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Old 12-03-2005, 04:01 PM   #2161
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hi
have you got a website for it because i want to buy one and do they ship to the UK
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Old 12-03-2005, 04:25 PM   #2162
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Speedtech sells the conversion kit. Here is a link
http://www.speedtechrc.com/store/ebp...il.asp?id=5745
I am pretty sure that Steve ships overseas.
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Old 12-03-2005, 04:46 PM   #2163
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email james at www.fusionhobbies.co.uk, he is thinking about them as he is a tamiya specialist.
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Old 12-03-2005, 05:03 PM   #2164
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I JUST WONT TO SAY THANKS TO ALL YOU GUYS WHO HAVE HELPED ME




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Old 12-04-2005, 01:29 AM   #2165
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Can some tell me what size are those blue turnbuckles everyone
is using for the upper suspension arms that replace the 3 x 28 on TA-05?

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Old 12-04-2005, 06:34 AM   #2166
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hey guys I need some advice with gearing , first of all got my xenon kit and to tell you the truth my car was'nt set up good compared to the plastic ones, why? well my set up is this, with the CF chassis:
FRONT:
maroon spring--super hard
yellow bars
double pink orange 2 stage jaco
shock mount top is on the first hole
shock mount bottom--inner hole
REAR:
white spring, then change it to blue
red bars then had to remove it
shock mount top---3rd hole
shock mount bootom--inner hole
double pink 2 stage jaco

problem:
1) too slow compared to other cars--that's why I think its a gearing problem
I'm running 98/27 64 pitch
2) with the rear stabilizer bars and white spring--it has some oversteering problem with a little bit of push coming out of a corner,oh and yes the rear was hopping
3) without the rear bars and with the blue springs , damn, alot of of oversteering and rear has no traction at all and yes it was still doing the hop.

did'nt get the chance to do anything anymore because I have to go home , the wife is waiting, setting up can wait but the wife can't

so guys any advice? BTW I was running a monster stock pro and change it to 19t, I still can't keep up with the other guys, nope I'm not hitting any walls, I just think my gearing is set up wrong.

let me give another scenario about my gearing.
Started with 98/22 good acceleratin low topend.
103/30--FLAT-poor acceleration,poor top end
100/30/29/28/27--same as above
so I went back to 98/27--its OK--but not as fast compared to the other cars.

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Old 12-04-2005, 06:44 AM   #2167
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Monster Stock Pro, indoors, carpet I am on 78-24 = 7.3:1 drive ratio and it is fast, this was on rubber, need to know tyre diameter and type of track (open, tight etc) and surface.
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Old 12-04-2005, 06:54 AM   #2168
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tire diameter- 57-58
track is tight and bumpy( carpet)

LMK what else
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Old 12-04-2005, 08:11 AM   #2169
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I think you could be very much undergeared, my tire diameter is 66mm and I am geared quite a bit more than you, if you can calculate your MM/PR then you will see your roll-out is quite low, maybe your burning up the motor hence the lack of power?? Sometimes with stock, they need to be geared as they can be lazy.

as for the handling, I think you need to go back to a basic setup, use the same roll-bars all round, start with the medium and medium springs. It also sounds like your car is pitching on/off power hence off-power oversteer and on power understeer. Try going to the 2 hole pistons all round and a thickish oil, maybe 50wt all round to try and calm it down, then work from there. If you can get the car stable but just need to alter where the grip is in the corner, then you can change caster.

With the carbon conversion, it will make the car generate more grip, so if your rear isn't set quite right it will be more noticeable.
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Old 12-04-2005, 08:35 AM   #2170
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I'm sure by now just about everyone has heard of gearchart.com. So, go to that web site and you can calculate roll out and gearing on that site for free. Makes foam racing so much easier. Print out from like 60mm then 59.5, 59.0 and so on until you get to about 55.5 on tire sieze. You will have all roll out charts needed and no trying to calculate roll out at the track. Then just go to your local fast guy's and ask them their roll out and go to your chart and copy it. Easiest way to find the right gearing.
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Old 12-04-2005, 08:43 AM   #2171
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With the carbon conversion, it will make the car generate more grip, so if your rear isn't set quite right it will be more noticeable.[/QUOTE]

Usually a car that flex's more, will give more grip all the way around and make the car feel lazy. A stiffer chassis will usually give much less grip than a chassis that's flexable. So, if you switch to the graphite conversion your car should free up more in the turns.
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Old 12-04-2005, 08:58 AM   #2172
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OK, I will re-phrase, a stiff chassis will give more useable and predictable grip than a floppy chassis, especialy considering he is running foams on carpet.

As for the site, never used it as I never run foams.
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Old 12-04-2005, 09:12 AM   #2173
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As for the site, never used it as I never run foams.[/QUOTE]

That site is great for rubber tire gear charts. You should check it out.
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Don't tend to change tyre diameter that much in rubber tyres, so never had the need and gear ratio charts, always made my own, but will keep it in mind if I ever go and try foam tyres, thanks.

Back to the guys problem, if you are getting over and under steer, then the car is being allowed to pitch to much with throttle input, so you need to increase the pack in the shocks to slow the movement down.

I always believe that if you are struggling, go back to the factory settings for shock positions and camber links and work from there.
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From my experiences a stiffer chassis carries more corner speed and transitions faster. A more flexible chassis digs a lot more in the corners and is slightly slower in the transitions. I feel that there is definately such thing as too stiff. A car set up like a brick tends to be harder to drive, and harder to make consitent. It makes it too twitchy. I have my 05 setup with the standard chassis but with the TECH upper deck, and I feel that the car is 100% better than stock, and it was REALLY good stock. I don't see any need for the Xenon chassis for carpet. I have at least 30 packs through my car on foams/carpet and it lacks nowhere. Save the money and get the TECH upper deck...or if you have to have the bling then get the Xenon, but don't expect to automatically go 3 laps faster.
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