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Old 04-08-2004, 10:18 PM   #3241
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also, they say tight rest your car flat on the setup board and tighten them, don't hold the car in your hand and tighten.
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Old 04-08-2004, 10:24 PM   #3242
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Guys;

Just went over the Upper Deck tighening sequence AGAIN, and the same result.

If I put just the 2 screws for the Drive Shaft support, you can see that the rest of the holes are off about 0.5mm. It is like everything is off from front to back by this amount.

Guess I'm going to have to send it in and request a replacement.

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also, they say tight rest your car flat on the setup board and tighten them, don't hold the car in your hand and tighten.
Yeah, I found that I get much better results if the chasis is on a flat surface when tightening. Don't even think about doing it with the tires on.
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Old 04-08-2004, 11:32 PM   #3244
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Guys;

Just went over the Upper Deck tighening sequence AGAIN, and the same result.

If I put just the 2 screws for the Drive Shaft support, you can see that the rest of the holes are off about 0.5mm. It is like everything is off from front to back by this amount.

Guess I'm going to have to send it in and request a replacement.

Thanks,
So it doesn't sit flat AFTER tightening down the upper deck?

If not, then yes, you probably are owed a new one....
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Old 04-08-2004, 11:48 PM   #3245
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Just went over the Upper Deck tighening sequence AGAIN, and the same result.
Maybe try resetting your diff cases?
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Old 04-09-2004, 12:03 AM   #3246
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that's weird...

aren't these parts machined by computer controlled mills and molded by perfect molds?
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Old 04-09-2004, 12:09 AM   #3247
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Ben, are you going to the Reedy race? If I get in I "was" going to run my Pro4, but the gear problems are making me thing twice about it and I think I am at least going to bring my Surikarn along.
It's the end of May, correct? If I can get some pre orders in for my diff backing plate the production run could be done before that race.

I probably need to pre sell around 25 of them and they look like they will cost around $18 currently. These are machined from 6061 T6 aircraft grade aluminum and will be purple anodize and include the M2 screws. I realize that cost might sound a little high, but if they save a few gears they are cheaper for us racers in the long run. But I will be sure to post exact pricing and info when it's ready.

Futureal, how about that Team PRP forum? Haven't heard back yet. You must be suuuuuper busy, eh?
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Futureal, how about that Team PRP forum? Haven't heard back yet. You must be suuuuuper busy, eh?
Can't you just start that forum yourself? Just title it how you want and it'll be the PRP forum.
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18 bucks is fine with me. Thats cheap compared to the frustation of not finishing a race when you drive into a board and strip a gear. Its worse if your leading...
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Yup, Memorial Day Weekend, but there aren't any one-ways allowed, only dual diffs or a front spool (hint, hint ) We should know tomorrow who's in and who isn't in for the RROC
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Pops....is the chassis sitting on a flat surface with out any shocks or tires on? If the chassis is not sitting flat on the ground then it might bow and that would lead to the holes not matching up. Just a thought.....
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Ben - I got on him last night about it, and ill get on him again here in a second.

Beeb - not really.. We don't allow such "threads" unless they are a tech advertiser.
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Beeb - not really.. We don't allow such "threads" unless they are a tech advertiser.
Well, he's an advert. So if he starts the thread then it'll be legit. Yes?

Obviously there's some red tape that I'm unaware of, but if he's the "real deal" then everything should be "cool" and the thread would flourish!

It seems silly that someone other than the thread "tech" would have to start the thread. I mean, what is going to happen if he makes an "Official Team PRP" thread? Is he going to stop it?

Obviously if I started the thread it would be crap. But if he started the trhead himself, then? Wouldn't it be legit?
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Old 04-09-2004, 01:18 AM   #3254
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i have seen many pictures of cars with the upper deck turned over and using counter sunk washers and screws.

this supposedly eliminates some of the tweak.

worth a try i guess.
This is exactly the way Atsushi Hara runs his chassis also.
Maybe he did file a little the misaligned holes.
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beeb - ill pm you the short version ( tired ...sleep time... )

should explain it..
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