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Old 04-27-2016, 01:53 PM
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I'll be getting brass pivot ball, ride height shims and aluminum standoff for now. Btw what's the part number for the standoff? Also, is Losi smart diff lube what everyone using for the king pins? Or does it depend on the track condition?
Aluminum Stand off part# is 1260. One pack will do a car.

We use Losi Smartdiff grease on all tracks. With the brass pivot ball, this grease makes the front super smooth.
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Old 04-27-2016, 11:25 PM
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Thanks for all the advice so far.
For the tires, what's a recommended size? I don't mind truing a bunch of foam off. Good handling is the priority here.
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Old 04-28-2016, 10:36 PM
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Thanks for all the advice so far.
For the tires, what's a recommended size? I don't mind truing a bunch of foam off. Good handling is the priority here.
I wouldn't cut them down further than 42mm rear, 41 front.
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Old 04-29-2016, 04:31 AM
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that's carpet recommendations, i dont know what surface you're running on but i agree 41/42 is the lowest i'd cut them...but you can do 42/43 if you want to
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I know it's better to ask tire questions from the fast guys at local track. unfortunately I'm not close to my local track so I would like to set the car up as ideal as possible so once I get there my set up won't be too far off. From the info I gathered , you run bigger tire size for lower traction carpet and if you are getting traction rolls you go smaller? 1mm between front and rear is way to go? Lastly, how would you know when to change the front and rear tire ratio? I know it's a lot of questions thanks in advance
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I know it's better to ask tire questions from the fast guys at local track. unfortunately I'm not close to my local track so I would like to set the car up as ideal as possible so once I get there my set up won't be too far off. From the info I gathered , you run bigger tire size for lower traction carpet and if you are getting traction rolls you go smaller? 1mm between front and rear is way to go? Lastly, how would you know when to change the front and rear tire ratio? I know it's a lot of questions thanks in advance
It's really going to depend on what carpet you are running on, as well as what compound tires you are running. If you're running on the new CRC carpet a lot of what's being said here isn't quite as relevant.

Generally bigger tires are ran on lower grip carpet. However, I haven't ran on much carpet that I would start any bigger then 41/42.

A 1mm split is generally what people like to balance out the feel of the car, as the split gets smaller the car gets more aggressive in my opinion. That being said, at really big races we run as small as 39.5/40 so even down to .5mm split isn't a big deal and not something that I think you would notice very much. If you are not highly experience the tire split isn't something I would worry about.
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Old 04-29-2016, 04:39 PM
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Thank you Kevin. I will start with 41/42.
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Old 04-30-2016, 12:44 PM
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Does all the wheel brand fit this car? Or do they have different offsets? I'm thinking of buying the Ulti wheel. Also which is the best arbor for truer?
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Old 05-01-2016, 02:07 AM
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I started building the kit. First question I have is how do you fasten two damper tube ball studs onto the rear top plate?
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Old 05-01-2016, 06:24 PM
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I sort of figure out the problem. By looking at online manual which is different from mine it says the ball stud is suppose to thread in the graphite rear upper plate. On my plate those holes are too big. Is there another upper plate? Did CRC packed the wrong plate?
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That's very unusual. If they're too big you can superglue the small ball stud in there, you won't have to take it out again.
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Ok I'm actually about to superglue it. Thanks
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Ok I'm actually about to superglue it. Thanks
Some of the old kits had slightly oversized holes. On those plates I have found the best thing to do is just put some superglue on the threads and push them into the hole. I've never had one that I glued come out so don't worry too much about it.
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I'm done with building the car. Now the front sits more than 5mm tall with 41mm tires. Am I suppose to use the aluminum spacer between the u plate and chassis? Or use the option shims?
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I'm done with building the car. Now the front sits more than 5mm tall with 41mm tires. Am I suppose to use the aluminum spacer between the u plate and chassis? Or use the option shims?
It depends how low you want to go. Your best option is always, in my opinion, going to be using the option shims. However, there is a limit as to how many of those you can fit under the arm. If you still need more then you may have to use the aluminum spacers. I would only use those as a last resort if it were me. Figure out where you want to run your ride height and adjust accordingly.
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