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Old 05-26-2014, 02:43 PM   #2791
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Hopefully they do the aluminum rear mount like Ty uses on his car...
Are you're referring to the plate where you mount the rear turnbuckles? That already comes in aluminium out of the box.
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Just anodized black while Ty's are "naked".
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Car is working great. Hit my best lap time on the current layout yesterday. Need to work on lap consistency now. Anyone have any tips for taming the steering down some. I do like my steering a bit edgy, but right now it's a bit much still.
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Are you're referring to the plate where you mount the rear turnbuckles? That already comes in aluminium out of the box.
that is good to hear! I figured it was plastic! My car is not here YET!!!!
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Car is working great. Hit my best lap time on the current layout yesterday. Need to work on lap consistency now. Anyone have any tips for taming the steering down some. I do like my steering a bit edgy, but right now it's a bit much still.
Use a heavier front sway bar.
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Old 05-26-2014, 07:34 PM   #2796
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Used the black one from kit. Need to get a bit less steering still.
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Old 05-26-2014, 07:41 PM   #2797
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You could also add .5-1mm spacer to the inside front camber link. Not sure what setup you are working off of, but that will make the steering smoother, less twitchy and overall tamer.
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Is there a fix for the shock mounts yet? Saw the first one on our track this weekend and the top of the shock was popping off on fairly small crashes.
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Is there a fix for the shock mounts yet? Saw the first one on our track this weekend and the top of the shock was popping off on fairly small crashes.
Haven't had a single issue with mine and have had many very hard crashes. Has that person been popping the shocks off the ballstuds either for shock changes or any other reason? Because the more you do that the less holding capability they have. It is best to take the nut off the opposite site of the shock tower and leave the shocks on the ballstud.
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I also have yet to have a shock pop off.
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I've put 7-8 packs through mine and no pop-offs.
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I've had 2 or 3 pop off's, but they we're pretty good hits...
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Haven't had a single issue with mine and have had many very hard crashes. Has that person been popping the shocks off the ballstuds either for shock changes or any other reason? Because the more you do that the less holding capability they have. It is best to take the nut off the opposite site of the shock tower and leave the shocks on the ballstud.
I have no idea how many times he's taken the shock off. Is the plan to wait until the shock cap wears and starts popping off and then replace the shock caps? Definitely sounds like a good place for the aftermarket to jump in.
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I have no idea how many times he's taken the shock off. Is the plan to wait until the shock cap wears and starts popping off and then replace the shock caps? Definitely sounds like a good place for the aftermarket to jump in.
I believe that would be a good time to replace the shock caps, yes. The shocks caps were designed in this unique way to avoid binding and provide freenes in the suspension. It works very well in that regard. And in hard hits they pop off instead of things breaking.

If they are popping off very easily then something is wrong. Most likely excessive ware in the ballcup or perhaps QC issue in the caps that came in that particular kit.

As far as upgraded aluminum caps go, I know some will be coming out just not sure when. My stock kit ones have taken so many hits from SCs they are starting to get pretty marred up. Not sure if aluminum ones would fair any better, but I will try them when they come out.
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Car is working great. Hit my best lap time on the current layout yesterday. Need to work on lap consistency now. Anyone have any tips for taming the steering down some. I do like my steering a bit edgy, but right now it's a bit much still.
Increasing the negative camber on the front is a very quick and easy way to calm the steering down.
Example,

0 degree camber = very responsive steering.

-3 degrees camber = less responsive steering.
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