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Old 04-09-2012, 08:49 PM   #76
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Man Dave, where do you get all the stickers from?
Hey Lonny, I guess you could say that I have a decent collection of decals

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more picture please...of the chassis too. thanks
Had this kit since back in Jan
Sorry it took so long to get around to building it Bruce

Shook it down today at TQ
Med grip, new layout, track needs a race on it to get a good groove layed down
Conditions 85f, 15% hum

.022" front springs AE front end, -1.5 camber
40wt shock oil, kit spring
Kit side springs (installed as deliverd) .018" 3 turns down, and tweaked
Side dampers Green Spooge
4mm RH
53mm tires, Fr & Rr
3/4 sauce Fr
Full Rear
87roll
Jaco WGT Spec tires
198mm front
200mm rear

Car is consistent & easy to drive the entire run, turns in well, but cones front tires
-2.0 camber, still cones tires, but also lifts inside on tight 180's

Played with a few settings on the front, and rear droop
Need to see what she does when the grip comes up more

Not magic yet, but for sure, an improvement on my 10R5
When the 10R5 was fast, it was edgy, the SM car is very stable

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Old 04-09-2012, 09:31 PM   #77
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Dave your missing a side tube but you probably already knew, hopefully! Nice ride though.
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Dave your missing a side tube but you probably already knew, hopefully! Nice ride though.
It's the missing pinion that's more troubling
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[QUOTE=RedBullFiXX;10581687]Hey Lonny, I guess you could say that I have a decent collection of decals

No Dave, I have a decent collection of stickers, you have an unbelievable collection of stickers.
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It's the missing pinion that's more troubling
Thank God you still have your tires!
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Re did the wiring and such on my WGT3. My usual bargain bin set up with the SS 13.5 and SP cirtix. Servo is temporary, its a HiTec 225BB. Faster than the slow Futaba 3004 that was in it this weekend, but the HiTec don't seem to recenter well from what I remember. May have a KO soon or a Savox 1251MG like in my F1. Either way, the HiTec will be out of it by the time I hit the carpet again in 2 weeks. Car is awesome though. More awesome coming soon.
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Had this kit since back in Jan
Sorry it took so long to get around to building it Bruce

Shook it down today at TQ
Med grip, new layout, track needs a race on it to get a good groove layed down
Conditions 85f, 15% hum

.022" front springs AE front end, -1.5 camber
40wt shock oil, kit spring
Kit side springs (installed as deliverd) .018" 3 turns down, and tweaked
Side dampers Green Spooge
4mm RH
53mm tires, Fr & Rr
3/4 sauce Fr
Full Rear
87roll
Jaco WGT Spec tires
198mm front
200mm rear

Car is consistent & easy to drive the entire run, turns in well, but cones front tires
-2.0 camber, still cones tires, but also lifts inside on tight 180's

Played with a few settings on the front, and rear droop
Need to see what she does when the grip comes up more

Not magic yet, but for sure, an improvement on my 10R5
When the 10R5 was fast, it was edgy, the SM car is very stable

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Hi Dave,

How did the 87mm rollout work for you with the 13.5 Reedy? Are you running the stock 12.5x25 rotor?

Regarding the coning... Maybe a 1 or 2mm spacer to lengthen the upper arm would allow you to run -2 or more camber without hiking up the inner wheel?
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It's the missing pinion that's more troubling
Works for me!
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:33 AM   #84
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Hi Dave,

How did the 87mm rollout work for you with the 13.5 Reedy? Are you running the stock 12.5x25 rotor?
Stock rotor, 2+ lines of timing
Worked fairly well for a hi-temp test day, didn't have much to base it off though
We will see at the races

Regarding the coning... Maybe a 1 or 2mm spacer to lengthen the upper arm would allow you to run -2 or more camber without hiking up the inner wheel?
This method will only cone tires more, as it is a less camber change setup
I think once the grip comes up, the coning issue will sort itself out
Have some ideas to try...
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I think once the grip comes up, the coning issue will sort itself out
Have some ideas to try...
So with -2 camber your still coning the tires to the outside ? Rotating left to right every race might help ( at least it seems to slow the wear from my experiance )
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So with -2 camber your still coning the tires to the outside ? Rotating left to right every race might help ( at least it seems to slow the wear from my experiance )
I always rotate fronts every run
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Built and ran this car today at 360 raceway with stock block front end .020 springs team tamale knuckles car felt super easy to drive and was very consistent really awesome corner speed. A couple of tweaks and smaller tires really dialed the car in. Thanks to Bruce for a great product. And Donny Lia for all the help...
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Hi Guys,

Jason & Dave…nice job. Both cars look great.

Dave, I would try a softer front spring. 19’s or 20’s. That will help a lot with tire wear, and give the car more steering overall. We run our WGT’s softer in the front than we run our 12ths.

Phil, thank you. I’m glad you like it. It sounds like you are going to have quite the World GT class going down there. I’m going to try to make it down for your race on the 22nd. Donny just told me about it yesterday.

I cut a batch of the WGT3 Bumpers and Optional Top Plates/Shock Mounts last week. I’ll try to get them on-line today/tonight.

The Top Plate/Shock Mount definitely gives the car a little more rotation. The Bumper seems to give the car a little more high speed steering (due to body flex), as well as obviously protecting the front end a little.

The one caveat….all of our testing is done with the ProtoForm Sophia body. The only other body we’ve tested was the Parma DB9. The DB9 was good for club racing, but high traction seemed to make the car drive a little too much on its’ nose. I’m sure you can tune around that, I just wanted to let you know what we’ve found.

Keep posting. Love to see what you guys are doing.

Have a great day.-Bruce
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Hi Guys,

Jason & Dave…nice job. Both cars look great.

Dave, I would try a softer front spring. 19’s or 20’s. That will help a lot with tire wear, and give the car more steering overall. We run our WGT’s softer in the front than we run our 12ths.

Have a great day.-Bruce
At first I thought 19 was a typo but i found # 7000 thru 7008 in your parts pdf.

But these aren't anywhere yet in the online shop. Are they released yet?
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Hi Tony,

No, I had a complete line of front springs done just before the Nats.

They were on Donny’s and Mike’s cars. …actually, they were on lots of cars by the end of the week.

I’m just so strapped for time that I haven’t got them on-line yet.

They worked really well. I had them made .02 longer than a stock Asc spring. I also wanted to get that “dampened” feel. My spring guy really worked with me on “pre-working” the springs. Pretty neat what can be done before they take their final shape.

I’ll try to get them up in a day or two.

Thanks.-Bruce
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