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Old 09-04-2008, 09:53 PM
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I thought I would start a thread about the super fun rc18r.

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Old 09-04-2008, 10:36 PM
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this car by far is my favorite out of everything I have owned and I ve had everything in every class nitro and electric... I currently own 3 of these and I love them to death
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Originally Posted by CCH1978 View Post
this car by far is my favorite out of everything I have owned and I ve had everything in every class nitro and electric... I currently own 3 of these and I love them to death
I feel the same way about the 18r. I've owned 1/10 touring, 1/8 buggy, 1/10 buggy....... and this is my favorite of all time. I only have one, but I may have enough spares to put another together! I would like to find a place to race the 18r this winter.
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Old 09-06-2008, 07:27 PM
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So I want to drop the body a bit. On my 1/10th scale I would use fuel tubing on the shock shaft inside the cylinder to limit travel.

What could I use on the tiny ass shafts of these shocks?
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the small o rings from the shock rebuild kits, or there are some spacers for the losi mini that are hard plastic and come in various thicknesses
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Hey that's great. Thanks.
I was having to deal with a lot of traction rolling on the track yesterday with the new foam tires I got.

I've never driven with foams before then. I thought it would have to be an obstacle to overcome with driving skill.. but one of the experienced guys there said it's beatable with a good setup. I didn't ask how though... mainly because I wanted to figure it out for myself. Also because he had a completely different car. heh..

My R seems to sit some what high after close examination. The arms sit just a nut hair higher than parallel to ground. I'm aiming for some sag...
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well i have an 18R and it was fun as hell for a while racing with my buddy but after like 5 months i kinda of got bored of it...
so now im turning it into a 18B and sooner or later convert it to brushless....
so ought to be fun!!!!!
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18r + 8k brushless + LiPo + traction prepared track + traction compound on your tires = wheelies whenever you like.

ask CCH ))
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Originally Posted by Dondor View Post
18r + 8k brushless + LiPo + traction prepared track + traction compound on your tires = wheelies whenever you like.

ask CCH ))
well h*ll yeah Thomas btw I can in first in main.... thanks for not coming because I would maybe been 2nd, if your 18r run like it did at hobby town!!!
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The last thing I would want my R to do is wheelie...
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put a 3S lipo with a brushless combo and it will back flip!
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Originally Posted by watts300 View Post
So I want to drop the body a bit. On my 1/10th scale I would use fuel tubing on the shock shaft inside the cylinder to limit travel.

What could I use on the tiny ass shafts of these shocks?
You can still use fuel line inside the 18r/t/b shocks. What dondor is refering to are shock pistons. Placing a few extra under the main piston will limit the shock's extension, thus lowering your car.
What type of surface are you running on? They haven't allowed foams at my LHS yet, but I find that a little crazy glue on the front sidewalls of my rubber tires helps minimize traction roll, but it'll give you a little push in the corners so only add a little ata time starting from the rim and working outwards.
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Originally Posted by Dieselpower View Post
You can still use fuel line inside the 18r/t/b shocks. What dondor is refering to are shock pistons. Placing a few extra under the main piston will limit the shock's extension, thus lowering your car.
What type of surface are you running on? They haven't allowed foams at my LHS yet, but I find that a little crazy glue on the front sidewalls of my rubber tires helps minimize traction roll, but it'll give you a little push in the corners so only add a little ata time starting from the rim and working outwards.
They set up the track on an asphalt parking lot and spray it with soda. I've heard of the glue-on-the-tires trick. I wanted to try some other stuff first and use the glue as a "fine tune."

Wouldn't fuel tubing be way too large for these tiny shock shafts? <shrug> I suppose could still work. But I like the ideas of multiple pistons and o-rings better. Though, those alternatives probably aren't as cheap as a small length of tube at a hobby store. (And not as customizable)

Depending on costs, perhaps I'll give it all a try.
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I really suggest that you use the old o-rings from your shocks when you rebuild them. It is very difficult to cut fuel tubing really straight and equal lengths for such a small scale. When limiting the down travel of the shock you want to make sure they are all even.

If you really want to geek out on the science of it all the o-rings will disrupt the oil flow the least...giving you consistent results. Larger objects may cause the oil to flow more turbulent and pack faster at times.

Whatever you choose to do, I would make sure that they all are even.
Have a blast!
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