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Author:  RC4life [ Thu Sep 30, 2010 20:00:10 ]
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Rocco Margiotta wrote:
RC4life wrote:
Thank you pickle, but I cannot seem to order from RCAmerica, which is why I asked. RCAmericas site will not process for a few days now. Will give heltos a try, again thank you.



You have to call to order...I know weird, 2010, and you need a phone call. Or email me: RoccoM [at] rcamerica.com

As far as other retailers than A-Main:
stormerhobbies.com (west coast)
ashfordhobby.com (east coast)
ampdraw.com (west coast)
Sorry if I'm forgetting some.

Or if you have a local dealer have the give us a call.


Thank you Rocco, will look into these dealers.

Author:  pickle311 [ Mon Oct 04, 2010 19:31:03 ]
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Jason,

Thanks for all the help this weekend. I couldn't have finished as well as I did without you telling me how to setup my suspension. Congrats on your win in Truggy.

And Rocco, I'm waiting on my team shirt. :lol:

Author:  Jason Branham [ Mon Oct 04, 2010 20:01:56 ]
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pickle311 wrote:
Jason,

Thanks for all the help this weekend. I couldn't have finished as well as I did without you telling me how to setup my suspension. Congrats on your win in Truggy.

And Rocco, I'm waiting on my team shirt. :lol:



No problem Shane. Good job to you as weel and thanks for all your help this weekend too.

Author:  Rocco Margiotta [ Tue Oct 05, 2010 17:42:16 ]
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pickle311 wrote:
Jason,

Thanks for all the help this weekend. I couldn't have finished as well as I did without you telling me how to setup my suspension. Congrats on your win in Truggy.

And Rocco, I'm waiting on my team shirt. :lol:


Not to sound like a jerk, but I don't even know your name.

Author:  pickle311 [ Tue Oct 05, 2010 17:56:14 ]
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Rocco Margiotta wrote:
pickle311 wrote:
Jason,

Thanks for all the help this weekend. I couldn't have finished as well as I did without you telling me how to setup my suspension. Congrats on your win in Truggy.

And Rocco, I'm waiting on my team shirt. :lol:


Not to sound like a jerk, but I don't even know your name.


I know that man, I didn't know who you were until this weekend when I was talking to someone and they said something to you. :lol: I was just screwing with you anyway, I'm nowhere near fast enough to be a team driver.

Author:  Jammin57 [ Tue Oct 05, 2010 21:49:51 ]
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Jason, what shock fluids and pistons are you running on you're xt8 with the pink springs??

Author:  Jason Branham [ Tue Oct 05, 2010 21:55:55 ]
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Jammin57 wrote:
Jason, what shock fluids and pistons are you running on you're xt8 with the pink springs??



I run the 1.1x10 hole pistons with 750 front and 700 rear.

Author:  Jammin57 [ Wed Oct 06, 2010 00:12:48 ]
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Jason Branham wrote:
Jammin57 wrote:
Jason, what shock fluids and pistons are you running on you're xt8 with the pink springs??



I run the 1.1x10 hole pistons with 750 front and 700 rear.

Thanks for the quick response

Author:  mchuang [ Thu Oct 07, 2010 07:37:16 ]
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Jason,

I saw your latest setup for Mikes, for what I think was the HARC race. I have a few questions. In the rear when you move to the bottom outward hole what does that accomplish vs the same hole on top on the shock tower? Also what are the stock sway bar sizes that come with the car? I think this setup better suits my driving style as I tried 3 in the front, couldn't wheel it too well. I always look at peoples cars at the track and I was looking at Smiley's and Jeremy's car and their wheels are really cambered, but when you ask they say like negative 3 or something, When i do negative 3 on a camber gauge, my wheels do not look even close to that and if I try to make my wheels look that cambered i start to lose traction, can you provide any insight on why that is? One last question sorry for picking your brain, trying to get good at this stuff, but what makes a car nose dive on jumps and what can be done to correct?

Author:  Rocco Margiotta [ Thu Oct 07, 2010 17:30:32 ]
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pickle311 wrote:
Rocco Margiotta wrote:
pickle311 wrote:
Jason,

Thanks for all the help this weekend. I couldn't have finished as well as I did without you telling me how to setup my suspension. Congrats on your win in Truggy.

And Rocco, I'm waiting on my team shirt. :lol:


Not to sound like a jerk, but I don't even know your name.


I know that man, I didn't know who you were until this weekend when I was talking to someone and they said something to you. :lol: I was just screwing with you anyway, I'm nowhere near fast enough to be a team driver.


