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Old 04-27-2006, 06:55 PM   #4516
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MTX-4 in action. Gettin ready for the weekend. The track in NorCal ( Vallejo R/C ) is fairly small, but good enough to break-in motors and try out new suspension set-ups. I wanted to also thank Manny ( the owner ) and the Vallejo crew for letting me use thier facility. This track reminded me of a track back home in the Phillippines .
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Old 04-27-2006, 06:58 PM   #4517
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very nice
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Old 04-27-2006, 08:32 PM   #4518
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I'm working on something new for the MTX4. Besides stopping the chassis from hitting pavement, what does the UP-Stops do: Front and Rear ones?

From my understanding:
front ones, when they bottom out, give more grip to the front.
True or False?

And as for the rear, under hard excelleration while exiting a turn, when using rear UP-stops, it will transfer weight more to the front tires giving more steering on power. True or False?
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Old 04-27-2006, 08:39 PM   #4519
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The front upstops actually take away traction by not allowing the chassis to roll. The only time I use them is when battling a traction roll problem. They can be used to make the front end of the car almost like a go-kart with no travel, thus causing the front tires to slide a little instead of biting, chassis rolling, traction rolling.
The rear upstops which the MTX-4 does not have, would transfer more weight to the front, it would also cause the rear not to roll over as much. This will help the car transition faster through switchbacks.
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Old 04-27-2006, 08:52 PM   #4520
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Have just bought a couple of STS engines to see what the are like.
On paper they have similar performance to the OS but are much cheaper.
From initial impressions they seem very quick, not as quick as Nova or Sirio, but plenty quick enough for our car park track. We have a race meeting tonight which will be the first for the new STS, so i'll let you know how it goes.
STS D3R is very similiar to a novarossi motor , in fact you can swap almost everything between the two. I took my novarossi rs5 apart the other night along with the d3r and it has a very similiar case and internals in fact the D3R has a more aggressive tear cut in the crank. The rest is almost exact.

One thing I notice with the D3R and most STS engins is they need a good bit of fuel through them to loosen up. So youll probably find as you go it getting faster and faster.

Ill be racing my motor for the first time next month. Its all ready to go and also has been modified. Im pretty anxious to see how it peforms.
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Old 04-27-2006, 09:27 PM   #4521
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Thanks Scott & Robbie......for the set-up.
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Old 04-27-2006, 09:32 PM   #4522
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I tried calling him 3 times to get a Revelation setup, but he was always yapping with someone else. Good luck at Revelation. Remember hard tires.
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Old 04-28-2006, 01:15 AM   #4523
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which monoblock do you guys recommend? Skyline?
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At Revelations I have actually seen people also go with a softer tire so that they over heat and lose grip. I never tried it, but Joel Johnson was giving me ideas and shot that one out there one day.
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What do you mean by monoblock? I don't know if I have heard that term. If you are talking about the front pulley mount I use the 3Racing one.
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What is the difference between brake pads, black, blue and yellow teflon. Thanks.
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What do you mean by monoblock? I don't know if I have heard that term. If you are talking about the front pulley mount I use the 3Racing one.
Monoblock=One-piece engine mount
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which monoblock do you guys recommend? Skyline?
I have 3 of the skyline ones. The Kyosho one will fit as well.
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What is the benefit of using one-piece engine mount?

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What is the benefit of using one-piece engine mount?

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To seat the engine better, hopefully less chance of getting ruined spur gears ( especially 2nd gear ).
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