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Old 09-01-2017, 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted by eR1c
I use about 70 grams of weight total. ...i know its a lot, but has removed the bounce and helps w/ stability/handling.

Try using the weights in various places to suit your needs.
For me:
-about 30grams or so on the battery strap (middle of chassis) ..some put it under the chassis in that cut out area (...actually I have been meaning to move my center weight from the battery to under for even lower center of gravity).
-about 20 grams on rear (at the rear bumper area).
-about 20 grams up front

...but I have moved the weight around a lot ...this seems to be my ideal.
Thanks for for all the help! =)
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Old 10-15-2017, 08:49 PM
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Haha... I like the two and four wheel off the ground action. Hope this becomes popular in central TEXAS!
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Originally Posted by Teamhotrods
Haha... I like the two and four wheel off the ground action. Hope this becomes popular in central TEXAS!
I didn't think it would take long before someone from around these parts would bump this thread! Ha!

So now that it looks like I'll be banging doors with Mr. Teamhotrods in this class I better stock up on some spares. Hehehe... I'm assuming A- and B-parts trees? Anything else?
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Originally Posted by Rodarbal
I didn't think it would take long before someone from around these parts would bump this thread! Ha!

So now that it looks like I'll be banging doors with Mr. Teamhotrods in this class I better stock up on some spares. Hehehe... I'm assuming A- and B-parts trees? Anything else?
We have run TT01's and TTo1E's in our junior school r/c club. The steering knuckles are the part's the students broke most often. It's a common problem with the TT01's, TT01E's and TT02's. Although the very large bumper helps. Knowing this past problem we are allowing aluminum steering knuckles. We are using the Yeah racing knuckles. Some others require cvd's. If your racing outside in a parking lot you may want have an extra dog bone. Sometimes, when you get hit and your taking a corner the dog bone will pop out.

I raced this mine this summer and I didn't break anything. I did have the dog bone issue. I am sure it happened when someone hit me in a corner. I couldn't have possibly hit anyone else. Unfortunately, I probably hit someone. I found the dog bone on the track.
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We have run TT01's and TTo1E's in our junior school r/c club. The steering knuckles are the part's the students broke most often. It's a common problem with the TT01's, TT01E's and TT02's. Although the very large bumper helps. Knowing this past problem we are allowing aluminum steering knuckles. We are using the Yeah racing knuckles. Some others require cvd's. If your racing outside in a parking lot you may want have an extra dog bone. Sometimes, when you get hit and your taking a corner the dog bone will pop out.

I raced this mine this summer and I didn't break anything. I did have the dog bone issue. I am sure it happened when someone hit me in a corner. I couldn't have possibly hit anyone else. Unfortunately, I probably hit someone. I found the dog bone on the track.
Tcs your not allowedto add weight. I have found raise the front body clips up one hole that way the body can move alittle seems like the wrong thing to do but it took almost al bounce out of mine i also run 100k in my shocks. They are moveing parts and per the rules we can lubricate. Hopr that helps it did me and i run it in the tcs race that way.
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Originally Posted by redmonster27
Tcs your not allowedto add weight. I have found raise the front body clips up one hole that way the body can move alittle seems like the wrong thing to do but it took almost al bounce out of mine i also run 100k in my shocks. They are moveing parts and per the rules we can lubricate. Hopr that helps it did me and i run it in the tcs race that way.
I had 50gm added to my truck at TCS nats. I passed tech with no problems.
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Originally Posted by redmonster27
Tcs your not allowedto add weight. I have found raise the front body clips up one hole that way the body can move alittle seems like the wrong thing to do but it took almost al bounce out of mine i also run 100k in my shocks. They are moveing parts and per the rules we can lubricate. Hopr that helps it did me and i run it in the tcs race that way.
That "chatter" type damping, is how the weights work on tamiya mini 4wd cars work. And it's how harmonic ballancers work on cars. Same as deadblow hammers. "Rattle" is totally a legitimate method of stopping bouncing.
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New rules in Texas: No tiger stripe paint jobs are allowed.
All 4 wheels on the pavement mostly at all times.
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Originally Posted by Pit-racer
New rules in Texas: No tiger stripe paint jobs are allowed.
All 4 wheels on the pavement mostly at all times.
Sounds good, but if I raced in Texas I might have problem obeying the rule about all four tires. Do they allow longhorns to be mounted on their trucks?
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Originally Posted by Pit-racer
New rules in Texas: No tiger stripe paint jobs are allowed.
All 4 wheels on the pavement mostly at all times.
Rule 7.1 tiger stripes must be pink
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Originally Posted by team green
I had 50gm added to my truck at TCS nats. I passed tech with no problems.
Wow! There was a few guys that had weights in there trucks and they were made to remove them before racing i guess it all depends on the tech official's
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Originally Posted by Pit-racer
New rules in Texas: No tiger stripe paint jobs are allowed.
Originally Posted by Teamhotrods
Rule 7.1 tiger stripes must be pink
You crazy guys! They're NOT tiger stripes!
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Sounds good, but if I raced in Texas I might have problem obeying the rule about all four tires. Do they allow longhorns to be mounted on their trucks?
Yes, Longhorns are allowed.
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Originally Posted by redmonster27
Wow! There was a few guys that had weights in there trucks and they were made to remove them before racing i guess it all depends on the tech official's
Fred told Hobbytown Fresno that you can only add weight to balance the chassis out. You can't add wieght vfront or back or down the middle.
You also can't lock the front diff.
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Originally Posted by vivo quevas
Fred told Hobbytown Fresno that you can only add weight to balance the chassis out. You can't add wieght vfront or back or down the middle.
You also can't lock the front diff.
Brian you got PM
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