R/C Tech Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-20-2006, 07:00 PM   #7591
Tech Adept
 
Ice_nl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 134
Send a message via MSN to Ice_nl
Default

Would trimming also be a good idea when using it with an Lola body? As i usually only use lola's. or wouldn't the bumper work as good because there isn't any foam on it? I also saw someone who mounted the lower part of the stock bumper and screwed the wide version on top so it wouldn't drag.
__________________
RC-Models.nl | Shepherd Velox V8 EC OM-Edition | Shepherd Velox F1 | Buri Racer E1.2 | Tamiya 419x
Ice_nl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2006, 07:09 PM   #7592
Tech Elite
 
litespeed-dom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Beaverton, Oregon
Posts: 3,990
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

I wouldn't trim it if you are running Lola bodies exclusively.

One of the things I'd learned from my 1/8th running is that once that bumper is bend down, it'll probably gonna stay that way and you'll lose steering because of it.

One remedy I'd learned was to boil the bumper front body post mount. By boiling the plastic parts, you make it more "rubbery" so after impact, it is easier for the plastic to bounce back to its original shape.

What you do is to get a pan, fill it with water, bring it to boil. Once the water starts boiling, take it off the range or stove, put your plastic parts in it and leave it in there until the water cools off.

Give it a try and see if that improves your bumper. It's not a miracle cure, but it enables the bumper and front body post plate to take a few more hits before it becomes useless.

Dom
__________________
Team Kyosho America - Team Br00d Racing - Team R/C Plus - GQ Racing Tyres - Slapmaster Tools - FSX Racing
litespeed-dom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2006, 10:21 PM   #7593
Tech Master
 
performula's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: CO
Posts: 1,729
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

If 40F and 37R works fine, would 37F and 35R be too extreme? Would the softer tires stick, slide, accelerate wear, etc.?
performula is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2006, 11:32 PM   #7594
Tech Elite
 
litespeed-dom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Beaverton, Oregon
Posts: 3,990
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

Naturally I would want to run a harder tire and still maintain good grip. Let's face it, lesser wear means lesser $$$ out of my pocket. Softer tires will grip more but it'll wear quicker and also keep one thing in mind... softer tires might not give you good consistency in a 20+ min Main. The softest tires I've ran with the RRR this year was 37R and it provided good grip in the 5 min qualifier but I ended up sliding too much because of overheating the tires in the 15 mins Main.

I'm kinda a sucker for 40/40 shores at this moment with my current driving and setup, I'll make the car work around those tires.

Dom
__________________
Team Kyosho America - Team Br00d Racing - Team R/C Plus - GQ Racing Tyres - Slapmaster Tools - FSX Racing
litespeed-dom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2006, 01:45 AM   #7595
Tech Master
 
ziggy12345's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: West Midlands, UK
Posts: 1,596
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by litespeed-dom
I wouldn't trim it if you are running Lola bodies exclusively.

One of the things I'd learned from my 1/8th running is that once that bumper is bend down, it'll probably gonna stay that way and you'll lose steering because of it.

One remedy I'd learned was to boil the bumper front body post mount. By boiling the plastic parts, you make it more "rubbery" so after impact, it is easier for the plastic to bounce back to its original shape.

What you do is to get a pan, fill it with water, bring it to boil. Once the water starts boiling, take it off the range or stove, put your plastic parts in it and leave it in there until the water cools off.

Give it a try and see if that improves your bumper. It's not a miracle cure, but it enables the bumper and front body post plate to take a few more hits before it becomes useless.

Dom
Heat the bumper from below over the gas stove, it goes right back to shape and stays that way
__________________
Dedicated RC Car Speed Site

http://www.fast-rc.co.uk/forum/index.php

Sponsored by:
Norfolk and Chance
ziggy12345 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2006, 04:11 AM   #7596
Tech Master
 
ianhobbies's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Costa Del Sol, Marbella, Spain www.bradir.net
Posts: 1,456
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Send a message via ICQ to ianhobbies
Default shores

i'm using kawahara 35 front and 35 rear.. on an indoor track btw hehe.i'll be practicing tom again with the same setup.
__________________
WWW.BRADIR.NET - The Radio Control Motorsport Blog! / twitter @ianhobbies
ianhobbies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2006, 09:37 AM   #7597
Tech Master
 
Mike Ellis's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Aloha,Oregon
Posts: 1,535
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

Dom, call me
Mike Ellis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2006, 11:44 AM   #7598
Tech Elite
 
litespeed-dom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Beaverton, Oregon
Posts: 3,990
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MIKE ELLIS
Dom, call me
Dude, check your email.

Dom
__________________
Team Kyosho America - Team Br00d Racing - Team R/C Plus - GQ Racing Tyres - Slapmaster Tools - FSX Racing
litespeed-dom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2006, 11:24 AM   #7599
Tech Elite
 
Riketsu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Puerto Rico
Posts: 2,514
Trader Rating: 32 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to Riketsu
Default

Anyone know when will the conversion for the Evo will be out? And if the WCE can be converted to the Evo. Also, any rumors on the pricetag on this conversion?
__________________
eBay user id: riketsukirai
Riketsu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2006, 12:00 PM   #7600
Tech Elite
 
litespeed-dom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Beaverton, Oregon
Posts: 3,990
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Riketsu
Anyone know when will the conversion for the Evo will be out? And if the WCE can be converted to the Evo. Also, any rumors on the pricetag on this conversion?
Go back to the last page, I've already posted pictures of EVO parts on my WCE. All the parts new for the EVO can be installed on the WCE, again read my post in the last page. There is no rumor on a conversion kit at this moment so there is no rumors on price tage on a conversion kit.

