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Old 08-01-2004, 11:02 PM   #931
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Todd, I'll be running mod with you guys in the KO Race next weekend. (I'm dead, I know it. I didn't realize who all was going to be at this race when I sent my entry in. Oh well.) Are you planning on running a spool or a oneway? I'm thinking of running a spool mainly because I know how to drive that track with a spool from running the Reedy race a couple times and practicing there with a 414 with a spool in it. Any setup tips with Tamiya shocks?
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Jon, I spent last Thursday and Friday running (among others) a XXX-S at the Tamiya track for a magazine shootout. We ran CS-27s and the kit parts, so the car had a diff up front. Other than that, I ran the setup from the Reedy Race that Todd posted awhile back, and the car was extremely hooked up. Of the five we tested, it--to me--handled the best by far, though without a one way it didn't have nearly enough steering compared to the other cars that did. I would actually pop a one-way in it if they are legal, I think that would give the best result.

Good luck! Wish I was racing it.
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Old 08-02-2004, 08:40 AM   #933
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Thanks Shane. I think I'll put a one way in it tonight when I rebuild the car and put that setup on it to start. I just don't want to be over shooting corners that I'm used to being able to brake into.
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HeY!!!


Shane that sound like so much fun... lol.well good luck and don't hurt yourself, over work yourself or have to much fun.
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bigtc3fan-It is from Mcmaster.com and I have no idea what size the AE would be.

JoshR85-Email me at [email protected] and I will forward you my setup.

futureall-Booooooo!!

jkerr-i will be starting with a spool since my car was so good at the nats. Tamiya Shocks-Yes, drill out the piston to #56 and use two o-orings behind the bladder. That has worked the best for me.
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Thanks. I've looked for different sized Tamiya pistons and cant find them anywhere. Is that something they just don't use as a tuning option or do they just drill out stock ones. Oh and what size is a #56? I can never remember. I may have to come and pick your brain this weekend.
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Thanks. I've looked for different sized Tamiya pistons and cant find them anywhere. Is that something they just don't use as a tuning option or do they just drill out stock ones. Oh and what size is a #56? I can never remember. I may have to come and pick your brain this weekend.
John, it's a .0465". Racer's Edge sells a set of numbered drill bits from 55-60 for drilling out your pistons. It's like 15 bucks I think.
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Thanks James. Any idea what the stock Tamiya pistons are? I just looked and don't have a bit that small and don't have time to get one from Racers edge. I can probably get a set from Sears or something.
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Thanks James. Any idea what the stock Tamiya pistons are? I just looked and don't have a bit that small and don't have time to get one from Racers edge. I can probably get a set from Sears or something.
I want to say the stock tamiya ones are like a 58. Sears should have something. Some hobby shops might have them for like models and wood crafts too.
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We did a post-shootout interview on film for an upcoming XRC DVD... as I'm talking about how the cars felt, the guys in the background are saying "Losi lover!" and throwing things at me. haha
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Thanks James. Any idea what the stock Tamiya pistons are? I just looked and don't have a bit that small and don't have time to get one from Racers edge. I can probably get a set from Sears or something.
john nearly any ACE Hardware store has numbered drills and they aren't expensive either....
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Other than that, I ran the setup from the Reedy Race that Todd posted awhile back, and the car was extremely hooked up. Of the five we tested, it--to me--handled the best by far, though without a one way it didn't have nearly enough steering compared to the other cars that did.
I hope you tested the other cars with dialed Reedy Race setups
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Shane, you are just an appealing target. lol
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I hope you tested the other cars with dialed Reedy Race setups
Yup, that's exactly what we did. Out of nine cars, all but one manufacturer gave us a good setup for the track. We each ran each car three times with a 10 single; the first run was always in kit form, the second and third runs were with the given setups.

Purely, uh, scientific.

The major restriction was that the cars had to be run in kit form with no hop-ups or outside parts other than spring, caster and toe changes. That meant no black belt and no one-way for the Losi.

The TC3 won the shaft-drive part of the shootout, that issue should be hitting stands now.
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