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Old 12-31-2004, 09:46 PM   #1
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Default New RC12L4, need input.

I'm getting a RC12L4 soon and would like you guys help on getting car ready for the track. I've been looking at motors and all the other stuff I'll have to have to get the car going and it's pretty damn confusing.
Since the car will be new to me can someone suggest a motor, speed control etc that I'll need. Of course I'll have to get batteries and a charger too. I don't want to sink a ton of money into this right away.
Any suggestions you guys can offer would be appreciated.

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Old 12-31-2004, 11:18 PM   #2
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Gear for the Car:

Servo - any mini servo you like that is .10sec or faster. 32in/oz is plenty of torque. No digital though...they have high current drain and are completely unnecessary.

Speedo - Any small one..LRP Quantum, Novak GTX, Keyence Rapida, KO, Futaba, Hara, etc.

Motor - Whatever class you run locally. If you run mod you will need a 5 cell rx pack.

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Old 01-01-2005, 12:11 AM   #3
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contact a bearing house and order some rear bearings, you will need to change them quite frequently. If it allows you to choose brand of bearing, go for a jap brand called Ezo.
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Adrian, Happy New Years. Lynn got a 12L4 for Christmas. She is planning on running the fseara series with it. Look out
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contact a bearing house and order some rear bearings, you will need to change them quite frequently. If it allows you to choose brand of bearing, go for a jap brand called Ezo.
Why do you gotta change the bearings so often? A good quality bearing should last for a long LONG time regardless what kinda punishment they have. We used to run bearings 0-130mph (app 150,000rpm) and back down to zero in less than a second. Had no failures and lastest lifetime of the cars (some up to 4 years) What abec rating are yall using?
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wat other spur can i use? found in lhs tat alot of spurs using 8 bearings instead of 6. can i add 2 more bearings? but will the diff plates fit?
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Why do you gotta change the bearings so often? A good quality bearing should last for a long LONG time regardless what kinda punishment they have. We used to run bearings 0-130mph (app 150,000rpm) and back down to zero in less than a second. Had no failures and lastest lifetime of the cars (some up to 4 years) What abec rating are yall using?
It's because the outside bearing in the diff is used as the thrust bearing so the inside of the bearing is being pushed against the outside. Not really what they were designed for that's why they wear out pretty fast.
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hmmmm im gonna make a phone call to my bearing guy and ask if they got something that will hold up and let yall know something
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Old 01-01-2005, 05:18 AM   #9
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as far as i know the only alleged way out of the problem is a thrust bearing made by the Slapmaster guys........ yes please let me know if you could find any alternative. An other reason why you would need pretty many of them is that they feel gritty so soon...like the bearings you have in touring cars' c-cups.

and you need pretty many front bearings too!..they wear out so fast so as to have freeplay in them
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and to put to rest any potential problems, no i do not sell bearings here....although i do buy them in bulk.

and...beside Ezo, feel free to try those made in Germany. Just made sure that you do not use the ones from China.
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tmunno - Thats cool. Its a great car. I am gonna start brining my 1/12th to Speedline every weekend until the Birds'. Can you talk to the rest of the guys and see if they can bring thiers out if they have one? Maybe we can get enough to start a class. 19T 4 cell just like FSEARA of course.
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Anyone know what size the flanged bearings should be for the front wheel when running trc's?
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1/8th by 5/16
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