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08-02-2012, 09:12 PM
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Posted By GizmoJunkie

Mine has always ran like a beast, just sounded...

Mine has always ran like a beast, just sounded odd like that off throttle.

Either way I can add that to my book of knowledge of what to look for if i come across it again. Might be able to help...
08-02-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By GizmoJunkie

The droop on your 1/10 AE is mainly going to be...

The droop on your 1/10 AE is mainly going to be controlled by the spacers you have inside the shocks (under the piston). If you need a little more droop in a pinch, or without taking the shock apart,...
08-02-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 817
Posted By GizmoJunkie

/\ +1 Great info

/\ +1 Great info
08-02-2012, 08:17 PM
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Views: 817
Posted By GizmoJunkie

Some water! :lol: 1/10 might have an issue...

Some water! :lol:

1/10 might have an issue on a few of the jumps. Nobody likes to come off a jump and slam into the face of another. I know a lot has to do with driving technique, but racers also...
08-02-2012, 07:49 PM
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Posted By GizmoJunkie

Might want to be more specific as to what kind of...

Might want to be more specific as to what kind of foams they actually are.

General rule is that if the track is smooth, go with firm foams. If it is rough, bumpy, or rutted, go with softer foams....
08-02-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,209
Posted By GizmoJunkie

Thank you sir! I believe this is the explanation...

Thank you sir! I believe this is the explanation i was looking for. I do recall having a slightly large air gap at the time. It makes sense now. It sounds like i had it slightly lean up top with a...
08-02-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By GizmoJunkie

Yep you should be fine. Ive charged plenty myself...

Yep you should be fine. Ive charged plenty myself without balancing. Its is needed on occasion to keep things in check. Im the same way though that if i can balance charge, then i balance charge. If...
08-02-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 958
Posted By GizmoJunkie

Throttle linkage and your idle (air gap) screw is...

Throttle linkage and your idle (air gap) screw is usually the most common culprit. If you havent adjusted your idle screw to keep the carb open, it will simply shut off all air to the engine, causing...
08-02-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By GizmoJunkie

What sort of glue? What kind of surface? Does it...

What sort of glue? What kind of surface? Does it have a cure time on its description?

It may take more or less time depending on the moisture content of the ground, and humidity level of the air....
08-02-2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By GizmoJunkie

But but but... I already said that lol! You...

But but but... I already said that lol!

You will want it to conduct heat, not electricity.

You will probly want the arctic silver alumina (its ceramic), reading reviews it sounds pretty strong...
08-02-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By GizmoJunkie

I havent had mine come off, but i would think you...

I havent had mine come off, but i would think you can find something at a computer/electronics store. For heatsinks they make a thermal adhesive, and also thermal tape.

Some examples:
...
07-31-2012, 11:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,629
Posted By GizmoJunkie

Cant tell, I would hit "ask the seller a...

Cant tell, I would hit "ask the seller a question" to find out.
07-31-2012, 11:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,784
Posted By GizmoJunkie

Not to sound mean, but dont confuse anyone here....

Not to sound mean, but dont confuse anyone here. FDR and transmission ratio are two different things.
(Dont worry, I know what you meant let me try to translate :lol:)

Example is an FDR of 10,...
07-30-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,209
Posted By GizmoJunkie

See now some of the other things that i have read...

See now some of the other things that i have read was that pre-detonation is usually right around the max rpm that you can make. Perhaps that is the pop you are hearing? I do believe a change to...
07-30-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,711
Posted By GizmoJunkie

As an ex-smoker i could totally see myself having...

As an ex-smoker i could totally see myself having done this if it came down to it!



Doh! Gotta be subtle with it... LOL
07-30-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,209
Posted By GizmoJunkie

See i was trying to look up to see if it was what...

See i was trying to look up to see if it was what they call "pinging" or pre-detonation. Looked for a video and couldnt find one :confused:

I havent had the issue since last year, usually it does...
07-30-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,711
Posted By GizmoJunkie

Tailpipe method? :lol: I bet somebody has...

Tailpipe method? :lol:

I bet somebody has done this though, a lot! :batman:

Not sure if i would have thought of that over getting a heat gun! lol. Interesting though, 12v hairdryer? surely...
07-30-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 17,399
Posted By GizmoJunkie

Another set of charts here; ...

Another set of charts here;
http://www.raceaka.com/Tire-Application-Charts_ep_45-1.html

Every so often you will find a track surface, even if its your regular track (on occasion), that is just...
07-29-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,427
Posted By GizmoJunkie

Well then it would kinda depend on the size track...

Well then it would kinda depend on the size track you would run on. If you are just getting into racing there are plenty of good choices that can be had for around $200.

If you are on a fairly...
07-29-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By GizmoJunkie

+1 Better to do everything the right way the...

+1 Better to do everything the right way the first time around.

If you can solder it shouldnt be that big of a deal. Just make sure your polarity is right, and nothing has a chance to short...
07-29-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By GizmoJunkie

It might depend on your settings. Are you...

It might depend on your settings.

Are you running boosted/turbo now in 13.5?

Not sure how well a 9.5 likes boost, of if you will even need it. I had an 8.5 in mine. Maybe 5-10 degrees of boost...
07-29-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,545
Posted By GizmoJunkie

I was just going to suggest solder joints! It...

I was just going to suggest solder joints! It hasnt happened to me often, but when it does, it seems to do so when i really need it to hold together.

Be sure to loctite any questionable metal to...
07-29-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,427
Posted By GizmoJunkie

Is it for racing or just fun running and bashing?...

Is it for racing or just fun running and bashing?

Kinda confused, you are using a bump box now? or plan on getting one?

Either way i dont think you are going to need a super engine to do what...
07-29-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,545
Posted By GizmoJunkie

Im with zero on the nitro aspect, very valid...

Im with zero on the nitro aspect, very valid points there.

Im thinking that this is something the OPs race coordinators have already planned and my have to drive electric. If you can run either...
07-29-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,209
Posted By GizmoJunkie

I am by no means a nitro expert, but i think ive...

I am by no means a nitro expert, but i think ive had a swell learning curve, and am fairly mechanically inclined. But say it makes that "skipping" noise but the engine temps at 210-220. Would you say...
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