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Old 01-06-2015, 10:20 AM   #6946
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man I tried.... I could not get it in!
that is what she said
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Old 01-06-2015, 10:21 AM   #6947
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man I tried.... I could not get it in!
yes, it depends on how much you trim it out. If you leave much of the lip on the side, you can't bend it enough to slide it in.
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I run the avid chassis. What dont you like?
It doesnt feel that great when running on a med bite dirt track.
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It doesnt feel that great when running on a med bite dirt track.
I have run it on medium bite indoor and high bite indoor and liked it, but to each their own. But my medium bite track may have more traction than your medium bite track.
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I have run it on medium bite indoor and high bite indoor and liked it, but to each their own. But my medium bite track may have more traction than your medium bite track.
Ty himself, said he would only use it on high bite tracks.
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Which orientation is the rack designed off of dot forward or rearward?
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man I tried.... I could not get it in!
Loosen the four screws that hold the shock tower on, a lot, then slide it in from the front.
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dot rearward
I wish it was built on the forward dot because the rearward dot make the car really twitchy and direct.
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I wish it was built on the forward dot because the rearward dot make the car really twitchy and direct.
I believe that the RC Shox rack has even more Ackermann that the rearward dot. But let's assume it is the same as the standard one. All you need to do it is add 1 mm washers under the ball stud and it would be the same as the dot forward. Here is a good image that Nick Vasquez posted.
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I believe that the RC Shox rack has even more Ackermann that the rearward dot. But let's assume it is the same as the standard one. All you need to do it is add 1 mm washers under the ball stud and it would be the same as the dot forward. Here is a good image that Nick Vasquez posted.
Thanks for that, thats exactly correct, you just add shims under the ballstud to put it as for forward as you like.
The RCShox ackerman is the same as rear dot with no shims installed, what you cannot see in the pictures is that there is a 1.5mm counterbore under the ballstud location.
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yes, that is what the manuals say. It just not been what I feel on the track. Whenever, I move the stud back on the inside, my car gets more aggressive. And when I move it forward it pushes more. I have stopped reading those charts, because it is a give and take. And will make your head hurt after a while. I just try things and note how they make my car feel.

Anyway, I use the RCshox rack and did not notice any negative effects to my handling. The ackerman "looked" the same as the Tessman setup, so I did not really worry about it. The RcShox pistons and rack have worked really well. I am very happy with them.
the next time you set the ackerman forward try turning you steering down, with less ackerman you are turning the outside wheel more and causing the front end to scrub.
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my D/R is at like 85%, lol
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what is the difference in the + and - on the ackerman arm?
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what is the difference in the + and - on the ackerman arm?
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the +/- raises and lowers the rack 0.5mm for bump steer adjustment. if the + is facing up it is higher, with the - facing up the rack sits lower. you can also put shims under the rack if you need more than 0.5mm..
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