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Old 04-02-2015, 01:56 PM   #12811
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i've never had that issue in the past, doubt i would in the future.
i'd like cup that fit correctly instead of cups that are all goobered up from pliers. i guess i'm in the minority.
With out a doubt you are the minority. Stock cups work just fine, with just a little "adjusting" on some of them.
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Old 04-02-2015, 02:25 PM   #12812
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Yea they are also a must-have upgrade for the b44.3. I really like not having to pop them off and on the stud every time you need to adjust the slipper or something
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Old 04-02-2015, 02:30 PM   #12813
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i've never had that issue in the past, doubt i would in the future.
i'd like cup that fit correctly instead of cups that are all goobered up from pliers. i guess i'm in the minority.
It is ok to be in the minority. You could always wrap your pliers in a towel or something and then squeeze. That should not leave a mark 99% of the time.

I think the AE balls are bigger than anything else on the market right now so it might be hard to find something that is a direct replacement. I could be wrong though.
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Old 04-02-2015, 03:35 PM   #12814
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I thought they did a manufacturing change on the cups, so they would fit better?
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Old 04-02-2015, 03:37 PM   #12815
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Anyone try the 3 gear yet? I find it odd that AE is going 3 gear on the ft lite. When I used to run Durango, 4 gear seemed to provide best forward traction for mm.
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Old 04-02-2015, 04:29 PM   #12816
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Has anybody run across titanium hinge pins yet? Looked around a bit and never found any.

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Nobody runs titanium hinge pins that I know of... too soft and will surely bend too easily. It's one of the few places you typically want quality hardened steel. The factory pieces seem pretty bullet proof to me.
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For me, the advantage to titanium H-pins other than a slight weight savings would be eliminating the rust issue.
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Old 04-02-2015, 06:52 PM   #12818
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Just polish the stock ones... they look titanium and perform like steel. Seriously... how much weight savings will you gain?

Is way to eliminate weight savings need... strap in a 7.5...
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Nobody runs titanium hinge pins that I know of... too soft and will surely bend too easily. It's one of the few places you typically want quality hardened steel. The factory pieces seem pretty bullet proof to me.
Lunsford made them. I have a set in my XX4, and while they do bend easier than steel, if you don't smash off stuff all the time it isn't an issue. The full set on my XX4 still roll true on a glass surface.

As for the weight savings, you could feel the weight difference by hand very easily. The main thing is the outer pins save unsprung weight.
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Nobody runs titanium hinge pins that I know of... too soft and will surely bend too easily. It's one of the few places you typically want quality hardened steel. The factory pieces seem pretty bullet proof to me.
I do. They work great
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Old 04-02-2015, 10:48 PM   #12821
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Imo I only run ti screws and turnbuckles and I never run them where there is a risk of bending em. Look at any pros car and pay attention to where the ti is.
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Yea and the inner hinge pins are about the best place to have a little more weight.
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Anyone try the 3 gear yet? I find it odd that AE is going 3 gear on the ft lite. When I used to run Durango, 4 gear seemed to provide best forward traction for mm.
3 gear has been thoroughly tested, and proven to be a nice "addition" to many Of course it may require some tuning to feel good or close to the same. I like mine a lot, and basically have already forgot that I am running it.
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3 gear has been thoroughly tested, and proven to be a nice "addition" to many Of course it may require some tuning to feel good or close to the same. I like mine a lot, and basically have already forgot that I am running it.
Mod motor or stock?
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Nobody runs titanium hinge pins that I know of... too soft and will surely bend too easily. It's one of the few places you typically want quality hardened steel. The factory pieces seem pretty bullet proof to me.
I have a set. They've held up well for me. The issue is they're not commercially available.
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