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Old 09-03-2022, 08:14 PM
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Whatís up everyone. This is my first euro truck build. I pick the kit up last week and got it built and putting I. The electronics. When I am trying to mount the ESC the on off switch it to small for the spot in the chassis. Where have you guys been mounting the switch for the esc?
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Old 09-03-2022, 09:59 PM
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Originally Posted by sckootter55
Whatís up everyone. This is my first euro truck build. I pick the kit up last week and got it built and putting I. The electronics. When I am trying to mount the ESC the on off switch it to small for the spot in the chassis. Where have you guys been mounting the switch for the esc?
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is where I installed mine. I use gorilla tape with a pinch of shoe goo to make sure it stays put. Enjoy!

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Old 09-05-2022, 12:22 PM
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Well I think I figured out why my truck keeps hopping so badly - the front of my Man body seems to have become extremely floppy. It seems like the few others with Man bodies were having the same issues, while the Mercedes and Fat Fox bodies were performing much better.

I'm going to try to stiffen the body up. If that doesn't work I'll have to get one of the other bodies.
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Old 09-05-2022, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Raguvian
Well I think I figured out why my truck keeps hopping so badly - the front of my Man body seems to have become extremely floppy. It seems like the few others with Man bodies were having the same issues, while the Mercedes and Fat Fox bodies were performing much better.

I'm going to try to stiffen the body up. If that doesn't work I'll have to get one of the other bodies.
Body chatter is normal on all of the bodies. It helps to run your body clips 1-2 holes higher to allow the body to move the way it needs to and not transmit those forces to the chassis.
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Old 09-05-2022, 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Cromulent
Body chatter is normal on all of the bodies. It helps to run your body clips 1-2 holes higher to allow the body to move the way it needs to and not transmit those forces to the chassis.
Mine is significantly more floppy than the other two bodies.
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Old 09-07-2022, 03:18 AM
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What's the wear like on the tyres driving on asphalt? Any advantage with fresh rubber, or are they better worn in?
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Originally Posted by Dan the Man
What's the wear like on the tyres driving on asphalt? Any advantage with fresh rubber, or are they better worn in?
i've used the same set of tires for three seasons without any apparent loss to performance. when i got new tires, the breakin period seemed to last forever until i did a VERY aggressive burn in (held the truck and let the tires smoke), after which they seemed to start working.

we're planning a euro truck endurance race for next summer and my suspicion is that a single set will last the full 4 hours no problem.
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Originally Posted by Dan the Man
What's the wear like on the tyres driving on asphalt? Any advantage with fresh rubber, or are they better worn in?
My tyres haven't lasted very well on asphalt. 5 race days and they have a deep ring of death cut in them.

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Originally Posted by gigaplex
My tyres haven't lasted very well on asphalt. 5 race days and they have a deep ring of death cut in them.
Is that at TFTR? Are they sugaring the surface at all?
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Originally Posted by Dan the Man
Is that at TFTR? Are they sugaring the surface at all?
2 days at Bendigo, 1 day at a strip mall exhibition race in Bendigo, 1 day at TFTR, 1 day at Boronia. We're not sugaring at TFTR.
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Originally Posted by chuck in indy
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is where I installed mine. I use gorilla tape with a pinch of shoe goo to make sure it stays put. Enjoy!
What speed controller is that? It is not the normal TBLE-02s I am use to seeing in the Tamiya kits.
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Originally Posted by Jamie Hanson
What speed controller is that? It is not the normal TBLE-02s I am use to seeing in the Tamiya kits.
Hobbywing 1060, Tamiya rebrands it as the THW-1060
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Originally Posted by gigaplex
Hobbywing 1060, Tamiya rebrands it as the THW-1060
Good to know. Thank you. I had no idea Tamiya started using these and that they are legal in the class.
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Originally Posted by Jamie Hanson
Good to know. Thank you. I had no idea Tamiya started using these and that they are legal in the class.
My Man truck came with the TBLE but all the other kits I've seen (MB and Fat Fox) have had the 1060. I swapped the Tamiya branded 1060 into mine because of its smaller footprint.
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Originally Posted by Dan the Man
What's the wear like on the tyres driving on asphalt? Any advantage with fresh rubber, or are they better worn in?
Iím on my 4th race and I still have decent amount of tread left. Our track is reasonably smooth and they throw down watered down syrup on the track.

It also depends on how you are with the throttle. My buddy was pretty much sliding each corner while I try to slow enough to take the inside line as much as possible.
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