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Old 04-06-2010, 01:34 AM   #1
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Will be replacing my beadlock rings with something heavier soon, wondering what everyone is doing for foams. Is anyone trying out star cutting theirs, or is this rig light enough to be run without them altogether? I'm going to be running a DP torsion chassis, so the rig should be fairly light overall. Thanks!
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:20 PM   #2
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i star cut my foams and ran it..i personally saw no difference. i then took the foams out again and cut the tips of the stars off. (basically cutting the diameter in half) ran it again. it was a little better.. then i removed them and was happy. i believe that most (with the comp. rigs) are using small BB's and no foams. please don't quote me on that. me, i have no foams and about 16" of solder around each front rim and 12" around the rears.
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Old 04-06-2010, 06:47 PM   #3
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No foam + 1/4 inch diameter lead strip around the inside of the wheel + Lead shot + Bead Ring Weights

Fronts 45-50G Rears 30-37G
Stock is 11G
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Old 04-06-2010, 07:04 PM   #4
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i use bbs and wheels wights
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:26 PM   #5
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No foam + 1/4 inch diameter lead strip around the inside of the wheel + Lead shot + Bead Ring Weights

Fronts 45-50G Rears 30-37G
Stock is 11G
Is that 45-50g per front wheel, or the weight of both fronts together?
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Old 04-07-2010, 09:43 PM   #6
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EACH!
It sounds heavy, and it is....but have you seen my truck crawl?
I let it speak for its self

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lha6i5N88ME
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Old 04-07-2010, 11:08 PM   #7
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EACH!
It sounds heavy, and it is....but have you seen my truck crawl?
I let it speak for its self

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lha6i5N88ME

You really get your jollies off of that 2" ledge don't you?
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Old 04-07-2010, 11:51 PM   #8
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Any problems with breaking drivetrain parts with that much weight?
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Old 04-12-2010, 03:31 PM   #9
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No foam + 1/4 inch diameter lead strip around the inside of the wheel + Lead shot + Bead Ring Weights

Fronts 45-50G Rears 30-37G
Stock is 11G
How many BBs does that translate to? I've got 30 in each front and 16 in each rear. Should I use more?
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Old 04-12-2010, 04:01 PM   #10
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Any problems with breaking drivetrain parts with that much weight?
I run my truck heavy too, i think the last time it was weighed it was around 330 total.
No broken parts, very happy motor, its only ran for a max of 5 mins at a time though, just long enough for a gated course.

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How many BBs does that translate to? I've got 30 in each front and 16 in each rear. Should I use more?
I run 90 in my fronts and 75 in my rears.
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Old 04-12-2010, 06:06 PM   #11
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I run 90 in my fronts and 75 in my rears.
Wow...that's a lot. Everything electronic is stock?
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Wow...that's a lot. Everything electronic is stock?
2s lipo. other then that, yes.
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Old 04-12-2010, 09:53 PM   #13
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2s lipo. other then that, yes.
What kind of run-time are you getting from that?
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What kind of run-time are you getting from that?
i run a 100Mah in my comp rig, i timed it at 7:35 which is perfect cause they only need to last for a 5 minute gated course.
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Old 04-12-2010, 10:09 PM   #15
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How many BBs does that translate to? I've got 30 in each front and 16 in each rear. Should I use more?
I'm not using BB's, I use lead shot
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Old 04-13-2010, 12:58 AM   #16
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I'm not using BB's, I use lead shot
I realize that. Was wondering how that converts to BBs.
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