guy's think?Is the atlas a good car?As far as parts support goes I have to order parts for both my TCs anyway,my LHS does not stock parts for them.(Losi & Yokomo)Should I do this trade?
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xxxcat - do it. the car is very capable. i'll be getting mine to the track this sunday for the first time. i'll report back soon after. it's building up nicely.
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Default Diff Balls for Atlas YM34

Just to let you all know, Team Losi produce 3/32" diff balls which fit the Atlas - apologies if you all knew this but I thought I'd let you know as I had trouble sourcing the Atlas part.

The Team Losi p/n is A-6951 - these are the carbide balls so they are a bit expensive!
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I'll vouch for that too. The car is very capable and very strong as well. I think you would be able to keep the car on the road with only a few spares. front C-hubs are the only thing on the car I can see would ever break, if you broke an Atlas arm you would be very unlucky.

And thanks seaball, the steering mod made the world of difference.
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awesome john. i just set mine up the same way for this weekend. i'm so excited to run it.

i'm not too happy with the camber postions in the front though. all of the holes in the tower are too high to give the suspension any dynamic camber gain. what i mean is the the link and the arm are parallel. the wheel doesn't get any real camber gain until far into it's travel. i'll likely have to run 2* or more of camber to account for chassis roll. i'm now worried that this will inhibit turn in. who knows. just judging from what i see so far.

anybody know what value the inboard toe is for the rear suspension b block? i mounted up some 1* hubs, but i've got way more than that now. i guess i can measure the distance of the pins at front and rear and backfeed.

other than that, it's coming along nicely. how is everyone's left/right balance when your car is race ready? i'm thinking i'll have to reserve a spot for the transponder on the electronics side, rather than in the bumper, to weigh down that side appropriatly. let me know.

oh, and thanks for the heads up keithander with the diff balls.

later gang.
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