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Old 12-16-2009, 07:00 PM
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I got my M05 handling SOOOOO much better. Its almost 100%, I think im gonna go a little heavier on the shock oil, but no more traction rolling and im diving into the corners hard. The ball diff and long wheel base made a big difference. I did manage to break a part of the steering, but thankfully my lhs had the optional aluminum set, pricey, but I dont think I will ever brake that again.
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Old 12-16-2009, 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by portyansky
I did manage to break a part of the steering, but thankfully my lhs had the optional aluminum set, pricey, but I dont think I will ever brake that again.
No your right, it'll just bend.
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Old 12-17-2009, 12:42 AM
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No your right, it'll just bend.
" That's Tops " We like it.
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Old 12-17-2009, 03:21 AM
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Hi,

I've read about using superglue on the Tamiya tire sidewalls to reduce grip roll, but did anyone ever try rounding the edge of the tire a bit?
I'd think this will not prevent the tire flexing but it might be more smooth?

Thanks for any insights
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Old 12-17-2009, 03:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Julius
Hi,

I've read about using superglue on the Tamiya tire sidewalls to reduce grip roll, but did anyone ever try rounding the edge of the tire a bit?
I'd think this will not prevent the tire flexing but it might be more smooth?

Thanks for any insights
Juul,

This will not reduce the tire from heating up. Especially on carpet.
Superglue will reduce the rubbing and thus the overheating of the tires which causes grip roll.
Usually the grip roll will aggravate during the race because of the heat.

Good luck, flyboy.

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Old 12-17-2009, 05:01 AM
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That's not how the CA glue trick works. It works by making the tire slide out ever so slightly as soon as the vehicle begins to bicycle. That's why you only need to do the front tires and it's also why you can see the effect as soon as you hit the track, whether the tires are cold or warm.
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Old 12-17-2009, 06:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Julius
Hi,

I've read about using superglue on the Tamiya tire sidewalls to reduce grip roll, but did anyone ever try rounding the edge of the tire a bit?
I'd think this will not prevent the tire flexing but it might be more smooth?

Thanks for any insights
I have never used that trick. I just setup my cars properly. When applying traction compound, just do the inside front, full rear.
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Old 12-17-2009, 06:31 AM
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Hi Julius,

I tried rounding off the tires on brand new tires (Sgrip, Mgrip), regretted doing it. The tires lost grip. Maybe overheated when I was sanding them, hence destroying the tires in the process.

Try the M05, much less succeptible to grip roll.
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Old 12-17-2009, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by portyansky
I have never used that trick. I just setup my cars properly. When applying traction compound, just do the inside front, full rear.


i set my cars up propperly too

but i still need superglue , even with no smear they still grip roll due to the weight height of the M chassis !!!!

i even superglue my Xray T3s front tyres and my set up is perfect !!!
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I do not have traction roll issues but the damn thing chatters so bad... I have done everything you all have said (other than the universal shafts which are on order) I do not understand as other guy's in my club have the exact same cars (m03L) no-one is having any kinda problems like mine..... we don't race now till the 27th... I guess I will have to tear it down and totaly rebuild it again.... I consistently place right behind the top driver in the club but gotta drive my butt off to do it... can't wait to get this thing so that I can start racin with him
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Originally Posted by portyansky
I have never used that trick. I just setup my cars properly. When applying traction compound, just do the inside front, full rear.

True, setup makes a difference for traction roll. However depending on the track and the amount of grip sometimes tricks like superglue are needed.

Especially with tires that have such high sidewalls....
I'm ok with my car for the moment and like you said the amount of traction compund makes for huge differences. Just looking for other options.

Maybe just adding lead weight down low will do enough. I'm 150gms underweight for our rules at the moment
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Originally Posted by Julius

True, setup makes a difference for traction roll. However depending on the track and the amount of grip sometimes tricks like superglue are needed.

Especially with tires that have such high sidewalls....
I'm ok with my car for the moment and like you said the amount of traction compund makes for huge differences. Just looking for other options.

Maybe just adding lead weight down low will do enough. I'm 150gms underweight for our rules at the moment
are you at AMCC on sunday ???
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Originally Posted by sidecarphil1
are you at AMCC on sunday ???
Nope. Working sunday
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Old 12-17-2009, 08:15 PM
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Here's a couple of snaps of my MO5M with the new Tamiya MO5 Ball Diff and new Tamiya Steering Rack.

Later,

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Originally Posted by caltek1
Here's a couple of snaps of my MO5M with the new Tamiya MO5 Ball Diff and new Tamiya Steering Rack.

Later,

Calvin.
how do the new ball diff and steering system perform? any reviews?

thanks
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