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Old 09-26-2002, 07:12 PM   #4261
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Old 09-26-2002, 07:13 PM   #4262
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what do u suggest i get then, i guess i can order from speedtechrc
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Old 09-26-2002, 07:13 PM   #4263
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asd, like i said, i'm new to this stuff. I just got what i thought i would like, didnt really consider this till after i bought it. Anyways, any one got any suggestions as far as driving tips for a front one way? disses aside....

wait, it comes with a solid rear axle as well?? ahha, i hope my newbiness does not lead to totalling my car. lol.. well that's why im asking for some driving tips.

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Old 09-26-2002, 07:16 PM   #4264
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haha, thats alright, we all make mistakes sometimes,
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Old 09-26-2002, 07:16 PM   #4265
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thanks kevin k2 for the pipe suggestion, appreciate it, btw, im scared about one thing. That the front one way is gonna make it hard for me to drive. I mean, i took the plunge and got the V1rr anyways, but still, any tips on driving the V1rr, mainly to avoid crashing and to keep it under control? I've never driven a nitro sedan before. LOL...
The front one way has its advanteges and its disadvanteges.

advantage: power to the front wheels and it free wheels when you are off. Also weighs less than a gear diff.

disadvandage: no front brakes

Tips on driving it, I would say take your time and try to get as much practice as you can before your try to race it

If you are fealling ballsy, try driving it like you stole it
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thanks Kev.... i'll do my best .... btw, is Concord in No Cal?? Just curious. CalifornIa in da house. hehehe

V1rr in da house! hopefully i dont wreck mine....

btw ASD, i dont think getting a V1rr as my first car is gonna be a mistake nor did i think it was a mistake when i ordered it. I"ll be fine, just asking for advice to avoid the pain of having to rebuild my car after the first couple drives.
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thanks Kev.... i'll do my best .... btw, is Concord in No Cal?? Just curious. CalifornIa in da house. hehehe

V1rr in da house! hopefully i dont wreck mine....

btw ASD, i dont think getting a V1rr as my first car is gonna be a mistake nor did i think it was a mistake when i ordered it. I"ll be fine, just asking for advice to avoid the pain of having to rebuild my car after the first couple drives.
Yes Concord is in No California
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Old 09-26-2002, 07:32 PM   #4268
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sorry alignment guy, confused you with kevk2. Thanks for the driving tips. No cal is nicer than So cal btw, in my opinion. I went to school up there for a while and liked it alot. Anyways, wish me luck with my V1rr. ehhehe
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of course getting a v one rr wasnt a mistake! its the exact opposite!
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Old 09-26-2002, 07:38 PM   #4270
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thanks Kev.... i'll do my best .... btw, is Concord in No Cal?? Just curious. CalifornIa in da house. hehehe

V1rr in da house! hopefully i dont wreck mine....

btw ASD, i dont think getting a V1rr as my first car is gonna be a mistake nor did i think it was a mistake when i ordered it. I"ll be fine, just asking for advice to avoid the pain of having to rebuild my car after the first couple drives.

A V1R is a great first car if you are planning to race. I saved myself a lot of time and money when I left all the other cars alone and stuck with the V1R. It is so durable and well-made that you can make major mistakes and still come out ok. Also when you are new you aren't good at keeping yourself from getting hit either, and that's where the V1R will pay off over the cheaper made cars.

I raced a few of these all year and I just broke the first kyosho part 2 weeks ago - and it was just a dogbone. Even then it was a major mistake I made trying to cut a chicane at full throttle and most cars out there would have been out of the race. I finished the race with three wheel drive and got 2nd. I love this car
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of course getting a v one rr wasnt a mistake! its the exact opposite!
exactly my point ASD...
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Old 09-26-2002, 07:55 PM   #4272
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asd, like i said, i'm new to this stuff. I just got what i thought i would like, didnt really consider this till after i bought it. Anyways, any one got any suggestions as far as driving tips for a front one way? disses aside....
As for driving wih one way, firstly, you got to set your brakes to engage very softly i.e. dial out the brakes. Thecar with one way should not lock the rear wheel (remember, 2 wheel / rear brakes only). Set the brakes light enough that when you're on a straight, it stops the car just enough without any wheel locking.

Second, your car tweak needs to be set right. All shocks needs to be in equal length and equal pre-tension left and right if possible. Assuming your chassis in brand new, you should be able to set to cacnel out any tweak with the lift test. However, after a while, it will not work as there are many other factors that come into play which affects your overall chassis tweak.

So therefore, I suggest investing in a tweakstation (MIP or Integy makes one) to balance out the car. A balanced car will put equal weights on both left and right sides of the car when you apply brakes. Driving with a one-way, the balance on the car seems to be very important.

So, by now you should realise that the driving style employed with one way front should be different. You should be smooth on throttle and not rely on brakes too much. One driving tip you casn use to go into a sharp apex or hairpin is by relying on your brakes to do the corner for you. You apply brakes at the same time when you steer slightly into the apex. The result is you get very sharp and fast turn ins

Usually, people with one way front diffs tend to solidify their rear axle. This helps out in the dynamic balance of the car. Kinda of a ying and yang thingy. In my experience, if both front and rear diffs are set loose (especially with front one way and loose rear diff), you car with tend to fish tail a lot when you punch coming out of a corner. Making the rear more solid or even going to solid rear with one way diffs in front helps stabilise the car.

Of course the more you solidify your rear, you loose on steering but this can be compensated. You also have to be careful with your throttle in order not to puch too much or else you'll spin out.

For shocks, I cannot tell you exactly what and where to do adjustments as I do not have a V1R/RR but usually, you would want harder springs on the front to dial out some steering. Remember, oin a one way diff, you get lots of steering by default.
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what do u mean by the shocks being equal length? as in.. when the shocks have been built and u contract the shock then let go? then they should be equal lenght at that point? arent there shock dyno's that can help in this?
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The easiest configuration to drive any nitro i've tried has been the v1r with front one-way and moderately loose rear diff (7,000 weight).

IMO The solid axle/front one-way is faster str8 line, but on a tight track it requires much more skill to be fast through the corners because you have to be hard on power on exit to get the car to turn but not too hard so it's fine balance and if you're not very good it's too ez to make mistakes...If I was just starting out I wouldn't start out with the solid axle, just my opinion.
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what do u mean by the shocks being equal length? as in.. when the shocks have been built and u contract the shock then let go? then they should be equal lenght at that point? arent there shock dyno's that can help in this?

i've seen it put like this, shocks are the legs of your car. Think how awkward you would walk if your legs were different length.

he means the length of the shocks when built should be exact or be very, very close to exactly the same when fully extended. Use calipers and get them to within .1 mm

It is also important to get them to rebound at the same rate as well, which means you need to pay attention to how much oil you put into each shock. You try to get the same amount of oil in all of them so that when you push the piston in they all push back out at about the same speed and about the same distance. Takes a little extra time - but it's worth it....If nothing else pay attention and make sure right and left are matched for the front, and that right and left are matched for the rear.


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