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Old 09-09-2018, 08:54 AM
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Depending on how much you want to or allowed to the alum blocks 8334x have adjustable toe and antisquat setting.
the X in the part number represents the color. It also come in red and green.

according to the sheet stock setting is 1į of toe.

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Originally Posted by Kregger View Post
Depending on how much you want to or allowed to the alum blocks 8334x have adjustable toe and antique setting.
the X in the part number represents the color. It also come in red and green.

according to the sheet stock setting is 1į of toe.
can u post the sheet I cant find it online on google
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Has anyone seen this

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F263495018267
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I have not. I have never run a metal spur. Does your pinion wear out faster?
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Old 09-11-2018, 05:13 AM
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I have not. I have never run a metal spur. Does your pinion wear out faster?
You would want to run a steel, hardened pinion as well. This steel setup is what all 1/8th scale off-road trucks and buggies run. But ultimately yes, the pinion being smaller will wear out first.
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I ran my 4-Tec 2.0 in the VTA Class at the ABT Charity Race for Autism in Glenview, IL, Sunday. It drove great. I installed sway bars before the race. But, it was just too slow. It was very stable on a somewhat low grip surface. The race was run by a volunteer for Hobbytown USA in St. Charles and Schaumburg, IL. The volunteer, Gerry H., did a great job by himself. There were trophies for the top three drivers in each class. The entire event sponsored by ABT was outstanding. Besides the R/C race there were R/C drag racing, R/C long jump demonstrations, raffles, a full size car show and more. It was all run by a young guy named Joey. He did an outstanding job. If you are in the area next year you may want to consider racing. The classes were VTA, USGT, F1, Kids Class, 2WD SCT, 17.5 Touring, and 4WD SCT. You can got to the Chi-Town RC Facebook page to see some pictures.
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I ran my 4-Tec 2.0 in the VTA Class at the ABT Charity Race for Autism in Glenview, IL, Sunday. It drove great. I installed sway bars before the race. But, it was just too slow. It was very stable on a somewhat low grip surface. The race was run by a volunteer for Hobbytown USA in St. Charles and Schaumburg, IL. The volunteer, Gerry H., did a great job by himself. There were trophies for the top three drivers in each class. The entire event sponsored by ABT was outstanding. Besides the R/C race there were R/C drag racing, R/C long jump demonstrations, raffles, a full size car show and more. It was all run by a young guy named Joey. He did an outstanding job. If you are in the area next year you may want to consider racing. The classes were VTA, USGT, F1, Kids Class, 2WD SCT, 17.5 Touring, and 4WD SCT. You can got to the Chi-Town RC Facebook page to see some pictures.
Kind of suprised to read it seemed slow in the VTA group. Guess with gearing changed the weight probably is more noticeable. Iíve got the swaybar kit. But havenít installed them yet.


Hopefully next year I can get up there.
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Kind of suprised to read it seemed slow in the VTA group. Guess with gearing changed the weight probably is more noticeable. Iíve got the swaybar kit. But havenít installed them yet.


Hopefully next year I can get up there.
I was geared at 39/55. I haven't modified the chassis to run a bigger gear. I think that puts me at an FDR of 4.0. I think I would have to be in around 3.6 or lower. to be competitive.
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I know when I ran a 25.5 in my t4 I ran a 3.2 with a 24k trinity. Now it had all the speed on the infield and straights.i was able to out motor anyone with that setup weighing at almost 1500 grams. Car came in rtr at 1485 to 1490 depending on battery used.
I would say start 55x46 if u can get it to fit that puts u at 3.4 a good in between of 3.2 and 3.6.
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can u post the sheet I cant find it online on google
when i can get a clear photo of the sheet I'll post it.
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Hey guys, I am beginning to push my 4-tec into VTA duty.
For now, I am running on a small black carpet oval.
In reading this thread it confuses me to see the gearing where it is.
I have an old, used Novak ballistic 25.5, HW ESC. I should be rules compliant now.
On my last testing session I tried the 35/55 gearing as that was what I had. I planned on picking up a few more pinions and cutting into the gear cover as needed.
Turns out I was getting the motor really hot with that gearing.
I have swapped to a 35/62 and am curious how that works.
64P gears would be nice.
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Originally Posted by TRX75 View Post
Hey guys, I am beginning to push my 4-tec into VTA duty.
For now, I am running on a small black carpet oval.
In reading this thread it confuses me to see the gearing where it is.
I have an old, used Novak ballistic 25.5, HW ESC. I should be rules compliant now.
On my last testing session I tried the 35/55 gearing as that was what I had. I planned on picking up a few more pinions and cutting into the gear cover as needed.
Turns out I was getting the motor really hot with that gearing.
I have swapped to a 35/62 and am curious how that works.
64P gears would be nice.
you could be under geared revving s motor out is just as bad as over gearing it. I would start at 55,44. Vta gearing likes to be in the 3.2 to 3.8 FDR depending on motor
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We moved our 4-Tec's indoors onto the carpet today. Running in what is called a 'tub' class which is almost exclusively Tamiya's. Outfitted with 15T motors the cars are the equal of VTA cars in terms of lap times. In fact, our top guy in both VTA and this tub class has run faster times in his 4-Tec then with his X-ray! It's a class for fun and it is every bit of that as the racing is close and laughter plentiful!

Stripped a spur but otherwise no failures.

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We moved our 4-Tec's indoors onto the carpet today. Running in what is called a 'tub' class which is almost exclusively Tamiya's. Outfitted with 15T motors the cars are the equal of VTA cars in terms of lap times. In fact, our top guy in both VTA and this tub class has run faster times in his 4-Tec then with his X-ray! It's a class for fun and it is every bit of that as the racing is close and laughter plentiful!

Stripped a spur but otherwise no failures.

It sounds like fun.
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Originally Posted by TRX75 View Post
Hey guys, I am beginning to push my 4-tec into VTA duty.
For now, I am running on a small black carpet oval.
In reading this thread it confuses me to see the gearing where it is.
I have an old, used Novak ballistic 25.5, HW ESC. I should be rules compliant now.
On my last testing session I tried the 35/55 gearing as that was what I had. I planned on picking up a few more pinions and cutting into the gear cover as needed.
Turns out I was getting the motor really hot with that gearing.
I have swapped to a 35/62 and am curious how that works.
64P gears would be nice.
Turns out, my motor timing was turned all the way up past 45'. I havent had a motor with timing before and didnt even look at it when I put it in. I turned the timing back down and now everything runs cool. Still short on gearing though.
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