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Old 12-31-2004, 11:49 AM   #76
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Old 01-05-2005, 05:50 AM   #77
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Anyone heard from Bruce Lately?
Im in need of a Rev 4 Book.
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Old 04-20-2005, 12:55 PM   #78
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hey guys i am thinking of getting a rev 4 to run on med/high bite carpet and was wondering if any tuning/spares you woul recomend i get along with the car
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The kit is pretty much set for that out of the box. If you wanted to get some extra springs pick up the assocaited spring kit for the vsc shock since you can normally range from blue, copper and red AE springs as well as the speedmerchant black spring if you really need steering. Also a range of side springs orange, blue and white, and maybe .018, .020 and .022 front springs. The great part of the car and all non t-bar 12th scales is that nothing really breaks. The thing that you will go through are bodies and tires, besides that you are pretty much set!
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Old 04-20-2005, 01:31 PM   #80
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hey guys i am thinking of getting a rev 4 to run on med/high bite carpet and was wondering if any tuning/spares you woul recomend i get along with the car
A set of side springs is a good idea (along with the usual shock and front springs).
I've never broken any thing but the tweak brace and a damper tube on the car (actually on my Rev3). I've known others to break those parts as well, so you might want them on your spares list.
The Rev4 is an awsome carpet car, you won't be sorry!
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Old 04-21-2005, 02:56 PM   #81
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ok thats cool thanks, im upgrading from an l3 so i am a bit in the dark when it comes to damper tube cars and non t bar cars aswell. I got some trc purple fronts and grey and pink rears and a parma speed 8 body. Does the kit come with a good manual stating what setup changes do, mainly on the damper tubes with the springs and fluid, also does anybody know where to get side springs in the uk?

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Old 04-21-2005, 03:44 PM   #82
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The manual included with the kit doesn't say much about set up. Basically, for higher bite, stiffen the car (more dampening, stiffer springs).
The side springs are the same as CRC Carpet Knife springs. I think they are available in the UK.
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At the carpet nats I ran the following set up...

Front:
.022 front springs, 2 degrees of castor (no camber shim), parma purple front tires trued down to 1.65 (I used the optional lowered front spindles) and superglued and sauced about 1/4.

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-blue side springs, red center spring, 40 weight oil, parma grey rears cut down to around 1.80.

For club racing I normally go to white or pink rears depending on bite and double pink/magenta front tires as well as possibly .020 front springs and maybe a blue center spring if i really need more bite and larger diamter tires. but no real wholesale major changes.
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Old 04-23-2005, 05:41 AM   #84
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Is there any damper fluid included in the kit, if not what would you guys recomend starting out with
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There is not... A good starting point is normally 7k weight 8th scale diff fluild.
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stormperson--I haven't had a chance to talk to ya since Cleveland. Just wondering if you were planning on making it to Florida for asphalt nats. I'm kinda taking a survey to see how many carpet racers are going.
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Hey, whats up?

I am going to try to, but since its 2 weeks right after vegas I dont think I will be...
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A few Rev-4 questions.....

I'm looking at this car as one of my choices...

(it's probably going to come down to whichever maker pulls their finger out and replies first to my emails and so far none of them are doing to well in that department, anyway.....)

for my first 1/12th car and I have a few questions if I may.....

1: The "old skool" front end on this car, can it be directly replaced with a "new skool" AE type front end?

2: What exactly does 75% prebuilt refer to?

3: Can it be purchased as an unbuilt kit?

4: Here in New Zealand tire additives are not allowed so how would this car (with its old skool front end) go on a smooth high grip outdoor asphalt surface (here in NZ we call it hotmix)?

5: I have a set of purple front and pink rear parma/pse tires ready to go (as I see that most kits don't have tires anyway) as a starting point, would they be any good on the surface mentioned in the previous question?

6: Does the motorpod allow enough space for appropriate gearing so a 540 (silver can) motor can be used (say a 38/100 for example)?

Thanks in advance
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Mabuchi540, I just got my Rev4 in the mail the other day and I am pretty impressed with it.

Yes I believe the new front end can replaced by the new version.

75% prebuilt is the rear pod assembly is built, pivot ball assembly and tweak spring assembly. You basicaly just need to build the shock, front end and side links, mount the servo, and build the diff. It is a IRS lowered rear pod and diff. You would't gain alot from a unbuilt kit. Their really is not alot to these cars.

I have not run mine yet and I have never used the Old front end.

Bruce at Speedmerchant was great to deal with. I spent alot of time looking at these cars and I really like the design of this one.
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