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Old 10-10-2007, 06:49 PM   #2146
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I've been chipping away at mine all week so i can make it
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Old 10-10-2007, 06:51 PM   #2147
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Me too. I have been cleaning out the beer cooler in the fridge.
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Old 10-10-2007, 06:52 PM   #2148
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me too if drinking everything inside counts?
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Old 10-10-2007, 06:54 PM   #2149
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The weather has been so hot and i have not wanted to do any yard work since we moved in to the new house. My excuse is not working anymore now that the weather is getting nice.
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Old 10-10-2007, 06:56 PM   #2150
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Old 10-10-2007, 07:08 PM   #2151
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I damaged one of my pivot balls on the lower suspension while installation without the proper tool. Now when my left suspension is working, there is this squeeky sound. Would that cause major problem? If so how do I remove the damaged pivot ball to install a new one.
It sounds like you folded in part of the pivot ball into the bore where the king pin slides. Dis-assemble you suspension on that side and try passing the king pind throught the damaged ball. If it is smooth you are ok...if it sticks you need to replace the ball. Since the ball is messed up you can use a phillips screw driver that is smaller in diameter then teh hole in the arms to punch the ball out. Do this over a somthing like a socket or anything else that can support the arms while leaving a place for the ball to go after it comes out of the arm.

If you do not have an IRS pivot ball tool we suggest the method described in the instructions to install the pivot ball.

From Step 1 in the assembly manual:

"Pop the pivot balls into the arms with the shoulder on the ball facing up. Do this by placing the ball on a hard flat surface and placing the arm over the ball. Carefully push the arm down over the pivot ball. Be careful. It will take a lot of force."
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Old 10-10-2007, 07:10 PM   #2152
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As long as the kingpin slides through the pivot ball freely you will be ok. Try using 5000 wt. 1/8th scale diff oil on the kingpins. I always do this anyway and it will keep the front running real smoothe and actually makes the car feel smoother on the track by dampening the front springs. I would highly reccomend getting the IRS pivot ball tool. It is worth its weight in gold.
Oh no, its not going down smoothly at all... I think I have to add the pivot ball set to the list I am gonna get from you. Anyway how do you remove the damaged pivot ball. I would like to order the IRS pivot ball tool too. Do you happen to carry it?
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Old 10-10-2007, 07:12 PM   #2153
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It sounds like you folded in part of the pivot ball into the bore where the king pin slides. Dis-assemble you suspension on that side and try passing the king pind throught the damaged ball. If it is smooth you are ok...if it sticks you need to replace the ball. Since the ball is messed up you can use a phillips screw driver that is smaller in diameter then teh hole in the arms to punch the ball out. Do this over a somthing like a socket or anything else that can support the arms while leaving a place for the ball to go after it comes out of the arm.

If you do not have an IRS pivot ball tool we suggest the method described in the instructions to install the pivot ball.

From Step 1 in the assembly manual:

"Pop the pivot balls into the arms with the shoulder on the ball facing up. Do this by placing the ball on a hard flat surface and placing the arm over the ball. Carefully push the arm down over the pivot ball. Be careful. It will take a lot of force."
Yup I tried with all my force to squeeze the ball in and on last resort I used a long nose plier. after that, the ball on one side does not rotate as smoothly as the other. I did not know why thus I used my force to try to squeeze the ball in. Maybe that damaged the ball
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Old 10-10-2007, 07:21 PM   #2154
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That is true. Kropy would have been on that one
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Old 10-10-2007, 07:28 PM   #2155
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Hmm, I tried the 50000wt oil and the problem seems to be resolved temporarily. Hope my car will bring me to glory this sat.
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Old 10-10-2007, 07:39 PM   #2156
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For The Racers.

You can get the IRS pivot ball tool at TeamIRSrc.com in the front suspension file, P/N IRS1376 $12.98. I would also recommend the IRS balance Buttons, P/N IRS3020 $12.99 for 2.
The Pivot ball tool will prevent any damage during installation or removal of the pivot balls.
The Balance Buttons are a very simple way to static balance the car so almost no tweak adjustment is needed.

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Old 10-10-2007, 07:42 PM   #2157
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Old 10-10-2007, 08:03 PM   #2158
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Anyway, are there any shims for the front to adjust front width? Is it necessary at all?
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Old 10-10-2007, 08:07 PM   #2159
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i use kingpin shims to adjust front width. This is a tuning adjustment. I usualyy will widen the front on high bite tracks to smoothe the car out.
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Old 10-10-2007, 09:30 PM   #2160
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XLB, sounds like you need some racin' therapy.

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You going to Ft.Wayne sunday for the trophy race?
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