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Old 10-07-2002, 06:27 PM   #4531
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I am about to upgrade to a in-line/one-piece pipe for my RB X12 3 port Turbo...which one to get?
Any comments on Novarossi In-line, RBX12 In-line, RBX15 In-line...
Any of you guys tried out the X12 Turbo Two-Piece pipe yet? According to RB, it has lots of Low End torque and produce High End Speed as well...seems like an all rounder pipe...
Any In-line pipe out there that match or even better than this RBX12 Turbo Two-Piece?
Too sad RB didnt make a One-piece for X12 Turbo...
Since you mentioned X15 I'm assuming you're not needing to be ROAR legal.

See if you can get your hands on a Nova mega ART 2686 inline .15 turbo pipe. It's long and the manifold opening is for a .15 big block so you'll have to use two exhaust gaskets- but believe me - this thing rocks!!!
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Old 10-07-2002, 09:37 PM   #4532
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What foam tyres are good for the V1rr? Any particular brand and/or specific tyres?
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Old 10-07-2002, 11:09 PM   #4533
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I know the Kyosho Unis are pricey but they are very tough and outlast all the others I have tried.
Do not use front bones in the rear they will bind and interfere with suspension travel.
Sorry if I seemed a bit snakey but I have at least one a week.
" It just broke." or "It just fell out"
And it's bloody raining.
No worries. I've tried to contact Kyosho about it, but Great Planes is the sole distributor and contact. I don't speak Japanese, so direct is impossible. They should offer the kit with the universals.

I think one reason you constantly see those comments is the Kyosho's are rarely found in the race scene here in the US. They are the car to beat in Europe and Japan. This is the only source of information.
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Old 10-07-2002, 11:14 PM   #4534
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Guys..i think the hopup dat rconsale is from eaglemodel.. Http://www.eaglemodel.com .. Its more cheaper than the resale version on the rconsale..I have complete price range in usd....
The hop ups that you see are made by three racing in Hong Kong. Also, I didn't find them at eaglemodel.
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Old 10-07-2002, 11:32 PM   #4535
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Can anyone comment on their experience for the rear diff when using a front one-way?

In particular has anyone tried or can describe the properties of:

- Kyosho TCD Gear Set
*The Japanese Kyosho site says this is actualy a limited slip differential.

- Kyosho Active Diff Set
*Supposed to be adjustable with a set screw.

The options I have tried are:

1. Stock diff - tuned w/various weight oil
*Pain in the butt to change the fluid

2. Solid rear
*Fast but twitchy

3. Kawahara "Negative" Diff.
*Nice idea but not effective enough, by the time the inside wheel spins enough to engage the shoes, someone just passed you. And although you can further adjust with oil, you're now back to tear down and change fluids.
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Old 10-07-2002, 11:45 PM   #4536
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i got another newb question, lol
if i get a set-up system(integy or hudy), do i need the flat set-up board, and the board decal or just the set-up fixture, thxs
A flat table works just as well!
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Old 10-07-2002, 11:48 PM   #4537
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A flat table works just as well!
i think you are referring to a glass top !
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AMG!!!

Kevin on the integy they might sell more than one chassis like they do with universals. I bought the one that was 7075 and it didn't come with engine mounts or screws so it may not be the same one you have. Take a pic of yours and I can tell you. The one I have was a few tenths heavier than the stock so I haven't installed it.
Okay, I'll try!
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what are the advantages of after market chassis's? i.e. Kawaharra racing chassis. Do they improve the car significantly, handling, strength?
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i think you are referring to a glass top !
or Grounded Marble!
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Since you mentioned X15 I'm assuming you're not needing to be ROAR legal.

See if you can get your hands on a Nova mega ART 2686 inline .15 turbo pipe. It's long and the manifold opening is for a .15 big block so you'll have to use two exhaust gaskets- but believe me - this thing rocks!!!
Art No 2686 is a Two-Piece pipe...
Any one notice the In-line pipe from Nova Mega as pictured in the Serpent 705? That thing looks promising...very close to RBX15 Turbo pipe...what do you think?
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Old 10-08-2002, 07:36 AM   #4542
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Can anyone comment on their experience for the rear diff when using a front one-way?

In particular has anyone tried or can describe the properties of:

- Kyosho TCD Gear Set
*The Japanese Kyosho site says this is actualy a limited slip differential.

- Kyosho Active Diff Set
*Supposed to be adjustable with a set screw.

The options I have tried are:

1. Stock diff - tuned w/various weight oil
*Pain in the butt to change the fluid

2. Solid rear
*Fast but twitchy

3. Kawahara "Negative" Diff.
*Nice idea but not effective enough, by the time the inside wheel spins enough to engage the shoes, someone just passed you. And although you can further adjust with oil, you're now back to tear down and change fluids.
I've got the TCD diff but haven't used it in competition so no comment.

The solid axle is fast out of the corner but is very tricky into the corner and makes for a driving style that is very hard on tires. Also solid axle , front one-way makes it harder to get around traffic on smaller tracks unless you're very good because you're not really carrying that much more speed mid-corner. On a sweeping track without many fast hairpins this is definitely the ticket. Actually for an extremely skilled driver with super smooth inputs I'd say this is the ticket for any track based what all I've tried so far - it's fast.

Front one-way with 7000 rear diff is very, very consistent, with awesome corner speed all around - no drama on fast entry into tight corners. I run this with 2.5 to 3mm tire split in v1r with 27 tooth pulley and that car handles beautifully on all types of tracks. I don't think i've rebuilt that diff but once in 8 months. I don't see many people running it set this way but given the way the car handles I really don't want them too anyway

Negative Diff I've stayed away from because of the weight of the setup - don't want to be adding that much rotating mass - would probably negate whatever speed benefits you would get and I don't think it's giving any handling advantage over choosing diff or solid.

One thing that I would like to try is solid rear coupled with solid front. The yokomo guys have hit on a good setup with it and I'm curious how it would work in a v1r(r).

hope this helps - my .02.

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Art No 2686 is a Two-Piece pipe...
Any one notice the In-line pipe from Nova Mega as pictured in the Serpent 705? That thing looks promising...very close to RBX15 Turbo pipe...what do you think?
it's not a two-piece pipe I got it on my car right now. I'll take a picture when I can.
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what are the advantages of after market chassis's? i.e. Kawaharra racing chassis. Do they improve the car significantly, handling, strength?
I wouldn't say str8 off that they improve the car's handling - they change the car's handling. The kawahara flexes much less than stock and so to get the attitude of the car the same as I had it with stock chassis I had to make some pretty significant setup changes. When I put on the kawa I needed stiffer springs and sway bars (R not RR). I wasn't really after any handling improvement I was trying to shave weight.
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or Grounded Marble!
when are you going to bring your grounded marble table to the track?
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