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Old 08-08-2005, 06:20 PM   #1141
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Where did you get that Metal steering arm from Zoom?
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Old 08-08-2005, 06:32 PM   #1142
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I think Duratrax, Schumacher and Dubro ones are all very similar. You get one arm with 3 different inserts for different servo manufacturers. I think from memory that is a duratrax one.
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That setup looks alot cleaner than my half-melted servo horn, i'll try to mount one of those Alu arms instead. Fastrax has horns too, looks just like those

About you guys runaways, i feel for you, my 1:8th Vector ran away at WOT one time and that's by far the most expensive stop (Concrete barrier..) for me.. Feels a little more secure with Spektrum, but if i say too much great about, it will probably break down and the car go "WAAAAAKrasch..." It's a bit fun, the car has never gone as fast as it does just before a WOT crash
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Old 08-09-2005, 06:05 AM   #1144
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If you already have a good radio, just buy a failsafe. If someone is on the same frequency-- the car stops dead in it's tracks.

the only problem is where the car stops -- I got rear ended in the sweeper !!! Lucky for me no damage.
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Old 08-09-2005, 08:52 AM   #1145
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here's a different look at how the steering can be done. Just to give people some options.

What I did was keep the kit spec mounting arrangement. Keep the kit spec servo horn and just did some modifying.

1. Don't use any spacers behind the servo.
2. Trim down the ball cup until its very flat. Giving it more room to clear the bulkhead. (see pic)
3. Take some material off the mounting surface of the servo arm. which allows the ball cup to be effectively mounted further away from the bulkhead. (see pic)
4. Take a small amount of material off the ball cup connecting the steering link to the rack. Just to let you clear the front belt at full right steering.

After doing these four things, I was able to mount a standard Airtronics servo (first) then later replaced it with a KO 2173. The 2173 is what is mounted in the pic, and as you see, theres plenty o' room for the steering to clear the bulkhead, while still being mounted in the standard fashion.

Also, this allows me full lock to lock steering no belt impact from either ballcup or the steering rack itself.

***edit*** I added a second pic with the areas I trimmed down circled. First the steering arm, then the ballcup.
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Old 08-09-2005, 09:06 AM   #1146
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I know someone asked this a couple pages back, but I couldn't find it.

Are there any other companies' springs that will fit the car? I usually like to stick with the company springs for the car, but I thought I saw some people mentioning that the springs were a little pricey and not too easy to find.

I actually didn't find the kit springs to be as bad as some have said, but I wouldn't mind trying some other spring rates.

So....anybody tried any others yet?
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Old 08-09-2005, 10:57 AM   #1147
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I know someone asked this a couple pages back, but I couldn't find it.

Are there any other companies' springs that will fit the car? I usually like to stick with the company springs for the car, but I thought I saw some people mentioning that the springs were a little pricey and not too easy to find.

I actually didn't find the kit springs to be as bad as some have said, but I wouldn't mind trying some other spring rates.

So....anybody tried any others yet?
The Tamiya spring set are of excellent quality, and they fit well.

Regarding the servo horn mounting... tried to mod... failed.... horn is disfigured and dead got to buy a new one before i can continue..
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Old 08-09-2005, 11:28 AM   #1148
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The Tamiya spring set are of excellent quality, and they fit well.

Regarding the servo horn mounting... tried to mod... failed.... horn is disfigured and dead got to buy a new one before i can continue..
Thanks for the spring tip.

As for the moding...don't feel bad. What you see in those pics was my second idea.

My first idea....... ......well lets just say you aren't the only one who thought of heating and bending! I was originally going to run my KO servo with a Airtronic throttle servo, but after my um...experiment with the first servo horn, I had to use a Futaba throttle servo.
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While you're at it mounting TRF springs, buy some TRF shocks (KFactory springs fit just fine on them too) and mount, i need one more set now so the 415 can be up and running
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I know someone asked this a couple pages back, but I couldn't find it.

Are there any other companies' springs that will fit the car? I usually like to stick with the company springs for the car, but I thought I saw some people mentioning that the springs were a little pricey and not too easy to find.

I actually didn't find the kit springs to be as bad as some have said, but I wouldn't mind trying some other spring rates.

So....anybody tried any others yet?

Mhhh i dont think they are pricey ... its about US$ 32 for 8 pairs of springs at rdlogics.com ...
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While you're at it mounting TRF springs, buy some TRF shocks (KFactory springs fit just fine on them too) and mount, i need one more set now so the 415 can be up and running
If I was going to completely over haul the shocks,(which aint happening anytime soon ) I would have to go with the new units from the Losi JRX-S. Those are some of the smoothess and easiest to build shocks I have ever seen. Ever since I got my Losi, I've been thinking about adding them to any of my new cars.
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It was nice meeting all of you at the GLC look forward to seeing you again maybe at the winternats
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