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Old 03-21-2004, 09:36 PM   #1771
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This was my second week with my Demon and I was amazed at how much easier the car was to drive! It was awesome and my lap times have already started to improve!

Thanks Victor!!
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Old 03-21-2004, 09:37 PM   #1772
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Good news Lynn. It only keeps getting faster...trust me!
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Old 03-22-2004, 06:08 AM   #1773
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Hi guys,
Just thought i would say hi.
had my d2 for about 2 months now, going great.
not much support over the pond, so setups a little scarse, but i am doing ok.

Heres my current setup:

D2 Blue Warpspeed chassis
RCR racing battery strap
Warpspeed blueprinted diff cases-also lightened and machined so weight can be added below the diff.
All Graphite
Losi C hubs, rear hubs and steering arms
AE blue screws
AE blue shocks
IRS ally diffs
AE Blue ally driveshafts
AE blue main shaft
RPM bumber
Trinity foam bumper
Rear shock tower on front
Ti ballstuds
ceramic bearings

Heres a pic.
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Old 03-22-2004, 08:31 AM   #1774
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Very cool. I don't run the D2, but there's other drivers on this thread who do that might be able to help you out on setups.
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Old 03-22-2004, 06:48 PM   #1775
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Welcome B3Buggy. Looks awesome!! I assume this is an Asphault car? Have you tried the car with the standard rack? My D2 was the best with the exact setup you have already except the standard rack and a spool. When I ran the nitro rack and diffs, it pushed like a mo fo.
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Old 03-22-2004, 06:54 PM   #1776
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Is everyone running the IRS alum spool here? Or is there something else no one knows about? Ive asked around....cant seem to find an AE one....
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Old 03-22-2004, 06:58 PM   #1777
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They don't make one Seth. You could use the IRS one with pincushions and it would hold up just fine.
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Old 03-22-2004, 07:06 PM   #1778
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I use to run a locked diff with the original steel tc3 outdrives and it would only slip on impact-never in a turn. Simply take out the diff balls and use brass bushings instead of the bearings(these come in the new FT kits), keep tightening it up untill you can no longer slip the diff by hand. I ran this using the composite bones and never had a problem breaking bones nor eating outdrives(heck you can't they are USDA raw STEEL!: ), only bad part to it is it adds a considerable amount of weight to the car and in the front. I could notice if it would slip in the turns by running a full two or three hard laps without hitting any of the track pull it in and check to see if the outdrives slip-never once did they slip. Then after a race where maybe I hit a corner pretty hard I would again check the outdrives and sure enough they did slip but this is good as this saves a broken bone or busted up outdrive or if you own a pro4 or evo2 a broken ring and pinion gear-JK you metric nuts!
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Old 03-22-2004, 07:08 PM   #1779
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i like Running Steel outdrives upfront. More mass not wanting to Stop turning as Brian said.
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Old 03-22-2004, 07:11 PM   #1780
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Yeah you could use that as a tuning factor since the spool will actually be harder to stop since it is heavier which did give the car more steering somewhat like a one-way off power.

I've also heard of Kinwald running steel bones on the front of his xxx-s to help acheive the one-way effect with a diff off-power.
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Old 03-22-2004, 07:45 PM   #1781
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LOL Brian....ok ok ill stop asking...i guess they dont make one
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Hello all!
Sorry it took me so long to get on here (something with AOL ) I will be getting my D1 by friday, and then staying up all night to get it race ready on saturday, does anyone have any tips for the rebuild?

I currently run:

Team Paradigm Monster Stock
Pro-match 1.17
Rocket Max 2000 ESC (anyone else?)
Regular Futaba reciever

the current track layout is very open and fast, bot really any tight sections.

To answer the question about the nats, no I can't go this year but I am really hoping too next time around (poor college student)

any questions about me feel free to ask

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hi muffin,
yes it is an asphalt car. had no problems with the amount of steering, the setup seems very good now, using longer rear links. Just got to try 6 gegree castor and it will be ready for the nationals in two weeks.
spools are used less over here,people seem to break a lot of gear using them.
What do you think of the battery strap? Not so wide to prevent shorts when corallys are monted on top of the cell. designed by my and made out of 3mm CF .
Also got some coming for the standard '7 cell' tc3 and yok sd variants.

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Old 03-23-2004, 02:34 PM   #1784
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Jayjp,

I have some tips for you to get the most out of your D1.

- Don't overlook the brass motor shims that comes with the kit! These are included to go under the chassis standoffs (if need be, but usually needed) because of the molding tolerances of the composite braces. Find something that is very flat and with the car all loaded up but w/o tires, set it down on that surface. Tap each corner. If any corners do have some space under them, put as many shims needed (usually 1-2 per standoff) to make the chassis flat.
- Sand the edges of the chassis nice and round (200 grit sandpaper works good) and then seal them with CA glue.
- Take your time! The better and more careful job you do building it the better it will run.

If you have any other questions freel free to ask!
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Hey B3Buggy, I like the batt strap. I personally tape my cells, but that strap looks really cool. I run steel outdrives front and rear on all my cars. Even though it make the drivetrain harder to spin up, The diffs last way longer and are much smoother. The extra rotating mass has a flywheel effect off power that helps to carry corner speed. I have a spool made out of steel outdrives (rather than the IRS one peice) on the front of my asphault car. I glued the diff rings to header card stock and trimmed around them. Then just built the diff leaving the balls out (cardboard side facing the gear of coarse). In a hard, hard crash, the diff halves will give rather than trashing front gears. I have tried everything and this is the best thing I have found. Your car looks good. Let this thread know when you need help. Between Brian M, Vic, SpeedXL, etc, we have solved alot of issues for alot of people. Happy racing and hope you enjoy your D2.
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