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Old 04-18-2009, 08:27 PM   #781
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why the rear belt? does the rubber chassis move the bulkheads? oh and what is the difference in the chassis for the 008 and 009 rubber car?
i dont get the rear belt question. The rubber chassis you can move the bulkheads back and forth, and the battery is moved a little further out from the spur gear on the 009 and it has the xtra screw holes for moving the bulkheads back and forth.
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Old 04-18-2009, 08:35 PM   #782
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Has anyone tried the forward motor conversion on high bite asphalt? I'm thinking of buying a second car with conversion to see if it'll work for either 17.5 or 13.5
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I ran the forward motor position today in 17.5. But it was on low/medium bite asphalt. Seemed to give pretty good on-power steering. Only problem I have with the kit is how tight the belts are. Even with the "loosest" setting, the belts are fairly tight. Anyone else have this problem?
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Old 04-18-2009, 10:46 PM   #784
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I ran the forward motor position today in 17.5. But it was on low/medium bite asphalt. Seemed to give pretty good on-power steering. Only problem I have with the kit is how tight the belts are. Even with the "loosest" setting, the belts are fairly tight. Anyone else have this problem?
What the rear end grip like? (with and without the fwd motor kit installed)
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Old 04-18-2009, 11:07 PM   #785
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With Sorex 36R Speedmind premounts, it was a hair loose if you stayed on the brake too long or too quick, but it was very controllable. With Jaco Blues, it was total a$$. You lost almost a second a lap with Jaco Blues. I think before, last week (without motor fwd), the rear end was not as loose. More controllable. I think due to more weight on the rear. Now my car is pretty close to 50/50 f/r weight distro. However, for the main, I went with a softer rear spring which planted the rear better. It actually developed a slight push which let me be more aggressive on the drag brake into the turn.
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Old 04-19-2009, 12:53 AM   #786
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I ran the forward motor position today in 17.5. But it was on low/medium bite asphalt. Seemed to give pretty good on-power steering. Only problem I have with the kit is how tight the belts are. Even with the "loosest" setting, the belts are fairly tight. Anyone else have this problem?

is the FDR still 1.7 with fwd conversion
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Old 04-19-2009, 06:20 AM   #787
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Im from the UK and racing 13.5 on mostly large out door tracks on rubber tyres, Im close to finishing the build of my 009 and would like some imput from every one if I should build the shocks with adjustable pistons or non adjustable ???
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is the FDR still 1.7 with fwd conversion
FWD conversion? you mean the forward motor mount conversion? I believe it goes to 1.9.
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Old 04-19-2009, 10:53 AM   #789
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can someone tell me exactly what i need to covert 008 us foam to eu rubber car?
US Foam edition has XH arms, caster blocks and rear hubs; shorter driveshafts as well as a thicker chassis and top deck. To make it EU 009 specs, you'd technically need arms, caster blocks, rear hubs, chassis, top deck, 34T spool, 52 mm driveshafts (aluminum for the rear), stub axles, softer springs...it's actually a pretty extensive list. You might be better off selling the US 008 foam edition and buying a new EU 009.
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Old 04-19-2009, 11:03 AM   #790
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With Sorex 36R Speedmind premounts, it was a hair loose if you stayed on the brake too long or too quick, but it was very controllable. With Jaco Blues, it was total a$$. You lost almost a second a lap with Jaco Blues. I think before, last week (without motor fwd), the rear end was not as loose. More controllable. I think due to more weight on the rear. Now my car is pretty close to 50/50 f/r weight distro. However, for the main, I went with a softer rear spring which planted the rear better. It actually developed a slight push which let me be more aggressive on the drag brake into the turn.
The changes I had to make to get Jaco Blues to work well at my local track (BCR in Orange, CA)was to add some more rear toe (from 2.5 to 3), add more rear camber (from 1.5 to 2.0) and add some more rear camber gain. I also moved the rear arms from fully rear position forward 2 mm. This definitely gave the car more equalized F/R balance.

The Jaco Blues certainly couldn't match the fastest lap times of our 'standard' tire at the track (Sorex 36), but by the end of the day, my stuff was pretty close with the Jaco Blues. Track temp was fairly high (120 degrees), and the Jaco Blues finished 6 minute runs about 10 degrees hotter than the Sorex 36 tire. So far, the only 'advantages' to the Jaco's is that there is less performance fall off from run to run, and they are less expensive (and more 'convenient') than the Sorex 36's.
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is the FDR still 1.7 with fwd conversion
I believe it is still 1.7 with the FWD conversion; provided you use the enclosed 38T pulleys with the 20T layshaft pulley (and NOT the 16T layshaft pulley).
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Old 04-19-2009, 11:07 AM   #792
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Im from the UK and racing 13.5 on mostly large out door tracks on rubber tyres, Im close to finishing the build of my 009 and would like some imput from every one if I should build the shocks with adjustable pistons or non adjustable ???
I would recommend (and I personally prefer) the fixed pistons. I think they're more consistent and won't be prone to unequal and unintentional, mismatched settings. Maybe start with the 3 hole piston (3 open, 1 closed).
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Old 04-19-2009, 11:37 AM   #793
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I loved the adj pistons. Most guys never learn how much a small piston hole size can change how your car handles. With the adj pistons you can make a quick change while everyone else puts off piston changes because its too much work.
I even ran XRay shocks on my Corally just for the adj pistons.
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Old 04-19-2009, 08:17 PM   #794
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The new 09EU/T2R forward motor mount kit comes with 38 tooth pulleys and belts to fit them. The new FDR is 1.9.

Jaco Blues still suck! haha. Can't give them away around here! My old worn out Sorex 36R tires with patches showing through were about .5 sec per lap faster than the Jaco Blues with no setup change. New Sorex 36R was about .7 sec per lap faster. Track temp 112. I have a lot of camber gain and already running 3 rear toe. Jaco Greens are much better than Blues. But anyways, I always run Sorex, as I've done for years. Just thought I'd try out the Jaco's for the 3rd qualifier yesterday. Won't do that again.

Anyways, ran the 09EU with forward motor kit again today on a different track than yesterday. It ran pretty good. But the belts are still tight. Anyone else have this issue?
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Old 04-19-2009, 10:33 PM   #795
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who has the new front axles in the US? nexus hobbies web page is down.
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