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Old 04-02-2007, 05:07 PM   #2881
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I use Orion barrel connectors and they work great. I just solder them onto the battery bars that are angled inward to let the barrel connector sit between the batteries.
Anyone that used the old car pretty much did it that way to. At least all the ones I saw did.
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Old 04-02-2007, 05:08 PM   #2882
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I use Orion barrel connectors and they work great. I just solder them onto the battery bars that are angled inward to let the barrel connector sit between the batteries.
looks like alot of weight hanging off the car
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Old 04-02-2007, 05:19 PM   #2883
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Old 04-02-2007, 05:25 PM   #2884
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yah, as Mikey says.. its got to be a fluke.

I have been running the type r for more than 2 months now and have broken 2 arms. One, was a rear, from a rear end collision- i pulled off line in practice to make some radio adjustments and BLAM.. my car was out of the park.

and arm #2 was this past weekend in Toronto-- in practice, yet again.. running 19T on a 110 foot strait and for some reason-- be it a radio on in the pit? or my throttle cable stuck? .. what ever... but full wood into the end of the track.. didnt even look like it was going to turn.. and i broke a front arm. i also have a lovely crack in my chassis at the pulley recess.

Aside from that, i dont think Kevin, Mike or myself broke another arm all weekend.
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Old 04-02-2007, 05:27 PM   #2885
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The problem that I see with this method is that it is not precise enough and it is not consistent enough to repeat the same every time. What if the tweak is off on the car then droop will be off and having different droop on each side is not good. The best reference plane for measurements is the chassis because it is what everything is mounted to.


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this is how i do it...seems easiest imo...

set ride hight.....lets say 5mm, then grab your ride hight gauge (should be sitting at 5mm) hold your tires and lift up on the shock tower, then slide the ride hight gauge under again...if its at 6mm then you have 1mm of uptravel....

only way i can get it right...
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Old 04-02-2007, 05:36 PM   #2886
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yah, as Mikey says.. its got to be a fluke.

I have been running the type r for more than 2 months now and have broken 2 arms. One, was a rear, from a rear end collision- i pulled off line in practice to make some radio adjustments and BLAM.. my car was out of the park.

and arm #2 was this past weekend in Toronto-- in practice, yet again.. running 19T on a 110 foot strait and for some reason-- be it a radio on in the pit? or my throttle cable stuck? .. what ever... but full wood into the end of the track.. didnt even look like it was going to turn.. and i broke a front arm. i also have a lovely crack in my chassis at the pulley recess.

Aside from that, i dont think Kevin, Mike or myself broke another arm all weekend.
But the big question is, Did the body survive?............LOL
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Old 04-02-2007, 05:38 PM   #2887
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The problem that I see with this method is that it is not precise enough and it is not consistent enough to repeat the same every time. What if the tweak is off on the car then droop will be off and having different droop on each side is not good. The best reference plane for measurements is the chassis because it is what everything is mounted to.

I think Garrett has it right. I see what your saying, but with foams at least.. the actual, theoretical correct way doesnt work.

Personally, I eyeball it... pick up the car at the tower, it even has a center point for ease.. and adjust by which tire lifts first.

Also-- when doing this, this way.. start by backing out the droop screws, then setting ride height.. then take it to a tweak station, THEN turn your droop screws in.. and the car should be pretty reliable.

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Old 04-02-2007, 05:40 PM   #2888
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But the big question is, Did the body survive?............LOL

awe doood.. i ran it in qualifying, but then went to Kevins LW. LW is so much faster.

the body did get picked for concourse, but the judge was a friend and i think there was a little conflict of interest so it didnt win. It is DIALED.. and not too banged up.

thanks again and again and again..

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Old 04-02-2007, 05:49 PM   #2889
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Anyone got a photo of how much chassis to grind away for belt clearance with diffs in low position???
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Old 04-02-2007, 06:03 PM   #2890
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The problem that I see with this method is that it is not precise enough and it is not consistent enough to repeat the same every time. What if the tweak is off on the car then droop will be off and having different droop on each side is not good. The best reference plane for measurements is the chassis because it is what everything is mounted to.

i have a little series of stuff i do before i set the droop.....but that is the way i peter told me to do it....thats the way he does it....and its the easiest for me to get right everytime....

my car never spins out and is consistant througout all runs....

different strokes for different folks i guess....doesnt hert to try it..lol
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Old 04-02-2007, 06:14 PM   #2891
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Has anybody had to dremel the bellcranks to get the rack to swing farther left and right. I got mine all together and didn't have enough swing, so after an hour of looking, fond the bind. I had to hog quite a bit off both of the links that are fixed to the top deck to get the swing I wanted. Anybody have this problem? I checked the directions and I seem to be right, I haven't smoked any crack, so who knows. It works good now and tomorrow is the maiden voyage.
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go over everything thoroughly... there's more than enough throw in the steering rack. odds are you'll dial quite a bit of that steering out of the rack is built correctly.

there's gotta be something not right.
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Ed: Check your bulk mail folder/spam folder. For some reason Todd's reply went to mine.

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Old 04-02-2007, 07:59 PM   #2894
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I'm debating on how to mount my GTX. Do any of you guys have pics of your GTX mounted in the car? I can't decide wether to mount with the wires up or facing the rear. Then I gotta deal with GIGANTINORMOUS cap! LOL

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Pooky i think most of the guys with a gtx mount them wires up with the cap behind (pointing rearward) on the chassis...thats how i had mine when i ran one and it fit good.
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