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Old 04-06-2017, 11:49 AM
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I plan on getting one next week. I hope the rules stay the same. I volunteer with a junior high school club and the kids are excited about starting a class for next year. One of our adult volunteers runs one, and they refer to it as "Optimus Prime."
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I used 1 million diff. lube for my dampers which worked great till about half way through my heat. Any ideas for a super sticky lube that's ultra thick and less likely to drip out?
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https://www.tamiyausa.com/items/radi...al-putty-42247

or nitro cleaning putty
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Originally Posted by Loco4G63T
I used 1 million diff. lube for my dampers which worked great till about half way through my heat. Any ideas for a super sticky lube that's ultra thick and less likely to drip out?
i haven't tried it in dampers, but Bad Horsie grease is the stickiest stuff I've ever put in a diff
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Originally Posted by Loco4G63T
I used 1 million diff. lube for my dampers which worked great till about half way through my heat. Any ideas for a super sticky lube that's ultra thick and less likely to drip out?
I've used Tamiya AW grease. Hard to find but works well. I also use Kyosho 30k silicone diff grease not oil. You just got to make sure you use an even amount on all your dampers or your truck will run like crap.
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I bought one case they looked cool and I like the whole Idea of it. I had forgotten to install the mirrors during assemble and couldnt fit my hand up in there to fit them on after the fact but I guess my wife could have but I decided to leave them off since I was driving it on the carpet track and I feared they may potentially cause the carpet damage if the truck went over and after the first run it started to get tippy then the third run it flat out traction rolled any time you tried to lean on it. I put a 1/16th wid layer of CA on the edge of the sidewall at the contact patch and then the truck was money. I could lean on it hard and it handled very well and should make racing them door to door much more interesting vs tip toeing and bangin in to each other through the turns.

Do you all feel that this is wrong to use a minimal amount of CA if it makes the class more appealing to race vs guys saying why would we buy a truck that flips every other turn on the rug. I have no clue to what the guys are doing on the black carpet yet as I have had it only a few days and not taken it anywhere else other then my local grey carpet track. I figured it was just CA and everyone had to have it to glue the tires anyway and its not a black art.
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Originally Posted by ThrottleKing
I bought one case they looked cool and I like the whole Idea of it. I had forgotten to install the mirrors during assemble and couldnt fit my hand up in there to fit them on after the fact but I guess my wife could have but I decided to leave them off since I was driving it on the carpet track and I feared they may potentially cause the carpet damage if the truck went over and after the first run it started to get tippy then the third run it flat out traction rolled any time you tried to lean on it. I put a 1/16th wid layer of CA on the edge of the sidewall at the contact patch and then the truck was money. I could lean on it hard and it handled very well and should make racing them door to door much more interesting vs tip toeing and bangin in to each other through the turns.

Do you all feel that this is wrong to use a minimal amount of CA if it makes the class more appealing to race vs guys saying why would we buy a truck that flips every other turn on the rug. I have no clue to what the guys are doing on the black carpet yet as I have had it only a few days and not taken it anywhere else other then my local grey carpet track. I figured it was just CA and everyone had to have it to glue the tires anyway and its not a black art.
Using CA on tires is a common practice for a lot of cars on the high grip carpet. It's not a high end hop up, It's cheap. It has nothing to do with electronics. The track could make a few bucks selling it. I think it's a good idea for this class and it will make it more appealing to other drivers. I like the crazy glue with the brush.
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Originally Posted by MD
Using CA on tires is a common practice for a lot of cars on the high grip carpet. It's not a high end hop up, It's cheap. It has nothing to do with electronics. The track could make a few bucks selling it. I think it's a good idea for this class and it will make it more appealing to other drivers. I like the crazy glue with the brush.
https://m.facebook.com/groups/168768...92080524337423

No CA here. Just gotta be smooth. These things are a blast!!!! Out first time running them at DRP, hopefully we'll see a few more of them on the track next week.
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Thanks for the video. It appears people were having a good time.
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Originally Posted by MD
Thanks for the video. It appears people were having a good time.
It was a welcome break from overly serious racing. Im getting pelted with questions on where to get one, so I hope once we get the numbers up a tad, it will be really good and fun racing. Totally a driver class. Back to the CA thing for a second, we're opting not to, but if everyone agreed on it being ok, I'd have no issues with it.
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Well I was also thinking of the scenario of that say you dont have a traction roll issue but someone else or many of them do and then your truck gets stepped on by a corner marshal righting someone else that did traction roll, minimal gluing possibly eliminates the potential extra drama from the fun class. Our track seemed to get alot more grip as the night wore on and I can imagine these tires are just going to keep getting softer as we run them. While Im thinking about it does anyone know where to get a spare body for these? I have not found any place that has them in case the worst happens to my truck or I want to do another scheme.

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Originally Posted by ThrottleKing
While Im thinking about it does anyone know where to get a spare body for these? I have not found any place that has them in case the worst happens to my truck or I want to do another scheme.

Liquid rc in ebay has em. No stickers though...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/122377449156
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Thanks man, isn't it funny though that the bodies are 1/3 the cost of the kit?
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Tamiya lists it, but it's out of stock. many of Tamiya's bodies are pricey.

https://www.tamiyausa.com/product/it...uct-id=1825883

There are foreign sit es that have it, but shipping may be high.

https://www.modelsport.co.uk/tamiya-...roducts/403966

This one's in California.

https://www.activrc.com/products/tam...racing-man-tgs

Horizon has it coming.

https://www.horizonhobby.com/product...2-p-tam1825883
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Originally Posted by MD
Tamiya lists it, but it's out of stock. many of Tamiya's bodies are pricey.

https://www.tamiyausa.com/product/it...uct-id=1825883

There are foreign sit es that have it, but shipping may be high.

https://www.modelsport.co.uk/tamiya-...roducts/403966

This one's in California.

https://www.activrc.com/products/tam...racing-man-tgs

Horizon has it coming.

https://www.horizonhobby.com/product...2-p-tam1825883
Worst part is that those are just for the cab, the lower body is a seperate part
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