05-10-2005, 08:26 AM
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Go Nicky!
Mach10_shooter: A301 for the steering links and A302 for the upper links. (They both come 8 pcs to a set)
Re: The center stiffener post is purely optional.
Re: the gear brace, if you purchased your kit in the USA and you have the older version with no brace included, give US customer service a call.
Re: The gear shimming… for the front one-way start with 0.3mm on the gear side and 0.2mm on the longer side. The front input shaft requires no shims. For the rear, the input shaft should be per the manual. The diff should get 0.2mm on the gear side and 0.3mm on the longer side. Note, if you experience any breakage of the front gears, add more shims to reduce the gear backlash. No backlash is okay and will yield more durability (with a slight efficiency cost).
Re: your car pictures, it looks as though your battery strap is a bit loose. See the attached .jpg for possible cause. The manual is incorrect for step 41.
Re: Complete spring set is HPI Part # 75175 (7 pairs), you’ll need 2 if you want 4 of each spring.
dontfeelcold: A spool is included with USA 2005 spec (I believe will be called Hara Edition)
Pro4: The USA spec kits use MIP CVD’s. The Asian market (+Austrailia) kits use universals.
cpatel529: Any gear shims needed come with the kit as standard parts.
rc-zombies: The new shocks should be about 56.5 center to center. Set longer if running lots of droop.