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Bigdaddyswank 08-25-2013 08:34 PM

Speedmerchant Rev 8
 
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Hey all,

Its about time that we start a new thread for the new Speedmerchant Rev 8. The car has been under development for the last race season, and I'll let Bruce and Joel speak to the release date of the car and the new front end.

I ran the car for the first time at http://bushriverraceway.com/ today. We have the same layout down and I can compare laptimes with my Rev 7. I ran the old school front end on the car with same tires, rollout, batteries, and the same front springs, side springs, center shock set-up as the Rev 7. The new car is amazingly easy to drive. It has a tone of rear and front grip due to the long links, different pivot location, and front chassis cut-outs. The car was instantly 3 tenths faster than the Rev 7. At the end of the day, it ended up 5 tenths faster than the Rev 7. The biggest difference I noticed was the ability to drive the car hard in every corner, to include the sweeper.

This car has a ton of development in it, and when you can get your hands on it, you will not be disappointed.

oceanhighz 08-25-2013 08:53 PM

hoping there is a conversion kit from one to the other.

Xpress 08-25-2013 10:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Bigdaddyswank (Post 12483314)
Hey all,

Its about time that we start a new thread for the new Speedmerchant Rev 8. The car has been under development for the last race season, and I'll let Bruce and Joel speak to the release date of the car and the new front end.

I ran the car for the first time at http://bushriverraceway.com/ today. We have the same layout down and I can compare laptimes with my Rev 7. I ran the old school front end on the car with same tires, rollout, batteries, and the same front springs, side springs, center shock set-up as the Rev 7. The new car is amazingly easy to drive. It has a tone of rear and front grip due to the long links, different pivot location, and front chassis cut-outs. The car was instantly 3 tenths faster than the Rev 7. At the end of the day, it ended up 5 tenths faster than the Rev 7. The biggest difference I noticed was the ability to drive the car hard in every corner, to include the sweeper.

This car has a ton of development in it, and when you can get your hands on it, you will not be disappointed.

Definitely the best 1/12th scale car I drove all day. :nod:

Bigdaddyswank 08-26-2013 07:58 AM

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Here is the set-up I started with yesterday:

Front:
Tires- Jaco Blacks
Springs- Speedmerchant .21
Caster- 4 degrees
Camber- -1
Green tube spooge on the king pins

Center Spring: Silver
Shock Oil: 30 associated
No pod droop, pod was flat

Rear:
Tires Jaco Yellow
Damper Lube: Green Tube Spooge
Side Springs: 20's with the spring just touching the pod

Protoform AMR-12 body

Some things I'm going to try for next weekend:
- Different rear tires. i'm going to run Jaco Orange rears just because of the fuzzing at my local track.

Relocate the Orca Speedo sideways to allow for battery placement changes.

- Play with the pod droop, probably start at -1 degree.

- Red Tube Spooge in the dampers

JoelV 08-26-2013 09:33 AM

There will be conversions from older cars with old pod plates. Rev 5/6 cars will just need to order a 3mm offset hub along with the conversion kit. Rev 7 cars will just need the new carbon pieces.

I'm trying to work on some renderings to show in a bit more detail the new car but have been busy.

mike ivy 08-26-2013 02:33 PM

Wow!!! Nice work!!! Like to give Props to Team Speedmerchant, Bruce and Joel on the new car Looks great!!

gazza 08-26-2013 02:45 PM

Can't wait to get my hands on one and tear up the rug at Horsham!!! Granted my Rev. 7 is no slouch there either......

Steve Rossi 08-26-2013 07:10 PM

Rev 8
 
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Originally Posted by gazza (Post 12485709)
Can't wait to get my hands on one and tear up the rug at Horsham!!! Granted my Rev. 7 is no slouch there either......

Igot so excited reading this I couldn't wait to make the call to speed merchant by the way the best customer service I have had in a while for sure, so what I like about this company is the older I get the better they make the cars and easier they are to drive so really I don't look as bad as a driver the older I get ! Love the car , cannot wait to get it and Mowe some carpet at dirlas track

tim fry 08-27-2013 01:44 PM

It does look really good. The long links make it different to everything else. I'm looking forward to getting one of these for the winter season.

RedBullFiXX 08-30-2013 06:03 PM

rev 8
 
New toy to play with this weekend :D

http://www.rctech.net/forum/members/...56-r8rtr1s.jpg

Thanks Bruce

The Teacher 08-31-2013 10:01 AM

So is the Rev8 in stores yet? What is the best way to go about getting one? Where I run most guys run CRC or Top 1/12 be nice to see the SpeedMerchant car in the mix.

mike ivy 08-31-2013 03:54 PM

Car Looks Good Dave!!!

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Originally Posted by RedBullFiXX (Post 12500560)
New toy to play with this weekend :D

http://www.rctech.net/forum/members/...56-r8rtr1s.jpg

Thanks Bruce


Chaz955i 08-31-2013 06:06 PM

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Originally Posted by RedBullFiXX (Post 12500560)
New toy to play with this weekend :D

http://www.rctech.net/forum/members/...56-r8rtr1s.jpg

Thanks Bruce

Nice build. I've noticed you and more than a few others run some angle in the steering links. Can you tell me what this does vs running them straight?

Thanks

RedBullFiXX 09-01-2013 08:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Chaz955i (Post 12503144)
Nice build. I've noticed you and more than a few others run some angle in the steering links. Can you tell me what this does vs running them straight?

Thanks

Ackerman, Bruce explains it here in the rev7 thread

http://www.rctech.net/forum/9973150-post141.html

Chaz955i 09-01-2013 10:09 AM

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Originally Posted by RedBullFiXX (Post 12504395)
Ackerman, Bruce explains it here in the rev7 thread

http://www.rctech.net/forum/9973150-post141.html

Perfect! Thanks for the link.


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