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Old 07-28-2005, 12:27 PM   #136
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the kit arrived today. That is some sweet looking carbon fibre and machhined parts.
The scary part is it runs better than it looks......
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looks like it hauls ass and it's standing still lol.
It will have to, it has no middle battery bar...
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Old 07-28-2005, 01:53 PM   #138
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:O well spotted! Do you think he noticed that?
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It will have to, it has no middle battery bar...
Busted! I took that picture right after I built the car and before I built any packs for it.
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Old 07-28-2005, 06:47 PM   #140
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Quick question.....

I notice the included spur (Kimbrough 100t) has 12 holes for the diff balls. I happen to have some Duratrax spurs that are only 8 outer holes. Would these be ok to use or would the reduced number effect the performance to much?
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I notice the included spur (Kimbrough 100t) has 12 holes for the diff balls. I happen to have some Duratrax spurs that are only 8 outer holes. Would these be ok to use or would the reduced number effect the performance to much?
Eight balls is ok but twelve is better. With more balls you can set the diff less tight for the same slippage (or lack thereof), making it smoother. With less pressure on the diff the balls and rings will last longer, too.
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Thumbs up 12 it is then.....

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Eight balls is ok but twelve is better. With more balls you can set the diff less tight for the same slippage (or lack thereof), making it smoother. With less pressure on the diff the balls and rings will last longer, too.
unless I have to go 8 for gearing sometime. Thanks.
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Old 08-03-2005, 01:26 PM   #143
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I LUVVVVVVVVVVV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MY REV4!!!!!!
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Old 08-03-2005, 05:44 PM   #144
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unless I have to go 8 for gearing sometime. Thanks.
If you are running stock motors (27 x 1 x 24 deg) you will probably never have to use anything other than the stock 100t spur. I even ran it with a Reedy quad mag and was able to stuff a 36t pinion in there talk about rip! Bruce wanted my motor that night.
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Hey guys I NEED some help
I currentally run an Irs Rug rat L4 I am seriosly considering gettin a rev.4. What can i expect as in handling to be different? I like the hole link system as it really seems more tunable. I am running stock and maby some 19 turn. Also can i get a good starting setup for trackside small-medium carpet track? (if not i will talk to Bryan Lutz to see if he can help me)
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And great car!!
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Hey guys I NEED some help
I currentally run an Irs Rug rat L4 I am seriosly considering gettin a rev.4. What can i expect as in handling to be different? I like the hole link system as it really seems more tunable. I am running stock and maby some 19 turn. Also can i get a good starting setup for trackside small-medium carpet track? (if not i will talk to Bryan Lutz to see if he can help me)
Thanks for any replys and help
And great car!!

I'll see if I can get Drew Ellis's set-up from the Summer Sizzler and post it here. His Rev. 4 was PHENOMENAL in the main. As far as differences, you'll notice more steering, without sacrificing cornerspeed, and substantially better "rough track" handling.
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Ian does SpeedMerchant sell conversion kit for the rev 4?
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Ian does SpeedMerchant sell conversion kit for the rev 4?
Yes Rodney, as a matter of fact they do. The part# SMR1406 is a Rev.2 or Rev. 3 to Rev.4 conversion, and the SMR1407 is the 12L style to Rev. 4 conversion.
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Oh bugger I'm no good at that.....

any tips/tricks for getting perfect alignment to drill the servo mounting holes?

And a few quick questions.....

The above mentioned holes require a 3/8th drill bit right? Although this is not the size mentioned to get at the front of the instructions, so back to the hardware store is it? lol

Did your Rev4 kit come with body clips (mine didn't) but the instructions show that some are there (step 22)?

What size nut driver would I need for the diff nut? The bag doesn't state what size it is (it looks like a wheel nut of an old RC10).

Thanks in advance.
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ye the diff nut is the ae wheel key and i didnt get bodyclips in my kit either. I cant remember what size drill i used for the servo mounts sorry
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