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Old 10-07-2010, 06:01 AM   #556
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We have a new guy at our carpet track that purchased a JL-10e used. We believe it to be all original but can't be certain. We are struggling with set up. It pushes really bad under power. Turn in is pretty good. I have laid down the front shocks all the way, stood up the rear shocks all the way. Ride height is about 4.5 in the front and 10 in the back. Droop in the front is almost nil. It's better but still not where it should be. Can someone that races VTA on carpet please share their setup so we can get him on pace with the rest of the cars?

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Old 10-20-2010, 09:51 PM   #557
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Not a VTA guy or carpet so no idea on setup. Hopefully someone will reply on that.

I did race at our local track last Sunday with mixed results. I started in Novice since I have never raced road before. I posted times close to the sportsman class guys so they bumped me up there for the second heat. That is when I my motor started slowing down. Thought it was my battery... So I started the third heat with a fresh battery and the motor died completely.

Anyway, they guys at the track were really nice and one of them let me use a silver can like they use for VTA. It was nice to race the main, but I was going half as fast as the rest of the field. Hopefully we will have another sunny day so I can race one more time this year.
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Old 10-23-2010, 03:12 PM   #558
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Does the optional narrow chassis(OfN37162) make the car less than 200mm or is it simply a smaller chassis? Thanks.
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Done some research on the narrow chassis and haven't been able to get an answer. Even sent an email to OFNA. I would be nice if we had a factory driver/rep that responded to this thread.

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Does the optional narrow chassis(OfN37162) make the car less than 200mm or is it simply a smaller chassis? Thanks.
It remains 200mm.

Narrower chassis = less scraping around corners, higher corner speed.

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Here's a bump for this thread.

As a primer for me to get back into racing (on the cheap, I might add) I'm going to enter a JL10e into our local brushed GT class where we run a spec ESC and motor. Specifically, it's a Dynamite Tazer 15T ESC and Axial 27T closed endbell motor. The track is medium sized and also runs 1/8 scale nitro and electric, but is a bit on the small side for them. Anyone have brushed motor gearing info they can share?
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Looks like I'm going to try a 41 or 42T pinion to get me close to what the TC3 and TC4 guys are running (4.92 FDR). We'll see how it goes!
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Does anyone have a setup sheet for the JL10E? Ofna doesn't have one. Thanks.
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PM VenturaDC for one, or check out post #247.
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I have a NIB for sale in the For Sale thread if anyone is interested. http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...jl10e-nib.html
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Hey everyone,

So I just picked one of these bad boys up and its my first entry into 4x4 onroad. I have a FF03 and have had mini's in the past but never a 4x4 on road so Im excited. Anyways, Im interested in knowing where I should start with gearing. I am going to be running the EZRUN 10T 3900kv motor in mine with a 7.4v 2s Lipo (ive had great luck with hobbywing stuff so please keep the negative comments about ezruns).

Im going to be running mostly at West Coast RC Raceway. Where should I start out with gearing this car???? Essentially, I would like to know what pinion you think I should start with.... Any help would be appreciated as FDR and all that are rather foreign to me. Ive always been huge into electric offroad but some of this on road stuff seems like french. Thanks in advance!
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I am going to be running the EZRUN 10T 3900kv
I'm running a Castle Sidewinder with the stock spur and found that a 21T pinion to give me the most optimal temp and combination of low/top end. I run my car @ Nor-Cal hobbies, and it handles the back straight fine - with enough to get the around the infield pretty good. If you haven't already purchased a temp gun, I would suggest one.
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If anyone is interested I make a CF chassis kit complete with towers for 95.00 shipped anywhere in the USA.
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