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Old 01-27-2008, 09:47 AM   #3931
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Old 01-27-2008, 09:49 AM   #3932
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Those werent them, lol. i had to actually look in the bag with the screws and shock to find it, those 4 big ones are the ones that hold the front suspension to the chassis

Im done with my front suspension, but i decided to dye the fiberglass blue, and it's looking okay, just drying now. My hobby shop didnt have 35 wt shock oil, so i guess when i get to it, illleave it off for a bit.

My hobby shop owner also mentioned that the few hopups, like the one piece side plate, and the servo spacer, and those aluminum caster blocks (??) are really great to get, once i start racing, so do you guys think they are worth getting?
Hey buddy,

I have been running 40wt. oil lately. 35 works real good, i am just finding 40wt to suit the carpet tracks i have run on lately.

The upgrades are real nice to have. They are not a must but they do add to the handling.
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Old 01-27-2008, 03:27 PM   #3933
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okay, everything worked out fine, except the shock, which i cant do until i get the shock oil, but i have another question, is there supposed to be 4 small bearings left over on the end? i followed the directions exact;y how they were, and the car looks to be in perfect working order, but im not sure why i only used one size of bearing? theres also 2 small aluminum caps that didnt go anywhere, so im guessing they cover something? the blue turned out real good, and it looks just the way i want it. Thanks guys.
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, but i have another question, is there supposed to be 4 small bearings left over on the end?

Front wheel bearings?
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Old 01-27-2008, 05:23 PM   #3935
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okay, everything worked out fine, except the shock, which i cant do until i get the shock oil, but i have another question, is there supposed to be 4 small bearings left over on the end? i followed the directions exact;y how they were, and the car looks to be in perfect working order, but im not sure why i only used one size of bearing? theres also 2 small aluminum caps that didnt go anywhere, so im guessing they cover something? the blue turned out real good, and it looks just the way i want it. Thanks guys.
The 4 bearings are for your front wheels. The 2 black little caps,if i am thinking the right thing, are the pressure plates that go on top of the pivot balls on the flex plates. THey are there to keep the set screw from binding on the pivot ball.
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hm, i dont think thats that, i didnt use the set screws, as no one at the track uses it. I thought it was to hold the front wheels on? theyre two shiny aluminum cap like things, really small. but im not sure how they would hold the wheel on. Another question is my diff seems really tight, everything is like its supposed to be, but it takes some effort to spin the diff, if i loosen it a bit, the gear slips, its also wobbly (the gear) and im scared to tighten it any more. Sorry for all the stupid questions, but a bunch of this stuff is still foreign to me, and i dont know whom else to ask.
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Old 01-27-2008, 07:12 PM   #3937
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Red flag buddy. The diff shouldnt feel that tight. If you hold the spur and spin 1 hub it should be nice and free. If not then something is wrong. Give me a call in the morning and i will go over it with you before i leave for the snowbirds.
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Old 01-27-2008, 07:50 PM   #3938
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it does spin freely when i hold the spur, but i think the lube is still making it a bit tougher to spin. It may feel weirder, becaue on my hobby shop owner's car, the diff spun freely when one wheel was turned, but i think it might have been since his motor was installed. It's alright that when i spin the shaft, it goes freely forward, but when i hold the spur, the diff works?
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Old 01-27-2008, 08:14 PM   #3939
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Why dont you bring the car down to 360 raceway?
There are a bunch of guys running the car that can
check it out for you.

Or see the guys at Brownies Hobbies they are on staten island.
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Good luck to the people running DB12Rs at the Birds!!

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Question...what is the range of damper fluid people use in their tubes? What is most common on carpet? And what is the overall effect of lighter/heavier?
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sure lube 3,4 and I have heard of some going to 5. the higher the number the more steering you will get to a point. then the inside tire starts lifting
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The gear should wobble side to side some. If it didn't your diff washers would be right up against the gear and your diff wouldn't work.
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Ferrarimk13,
You mentioned that nobody at your local track uses the set screws in the flex plates. I understand if they're not using the tweak screws but can't imagine not using the set screws over the pivot balls. There's too much slop in the rear pod if you don't properly adjust the pivot ball tension with the set screws.

With the shiny caps... are they the spacers for the rear axle?

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giantbill, i do go to brownies, thats where i bought it, and they help me a lot, but i might ask them next time i go to get shock oil. Im gonna start running at 360, by maybe this summer, as i didnt get any electronics yet.

Chemical X, im not too sure what the set screws in the pivot balls are. What size set screw is it, that i should put inside the pivot balls of the flex plates? Yeah, when i said the set screws in the flexplates, i meant the tweak screws, sorry.
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also, what are some good screw sets. Maybe eventually i should get titanium? im not sure which screws should be replaced, anyone change theirs? In the BMI gallery, two guys had red, and purple screws, and they look pretty cool.

those screws that are left over might be to hold the front wheels or do the hex nuts do that?
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