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Old 03-27-2014, 08:12 PM   #301
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Some simple Sickness showed up from my tire guy.. As per usual, Hittman nailed the bulls eye.. From 1869 miles away!!!! Give or take.. ;)
It was probably 1870 miles and you just had to change it to 1869.. You perverted sum b!tch

In all seriousness thou, they look very good on those wheels. I can't wait to hear how they do
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Old 03-27-2014, 08:22 PM   #302
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Some simple Sickness showed up from my tire guy.. As per usual, Hittman nailed the bulls eye.. From 1869 miles away!!!! Give or take.. ;)

Meshed with my limited edition run TurboTech 1.9's and Pitbull rock beast stock dual foams..

My next tire and wheel setup.

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And at barely any taller then a stock rover, they will be a perfect fit and don't have to worry about them rubbing on my links with the ridiculous steering!

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They won't be ready for Sunday.. But a Big comp in a couple weeks will be the testing ground's..
69... Give or take... Me, pervert...??? NOOOOOOO...... :eek:;):cool:
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Old 03-27-2014, 10:33 PM   #303
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Ehh it's ok
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Old 04-03-2014, 05:40 AM   #304
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Wheels are done put together.. All 4 are 3 piece. Rears will be flipped for width.

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Cut the hubs down for visual..

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A little shot of what they will look like mounted.

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I'm pretty stoked to get the rears mounted and the hubs done.. I got to get some packs on these bad boys!

Foams as of right now are 1.9 rock beast stock dual rate foams. The outers are trimmed about 1/4". It made a big difference of how the tires mounted up.
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Very Nice! Those tires are tall?
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Old 04-03-2014, 03:26 PM   #306
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Very Nice! Those tires are tall?
Only as nice as the custom wheels and tires could make em look. ;)

Nah, they aren't tall, not really anyways. The stock rovers on 1/2" wheels are 3.89" tall.. The mini doo's on 1/2" wheel are 3.92".. So, just a touch taller.. Then again, once I start running them an break the foams in, they should end up a little shorter then they are now.
We shall see Sunday!
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Old 04-03-2014, 07:07 PM   #307
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Those wheels are really nice.

I think I don't like you anymore.......lol!
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Thanks Kevin.
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Only as nice as the custom wheels and tires could make em look. ;)

Nah, they aren't tall, not really anyways. The stock rovers on 1/2" wheels are 3.89" tall.. The mini doo's on 1/2" wheel are 3.92".. So, just a touch taller.. Then again, once I start running them an break the foams in, they should end up a little shorter then they are now.
We shall see Sunday!
Ah, true, I wasn't considering that they don't have any weight on them. That's gonna be a pretty sick combo. Should work awesome at RR this weekend.
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A little trip to Alabama for ECC this weekend. (13+ hr travel). I was sitting pretty thru 2 courses and a perfect run thru gate 7 on the 3rd course.. Gate 8 was ruff and the new LW CF wheels and mini doo's couldn't even touch gate 9.. Makes for a bad feeling on placing well... As it turned out, it landed me in 3rd place none the less..
With the caliber of drivers at the comp and the weekend I had in the other 3 classes (5th place in all 3) I'm good with the lesson I got (don't change stuff around days before a major comp!) And just as pleased with my placement!

No pics or video of this one.. :(
There are some pics of it on the ECC thread tho..
Maybe Barry of CCC will be as kind to drop the pics here for everyone to see..
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Sounds like a successful outing


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A little trip to Alabama for ECC this weekend. (13+ hr travel)
You're crazy!
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Old 04-16-2014, 08:03 PM   #313
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Who me!?

Worth ever second of the trip! The guys I got to meet and the rock I got to crawl.. Made it All worth it and can't wait till next year!!! Or BG, or NENQ and Nat's, to get to hang out with the guys I met and meet more members of the forum
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Nice work driver...

Get with me some time soon and I'll get some spares your way if needed.
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Thanks Don! I actually do have a email for you..

