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Old 07-31-2017, 07:43 PM   #181
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By flipping the lower rear suspension arms you can attain a 220mm wheelbase. See Ultimate RC forums.
That's about as detailed as the post on the Ultimate RC forums gets. I didn't see any mention on how to mount the shocks (or swaybar, if you use one) with the arms flipped.
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That's about as detailed as the post on the Ultimate RC forums gets. I didn't see any mention on how to mount the shocks (or swaybar, if you use one) with the arms flipped.
Try this thread. Before it was rebranded s the MRage. Bill usually is very detailed in his builds.

http://www.ultimaterc.com/forums/sho....php?p=1936289
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Thanks a ton for the link BK - I've got two of these kits I need to build, and you weren't kidding, he is VERY detailed. Thanks again.

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Try this thread. Before it was rebranded s the MRage. Bill usually is very detailed in his builds.

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The alternate front body mount finally arrived today. I'm a bit concerned that the upper turnbuckle hits it before the suspension bottoms out (even with 55mm diameter tyres). I might need to add more spacers to move the mount higher, and drill some holes lower in the post as I'm already using the lowest hole.



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Went ahead and posted the 2 M-Rage mini kits I have in the For Sale section.

Just don't have a need for them as there is nowhere to run them.
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Went ahead and posted the 2 M-Rage mini kits I have in the For Sale section.

Just don't have a need for them as there is nowhere to run them.
Tempting. I'm hoping I can get in on the next HobbyKing sale before they're sold out.
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Tempting. I'm hoping I can get in on the next HobbyKing sale before they're sold out.
Make an offer... worst I'll say is no thanks. Motivated to sell though as I have a B6D coming - and am needing gear for it.
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The alternate front body mount finally arrived today. I'm a bit concerned that the upper turnbuckle hits it before the suspension bottoms out (even with 55mm diameter tyres). I might need to add more spacers to move the mount higher, and drill some holes lower in the post as I'm already using the lowest hole.


Cut the carbon fiber mount ears shorter, move the screw hole rearward about 1/4" should do it.
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Cut the carbon fiber mount ears shorter, move the screw hole rearward about 1/4" should do it.
The whole point of getting that part was to have the holes in a compatible location with the Tamiya bodies. Moving the posts would defeat the purpose.
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Anybody running on carpet? My local track lets me run this car in the 25.5 scale GT class. Wondering what setups carpet racers are running. Currently have sway bars. Heavy in front, light in rear, Tamaya M60 tires, a spool up front, 2000 diff oil in rear, stiffer Tamaya springs, I sauce the tires before every run. It seems no matter how I adjust the suspention, the car is squirly as hell.
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Anybody running on carpet? My local track lets me run this car in the 25.5 scale GT class. Wondering what setups carpet racers are running. Currently have sway bars. Heavy in front, light in rear, Tamaya M60 tires, a spool up front, 2000 diff oil in rear, stiffer Tamaya springs, I sauce the tires before every run. It seems no matter how I adjust the suspention, the car is squirly as hell.
Although I don't run indoors I have been running this in practice nights with a 13.5T. It is squirly out of the box and the back end loves to come around! What helps keep it under control is running toe in on the front, front springs one or two steps firmer than rear, and 5mm ride height all around. Lean shocks all the way in F & R calms it down. Sweep tires with 40F, 33R.
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Old 08-31-2017, 06:45 AM   #194
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I took mine out for a shakedown today (outdoor asphalt track, unprepped), boy is the rear end loose with the kit setup. Rear end snapped loose every time entering the sweeper at the end of the straight (still on full power). It also spun out and did donuts when accelerating while turning left, but pushed turning right. This indicated tweak, but I checked it with my corner scales and it looked okay. Torque steer perhaps? I had to add massive preload to the rear right to get it to turn consistently both ways, which put the ride height at that corner about 1mm higher than the others (but at least it was driveable at that point).

I tried adding the swaybars (blue front, yellow rear) and it helped with the infield a bit, but I still had to slow down a bit before entering the sweeper. I laid the rear shocks down all the way, and stood the front ones up, which helped a little bit but not enough. I then tried changing tyres, I was using Team Powers 36 all round, and switched to Sweep 33 all round. Bad move, the TP36 tyres worked much better. Maybe I need to ditch the Mini Cooper body and try something with a rear wing.

When I got home I checked for binding, and both rear wheel hubs were binding a fair amount. Still haven't found a crush tube that'll fit in the hub, so I've swapped out the rear universals for some Tamiya 53597 universals and some Tamiya wheel hexes that I pulled from my M03. Now there's a tiny bit of play between the hex and the bearing, no more binding. Maybe that'll help with the handling next time. The Tamiya universals are a few mm shorter than the stock ones, but they still fit in the outdrive nicely.
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Wings is really helping! slap on a big wing and most things end up much much more stable.
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