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Old 11-24-2017, 05:53 PM
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You are crazy!
I love it
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I am? What did I do this time?
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In a positive way
By making this kit desirable with its blue bling bling and performance upgrades.
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How the heck are you breaking ceramic bearings with just a brushed motor?
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This car is awesome!
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How the heck are you breaking ceramic bearings with just a brushed motor?
The bearing socket in the motor was crooked, and it was causing the bearing to bind-up just enough to make it wear out too fast.
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Today, on an all-new episode of Fyrstormer Mods A Car That Nobody Cares About Anymore, I fitted a front swaybar to my DF-03Ra.



I geared it up just for fun, and quickly discovered that the taller-than-stock suspension was not up to the task of keeping the car going in a straight line. It's always had a tendency to wander a bit, but after gearing it up, it wandered so much during a quick test drive that I was seriously concerned it would crash into a curb before I could bring it to a stop. In addition, this car has always been a little too easy to powerslide, requiring immediate countersteering as soon as the rear breaks free or else the car would just spin-out on the spot. So, a front swaybar seemed like a good way to kill two problems with one stone.



The swaybar I fitted is a XV-01 medium swaybar, with the arms bent to a slightly sharper angle and trimmed about 4mm shorter. I also drilled a couple holes into the front swaybar mount so I could install set-screws, because for some reason Tamiya didn't include that themselves. Everything else was just stock XV-01 parts.



It drives much better now. It still powerslides easily, but all I have to do to rein-in the slide is let the steering return to neutral. And it goes in a straight line much more reliably now, too.
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