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Old 12-09-2004, 11:19 AM   #5416
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I don't know what you guys are doing swapping belts for practice and racing, I find it a very time consuming task.
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Old 12-09-2004, 11:22 AM   #5417
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I don't know what you guys are doing swapping belts for practice and racing, I find it a very time consuming task.
What can I say " I must have way too much time on my hands", so I'm always tinkering with my cars!
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Old 12-09-2004, 11:37 AM   #5418
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Is there much difference in drivetrain resistance between the black and the white belts?

Maybe black belts with every other tooth cut off would last a little longer, and still provide a free spinning drivetrain.
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Old 12-09-2004, 11:48 AM   #5419
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Is there much difference in drivetrain resistance between the black and the white belts?

Maybe black belts with every other tooth cut off would last a little longer, and still provide a free spinning drivetrain.
Not that much different but if you want every little bit of power transfer to the pavement then the white belts are the best.
Don't get me wrong the black belts are excellent, most racers won't feel the difference! But, then again, hey wait a minute, I am most racers!!!
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Old 12-09-2004, 12:02 PM   #5420
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Lucky for you... I might want to get that belt stabilizer, even thou my belts is tight enough.
The belt stabilizer could be just that...stabilizes the belt so it doesn't flip over. Like I said I run my belts pretty loose, anywhere from 1-3 clicks. Most of the time I leave them on 2. If you go with the stabilizer, you will be able to loosen your belts and not have them flip!
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Old 12-09-2004, 12:08 PM   #5421
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Not that much different but if you want every little bit of power transfer to the pavement then the white belts are the best.
Don't get me wrong the black belts are excellent, most racers won't feel the difference! But, then again, hey wait a minute, I am most racers!!!
But has anyone tried cutting every other tooth off the black belt?
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Old 12-09-2004, 02:00 PM   #5422
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But has anyone tried cutting every other tooth off the black belt?
I haven't but if you give me your white belt, I can strip off a dozen or so consecutive teeth for ya with some big ponies .
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Old 12-09-2004, 02:09 PM   #5423
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I haven't but if you give me your white belt, I can strip off a dozen or so consecutive teeth for ya with some big ponies .
I've gotta come out to Tamiya soon just to see if I can motor you on the straight now
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Glad to see you back around Rod. How was the flying any lawn darts?

I run 2 clicks generally on the belts. As said before the A bridge is the key to getting steering for the car.

Randy I think a few tried the teeth and did not find any benefit to running it that way. It worked so well on the Losi I think because they had a stiffer carcass on the belt and the multi-direction change also bleeds energy. With the every other tooth cut off gives it better flexibility.
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I'll just pick up a few spare white belts and just run those
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Difuser : what do you mean by the A bridge ? Do you mean using A (narrow) suspension blocks on the front instead of the stock ones ?

PS : sorry about that but i did look a few pages ago and couldn't find anything, so instead of browsing untill i don't know when i thought i'd just ask.
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Anyone tried a D block in front with the A bridge block? How did the car react to having sweep in the front?
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Difuser had me try that at nationals. It gave more mid-exit steering if I remember correctly.

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Glad to see you back around Rod. How was the flying any lawn darts?
No lawn darts yet, but I did have a few close calls. Don't try quick axial rolls less than fifteen feet off the deck unless you know what you're doing hehe. Recovered by rolling out with a wingtip fanning the lawn Don't worry Dan, I'll auger one in soon enough

I might have to put in some white belts this weekend. It's not the quantity, but the labor
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