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Old 12-21-2009, 07:43 AM   #8206
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Thanks.
Does this mean that flat servo is better on a large, flowing track?
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Old 12-21-2009, 08:51 AM   #8207
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Jason could answer that better than I could. I don't run any large tracks, sorry.
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Old 12-21-2009, 02:07 PM   #8208
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Running the servo flat will tame the car or mellow it out when it feels twitchy. I usually run it angled and work with setup.
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Old 12-22-2009, 03:20 PM   #8209
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I know i am lame but with limited track time I would like to have it right before I get their...

Can someone post a picture of what they are doing for the spacers with the caster blocks and possibly the spring setup with the 1/10 scale pin that was mentioned earlier...

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I'll post some pics of my front end tomorrow.
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Old 12-23-2009, 07:42 AM   #8211
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Here's the pics of my front end.
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Here's the pics of my front end.
Not quite what I was expecting from you...
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Old 12-23-2009, 08:01 AM   #8213
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Typical Gate guy, mind is always in the gutter....
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Thanks for the pics!

Do you know how many spacers you used at the top of your kingpins?

What was the benefits you noticed switching up your front end like this? Were are you seeing the improvements?

Thanks!
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Which rod ends did you use for the center brace and what size turn buckle did you use for the upper arm?
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Thanks for the pics!

Do you know how many spacers you used at the top of your kingpins?

What was the benefits you noticed switching up your front end like this? Were are you seeing the improvements?

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I think there are 6 of the gold spacers on top of each king pin. They are the long 1/10 kingpins so you need quite a few. As far as improvements, the long kingpins just help to get the preload right with the BMI linear springs since they are longer than the associated ones, they also give you more roll center adjustment. And the long arms calm the car down at the apex of the corner keeping the car from digging and scrubbing speed.

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Those were some old Du-Bro ends I had laying around they just happened to work.

I had a machinist buddy of mine make those turnbuckles for me, the stock one will work but is a little short and not as stout as I liked it. You might be able to find one that will work online somewhere or maybe Jason could make them if enuff people want them. The specs are 6-40 thread x .875" overall length and are just made from aluminum.
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Old 12-23-2009, 11:39 AM   #8217
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Ok Jason we want aluminum spacers for upper suspension arm and brace for xmas. Get on it.
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Old 12-23-2009, 12:41 PM   #8218
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I have seen cars built this way (from bottom up):
e-clip - spring - lower arm - steering block - 4 king pin shims - upper arm - 1 king pin shim - e-clip
This makes the upper arm more angled. What does this make to the car?
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That will make the car more agressive at the apex of the corner as you will have more camber gain.
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Hope everyone has a good Christmas!
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