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Old 05-18-2012, 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted by jerweezy
Are you using ae oil? Running stock rear towers or truggy towers? What type of track are you running this set up?
yes, still running ae oil. while running the gen 1 blue pistons, i ended up running 80 wt up front and 70 wt out back. the 80 was still to light and 70 felt a touch to heavy. im running the truggy tower as i stated in my original post.
The track is indoors, hard pack clay, similar to ocrc but more moisture. panther rattlers and pl suburbs in clay compounds are the tires of choice. this was late feb early march when i was running this combo too, the temps were in the 40s.

because i dont have oil thick enough for the blue pistons, i went to the black pistons with ae 60 and 50 wt oil front and rear. i ran it for a few minutes on the same track, but couldnt tell the difference because its been 2 months since i drove my car. going racing this weekend outdoors, will definitely have more feedback to share.
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Old 05-19-2012, 01:18 PM
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i ran the new 6r us spec thurs for about 1.5 tanks before my night was over. the cap on the front hub carrier that covers the pillow ball on the bottom came off somewhere...it felt really good up till then, and halfway through my quali it felt sketchy all of a sudden. it tore up the hub carrier. so i'll put the ones from my 10 gallon parts car on....those things made it that long without ever having a problem. also the tank mounts are stripped on the bottom where they attach to the chassis. both of them.

impressions: holy steering! very responsive. i put a little more negative expo in. also, i ran the m2c steel flywheel with their 4 shoe clutch, no weights, os speed... DAMN! could barely pull full trigger on the straight...that fast. NOBODY was even close to pulling me, and straight line acceleration and speed were in the ebuggy range.

wow.
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Old 05-19-2012, 01:47 PM
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The first thing I do on a new car is use longer screws that hold the tank mounts on the chassis.
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Old 05-19-2012, 03:16 PM
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eh, i'll just pull the old ones off the other car. they were replaced just before nitro challenge and they are perfect.
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Old 05-19-2012, 05:08 PM
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Looking for a good deal on this buggy?

Use coupon code "rctech"

Www.hobby-pros.com
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Rboesen1
Looking for a good deal on this buggy?

Use coupon code "rctech"

Www.hobby-pros.com

$569 with coupon code...

Nitrohouse has it for $549 free shipping without the coupon code applied.....
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Old 05-20-2012, 12:39 AM
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Default Re K Thatchers set up

Hi Guys, thought id report me eperience on K Thatchers set up, i run a mbx6r BCE 3+ chassis with battery forward. To get from my std set up to K thatchers i only changed diffs from 773 and use higher rear hub hole.

I first changed rear diff to 775, and it had better on power stability and less turn in at speed but more in slow 180 (happy with that), but did have a puch right out of the apex. Next changed to 7 10 5 and it sorted out the push, now the car has really consistant feel in and out of the corner (stoked).

The higher rear hub hole requires less preload of the spring, which made it feel slow and doughey in the rear , but the car was hooked up when there was med to high tracktion, but when the track dried and got slippy i preffered the lower hole. good on the day easy tuning option.

Track is clay, pretty smooth, big jumps.

Thanks K thatcher, Chad Bradley and other for your contribution, sure helps

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Originally Posted by got_nitro
$569 with coupon code...

Nitrohouse has it for $549 free shipping without the coupon code applied.....
I just added one to my cart their. Yes it is $549 but after I typed in my zip it added $40 for shipping to FL. I have it at $569 and this includes free shipping on my site.

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Old 05-20-2012, 01:07 PM
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I raced the Agama Spring Challenge yesterday at Revelation Raceway and happened to be a turn marshall during KThatcher's Main. His buggy really does appear to be working well with that setup and he drives it hard on a somewhat loose track and likes to go big on the jumps.

The track was developing some ruts and at one point late in the race KT was going big and caught one on the face of the big step-up "booter" jump they call Mount Revelation, and he did a complete back-flip almost 20' in the air and landed it on the wheels without missing a beat. That was the sickest jump I've ever seen during a race.

I never could get my MBX6R setup the way I had hoped for so I had to just move on, however I wish I would have had a chance to try KT's latest setup.
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Old 05-20-2012, 01:29 PM
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Will either of these batteries fit?
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ck-66V-1300mAh

http://www.rcboca.com/orion-marathon...6v-w-univ.html
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Old 05-20-2012, 02:23 PM
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bit of the topic but does anyone uses or test savox 1258 and lipos without regulator?
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Old 05-20-2012, 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Bullit S
bit of the topic but does anyone uses or test savox 1258 and lipos without regulator?
I wouldnt risk it might be a good idea to check the output voltage on your receiver as some lower the output voltage you may not need a regulator
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Old 05-20-2012, 04:54 PM
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yes the reedy life will fit front or rear and from the looks the orion should fit aswell on the mbx6
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Old 05-20-2012, 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by aussies1129
yes the reedy life will fit front or rear and from the looks the orion should fit aswell on the mbx6
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Thanks. Do you guys have problems with the bearing getting stuck on the driveshaft? Has anyone tried i using a little anti-seize?
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Old 05-20-2012, 07:58 PM
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all the time. a little anti seize does the trick!
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