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Old 10-10-2007, 03:25 PM   #1576
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If the car you are getting is an 03 car just update to the 05 bulkheads (to gain the ability to adjust belt tension) if it's an 05 car just run it - the 07 rear lower arms are more fragile.
I run the 07 car and have not broke an arm since I converted in June.
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Old 10-10-2007, 03:28 PM   #1577
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Let me rephrase that. I think the 07 conversion is a good upgrade for your 03, 05 what have you. I feel the M3 is going to be a totally different feel, just another winner from Kyosho Just don't wreck
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gashuffer - I think he was referring to the pivot balls being pushed in on the lightest of taps, as opposed to actually breaking.

The only thing on the new M3 that I really don't like is where the receiver is located at. I don't think we are going to see a huge difference in suspension geometry between the 07 Evolva and the M3, just slightly different weight balance.
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Old 10-10-2007, 11:31 PM   #1579
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If the car you are getting is an 03 car just update to the 05 bulkheads (to gain the ability to adjust belt tension) if it's an 05 car just run it - the 07 rear lower arms are more fragile.
It's an '05 car. Might just update a few parts, universals, '07 upper deck, other odds and ends. Basically just want to see if I really like 1/8 racing, I'll pick up an M3 if so.
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So in 11 years of racing I've never tried out 1/8 on-road. I'm planning on picking up an Evolva tomorrow that has been sitting on a shelf built but never run for a year or so now. Should I get the '07 update parts or just run the thing? Any other stuff I might want to pick up?
At least add "EMPIRE" (aftermarket) parts to it. like the front body mounts and front belt tensioner.
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At least add "EMPIRE" (aftermarket) parts to it. like the front body mounts and front belt tensioner.
The Empire front swaybar mounts are a good idea as well. The stock mounts tend to flex too much, especially when it's warm out.
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Old 10-12-2007, 11:43 AM   #1583
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At least add "EMPIRE" (aftermarket) parts to it. like the front body mounts and front belt tensioner.
What would the reason be to get a front tensioner when the '05 has the eccentric diff mounts?

I'm gonna get a few of the new Kyosho parts, the body posts were actually one of the things I liked.
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What would the reason be to get a front tensioner when the '05 has the eccentric diff mounts?

I'm gonna get a few of the new Kyosho parts, the body posts were actually one of the things I liked.
The front belt tensioner will keep the front belt closer to the drive pulley, resulting in less stripped front belts, the eccentric alone is not enough to keep the front belt from deflecting too much (causing it strip).
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Kamikaze is correct - the front tensioner has two benefits with - in my opinion - the more important being the ability to hold the belt farther into contact on the 16th pulley therefore spreading the load over more belt teeth at any single moment. Same thought process applies to the side belt tensioner. I suppose calling them tensioners is really a misnomer but "but extra teeth in mesh thingie" would have made a crappy product name.
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I guess I didnt even think about stripping belts out, dont have that problem in 1/10 electric, lol.

How much do those tensioners run over at Kamikaze?

Does Empire have a website that I can check all the stuff out at?
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I guess I didnt even think about stripping belts out, dont have that problem in 1/10 electric, lol.

How much do those tensioners run over at Kamikaze?

Does Empire have a website that I can check all the stuff out at?
In stock at Winner's Circle.

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Old 10-16-2007, 06:36 AM   #1589
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Hi Guys

Recently, I stripped my front belt on the Evolva.

I replaced the kit belt with the "front belt 213 - FM377".

When I try to put the car back together, this belt seems to loose to me. like VERY loose.

Then I try to change the gearing - changed the spool pulley from 24t to 25t and the drive pulley from 16t to 17t. This made things a little better BUT in my opinion, there is still too much on this belt.

Has anyone used the above belt? Am I doing something wrong here?

Any ideas please.

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Old 10-16-2007, 07:01 AM   #1590
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My notes show the front belt as FM538B and if my notes are correct it is 207mm belt, the option is the SP belt part number FMW25
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