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Old 11-06-2013, 08:56 AM
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The CRX is MWB correct?
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Originally Posted by cartix
The CRX is MWB correct?
Yes it is
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Old 11-06-2013, 10:30 AM
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So lets say I'm not planning on doing any racing that requires the chassis to be all tamiya parts. What other ways can I lengthen the chassis to 225mm without the kit? (or are there ways to build the lengthening kit so that it can be easily removed?)
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Originally Posted by pizzaboy192
So lets say I'm not planning on doing any racing that requires the chassis to be all tamiya parts. What other ways can I lengthen the chassis to 225mm without the kit? (or are there ways to build the lengthening kit so that it can be easily removed?)
Which chassis are you running?

Here is one way to do it, and there is a lot of good information on the site too.
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Old 11-06-2013, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by monkeyracing
What are these made of? Pics look like plastic. Might still be a better, less fragile option than the 3Racing link set.
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Some sort of plastic. I had the 3 racing links on my Xevo, my set bound up the front suspension, couple of bad ball cups.
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Old 11-06-2013, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by kwkride
Which chassis are you running?

Here is one way to do it, and there is a lot of good information on the site too.
M03 SWB. Will that trick get me to 225?

EDIT: shoulda read it. That looks like it should work, and that'll be easier to switch my fiancee's car between her Mini and the Civic I own.
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Originally Posted by AngryRog
Set up a carpet mini...




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Originally Posted by pizzaboy192
M03 SWB. Will that trick get me to 225?

EDIT: shoulda read it. That looks like it should work, and that'll be easier to switch my fiancee's car between her Mini and the Civic I own.
Yep!
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Originally Posted by back9monsta
Some sort of plastic.
Thanks! Those 3Racing links are kind of cheesy.

Edit: I just took some measurements of the stock links. They're 17.5mm center to center on the screw holes. The new links are 17mm and 18mm. That's some really fine tuning in an otherwise sloppy car. Wow!

Originally Posted by pizzaboy192
M03 SWB. Will that trick get me to 225?
You could also get yourself Tamiya pn 51238. Cheap and loads available on online. This gets you chassis extensions, 2 degree toe in rear uprights, plus C hubs and steering knuckles.

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Old 11-06-2013, 03:59 PM
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Bensi,
Can you expand a bit on this "must have"? Thanks Bud.
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Old 11-06-2013, 10:38 PM
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Expecting it to come together a lot better than my Atomic VM2...
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It's a much better car Dan, no question of that. Mind you it's also a lot pricier than the Atomic as well.
Whatever you do though, revise the steering system before you even THINK of running it. The stock bellcrank will break the moment a gentle breeze wafts past the car.

The first 2 pics are what we did to fix it, the third is where the problem area is with the stock system.
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Old 11-07-2013, 01:15 AM
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Thanks Tony! I was a bit annoyed to discover that the servo was mounted north/south instead of east/west but I'm glad to see the setup works and there is clearance with the upper deck too.

I was going mad since my ESC would not fit in front of the motor in the stock servo position and I didn't want to put it in the rear. You made my day! Hahaha
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