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Old 01-07-2007, 01:33 AM   #16951
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Is There a 4mm chassis available for the MRE?
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Old 01-07-2007, 02:36 AM   #16952
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Currently, I believe there is only a 4mm chassis made for the MSX, and that was made in limited quantities.

I have a problem with the setup on my MSX, running rubber tires on carpet. The car seems to be scrubbing off a lot of corner speed because the tires are squealing. Is this due to too much grip or what could be the problem?
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Old 01-07-2007, 03:03 AM   #16953
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Thanks for all the advice on the Tape vs Plate(battery). I will use tape..

Now my next question for y'all is:
I am gonna be running a stock motor in this MS, It comes with a 102t spur, What pinion size would I use? I realize it could change due to the track, but can you put me in the ballpark? Also, would it be better to switch to 48p instead?
Thanks in advance, Bob
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Old 01-07-2007, 04:22 AM   #16954
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Currently, I believe there is only a 4mm chassis made for the MSX, and that was made in limited quantities.

I have a problem with the setup on my MSX, running rubber tires on carpet. The car seems to be scrubbing off a lot of corner speed because the tires are squealing. Is this due to too much grip or what could be the problem?

Just run foams.

The tires you were running today had no grip in the front. You had to let off too early to get the car to turn in so you lost speed. When you didn't let off early the car slide past the corner till front had grip and the rear let loose squealing like a pig. If you want to run those tires you need to soften the front so the weight transfer will cause the front to bite.

Then again see my comment above.

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Old 01-07-2007, 07:06 AM   #16955
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Is There a 4mm chassis available for the MRE?
You can use the MSX chassis if you can find it
I've been using it on my MRE for a while now.

you just have to make new holes for the steering and recess the the top of the chassis down with a round dremel stone so the steering rack arms fit in.
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Old 01-07-2007, 09:31 AM   #16956
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hello, i need some help on what spare parts should i buy before i hit the track.i got the mre edition.
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Old 01-07-2007, 10:05 AM   #16957
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hello, i need some help on what spare parts should i buy before i hit the track.i got the mre edition.
It's always the parts you don't have are the ones you need. Try and build your supplies up to almost having an additional kit. Start with suspension parts, especially the front end...blocks, hubs, arms, hardware, etc. Then work your way to the rear suspension, drive train, turnbuckles, ball cups, ball ends, and the list can go on & on. I'm the type that always has too much. jm2.
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Old 01-07-2007, 10:17 AM   #16958
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Steering blocks, the screws that go through the castor block into the steering blocks and the little flanged washers, belts, shock o-rings, wheel hub bearings and wishbones.

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MRE spares, front arms, steering hubs, castor blocks, aluminum ball studs, and shock rod ends have been the most common breakage items here. And just about everything that Charles mentioned will make for a good spares kit.
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Old 01-07-2007, 11:48 AM   #16960
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Thanks for all the advice on the Tape vs Plate(battery). I will use tape..

Now my next question for y'all is:
I am gonna be running a stock motor in this MS, It comes with a 102t spur, What pinion size would I use? I realize it could change due to the track, but can you put me in the ballpark? Also, would it be better to switch to 48p instead?
Thanks in advance, Bob

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Old 01-07-2007, 12:25 PM   #16961
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What's the size of the track you'll be racing on?

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Just run foams.

The tires you were running today had no grip in the front. You had to let off too early to get the car to turn in so you lost speed. When you didn't let off early the car slide past the corner till front had grip and the rear let loose squealing like a pig. If you want to run those tires you need to soften the front so the weight transfer will cause the front to bite.

Then again see my comment above.
I was thinking the same thing...just run foams. I would need the 13.5 and Lipo to go along with that to be a complete cheater.

But wow, thats exactly my problem as you described it. It was almost like as if you drove my car and knew that was the problem. Should have told me that earlier, haha.
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Old 01-07-2007, 01:24 PM   #16963
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What's the size of the track you'll be racing on?

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Our home track has about 125' straight, mostly higher speed turns. Does that help?
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You can use the MSX chassis if you can find it
I've been using it on my MRE for a while now.

you just have to make new holes for the steering and recess the the top of the chassis down with a round dremel stone so the steering rack arms fit in.
Thanks Don and Tony.
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Old 01-07-2007, 02:01 PM   #16965
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How close do you think the Tamiya shock oil is to Associated shock oil?
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