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Old 02-14-2011, 01:37 PM   #1021
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Use the 19teeth center pulleys to get that 2.0 DR and that will free up the belts from to start up.
Didn't had the time yet to get the car going indoor on carpet but got it nicely on a indoor asfalt track almost stock setup.
Just layed down the rear shocks a bit and removed the rear swaybar and the most common mod used the narrow rear suspension mounts.
These are a few things you can do tho make the car have more rear grip.

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Old 02-14-2011, 05:20 PM   #1022
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I have been running my sakura now for 10 months and I still have the kit belts in with little sign of wear. It is on the standard centre pullies with a gear diff in the back but till this was avilable i was running the ball diff. I run in the 13.5 class mainly but with the odd meeting in 10.5. HTH
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Old 02-21-2011, 10:52 AM   #1023
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Drove my Sakura this weekend for the first time with a gear dif in the rear.
2 quali's, 3 finales and 4 batteries for practice.
From start to finish the diff behaved perfectly.
Sanded the rear of the satelite gears with 1000 waterproof and put on the side gears both shims.
Put 1000 CTS oil in the diff and it was as smooth as butter the whole race.
This deffo a great buy

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Old 02-27-2011, 03:19 AM   #1024
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Hey guys,
Can anyone tell me which other manufacturers shocks fit the Sakura?
One of mine blew out and i need some replacements. I can seem to find anyone is Aus that has these in stock.
Do the Tamiya TRF fit?
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Old 02-27-2011, 08:43 AM   #1025
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Can anyone tell me which other manufacturers shocks fit the Sakura?
One of mine blew out and i need some replacements. I can seem to find anyone is Aus that has these in stock.
Do the Tamiya TRF fit?
Yes TRF shocks do fit. If you want to save cost and maintain the Pink color, just buy the shock bodies. All the pinky stuff will fit. However TRF bodies are a bit long, so in my case, I use the TRF titanium nitride shock shafts (longer than Sakura) and match it with the 4mm taller optional shock towers. This way I can use HPI springs with no ride height issues.
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Old 02-27-2011, 01:41 PM   #1026
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Cool thanks for the info bro.

Also what does changing the angle of the shocks on the strut towers do in terms of handling characteristics?

Trying to get my car to handle a bit better. It just seems really loose on sweeping corners. Cant give it to much gas or she just spins out.
There was some other guys down at the track yesterday and their cars just seemed to stick so much more.

I am a beginner by the way so i know my driving skills have a fair bit to do with this.
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Old 02-27-2011, 02:07 PM   #1027
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Cool thanks for the info bro.

Also what does changing the angle of the shocks on the strut towers do in terms of handling characteristics?

Trying to get my car to handle a bit better. It just seems really loose on sweeping corners. Cant give it to much gas or she just spins out.
There was some other guys down at the track yesterday and their cars just seemed to stick so much more.

I am a beginner by the way so i know my driving skills have a fair bit to do with this.

Can't get my car's rear planted either. Got the narrow rear, tried the inner holes on the tower, softest springs and hardest springs..What else can I do??? Thanks
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Old 02-27-2011, 05:03 PM   #1028
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Cool thanks for the info bro.

Also what does changing the angle of the shocks on the strut towers do in terms of handling characteristics?

Trying to get my car to handle a bit better. It just seems really loose on sweeping corners. Cant give it to much gas or she just spins out.
There was some other guys down at the track yesterday and their cars just seemed to stick so much more.

I am a beginner by the way so i know my driving skills have a fair bit to do with this.
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Can't get my car's rear planted either. Got the narrow rear, tried the inner holes on the tower, softest springs and hardest springs..What else can I do??? Thanks
1st to look for is tyres. Getting the right one for your track is vital,save you a lot of time in setting up the car. Take a look around the pit, what tyres and inserts do majority of the racers use.

From your post, it seems that you need more front droop over height, coz tjis happends in on power situation. So more droop over ride height at the front will give more weight transfer to the rear hence more grip.

Use more toe in at the rear. My case I m using 3 deg block.

Use softer rear spring. I m using HPI silver at the rear and pink (harder) at the front)

Lay down the rear shock angle some more.

Use softer rear stabilizer. My case, I m not using at all.

Narrow the rear track witdth by using narrow suspension block and 4mm wheel hex.

This may sound weird but I m using 0.5mm roll center shims on all blocks front and rear. In theory raising the rear roll center will reduce weight transfer during leaning in to the corners BUT I found out it actually calm the rear down. Maybe for this car it has too much rear roll weight transfer to begin with so the tyres overheated and loose traction.
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Wel it seems that after a year of suggesting it, that 3Racing are bringing out shorter arms, i guess a chinese person must have also suggested it. Caucasian suggestions dont seem to count.

Reports from TITC are that the shorter arms give a much better balance to the car, and more rear grip.

Not sure when/if they will be available
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Raise the rear roll center and you will notice better handling.
I raised it at the rear front about 1.25mm and at the rear rear 1mm.
Got grip from the word go on a carpet track what is known for it's lack of rear grip
No rear swaybar and shocks layed down,narrow suspension blocks and 4mm hex.
400cps oil in rear and 600 front.
Running 13.5 boosted and so on.
Need to fine tune it but the basic setup for that track is good.
For asfalt this setup has to much rear grip.

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Wel it seems that after a year of suggesting it, that 3Racing are bringing out shorter arms, i guess a chinese person must have also suggested it. Caucasian suggestions dont seem to count.

Reports from TITC are that the shorter arms give a much better balance to the car, and more rear grip.

Not sure when/if they will be available
Calm Bradd

I ran my Sakura at TITC with the new narrow arms. With one minor shock angle change the car was very stable to drive. Pity the driver is not much good

The car was great on change of direction through chicanes etc
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the new narrow arms?

When?

Do you have a photo...if possible!!!
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Raise the rear roll center and you will notice better handling.
I raised it at the rear front about 1.25mm and at the rear rear 1mm.
Got grip from the word go on a carpet track what is known for it's lack of rear grip
No rear swaybar and shocks layed down,narrow suspension blocks and 4mm hex.
400cps oil in rear and 600 front.
Running 13.5 boosted and so on.
Need to fine tune it but the basic setup for that track is good.
For asfalt this setup has to much rear grip.

regards Roy
Thanks Roy I will try changing the roll center. I race on ozite carpet with spec Jaco blues and have tried everything. Next I will have to change the driver.
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We all started some where with racing and none of us where good from the word go
Try the LRP CPX tires for a change or the RP24 and Sorex24.
See what you get when using them
Also sauce the rear tires all the way and stop on the front tires.
Just clean front and rear with brake cleaner and then sauce the rears and heat them up.
Works wonders.

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Thanks Roy I will try changing the roll center. I race on ozite carpet with spec Jaco blues and have tried everything. Next I will have to change the driver.
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Old 03-11-2011, 01:36 AM   #1035
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Just wondering what the "Differential screw set (SAK-01)" is, and what it does?

I was looking at getting the solid front axle, and saw this. Does this tighten the factory diff somehow?
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