Dom
__________________
Team Kyosho America - Team Br00d Racing - Team R/C Plus - GQ Racing Tyres - Slapmaster Tools - FSX Racing
litespeed-dom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2006, 12:13 PM   #7601
Tech Master
 
ziggy12345's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: West Midlands, UK
Posts: 1,596
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by litespeed-dom
...There is no rumor on a conversion kit at this moment so there is no rumors on price tage on a conversion kit.

Dom
Yes there is a rumour!! There are rumours all over this thread. There just might not be any truth in them..

Heres a rumour about price. I heard the conversion kit will retail around $89.00

Cheers
__________________
Dedicated RC Car Speed Site

http://www.fast-rc.co.uk/forum/index.php

Sponsored by:
Norfolk and Chance
ziggy12345 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2006, 12:37 PM   #7602
Tech Elite
 
litespeed-dom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Beaverton, Oregon
Posts: 3,990
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

$89 is a good price!

Dom
__________________
Team Kyosho America - Team Br00d Racing - Team R/C Plus - GQ Racing Tyres - Slapmaster Tools - FSX Racing
litespeed-dom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2006, 12:41 PM   #7603
Tech Elite
 
Riketsu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Puerto Rico
Posts: 2,514
Trader Rating: 32 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to Riketsu
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ziggy12345
Yes there is a rumour!! There are rumours all over this thread. There just might not be any truth in them..

Heres a rumour about price. I heard the conversion kit will retail around $89.00

Cheers
Well, according to Fujio (RC Adviser Champ), the conversion kit will be released at the end of month. Although he states it will be limited.
__________________
eBay user id: riketsukirai
Riketsu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2006, 12:51 PM   #7604
Tech Elite
 
Riketsu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Puerto Rico
Posts: 2,514
Trader Rating: 32 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to Riketsu
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by litespeed-dom
$89 is a good price!

Dom
How much have you spent in converting ur RRR into Evo?
__________________
eBay user id: riketsukirai
Riketsu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2006, 01:37 PM   #7605
Tech Elite
 
litespeed-dom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Beaverton, Oregon
Posts: 3,990
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Riketsu
How much have you spent in converting ur RRR into Evo?
On my car now is the EVO top deck, spurs. To convert that is about $59 retail, it includes the top deck, small parts set (rx mount), servo mount set and rubber grommets. And $15 for a set of spurs

I do have all the springs available but probably won't be using it till next year. The reason is that I thought you'll only need to change your rear shock bodies to the Evolva front shock bodies, but that's just part of it. The new springs I.D. is smaller won't fit on your WCE collars. First you'll need 2 sets of Evolva front shock bodies, then 2 sets collars, then also the pistons. To convert your shocks to use the new springs, that is about $60 in retail for shock bodies, collars, pistons.

Then the improved rear end: new rear bulkhead, new center bulkhead (for the new brake plate), new brake cam shaft, new 2-speed layshaft, new aluminum layshaft pulley, new brake disc. I don't know pricing on that, but $50 retail would be a good estimate.

So in short, to completely turn your car into the EVO... well, you can add everything up. That's why I jokingly commented on the $89 from ziggy is a good price.

The EVO isn't just about the top deck and the standup throttle servo. A few think Kyosho just want to add some stuff to a car that is at the end of its lifespan and do a last push on sales, but I don't see in that way. It has a lot more improvements that you might not notice right away from just looking at the pictures. Plus another thing that I take very much into consideration is that the car is so much easier to work on, that saves time between heats when you are in a hurry. A huge improvement is the 2-speed layshaft. Now the brake pulley has 2 prongs that goes into the brak disc to hold it in place and the pully itself is mounted on the shaft by a set screw. Just imagine how much time saved if you need to change a rear belt now.

Kyosho also just came out with the new adjustable rear sway bar set. Not only that, they also offer another set of "blades" along with it for tunability.

Bertin's EVO won the FEMCA champsionship and I'm counting on seeing him repeat at World Champ again!

Dom
__________________
Team Kyosho America - Team Br00d Racing - Team R/C Plus - GQ Racing Tyres - Slapmaster Tools - FSX Racing
litespeed-dom is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FOR SALE - Mugen MBX5T ProSpec and Kyosho STR with chassis conversion and Kyosho big MattWells R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 5 04-28-2017 10:25 AM
1986 1/12 Kyosho Plazma MKIII With Kyosho LeMan 600E Motor Funkymojo R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 2 05-17-2012 11:11 AM
Custom painted Kyosho SP2 and Kyosho STRR bodies.... RC3 Graphics SWEET W/ PICS CRFXXXT R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 1 01-07-2008 07:38 PM
MACH. 28/NEW PS, KYOSHO MINI INFERNO ST/W/3NEW IB1400 8 CELL PACKS, KYOSHO 1./8 BUGGY newbie2 R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 5 11-18-2007 06:07 PM
Convert Kyosho Quick Start system on Kyosho QRC to Pullstart Morpheus2be Monster Trucks 0 02-16-2005 11:26 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 08:49 AM.


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