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Old 12-05-2006, 03:58 PM   #526
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front and rear belt? do you guys set this thing tight or stock(loose)?
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Old 12-06-2006, 06:46 AM   #527
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When they go in the car there tight. After a run they will have some slack in them. I believe both of my eccentrics are in the middle position rubber belts. Are you having troubles?
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Old 12-06-2006, 10:26 AM   #528
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front and rear belt? do you guys set this thing tight or stock(loose)?
Stock setting, which is the least amount of tension, after a few runs you can increase the tension.
i have tried to start with the tighter setting but i found my belts were stripping out faster.
i think they need a little slack to absorb the sudden shock from quick starts or punching the throttle out of a turn.
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Old 12-06-2006, 09:09 PM   #529
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When they go in the car there tight. After a run they will have some slack in them. I believe both of my eccentrics are in the or tmiddle position rubber belts. Are you having troubles?
I am new to racing... I usually have this belts on stock setting(loose). I noticed that after a couple of race, my rear belt loses a teeth or more and noticebly more slack. it does not matter what kind of belt. I tried the Kawahara kevlar and Mugen Rubber to no avail. maybe the kawahara pulleys? I will try the middle setting and hopefully it will loosen up a little coz now it has a little bind. we will see..
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Old 12-07-2006, 08:40 AM   #530
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Start with the middle setting. I have this to be a very good balance. The belt is a little tight, but not to the point of slowing down your drivetrain.
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Old 12-07-2006, 08:42 AM   #531
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Also, this may sound crazy, and i mean no offense, but triple check that those eccentric rings are set the same. I know while rushing to change a front belt before my next heat i have put my front end together only to find that one side was at a setting different from the other. This will without question strip belts.
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I agree with Lil Paul. I've been running the middle setting since the R came out. No problems and the drivetrain rolls freely.
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Old 12-07-2006, 10:19 AM   #533
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Also, this may sound crazy, and i mean no offense, but triple check that those eccentric rings are set the same. I know while rushing to change a front belt before my next heat i have put my front end together only to find that one side was at a setting different from the other. This will without question strip belts.

No offense taken... I see your point. I will make sure that those ring are set in the same position(middle)
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Old 12-07-2006, 03:02 PM   #534
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Well all done with the conversion. Everything went together pretty well. I'll be racing this weekend to test it out.
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I always set the belts in the middle..... seems to work best for me. They loosen up after a few runs and I usually need to change them before they get too loose. It saves time swapping them to the middle where they'll be after a few runs anyways.
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Are you guys running the rubber or kevlar belts?
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Are you guys running the rubber or kevlar belts?
I like the rubber belts. I've never had a problem with them.
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Pooh's right. The rubber belts free up the drivetrain a ton and last for plenty of runs. One thing I do to assure their lifespan is check my pulleys after every run for pebbles or debris. And stay away from dusty or dirty tracks too.
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Ran the R today and all I can say is ............Believe the Hype

Better corner entry speed, better exit speed, faster direction changes and rotates very easy without stepping out in the rear. Last time I felt that much difference in a car was when I went from the MRX3 to the MRX4.

Pooh thanks for the setup dude. It was on point, one or two tweaks and it was dialed.
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Hey guys what kind of rx packs are you using. I have a couple team orion packs but want to go with something different?
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