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Old 08-31-2013, 04:50 AM
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Good to know how does the conversion handles with the motor more towards the middle yokomo ant3?
Moving the motor inwards makes the direction change much sharper. The different top deck increases overall grip and improves the way the car turns in. I really like the smokem conversion, it's cheaper and more elegant than the raceberry set and maintains the 417 belts and centre shaft
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Old 08-31-2013, 05:23 AM
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I just emailed in my pre-order for the new Smokem V7 kit and an extra top deck
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:20 AM
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SRP motormounts are in stock now.
Topdeck expected next week.
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Old 08-31-2013, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by CraigM View Post
Moving the motor inwards makes the direction change much sharper. The different top deck increases overall grip and improves the way the car turns in. I really like the smokem conversion, it's cheaper and more elegant than the raceberry set and maintains the 417 belts and centre shaft
Ok thanks Craig are u a planning on getting a v7 kit?
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Originally Posted by C van der Hagen View Post
SRP motormounts are in stock now.
Topdeck expected next week.
Link please.
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Old 08-31-2013, 01:55 PM
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Wow its only $75!!! I am definitely picking up one despite what I said earlier
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Ok thanks Craig are u a planning on getting a v7 kit?
I already have it
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Hope I'm not missing anything obvious, but are there any US shops that sell the Smokem stuff? Or does Somkem sell directly? This V7 kit is piquing my curiosity....
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Originally Posted by Potoczak View Post
Link please.
https://www.facebook.com/SepesRacingProducts
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I'm having issues with traction roll. I have a high roll center setting running 32.5wt shock oil with hpi silvers in front and hpi blues in rear with no roll bars in front and rear and ride hight set at 5.5 with 3 degree of tow in the rear. Any suggestions would putting the roll bars back on would this help the car from not traction roll. Btw I'm running 17.5 blinky on a med/high traction asphalt track.
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I'm having issues with traction roll. I have a high roll center setting running 32.5wt shock oil with hpi silvers in front and hpi blues in rear with no roll bars in front and rear and ride hight set at 5.5 with 3 degree of tow in the rear. Any suggestions would putting the roll bars back on would this help the car from not traction roll. Btw I'm running 17.5 blinky on a med/high traction asphalt track.
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That being said, that setup sounds like a recipe for traction roll. No sways with soft springs will let the car roll a lot. High roll centers will make the inside lift up more. Soft shock oil will let the car cut in hard and generate a lot of rolling momentum. Do you also have a lot of droop?

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No ruining 5mm in front and 4mm in rear. I think ima try the car with the sway bars on if not ima prob just go back to a longer link so lower roll center see if that helps. Also I'm running sweep 32's prob if I go to 36's I think it might help.
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I'm having issues with traction roll. I have a high roll center setting running 32.5wt shock oil with hpi silvers in front and hpi blues in rear with no roll bars in front and rear and ride hight set at 5.5 with 3 degree of tow in the rear. Any suggestions would putting the roll bars back on would this help the car from not traction roll. Btw I'm running 17.5 blinky on a med/high traction asphalt track.
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I would go 40wt all the way around and put the stock sway bars back..
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No ruining 5mm in front and 4mm in rear
^^ that is a lot of droop
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What would u recommend Craig?
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