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Old 01-30-2003, 02:12 PM
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Nitro TC3 castor clips work great on the arm spacers.....
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Jeff C - The Yokomo wheel hex's work just fine, but the hole for the axle has to be reamed out a little bit for the US spec axle to fit (vs. metric). Another thing to watch out for is the fact that the Yokomo Drive pin is quite a bit fatter than that of the Losi...creating slop and backlash in the axle - which I am sure will not aid in longevity of the axle!


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RPM makes some clips for both the Associated shocks and the Losi shocks. I don't know if they will fit for suspension pins though. It does sound like the ntc3 clips are the way to go though.

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Old 01-30-2003, 03:07 PM
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Originally posted by RBLove
Nitro TC3 castor clips work great on the arm spacers.....
thanks for the info rob i got your old xxxs graphite car and noticed them on it and wanted some for my GP. very nice that you can move the arm forward or back with out taking it apart
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Originally posted by Kraig
futureal, you always pay too much.
Is that what I get for shopping at KT Hobbies?

I was just guessing on that $11 figure anyway, I seem recall that's the MSRP on those collars...
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Ok the reason I posted what I said was b/c guys were talking about when they use foam tires they rub on the shock. So the reason to get more throw is with the 28mm foam tires they rub on your shocks at not even full throw. I have a gold washer glued on my steering knuckles to reduce throw but the foam tires still rub so what I was suggesting before was for the use with foam tires that are 28mm wide.

And for the remark of this being hack tuning.....umm yeah

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I guess I deserve that. The red ones sell for $6.99.
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KevinK - yeah, I knew what you were saying - but sitting in an office all day long puts me in an argumentative mood sometimes... that and dealing with idiots (at work)

If you are still hitting the shock retainers - try like .090 limiter glued to the spindle (I think that is what I have on my carpet car)

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I have an easy fix. You know how the spring retainer has the slot where you slide the shaft through? Just make sure that's facing outside, so when you go crank the wheels all the way, the tire doesn't hit anything, i've tried it.
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but once again - we are asking the question why that much steering throw would be needed - the drivetrain simply becomes bound up when the wheels are turned that far!
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Originally posted by RBLove
Nitro TC3 castor clips work great on the arm spacers.....
how easy is it to change the clips? I'm already going to get some but I just thought I'd ask
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Ok Im not sure how you setup or drive your car but I drive my car most times lock to lock meaning I use the full range of my wheel travel and if I have to reduce my turning radius b/c of tire rubbage why not work on whats rubbing and still keep the same amount of travel.....dual rate is "hack tuning". When you use foam tires and the bigger the tire the better and they will rub in the front with out being very far into your tire sweep. Also if your track is on the tighter side like lanes that are say 6 to 8 ft wide you should be able to turn a 4 foot circle so you can turn around in the lane with out getting stuck on the other side.....most carpet tracks are this way...well up here they are they are not super speedways like outdoor tracks that have gas tanks racing on them. Yes I know that when you turn the wheels more it binds up the car and Im not driving my car at max throw in "EVERY" corner but at some slower speed corners you need more throw to get through them faster and if your tires are rubbing its more of a binding problem.
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Kevin did you get my post about the spring retainer? I'll show you this weekend what i mean, they dont hit!
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Originally posted by RBLove
Recently built a graphite kit. Turned aluminum screws, taped batteries, radiused chassis edges, and drilled motor mount and my car was 3lb 2oz with transponder. This was with stock motore and Sanyo 3300's. The new car is MUCH lighter.
How about posting picture on what you have done ?
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Yeah I know what you are talking about but that leaves a small window for error and thats just one more thing to check everytime the car is run.........dont forget your shock should rotate left to right so that opening is not going to be in the exact same place everytime.....what I talked about before its not a problem.
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