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 Post subject: Re: Q & A With the U.S. Racing Team
PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 20:20:26 
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RC4life wrote:
Also I have the conical pistons on the way and was wanting a good starting point for shock oil, I use associated shock oil for now.



So far the 1.2X8 holes seem to be working well. I would start with 50wt/front and 45wt/rear.


No problem with the questions.....ask away! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Q & A With the U.S. Racing Team
PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 22:00:35 
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Jason Branham wrote:
RC4life wrote:
Also I have the conical pistons on the way and was wanting a good starting point for shock oil, I use associated shock oil for now.



So far the 1.2X8 holes seem to be working well. I would start with 50wt/front and 45wt/rear.


No problem with the questions.....ask away! :D


Wow, that thick of oil, glad I asked as I would have had things a little to soft, thank you very much.


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 Post subject: Re: Q & A With the U.S. Racing Team
PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 22:02:06 
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One more thing on the shocks, what are good starting point with the springs and that piston/oil combination?


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 Post subject: Re: Q & A With the U.S. Racing Team
PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 00:04:20 
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A pretty universal setup (with a stock kit) is:
1.3 x 6 hole pistons (in kit) all the way around with 45wt in front and 35wt in back.


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 Post subject: Re: Q & A With the U.S. Racing Team
PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 01:23:16 
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I agree with Rocco but the only thing I would give a try is going to the dark blue springs. I have givin up on the silver springs becase I have not been able to find a good oil/piston set-up with them. It's either to heavy oil which makes it too heavy and non responsive and mushy or to light of oil which makes it to light and can pack or handle the load of a off-road track.

With the dark blue springs I can run heavy oil, which is required for the right amount of pack and keep the chasis from scrubbing, but with the dark blue (heavy spring) the rebound responds to making the the shocks feel lively and ready to respond quickly.

It has now become my stock set-up and see no reason to go back any lighter.

It works!!!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Q & A With the U.S. Racing Team
PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 02:39:22 
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Ive been running the blue/greys all the way around with pretty good success


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 Post subject: Re: Q & A With the U.S. Racing Team
PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 18:03:26 
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Jason,
Basically, what is your total shock setup that you are currently using? Pistons, oil, rebound, and springs for front and rear on nitro and electric.

I am looking to try something new with the nitro and have been currently running 10x1.1 with blue-grey springs. I have been adjusting oils between 50-35 Losi oils depending on the track I am running. Traction varies tremendously between them often requiring more changes then just shocks.

I just got the 808e 1 week ago and have had it on the track once. Tried stock setup with silver springs to say I tried it and moved to blue-grey which worked ok with less bottoming out. Did not want to increase more than this because traction was hard to come by and track was completely blown out and loamy. Just looking for a better starting spot with increased weight of 808e. Blue's will be the next thing I try, likely with thinner roll-bars. Rear end also tended to step out on power, but at this point I am contributing to a heavy throttle finger with increased/instant power of electric.

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 Post subject: Re: Q & A With the U.S. Racing Team
PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 14:26:37 
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RCMD wrote:
Jason,
Basically, what is your total shock setup that you are currently using? Pistons, oil, rebound, and springs for front and rear on nitro and electric.

I am looking to try something new with the nitro and have been currently running 10x1.1 with blue-grey springs. I have been adjusting oils between 50-35 Losi oils depending on the track I am running. Traction varies tremendously between them often requiring more changes then just shocks.

I just got the 808e 1 week ago and have had it on the track once. Tried stock setup with silver springs to say I tried it and moved to blue-grey which worked ok with less bottoming out. Did not want to increase more than this because traction was hard to come by and track was completely blown out and loamy. Just looking for a better starting spot with increased weight of 808e. Blue's will be the next thing I try, likely with thinner roll-bars. Rear end also tended to step out on power, but at this point I am contributing to a heavy throttle finger with increased/instant power of electric.

My shock set-up.

Front - 1.2x8 hole piston, dark blue springs, 650 cts
Rear - 1.2x8 hole piston, dark blue springs, 425 cts

I'm not sure what this equates to in wt. but there are charts on this fourm that can tell you.

I have not driven the 808E but I do know its heavier so I believe the dark blues should be about right and probably should have been included in the kit.



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 Post subject: Re: Q & A With the U.S. Racing Team
PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 16:37:58 
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Thank you gentlemen!, I will give these suggestions a try and greatly appreciate all of the help from you all. Thank you.


