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Old 10-16-2009, 04:06 PM   #1171
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you don't use alloy cvds for weight saving matters ...
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Old 10-16-2009, 11:24 PM   #1172
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then why do you use them...
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Old 10-16-2009, 11:34 PM   #1173
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I think it's all point of view. Less rotational weight equals quicker acceleration and deceleration. Plus it's aluminum, so it'll flex and absorb shocks more than the steel ones. That's why they twist.

So in one point of view (his I think), you don't use them to save weight (6.8g total) to make the car lighter. But you can use them to save weight from rotational weight.

How's it's going Martin? Any links to the ETS?
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Old 10-17-2009, 04:00 AM   #1174
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Thumbs up ETS

Lucky Martin on ETS, and told us to come so you greetings
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Old 10-17-2009, 01:58 PM   #1175
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How's it's going Martin? Any links to the ETS?
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http://www.myrcm.ch/de/djka/16102009...ock/index.html
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Old 10-17-2009, 03:03 PM   #1176
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I just use the alloy dogbones as they are blue and take out some shocks and thus smoothen up the ride

just feels a little nicer and looks better

that's about it

I'm just sitting in the hotel room reading what's new on redrc

the race isn'T too bad

traction roll used to be an issue but I solved that.

tomorrow will decide if wether me or alex will take TQ
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Old 10-17-2009, 08:38 PM   #1177
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Martin How did you solve that. I had the same problem using your rubber carpet track (Horsham, PA). Car was great except for the occasional roll. It kept me form being higher qualified in the A Main.
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Old 10-17-2009, 08:51 PM   #1178
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Nice, did you widen the car with wheel shims? That should help some. Or raise your roll centers. Put some shims under your suspension arms. Good job Martin! Have you tried that Orcan body yet? That A5 looks running around there looks sweet! I see Protoform is coming out with one. At least now he can't accuse everyone of copying him. hehe. Good luck out there Martin, and post up your setup when you are done. I could use a good carpet setup.
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Old 10-17-2009, 10:43 PM   #1179
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on carpet I always use 0.5mm rollcenter shims, and higher rollcenter traction rolls just as much as that. actually 0mm rollcenter rolls less with regular tires

I doubt this setup will work anywhere else as the carpet is super strange and the Xenon tires are HUGE

if traction roll occures very minor you can just drive smoother and/or put some more shims under the front inner camberlink ballstud
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Sorex SJR and Jaco tires are huge as well. So it might work out. You never know, I race on all kinds of different carpet.
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Old 10-18-2009, 11:21 PM   #1181
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Good run Martin. Maybe next time you won't race on an empty stomach..
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Old 10-18-2009, 11:44 PM   #1182
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i saw martin car less corner angle if compare with stocker's car....stocker's car can take tighter corner....

i just saw from the video...i might b wrong though....

i saw ronald r running the TC5 shock cap...i guess it's to eliminate the the air trap inside the bladder??
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actually my car had more steering thatn alex'S but I overdid it with the CA when glueing up the tier edge to counter traction roll

wasn'T an issues as there was super muchs teering untill the chassi started to rub on the carpet ... then the ca was too muchbut it didn't wear off as I thought and thus my car started to push slightly

xenon tires are much much much bigger than any sorex tire
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Old 10-19-2009, 10:30 AM   #1184
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Wooohooo Yok is still alive.

I was looking all over and could not see a trace of a BD at Speedtech.

Hope its still going strong.

Ciao. Paul.
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Old 10-19-2009, 03:23 PM   #1185
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here's the ets setup

I really doubt it will work anywhere else or with any different tire but anyway

ronald used that setup aswell for the 2nd and 3rd main ..

as I built his car for those 2 and he thanked me afterwards as these where the only 2 runs where the car was really good
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