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Old 05-28-2014, 12:12 PM   #1036
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Gravity Rc has 500k diff oil. Sway bars are always a good tuning option.
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Old 05-28-2014, 12:59 PM   #1037
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What does the increase in flex do anyway?I haven't tried adding flex
Here is how I usually think of it. Softer chassis means more grip generally to a certain point. Flex adapts the car to optimally respond when the car turns, breaks, accelerates, and changes directions side to side. But the car will respond slower and can get unpredictable especially when you try to change directions quickly, especially if you put too much flex in higher grip conditions. Though, I find that putting more/less flex doesn't make the car react as much compared with other usual changes like droop, roll center, ride height,etc,. It works well in loose conditions to give the car a bit more room to bend to stick to the track floor before it gets loose. I'm really not sure how things can be different in nitro cars than in electric cars but I believe the same physics can be applied. Correct me if I'm wrong...
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Old 05-28-2014, 01:33 PM   #1038
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Gravity Rc has 500k diff oil. Sway bars are always a good tuning option.
Was asking about the optional carbon extensions for the rear shock mount and the rear sway bar mount?
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Old 05-28-2014, 06:27 PM   #1039
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The away bar mounts could be handy. I never used the shock extensions.
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Old 05-28-2014, 06:50 PM   #1040
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I know the 748 will be out soon. I just want to say the 747 is awesome. Coming from Velox v10 i wished i would have gotten the 747 sooner i will be getting the 748 as soon as it becomes available.
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cant find any 747 rollers... I ill be waiting for used stuff when the 748 comes out....
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cant find any 747 rollers... I ill be waiting for used stuff when the 748 comes out....
You won't be disappointed! I'll keep my eyes open.
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The 748 will be a sweet car.
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Whats the effect of the upper arm pin in towards the chassis (short) or insert flipped and arm long?
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I guess you are talking about the front of the car. Like in the rear, the lenght of the links changes the camber rise. If I'm not wrong, at the front, by using a shorter upper arm you have more camber rise. So you'll gain steering in fast and long corners especially. The opposite if you make the arms longer
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I guess you are talking about the front of the car. Like in the rear, the lenght of the links changes the camber rise. If I'm not wrong, at the front, by using a shorter upper arm you have more camber rise. So you'll gain steering in fast and long corners especially. The opposite if you make the arms longer
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What brand of oils do most guys use for this car?
Better yet, what brand do you think the default setup has?
My guess would be exceed.
I ask because I had 50k mugen in my diff and wanted to go heavier (80k) but the 80k xray oil feels lighter then 50k mugen.
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What brand of oils do most guys use for this car?
Better yet, what brand do you think the default setup has?
My guess would be exceed.
I ask because I had 50k mugen in my diff and wanted to go heavier (80k) but the 80k xray oil feels lighter then 50k mugen.
I use xceed oils but only because it's easy for me to get hold of. The serpent base setups are using Serpent Oil which is included in the kit.
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in the front differential oil one million, sixty or eighty thousand for the rear this is the configuration that I use regularly
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in the front differential oil one million, sixty or eighty thousand for the rear this is the configuration that I use regularly
I was using 500k in the front and worked good when the traction was high, but when I ran on a track with low traction during practice the car just wouldn't turn in, so I went to 200k and it was much better. With 60,000 in the rear 95% of the time
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