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Old 05-02-2008, 10:58 AM   #16
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Note that the parts that I drilled are these if they are the same on the speed spec at $1.90. Shimming is fine too. Frank Calandra used to redrill the suspension block itself.

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Old 05-03-2008, 04:26 PM   #17
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do you guys use o-rings on the ball studs for the shock? in the instructions it says to put o-rings on the ball studs for the center shock but there's no o-rings in my kit and i've never heard of using o-rings on the ball studs. what would this be used for? to stop the shock from rotating slightly? acts as some sort of damper?
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Old 05-03-2008, 05:01 PM   #18
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Usually you will get some verticle play or clearance in the fit between the ballcup and ballstud. What this will do is get rid of the play.
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Old 05-04-2008, 07:30 AM   #19
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so what's the difference in mounting the servo flat or at an angle?

the servo mounts that came in the kit are flat but they will not work with the servo i'll be using, so should i find a flat mount that wll work or just use a angle mount?
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The purpose of angled servo mounts is to help reduce bump steer. If the track you will be racing is a smooth carpet track, flat is really the way to go.
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Old 06-02-2008, 05:55 AM   #21
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so has anyone converted their car to run the new gt10/pro10 class?
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Old 06-02-2008, 06:39 AM   #22
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so has anyone converted their car to run the new gt10/pro10 class?
I strapped in a 13.5 motor and ran with the other GT10/Pro10 prototypes during test sessions just to see the difference. These chassis can definately handle a hotter motor. I also swapped the purple front tires that we normally have the Speed Spec class run with for d-pinks. The car with that power will push out due to the lack of damper tubes and extra power the 13.5 offers over the silver can motors.

In Speed Spec racing, with the slow silver can motors, you really need the harder tire on the front. The extra grip from the soft tire will bog the car in the corners so bad that you will dump all your speed. The trick to doing well in Speed Spec, as in all racing, is to keep your momentum up.

Just on the aside: we are looking to move our whole Speed Spec class at RCE over to 21.5 brushless come fall. We have one driver testing it, and the speeds are either comparable, or slow enough that people learning to drive won't get discouraged.
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Old 07-06-2008, 08:46 AM   #23
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worked on the car a little yesterday, here's a couple pictures




maxamps 4400 2 cell lipo saddle pack
lrp 10.5t stock spec

should make for a fast car.

where's all the other speed specs at???

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Old 07-06-2008, 10:07 AM   #24
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That thing is going to be ballistic!!!
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That thing is going to be ballistic!!!
I was watching one run yesterday with 4 cell NiMH and a 13.5 and it was crazy! If I didn't have to switch to BL for Cleveland I would buy one.
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maxamps 4400 2 cell lipo saddle pack
lrp 10.5t stock spec

should make for a fast car.

where's all the other speed specs at???
Let us know how that works out for you.. Here is a Speed Spec I just finished converting to 21.5 brushless. The old pack is there for mock-up only. The nerf plates will be re-installed because of the local rules we use for Speed Spec racing.

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Video from Speed Spec B-main last week. The body shell theme is 70's muscle cars... althought, there is an alpha and a Honda Oddesy mini van in there (cotton candy colors). Maybe we should call it the baby boomers race.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfbbmqW13PI
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lol alot of bangin going on there.
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Best part is that a few of them were intentionally hammering on each other, and not one car broke out of the race.
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now that's good news. when i was building the car one thing i said to myself was this thing is very beefy. very high quality.
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