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Old 02-02-2013, 02:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Racing4Evo View Post
I suggest the opposite in terms of springs and width. You want to make the car softer and norrower. It may seem counter intuitive but thats what works for me. Youre on the right track for droop. I like to run even front to rear droop when the front end has too much traction.
Softer and narrower would make the car roll more and make it easier to flip. That's my experience. Maybe if you combine it with the droop it would work.
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Did you have the steering bridge off? It tweaks much more easier if its off
I ran on asphalt so I did not use the steering bridge at all. Will try running it to see if it helps.
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:39 AM
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I had that problem also and found out that my floating servo mount was able to turn a bit even with the two screws tight on the chassis(center was off 3-4 clicks of trim). I used a long screw to screw through the antenna mount hole to secure the servo mount with 3 screws to chassis. After that I havenīt had that problem. A friend of mine thinks the screws that come through the cassis bottom out to the servo mount threads before fully locking the mount, so you could try to drill like 0,5mm off from the threads to ensure that doesnīt happen. But 3rd screw works also.
Will also try this too. Thanks.
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Hmm very productive day at our track. I was running Mod on medium traction today. It felt really good. My only question is to those who have tried DCJ's on the rear. How did it change the handling characteristic of the vehicle?
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:35 PM
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I only got to try rear DCJ's on my Tamiya but it makes the rear end more predictable in the middle of the corner. You'll still get the rotation from the rear end, but it won't suddenly snap away from you when you're driving really hard.
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Rear DCJ's are supposed to give you more on power steering. I will check this out tomorrow.
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Looking great!

Just one question though,

With the lipo you are using, does that have the grooves beneath the case that locks into those 4 holes in the chassis?

I was looking at a few lipos the other day, and they all had groves beneath them to specially fit a chassy, but what chassy?!

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Yeah the Lrp lipos have raised protrusions on one side that a slot in to the chassis. I would use them but I haven't found a place is the us that sells them.

Your car looks like Volker's spare car. NICE!
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For all those having problems with inconsistency about the car, ive found the problems. You need to replace the shock bladders every day you run. I fond that they swell up and are a pain to rebuild as well as not performing the same.

Also for those struggling with the aggressiveness and edgy steering, I found running the shorter servo arm made the car a lot calmer and consistent.

Right now im running a tamiya servo saver with aluminum horn insert which is the same length as the short servo arm included with the kit.
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Racing4evo has his car working really good.

He started running mod 2 weeks ago and already matching the pace of the fast mod guys...
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Originally Posted by Racing4Evo View Post
Yeah the Lrp lipos have raised protrusions on one side that a slot in to the chassis. I would use them but I haven't found a place is the us that sells them.

Your car looks like Volker's spare car. NICE!
So, Would this fit in the BD7 right, Or will I need to purchase something else for it to fit properly

http://www.rcmart.com/79841-lipo-670...l?cPath=52_973

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So, Would this fit in the BD7 right, Or will I need to purchase something else for it to fit properly

http://www.rcmart.com/79841-lipo-670...l?cPath=52_973

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Yes, they fit perfect, nothing extra needed.
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Originally Posted by Racing4Evo View Post
For all those having problems with inconsistency about the car, ive found the problems. You need to replace the shock bladders every day you run. I fond that they swell up and are a pain to rebuild as well as not performing the same.

Also for those struggling with the aggressiveness and edgy steering, I found running the shorter servo arm made the car a lot calmer and consistent.

Right now im running a tamiya servo saver with aluminum horn insert which is the same length as the short servo arm included with the kit.
That's ridiculous. I rebuild shocks because I want fresh ones, not because I have too. I loved the bd7, but it's stuff like that, that makes me glad I'm no longer running it.
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Originally Posted by Racing4Evo View Post
Yes, they fit perfect, nothing extra needed.
Really? Ok, I will take your advice on this one

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