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Old 10-14-2010, 08:38 AM   #211
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Question for Drew and/or the rest of the team:

I tried the hillbilly front links on my '009 last night for the first time. Our track is smooth, high traction outdoor asphalt. The car was more stable and had a lot more exit steering, but I felt that it did not have the entry steering it had before (mainly off-power). I made no other changes except the links. What would you do to get the entry steering back? I am only running 1.5-2mm rear droop over ride height so I might just need some more droop. I previously had the low/long link location.

Furthermore, are people running the hillbilly links on the T3 '011?
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Question for Drew and/or the rest of the team:

I tried the hillbilly front links on my '009 last night for the first time. Our track is smooth, high traction outdoor asphalt. The car was more stable and had a lot more exit steering, but I felt that it did not get (mainly off-power) as hard as it did before. I made no other changes except the links. What would you do to get the entry steering back? I am only running 1.5-2mm rear droop over ride height so I might just need some more droop. I previously had the low/long link location.

Furthermore, are people running the hillbilly links on the T3 '011?
More camber gain in the front - start with 2mm shims on the front hub, definitely more droop - try 3mm front and 3.5mm rear ORH. If you aren't running them switch to 4* Caster blocks. Yes it is being ran with the T3'11.
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I would just like to thank RCAMERICA and XRAY for all the support you gave the Fall Brawl last weekend. I was a pleasure to meet Drew and he really helped me with my T2R, thank you. Ea thanks for your help too,as well as Jason Lutz. Jason I know were thrashing but you took time to help me and that, in my book, makes top notch. All of the representivites were a real credit to their companies.
THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL OF YOUR HELP AND SUPPORT!

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More camber gain in the front - start with 2mm shims on the front hub, definitely more droop - try 3mm front and 3.5mm rear ORH. If you aren't running them switch to 4* Caster blocks. Yes it is being ran with the T3'11.
Thanks Fred. I am only running 1mm on the front hub. 4* caster. I will add more droop first, then another shim on the hub.
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Thanks Fred. I am only running 1mm on the front hub. 4* caster. I will add more droop first, then another shim on the hub.
My pleasure, I was in a bit of a rush earlier so I forgot to add you can also go to a 2.8 front spring if you aren't already running it and add a notch on the quicksaver as well.
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Old 10-15-2010, 03:00 PM   #216
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hi guys

just picked up my T3 '11 today, and one of the things i find wierd is the 1* rear toe that is allready build in the car, the thing that im worried about is to get the toe equel left and right. is this a problem ? and if it is, is there any tips on how to get the toe equel ?
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hi guys

just picked up my T3 '11 today, and one of the things i find wierd is the 1* rear toe that is allready build in the car, the thing that im worried about is to get the toe equel left and right. is this a problem ? and if it is, is there any tips on how to get the toe equel ?
The previous T3 had 1 degree toe built into the car as well and as far as I know there were not many people that had problems with the rear toe being equal. If for some reason yours is unequal you can add shims to the bulkhead between the roll center block and the bulkhead. This is how you can add more toe and also widen the rear track width.

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EA, You coming next weekend?

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As of right now I dont think I'll be there.

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What setup have people found to be the best to use for the hillbilly link. I don't want to mill to much off the mounts has anybody found a ballcup that will clear without having to shave it down
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What setup have people found to be the best to use for the hillbilly link. I don't want to mill to much off the mounts has anybody found a ballcup that will clear without having to shave it down
I used tamiya ballstuds with tamiya ball cups, and i didn't need to mill or shave anything.
i also used a tamiya 35mm turnbuckle.

Tamiya 5x5mm Alum Ball Connector (Black) 84014 (i used a steel version of these for strengh)
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I used tamiya ballstuds with tamiya ball cups, and i didn't need to mill or shave anything.
i also used a tamiya 35mm turnbuckle.

Tamiya 5x5mm Alum Ball Connector (Black) 84014 (i used a steel version of these for strengh)
Tamiya 5mm Adjuster Low Friction (8 pcs.) 53601
where did you get the 84014 at. Can't find them
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Chris, you can just use the TC5 links and their ball cups. It's what me and Andrew used at the Fall Brawl.
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Question for Drew/EA. Do you guys recomend adjustable or non-adjustable pistons in the shocks for the T3 '11?
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Drew,nice to finally get to meet you..........thank you very much for what you do for the SPORT we all love.............to expensive to be called a hobby...LOL!!

Anyway,everyone here in Mempho sure did appreciate you guys help.....

Props to R.C. America for everything they did to make the Race a success......especially sending you!...And "YOUR" TOOLS!..LOL!..what a Great company......Please tell all the people there thanks.......

Thanks E.A. and anyone else that helped anyone out ......i was a little buzy to see everything going on.........

That was some great Racing from the guys in 17.5 and VTA.........What about Loran smokin all the nitro guys.....Even Daddy.....Sorry,Jeff!!.......LOL!!

Looking forward to next years Xray Challenge Racing series........

holla at you later when my tools come in to build the nitro car........

Later Bro,
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Thanks for reminding me dude. I think my days of beating Loran are OVER. It's cool though. She has been working to get to this stage since she was 8. Well......I can still beat Emily and Foster....for now

Looking forward to more Xray Challenge races next year and of course we will be back to Memphis next year.
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