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Old 12-15-2008, 03:59 AM   #1591
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So are the K Factory springs better than the TM springs? I run outdoor asphalt rubber tyre. Currently racing 17.5 stock and soon 10.5 super stock. Which K Factory set would be the pick 21-30?

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So are the K Factory springs better than the TM springs? I run outdoor asphalt rubber tyre. Currently racing 17.5 stock and soon 10.5 super stock. Which K Factory set would be the pick 21-30?

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The TM springs are much less expensive and work just fine.
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:31 AM   #1593
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The TM springs are much less expensive and work just fine.
Does TM have a spring kit or do you need to purchase them individually?
So how much for one pair of springs times 10?

Wait, don't answer that, I'll find out for myself.
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Old 12-15-2008, 11:44 AM   #1594
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Does TM have a spring kit or do you need to purchase them individually?
So how much for one pair of springs times 10?

Wait, don't answer that, I'll find out for myself.
The TM kit is 26.99, PN 502143. The springs sets are 4.55 each, PNs 502135 to 502142.
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Old 12-15-2008, 12:41 PM   #1595
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I think I payed about $40 for the set of 10 pairs ..
Thats $0.55 cheaper per unit AND i got a nice carying case. With labels!
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Old 12-15-2008, 04:02 PM   #1596
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The TM kit is 26.99, PN 502143. The springs sets are 4.55 each, PNs 502135 to 502142.


Well, it looks like getting either kit will be a much better deal than buying separately.
about $40 for the 10 pair K Factory kit and $27 for the 8 pair TM kit.

@ $4.55 per pair that's $36.40 for the set of 8 TM springs before shipping!

And for a set of 10 KF's it's still cheaper than the TM's individually.

Thanks guys, I know what I have to do...Go back to 1/8th scale!
I'm kidding...
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:22 AM   #1597
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Hey guys,
I run my car without the middle support in the rubber tire class to give the chassis a bit more flex.
This posed a problem for mounting the antenna so I fabricated this mount.
I think it turned out really well.
I have one extra and if enough people want to give this mounting bracket a try I will make more. I need a minimum of 10 pieces to make it worth the time.
They will cost $10 each and perhaps $15 each with the antenna tube clamp. If I can find more of them...
They are CNC machined aluminum and very lightweight.
What do you guys think?
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:07 AM   #1598
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No rear sway bar ? Hmm..
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:17 PM   #1599
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No rear sway bar ? Hmm..


Jeeeez John, you don't miss much!

Actually when I got the car (used) it was missing quite a few things.
I need to get the links and a set of bars for the carpet for sure but it seems to work pretty good on marginal pavement, so I'm told.
Other than that, how does it look?

Oh yeah, you didn't mention the fact that my receiver has no case. A story for another time...

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The part you made is friggin sweet !
Car looks good too. You may want to concider a low profile servo. And jusr a straight piece of .093, .078 and .062 piano wire and you are all set . Kline has 2 different 3 packs of sway bars not too pricy and you can always use a generic link. You will thank me next time you run carpet .
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I've never heard of running without the center support. Have you tried it yet?
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I've never heard of running without the center support. Have you tried it yet?
Yeah, a few guys have suggested it for rubber tires on pavement. You can get a little more traction because the chassis is very stiff, especially if you are using the thicker top plate.
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You can also remove the 2 stand offs that connect the chassis and upper deck to get more flex.
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I've never heard of running without the center support. Have you tried it yet?
i never used the center brace , that was the first thing that i took of my car
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Hey guys,
I run my car without the middle support in the rubber tire class to give the chassis a bit more flex.
This posed a problem for mounting the antenna so I fabricated this mount.
I think it turned out really well.
I have one extra and if enough people want to give this mounting bracket a try I will make more. I need a minimum of 10 pieces to make it worth the time.
They will cost $10 each and perhaps $15 each with the antenna tube clamp. If I can find more of them...
They are CNC machined aluminum and very lightweight.
What do you guys think?
I like the antenna mount. I'm good for two of them.
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