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Old 11-25-2017, 05:07 AM
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It seems that in many places that this class is starting to get a little bit out of control.
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Old 11-25-2017, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by GrandeGixxer
It seems that in many places that this class is starting to get a little bit out of control.
to be honest if it was on the TT02 platform, I think many people are happy to stay box stock
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Old 11-25-2017, 01:42 PM
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Originally Posted by cheapskate.brok
to be honest if it was on the TT02 platform, I think many people are happy to stay box stock
No, it'll happen no matter what chassis is used. Some people just like to bend or break the rules.
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Old 11-27-2017, 07:26 AM
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What oil or grease are you all running in the upside down shock approach to creating a damper. Again not sure this is in the spirit but it's clear people are.
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The local guys are running million weight diff oil, or lucas marine grease.
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Filling the shock or just like half. Seems filled it would still ooze all out top when piston if you can call it that moves.
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i've tried the shocks in both positions on the shock tower, also tried upside down and right side up, as well as diff' oils and grease. I've tried weights placed over various areas of the chassis, and both batteries the peak and wolfpack (as one is heavier than the other).

I have consistently been able to get 2nd place at our club just shy of 1st in most of the races (we have about 6-10 entrants per race). I have settled back on bone stock meaning per the kits instructions (shocks upright), only change being bearings. ...what I have found is that driving technique made the BIGGEST difference. I have virtually no bounce (which is what everyone complains about), -all due to driving by slowing for each corner and accelerating out of each. You really have to use the brakes and drive differently than say you would w/ a TC car. -just my 2 cents.
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I had a bouncy truck.... simply moving the front body clips up a few holes so the body could “float” took the bounce away in seconds. Nothing else was needed

Now it glides through the corners! 😃
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My biggest struggle is traction rolling in turns. Always wanting to tip over. I tried million weight in front diff this past weekend and could tell no difference. I tried an ear plug in the rear diff no difference, I tried weights in various places but no real difference.

All of my tinkering has not improved my best lap time from when it was built per manual either. I am not best driver, but even some good drivers are a second or two behind the fast guys and I can't figure it out yet. It's probably all driver.

Letting the body float was something this weekend that worked very well to eliminate bounce.
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one thing I did that I forgot to mention, I made sure that the entire front suspension assembly, specifically the A-arms ...I made sure all the screws were on the loose side, not so anything would fall apart, but just not too tight. I think that keeping the front suspension loose helps reduce the bounce a bit.
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That's a good tip. I learned with Tamiya plastics to not over tighten but I'll check them.
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loose body and drive it like a 1/12th scale , no bounce at all
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Originally Posted by Teamrule
What oil or grease are you all running in the upside down shock approach to creating a damper. Again not sure this is in the spirit but it's clear people are.
Upside down shocks? Is that legal? Certainly not how they're assembled as per instructions.
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I think there is a “lube moving parts” that is within the spirit when your talking about the dampers. Once you start cutting screws locking the diffs with glue or building it not as the directions show is when you are breaking the rules and not in the spirit of this class.
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Originally Posted by Teamhotrods
I think there is a “lube moving parts” that is within the spirit when your talking about the dampers. Once you start cutting screws locking the diffs with glue or building it not as the directions show is when you are breaking the rules and not in the spirit of this class.
I know about the lubing moving parts rule, but mounting shocks upside down to better contain the oil is a step further than just lubricating moving parts.
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