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Old 02-12-2004, 10:15 AM   #16
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Bottom line, make sure the drive train is smooth and will free spin for 5-8 seconds with rubber tires. If you do this, you'll be fine.
5-8 seconds is pretty free!!
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Old 02-12-2004, 10:40 AM   #17
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there is a video of a guy taht spins hit tc3 for about 20 seconds now thats free
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yes I saw it but i suspect there s a lot of inertia built in his car...Steel diffs and so maybe he s cheating a little.
Plus this is probably with unflanged bearings which are nice but not too practical if you re on a budget

If I put some lead in my wheels (balanced) , front and rear steel diffs and gave a good push, I sure can get lots of spin..but that wouldn t mean the drivetrain is efficient
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i don't think he is cheating because i e-mailed him for his procedure and got close to the same way with mine i get between 10 to 12 seconds of free spin with foams on. it works and worth the time in my opinion

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Old 02-12-2004, 05:40 PM   #20
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With bearing seals it won't spin, but just make sure that there is no resitance in the drive train. Like kinks, bad gears, ect.
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Howd he get it so free? Id like to try to free up my drivetrain.
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Howd he get it so free? Id like to try to free up my drivetrain.
sell it for a cuda then
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yes I saw it but i suspect there s a lot of inertia built in his car...Steel diffs and so maybe he s cheating a little.
Plus this is probably with unflanged bearings which are nice but not too practical if you re on a budget

If I put some lead in my wheels (balanced) , front and rear steel diffs and gave a good push, I sure can get lots of spin..but that wouldn t mean the drivetrain is efficient
Hook up a dremel to an axle, spin the drivetrain at 35000rpm's and let it go. Then you can get some free spin...

31, 32, 33...

74, 75, 76. WOW, that spun for a long time!!!

(just a joke)
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sell it for a cuda then


yeah thats a good one but id like something that works
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yeah thats a good one but id like something that works
oh they work a little too well!
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That cuda looks like a damn good car. Not a fan of belts though.


Back to the tc3 topic.

Hey bubbles i actually tried that. wow it spun for a long time.

i thought if it got going reeeeeely fast something might break. my wheels were going good too! talk about pizza cutters. thats a good way to check to see if ur tires a glued on good.
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i really dont think drive train matters that much chad miller at socal has one of the worst drive trains and yet he is one of the fastest guys there he's the youngest and very close to boing the fastest guy at socal and he's only in the 7th grade i think well i think its all about the drivingsomething i need to work on
Chad IS fast, three years younger than us Nick!!!
I was talking to Chad, and told him that my drivetrain spins for seven seconds. He said that his drivetrain spins for two REVOLUTIONS. I told him that it is kind of sad when you count revolutions rather than seconds...

Dude, I never should have helped him with setup... I made him faster
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That cuda looks like a damn good car. Not a fan of belts though.
The cuda is a shaft car...
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Hey bubbles i actually tried that. wow it spun for a long time.

i thought if it got going reeeeeely fast something might break. my wheels were going good too! talk about pizza cutters. thats a good way to check to see if ur tires a glued on good.
Dude, it gets kind of scarey when you spin it like that, with loose wheel nuts and tires start to fly...
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The cuda is a shaft car...
Damn i thought i could trust my friends! Oh well i just made a a.. of myself.
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