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Old 02-19-2006, 07:58 PM
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do you all think palo s car is straight out of the box?
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Old 02-19-2006, 09:02 PM
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Congrats to all the Serpent drivers (Paolo,Scotty,Barry,and Steven) that made the A. In a field like that just making the A main is an acomplishment.
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Originally Posted by rocca30
do you all think palo s car is straight out of the box?
I'm sure he uses hop-ups that are available for the public to buy.
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Old 02-19-2006, 09:07 PM
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Originally Posted by rocca30
rob you must of watched a differnt race than most of us. palo chunked a tire after mikey passed him. mikey also was the only one who did a tire change. =
I'm not sure what you mean. Didn't Paolo lead the race for 15 minutes? He did according to Jag (see Winnats 2006 forum).

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Paolo led for the first 15 minutes or so but Swauger was a little faster and once he finally cought him it was over. Paolo had some trouble about half way thru but until then it was a good race between him and Swauger.
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Old 02-19-2006, 09:19 PM
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the race was awsome. palo is a unbelivable racer, mike just was on a mission coming thur the feild , you just had to see it for yourself some of the passes were unbelivalbe. congrats to all the a main drivers . i was hoping scotti might pull it out .
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Old 02-19-2006, 09:23 PM
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Even while I am a Serpent driver also, I have to give 1 comment on this....

In '95, BMT had there car called "95 active" (or something like that) and then they came with the 95-R.....
What happened to BMT? Weren't they one of the originators of model racing cars? Italian company, right??

Oh man, Serpent, how could you? Well, maybe it's better than MRX-2005. Adding a year name to a car may be problematic. For example, the Evolva 2005 sounds great . . . when it's 2005. What happens when the calendar rolls over to 2006? Does the car go on sale because new customers think they're buying last year's model? Or does everyone wait for the 2006 model to arrive and skip buying a 2005 car? Then again, maybe it's a good idea. A new car every year must make Kyosho happy.

BTW, shouldn't the MRX4-R be called the MRX4-Prospec just like the MBX and MTX line?
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I saw the new chassis on Chris V car today at crystal park. The finish on the chassis and carbon fiber inserts looks good. With the chassis and jaco tires his car looked liked it was working very well.
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Here is a shot of the new chassis installed. The marks on the chassis are after a full day of running.
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I just want to say thanks to Chris V for spending time with me helping out with my set up on my car and everyone else who need his help on set up.
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chris looks good i am with you GUY
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i make a Filler-plate in lexan,i put it between the chassis and the front bulkhead...i'll try to tak pics,but i juste have a webcam,and quality is poor...

i can't wait for run.......perhaps thursady or friday if the weather is ok

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Looking for a good option to throw on your 960? Try this:

http://rc-mushroom.com/product_info....oducts_id=7276
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Small number of fins = speed (faster exhaust pulses)
Larger number of fins = torque (slower exhaust pulses)

I've used the 6 fin model and the car is more responsive. You definitely can get out of the corner faster. Or maybe I just spent $35 and I've convinced myself thats what's happening. Either way, I've been pleased with the 6 fin on a track with a combo of straights and a lot of tight turns.
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Originally Posted by going4#1
Looking for a good option to throw on your 960? Try this:

http://rc-mushroom.com/product_info....oducts_id=7276
http://rc-mushroom.com/product_info....oducts_id=7277
http://rc-mushroom.com/product_info....oducts_id=7278

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Small number of fins = speed (faster exhaust pulses)
Larger number of fins = torque (slower exhaust pulses)

I've used the 6 fin model and the car is more responsive. You definitely can get out of the corner faster. Or maybe I just spent $35 and I've convinced myself thats what's happening. Either way, I've been pleased with the 6 fin on a track with a combo of straights and a lot of tight turns.
Hi all,

I've tried the 7 fin manifold with a MAX 2018 pipe & it really does help the bottom end. The only problem is I can't set the car with the shortest wheel base. The left steering linkage is hitting the tuned pipe end. Any suggestion?
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Hi all,

I've tried the 7 fin manifold with a MAX 2018 pipe & it really does help the bottom end. The only problem is I can't set the car with the shortest wheel base. The left steering linkage is hitting the tuned pipe end. Any suggestion?
I use the 6 fin with a JP and you're right, there isn't a lot of space left.

Unlike 1/10th I've haven't seen a lot of variation in pipes for 1/8th on-road. For off-road, sure, but on-road. Not really. Anyone else?

I guess the questions is, are you willing to give a bit of handling for the added power? Does the shortened wheel base really help a lot? For short tracks I found removing the side stiffeners helps with handling. Could that help you?
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Originally Posted by Azman Azam
Hi all,

I've tried the 7 fin manifold with a MAX 2018 pipe & it really does help the bottom end. The only problem is I can't set the car with the shortest wheel base. The left steering linkage is hitting the tuned pipe end. Any suggestion?
I ran the short wheelbase at the national with a 2018 and a short conical. Maybe you can try a shorter header and play with gearing and the clutch to make the bottom end you are looking for.
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