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Old 27-07-2015
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Spares ordered,well i bought a 2nd kit so i have everything covered,that way i can make up a 2nd set of shocks to try different setups.

I will take my spare shell on sunday and hopefully steve from penguin will be there and i will get the wheels in motion for a forward cab version of the shell
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I bought 3 firebolts
1 for indoors 1 for outdoors and the other as a spare my indoor car is setup as per stock setting and works mint indoors ,the outdoor car has 40w oil all round
With long link at the rear and 2mm washers under inner front ball stud the rest of the car is stock
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Old 12-08-2015
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Finally got round to trying the firebolt on sunday,very pleased with the it's first run out seeing as i went with totally kit std even down to the oils,the track was super high grip so most of the day i ran my cobra which was quick as you would expect,for the final i swapped to the firebolt just to do a compare,the car is very easy drive and the biggest suprise was how much front end and steering the car has,far better than my previous mid motor car,rear end grip and drive was plenty and it didn't kill tyres like the forward motor,overall the forward motor was quicker over a lap but over the 5 minutes there wasn't alot to choose between them mainly down to the ease of drive of the vbc and probably over trying with the forward motor.

I have now changed to 40wt oil in the front but everything else is kit std,first full meeting this weekend on grass so looking forward to that,i will let you know how things go after the weekend,i should also have sorted and progress on a forward cab bodyshell
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Got my vbc firebolt rm conversion today will try and get it built for the weekend.
Couldn't wait !!!!
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Old 08-09-2015
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Having sanded the from arms, the front upper ball joints and the track rod ends, as well as machined the inside of the front wheels, I've finally got full movement without the wheels catching - but this is without the spacer under the balls stud on the steering arm.

Any recommendations as to front wheels that don't need quite this amount of work?

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Old 09-09-2015
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AKA wheels fit directly, but I found that the hex was too large and they would not run true. I dremelled down some Avid Satellite to have proper wheels when I used to run the Fbolt. Maybe the Serpent stuff would be an option?
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Schumacher and team c all fit straight on. Not sure why you are having these problems? Only time I did was when I mistakenly tried to fit a 4wd front wheel.
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Old 13-09-2015
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Thanks, just place dan order for some Team C and Schumacher 2WD fronts. Been using wheels suitable for Rb5?

Slowly getting it to sort of work on slippery floor. If anyont has any suggestions, then feel free

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Got my vbc firebolt rm conversion today will try and get it built for the weekend.
Couldn't wait !!!!
Keep us informed I might try the conversion
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Qualified 1st in the C final @ Worksop today And finished 1st in the C
Well happy with the car was running stock setup with front shocks in at
The top and carbon chassis otherwise stock setup which is a good place
Start.
I never got chance to run the rear motor car but should get it ready for next meeting at York.
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Qualified 1st in the C final @ Worksop today And finished 1st in the C
Well happy with the car was running stock setup with front shocks in at
The top and carbon chassis otherwise stock setup which is a good place
Start.
I never got chance to run the rear motor car but should get it ready for next meeting at York.
Well done... do you think the carbon chassis gives a bit more flex.. hence better grip ?
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Well done... do you think the carbon chassis gives a bit more flex.. hence better grip ?
Both cars had good grip but I found the car with the carbon chassis had less steering than the alloy chassis car.
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What weight oil is everyone using in there geared diffs?
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What surface are you running on.

Worksop I run 3K
Carpet 5 K ( change that... West bridgeford I ran 10K much better )

as a starter after that its how you feel with the car ?
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Thanks Steve
Club meet its just carpet but was my first time with the car at worksop Sunday gone ( you came over)
I was running 5k then as was unsure so will give that a go at the next rd👍
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Which yokomo gear diff is it that fit's
Z2 500 MGR OR B2 500 MGR
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I'm running a yz2 gear diff in mine and works fine
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Ran my vbc firebolt rm in practice tonight
And it was surprisingly good i think it's got
Potential to be quick but needs some weight
In the front and thicker oils in the shocks.
will see how she goes then.
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Looks like there's a new version coming out. The DM 2

From the one picture I can see is a new gearbox casing to mount what looks like and adjustable new alloy brace mounted onto a new battery strap. I bet the chassis has built in kickup just like the RM..

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Where's the picture of the new car Bondy ?
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