R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-30-2003, 10:46 AM   #1396
Tech Prophet
 
InitialD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: MORDOR
Posts: 19,679
Default Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: lola style?

Quote:
Originally posted by Fernando_M
Here is the front GTP body mount from my Impulse. It is an Impact front body mount. I reduced the width and it fitted perfectly. However, I could not make the downstops holes, as it would weaken the part too much. The bumper is also a shortened Impact one.
I found this approach to work very well. However, the best result was when I adapted a Serpent Excel front body mount. Though, it is hard to get.
BTW, this was done when the Serpent front bumper for the Impulse/705 was not available.
Fernando, that is cool. Thanks for the pic !
InitialD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2003, 10:52 AM   #1397
Tech Elite
 
markp27's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Nuremberg, Germany
Posts: 4,069
Send a message via ICQ to markp27
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by InitialD
That I have a German baby?
There could be trouble ahead....

markp27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2003, 11:04 AM   #1398
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 277
Send a message via ICQ to lawndoggie Send a message via Yahoo to lawndoggie
Default Narrower front tires

Hey!
Someone people at the track told me about using tire truer to trim the front wheels from 26mm to 24mm.. they said it makes the car turn better...
Basically while the truer is turning the wheel, use an xacto knife to cut 2 mm of the rim...
Have anyone tried this??
I thought its a good idea because it gives better clearance between tire and steering block/steering ball joint...
lawndoggie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2003, 11:12 AM   #1399
Company Representative
 
ammdrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 10,589
Trader Rating: 25 (100%+)
Default

less tire turn better... no it will allow less front traction and turn less, if they feel it turns better they need to take some front bite out and are probably oversteering the car and hooking...
ammdrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2003, 11:22 AM   #1400
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 277
Send a message via ICQ to lawndoggie Send a message via Yahoo to lawndoggie
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by InitialD
Lifting off the ground? How do you mean by that? How do you know that the wheels are lifting? Are you using front one way?
Uhhh.. my car flips at sharp turns...
And yes I am running oneway front..
lawndoggie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2003, 11:57 AM   #1401
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 277
Send a message via ICQ to lawndoggie Send a message via Yahoo to lawndoggie
Default

oh I have another quick question.
I have been told that my tires should have even wear, but if there is chamber how can they have even wear?
Thanks
lawndoggie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2003, 12:48 PM   #1402
Company Representative
 
ammdrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 10,589
Trader Rating: 25 (100%+)
Default

best thing you can do is true your tires down to a 60mm or so ht,, and run a 4 or 5mm rd ht, that will minimise traction roll... and a harder tire would help too..
ammdrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2003, 01:46 PM   #1403
Tech Regular
 
fmolzer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 467
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by lawndoggie
oh I have another quick question.
I have been told that my tires should have even wear, but if there is chamber how can they have even wear?
Thanks
With the correct camber setting you will have even wear. As the car rolls through a corner, due to suspension and centrifugal force, the tire will have more pressure on the outside side of the corner. With camber, you allow the tire with more traction (outside tire) to be upright as it goes through the corner voila- even wear....
fmolzer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2003, 02:13 PM   #1404
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Mariche
Posts: 53
Default Re: Narrower front tires

Quote:
Originally posted by lawndoggie
Hey!
Someone people at the track told me about using tire truer to trim the front wheels from 26mm to 24mm.. they said it makes the car turn better...
Basically while the truer is turning the wheel, use an xacto knife to cut 2 mm of the rim...
Have anyone tried this??
I thought its a good idea because it gives better clearance between tire and steering block/steering ball joint...
I do this all the time, but not for steering reasons. I gues that less front rubber means less steering...
I do it to have better clearance with the ball joint. Normaly, I reduce my Ellegis (disk wheel) front tires to around 25.5mm using the procedure you menioned. However, this will depend on the tires used. You gotta be careful when doing this.
BTW, this problem (clearance between tires and ball joints) seems to remain in the 710, as all steering block parts come from the 705 (FCs, wheelaxle, hex-adapter).
Fernando_M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2003, 02:21 PM   #1405
Tech Adept
 
S710_Nut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 229
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by InitialD
Sorry for the late reply. Here is a pic of what I meant...
Thank you InitialD...
S710_Nut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2003, 02:24 PM   #1406
Tech Adept
 
S710_Nut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 229
Default 710 & Lola!

Guys,

All this talk on Lola bodies... Whats the go on Lola Bodies and 710? I read on the FAQ page you could do it, but will it be an aftermarket option or an option in the kit?
S710_Nut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2003, 03:42 PM   #1407
Company Representative
 
ammdrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 10,589
Trader Rating: 25 (100%+)
Default

okay if you want to make your tires smaller do it with a file from the side.. I have seen many xacto knife grab and go for a flight I would hate to see one of you most carefull rc racers lose sight in one eye because you were trueing a mm of tire width off.. yes you may have done it a hundred times but that one grab were the blade flies out of a 5000 rpm motor and hits you in the eye is the only one that matter, a rough grit file will quickly bing in the sides of your tires... with no ill effects to you your buddy or anyone...
ammdrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2003, 04:18 PM   #1408
Tech Adept
 
FAST1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 246
Default

Sheeezz!
This thread is moving like Michael Jackson on a young boy!!

710 bandwagon......com'on a board!!
FAST1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2003, 05:51 PM   #1409
Tech Initiate
 
JA5ON's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 32
Default Re: Re: Re: lola style?

Quote:
Originally posted by Fernando_M
The rear tower 808138 in not optional. It is needed as it holds the pin that keep the rear body support in place. I don't know the 808139, it is not in mytsn.
oh ya, thx for the reminder. actually i got all the stuffs needed but lazy to get it up, coz to do another body shell
JA5ON is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2003, 10:57 PM   #1410
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 277
Send a message via ICQ to lawndoggie Send a message via Yahoo to lawndoggie
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by fmolzer
With the correct camber setting you will have even wear. As the car rolls through a corner, due to suspension and centrifugal force, the tire will have more pressure on the outside side of the corner. With camber, you allow the tire with more traction (outside tire) to be upright as it goes through the corner voila- even wear....
Hmm so the amount of chamber angle is highly in related to the amount of corners then!? Because say if the track is dead straight 90% of the time, there won't be even turns to give the outside of the tire pressure, and the wear won't be even....?
i.e the more turns, the more chamber angle??
lawndoggie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Serpent 705 J_Longbrake Nitro On-Road 4252 02-23-2015 12:34 AM
WTB: NIB Serpent 710 aN4rK1 R/C Items: Wanted to Buy 3 06-16-2006 09:23 PM
Serpent 835 JFCJ R/C Items: Wanted to Buy 3 02-20-2005 09:29 PM
Trade in Your Old Serpent 710 Parts for New Serpent 710 Parts fast_it710 R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 0 09-17-2004 12:27 AM
Serpent Impulse w/MT-12 and Serpent Starter box - cheap Solara R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 2 03-07-2003 03:01 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 12:28 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net