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Old 11-08-2001, 08:55 AM
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I would get a CK. I just went through the same thought process you did.

I am very happy with the way the CK went together. I haven't raced it yet (but I will this Sun)
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i believe i post a question...where the answer?
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Old 11-08-2001, 10:26 AM
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Originally posted by Disaster999
anyone know who to clean the flang bearings on the axis?
what should i do?
What type of bearings is it. if it just a metal shield one you can use a bearing blaster to clean it.
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Old 11-08-2001, 10:26 AM
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Originally posted by Disaster999
i believe i post a question...where the answer?
Disaster...

I put all my bearings in a small ultrasonic jewelry cleaner. Then I relube with Mobil1. If they don't feel right after that, I replace them.

For what it's worth, anyone using the later style diffs with a thrust cone instead of a thrust bearing might want to keep some spare rear axle bearings. The bearing that goes in the outbard side of the diff hub (under the thrust cone) is forced to take all the thrust load in these diffs, and they usually go bad pretty quickly. Most of the ratchety diffs I feel on 1/12 cars are due to that bearing being bad, not dirty or pitted rings.

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Disaster999: I thought that your question was a Schumacher "Axis" question???
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Old 11-08-2001, 05:46 PM
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Trips, where do you get an Ultrasonic cleaner?


I tried this the other night, take the rear axel out and tighten the diff down pretty tight, then put the axel in a drill, hold the wheel and run it. It make a really bad diff bearing better but still not perfect but good enough. Its not the best alternative but it gets a little more life out of the bearing.
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I got it off ebay. Just do a search on ultrasonic cleaner and you'll get a page or two of them.

The one I got was around $65 or so.

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Thanks for all the comments. I have a lot to think about. Other than the spare parts issue, you guys think the car is OK?
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The 12M looks very interesting to me, I'm very tempted to try one. The only issue I have is that it's pretty expensive to buy the car and then the graphite conversion. If they offered as a graphite kit out of the box like everyone else I'd more likely to go for it.

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Geppetto: we are not able to buy spareparts on a raceday here, so it doesnt make any difference to us which car we use. We have to get our sparepats in advance to the race or its finished if we brake something. With 4 cell racing I think you wont need much parts anyway.
About tires: the Jaco cost about 30% more than Corally here and are much more difficult to get, because when I need Corally I can allways order them from rccarinternational, doesnt take to long.
We are running 6 cells since I started in the mid 80s and didnt switch to 4 cell like anyone else in Europe 3 years ago. We had some people racing 4 cell last year to get used to it for the european championship, but they went back happilly to 6 cell this season. We could smoke them racing them with our 6 cell cars, I really dont see a point in 4 cell. You should try it out, there is nothing compareble to a 6 cell 1/12th car. If you want to try it I would suggest a 14turn with gearing about 34-36mm, depends on motor and track.
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Hey Guys,
I need some help on gearing choices! I have a 12 L3 and run on a asphult road course that is setup for speed! Were running 4 cell stock motors with 8 min mains. Any help will be great!
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Do the CRC cars come with wheels?
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Spongebob:
Yep, I just got the 3.1 Carpet Knife and they come with wheels and tires..

Good kit IMO...
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How do 1/12 cars handle on poor asphalt? And what tire do you recommend for the 12L3 on surfaces like this? Also what servo and speedo do you guys use in you 1/12th cars.
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Originally posted by rccarracer
How do 1/12 cars handle on poor asphalt? And what tire do you recommend for the 12L3 on surfaces like this? Also what servo and speedo do you guys use in you 1/12th cars.
IF the asphalt is bumpy and dirty, expect the car to handle poorly. The smoother the surface, the better the car will work.

We usually run Jaco pink rears and purple fronts on asphalt here.

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