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Old 11-13-2005, 12:30 AM   #8986
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Can somebody please clue me in.....I just got finished building a JRX-S and discovered about five minutes ago that my friggen' 3800's don't fit the stupid battery enclosure. This kit has been sitting a while here at the LHS so maybe it is missing an update of some sort? I must admit, this kit was a pain to build. There was missing hardware (the kit was still in shrink when I got it home), I had to hand-fit and shim several suspension components, and now the issue of the batteries not fitting in the chassis. It's probably on this thread somewhere, but I lack the patience (read" intelligence") to read all 200+ pages of posts. Thanks in advance for steering me in the right direction.

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Can somebody please clue me in.....I just got finished building a JRX-S and discovered about five minutes ago that my friggen' 3800's don't fit the stupid battery enclosure. This kit has been sitting a while here at the LHS so maybe it is missing an update of some sort? I must admit, this kit was a pain to build. There was missing hardware (the kit was still in shrink when I got it home), I had to hand-fit and shim several suspension components, and now the issue of the batteries not fitting in the chassis. It's probably on this thread somewhere, but I lack the patience (read" intelligence") to read all 200+ pages of posts. Thanks in advance for steering me in the right direction.

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to fit the 3700/3800 batteries in your JRXS you need to purchase the big battery aluminum tray which is backordered in pretty much every place...i believe you can grind some parts off the stock battery tray and make then fit also whichis a pain but you gotta do what you gotta do right?
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R/C anonymous, if you don't use brakes then you must keep alot of tires on hand and have a tuff time being within a second a lap of the fast guys? LOL

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that's kind of a cruel thing to say to someone that you've never seen race
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Old 11-13-2005, 04:01 AM   #8989
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R/C Anonymous= I like the plastic one,,I just dremeled it a bit to make it fit...
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There are no brakes in carpet "Oval".......LOL.

I have raced on tracks without 180's and not used brakes much, but alot of tight carpet tracks have 180's and to roll off the throttle 10 feet before the turn rather then braking a few feet before is slower.

It's one of the nice things about a diff, rather then a one way. If the brakes are set really right it scrubs off just enough speed to get the front end set into the turn. But I do use brakes much more on asphalt.

Some guys traction roll to slow down instead.......heh heh.

Woah! A dirt post...........Jim
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Old 11-13-2005, 08:52 AM   #8991
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R/C Anonymous- yeah I finally got po'd enough late last night and ground the s**t out of it and and still 'bows' in the middle. Like you said though, gotta do what we gotta do. Any ideas when this battery tray you guys speak of will be available? I now have a $300+ touring car sitting on my workbench that I can't race.

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R/C Anonymous- yeah I finally got po'd enough late last night and ground the s**t out of it and and still 'bows' in the middle. Like you said though, gotta do what we gotta do. Any ideas when this battery tray you guys speak of will be available? I now have a $300+ touring car sitting on my workbench that I can't race.

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I am sorry to say but your going to have to wait. I have been waiting for my backup tray for a good 4.5 months now. it's a good thing i was able to get at least one to race with but i like having spare parts and the backup is not real important.

Hang tight man all i have to say is wait for it because when you get it it's worth every penny!!! This car simply rocks
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R/C Anonymous= I like the plastic one,,I just dremeled it a bit to make it fit...
Hi Brian,

Great to see you posting here. We need all the help we can get.

Hope to see you at the Carpet/Asphalt Nationals at Stockton and Speedworld next year.

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Old 11-13-2005, 11:12 AM   #8994
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Tornado_Racing, it's a PRS one. Excellet piece of kit, means I didn't have to buy a load of 64dp pinions!

I used the Numan setup, with the smaller of the shims up front for the roll centre and a centre one-way on a flowing indoor carpet track today, on rubber. Was Awesome!
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Tornado_Racing, it's a PRS one. Excellet piece of kit, means I didn't have to buy a load of 64dp pinions!

I used the Numan setup, with the smaller of the shims up front for the roll centre and a centre one-way on a flowing indoor carpet track today, on rubber. Was Awesome!

Cool, good looking ride. Great to see some more UK support!! Car was great today, TQ+win SW carpet series. Added the Cool-can fan and top deck, great addition!! Took the small spacer on the front roll center out, was all that it needed (thanks Brant!!!)
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it's setup on the car try somethign different probably softer rear spring because if the rear tires are getting to hot your letting the tires do 90% of the work and the suspension doing 10% of the work. You need to find a shock spring combo that will allow you not to heat up the tire and also limit body roll. try messing with the up travel limiters when you go with a softer spring. this way if you use a real soft spring the car will roll then when it hits the limiter it will stop and force the tire to do some work.

i can't say exactly what can help you but in my case using 36R's i ended up softening the rear with lighter oil change shock pisition and also change the camber rate basically used a different camber hole in the rear tower, and adjusted the up travel screws this had cured allot of things.
update on the problem....i changed my rear camber link adjustment to the logest middle hole on the shock tower and that pretty much cleared it up 75%...the other 25% is most likely a combination of wrong springs and older tires... i gained about .2-.3 a lap also

P.S. still not using brakes
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Old 11-13-2005, 01:30 PM   #8997
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I will be attending the "Carpet World Cup" in Preverenges (Switzerland) on Dec. 15-18 with my Jrxs, and I want my body painter to work on 3 new bodies...

Which are for you the best 3 bodies for "rubber on carpet" mod racing?

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ive run a Parma Alfa ever since it came out for both carpet rubber and carpet foam...i love the way it looks
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I will be attending the "Carpet World Cup" in Preverenges (Switzerland) on Dec. 15-18 with my Jrxs, and I want my body painter to work on 3 new bodies...

Which are for you the best 3 bodies for "rubber on carpet" mod racing?

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two good choices would probably be a mazda 6 and a stratus 3.0
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Yes,

Mazda 6 and Stratus 3.0 (carpet version) are very popular also here in my country, I already have some, too used for that Race, and I will want to bring both of them new!
I only looked at the Parma Alfa in the pics of some big Races in USA, in Italy is not available, from what I know. Is it someway comparable to the Losi Alfa?

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