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Old 06-14-2017, 10:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Chad Phillips View Post
diff weights have nothing to do with the new pitch. that is just from testing.
Thank you for all the information.
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Thank you for all the information.
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Will the pre drilled holes on the kyosho wing line up with the d/e817 wing mount? Need a new wing. All i've used were proline so far. Time to try something different.
Nope at least not the Kyo's wings available at my LHS
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That is the wing that we run and all you have to do is squeeze the mount together just a tad and it works perfect... Been running it a while.
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Originally Posted by twigstoy View Post
That is the wing that we run and all you have to do is squeeze the mount together just a tad and it works perfect... Been running it a while.
Sorry if I gave miss information. The ones I looked at were off more than a tad.....
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just enlarge the outside of the holes a bit with body reamer..also grind off the lip for recessed holes with a dremel so wing buttons sit flat..I dont like squeezing the wing mount together
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Just for those who don't like the slop in your D815/17 I have a solution,I've fitted the serpent front end on my car that's caster blocks on the front direct fit & all ball joints & track rods front & rear ,you have to run serpent axles & 96mm driveshafts up front 98mm are standard but to me were a little deep in the outdrives & I was a little worried of a blowout when the arms flexed ,but ......after a good few meetings & test days hardly any slop whatsoever,it might not bother some but i know it bothers others
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Just for those who don't like the slop in your D815/17 I have a solution,I've fitted the serpent front end on my car that's caster blocks on the front direct fit & all ball joints & track rods front & rear ,you have to run serpent axles & 96mm driveshafts up front 98mm are standard but to me were a little deep in the outdrives & I was a little worried of a blowout when the arms flexed ,but ......after a good few meetings & test days hardly any slop whatsoever,it might not bother some but i know it bothers others
Torrance designed the car with the slop in it... It so the suspension stays free if dirt gets in there.. no need to try and fix it.
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Just for those who don't like the slop in your D815/17 I have a solution,I've fitted the serpent front end on my car that's caster blocks on the front direct fit & all ball joints & track rods front & rear ,you have to run serpent axles & 96mm driveshafts up front 98mm are standard but to me were a little deep in the outdrives & I was a little worried of a blowout when the arms flexed ,but ......after a good few meetings & test days hardly any slop whatsoever,it might not bother some but i know it bothers others
Thats a lot to do. Give this a try. It works very well.I put to 2 per wheel.
https://thequagraine.com/2016/08/23/get-rid-of-slop/
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Yes ...granted it is a lot to do & as I tested the serpent I was looking at both cars side by side one day & said ...'hang on' & when I got started I couldn't Finish until I had it all & eBay was visited like a best friend,I'm sure there's easier & less expensive ways but I went this way & thought I'd share ,the cars top notch & although I've been offered other cars to 'try out' what's the point as I always come back to HB
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of course you are free to try whatever comes in mind, but the point is, slop is not only wanted/accepted its needed in 1/8 off road.
car is super slop free and tight on the bench will stop working on a dusty track and feel wrong after 5 minutes in.
you want a car working all trough the long , dusty mains.
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Just picked up a D817 and D8E17, anything I should know before starting the build?
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Just making sure...

The stock kit comes with the gold front springs and yellow rear? The standard setup says yellow front and blue rear.
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Originally Posted by pl_unc86 View Post
Just making sure...

The stock kit comes with the gold front springs and yellow rear? The standard setup says yellow front and blue rear.
Personally I used longer screws in the front and rear center diff chassis stiffeners. My steering servo bottomed out on the chassis so I raised it up a couple mm(servo touches chassis it's toast).I'd use loctite on anything metal to metal. Get about 10 packs through it before messing with set-up. The only thing i've had a problem with is the center chassis stiffeners coming loose and or breaking bolt or ball(the 30 ft double on my track may be a little much). All in all I love the car, sooo much fun! Ohh you may want the other springs you mentioned, I already had them for my d817. I haven't tried the car with stock springs, you never know.
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