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Old 02-18-2012, 11:36 PM   #316
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The plastic steering blocks seemed soft to me. But honestly I just break axles now in hard hits, which are a pain in the ass to remove the broken stump from the aluminum block after the fact.

The amount of shims do allow for a more precise adjustment of the front droop however.
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Old 02-22-2012, 02:39 AM   #317
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Had my first run with my Rev 7 at the UK Nationals last weekend. Loved every second of it and was back in the mix in my usual position after a bad season. I had fun driving for the first time this season.
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Saturday I qualified 6th in the D with my first round qualifying time, which I was actually using as a shakedown run. The car improved throughout the day, but I had a few non car related issues in my other runs so my times didn't. Managed to keep my head down in the final and moved up to 3rd.
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Sunday I only set a time in R2 which was still good enough for 3rd in the D, which I converted to 2nd in the final being beaten by another Rev 7! The interesting thing was we both have totally different driving styles, yet the car suited both of us. The only difference in set up was that I ran Magenta rears and the other car ran Pinks.
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Next time out, I now know the car and my arm should be out of a sling, so I will hopefully finish higher up. The only thing we need over here are a few spares. I had a kingpin broken for me on Saturday but we found an old AE spare. And I lost a side spring and so did one of the R5 drivers using a Speedmerchant conversion. The car also generated a lot of interest in the pits with a number of drivers enquiring about how to get one. Its only the lack of UK support that might put them off.
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Had my first run with my Rev 7 at the UK Nationals last weekend. Loved every second of it and was back in the mix in my usual position after a bad season. I had fun driving for the first time this season.
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Saturday I qualified 6th in the D with my first round qualifying time, which I was actually using as a shakedown run. The car improved throughout the day, but I had a few non car related issues in my other runs so my times didn't. Managed to keep my head down in the final and moved up to 3rd.
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Sunday I only set a time in R2 which was still good enough for 3rd in the D, which I converted to 2nd in the final being beaten by another Rev 7! The interesting thing was we both have totally different driving styles, yet the car suited both of us. The only difference in set up was that I ran Magenta rears and the other car ran Pinks.
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Next time out, I now know the car and my arm should be out of a sling, so I will hopefully finish higher up. The only thing we need over here are a few spares. I had a kingpin broken for me on Saturday but we found an old AE spare. And I lost a side spring and so did one of the R5 drivers using a Speedmerchant conversion. The car also generated a lot of interest in the pits with a number of drivers enquiring about how to get one. Its only the lack of UK support that might put them off.
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I carry a complete Old Skool front end as they are dirt cheap. Not had any breakages although I am building up a few spares just in case.

The car is great and I'm glad I'm no longer the only one in the UK running it.
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:53 AM   #319
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I have race coming up where I will be racing 12th scale mad for first time. I am planning to run a novak 7.5L.What would be a good starting point on gearing? And what type of setup shoud I run in my Tekin? The track will be 48 x 100.
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I have race coming up where I will be racing 12th scale mad for first time. I am planning to run a novak 7.5L.What would be a good starting point on gearing? And what type of setup shoud I run in my Tekin? The track will be 48 x 100.
I run a 6.5 LRP X11 on 48mm per rev, so you'll probably be looking to run a bit higher than that. Someone else can probably help with exact gearing. As for the Tekin, I run it with the advance at 80, start rpm 5097 and end rpm 16017. I also have the start rpm at 18. This all keeps the car nice and driveable on the infield, but saves me being rearended by cars with 4.5s in. Hope this helps.
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What are the diffences between the linner and progressive tweak springs.
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What are the diffences between the linner and progressive tweak springs.
Exactly what is sounds like.

The linear springs have a single linear rate of stiffness, the progressive springs increase in stiffness as they compress.

Visually they are different in that the linear springs look like a normal coil spring (like any coilover shock or strut would use). The progressive springs are a cone shape, one end will have a smaller diameter than the other.

FWIW we don't use the progressive springs anymore, and many people with other brands of cars convert over to using the SpeedMerchant linear side springs as well.

Hope that helps
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Can someone share a good set up for 17.5 boost? Tire size, spur, pinion, rollout, etc etc....

Oh track size is close to TQ racing track.

Thanks in advance!
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Exactly what is sounds like.

The linear springs have a single linear rate of stiffness, the progressive springs increase in stiffness as they compress.

Visually they are different in that the linear springs look like a normal coil spring (like any coilover shock or strut would use). The progressive springs are a cone shape, one end will have a smaller diameter than the other.

FWIW we don't use the progressive springs anymore, and many people with other brands of cars convert over to using the SpeedMerchant linear side springs as well.

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Thanks but I guess I should have specified more. I know the diffrence in looks I was wondering what the preformance differance was between the 2.
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:34 PM   #325
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Can someone share a good set up for 17.5 boost? Tire size, spur, pinion, rollout, etc etc....

Oh track size is close to TQ racing track.

Thanks in advance!
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Thanks but I guess I should have specified more. I know the diffrence in looks I was wondering what the preformance differance was between the 2.
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Exactly what is sounds like.

The linear springs have a single linear rate of stiffness, the progressive springs increase in stiffness as they compress.
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Thanks Pete you are the best!!
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Is anyone running the 12r5 front end on their Rev7 and how does it feel?

I'm using the Old Skool at the moment but just wondering if there is any advantage in trying a current front end?
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Is anyone running the 12r5 front end on their Rev7 and how does it feel?

I'm using the Old Skool at the moment but just wondering if there is any advantage in trying a current front end?
The only "advantage" is that you can make adjustments for reactive caster. Reactive caster was designed in modern front ends to help deal with weight transfer. Since we switched to lipo batteries inline there is less weight transfer in the cars and it isn't needed as much or at all anymore, thats the theory anyway. Plus the old skool front end is lighter and you can still make adjustments for caster, camber, width and ride height just like on the modern front suspensions.
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Raced at the final BRCA Nationals this weekend.
The car was not as nice as it has been in the previous meetings this year, it has developed a nasty habbit of hooking in right hand corners. a medium speed corner off the end of the straight and a tight corner after a short straight, both exhibiting the same problem. It was med/high bite.

I checked the usual things on the car, but it seemed fine on the bench.

Has anyone else had similar?

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