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Old 11-25-2013, 08:50 AM
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a few kits back in stock along with more parts... I'll get the rest of the parts up tonight.
More kits on the way.... the three online will go quick...
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Old 11-26-2013, 03:16 PM
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I know there are a few similarities between this car and the Associated.

Can anyone confirm:
1. Will bodies from the AE fit the VBC?
2. Will the AE Shock mount/carbon piece fit on the VBC?
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Old 11-26-2013, 03:24 PM
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Does anyone know how to get ahold of VBC racing? Have a part problem I'd like to email them about.

Will the 12r5.2 lower arms work on the lighting?
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I am 99% sure they are a direct replacement.
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Old 11-26-2013, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by bama racer View Post
Does anyone know how to get ahold of VBC racing? Have a part problem I'd like to email them about.

Will the 12r5.2 lower arms work on the lighting?
The 12r5 arms (both the original v1 and the v2) will work on the lightning. The only other part you will need are a set of the lower pivot balls for the r5 front end, as the Lightning ones are the same size as CRC/older AE and thus won't fit without binding.

Sorry, I should clarify that the v1 r5 lower arms will only work if you have some of the aftermarket lower arm inserts, such as those manufactured by CEFX. If you don't have those inserts, I would recommend using the v2 r5 arm.

If you want to PM me with the issue I will forward it along to Dave, although I am 99.9% sure I already know what you are encountering
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Old 11-26-2013, 04:20 PM
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Nice build
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Old 11-26-2013, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by bama racer View Post
Does anyone know how to get ahold of VBC racing? Have a part problem I'd like to email them about.

Will the 12r5.2 lower arms work on the lighting?
JR Servo?
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Old 11-26-2013, 04:55 PM
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Old 11-26-2013, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by JayBee View Post
Nice build
Looks like your servo is a tad off center....I used a Spektrum H5020G from a heli I had laying around and was 1mm off of center in my v1.0 build.

What is the effect of having the servo off center a tad? Steering different left to right?
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Originally Posted by Tron View Post
Looks like your servo is a tad off center....I used a Spektrum H5020G from a heli I had laying around and was 1mm off of center in my v1.0 build.

What is the effect of having the servo off center a tad? Steering different left to right?
Yeah it was off a tad; just had to loosen up the servo mounting screws and push the servo over. Issue resolved...thanks
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Originally Posted by corallyman View Post
Hey AWD,

I had a good look at a friends car yesterday. If you are looking at keeping the lightening's shock which seems really nice, Serpents s120's center shock springs look like they would fit if you were looking for more choices. I think there are 5 springs.

Steve
Thanks guys. I appreciate the help.

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Old 11-27-2013, 09:27 AM
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What an easy build fit & finish is as great
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Has anyone installed a JR 3650 with the Ackerman spacers? The LF arm mount interferes. Removed a good 1/8" with a pencil grinder
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Sup pbr...howya been bruh?
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Originally Posted by Sixgears View Post
Has anyone installed a JR 3650 with the Ackerman spacers? The LF arm mount interferes. Removed a good 1/8" with a pencil grinder
I originally had a JR 3650 installed in my car, but removed it and replaced with a KO. If the servo hits the arm mount you can always just remove some of the ackermann shims at the servo mounts and then try to shim at the servo saver.
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