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Old 10-18-2010, 07:21 PM   #3466
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I managed to strip a shock cap while rebuilding the shocks this evening. I took extra care to line the thread up but still managed to do it. This got me thinking; Would I be better off replacing the TM shocks with another brand (Tamiya) or get new shock caps?
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Old 10-19-2010, 03:38 PM   #3467
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1. Top deck for low traction track.
2. Aluminum dual steering bell crank.
3. Lipo chassis with no cut outs I'm finding the RS chassis is inconsistent with un-even flex. Probably that's why the original E4 chassis works better on asphalt the car handling is more predictable.

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Old 10-21-2010, 07:36 PM   #3468
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Team Magic E4 user I e-mailed Exotek Racing to see if they can make a new chassis and top deck design for the E4 I feel like the current chassis/top deck is inconsistent especially on a low grip track. Car is awesome don't get me wrong but a little more tweaking will make this car a lot more better than any other chassis on the market. So make a shout out to exotek racing so we can make this happen.
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Old 10-21-2010, 07:39 PM   #3469
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I tried to fit tamiya shocks but it was way too long and I couldn't get a proper ride height. Get the K-factory shocks if you want too upgrade. Or just rebuild your shocks I haven't had problem with mine.

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Old 10-21-2010, 10:35 PM   #3470
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You could use the Top Photon shocks as a replacement as the shock body is even a bit shorter then the TM shocks.
You need the lower spring retainer and the ballcup of the TM shock tho to use the TM springs.
Works like a charm

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Old 10-22-2010, 08:10 AM   #3471
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Aren't the top photon shocks red?
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Old 10-22-2010, 10:27 AM   #3472
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How did you guess that???


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Damn are those all wolf hobbies upgrade?
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Team Magic E4 user I e-mailed Exotek Racing to see if they can make a new chassis and top deck design for the E4 I feel like the current chassis/top deck is inconsistent especially on a low grip track. Car is awesome don't get me wrong but a little more tweaking will make this car a lot more better than any other chassis on the market. So make a shout out to exotek racing so we can make this happen.
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Some solutions:

1. replace the aluminium bulkheads by the plastic ones (E4JS)
2. don't use the second screw on the motor holder (only the front one on the chassis).
3. remove the 503150 part
4. don't screw the RF Hinge Pin Mount to the bulkhead, but place the screws from the inside, to just use them as guides.

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If you mean my car yes
Those are the Wolf Hobbies upgrades.
I like a red car and saw the parts on the Wolf site in the discount.
I ordered them all and asked them also about the red bulkhead and they told me the had a set in stock so i ordered it also.
Sold the stockparts to some one that had a E4D to upgrade his car and with that made the upgrade for me almost for free
I am real happy with the car as it is and even if it get's behind on the grid i will never sell it

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Old 10-22-2010, 04:39 PM   #3476
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If you mean my car yes
Those are the Wolf Hobbies upgrades.
I like a red car and saw the parts on the Wolf site in the discount.
I ordered them all and asked them also about the red bulkhead and they told me the had a set in stock so i ordered it also.
Sold the stockparts to some one that had a E4D to upgrade his car and with that made the upgrade for me almost for free
I am real happy with the car as it is and even if it get's behind on the grid i will never sell it

cheers Roy
Hey Pro and E4 Friends...

It's time I bought my son a new shell and the last one we tried was a KFactory shell and according to Luke it really performed well. Wondering what experience you've all had with shells and what best suits an E4.

We'll also be looking for some more power this coming year and wonder what motor speedy combinations fit the E4 (Original) and what the effects of more ooompf are on the transmission and chassis.

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I got a E4 FS for really cheap I just modified the the top deck to give some flex will give it a try next race and see how it goes.
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Old 10-25-2010, 12:29 AM   #3478
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What kind of mods are you planning to do to the top deck?


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Old 10-31-2010, 05:21 PM   #3479
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I made a bigger cut outs at the rear of the top deck and shave a few Milimeter to make it thinner for more flex. I will run the car this weekend for 17.5 no boost class.
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Have found that my camber links on the front or rear of the car tend to get pushed in due to a hard crash giving me 5deg instead of the normal 1.5deg of camber.

Are there stronger ball cups and thicker links that will prevent this from happening?

Also I'm looking for longer ball studs for mounting 2mm to 4mm of washers that will allow for having more then 2 threads going into the plastic that will fit the standard ball cups for this kit?
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