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Old 12-30-2004, 06:59 AM   #541
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Pretty much.. I would recommend running the servo flat on the chassis, but it's up to you. An antenna mount too is needed!!
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Old 12-30-2004, 07:02 AM   #542
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wayne,

it sound like for not much more, you could have a 12th scale. I have one coming and have been running a 12l4. just wondering if I should leave the 4 alone and put a second togther with the bmi chassis
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Old 12-30-2004, 07:31 AM   #543
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It's always nice to have 2 cars Just in case....
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There seems to be a bunch of little stuff....

Front end..rear axle, T-plate pivot balls and holders, ride height adjusters, bearings, shock, that all add up slowly but surely...it's a tough call to decide which way to go...I guess it mainly depends on what parts you already have sitting around
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Old 12-30-2004, 07:42 AM   #545
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True... Alot of guys have extra stuff laying around... and sometimes you can find a deal on stuff at the track... To convert the car back and forward doesn't take long... Maybe try the stock Assoc. car, then have the conversion built and ready to slide in the parts and give that a whirl... The only way to see and feel a difference..
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i am kind of luck. have been waiting for the bmi conversion for soooo long that I have all the upgrade parts picked out. With just a little more of the stock stuff like front end, and I should have all the parts for another car with the bmi.

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Old 12-30-2004, 07:52 AM   #547
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on a side note. Since I am new, I have a question. If I setup the car at the beginning of the day at say 3.5mm ride height, through the day the ride height changes due to tire wear. And I understand that part. But the front wears less then the back tires. And I still have 3.5mm in front, but only 3.0mm in the rear. Do you change out the shim in the rear axle and re-true tires to get even ride height? I am so not use to this, I can adjust this out in a tc by preload of the shock.
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You can use the rear axle inserts to raise the rear or add washers in the front to lower the front. Tamiya makes some wheel apcers for TC that work well in the front and IRS has some arms that are milled .060". The stock AE big al washers are .060 and the tamiya washers are .020 and .040. I made up a spreadsheet where I can calculate the spacers/axle blocks I need. w/o the trial and error.
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great. sounds like fun.

thanks for the help
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Old 12-30-2004, 09:16 AM   #550
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Changing the shims in the front or ride hgt. adj. in the rear will work... just remember to change the ball stud hgt. on the stearing block if you shim or de-shim the a-arm to set ride hgt.... Your bump stear will be altered if you don't... I typically start with 4mm front and 4.24mm rear for practice, then by the end of the day I'm at 3.25mm front and 3.5mm rear... I usually skim the tires on the truer to keep the same relationship of the tire diameter from front to rear... and recap the radius to keep the same feel on the track....
Look for some .030 hard anodized aluminum washers from BMI in the near future for fine tuning There may be a few other trick things too
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Old 12-30-2004, 04:48 PM   #551
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Thanks SG1 for your input. I probably just should of waited for the Conversion and then bought the extra things I need to complete the car. I guess that is what I get for being impatiant. Is there any other servo you migt recommend other than the Futaba. What about Hitec?

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Old 12-30-2004, 05:05 PM   #552
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Clark..
I've had no luck with Hitec servos... airtronics, jr, or ko would be a better choice... As long as you have at least 40 oz. of torque with a quick responce time it should be OK...
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Old 12-30-2004, 07:49 PM   #553
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Futaba make a mini-digital servo? When I get my car back from jason as well as the conversion I want to use a HRS receiver and that only uses dig servos. Any suggestions? Right now i'm using a hitek 81MG servo and it's not that great....i'd rather have it as a backup for my Xray M18 or Mini-T.
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Any word on the build status?

Are the kits still in the works or has it been put on hold pending the TC4 project?
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Old 01-02-2005, 01:57 PM   #555
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Thanks again SG1-I am going to go with the Airtronics 94145Z High Speed Servo with its .07 transist time should fit the bill.

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