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Old 04-29-2014, 12:54 PM   #4696
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Tyler, have you tried the arms stiffeners yet and if so did you like them for high bite?
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Old 04-29-2014, 02:39 PM   #4697
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Running your reedy setup here in SoCal and the car is absolutely planted.
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Tyler, have you tried the arms stiffeners yet and if so did you like them for high bite?
Nope, haven't gotten my hands on those yet.
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Old 04-29-2014, 03:46 PM   #4699
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Tyler, have you tried the arms stiffeners yet and if so did you like them for high bite?
I tired them on a high bite clay track and did not like them at all. Made the car extremely twitchy. Haven't run them since.
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I tired them on a high bite clay track and did not like them at all. Made the car extremely twitchy. Haven't run them since.
that makes sense, do you think retuning the setup would result some gain ?
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that makes sense, do you think retuning the setup would result some gain ?
On clay or dirt I don't think they work very well. Even high bite clay and dirt, tracks don't seem to be smooth enough. The track I raced them on would definitely be considered smoother then most tracks, but the ruts that were there upset it more then usually with the suspension being so stiff. Flex I think is necessary in all non-carpet/astro-turf conditions. Maybe lighter shock oil, but the setup I have on it now is so good, would rather not try and chase a setup. We have a team driver here who tried them, didn't like them, tried to tune around them, then just gave up on them.
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I just finished building the shocks on my XB4. The spring rubs against the shock body on both rear shocks. Has anyone else had this issue? It only rubs on the back and not the front. It almost seems as if the rear springs are slightly smaller in diameter.
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Old 05-01-2014, 10:06 AM   #4703
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I just finished building the shocks on my XB4. The spring rubs against the shock body on both rear shocks. Has anyone else had this issue? It only rubs on the back and not the front. It almost seems as if the rear springs are slightly smaller in diameter.
Mine rubbed the first few times I ran it. Now no rubbing at all. Try compressing them by hand a few times.
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Old 05-01-2014, 02:11 PM   #4704
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Has anyone tried ball differentials on Norcals indoor track? Is it lighter than the gear version (full plastic)? My outdrives will be replaced soon, so rather than that I might try the ball option.
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NorCal is pretty high bite, so you'd probably be better off with the gear diffs, but no, haven't had a chance to run them yet.
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NorCal is pretty high bite, so you'd probably be better off with the gear diffs, but no, haven't had a chance to run them yet.
Thanks Tyler! Are they also a bit lighter than the gear diffs?
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I don't have a scale handy to check, but I'd have to guess they're pretty close.
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Tyler, you coming to delta this weekend?
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I don't have a scale handy to check, but I'd have to guess they're pretty close.
Thanks! I will stick to the gear diffs
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Thanks! I will stick to the gear diffs
I thought about trying them too. But after running the right setup, and the right tires I don't see a need for the ball diffs anymore. Maybe on super loose and completely blown out tracks, but I don't really ever run on those.
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