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Old 05-16-2005, 05:26 PM   #616
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If you buy the Ofna springs you'll get a spring chart with it!

Blue 17.0 lbs.
Red 19.5
Copper 25.0
Purple 30
Yellow 35
White 40

Regarding setup, it's difficult to pin down the team guys to post that much info, they're usually too busy working at Ofna (answering questions about MT's and buggy's!. BTW you might be able call customer service and talk directly to them! If they're in a good mood.) Only Marc C. and myself don't work there. None of the guys on the team really run the same setup anyway! If you took the time to read back upon this thread, I've posted a low bite setup.

I think you need to elongate your shocks via the longer, taller, shock caps when you change to the graphite towers...
I understand there is too much information to post. Most RC Race car companies have their drivers place a setup sheet on there website after a major race, Nationals, Regionals, etc....... Thanks for the requested info, will check your previous post for setup. Oh yeah, I went to the long shock cap when I bought the Graphite shock tower. I am going to put the car on the setup board and try to test this weekend. Will keep you posted.

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Old 05-16-2005, 06:38 PM   #617
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... Most RC Race car companies have their drivers place a setup sheet on there website after a major race, Nationals, Regionals, etc....... three
I agree, I wish Ofna would do so also. It think it really helps new prospective buyers.

Good luck with your car!
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Old 05-16-2005, 09:32 PM   #618
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Currently running:

Front:
White spring (40lbs)
35wt oil - 2 hole (small holes)
one-way
sway-bar 45Deg

Rear:
Yellow Spring (35lbs)
35wt oil - 2 hole (the larger holes)
sway-bar 45Deg
Diff - Nomally run 100k oil diff but if loosing ass end on power due to low traction track looser diff in and/or engage centax clutch earlier.
Rear toe 3deg i think

Other settings id have to check.

I came to that setup after racing on a high traction track but funny enough found it was good on low traction also. Better then the soft setup I had been trying.
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Old 05-16-2005, 09:58 PM   #619
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Default current setup

Front:

Toe: .5 out
Camber: 2
Droop: 3
Oil: 40wt
Spring: Copper
Shock Pos: Inner whole on tower, drilled an extra outer hole on arm.
Upper Arm: Lowest hole on graphite mount
Ackerman: Outer whole on steering rack, middle hole on knuckle.
One-way

Rear:

Toe: 1.5
Camber: 2.5
Droop: 4
Oil: 40
Spring: Copper
Shock Position: 3rd hole out on tower, outer hole on arm.
Upper Arm: Same as front.
6 gear diff with 120,000

I run 42's at 58mm with a ride height of 4.5 in the rear and 4 in the front.

Hope this helps.

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Old 05-16-2005, 10:40 PM   #620
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Front:

Toe: .5 out
Camber: 2
Droop: 3
Oil: 40wt
Spring: Copper
Shock Pos: Inner whole on tower, drilled an extra outer hole on arm.
Upper Arm: Lowest hole on graphite mount
Ackerman: Outer whole on steering rack, middle whole on knuckle.
One-way

Rear:

Toe: 1.5
Camber: 2.5
Droop: 4
Oil: 40
Spring: Copper
Shock Position: 3rd hole out on tower, outer hole on arm.
Upper Arm: Same as front.
6 gear diff with 120,000

I run 42's at 58mm with a ride height of 4.5 in the rear and 4 in the front.

Hope this helps.

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Old 05-17-2005, 05:08 AM   #621
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Where do you guys get your parts ? I'm looking for differential parts and cannot find them anywhere.

NitroHouse does not ship to Canada ( international )
Tower Hobbies is not listed with the parts i need.
StormerHobbies has been on back order for months from Ofna.
My local hobby shop cannot order because Horizon is not listed and neither is great planes.

Anywhere else that ships to Canada ?
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Where do you guys get your parts ? I'm looking for differential parts and cannot find them anywhere.

NitroHouse does not ship to Canada ( international )
Tower Hobbies is not listed with the parts i need.
StormerHobbies has been on back order for months from Ofna.
My local hobby shop cannot order because Horizon is not listed and neither is great planes.

Anywhere else that ships to Canada ?
Contact Kevin at [email protected] . He ships to Canada.
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Old 05-25-2005, 12:54 AM   #623
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Champion tip - many thanks for that one
My craddlock anti-lock brakes arrived today though over the weekend I fitted C1 XR discs. Being a 1/8 buggy discs should be interesting on how they go, if they fade etc. (Have not raced with them yet.)

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I haven't been racing lately, but I have been playing with those Craddock Racing Brake Disks for the Jammin' buggies on the CD3. (I found them on Ebay.)
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Old 05-25-2005, 08:16 AM   #624
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Champion tip - many thanks for that one
My craddlock anti-lock brakes arrived today though over the weekend I fitted C1 XR discs. Being a 1/8 buggy discs should be interesting on how they go, if they fade etc. (Have not raced with them yet.)
Just be careful to not over-torque your throttle servo with too much brake, the adjustment window is smaller with the Craddock's.
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Old 05-25-2005, 09:43 AM   #625
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I am having problems with my 6 gear diff locking up. This happens no matter what wt diff oil I use. When I got my car it came with 4 gear diff. I would like to run a 6 gear diff, if possible. Instead of purchasing the 6 gear diff conversion kit, I just bought 2, 12t large gear. Does anyone know if it is necessary to purchase the 6 gear diff (12tx2 and 10x4) part#38403 in order to make it work. I was told that I would only have to convert the large gears in the diff and reuse the 10t gear from the 4 gear diff and purchase the cross pins for 6 gear conversion. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 05-25-2005, 05:27 PM   #626
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I run a KO-2174 (166oz) on the thottle I just get it roughly right then adjust the EPA on the fly depending on traction of the track with a bit of fuel line to help buffer the servo's actions..

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Just be careful to not over-torque your throttle servo with too much brake, the adjustment window is smaller with the Craddock's.
three50zx, you have the shims in behind the large gears? (and they are smaller then the ones you pulled out correct?)
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three50zx, you have the shims in behind the large gears? (and they are smaller then the ones you pulled out correct?)[/QUOTE]

Au, Yes I have the shims behind the large gear. Is this where my problems resides. I put the ones in that I pulled out, 5x10mm washer (pn38632). If you have a part number or size that would be great. Please advise.

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Instead of purchasing the 6 gear diff conversion kit, I just bought 2, 12t large gear. Does anyone know if it is necessary to purchase the 6 gear diff (12tx2 and 10x4) part#38403 in order to make it work. I was told that I would only have to convert the large gears in the diff and reuse the 10t gear from the 4 gear diff and purchase the cross pins for 6 gear conversion. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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You have to get 2 of the 10t gear and the cross shafts.Just order the 6 gear kits for Nitro house.Youll have to call them.Just tell them you didnt see it on the web and ask about the 15% discount.I bought 3 sets of them from nitro house.
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Cd3, I have all the parts, my problem is the mesh. Are there special shims for the 6 gear diff?
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Good question. Once you figure it out, let me know. I have bought many of the 6 gear diffs, pulled everything and still have a problem with the diffs lockingup at time ti time. I'm wondering if I need to remove the shims and see how it works. For a minute I thoughhht the screws (2x8, cut down a bit) were the problem, so I found soem 2x6 machine screws. But it still has its moments.

In unrelated moves, I snapped the output shaft on my HiTec steering servo. Since I'm on a bit of a budget for now, I got a set of Blue Bird servos. Nice specs and nice price. However, the steering servo is a bit taller than I wanted. I had to install a spacer under the servo to make it fit. I'll see how that works.
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