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Old 08-20-2005, 11:03 PM   #1276
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Does anyone make a spool for this car??
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Old 08-20-2005, 11:11 PM   #1277
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hey will, did you get the steering problem you had last weekend fixed? Let me konw how the cp race went. couldn't make it out

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I thing he was having some problems, I didn't have a chance to talk with him about it. I think he is working on it now, getting ready for the mains tomorrow.
Good luck to all the Mongoose driver's tomorrow
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Old 08-21-2005, 11:21 PM   #1278
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Nice to meet you !!!! Dude you have to lay off the posts on Rc Tech !!ROFL

Actually I see that you just started your own thread !!! LOL That will work !!!
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Old 08-21-2005, 11:31 PM   #1279
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Default Crystal Park West Coast Nitro Challenge

I am pretty sure the results will be posted tomorrow, however, I know that Walter was in the "A", Brad (YBSLOW) just missed it by a fraction and was in the "B", I was in the "C" and others were throughout thevarious mains trying there best !!!!!

Goosein LV was alot of fun, and I'm sure he learned alot from what we trying to help him with , and other than an unfortunate rear end job on the first lap would have done very well.

Brad had some bad luck after taking the whole shot in the "B" and had created a substantial lead until some problems developed that I will let him recap on later.

I had two rear belts go away over the weekend , so I shave to check my alignment or wear patterns on the belts to see what the problem was, Unfortunately it went away with about 6 laps left which left me with only two wheel drive.

All in all a great weekend in Cali at a track with alot of memories of a track that has helped produce some very fast racers that currently race at a competitive national level.

The Cars felt great and performed well, setups for this track will probably not be developed because the track is going to change in design in about a month.
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Old 08-22-2005, 02:48 AM   #1280
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A newbie question here,
im having problem with my suspension and ride height
i wanted to achieve a 5mm height or less as what most
G4 racers i saw posted on these thread, i have put
orange TM springs and noticed that in order to achieve
the 5mm ride i would dial the spacer all the way up
opposed to what i have seen posted here that the spacer
are almost 3mm in space that makes up for a preload
is there something wrong with my setup? do i have to use
shorter springs? i already consumed all the treads of the
piston rod and the ballcup in order to shorten it but
still no success, you can see at the 1st image that my ride
height is in 5mm and 7mm when on 26mm foam tires
but the spacer of my schocks are useless up
there that it should function to increase the height and
to harden more the springs when dialing it.


the 2nd image shows when i lift the car the springs dropped
and have play too much that no preload at all.


If i place the shocks in different holes of tower mounts
that would be another story i guess.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 08-22-2005, 03:01 AM   #1281
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reactor,that is normal.the 1st pic showed sprung weight which means the car is resting on the surface,while the 2nd pic shows un-sprung which happens when the car lifts off the surface.it is meant to be like that.ur calculating ride height based on the sprung weight,which is the 1st pic.how much play in the springs(after u lift the car) doesnt not affect ride height nor should u worry about it.it's completely normal.hope this helps
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Ntc3freak, thanks! i thought im doin the wrong way,so the shock adjuster function is just to increase the ride height when i have shorter springs? so i dont have to worry regarding preload? is preload necessary?
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Ntc3freak, thanks! i thought im doin the wrong way,so the shock adjuster function is just to increase the ride height when i have shorter springs? so i dont have to worry regarding preload? is preload necessary?



no problem.yup.but if u have short springs doesn't mean u can't make the ride height lower.just as i said,sprung and un-sprung weight.i donn't think u have to worry about preload.according to competitionx.com(tony phelan's website),the preload doesn't affect the spring rate(soft or hard).preload isn't always necessary(not sure about this)
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also take a look at Dhanis car raced in Futaba Cup Indonesia, im observing the spacer dialed on the front shocks i would guess the ride height is somewhere above 5mm, with the rear i cant see clearly how it was set up, he uses the same orange springs.

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maybe they dont allow remote linking here it is anyway http://www.freewebs.com/xtremerchobbiesph/da2.jpg
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maybe they dont allow remote linking here it is anyway http://www.freewebs.com/xtremerchobbiesph/da2.jpg



that's weird.i clicked it,and it is the link for this thread!!!
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try not clicking it, copy paste instead in your browser
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Reactor take the shock retainers off and look carefully in the bottom of them. tou will find a 1mm spacer that can be removed to allow the retainer to sit lower on the shock. We generally remove all of them.

Big cat the upstops are usaed like never! just back them out.
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A newbie question here,
im having problem with my suspension and ride height
i wanted to achieve a 5mm height or less as what most
G4 racers i saw posted on these thread, i have put
orange TM springs and noticed that in order to achieve
the 5mm ride i would dial the spacer all the way up
opposed to what i have seen posted here that the spacer
are almost 3mm in space that makes up for a preload
is there something wrong with my setup? do i have to use
shorter springs? i already consumed all the treads of the
piston rod and the ballcup in order to shorten it but
still no success, you can see at the 1st image that my ride
height is in 5mm and 7mm when on 26mm foam tires
but the spacer of my schocks are useless up
there that it should function to increase the height and
to harden more the springs when dialing it.
I think TM Orange Spring are too hard (1.8mm) and rarely used. I would recommend to use purple (1.5) or light green (1.6) as a good starting point for most asphalt track. Second picture I think you have too much rear droop. Do you have the tools such as Hudy, 3racing, etc to measure your car's downstop? You can try 1 or 2 for front and 4 for rear.

For the ride height problem, you can check your rear anti roll bar from hitting each other and also the rear dogbone if they're too long. I personally changed the standard dogbone to a shorter one (52-53mm) so it gives me more flexible rear track width setup. Other way, you can check if the chassis can sit to the table without any shock installed.

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