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Old 03-05-2007, 06:13 PM   #541
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Thanks cmain for sharing the tip on this car...may I know one basic knowledge...the tire number higher mean harder or softer?
Higher the shore rating #, the harder the tire compound.
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40 is softer than 42. I would check around the track to see what others are using before buying though.
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Use a pair of small needle nose pliers with the tips small enough to go inside the holes on the clip. Expand them carefully while pulling the bottom of the clip with another small pair of pliers. It's a little tricky, but there really isn't an easy way of doing it. You may want to acquire a couple more spares of those c-clips for future use.
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I was thinking to do that last night...but really need a clamp or 3rd hand...maybe I just replace the whole one way axle with c-ring as my LHS selling them as a set...
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was wondering where you got the Pro conversion kit I also have a RTR and would like to convert it.
Hey c,
I don't know where you can get a conversion kit, you would have to replace a ton of stuff(chassis, fuel tank, upper deck, shock towers, etc..)
But, for $225.90, you can get the pro kit from RC Mart. That's about half the price of any pro kit you will find anywhere! I left a link for you below. Good Luck.
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http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/produc...ducts_id=15904
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Thanks Shocker and cmain...I'm quite forgetful maybe due to not enough sleep...always ask before I buy at the LHS...but now trying to purchase it online...

Oh yes one more thing, is it true the harder the tire will have more traction? more acceleration? but the rear tend to skid when turning? Any tip on that?
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Thanks Shocker and cmain...I'm quite forgetful maybe due to not enough sleep...always ask before I buy at the LHS...but now trying to purchase it online...

Oh yes one more thing, is it true the harder the tire will have more traction? more acceleration? but the rear tend to skid when turning? Any tip on that?
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Hi John,
When the temps outside are cooler, I tend on running lower shore #'s (35 or 37), when it's hotter, about 40 to 42. If you are fighting traction issues from the rear, try using a higher shore rating on the front than the rear (37 front/35 rear, for example).
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When the temps outside are cooler, I tend on running lower shore #'s (35 or 37), when it's hotter, about 40 to 42. If you are fighting traction issues from the rear, try using a higher shore rating on the front than the rear (37 front/35 rear, for example).
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Hi Shocker,

So I assume higher # will wear off faster right?
As I saw my rear tire(#40) r wearoff faster while front is (#37) but maybe due to frequent skid. Can I use 40 front while 35 rear?


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So I assume higher # will wear off faster right?
As I saw my rear tire(#40) r wearoff faster while front is (#37) but maybe due to frequent skid. Can I use 40 front while 35 rear?


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Hi John,
Actually, the softer tire(lower shore#) should wear faster than the harder tire. But, if you're not getting traction, the frequent skidding would cause the harder tire to wear prematurely. If you don't have matching shore #'s on all four wheels, always use higher shore rated tires on the front. Try using 40 shore front/38 shore rear, or 37 shore front/35 shore rear.
Any one of these suggestions should do the trick.
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Hi John,
Actually, the softer tire(lower shore#) should wear faster than the harder tire. But, if you're not getting traction, the frequent skidding would cause the harder tire to wear prematurely. If you don't have matching shore #'s on all four wheels, always use higher shore rated tires on the front. Try using 40 shore front/38 shore rear, or 37 shore front/35 shore rear.
Any one of these suggestions should do the trick.
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The uneven wear rates is not necessarily shore related it is influenced by how much traction you have on the rear end that would cause wheel spin.
Also overdrive will exagerate this wear.
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The uneven wear rates is not necessarily shore related it is influenced by how much traction you have on the rear end that would cause wheel spin.
Also overdrive will exagerate this wear.
So may I know is there a better solution to solve the traction and overdrive problem?
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by the way any solution to make the hole bigger in the brake disk? As the hole is too small for me to slot in...


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for the overdrive you might wanna check the front pulley where the long side belt is connected. they give you the option of using 23 or 24. 23 will make the car more like a front wheel drive whereas the 24 will make the car more 4wd if im not mistaken.
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by the way any solution to make the hole in the hot option - brake disk? As the hole is a little to small for me to fix in...

sorry, could you clarify your problem with the brakes again? In any case I was able to install the milled brakes without any problems
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sorry, could you clarify your problem with the brakes again? In any case I was able to install the milled brakes without any problems
maybe it just my luck as the hole from one of the brake disk too small to slot in to brake disk hub.


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