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Old 21-09-2011
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Arrow Phat Bodies Chunk owners?

Well after a long search I am about to step into the realms of owning and running the Phat Bodies Chunk. I am a great fan of mid-motor conversions in 2wd 1/10 so as I am racing mini/micro at present, thought it perfectly logical to grab this tiny monster to thrash indoors through the winter months.

I am aware of some info regarding running experiences, set-up etc over on UkMicrox, but would like to make contact with other Chunk owners who may be able to share some set-up tips etc.

I have spoken with the guys over at Phat Bodies who are very helpful...so, anybody running the 2wd side of Microx drop me a line please.

Can not wait to run the buggy
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Old 21-09-2011
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I had one for the back end of the Micro Nationals last year, even won the last one at Ardent withh it. Fantastic car, I only sold mine on to concentrate on the 1/16th 4wd series at the Nationals.

You going to come along to a few? Telford, Dudley and Hereford all have one so it's not to far!
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Talking west mids micro nats

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I had one for the back end of the Micro Nationals last year, even won the last one at Ardent withh it. Fantastic car, I only sold mine on to concentrate on the 1/16th 4wd series at the Nationals.

You going to come along to a few? Telford, Dudley and Hereford all have one so it's not to far!
Thanks for posting good to hear another driver rate the chunk, all I hear is good reports. I'll be down at Telford and Dudley this year so may catch up then.

Looking forward to 2 nationals right on our doorstep
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Hi
Ive just got one, to run in the last 4 nats alonside my carisma
ive only ran it once so far and all good
Mr Speedy from Phat Bodies really is the guru of Chunk setup
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Old 23-09-2011
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Ive just got one, to run in the last 4 nats alonside my carisma
ive only ran it once so far and all good
Mr Speedy from Phat Bodies really is the guru of Chunk setup
Thanks for feedback, wonder how many 2wd will be at the Nats this year?..I know a lot have switched to concentrate on 4wd with Carisma platform etc....Looking forward to running it as I'm a massive fan of the small British conversion manufacturers these days...Mr Speedy is super helpful with support as stated, seems most owners or ex owners are suggesting that the set up on his build thread is the best starting point.

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2wd class is proving to be more popular than last year so far.
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2wd class is proving to be more popular than last year so far.

Thats what I'm talking about ...good news looking forward to it
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Talking stagger ribs?

Anybody seen Schuey stagger ribs in touring car wheel size to fit chunk? Can't find them anywhere? Cheers
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Everyone I've ever seen runs either rally blocks or spikes on their chunks
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Anybody seen Schuey stagger ribs in touring car wheel size to fit chunk? Can't find them anywhere? Cheers
They don't make them, tho it's easy enough to cut n shut a pair of 10th tyres, they work really good too but aren't legal for BRCA stuff.

Our tyre of choice for most tracks on the front are worn narrow mini mins in yellow compound. Nearly always with the inner and outer rows of pins chopped off
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Thumbs up staggers

Cheers Si,

I will stick with the mini pins I got with the buggy (second hand) I do have rally blocks also, so another option I guess. Cheers
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Im still in for 2wd, looking forward to it. Si's new setup is real good, gonna be great fun this year
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Thumbs up chunks first run

Ran Chunk for first time tonight...needs a few tweaks but was really pleased with it....so much steering ...I can hear the shout of 'Off with the outside rows' great buggy
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Ran Chunk for first time tonight...needs a few tweaks but was really pleased with it....so much steering ...I can hear the shout of 'Off with the outside rows' great buggy
Was having the same problem had stiffened the front up to try and stop the car turning up it's own arse but it just didn't feel right and didn't help much anyhow so outer and inner row of spikes cut/dremeled off huge difference just about right not sure what it will be like when the grip comes up on Sunday taking dremel with me if needed lol
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I'm running with almost bold tyres up front now, and still steers amazing !!

A good way to bed front tyres in, is to bolt them on the back go do some donuts in the car park

Then if you need more steering add weight just behind the steering bellcranks ....
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I'm running with almost bold tyres up front now, and still steers amazing !!

A good way to bed front tyres in, is to bolt them on the back go do some donuts in the car park

Then if you need more steering add weight just behind the steering bellcranks ....
Ive currently got 10 grams behind bellcrank and it seems good. My front Mini pins are worn down well but I recon you could almost run complete slicks on the front as suggested Si...The buggy does not suffer from under steer and thats a fact .....anybody experienced an issue with the rear grey conversion block (around back of x6 gearbox) shedding its shock tower mount screws? Mine has worked loose after some rear end slaps on the ruggery lol...Si...how much is a replacement and do you have any at present mate?
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We usually run 10gms on the nose and 10 behind the bellcranks with near bold tyres and it's just perfect ... even lends itself to a little handbraking into corners

I do have a few spare link blocks but its an easy fix if your screws are coming loose, just drill the holes a little deeper into the block, a 2.3mm drill bit is required and then screw in, should be fine, mines an original with no problems .....
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Talking rear mod block issue

Cheers Si, ill grab a spare if I can anyway mate ready for when this re drill gives up. Is everybody running 72 spur with the new gt14b rear arms? Seems there may be a small arm mod needed as at full compression spur taps arms, I did run a 70 spur but I noticed its stated in build thread that base set up has 72? Thoughts please guys
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I'm still on my original 72t spur and not had any issues with it ..... first I've heard of this TBH ....
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Arrow second run

Ran the Chunk again tonight, when I wasn't being demolished by buggies driving against the race direction....the chunk was lovely, I'm loving the jumps with the buggy and the nose goes exactly where you pont it...(Not always the rite place with my driving )

Really looking forward to a much needed rebuild and back on the track for some more 2wd fun....brilliant
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