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Old 05-25-2011, 09:09 AM   #661
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I have the same problem, but now it's just a habit to check the diffs after every heat and definitely before the main. It's usually the front that gives me issues (i run it close to locked). I usually remove a wheel and one end of an upper link. This allows me to pull the CVD so I have access to tighten the screw.
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Old 05-26-2011, 06:29 AM   #662
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Thanks, appreciate the advice!
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:44 PM   #663
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Hey guys looking at getting one of these for parking lot speed runs and cruising around...not doing any racing with it...

How do you guys like them...Any issues I should be aware off...And what type of motors are you guys running, I was thinking of dropping my 5.5 in there for speed runs, but am open to other opinions...

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whoa, that's some serious horsepower! I think for what you want to do with it you'll be fine.

All the serious racers in my club that run the mod touring car class run belt-driven cars (doesn't have the torque steer shaft drive cars have). None of them are running anything lower than 10.5, though. I wouldn't know because I run my JL10e in a slow, spec class (27T brushed). But I've got a 6.5 in my Kyosho Lazer ZX-5 and with the slipper tight it pulls like a mofo when I get on it!
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Old 06-19-2011, 11:51 AM   #665
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I've pretty much set up my Jl10 using all the tips on this forum. Under half speed the car goes pretty straight, then under full acceleration it pushes to the left. I checked the left tires and it seems to have more wear on them compared to the right side.

I am not sure what is causing it. I first thought the shocks or even the body is rubbing against the tires..but the set up is pretty much what Dave Starks recommends.

Could it be the diffs too tight on one side?

Thanks for your help in advance.
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Old 06-19-2011, 12:22 PM   #666
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I'm going to take a guess here.

Sounds like your chassis has some tweak in it.
The right rear tire has more pressure on the ground than the left rear tire.

Under hard acceleration, the right rear pushes the car to the left because it has more traction.

The left rear tire is showing more wear because it is slipping more because it has less traction than the left rear tire.

This is adjusted with the shocks/springs.

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Hey All,

I've pretty much set up my Jl10 using all the tips on this forum. Under half speed the car goes pretty straight, then under full acceleration it pushes to the left. I checked the left tires and it seems to have more wear on them compared to the right side.

I am not sure what is causing it. I first thought the shocks or even the body is rubbing against the tires..but the set up is pretty much what Dave Starks recommends.

Could it be the diffs too tight on one side?

Thanks for your help in advance.
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Old 06-19-2011, 01:40 PM   #667
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Thanks for the quick reply. I guess I would have to make the suspension stiffer with stiffer oil and springs to get rid of the flex?

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I'm going to take a guess here.

Sounds like your chassis has some tweak in it.
The right rear tire has more pressure on the ground than the left rear tire.

Under hard acceleration, the right rear pushes the car to the left because it has more traction.

The left rear tire is showing more wear because it is slipping more because it has less traction than the left rear tire.

This is adjusted with the shocks/springs.

I think...
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Thanks for the quick reply. I guess I would have to make the suspension stiffer with stiffer oil and springs to get rid of the flex?
I don't know what shocks you are using, but if they are threaded, then put more tension on the spring on the right rear (or left front) so there is even tire pressure on the ground. I don't think oil will change this condition much if any.
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I have the stock shocks. Thanks. I will test it out in a few. Do you know of any other shocks that will fit other than the Ofna threaded?

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I don't know what shocks you are using, but if they are threaded, then put more tension on the spring on the right rear (or left front) so there is even tire pressure on the ground. I don't think oil will change this condition much if any.
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Hey All,

I've pretty much set up my Jl10 using all the tips on this forum. Under half speed the car goes pretty straight, then under full acceleration it pushes to the left. I checked the left tires and it seems to have more wear on them compared to the right side.
You can also check if the steering rack is rubbing on the driveshaft. Under hard acceleration, the shaft raises the drive cup enough to hit the underside of the steering rack, would expect a polished spot on the drive cup if this is so.
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I was thinking of dropping my 5.5 in there for speed runs, but am open to other opinions...
I have a 5.5T in there right now. With a 3S - it's pretty crazy. Just watch the diffs and you should be ok. IMO a good 10.5T is a good
motor for speed while still good on the drivetrain. I've had to replace more drivetrain parts with the 5.5T

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I have the stock shocks. Thanks. I will test it out in a few. Do you know of any other shocks that will fit other than the Ofna threaded?
I have Tamiya flourine coated dampers on mine. (TAM-53571)
check out post #639 for pics of the setup.
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Do you know what size those are? 3Racing has aluminum shocks that fit on the TT-01, TB-02. I am assuming the Tamiya TRFs will fit on the TT-01 as well.

What size is the stock shocks on the JL? The 3racing shocks say 13mm.

The steering rack is rubbing on the driveshaft after closer look. I wonder why Ofna made it with very little clearance. Any word on a fix for this as well?

Thanks guys for your help. I just want my car to go straight.
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I'm still using the out of the box dampers with my JL10e, but am curious how the 3Racing ones will fit and perform. Keep us posted!

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The steering rack is rubbing on the driveshaft after closer look. I wonder why Ofna made it with very little clearance. Any word on a fix for this as well?
I ground mine down considerably with my Dremel. I'll try to take some pics tonight.
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hey new to the forum and had a quick question pertaining to my JL 10e. Where do y'all find parts? Other than Ofna's website and nitrohouse.com i cant find any parts.

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Nitrohouse is the only place I've ordered Ofna parts from. Small things like ball ends, battery cups and other non-chassis specific pieces I buy from my LHS or eBay.

Whereabouts in Texas are you?
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