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Old 11-06-2004, 06:34 AM
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Originally posted by beetlebz
hey guys, ill start out by saying im an offroad nitro guy. so brace yourself for the dumb questions...

the two classes im interested in racing at my LHS are modified 1/12 pan car, and stock 1/12 touring. for both they are the same car, the difference is the motor and the body. so with that in mind, which of the following 3 cars would be ideal for my setup?

the AE 12L3, the 12L4, or the Carpet Knife? AE parts are readily available from my LHS, some guy just bought the very first carpet knife at our track, so im sure parts will become available. im pretty sure both classes will be 4 cell, and while we will be doing some carpet oval, it will mostly be a road course we will race on (its a modular oval).

so, what do you guys think i should invest in for my first carpet venture?

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I've had both and liked the carpet knife better, the main reason, 4 cells put together, no taping!!!!
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Old 11-06-2004, 07:19 AM
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Originally posted by lastplace
I've had both and liked the carpet knife better, the main reason, 4 cells put together, no taping!!!!
I havent had the L4 yet, but would like to try it, but i do have the CRC. And another great thing alot the CRC not only do you have 4 cells together, NO T-BAR!
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Old 11-06-2004, 09:12 AM
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so you think the carpet knife would be the better choice? im getting that kind of response everywhere lol

the only thing that concerns me about the L4 and the carpet knife, which is why i was considering the L3, is incase 6 cell mod makes a come back again too and im left taping batteries in funny places seeing as the chassis are designed to hold 4 cells. but hell if im being paranoid just smack me.
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Old 11-06-2004, 09:23 AM
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Originally posted by beetlebz
so you think the carpet knife would be the better choice? im getting that kind of response everywhere lol

the only thing that concerns me about the L4 and the carpet knife, which is why i was considering the L3, is incase 6 cell mod makes a come back again too and im left taping batteries in funny places seeing as the chassis are designed to hold 4 cells. but hell if im being paranoid just smack me.

I wouldn't count on 6 cell 1/12 scale making a comeback. The cars are fast enough on 4 cells and the damage is minimal when the car taps a board. 6 cell cars will nearly explode on impact with the ballistic speed they can achieve.


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Old 11-06-2004, 02:30 PM
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Originally posted by DPowell
6 cell cars will nearly explode on impact with the ballistic speed they can achieve.


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Yeah we run 6 cell stock here and i'm always nervous of hitting a board as I know i'll break something just about every time
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Old 11-06-2004, 05:24 PM
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Has anyone tried using a Novak GTX with someting like a speed 12? Is there enough clearance for the heatsink?
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Old 11-06-2004, 11:39 PM
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Default dampener tubes on Rugrat

he yall does someone make a suitable replacement for the dampener tubes on the IRS Rugrat? I broke the white piece where it threads, pretty thin IMHO anyhoo i'm dead in the water until i can get a replacement piece from IRS.

Did someone make a better designed/stronger one? I ran the car all last year without a problem maybe it was a luckly hit.
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Old 11-07-2004, 08:59 AM
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ok i have a CRC Carpet knife v3 i posted a while back about my car pulling under acceleration. i was told to check the rear end was completely free which i have done and its very free. I was also told to do something with the rear track, something to do with the wheels being an equal length from the center of the car...

have you got any tips on how to find the center of the car and how to adjust the wheel track.... if that what i am meant to do.. ???

or am i barking up the wrong tree and its nothing to do with the rear track width, position..?? any imput helpful, Cheers
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pheyhoe, I adjust it by removing the wheels and placing the chassis on a flat surface. Then I lay a straight edge along the edge of the chassis and measure the distance from the hub surface to the edge of the straight edge.
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i will give it a go !
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right i have done that but i think i need some shims, there were two on one side that i have moved over to the other but they have only made about 1mm difference, the wheels are still about 3mm out from right to left. where can i get these shims from? can you get thicker ones?
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Old 11-07-2004, 10:55 AM
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check the higher up on thnis page-thicker shims were discussed a little
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Originally posted by pheyhoe
right i have done that but i think i need some shims, there were two on one side that i have moved over to the other but they have only made about 1mm difference, the wheels are still about 3mm out from right to left. where can i get these shims from? can you get thicker ones?
Wow 3mm no wonder. I would bet that was your problem.
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right i have done that but i think i need some shims, there were two on one side that i have moved over to the other but they have only made about 1mm difference, the wheels are still about 3mm out from right to left. where can i get these shims from? can you get thicker ones?
i would make sure you have the left hub (opposite end to spur ) the right way round this can alter it as you say making allot of differance. take it off and flip it 180 degress and re measure
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The left hub on the Carpet Knife is a dual 2 bolt/3 bolt design. If you use the 2 bolt setting with 3 bolt rear wheels, your rear width will be way off.

The shorter flange goes toward the bearing for the 3 bolt configuration. You will also notice that the 3 bolt rim slip fits over the opposite "longer" flange when correctly installed.

I would bet right now you have the longer side pointed in instead of having the wheel mounted over the longer flange/wheel boss.
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