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Old 11-22-2008, 06:26 AM   #1501
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hi
have you got a setup sheet for carpet?
rubber and 9.5t bl/5cell
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Old 11-25-2008, 10:27 AM   #1502
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Hello every one, I was just woundering if there is any one els out there running the E4 in stock ( J 540 motors)
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Old 11-25-2008, 06:03 PM   #1503
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Hi:

I believe this was already mentioned in this thread a while back but the "magic number" for pinions and spurs is 140 - 150. If the total number of teeth on your pinion and spur is in this range then there will be enough motor movement available to get a good mesh.

Team Magic is sometimes a bit slow with responses to emails (time difference and language barrier and etc.) If you have an urgent tech question please try [email protected]. We will do our best to get you an answer the same day.

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Has anybody tried the Tekin Redline motors in their E4? Any fitment/clearance issues? thx
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+1... before, during and after purchasing my E4JS from Wolf Hobbies I have always received great service, support and quick responses from Wolf
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Old 12-02-2008, 09:13 AM   #1506
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My VTA setup is working really well in my E4JS. I did find a bump steer issue and resolved it by using the inner A-arm hole. I found that when the shock was fully compressed, the spring retainer hit the tire and limited steering (locked the front wheel actually). I'm now running 50 wt oil front and rear, pink (1.6mm ?) springs up front laid all the way in and inner shock hole on the A-arm. I'm running light green (1.2mm) springs in back, second last hole to the inside on the shock tower, outer hole on the A-arm. I am still running Associated spring retainers with the bottom lip trimmed down to fit (Thanks Marcos). Its the only way to get the ride height down to 5mm. I'm running SMC 4000 28C cells with no fitting issues. The battery doesn't have room to move. I did install the foam strips that insert into the battery hold down and the battery requires no additional shimming. I've also run the sensor wire through the loop in the belt with the Novak 21.5. My counter weights fit nicely below the center belt for near perfect balance. The only other issue I have is bearing problems in the front drive shaft. The outer gear pulls in carpet fiber and it wraps directly around the shaft and sadly right into the bearing. I've cleaned it and oiled it and its spinning free again, but the fibers actually stopped the bearing from turning during a race and now the shaft is a little scarred from burned carpet fiber. I'm going to work up a little shield to cover that area and use some Goop or Shoe Goo to hold it in place. A stock cover of some sort would be nice as I don't think this problem will go away. I clean all carpet fuzz after every run and and lube the bearings as needed. All this info should work well for anyone running a JS for any rubber tire class.

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Liljohn1064 how does the car handle with the VTA body?
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Hey john on the springs that you are using, are they the team magic? do you know what lbs they are? I am getting ready for a big race this weekend on the carpet and was just trying to see where i should start. I am gonna take one of marcos setups and figure out where to go from there. Running the new r9-r body. i will post a setup when its all said and done. Thanks guys.

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Liljohn1064 how does the car handle with the VTA body?
I run the 68 Camaro and it looks beautiful on the track. I have 94/44 gears in it at the moment. I get just the right amount of roll and no sliding at all. My tires just hit peak grip after about 8 trips to the track for racing and practices.
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Hey john on the springs that you are using, are they the team magic? do you know what lbs they are? I am getting ready for a big race this weekend on the carpet and was just trying to see where i should start. I am gonna take one of marcos setups and figure out where to go from there. Running the new r9-r body. i will post a setup when its all said and done. Thanks guys.

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I'm running the TM springs, blue greens up front, 1.6 mm, light greens in the rear, 1.2 mm. They are not rated in lbs. like Associated springs. They are the the softest pair in back and the 5th stiffest spring they sell up front. Only the light blue, orange and gray are stiffer. I'm running 50 wt oil front and rear. Front shocks are on the inner hole on the arm due to a binding issue I created and leaned all the way in on top. Check your compressed steering clearance. Turn the wheels all the way right or left, then push up on the wheel to make sure you don't bind the shock to the back of the rim. I'm using associated spring cups with the bottom lip removed. I can tell you from experience, you'll get a surprise you don't want. The rear shocks are in the outer hole on the A-arm and the 3rd hole in on the tower. Front toe is 0*, rear toe is 2.5*. Front camber is -2*, rear is 1*. Ride height is 5 mm in the front, 5.5 in the back. I use Jack the Gripper for traction, I sauce 1/4 or less of the very inside of the front tires and the whole back tire. Wipe it off, let it dry 20 to 30 minutes, massage the tires and put right on the track and take one warm up lap. No burn outs.

And yes, Wolf Hobbies does rock. I get my parts in 3 days normally.
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I'm running the TM springs, blue greens up front, 1.6 mm, light greens in the rear, 1.2 mm. They are not rated in lbs. like Associated springs. They are the the softest pair in back and the 5th stiffest spring they sell up front. Only the light blue, orange and gray are stiffer. I'm running 50 wt oil front and rear. Front shocks are on the inner hole on the arm due to a binding issue I created and leaned all the way in on top. Check your compressed steering clearance. Turn the wheels all the way right or left, then push up on the wheel to make sure you don't bind the shock to the back of the rim. I'm using associated spring cups with the bottom lip removed. I can tell you from experience, you'll get a surprise you don't want. The rear shocks are in the outer hole on the A-arm and the 3rd hole in on the tower. Front toe is 0*, rear toe is 2.5*. Front camber is -2*, rear is 1*. Ride height is 5 mm in the front, 5.5 in the back. I use Jack the Gripper for traction, I sauce 1/4 or less of the very inside of the front tires and the whole back tire. Wipe it off, let it dry 20 to 30 minutes, massage the tires and put right on the track and take one warm up lap. No burn outs.

And yes, Wolf Hobbies does rock. I get my parts in 3 days normally.
E4 springs

1.2mm =10lbs
1.3mm=13lbs
1.4mm=17lbs
1.5mm=20lbs
1.6mm=26lbs
1.7mm=31lbs
1.8mm=41lbs
1.9mm=51lbs
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Old 12-04-2008, 07:38 AM   #1512
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E4 springs

1.2mm =10lbs
1.3mm=13lbs
1.4mm=17lbs
1.5mm=20lbs
1.6mm=26lbs
1.7mm=31lbs
1.8mm=41lbs
1.9mm=51lbs
Thanks Marcos, This reply helps. As always your input is always extremely useful.
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Old 12-04-2008, 07:49 AM   #1513
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Here are a couple pictures of the cars for giggles.

My Son's E4JS


My E4JS


The twins - This was a couple months ago when they where both 17.5s. Both are now 21.5 LiPo.
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Thanks Marcos, This reply helps. As always your input is always extremely useful.
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nice bodies, i love those cars... really nice!

anybody knows what are the news about E4 RS 2009???

rcshopping says that the 2009 E4 have some news!!
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