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Old 02-27-2007, 11:42 PM   #1186
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Got a couple questions, haven't run 12th in a long while.

Do you run a cap on the speedo, and if so how big?

With the strut front end, do you run the servo on angled mounts or flat on the chassis?

What is a decent starting setup for running stock with the strut front end?

Thanks for any help.
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Old 02-28-2007, 05:05 AM   #1187
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Got a couple questions, haven't run 12th in a long while.

Do you run a cap on the speedo, and if so how big?

With the strut front end, do you run the servo on angled mounts or flat on the chassis?

What is a decent starting setup for running stock with the strut front end?

Thanks for any help.
I run a Novak 680uf on my GTX. I have no problems with it.

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This setup was really easy to drive for stock. The strut should use the same setup as the old skool.
.020 Front Springs
Lowered Steering Blocks
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40wt Shock Oil
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About 2* Droop
About .25 mm Sag
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Old 02-28-2007, 08:42 AM   #1188
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Uhhh Johnny....

Real men run grey rear Parmas in stock.
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Old 02-28-2007, 08:58 AM   #1189
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I am looking for a manual for this car, my computer is way to slow to download each page.
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Uhhh Johnny....

Real men run grey rear Parmas in stock.
On low bite!! Naww... I run pink bodies anyway.
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Old 02-28-2007, 10:54 AM   #1191
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Got a couple questions, haven't run 12th in a long while.

Do you run a cap on the speedo, and if so how big?

With the strut front end, do you run the servo on angled mounts or flat on the chassis?

What is a decent starting setup for running stock with the strut front end?

Thanks for any help.
Here is my current setup Joel, car works amazingly well at RCE when grip is where it has been. This is with the 10' reactive front end, I am using IRS lowered arms and CRC upper arms with the rest being regular off the shelf AE parts.

Straight Links (No Ackerman)
.020 Front Springs
1/2' Toe In
Castor Shims 1 & 1
45wt Shock Oil
Blue Center Spring
Battery Back
About 1' Of Pod Droop
About .25mm Of Pod Sag
Blue Side Springs
Just Enough Pre-Load To Tweak
3.5mm Ride Height Front & Back
OFNA 10,000wt In The Tubes
Jaco Grey Rears Around 1.75
Jaco Purple Fronts Around 1.68
Parma Speed 8 Lightweight Body
Team Kwik Stickers

Give it a shot, works for me! I will be more than happy to help with the car if you need it, you know me.

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Old 02-28-2007, 10:59 AM   #1192
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You forgot to mention exactly where to position the Kwik stickers... weight distribution matters a lot...

I may have to try the newer AE style front end...
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Old 02-28-2007, 11:51 AM   #1193
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That sounds like a good set up. Is this with the servo mounted flat?

How much faster is it with Team Kwik stickers? Maybe I's better get some
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That sounds like a good set up. Is this with the servo mounted flat?

How much faster is it with Team Kwik stickers? Maybe I's better get some
We are finding them very similar in power output to the Japanese or Chinese writing stickers you see on many Hondas these days. If Shawn can just get a little more power out of them we might just start targeting the automotive market =)

Yes, that's with the servo mounted flat on the chassis.

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We are finding them very similar in power output to the Japanese or Chinese writing stickers you see on many Hondas these days. If Shawn can just get a little more power out of them we might just start targeting the automotive market =)

Yes, that's with the servo mounted flat on the chassis.

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Old 02-28-2007, 01:39 PM   #1196
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Nick will you be there next Tuesday or are you off to Michigan?

I need to drill holes in the chassis for the servo. Bruce suggested taking the hyperform chassis I have and lining up the holes where the front suspension is bolted and mark the holes and drill like that. Would that be the easiest way?

Also what's the difference between tire compounds? I've heard purple/grey a lot, and magenta/gray a lot. Does it vary between Jaco and Parma?
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Pure genius!!!
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Nick will you be there next Tuesday or are you off to Michigan?

I need to drill holes in the chassis for the servo. Bruce suggested taking the hyperform chassis I have and lining up the holes where the front suspension is bolted and mark the holes and drill like that. Would that be the easiest way?

Also what's the difference between tire compounds? I've heard purple/grey a lot, and magenta/gray a lot. Does it vary between Jaco and Parma?
I am not heading to Michigan so I should be there pending some other disaster.

When I do servo holes I like to just do it based on the car in my hand, when I take my time they come out pretty good. Chances are you are not going to want the servo in the same place as you had it on the old car, I would have to take a good look to be sure. Bruce will be away and he has that killer countersink bit, I need to find one of my own to have for just this situation!

The foam is never the same between Parma and Jaco, it's close though. Grey is pretty much the same, Magenta would be similar to a Jaco Single-Stage Double Pink. Since the attendance is up at RCE we should be able to maintain a groove week to week, if that happens we will most likely be running something more like Yellow/Purple 2-Stage.

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Old 03-01-2007, 08:06 AM   #1199
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I see most have posted using the standard purple / gray Jaco combo for stock. I actually had problems with this combo the past few times out. I felt the purple fronts would get too gummy around 6-minutes and the car would oversteer and lap times drop signitficantly.

I switched to black / yellow Jaco combo and found this tire selection much better suited. The laps times were consistent the entire 8-minutes. Anyone have any thoughts on this?

I'm too lazy to try and run the Parma tires...as I'd have to re-shim the rear axle.
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Dust from the dirt track has gotten onto the carpet track from floor sweeping, and attendance droped off a little between Dec and Jan. Where it is picking up now, I would expect the grip to continue to build from now till the regionals at RCE. Since this may be the case at our track, switching to the black/yellow combo may be the way to go. For now, I am thinking the purple/gray is the magic combo.

As far as Parmas go, the Magenta/Gray work great until traction builds, then switching the fronts to purples. I am very curious to try the new big rim Parmas. ymmv.
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