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Old 04-03-2007
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I posted this on one of the other Tamiya threads, but it seems more appropriate here.

Has anyone tried Losi springs on the 501?

My kit rear springs rub slightly on the shock bodies, and as AE springs are basically the same i assume they would too. I'd prefer to use a slightly larger diameter spring like the Losi ones but I don't know how well they'd fit on the bottom spring retainer or the adjusting collars.

Can anyone test this?
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my 501x kit rear springs rub on the df03 hopup bodies they are on at the moment. and my AE ones don't rub on the 501X shocks. I will see if I can test the losi springs out for you.
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did anyone go to Batley today? the reason i ask is that I believe that a 501x TQ'd.
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yeah whoever was driving that 501X was on fire. I think it was their first time driving the car too, not bad. Quickest in the final too - shame the guy rolled it and only got 2nd. Awesome.
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I heard that it was you Jim?
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haha no it wasn't me mate. I was in the bottom 2WD final struggling! haha
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It looked like your colours?
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It might have been that newspaper reporter girlie? I saw her driving around with jimmys colours.
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Hi Jimmy,
I noticed on rctech forums the comments you made about the inner wishbone wheelbase mod.
Was there any other setup changes to the car today?

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No, no other changes yet. The secret unnamed driver did notice the lack of - I guess you'd call it pack or pressure?? in the shocks - basically landing from the big jump on the flat, the car would bounce.

This is because I used the bleed screws and took ALL the air out - meaning there was no pressure at all on full compression (the shaft would barely push its self out) so instead of the shaft slowing down at the end of the travel it would hit hard at the bottom of the body and the car would bounce.
A little bit of pressure would have slowed it down enough to stop this I think and I noticed the car got unsettled from that big jump a couple of times where richard lowes car didn't.

So - we'll fix that for next time. Other than that, it was pretty awesome.
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I think that this driver who ever they are, did very well as it was the first time out and they sort of gave Richard lowe a run inside where Rich is very fast.
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So what you are saying is the driver was good, but not the car?
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Cheers Chris but I ment we a little track time I think that car would do better than it did. I have not raced 4wd for a while now so I was really happy with it. Its a shame there will be not UK TEAM.
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Any one got ideas on a basic set up for Tiverton? Haven't raced there in years, especially not a TAMIYA!!!! lol
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Stick the kit setup on it maybe - there aren't many tracks like tiverton in the world (horse poo tracks) but the kit dirt setup should be a start. For me I'd probably use the same setup I used indoors and maybe go to the kit (slightly softer) springs, probably would work well.
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Cheers, my missus has got horses, so maybe i can make a practice track!! ha ha
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Jimmy,
Are you goint to update your setup sheets to include the new anti roll bars and caster block parts as discussed at kiddy?
Also....Did your mystery driver make any alterations to the setup when he kicked ass at Bury last weekend?
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Yeah I am going to change the setup sheet to include the three antiroll bars - and the new hubs. Might do it tonight if I get time

Mystery driver changed to shortest possible wheelbase and went to next hole from inside on the shock towers (to reduce roll) - I heard it was awesome around there
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