Oh I gotcha, haha. Well say something to me, I'm a pretty friendly guy, unless you're bickering with your wife across the table from me haha!

mchuang wrote:
Jason,

I saw your latest setup for Mikes, for what I think was the HARC race. I have a few questions. In the rear when you move to the bottom outward hole what does that accomplish vs the same hole on top on the shock tower? Also what are the stock sway bar sizes that come with the car? I think this setup better suits my driving style as I tried 3 in the front, couldn't wheel it too well. I always look at peoples cars at the track and I was looking at Smiley's and Jeremy's car and their wheels are really cambered, but when you ask they say like negative 3 or something, When i do negative 3 on a camber gauge, my wheels do not look even close to that and if I try to make my wheels look that cambered i start to lose traction, can you provide any insight on why that is? One last question sorry for picking your brain, trying to get good at this stuff, but what makes a car nose dive on jumps and what can be done to correct?


You should always start your camber setting where your tires wear in the center. This will change from track to track and layout to layout. But this ensures you maximize the 'usable' area of the tire. A heads up tho is this will give you different camber for pretty much each wheel. If you have a big sweeper or a bunch of high speed corners in one direction (example, if you come on the straight on a big sweeping right hander, then come off the straight away with another big sweeping right hander) put more camber in the sweeper side (in my example, it would be the left side).

Camber and setup gauges work well to get you close, but the car should be tuned to the track. Which is why you should almost never run the same camber from side to side, unless the track is wearing your tires in such a why that necessitates this setup.

Author:  Leon McIntosh [ Tue Nov 02, 2010 22:29:16 ]
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Rocco Margiotta wrote:

I'm a pretty friendly guy,



:shock: :lol:

Author:  pickle311 [ Wed Nov 17, 2010 00:45:10 ]
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Any word on if there will be anything new for the 2011 XT8? I need to buy a new chassis and don't want to spend the money on that if there will be a new truck out in a couple of months.

Author:  Jason Branham [ Wed Nov 17, 2010 23:37:27 ]
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pickle311 wrote:
Any word on if there will be anything new for the 2011 XT8? I need to buy a new chassis and don't want to spend the money on that if there will be a new truck out in a couple of months.



Not yet Shane?

Author:  mchuang [ Thu Nov 18, 2010 07:08:02 ]
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Jason Branham wrote:
pickle311 wrote:
Any word on if there will be anything new for the 2011 XT8? I need to buy a new chassis and don't want to spend the money on that if there will be a new truck out in a couple of months.



Not yet Shane?


Thanks for the info this weekend at the Gulf Coast Race at Mikes. I was the guy asking about your diff setup at the air compressor. Marcus by the way.

Author:  Jason Branham [ Thu Nov 18, 2010 18:22:32 ]
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mchuang wrote:
Jason Branham wrote:
pickle311 wrote:
Any word on if there will be anything new for the 2011 XT8? I need to buy a new chassis and don't want to spend the money on that if there will be a new truck out in a couple of months.



Not yet Shane?


Thanks for the info this weekend at the Gulf Coast Race at Mikes. I was the guy asking about your diff setup at the air compressor. Marcus by the way.



No problem and good to meet you.

Author:  Teflon [ Mon Nov 29, 2010 04:59:44 ]
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I am running the 10 spec with the active front diff. I have yet to run into anyone running the active center with the front or the center at all for that matter. I now have the center active diff and was wanting to try it. Whats a good starting point with the fluid as I've read that you must run the center active with the front active. I run 1k front active under geared, 4k center standard and 2k rear standard.

Author:  Jason Branham [ Thu Dec 02, 2010 19:19:44 ]
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Teflon wrote:
I am running the 10 spec with the active front diff. I have yet to run into anyone running the active center with the front or the center at all for that matter. I now have the center active diff and was wanting to try it. Whats a good starting point with the fluid as I've read that you must run the center active with the front active. I run 1k front active under geared, 4k center standard and 2k rear standard.



Teflon, Sorry for the late response.

Like you have stated above, I have just not seen nor heard much about this set-up. Also I have not tried it myself. I only run the active front diff if the conditions are right but I never run it as light as 1k. It makes the car feel to twitchy for me and if the track starts to become unpredictable then it really makes for a tough drive.

I don't have a good starting point for you to go by but the best way to learn is to instal it and try it. Start with your 1k front and center and then work your way up from there. I would be interested to know what you find out though.

Not much help but.......

Good luck!

Author:  Teflon [ Sun Dec 05, 2010 21:27:52 ]
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Thanks for the response...I'd like to know what oil you run in your front active and in what conditions do you run it? I'll play with the center active starting with 2k. I'll also go to 2k front active and see what happens. lol I'll post my findings.

Author:  Leon McIntosh [ Mon Dec 06, 2010 18:20:21 ]
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In my experience, I only run it in smooth high traction stiuations. Also, I start with 2K oil in mine. If you run it on a bumpy track it will make the car fairly difficlut to drive becuase as each wheel catches a rut it will want to shoot that way. On a smooth track it is pretty good and will act like a 4wd electric car with a front one way almost.

But like Jason said best thing to do is try a back to back run against your std. diff and see what you think.

Author:  RC4life [ Mon Dec 13, 2010 16:11:31 ]
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Hey guys, I am needing and want more off powr steering, how? And is there any updates coming out for the diff issue? so far I have not had any issues with my diff bearings but thought I would ask.

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