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 Post subject: Re: Q & A With the U.S. Racing Team
PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 17:07:24 
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Thanks Jason.

I tried the dark blue springs once on the nitro and they seemed too stiff I was running heavier oil at that time though and track was a little blown out. I will give the blues a try again with 8x1.2 pistons and try adjusting other things to get traction back.

808e is new to us all. I was shocked to see it came with silver springs. Just need more time for testing, and I will find something that works for sure. Base setup was quite different then what I have been running on the nitro, but seems to be a good starting point. Once I find a good shock setup, then everything else should fall in place.


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 Post subject: Re: Q & A With the U.S. Racing Team
PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 18:56:26 
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Other then Amain hobbies, where can I purchase 808 parts and upgrades? No local hobby shop for me.


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 Post subject: Re: Q & A With the U.S. Racing Team
PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 19:41:53 
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RC4life wrote:
Other then Amain hobbies, where can I purchase 808 parts and upgrades? No local hobby shop for me.



www.teamhelotes.com and I believe you can purchase direct from RC America


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 Post subject: Re: Q & A With the U.S. Racing Team
PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 19:43:59 
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What will it take for me to get on the team? I'm getting closer and closer to smokin JB every week. By this time next year, he'll be lucky to stay on the same lap as me. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Q & A With the U.S. Racing Team
PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 20:52:04 
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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.


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 Post subject: Re: Q & A With the U.S. Racing Team
PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 21:08:52 
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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.



Pickle is right. teamhelotes.com and Jeff should be able to hook you up! If he doesn't have it in stock now the sense he's in Texas it does not take long for him to get it.


Bring it Pickle!! Maybe you could come on your own this weekend though and leave the SEC puppet master behind. :P


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 Post subject: Re: Q & A With the U.S. Racing Team
PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 22:01:18 
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Jason Branham 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.



Pickle is right. teamhelotes.com and Jeff should be able to hook you up! If he doesn't have it in stock now the sense he's in Texas it does not take long for him to get it.


Bring it Pickle!! Maybe you could come on your own this weekend though and leave the SEC puppet master behind. :P


I'll be there man, and I'll be showing the LSU love just for you. :lol:

I also broke down and ordered a new KO Eurus, it will be here Friday. I may have a few questions for you on that too. That should be a nice upgrade from the DX3R.


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 Post subject: Re: Q & A With the U.S. Racing Team
PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 23:24:03 
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pickle311 wrote:
Jason Branham 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.



Pickle is right. teamhelotes.com and Jeff should be able to hook you up! If he doesn't have it in stock now the sense he's in Texas it does not take long for him to get it.


Bring it Pickle!! Maybe you could come on your own this weekend though and leave the SEC puppet master behind. :P


I'll be there man, and I'll be showing the LSU love just for you. :lol:

I also broke down and ordered a new KO Eurus, it will be here Friday. I may have a few questions for you on that too. That should be a nice upgrade from the DX3R.



Oh cool! Dude you will love the radio, it's great! No problem it's easy to figure out.

LSU....? You mean the SEC's version of Texas? Just praying they get everything figured out before they play someone UPSETTING???


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 Post subject: Re: Q & A With the U.S. Racing Team
PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 02:31:48 
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Jason Branham wrote:
LSU....? You mean the SEC's version of Texas? Just praying they get everything figured out before they play someone UPSETTING???


No, see the difference is we have a real defense and our special teams score more than our offense. UT just sucks all the way around this year. :lol:
If LSU doesn't get their offense together QUICK, their raping will happen very soon. :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: Q & A With the U.S. Racing Team
PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 14:42:22 
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pickle311 wrote:
Jason Branham wrote:
LSU....? You mean the SEC's version of Texas? Just praying they get everything figured out before they play someone UPSETTING???


No, see the difference is we have a real defense and our special teams score more than our offense. UT just sucks all the way around this year. :lol:
If LSU doesn't get their offense together QUICK, their raping will happen very soon. :cry:



Agreed! Texas could vere easily be 3-3 after the next two games. LSU should get past the Volunteers this weekend but you never know what Tennessee team will show and they have not yet this season. See you this weekend.


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 Post subject: Re: Q & A With the U.S. Racing Team
PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 17:21:40 
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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.


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