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11-09-2012, 05:49 AM
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Posted By ShortCourseOnly

There has been very little action on this thread....

There has been very little action on this thread. I have my 121VR running very well now and am looking for your advice on pipes. I am using the Reedy 2035 pipe right now and I was wondering if...
11-09-2012, 05:07 AM
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Posted By ShortCourseOnly

I regards to jumping onto the changes that the...

I regards to jumping onto the changes that the Ryans are doing I can agree that waiting until they have a set-up that works is a good suggestion. Many people are picking up one change while ignoring...
11-09-2012, 04:45 AM
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Posted By ShortCourseOnly

I may have to try out the new gears. I have...

I may have to try out the new gears. I have dialed my car if pretty good so far and have started to work on improving fuel economy. I am using the 121VR engine and have the 7.0mm venturi in it...
11-08-2012, 09:25 AM
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Posted By ShortCourseOnly

Good example Nick. Only adding washers for...

Good example Nick. Only adding washers for camber gain makes it easy.

I have checked the lengths and fundamentally the stock kit toe links are the right length if you use the upper rod end that...
11-08-2012, 06:16 AM
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Posted By ShortCourseOnly

The only issue with the camber link versus the...

The only issue with the camber link versus the upper arm is the stresses out on the lower arm mounts. It is true that you loose a little tuning options and the caster is not as fixed with the camber...
11-07-2012, 04:09 AM
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Posted By ShortCourseOnly

I think Maifield did this as well. My upper...

I think Maifield did this as well. My upper front arms are bent now and I was considering the same modification. I had done this to another chassis with some success but it does put more stress on...
11-05-2012, 06:26 PM
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Posted By ShortCourseOnly

I have to thank you again Brandon. I have been...

I have to thank you again Brandon. I have been tearing down and cleaning my kit for the last Championship race this weekend and I have found a lot of issues. My rear hinge pins were literally...
11-05-2012, 06:20 AM
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Posted By ShortCourseOnly

I am in Brazil and found some Simple Green. That...

I am in Brazil and found some Simple Green. That seems to work OK for me. I am re-assembling the chassis now and forgot the paper gasket. Now I will take it out and find some thick grease like...
11-04-2012, 03:59 AM
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Posted By ShortCourseOnly

The old kit? Normally droop is controlled by...

The old kit?

Normally droop is controlled by the droop screws or shock limiters. Do you have the droop screws in the arms? You should be able to back them out which allos the arms to droop more....
11-03-2012, 04:38 PM
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Posted By ShortCourseOnly

I finally had a long day for practice. I went to...

I finally had a long day for practice. I went to a "The Dirt" developed track to prepare for the next and last Championship event of the year. I specifically was checking out the new vertical...
10-30-2012, 02:03 PM
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Posted By ShortCourseOnly

With the shock at full extension (about 128mm)...

With the shock at full extension (about 128mm) the spring is still under compression a bit. Normally I experience the spring is loose or not under compression. Not to say this is an issue just an...
10-30-2012, 11:49 AM
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Posted By ShortCourseOnly

I recently moved to Brazil from Michigan. I only...

I recently moved to Brazil from Michigan. I only raced electric in Michigan and always thought nitro was a little too much but still cool. In Brazil, where I live anyway, Nitro is the only racing...
10-30-2012, 11:19 AM
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Posted By ShortCourseOnly

Thanks for these videos Brandon. I watched all 5...

Thanks for these videos Brandon. I watched all 5 of them and thought they were very well done. I need to check my steering settings as you suggested.

1) Set the servo horn perpendicular with...
10-30-2012, 11:15 AM
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Posted By ShortCourseOnly

Sean, I do like the performance with the...

Sean,

I do like the performance with the green springs. To get the ride height the springs have a slight pre-load at full extension which I am not used to. I may try silver springs at my next...
10-30-2012, 03:37 AM
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Posted By ShortCourseOnly

I have the same issue. I noticed Maifield uses a...

I have the same issue. I noticed Maifield uses a longer horn and even had to cut a slot in the battery cover. I plan to get a new longer aluminum servo horn soon myself.
10-29-2012, 06:15 AM
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Posted By ShortCourseOnly

OK all. I have decided to go ahead with the...

OK all. I have decided to go ahead with the modification to my Jammin that I started months ago. I tested the assemble of the SC10 4x4 suspension on the Jammin chassis. It initially looked...
10-28-2012, 03:09 PM
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Posted By ShortCourseOnly

I also took the plung to 8th scale recently. I...

I also took the plung to 8th scale recently. I never considered an RTR since I had the radio and servos already and knew that I would want something else. Also the RTR comes with an 0.28 engine...
10-28-2012, 08:29 AM
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Posted By ShortCourseOnly

I recently purchased a RC8.2 kit and after...

I recently purchased a RC8.2 kit and after reading this thread I chose the following upgrades right from the start as I built it:

1) FT Rear hubs --> to use the thrid inside most hole
2) High...
10-23-2012, 05:35 PM
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Posted By ShortCourseOnly

So I finally started to tear down my car after...

So I finally started to tear down my car after the race last Sunday. I don't have a diff problem like I had thought. The clutch bell was rubbing on pins that hold the shoes. I had added a shim to...
10-22-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 20,252
Posted By ShortCourseOnly

I'm sorry but the RC8.2e FT kit doesn't come with...

I'm sorry but the RC8.2e FT kit doesn't come with aluminum chassis braces. It comes with the same ones that the RTR has.

The battery box will accept 2 2S Lipos installed on their side. this...
10-22-2012, 11:21 AM
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Views: 20,252
Posted By ShortCourseOnly

I would agree that the shock bodies would help...

I would agree that the shock bodies would help some with tuning the ride height just right. I prefer them over the clips.

I am starting to really consider this kit since we now will have an...
10-22-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 20,252
Posted By ShortCourseOnly

Got it thanks!

Got it thanks!
10-22-2012, 10:23 AM
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Views: 20,252
Posted By ShortCourseOnly

OK so what I see as different from the Factory...

OK so what I see as different from the Factory team is:

1) Shock Bodies: not threaded or hard anodized
2) Shock Shafts: not TiN
3) Shock Towers: not milled aluminum
4) Front Top Plate: not...
10-22-2012, 09:07 AM
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Posted By ShortCourseOnly

Has anyone had center diff issues? After my...

Has anyone had center diff issues? After my Semis yesterday I noticed that my center diff seemed shot. I hope to tear it down tonight to see what happened. I did notice a major change in the 4WD...
10-21-2012, 02:47 PM
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Posted By ShortCourseOnly

I ran my Rc8.2 today with Green rear springs...

I ran my Rc8.2 today with Green rear springs (30wt oil) and Blue fronts (40wt oil) with stock rear hinge pin settings, FT rear hubs using 3rd hole and the "1" hole on the tower. It handled great!! ...
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