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Old 01-11-2018, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by phatboislim View Post
newb awesomatix owner here with a newb awesomatix A700 question...how the hell do you get the lower motor mount screw to secure the motor down?!?
I usually set the gear mesh and tighten the top screw. Then remove the pinion gear so I have clear access to the bottom screw. Once that is done you can use a L shaped allen key to tighten the bottom screw. Or you can use a ball hex driver and slide it through between the universal bone and top turnbuckles to reach the bottom screw. That's how I normally do it but I don't have my car in front of me so I might not be 100% correct on that. Hope this helps.
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I do the same as jdawg81, with balldriver, no L-wrench. I use cap head screws so I can use a larger balldriver to lessen the chances of stripping the head.

It also helps to grind a little off the OD of the bottom screw head. Some of them can be a tight fit; there isn't much clearance.
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Originally Posted by howardcano View Post
I do the same as jdawg81, with balldriver, no L-wrench. I use cap head screws so I can use a larger balldriver to lessen the chances of stripping the head.

It also helps to grind a little off the OD of the bottom screw head. Some of them can be a tight fit; there isn't much clearance.
Thatís a great idea on the socket head cap screws instead of the button ones!

Iím assuming neither of you have the latest version of the motor mount?
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Old 01-11-2018, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by RollingChicane2 View Post
Thatís a great idea on the socket head cap screws instead of the button ones!

Iím assuming neither of you have the latest version of the motor mount?
I'm guessing no for me. All of my cars were purchased used, and all have the same mount.
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Originally Posted by howardcano View Post
I'm guessing no for me. All of my cars were purchased used, and all have the same mount.
The last generation motor mount is excellent. It is a two piece design that allows you to mount the motor to an aluminum piece and then that piece will slide on a mount that is bolted to the chassis that has a set screw to allow ultra-fine adjustment of the mesh and when you have it where you want it, you tighten two screws perpendicular to the motor to bolt the two pieces together. No more difficulty setting mesh or tightening of screws.

That explanation was probably terrible....sorry.

I have an Evo 2 that is the most recent design with a lot of other options. I run it in VTA and itís phenomenal.
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What’s ur setup for vta
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Hey folks

I'm running 17.5T evo 2 with alum chassis and carbon top deck. Are folks also running the center spine stiffener when also running top deck or removing it?
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Originally Posted by WagwanBumba View Post
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I'm running 17.5T evo 2 with alum chassis and carbon top deck. Are folks also running the center spine stiffener when also running top deck or removing it?
you need to run the AM33 spines
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Funny the last msg in this area is about the am33 which is what I'm looking for to buuld my first shaft car .
Anyone got a spare am30/33-5 ?
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Hi engineers and folks,

Will A700-EvoIIC be produced on request? It cannot be back-ordered on the websites.

I heard that ST13 and ST14 will be discontinued and must change to IFJ and IRJ. Is it true? I think my 2 Ball Diffs will be useless if those bones are unavailable.

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Hi ricekwan,

For A700-EvoIIC you can ask via the Support Email from Awesomatix, or your local distributor.
ST13 and ST14 is discontinued/replaced with IFJ and IRJ at Awesomatix.
But ST13 and ST14 can be still available at some Distributors.

A700-AT03M is suitable for the use of IFJ.
A700-GD2 is suitable for the use of IRJ.

What are the advantage of Ball Diffs for A700 over the Gear Diff in your Opinion ? And in which Class do you run with the BD1 Ball Diff ?

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Hi Max!
Thanks to your help. I like the ball diff since it is a breakthrough to have diff oil in it. It is so smooth that I feel it helps on corner exit, compared with GD1. However it has an issue of oil leak at the case (AT01/AT02). Will try to get GD2. I run modified with X22 10.5T or X20 8.5T.

I have a mod on the RFG to let it float more. It helps me a lot on the real grip. Any other mods to share with us?


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whats the internal ration of a evo2 car ? just to clarify.
i just find it odd im running a 5.1 fdr (figuring @ a 2.09 internal) with a 25.5 on a larger fast layout track and turning the fastest laps with it

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2.08 internal
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I was wondering if you guys knew of any up to date setups for a 700EVO II on this black rug? I know there's some on petric rc, but they're all old "like the car I understand", just seeing if there's any new ones for a vta car out there that you may know of, or should I just use some of the 800's setup sheets as far as dampener and spring rates and roll centers? It's been awhile since I've raced them, I took a break from racing, and I'm looking to use my old cars again. Any other tips or tricks would be greatly appreciated too! Thanks in advance!
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