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Old 12-05-2004, 09:54 PM
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todd, i have a couple xxx-s questions,

first , would a longer front camber link have more or less steering

second, what effect on the car will the R blocks on the front of the car exibit,

third, whats up with pro squat, i understand how to get it, and in fact am using it, it seems to make the acar more planted, just making sure i am an the right track...

thanks, and see you in milwaukee

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Old 12-06-2004, 07:15 PM
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how do i need to gear a 128 with a monster stock motor are is the 128 to much i see everyone use it on here i will be racing in sportman with a 1500battery pack will i have good top speed what pinion do i need
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Todd- What type of batteries are you running now? Gp3300's or the Sanyo 3600's.
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Old 12-14-2004, 08:43 AM
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Hi Todd! Would you know what the little white plastic "clips" are in the pic below that are used to secure the lead wires of the electronics? seems like the best thing to have to help get your wiring as neat as possible on the jrxs .... know who makes those and how to get hold of them?

sorry, i posted the same question on the jrxs thread but thought id post it here as well ... thanks!
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Old 12-14-2004, 09:21 AM
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Zip ties should work as well. Just make sure you use something to insulate between the graphite and the wires, like rubber tubing.
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Old 12-14-2004, 09:29 AM
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Shiver me timbers matey! You left your eye-patch in me pit last night!
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Old 12-24-2004, 12:23 PM
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Default What exactly does the average stock class driver gain from an expensive ESC.

I have read many posts concerning what ESC to buy. It is still not clear to me what I gain by replacing a $50-$75 ESC with a $200 ESC. If I am only running stock 28t and I am only compeating on a local level, will I really see a big difference with a more expensive ESC?

I can understand how a faster servo helps, even a newer driver like myself.
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Old 12-24-2004, 02:32 PM
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Well I'm not Todd Hodge but i cant tell u one thing. You will sure see a big gain in performance and speed in your car. Better ESC's have less eternal resistance and have different opperating frequencies and alot of other different key things that give better performace than other ESC's that are cheaper. A ESC that is good for its cost is the Novak GT7. Hope this helps u. By the way what ESC do u have now?
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Old 12-24-2004, 03:19 PM
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I don't think you'll see very much difference in acceleration or speed. The main differences between the expensive and cheap ECS are mainly weight, size and how much motor it can handle. I wouldn't bother with the expensive ESCs if you don't care about running mod motors, the weight of your car or if your car has enough room to mount the esc in it.
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Old 12-24-2004, 09:31 PM
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Just stopped by to say we hope you have a Merry Christmas.

From Jason, Pat and myself.



as for running a high end speedo in stock. depending on the one you pick you will notice more punch when it's set on the correct setting. a more linear feel throughout the trigger range. on both the GT7 and the KO VFS 2000 most racers will run a extra cap also for punch. better run time. and better com life. when geared right motors will run cooler. some of the older speedos I still run is the TC2. lots of punch,good run time. green/purple label Cyclones. still good speedos decent punch you can find then somewhat cheap. both offer decent runtime hardly ever go bad.

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Old 12-24-2004, 11:50 PM
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That car looks familiar.
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Old 12-26-2004, 08:43 AM
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Default difference in ESCs

I have the Durtrax 16t (BTW are Durtrax products based on or actually made by the same company as one of the name brand ESCs)
The replys to my earlier question seam t ocondradict each other.
i.e. it makes little difference vs it makes a big difference.
I see the GT7 reccomended other places on this board people will bad mouth Novak products as unreliable.
What is frustraiting about all these discussions is that it is all subjective and objective numbers are never available.
It would be a piece of cake for the mags or the companies to hook ESCs up to a scope and print the results.
also context is igonored. i.e. is 4.03 grams really heavier than 4.02 grams.

I read one thread where they were discussing rubber tires. They were reccomnding that you use a set of tires no more than a single day of racing if that.
I asked the faster drivers at the local track how long they went on a set of rubber tires, the consensus was an entire season or until they showed obvious visable signs of deterioration.
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Old 12-26-2004, 11:37 PM
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Well ... let me rephrase what I said before. You will notice a difference when compairing a $40 ESC and a $160 ESC. When compairing a $90 ESC to a $160 I doubt you will see a noticable difference. Some mention more punch but I don't think it's very noticable. I've tried several ESCs over the years and none have made a dramatic difference over the other. Other than what I mentioned above I don't think there is a big difference in performance between a $90 ECS and a $160 ESC.
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Are you and Mark coming up for the race ....trouble is all lined up..::
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