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Old 03-31-2005, 01:38 PM   #1576
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I lost a front belt using the one-way last night too (yea, same track and kansasracer and Freq). I wasn't using the tensioner, but have since added it. I'm guessing, if a front wheel binds under power (like during a crash) the front belt has to go somewhere. Is this a common thing with one-ways or other cars in general, or just a fluke? I've got decent tension on that thing now, so hopefully it will skip at worst now.

Also, if any of you are interested in the one-piece diff pulley I linked a while back, Modeltech in the UK has them for sale, and they'll ship to the US. I've got two on the way.

Kansasracer pointed this out last night. If you hold the diff, the pulley can wobble between the two halves, even when it's tightened. Is this a design decision, or pretty normal with diffs? I did notice that it was much easier to get the pully to spin true if I just tightened each screw until it was snug, rather than giving it the "gorilla grip."
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Old 04-01-2005, 11:11 AM   #1577
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My US Carpet Spec arrived yesterday, I did all the basic assembly last night (still need to add the electronics and put it on the board to dial it in) This was the nicest build I have ever had. I can't wait to run this car tomorrow.

Brian McGreevy - Thanks again for all your help, and for not calling me a dumb ass when i called with my stupid question.
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Quick question. I have the Carpet Spec RDX with the 3.4mm topdeck, however, the carpet season is now finished here, if I'm going to be running on asphalt should I keep the thicker topdeck or use the 2.9mm topdeck? Thanks!
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Quick question. I have the Carpet Spec RDX with the 3.4mm topdeck, however, the carpet season is now finished here, if I'm going to be running on asphalt should I keep the thicker topdeck or use the 2.9mm topdeck? Thanks!

If you want more chassis flex on aspalt, run the thinner top deck!
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Old 04-01-2005, 01:34 PM   #1580
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Shane,

No problem, and don't worry about that, everyone usually has at least one brain fart when building a kit.
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Old 04-01-2005, 01:49 PM   #1581
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Where is the best place to buy the car and get parts for it online?? Thanks Matt
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Old 04-01-2005, 01:51 PM   #1582
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www.speedtechrc.com

Steve is carrying the car for $394 and all the needed parts.

Kraig at KT Hobbies will more than likely be carrying the Corally RDX and parts soon.

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Old 04-01-2005, 02:33 PM   #1583
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Thanks Brian!
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Old 04-01-2005, 04:56 PM   #1584
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Would like to thank all who have posted on this thread. You have inspired me to purchase an RDX! Thanks esp. to Shane. I look forward to posting and asking many questions. I IM'ed Kraig @ KT Hobbies and he said he will be getting the RDX in the next few months. Thanks Again!!
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Old 04-02-2005, 09:10 PM   #1585
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Congrats to Brian McGreevy for his win tonight in the stock foam class at Trackside in Milwaukee Wisconsin. If I read that right he won a hotly contested class by about 4 seconds. Looking good in that RDX.
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Old 04-02-2005, 09:40 PM   #1586
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Thanks, Shane. Yeah it was a really tight race, the last leg of the Midwest Touring Series. Up until the last round, the top 5 were seperated by 2 seconds! I had TQ runs going every round but got beat by mere tenths. After it was all said and done, Kevin Kane took TQ with 26 @ 5:00.4 and I had second with 26 @ 5:00.5!!!! One tenth! In the main, I made the pass for first on second lap and never looked back, increasing my lead to 4 seconds by the end of the race.

Top 5 Qualifiers:
Kevin Kane 26 5:00.4
Brian McGreevy 26 5:00.5
Stephen Sobottka 26 5:02
Brad Johnson 26 5:05
Drew Ellis 26 5:07

Finish:
Brian McGreevy
Brad Johnson
Kevin Kane
Drew Ellis
I don't remember who got 5th...

The car was just flat out awesome all day. It was easy to drive and carried great speed. With Fusion/Br00d power behind it, the car was super-fast every round. I used Tosolini's Carpet Nats setup with only three changes. I only ran .8 mm extra under the couplers, 1.5 degrees of rear toe, and the front and rear shocks leaned in one hole.
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Old 04-02-2005, 10:41 PM   #1587
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hey guys i just finished building my RDX kit, i was wondering if anyone here had any problems with the shocks, they seem to have a little bit of binding in them,
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Jason, did you make sure to put some shock oil on the o-rings? If you don't then the shocks will fell sticky as the shaft slides on the o-rings...
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yup i did ( even if it comes factory built i rebuild it)
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Thanks, Shane. Yeah it was a really tight race, the last leg of the Midwest Touring Series. Up until the last round, the top 5 were seperated by 2 seconds! I had TQ runs going every round but got beat by mere tenths. After it was all said and done, Kevin Kane took TQ with 26 @ 5:00.4 and I had second with 26 @ 5:00.5!!!! One tenth! In the main, I made the pass for first on second lap and never looked back, increasing my lead to 4 seconds by the end of the race.

Top 5 Qualifiers:
Kevin Kane 26 5:00.4
Brian McGreevy 26 5:00.5
Stephen Sobottka 26 5:02
Brad Johnson 26 5:05
Drew Ellis 26 5:07

Finish:
Brian McGreevy
Brad Johnson
Kevin Kane
Drew Ellis
I don't remember who got 5th...

The car was just flat out awesome all day. It was easy to drive and carried great speed. With Fusion/Br00d power behind it, the car was super-fast every round. I used Tosolini's Carpet Nats setup with only three changes. I only ran .8 mm extra under the couplers, 1.5 degrees of rear toe, and the front and rear shocks leaned in one hole.
Congrats Brian, that looks more like a National main with the drivers listed.
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