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Old 05-16-2012, 02:12 AM
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Has anyone actually compared laptimes between ecs's and normal ones?
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Old 05-16-2012, 02:20 AM
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Has anyone actually compared laptimes between ecs's and normal ones?
yes, and it was a difference. small, but noteworthy.
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:56 AM
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Originally Posted by R3VoLuTiOn View Post
yes, and it was a difference. small, but noteworthy.
I actually I tried back to back runs last night and found virtually no difference in lap times, though I did pull them off my old 009 which did have a little play in them
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:55 AM
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Someone on the TC6 thread setup two identical cars except for ECS vs CVA. He noted no differences in laptimes or handling.
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:48 AM
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Originally Posted by or8ital View Post
Someone on the TC6 thread setup two identical cars except for ECS vs CVA. He noted no differences in laptimes or handling.
But was this testing on a smaller tight carpet track more common in the US or a fast flowing outdoor asphalt track, more common in Europe?

I ask as the smaller the track, the lower the speeds, and therefor there is less likely to be any noticable difference due to reduced vibration.

We have also had a few drivers who have run ECS or Litmodz style driveshafts (on various cars) who have found that they require less steering lock for the same corners when using the non-standard parts.

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Originally Posted by Skiddins View Post
But was this testing on a smaller tight carpet track more common in the US or a fast flowing outdoor asphalt track, more common in Europe?

I ask as the smaller the track, the lower the speeds, and therefor there is less likely to be any noticable difference due to reduced vibration.

We have also had a few drivers who have run ECS or Litmodz style driveshafts (on various cars) who have found that they require less steering lock for the same corners when using the non-standard parts.

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Leisure which is a very large asphalt track.

Here is the post: http://www.rctech.net/forum/10708905-post6721.html
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:38 PM
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At a meet over the winter indoor on ozite I was running the stock bones during practice and first couple qualifiers and switched to my 50mm ecs shafts and the car for me cornered much better and the lap times also improved.
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Old 05-16-2012, 02:15 PM
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ECS are an advantage for every TC class (potential exception modified). It kind of like having "turbo" when everyone us running blinky.. but the speed is in the corners, not the straight.

In mod you can get away with (near) zero corner speed by point-n-shooting from corner to come net.
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by theatriks View Post
Ok thanks hopefully nexus racing or a main has them in stock!
I haven't found anyone with any of these parts yet.
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Old 05-17-2012, 04:30 AM
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Rcmarket has them. I ordered them Monday and tracking shows expected delivery on Friday. I did purchase the speed mail option
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Im sure the north american companies will get those parts soon enough....lol i dont think those specific parts and gonna drop tons of time of your lap times any ways lol
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Anyone was trying to run without 2 screws from upper deck (beside spur gear) to get more grip on the back and more flex?
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Originally Posted by roger999 View Post
Anyone was trying to run without 2 screws from upper deck (beside spur gear) to get more grip on the back and more flex?
I am running only the 2 front most screws on the front and the 2 rearmost screws on the rear of the top deck without problems (yet). I am not sure if this poses a problem with the pinion and spur mesh moving and creating a damaged spur gear do to excessive flex. we will see


I am in the process of putting a new setup on the car. The box asphalt setup yielded a very loose car and so I am trying something new. I noticed while on the setup board I too have a rear toe discrepancy appx .50-.75 from one side to the other. I took apart the rear end and measured all pieces involved and after finding the parts to be within acceptable tolerance (less than .01) I reassembled leaving the screws loose and carefully working my way around and tightening. When done I had reduced the toe difference to less than .25mm.
If I were to want an even more accurate rear toe what is the solution. I am running 1 piece rear and 2 piece front blocks, I do not want to switch to a 1 piece front block at the price of losing grip. do you add spacers or sand the roll center block?
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Originally Posted by rdlkgliders View Post
I am running only the 2 front most screws on the front and the 2 rearmost screws on the rear of the top deck without problems (yet). I am not sure if this poses a problem with the pinion and spur mesh moving and creating a damaged spur gear do to excessive flex. we will see


I am in the process of putting a new setup on the car. The box asphalt setup yielded a very loose car and so I am trying something new. I noticed while on the setup board I too have a rear toe discrepancy appx .50-.75 from one side to the other. I took apart the rear end and measured all pieces involved and after finding the parts to be within acceptable tolerance (less than .01) I reassembled leaving the screws loose and carefully working my way around and tightening. When done I had reduced the toe difference to less than .25mm.
If I were to want an even more accurate rear toe what is the solution. I am running 1 piece rear and 2 piece front blocks, I do not want to switch to a 1 piece front block at the price of losing grip. do you add spacers or sand the roll center block?
I went through my various shims etc until I found the ones required to do exactly what I want.
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Thx,

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