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Old 04-13-2006, 08:19 PM   #1
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Default How to put my T4 on a diet?

My RTR T4 was 67oz, which is 7oz over weight... Does anyone have any ideas how I can cut some wieght off this T4, the only up grade I have on this thing is the shocks. Motor is PK2Pro, ESC is LRP 7.1, and JR reciever, running IB 3600 6 cells.
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Old 04-14-2006, 12:38 AM   #2
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Carbon parts,
They will break more and give less traction, but are ligher.
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yea the carbon/graphite hopups are about all you can get to lighten it, and the aluminum motor mount, the carbon parts are alot more ridgin and will break easier and be harder to set up but when you get the setup right its a whole lot better
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Old 04-14-2006, 07:34 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info...
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and dont the give the t4 burgers or coke only messin
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Old 04-14-2006, 01:36 PM   #6
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That good, I'm still on the floor with that one....

Since my focus is for on-road, my normal day at the track is, I toss it on the track and that is it... unless it is maintaince, the T4 does not get any time of the day, I feed it some batteries, and give the motor a good cleaning before the main (because I have been know to use these motors for on-road), and that is it, it either runs or does not. Normally it runs quite well... But I really hate to give 7 oz away, but a little extra weight does not hurt and get the truck back down to the track then I give some power ;-)....

Thanks again...

Next week, I'm going to feed it some Lipo juice... that will give me 4 oz back...
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Old 04-14-2006, 01:40 PM   #7
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Forget the diet...
add a 1 & 1/2 oz`s of lead in the back ....


The weight is giving you more traction & hooking your T-4 up ....
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Old 04-14-2006, 02:24 PM   #8
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Steer clear of the graphite chassis. It is way too rigid and can cause your batteries to short. I actually run a 1 oz. weight in the back of my T4 which really helps over ackward jumps and improves traction.
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So what kinda of weight are you running in your T4...

Mine is getting a little fat on eat up the Losi trucks...
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Also what pitch and spur are you running? Maybe I need to put in a bigger spur so I can run a bigger pinion which would move the motor back a little bit...
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The only pitch gear you should run would be 48 pitch. 64 is for touring, and 32 is for nitro applications (And Tamiya newbie proof cars).

Just be careful that with the different gearing you still have room to move the motor back.

So why are you 7 oz. overweight?

Ever think about such things like milling out some aluminum? Get rid of steel turnbuckles and replace them with other turnbuckles. Also, try finding an aluminum screw kit with everything you need to convert the truck. The weight will be trivial at best, but it is something.
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Yes, I'm 7oz over weight, but it is run very well. So I will just leave it as is. Everything on this T4 is RTR, but the shocks... and I'm laying down some great lap times. I will leave it as....
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if its got alloy shocks get plastic's,grind away material in unwanted areas,diff ESC maybe,differentwheels, cut parts out of the chassis that arnt in a needed area .. etc....lol i dont realy know anyting about this thing i dont even know if its a car or not LOL !
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The T4 is a Elec Truck... By AE....

What I should do is stop feeding Losi to it, this seems to be a diet loaded with fat..

But really the Losi trucks are good also... I was just having a little fun... Hope no one gets upset about my comment...
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