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Old 08-02-2004, 08:26 AM   #1
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I am looking for a good setup for my Chameleon 2 for on road.

I used the set up found here for the Reedy 19t Spec and it worked great.

Does the 767 brush and extra heavy springs set up work on the Chameleon? Gearing? Help!

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Old 08-02-2004, 08:45 AM   #2
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Try 4505nt cross cut 99 brushes from Trinity with Trinity purple springs. For gearing, on a fast flowing track with a 100' plus straight using rubber tires on ashphalt I run a 6.94 fdr (tc3 is 27/75) or for a little more top end try 6.69 fdr(tc3 is 28/75).
Also run a reedy fan/heatsink to keep the temp. down a little.
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bro can I get my TC3 Final Drive Ratio to the lowest value let say 4.53 or something in between 4.7?.. what would be my pinion/gearing with 75t spur gear??..
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Your pinion size would be too big for the motor cam to pivot far enough to get proper gear mesh. Try using a smaller spur gear if you are going for top speed in a straight line.
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you can use the same setup from tandman, but use red springs all around to.
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Old 08-02-2004, 10:33 PM   #6
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Red springs do work, you have to experiment. Lighter springs and you can gear down to let it rev more down the straights. Also red on the - and purple on the + works also. Each individual C2 seems to react differently to spring pressure. Or maybe I need to buck up and get a Fiddle Stick from Big Jim To measure spring pressure more accurately.
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A lot of us here have had great success with the putnam blue/green brush combo. (green on +)
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Thanks for the feedback.... I went to the LHS and asked for the Trinity 4505nt cross cut 99 brushes and got the 'deer in the headlights' look (and these guys race on road)...they finally found them on line from one of their distributors, but I'll be racing before they can get them. I will look for them in Denver. I did get the red springs and had some purples. The putnam combo sounds good too. We have two days to test before the races so I will have time to experiment. Any other input is helpful....Thanks to all again!!
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If you are running the Regionals at MHORR this weekend then they should have them. The Trinity 4505 or 4499 are common brushes arounbd here
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Yeah, the 4499's work great on it too. I am currently running a Purple Spring on Positive, and a Red Spring on negative.

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