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Old 05-19-2003, 07:52 AM
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Race update for the Acer bearings. They worked great...very smooth and quiet. I was very happy with them. The pack was tight so I didn't make A or B main, I TQ'ed C. I missed making the B by 2 seconds and placed 2nd in the C main. About 24 people racing and 80% of them were in the TQ 32 to 29 lap range to where I was, so it was a close contest. All in all, the xray hooked up and drove great. I was very happy...time to learn and get more experience
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Old 05-19-2003, 01:05 PM
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Shiloh: I inquired about the pullies from a shop in the UK. they wanted $80 US for them. I don't think that the original ones are bad at all. Defenately not worth $80.
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Old 05-19-2003, 06:55 PM
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Yeah, US$80 seems a bit high for three plastic pulleys. I assume the white ones are delrin, which would be more expensive than molded plastic. If they are making the new ones black instead of white, does that mean they are making the new ones molded instead of machining delrin? If it does, then the price will most likely be lower.
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Old 05-20-2003, 12:51 AM
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For 80 dollars, they better be made from titanium.
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Old 05-20-2003, 03:14 AM
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they are woth the $80 they free the car up a lot and the pull out of corners is immense. Rick
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Old 05-20-2003, 05:17 AM
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Originally posted by pucho
Shiloh: I inquired about the pullies from a shop in the UK. they wanted $80 US for them. I don't think that the original ones are bad at all. Defenately not worth $80.
I think this is just a reflection of the high prices in the UK for RC stuff. Most of the stuff I have seen in UK RC mags appear to take the US$ sign and simply change it to the "Pounds" sign without changing the numbers!!
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Old 05-20-2003, 05:43 AM
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Yup RC racing in the UK is far to expensixe, i can buy stuff from Japan or HKG and even if i get billed import duty i still save on the prices over here. Rick
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Old 05-20-2003, 08:22 AM
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Come on guys, no Pivot Ball drivers here ??
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Old 05-20-2003, 09:58 AM
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From my experience with the Corally I wouldn't eaven consider the PB.
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Old 05-20-2003, 10:47 AM
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PB as tuneable as it is, has it's limits. Chubs are more practical in racing conditions. Thats not to say that a PB can't be tuned to racing conditions, because it can be. It appears the Chubs are virtually a standard for electric touring cars.
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Old 05-21-2003, 05:36 AM
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lets bring this thing back up from the grave yard!
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Old 05-21-2003, 05:54 AM
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hey fellas, i am a pillow ball racer atm.
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.... not successful though.. ahahahah

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Old 05-21-2003, 07:22 AM
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I race only pillow ball, winter and outdoor. I do pretty good at it too. Maybe I might try the composit C-hubs now that it's cheaper. The alum ones were way too expensive.
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Old 05-21-2003, 08:15 AM
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put the pivot ball gimmick to rest. xray is trying to. It was a great point in selling thecar at first but they out did themselves with the chubs
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but I think PB looks cool. and if it's setup right, it too can kick ass.
it just a matter of choice i believe.
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