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Old 05-21-2006, 04:54 PM   #646
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I have the new hollow aerial mast to fit to my car, should I run the aerial wire up the centre or wrap it round the outside?
I think that up the middle would look much better but I worry that it will snap the wire if the mast breaks.
I suppose it is possible that the antenna wire could be damaged when the roll over breaks, but I ran the wire inside the hollow Paragon Pro Stick antenna for years and never had that happen when I broke one.
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Old 06-08-2006, 01:27 PM   #647
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Hi Guys,

I just got a peek at this from Bruce at Speedmerchant and I must say it looks very very slick. Though it may look like just a 4-bolt pod conversion it's got a bunch of new and well thought out features. No more removing the top plate to swap motors, the top plate is machined in so the motor screw washer doesn't rub, motor offset has been adjusted for today's technology and a nice centerline mark for setting rear track width. Best of all the suspension geometry hasn't changed one bit!

Mine are on the way already, snag em' while you can!

http://www.teamspeedmerchant.com/Rev45Conversion.html

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Old 06-08-2006, 03:51 PM   #648
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yup,

The 4.5 edition rear pod looks AWESOME. Plenty of room for brushless, and soldering Orion or Checkpoint endbells. Same geometry, so you know it'll still be the best handling 12th scaler on the market, but now even easier to use.
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The best just keeps getting better!

The round 3 sheet was just posted for the paved nats with Jeff Brown putting down the TQ for Speedmerchant. Jeff is really showing what the Rev.4 can do on asphalt, he just keeps getting faster and faster!

I will certainly post some pictures of my ride with the new Rev 4.5 pod installed, if you haven't snagged one yet guys don't hesitate! This is without a doubt going to be the hot setup.

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Old 06-10-2006, 07:43 PM   #650
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Anybody have a good starting set-up for smooth high traction indoor asphalt? I will definately need to know springs and tires that work best.
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Old 06-10-2006, 08:57 PM   #651
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kmorast- Try this on the Rev. 4:

Jaco pink rear, double pink front tires
.018 front springs
4-6 degrees of caster
1 1/2 to 2 degrees of camber
silver center spring, 25 wt. shock oil
new high quality side springs from Speedmerchant, rate close to blue springs
5mm ride height F&R (lower if traction is really high)
1/2 to 1 mm sag at rear of main chassis when race ready
approx. 1 to 1 1/2 degree droop on rear pod at full shock extension

Should be really good
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kmorast- Try this on the Rev. 4:

Jaco pink rear, double pink front tires
.018 front springs
4-6 degrees of caster
1 1/2 to 2 degrees of camber
silver center spring, 25 wt. shock oil
new high quality side springs from Speedmerchant, rate close to blue springs
5mm ride height F&R (lower if traction is really high)
1/2 to 1 mm sag at rear of main chassis when race ready
approx. 1 to 1 1/2 degree droop on rear pod at full shock extension

Should be really good
great going larry on you weekend so far and the SM4 looking good. any thing new on it?
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Old 06-10-2006, 09:05 PM   #653
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Stock Rev 4, except the front end is the new style (no reactive caster) instead of the "old skool"- geometry is almost identical between the two. It's easier to adjust caster and camber with the new style, is all.
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Hi Larry ::wave::

That setup is where it's at for the Rev.4, no two ways about it! I know Shawn set his car up nearly identical for the paved nats and this being his first time on asphalt his exact words were "Feels almost the same as carpet"!! If not for serious traffic troubles in round 4 he might have been in the show as well.

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Larry thanks I will give it a try; sounds like a good starting point. Hopefully I can drive a 12th on asphalt since I've only run carpet. I'm in Japan and from what I've seen they can really tear the track up with their 12th scales.
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i have just started to race my 12th scale out door I'm using the same setup as i us indoor with traction compound ad the car is dialed.
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Hi Nick

Shawn didn't do too shabby for his first asphalt race And his motor tuning skills are obvious. Hope Team Kwik is off to a great start.

BTW, I saw your post on rclive earlier this week, but the darn thing wouldn't let me chat- tried several times

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I'm pretty sure I'm going to get a rev.4 (first 1:12 so bear with me ) when a friend next goes to the us. What parts am I going to need for tuning this kit? I'm going to be racing on a smallish indoor carpet track. I'm guessing some different rear tweak springs are a good idea, and ive got plenty of shock oils already. Do AE rear shock springs fit? I take it the rear axle is a standard 1:12 part? It's the only part I can really imagine breaking and I can probably only get AE/Corally/CRC ones in England.

Is there anything else that I need to get the car handling well? I'm not intending to get every small option part available anyway, so long as the car is quick around the track.

Thanks,

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I'm pretty sure I'm going to get a rev.4 (first 1:12 so bear with me ) when a friend next goes to the us. What parts am I going to need for tuning this kit? I'm going to be racing on a smallish indoor carpet track. I'm guessing some different rear tweak springs are a good idea, and ive got plenty of shock oils already. Do AE rear shock springs fit? I take it the rear axle is a standard 1:12 part? It's the only part I can really imagine breaking and I can probably only get AE/Corally/CRC ones in England.

Is there anything else that I need to get the car handling well? I'm not intending to get every small option part available anyway, so long as the car is quick around the track.

Thanks,

Ralph
You will probably only need the two new tweak springs (.021" and .023", I think) and some AE shock springs (blue and red). The rear axle is an IRS unit, same as for the L4. Get some AE front springs also, .020 and .022.
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