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Old 01-27-2013, 03:22 PM   #3121
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Is it common to file the FH/screws to make the fit flush on the bottm side of the X Brace
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:32 PM   #3122
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Is it common to file the FH/screws to make the fit flush on the bottm side of the X Brace
I'm not exactly sure what you're asking Tom...
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:33 PM   #3123
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Hey Andrew,

I'm too picky about the counter sinking on the x brace. The steel screws when sung dont fit flush...

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Hey Guys,

I tried a few things over the weekend on a slightly lower bite track with a short straight and more turns.

results: Great!!

What I tried:

I left the front end the same,
I changed the rear side springs to orange and the cemter shock spring to CRC black.

The car had crazy roll and was fast threw the tight turns.
Never diff'ed out and ran consistant the entire run.
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As to SG1's setup, I also run at The Gate and work closely with him on testing. After his switch to the orange rears I did the same except with blue front springs and a 14# center (Associated VCS red). It is a faster and easier to drive setup. It starts to mimic a rubber tired TC with the body roll and just carves the corners.
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Hey Guys,

I tried a few things over the weekend on a slightly lower bite track with a short straight and more turns.

results: Great!!

What I tried:

I left the front end the same,
I changed the rear side springs to orange and the cemter shock spring to CRC black.

The car had crazy roll and was fast threw the tight turns.
Never diff'ed out and ran consistant the entire run.
Who makes the orange side spring.......And ....is it linear or progressive.
I glanced at the CRC site and didn't see it.

I put a simular set up on mine this weekend...except I used 50 front spring and the shorter kingpins. I was leading the main against Ian's car for a while, but ended up second by about a second. exact fast lap times so it's me and not the car... I would like to try the different springs for a loose condition myself.
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:26 PM   #3127
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Who makes the orange side spring.......And ....is it linear or progressive.
I glanced at the CRC site and didn't see it.

I put a simular set up on mine this weekend...except I used 50 front spring and the shorter kingpins. I was leading the main against Ian's car for a while, but ended up second by about a second. exact fast lap times so it's me and not the car... I would like to try the different springs for a loose condition myself.
Windtunnel, they are progressive.

Do you have long upper arms on yours?
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Windtunnel, they are progressive.

Do you have long upper arms on yours?
Short Arm..I considered changing ,but I wasn't sure what it would change on the car for handling
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:16 PM   #3129
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Short Arm..I considered changing ,but I wasn't sure what it would change on the car for handling
Long arms, long kingpins, and side springs = easier driving and faster lap times
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Windtunnel, they are progressive.
Do you know how the Wind Tunnel Oranges compare to to CRC Blues (Next softer than White) or AE Black or Green side springs?

The Wind Tunnel oranges are softer then the CRC whites you were running right?
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Do you know how the Wind Tunnel Oranges compare to to CRC Blues (Next softer than White) or AE Black or Green side springs?

The Wind Tunnel oranges are softer then the CRC whites you were running right?
From doing testing with scales the Windtunnel oranges are just slightly softer then the CRC Blues.

I'm not sure how that compairs to Assoc. springs.
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For the long arm conversion..do I need to use the 3277 CF piece like on my 1-12 scale? My guess is the the connector strip would need cut to fit the front track width of a WGT.
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For the long arm conversion..do I need to use the 3277 CF piece like on my 1-12 scale? My guess is the the connector strip would need cut to fit the front track width of a WGT.
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Who makes the orange side spring.......And ....is it linear or progressive.
I glanced at the CRC site and didn't see it.

I put a simular set up on mine this weekend...except I used 50 front spring and the shorter kingpins. I was leading the main against Ian's car for a while, but ended up second by about a second. exact fast lap times so it's me and not the car... I would like to try the different springs for a loose condition myself.
The car is still undefeated at home! There was some concern about that for the opening minutes of the Main, but CD was able to pull it out in the end. You guys had a great race.
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The car is still undefeated at home! There was some concern about that for the opening minutes of the Main, but CD was able to pull it out in the end. You guys had a great race.
Yes it is..but twice it came close to getting beat...either from Spur-itus or getting caught in an altercatioon. Nothing lasts forever .

What I think is funny is everyone talks about VTA and USGT as the best racing classes with equality as the standard. For us... WGT is.

I'm putting the long arm front end on this Thursday and fresh foam... and like the saying goes in Cleveland...Going to "Tighten It Up"
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