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Old 06-16-2004, 08:05 AM
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Originally posted by Bryan D
Todd, I used to use the droop screws but they are not up to much on my g+, can you suggest what shock length to run and inside and outside limiters to set the droop that way for 3mm front and 5mm rear.

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Bryan,

The high or low roll center blocks and the angle of your inside pivot pins affects what thickness of spacer you use for the inside limiters. So Todd cannot respond with one pat answer.

If you have a Dremel tool with a thin cutting disk, you can cut the "O" shaped plastic spacers into a "C" shape. That way, you can easily place them on and off the shafts without having to take the piston off of the shock. That saves lots of time which Todd explained to me many posts ago.

Look at the Losi site for a setup close to yours for some hints on what spacers to use. Earlier, James Nguyen suggested .050/.060 as a starting point.

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Old 06-16-2004, 08:09 AM
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Sorry, I use the low roll centres ft and rear and normall us 2r front and rear as well.

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Old 06-16-2004, 08:59 AM
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Originally posted by SlobbaTech
You ever get that TC wheelie setup figured out yet? Looks like someone else has, got it from Novak Tray thread. White car in last frame.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/attachme...&postid=936856
Regarding that wheelie... I'd have to say Mr. Gray (the guy pulling the wheelie) was probably outraged to see me get taken out in front of him and by force of will alone he caused his car to accellerate harder than before and pull that TC wheelie!

So, I guess what needs to be done for more TC wheelies is to have me go to more races and get taken out in the main?

We'll have to work on this theory some more...
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Old 06-16-2004, 09:10 AM
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Sundog1: We recommend starting out with a final drive ratio of 7.3:1 in touring cars... this will equate to a 32/128 gearing in the XXX-S
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Old 06-16-2004, 09:31 AM
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Originally posted by Bryan D
Todd, I used to use the droop screws but they are not up to much on my g+, can you suggest what shock length to run and inside and outside limiters to set the droop that way for 3mm front and 5mm rear.

Thanks
If you're running low roll center blocks front and rear, use the thinnest shock spacer Losi makes for the front. I can't remember the exact size, but if you buy the shock spacer set (LOS5050) just use the thinnest spacer in that set. This should give you exactly 3 mm of droop.

For the rear, don't use any spacers. I had to unscrew the shock end about one turn to get 5 mm of droop.

Your shock position may affect this slightly, but on my car I have exactly 3 mm front, 5 mm rear with it setup like this.
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Old 06-16-2004, 03:41 PM
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Originally posted by T. Hodge
PoppaRay-That is very unlikely that can happen. However if you want to send it back to me...I will gladly replace it for you. The sanding is done after they machine the cut outs on the bottom of the chassis to smooth any burrs off.
I appreciate it. I've got enough spare parts to rebuild the front end and check one more time before I send it back. Maybe I just shouldn't try to rebuild when the kids are home and the wife isn't!
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Old 06-20-2004, 03:22 PM
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Hey Todd,

Just wondering what bodies you were going to run at paved nationals in portland? I'm guessing a mazda 6 and a losi alfa?

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Old 06-20-2004, 04:12 PM
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todd:

one quick question, i was hearing that alot of people are cutting out every second tooth of the new black belt is that a good idea. and is it good for mod. please get back to me.
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Old 06-20-2004, 06:25 PM
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I'm not todd obviously but I can say I've had no problem with the black belt and every other tooth cut off. Very slight skipping uder braking with a spool but you get that with any belt on this car.
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Hey Todd,

Just wanted to thank you for being a very cool guy up at Speedworld on Friday, even as you were practicing.

It was pleasure meeting you.

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Todd,

Hope you did well at this weekend's Speedworld Cup.

Many thanks for showing me your car on Friday.

Bill...Another Hodgimoto fan.
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Old 06-21-2004, 01:53 AM
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TEAM TROGDOR (you know)

also how was the "Mechanic in an Envelope" work out for ya!
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Swanson-

Day 1= bad
Day 2= very bad
Day 3= back in it

Nice- great come back.
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Originally posted by MDawson
Swanson-

Day 1= bad
Day 2= very bad
Day 3= back in it

Nice- great come back.
any results posted from the race?
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Originally posted by rocketron
any results posted from the race?
Mod
1. BK
2. MF
3. ____

19T
1. EJ Evans

Speedworld is good about posting results. Check www.speedworldraceway.com
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