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Old 12-30-2013, 12:45 AM   #1
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After looking at other chassis and set-ups i was woundering which frontend works the best. Out of CRC, Associated and speedmerchant old or new school which one works better or the best in wgt. What are some of there pros and cons.
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I think the answers you are going to get to this question are going to be a little bit biased. It depends on what each person likes in a car, tough to say which one truly is the "best". Its the old Chevy vs. Ford vs. Dodge argument.

That being said I like being able to adjust the camber on the fly with the CRC front end. Granted they can be a little more time intensive to build but in my experience once you have everything free and functioning properly its the one I prefer to use over all the others.
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Since front ends are no longer interchangeable as they were 20 years ago...the question is pretty much moot. You have to look at the whole car now and decide which you like better. Any of the top brands are competitive.
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Will i race with the older crc gen 10 le car and was looking at the speedmerchant new school front end or the associated frontend on a speedmerchant chassis
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The Speed Merchant chassis still uses an 8-32 screw to hold the front end on as does the CRC. The new Associated now uses a 3mm screw so it will not work on either of the chassis.
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The Speed Merchant chassis still uses an 8-32 screw to hold the front end on as does the CRC. The new Associated now uses a 3mm screw so it will not work on either of the chassis.
A few oval companies make arm mounts that allow you to use the R5 front end on cars designed for the older front end.

http://www.lefthander-rc.com/catalog...oducts_id=1854
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It really doesn't matter which front-end you use it matters how you set it up.
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So why so i see SM wgt chassis or the on-point chassis using the associated frontend's
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The Speed Merchant chassis still uses an 8-32 screw to hold the front end on as does the CRC. The new Associated now uses a 3mm screw so it will not work on either of the chassis.
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So why so i see SM wgt chassis or the on-point chassis using the associated frontend's
HyperDrive sell front bulkheads for 8-32 hardware
I've tested with AE, and OldSkool
No longer using AE front end, there is a difference, and it's not something you can fix with setup

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How much of a difference is it? I like the crc frontend cause i like lots of steering. Also i don't see any new school SM frontends out there in WGT. Is there a reason for that?
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How much of a difference is it? I like the crc frontend cause i like lots of steering. Also i don't see any new school SM frontends out there in WGT. Is there a reason for that?
New Skool hasn't been released yet

High speed stability is the main advantage I saw going away from R5 front end
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OkI see so the R5 frontend doesn't like high speeds then? Also what about the SM frontend with the turnbuckles, what happened to that frontend?
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OkI see so the R5 frontend doesn't like high speeds then? Also what about the SM frontend with the turnbuckles, what happened to that frontend?
R5 front end is very good actually
But on the SM WGT3 I prefer the OS front end, it is very confidence inspiring, especially flat out thru sweepers, side by side with other cars

SM Formula front end, I never tested, but Bruce informed me that it would be similar to R5 feel
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HyperDrive sell front bulkheads for 8-32 hardware
I've tested with AE, and OldSkool
No longer using AE front end, there is a difference, and it's not something you can fix with setup

Couldn't help but notice, you are using 16g wire. I take it this is 13.5T Boosted? Do you think 16g wire would be OK with 10.5T blinky?

Also, battery all the way forward with electrics in back, but not all the way. Any advantage to this?

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Couldn't help but notice, you are using 16g wire. I take it this is 13.5T Boosted? Do you think 16g wire would be OK with 10.5T blinky?

Also, battery all the way forward with electrics in back, but not all the way. Any advantage to this?

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I'm sure 10.5 would be fine with 16g
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