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Old 10-16-2015, 05:42 AM
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ran the car for the first time using kit setup, as the grip started coming up it felt as if the front was rolling over a little too much so some stiffer springs will most likely be in order. it was a good day, took a big hit to a click track pipe and nothing broke, tq, win and fast lap, cant wait to try the car at my home track!!
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Whats about the RTR weight with a normal sized shorty?
Or do you recommend a low profile shorty to save weight?

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I don't think removing the two screws to get the battery out will be that bad. Once I have everything together I'll see if there's another option.

I won't charge in the car...lipo bag only. Saw a lipo fire this weekend and don't want to be anywhere near that again (it wasn't me and no one was hurt at least).
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Old 10-17-2015, 07:12 PM
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I will now only charge in a Bag. One of the racers locally had his house burnt down because a lipo blew while charging
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The car is working really well, switched side springs to gold to help with traction rolling, but it was on rails and it transitions so well in the low speed sections. I have never been able to race wheel to wheel with such ease.
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What is the trick to getting the pin out of the diff side threaded axle and hub?
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anybody know if the protoform 15 body fits and what wings with that thanks
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anybody know if the protoform 15 body fits and what wings with that thanks
15 body apparently only fits with a low profile Lipo in transverse position. I would assume it fits with a normal shorty in inline position.
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Originally Posted by AlexPate View Post
The car is working really well, switched side springs to gold to help with traction rolling, but it was on rails and it transitions so well in the low speed sections. I have never been able to race wheel to wheel with such ease.
What type of track do race on? Carpet, asphalt?
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What type of track do race on? Carpet, asphalt?
Carpet,
If grip is good on asphalt my setup usually doesn't change much. Looser diff higher ride height.
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Originally Posted by AlexPate View Post
Carpet,
If grip is good on asphalt my setup usually doesn't change much. Looser diff higher ride height.
Do you have a setup you could share for the FX or are you using kit? Ideally for asphalt would be great.
Thanks for you help.
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Originally Posted by Fredp1 View Post
Do you have a setup you could share for the FX or are you using kit? Ideally for asphalt would be great.
Thanks for you help.
I think the kit setup should work really well on asphalt 4-5 mm ride height depending on how smooth the track is, I set pod droop at 1.5mm
Probably 1.5 degrees camber and 8 deg caster
If it's a low bite track and the car is loose run 5deg caster, and .5 deg camber
Not sure what to do with the reactive caster yet and I haven't tried short wheelbase yet.
I'll post more as I learn about the cAr
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Originally Posted by skyball View Post
Thanks for your suggestion, but I found an old 3racing eyelet in my box, that fits tighter on the original ball. So I'm fine now.

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You wouldn't happen to know what the part number or where I might find one?
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Originally Posted by dr_hfuhuhurr View Post
You wouldn't happen to know what the part number or where I might find one?
You can get this one B-02-Vbc-5068
From www.gripworksrc.com
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You can get this one B-02-Vbc-5068
From www.gripworksrc.com
I probably have one of those in my box...That will work in the shock end?
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Originally Posted by dr_hfuhuhurr View Post
I probably have one of those in my box...That will work in the shock end?
Yes
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