The mini is awesome and still performing amazing.. It's not a super light weight rig tho.. Atleast not with my foams setup.

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Old 04-16-2014, 09:19 PM   #316
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NICE WHEELS!!!!! that looks super dope
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Old 05-01-2014, 10:10 PM   #317
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Ok, since I switched out the wheel/tire combo, I have been a little less then please with the rig.
Too light and the foam setup just want there.. It was one thing getting use to it from the get go, but getting use to it with 3 comps in 2 weeks and ECC bein one of them.. It's little winning streak pride was Hurt! Lol...
So since I Finally had the other rigs dialed in, I put some time into the little guy this week. Getting ready for the comp this weekend...

I started with the foams. I switched out the 1.9 Pitbull outers for 1.55 Growler outers.. WOW!!! It didn't feel like much of a change in my hands but made a Huge difference on the rocks!
From there I started digging around in my weights. I found 2 diff rings/half rings that mounted inside the knuckles, towards the chub's.

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Am I in love with the setup... Not really. Is it working... Yep!
So for now it stays. It's an additional 23-24g a side. The other pair I have that fits inside, doesn't hang down but needed a little work as to fit on correctly and to not limit my steering. Not that these ones don't limit the steering..

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Again, not in love with it but it works.. For now.

I changed everything one at a time and ran a couple packs.. After which I noticed each change was a positive one...

Next was the rear.. I looked at half a dozen diff setups, even BMRC rear scx weights an add on weights from Dlux and BMRC.
One wasn't enough, one was to much, one was etc etc etc..

So with a 17g BMRC rear weight add on, to the Dlux holders (it took a little "engineering") I came up with this..

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Same theory as above.. No love, but works. And works dam good!

I just came in from the last "tune" pack of the day. The action and reaction of the rig feels back on par with what it once was, before the wheel change. With the added bonus of the mini doo's, doin work, the way they do Work!

The rig is up to 2lbs 7oz now and fittin to stay. Atleast till after this weekend comp.

The last change was one I never thought about. I just took the horrible recovery for what it was.. Until, I had to get my horn away from the shock on my sporty. So I moved on with the same idea for the mini.

The servo mounts mount about .40" from the face of the mounts. So I drilled an tapped a second hole at .20". Thus bringing the servo back towards the chassis and getting the lead edge out of the way. (Which use to keep the front tires from just barely touching the ground). It was cause for a rollover, Every time!

So here's the diff a .20" makes.
This is where my tires use to float above the table when sitting on the servo.

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Now, not only do I have actual recoverability, but tire squish to go with it!

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So since everything is give an take, when you make a change. What gives!? The steering... It moved the drag link and the horn back as well. I could turn right but not left.
No worries, I saw that problem before I even started!
Then again, I saw that problem when I had a working dremel, to fix the "problem".. Ok, a Dewalt with a grinding stone works..

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You can see in the steering pic from the knuck weights, that ya move the servo back a ", ya got to loose a " somewhere else. So I got rid of it on the horn and Everything is just like it was, other then I can get a half decent rollover attempt in now.

Hoping to get video this weekend and better results. ;)
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Old 05-01-2014, 11:17 PM   #318
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Looking good! Holy hell I want that steering angle..........
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Good to see this rig at the top of the build list again.

Nice work.
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:42 PM   #320
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How bout it Kevin. (Is time to see ur thread back on the top!) It's nice to actually have changed something for the better on her.
I actually couldn't take the slop in the front axle anymore. After getting back to the right weight, I kept losing front bite from the slop.
After pulling the uni out, I knew the slop was in the steel lockers.. :/
Plan A.. Make a new set of uni's for the wallowed out lockers. (I mean how far can they stretch!)
Plan B.. Put new lockers in, for now..
So for this weekend, plan B went in affect..

I'm pretty sure, im feelin the mini is ready for this weekend..

Kevin, im pretty sure I ran ur rig the last time we comped at Palmerton. Hoping your goin to be there this weekend
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