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08-25-2019, 11:46 AM
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Posted By slotracer577

The trick is a good iron. For low cost, hobbico...

The trick is a good iron. For low cost, hobbico makes an 60w iron for less than $10. My favorite is an 90w LRP that runs $200+, super fast heatup, temp control, and quick change tips. It’s a rebrand...
07-27-2019, 08:32 AM
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Posted By slotracer577

Motors have become much faster over the last 5...

Motors have become much faster over the last 5 years. Today’s motors (21.5, 17.5, 13.5) are probably one full wind faster than what they were, this alone means that classes need to go to slower...
07-08-2019, 07:25 PM
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Posted By slotracer577

you can still buy L4 style front ends. Or use R5...

you can still buy L4 style front ends. Or use R5 style with new bulkheads made to fit the L4 bolt pattern. Both should be available on muddslide motorsports site.
04-17-2019, 07:23 PM
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Posted By slotracer577

No 2s. That would mean new motors, esc and...

No 2s. That would mean new motors, esc and batteries, also might need to redesign the car as well. Would be the end of gtr for me.
04-05-2019, 09:00 PM
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Posted By slotracer577

The swift body is narrower and was aimed at...

The swift body is narrower and was aimed at carpet racing. The Vulcan body is about 10mm wider.
04-01-2019, 07:43 PM
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Posted By slotracer577

For weekly races and lower grip, 53mm is ok, big...

For weekly races and lower grip, 53mm is ok, big races start at 52mm.
03-11-2019, 08:08 PM
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Posted By slotracer577

What rear width are people runnning in the narrow...

What rear width are people runnning in the narrow setup?
03-04-2019, 07:19 PM
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Posted By slotracer577

gluing the side walls is to prevent traction...

gluing the side walls is to prevent traction rolling on 1/12 scale cars. . With the new black carpet grip is amazing and the cars roll if the sidewall gets any bite. Much more of an issue with 1/12...
02-14-2019, 05:40 PM
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Posted By slotracer577

I didn’t use nerf wings as the links get in the...

I didn’t use nerf wings as the links get in the away. They were much easier to install on T plate cars.

I do cad design by the hour, pm me for details if you need help with a design.
02-05-2019, 05:03 PM
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Posted By slotracer577

i cant comment on handling, but from a design...

i cant comment on handling, but from a design point of view the Swift was designed around the speed merchant car for use on carpet. Itís on the narrow side and is for a 10ish inch wheel base.
The...
01-20-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By slotracer577

Itís a lto, so it needs good traction to...

Itís a lto, so it needs good traction to accelerate in a straight line. If traction is poor it wonít go straight due to the huge % of left side weight. Also if you lift in the center the right rear...
01-14-2019, 03:35 PM
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Posted By slotracer577

The question was really for oval. I have a...

The question was really for oval. I have a couple good setups under my 1/12 road cars, but want to see what tire might work on the rf of the oval car. I have a jayco purple or bsr team purple on it...
01-14-2019, 08:33 AM
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Posted By slotracer577

i know they are different, but the green seems to...

i know they are different, but the green seems to work where I used to run a pink or xpink. The blue seems to be usable where we used to use a 3 pink or double pink. To me that suggests the double...
01-14-2019, 07:18 AM
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Posted By slotracer577

What does double blue compare to on the older BSR...

What does double blue compare to on the older BSR rubber? Team purple, magenta, double pink, purple?
12-26-2018, 08:27 AM
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Posted By slotracer577

Crc updated the plastic ball ends for the encore...

Crc updated the plastic ball ends for the encore shocks. The new parts take a lot more force to remove from the ball. You can buy the new plastic and update existing shocks.
11-26-2018, 06:42 AM
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Posted By slotracer577

1/12 scale is more like pro10. I also run gtr,...

1/12 scale is more like pro10. I also run gtr, but it's not nearly as precise as 1/12 or pro 10. The rubber tires just don't carve a corner like foam. They also don't handle better with speed to...
11-23-2018, 09:00 PM
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Posted By slotracer577

aluminum is a tuning option, but it's not...

aluminum is a tuning option, but it's not stiffer. The modulus for aluminum is lower than carbon, thus less stiff. Aluminum is heavier which lowers the cg which can be good for high grip.
11-14-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,112
Posted By slotracer577

I am not a smooth or clean driver and in 17.5 or...

I am not a smooth or clean driver and in 17.5 or 21.5 the Crc cars have been plenty durable. Personally I like the ck25 over the xti. Gets rid of the horseshoe shaped front mount. The only real...
11-12-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,112
Posted By slotracer577

Ck25 is a top level car. They do need gone...

Ck25 is a top level car. They do need gone through pretty regularly. crc parts are some of the most reasonable in the business. Just get a few spare front end parts like King pins, front arms, and...
11-09-2018, 11:45 AM
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Posted By slotracer577

Pretty sure the servo signal is standardized...

Pretty sure the servo signal is standardized except for a few of the newer high end radios (px7, etc.). I think it is an analog signal as well, so the old radio should work fine except for some of...
11-05-2018, 12:32 PM
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Posted By slotracer577

the associated vcs Shock is now obsolete and not...

the associated vcs Shock is now obsolete and not supported by associated. The encore and silva shocks are available and are the sameish size as the vcs. The encore is shorter by about .200" than a...
11-04-2018, 07:26 PM
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Posted By slotracer577

I think at the steel city challenge, the fast...

I think at the steel city challenge, the fast guys were 8000's. Either a full sized 2s or saddle 1cell in series.
10-31-2018, 07:44 AM
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Posted By slotracer577

I think part of the issue in the US is carpet vs...

I think part of the issue in the US is carpet vs outside. The outdoor cars are wider and run a lot faster setup, boosted 10.5 2s vs carpet which is 17.5 blinky 2s. I know I ran into an issue when I...
10-10-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2,078
Views: 418,346
Posted By slotracer577

I would guess it's more to prevent scraping of...

I would guess it's more to prevent scraping of bodies. You can scrape 20-30g from a body of you spend enough time.
09-22-2018, 12:55 PM
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Posted By slotracer577

the pro 10 class at the birds was 17.5 blinky 2s....

the pro 10 class at the birds was 17.5 blinky 2s. They were as fast as 1/12 mod. Plenty fast for carpet.
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