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Old 12-19-2006, 03:30 PM   #21
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WOW!
i like it!
what motor is that....revolver?
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Old 12-19-2006, 03:40 PM   #22
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looks awesome i like that chassis a lot! but the only problem ive seen with torsion tlts is that some are so light they cant get traction very well.
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Old 12-19-2006, 03:45 PM   #23
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looks awesome i like that chassis a lot! but the only problem ive seen with torsion tlts is that some are so light they cant get traction very well.
I'm sure Dez will have a solution for that if it happens.
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Old 12-19-2006, 04:07 PM   #24
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looks awesome i like that chassis a lot! but the only problem ive seen with torsion tlts is that some are so light they cant get traction very well.
I've noticed that as well on some of the CMRCRC TLT rigs. I have already got that one whipped I think!

More on that later.
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Old 12-19-2006, 04:17 PM   #25
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some are so light they cant get traction very well.
On mine, when I was running new mashers its like the truck had too much traction, Wouldnt hold its line. I then switched to moabs and it seems to be working better. I remember sean saying something similar about his aswell.
I think all of the bmvii's were running moabs at the last comp
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Old 12-19-2006, 04:59 PM   #26
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dieselfuel some are so light they cant get traction very well.
Yeah, I had that problem with my torsion rig, I ended up adding quite a bit of weight to it. Weight placement is really critical too, probably even moreso then on a 4-link setup.

I can't wait to see what dez has planned for this thing...
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Old 12-19-2006, 05:12 PM   #27
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Hope my tire (secret for now) choice works out!

I might be trading off the new Masher. Thanks for the 411 Terrible.
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Old 12-19-2006, 05:13 PM   #28
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Looking good dez cant wait till its done.
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Old 12-19-2006, 05:35 PM   #29
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So Dez, how many pages of BS are we gonna have on this build?!
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Old 12-19-2006, 07:58 PM   #30
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ehh not enough traction. just add more cells. zip ties, weights, couple spares. whatever ya want. light pssh. i know were to find rocks. haah, lookin nice dezzy.

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Old 12-19-2006, 08:11 PM   #31
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WOW!
i like it!
what motor is that....revolver?

A new motor I just got in. I am working on pics tonight so it can be "released". Dez is local so he got a pounce on it!
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A new motor I just got in. I am working on pics tonight so it can be "released". Dez is local so he got a pounce on it!
Thanks for letting me get a jump on it Johnrob!

This thing is tiny and it's a feather weight at 2 oz's!

The re-turn of the Revolver!
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Old 12-19-2006, 09:31 PM   #33
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Hope my tire (secret for now) choice works out!

I might be trading off the new Masher. Thanks for the 411 Terrible.
I got dibs on the mashers!
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I got dibs on the mashers!
If the Ime.......................... I mean project tires work out, you got it!
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Old 12-19-2006, 09:34 PM   #35
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Putting any secret sauce on those secret tires?
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Putting any secret sauce on those secret tires?
Yup, my room sure does smell purty!

Smells like a RC10L!
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Old 12-20-2006, 12:46 AM   #37
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I built a knock off of that chassis(sorry BM) and used a larger piano wire on the torque side. It worked real good to control the twist. How do you plan on raising the GC? The COG is so good I would guess you could go up a fair amount

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I built a knock off of that chassis(sorry BM) and used a larger piano wire on the torque side. It worked real good to control the twist. How do you plan on raising the GC? The COG is so good I would guess you could go up a fair amount

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A few nylon spacers between the chassis and axles for a bit of additional center chassis clearance.
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Old 12-20-2006, 11:32 AM   #39
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I know you saw this on our forum, Dez, but here's what I did. Please pardon the hack of a chassis plate that I'm displaying .

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Old 12-20-2006, 11:38 AM   #40
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Greg, post a pic of the "wedge"!
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