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Old 08-29-2005, 11:44 PM   #3421
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You want more steering? Take the shims out of the rear hingepins blocks and put 1* rear uprights on it. You'll most likely have to lay the rear shock down one or two holes- might even go so far as to try Guy's idea of running a super thin front swaybar if your track is very smooth and forgiving...

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Old 08-30-2005, 12:08 AM   #3422
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Guy- I just read your post on Xray's forum on the outboard toe blocks, and how you noticed a difference in camber rise with the arms straight as opposed to the arms swept forward. I haven't actually tried it myself on the setup board to see the difference, but the geometry is obvious, and the only difference that would make any change in camber rise is the length of the camber link- i.e., by moving the outer portion of the arm fore/aft you are making the outer camber link location a little closer or further away from the original location assuming your camber link isn't perfectly parallel on both planes b/c then the camber rise wouldn't change at all for the fact that they are pivoting on the same circle.

Now, I'm not saying you're wrong, I just want to understand. Not only that, but I feel that you are putting too much value on camber rise and not enough on the other aspects of inner/outer toe differences.

One note- earlier when we were discussing swaybars and such, I had no idea you were racing foam tires on asphalt. Whether it be asphalt or carpet, running foam tires is in many many ways different from rubber tires and in some of those the results of certain tuning changes are exactly opposite of rubber tires. Not sure if you get to do much tuning on rubber tires, but keep that in mind when making suggestions- rubber tire racers don't always need foam tire advice.
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Old 08-30-2005, 12:16 AM   #3423
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You mean you actullay replace the blades Matt?

Dosent that cost? LOL
so your telling me the blue tac won't work?
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Old 08-30-2005, 12:44 AM   #3424
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what do you guys think??????????????
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Old 08-30-2005, 12:54 AM   #3425
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Nice... how is the flex in your car Dave? Is that a proto upper deck from Xray or one that you went and got made?
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Old 08-30-2005, 01:02 AM   #3426
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its fairly flexable its a 2mm chassis with a kit top deck that i thined up with a dremel i have been trying a lot of stuff being that the nats are coming up
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Old 08-30-2005, 03:01 AM   #3427
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Very nice Dave!

Is it possible to have all the motor fans in front of the motor instead of on top, in order to keep the C/G low?
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Old 08-30-2005, 03:17 AM   #3428
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so many "fans",...
what motor you usu. run?
my GTX is hot...but never cut....is that necessary have a fan for ESC?
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so your telling me the blue tac won't work?
Surly that wasnt supposed to be funny?
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Old 08-30-2005, 07:43 AM   #3430
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Nice. Have you used scales or the chassis balancing tools to find out how balanced it is?
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Old 08-30-2005, 08:47 AM   #3431
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Very nice Dave!

Is it possible to have all the motor fans in front of the motor instead of on top, in order to keep the C/G low?
yah i'm working on something for that now it should be done in about 3 weeks as soon as it is i'll post some pics
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so many "fans",...
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my GTX is hot...but never cut....is that necessary have a fan for ESC?
well i run a lot of mod (7x1-8x1) and the car is so lite i might as well put something useful even with the fans the car is still 45 grams light as far as the speedo i don't know if its necessary but i think it helps
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dave, awesome job with the shortened wires looks good
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Nice. Have you used scales or the chassis balancing tools to find out how balanced it is?
yah i use the x-ray chassis balancing tool and the car is balanced realy good from left to right i know on the track the car is realy good .............with 3300's i have to add 45 grams to make whight (53.5oz)
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Bowser, what are ya doen, Usen my sponser sheet?
Car looks good good luck with it!!
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