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Old 02-22-2010, 09:15 AM
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I had the speed shop set up my rc8t for it's first race this weekend (with Mayfield's setup). People said it looked like a touring car out there. As I'm still learning, I was never on and off the throttle like some of the other drivers in my heat but kept it consistent and turned pretty much every lap within 1 second of each other. Several people from my team said they were very surprised at how well it turned it and looked like it was basically just a point and shoot in handling.
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Old 02-23-2010, 01:21 AM
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Anyone noticed that the universals click when when turning the wheels?

Found that they dont use a set screw to secure the center uni pin?

Tried it with 4mm set screw and its alot smoother (not as much slop), do they leave the set screw out for reliability?

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Old 02-23-2010, 01:36 PM
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The round insert just below the fuel tank lid (down inside the tank) thats held in with a shc, what is it called and can it be removed to gain more fuel capacity? What is it's purpose?
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Old 02-23-2010, 02:09 PM
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Found that they dont use a set screw to secure the center uni pin
I put a set screw in mine....'till it backed out and tied up the drive train. I no longer use them anywhere.
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Old 02-23-2010, 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted by omen1975
Hey Guys,

Anyone noticed that the universals click when when turning the wheels?

Found that they dont use a set screw to secure the center uni pin?

Tried it with 4mm set screw and its alot smoother (not as much slop), do they leave the set screw out for reliability?

Cheers
I was told set screws will cause the driverrain to bind up.
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Old 02-23-2010, 09:10 PM
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Originally Posted by reeltech
The round insert just below the fuel tank lid (down inside the tank) thats held in with a shc, what is it called and can it be removed to gain more fuel capacity? What is it's purpose?
Some races limits ur fuel capacity.
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Old 02-24-2010, 05:06 AM
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Ya, I know that there is an 150cc limit. I was just wondering if the piece in the tank has a function or is it just to reduce fuel capacity. I was thinking about removing it this weekend for some club racing. Anyone else?
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Old 02-24-2010, 06:03 AM
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Serves no function other than to reduce fuel capacity. I have them removed from my buggy and truggy, as all my racing is mostly club racing.
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Old 02-24-2010, 04:17 PM
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"Hinge pin bushing" does refer to the upper arm....correct?
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Old 02-24-2010, 07:43 PM
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As for the fuel tank reducer goes I leave mine out. At the last RC Pro Series race they tech all the truggies before the main and I found out that I was coming up short by about 7cc. I removed the plug and had them recheck and it put me right at 148cc. I run the stock length fuel line and I don't run an external fuel filter. That was filling the tank slap full them forcing the fuel through the fuel line, then pinching the line and topping off the tank. You might want to check, it is a good thing to know, depending on your set up.
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Old 03-02-2010, 05:02 PM
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How many of you guys are running half offsets with the narrow hubs? I've only got one good race set of zero offset Gridirons and a practice set of Losi's. after inspection from last weekends club race I've cracked one of the Gridiron wheels. I've got four sets of new Proline half offsets mounted and balanced but have been hesitant to run them. What can I expect handling wise using the 1/2's? Any major disadvantages?
I'm also having problems with forward bite, mostly on turn exit rear end is coming around and spinning out, running on red clay with 777 diff. fluids. Would 7ft-7c-3r help or should I change up all three? Any suggestions on diff. weights set up?
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Old 03-02-2010, 07:30 PM
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diffs are fine 777. tires first, then toe in, camber and roll center. if that fails, less clutch.

anybody try the 50t spur? i'm running 14/50 for psycho, only 1 tight run-up jump.
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Old 03-02-2010, 09:34 PM
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I'm running 2.5 toe, -2 camber, camber rod #1 position on shock tower and A position on hub. Hub in lower position. Shock length 123mm and 41mm ride height, all in rear. I'm gonna try the 3k in the rear diff. for kicks. The Gridirons weren't the best choice this last weekend, lite loom on top, but it's all I had.
OS Speed v-spec,stock gearing and stock AE shoes- springs.
Anyone else?
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Originally Posted by reeltech
I'm running 2.5 toe, -2 camber, camber rod #1 position on shock tower and A position on hub. Hub in lower position. Shock length 123mm and 41mm ride height, all in rear. I'm gonna try the 3k in the rear diff. for kicks. The Gridirons weren't the best choice this last weekend, lite loom on top, but it's all I had.
OS Speed v-spec,stock gearing and stock AE shoes- springs.
Anyone else?
Check ride height, and lengthing your rear camber length. What shock oil you running.
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Old 03-03-2010, 04:55 PM
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Ride height is 41mm and shock oil is AE 35wt front and rear. Rear camber length is -2 degrees. What degree would you suggest for rear camber?
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