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Old 02-01-2016, 09:16 AM
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Had my second outing with the D08 yesterday; racing with the Regina Fastraxx crew in preparation for their WCICS event this coming weekend. The car was fantastic. Very smooth and confidence inspiring to drive. Got lots of compliments on how good the car looked on the track. Ended up nabbing tq and 1st in the amain running on low/medium grip carpet, sweep qts28 tires, and 65'x48' track.
I'll try to post my setup later today when I can get on a computer.
I really liked my D06, and the D08 is better yet. It is faster to react, is more direct, and has more steeringin the middle-off of a corner, while not losing the rear. I have not run in high traction conditions yet.
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Originally Posted by EDWARD2003 View Post
Few questions about your setup.

1 - Why is it you're running -2.5 degree camber on the front? Wouldn't you be able to attain front grip by adjusting the upper link for more camber gain?

on high grip and with the new vollante tyre this is the best solution. if traction is low or medium put them on 0 but a bit wider. new vollanet tyres like a wide front

2 - Is there a reason why you are running 0.5 mm of rear droop on the rear?

normal we run 1.5 under hub but on bumpy track we sometimes run 0.5

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Old 02-02-2016, 10:07 PM
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Ah, good to know! Thank you for this information.

Also, will 20 mm length springs such as, Yokomo 2016, Xray 2016, RSD Short springs work with these dampers?

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Old 02-02-2016, 10:22 PM
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I have run the 20mm RSD Springs on my D07.
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yes will work on vbc shocks, we use xray 2.7 in front and 2.6 in the back. also to help reduse tracktion roll when grip is high. realy like the new volante but there a bitch on high grip.
Also testing some more things but more info on that later ;-)
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Old 02-04-2016, 04:30 PM
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yes will work on vbc shocks, we use xray 2.7 in front and 2.6 in the back. also to help reduse tracktion roll when grip is high. realy like the new volante but there a bitch on high grip.
Also testing some more things but more info on that later ;-)
can you explain what you mean that the tires are a bitch on high grip??
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well today i installed the D08 silver arms and hubs etc on my D07.. gonna be interesting to see how the car will handle on the track..
soon soon soon i will get my D08
they just have to ship it
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Old 02-05-2016, 12:57 AM
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Painted up a new body for my D08 for this weekends WCICS event. Might not run it, though, since the dart adds a bit of steering over the ms6, and the D08 already has plenty of steering. I'll enter it in the comcourse competition, though, just to add some variety to all of the tribal schemed cars.
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Old 02-06-2016, 07:26 AM
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Originally Posted by EDWARD2003 View Post
Ah, good to know! Thank you for this information.

Also, will 20 mm length springs such as, Yokomo 2016, Xray 2016, RSD Short springs work with these dampers?

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try this link http://site.petitrc.com/reglages/vbc...gModification/

in addition to this consider Raceberry towers

To be honest I have been trying out other springs on my D07 - and I always revert to the orange and red kit springs

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I find it interesting that the VBC seems to have several innovations before other manufacturers that are more mainstream - ie floating steering and keyed in blocks. I have the D07 - may skip the 08 and wait for the 09.

I do wonder if tactically VBC and other manufacturers should make it clear as and when a replacement will come out like Xray - they seem to be dominant in the UK at least - such a tactic may help boost sales. Personally I prefer cars to come out every 18 - 24 months - with upgrades in between like they did with the Cyclone and Associated cars.

I just wish I was a much better driver who did Nationals as it would help promote the car in the UK - sadly I am just a club racer - who doesn't get enough time to race as it is
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I see Lucas is using an aluminum chassis this weekend at ETS. I hope they release it for the general racer. My D07 came alive when I switched to aluminum and would like to have one for this car as well.
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Originally Posted by JoeGlover View Post
I see Lucas is using an aluminum chassis this weekend at ETS. I hope they release it for the general racer. My D07 came alive when I switched to aluminum and would like to have one for this car as well.
It is on the way..... It just hasn't quite made full mainstream yet. Dave Erlich made one up for the Snowbirds and he was quite pleased and the car looked good 13.5 and Mod.
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Originally Posted by hasse85 View Post
can you explain what you mean that the tires are a bitch on high grip??
griproll's like hell. for sure if you like to toucj the dot
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Originally Posted by freebird View Post
It is on the way..... It just hasn't quite made full mainstream yet. Dave Erlich made one up for the Snowbirds and he was quite pleased and the car looked good 13.5 and Mod.
will be here soon, strange nobody noticed the other things on his car
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griproll's like hell. for sure if you like to toucj the dot
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