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Old 01-22-2011, 11:21 PM
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Originally Posted by dragracechief
Here is a pic of a lightend RC8 chassis, Rc8t would be similar.
thanks. My friend had his chassis lightened in rc8b but it was a bit hmm... too light I think. It was 80g lighter than the standart one.
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Old 01-22-2011, 11:54 PM
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Originally Posted by sriley
Okay guys I need some advice. I'm also getting ready to change my diff and shock fluids. I run at Hobby Hut which tends to be very dry, dusty and slick. I was wondering what diff fluids would be best for this type of track. Also this past season it was really rough towards the end of the season. Last season I started with 7-7-7. Then I changed the rear to 5 to stop the back end from coming around. It seemed to fix the problem. What I'm thinking of doing is 7-10-5. I was thinking of the 10 for the center to stop the front tires from spinning so much. Let me know what you guys think. Thanks.
I'd go with 7-10-3 or 7-10-2. I run at the hut also.
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Old 01-23-2011, 06:18 AM
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Thanks for the diff fluid suggestions.
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Old 01-23-2011, 06:25 AM
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Originally Posted by sriley
Okay guys I need some advice. I'm also getting ready to change my diff and shock fluids. I run at Hobby Hut which tends to be very dry, dusty and slick. I was wondering what diff fluids would be best for this type of track. Also this past season it was really rough towards the end of the season. Last season I started with 7-7-7. Then I changed the rear to 5 to stop the back end from coming around. It seemed to fix the problem. What I'm thinking of doing is 7-10-5. I was thinking of the 10 for the center to stop the front tires from spinning so much. Let me know what you guys think. Thanks.
7,7,7 good traction, 7,5,7 low traction. if its really cold out 5,5,5 or 5,3,5. 10k in the center will make the back come around too fast still. front is spinning cause of too much rear traction with lower oil.
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Old 01-23-2011, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by j_blaze14
7,7,7 good traction, 7,5,7 low traction. if its really cold out 5,5,5 or 5,3,5. 10k in the center will make the back come around too fast still. front is spinning cause of too much rear traction with lower oil.




7,5,7, dam 5k in the center diff on a truggy maybe all truggys are diffrent i guess if you seen the track me and sirily and mark k race at 7,10,3 seem to be the setup but i could be wrong .

i know i read the manuel for the rc8t and it said for a bumpy track run 7,10,3 but i guess its just driver prefence.
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Old 01-23-2011, 11:29 AM
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Have to agree with J Blaze, in my own limited experiance I didn't like 7-10-5, have found on a good track 7-7-7 works well but if you have low traction 7-5-7 helps a lot, if conditions warrent it I could see 7-3-7 working. I am looking forward to racing season so I can do some more testing on this.
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Old 01-23-2011, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by dragracechief
Have to agree with J Blaze, in my own limited experiance I didn't like 7-10-5, have found on a good track 7-7-7 works well but if you have low traction 7-5-7 helps a lot, if conditions warrent it I could see 7-3-7 working. I am looking forward to racing season so I can do some more testing on this.




man, 7k in the rear i know i tried that on my "eight-t 1.0" and it was terrible maybe because i was running 10k in the center though.

oh the track me and mark k and siriley race on when its hot is low traction and dry for sure !
and bumpy .

but all truggys must me diffrent .
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Old 01-23-2011, 11:33 AM
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quick vid for you associated truggy guys

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I can tell ya from my own experience that running 7-7-7 was very hard to drive. When I powered out of the corners, the backend would step out every time. I was new with the truck so I left it alone for a couple of runs figuring that I just had to get used to the truck. After practice and 2 qualifiers, I was having to hard of a time driving it. All I had was 2k, so i put it in the rear diff and went out for the third qualifier and I INSTANTLY felt a difference. The truck was a lot easier to drive (for me) and I could jump on the power sooner at the exit of the corners without the rear end coming around on me at all. Granted, no 2 people will like the same setup, so this is just what I did for my driving style. Since I race at Hobby Hut with sriley that's why I reccomended that diff setup.
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Originally Posted by Mark K
I can tell ya from my own experience that running 7-7-7 was very hard to drive. When I powered out of the corners, the backend would step out every time. I was new with the truck so I left it alone for a couple of runs figuring that I just had to get used to the truck. After practice and 2 qualifiers, I was having to hard of a time driving it. All I had was 2k, so i put it in the rear diff and went out for the third qualifier and I INSTANTLY felt a difference. The truck was a lot easier to drive (for me) and I could jump on the power sooner at the exit of the corners without the rear end coming around on me at all. Granted, no 2 people will like the same setup, so this is just what I did for my driving style. Since I race at Hobby Hut with sriley that's why I reccomended that diff setup.
I'ts wierd, I believe every thing you said and have seen others do it, but for me pesonally when I go lower than 7 in the rear or higher than 7 in the center the rear of my truck becomes very loose and I have trouble with it. 7-5-7 made it more controllable, testing to resume in the spring.
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Old 01-23-2011, 05:05 PM
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Yeah don't a lighter fluid in the rear help the rear end come around?
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Old 01-23-2011, 05:07 PM
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dragracecheif: heres the track i race at this was during the summer it was hot as hell outside !
and dry.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bx5pf...yer_detailpage
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Originally Posted by BigAlz
Yeah don't a lighter fluid in the rear help the rear end come around?

it makes the rear end rotate better and defietly gives you more grip on a dry surface.
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Wouldn't that mean it's taking some traction away?
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