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Old 05-30-2002, 01:55 PM   #1921
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Well I hope they come out with a different part number instead of a running change like they did with the droop screw change. That was a nightmare.
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Old 05-31-2002, 09:09 PM   #1922
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TPHalen.....whatever happens with the scoring...good run anyway......

Locking the front diff...or atleast tightening it somewhat....anybody try this on carpet.......commments?
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Old 06-01-2002, 08:17 PM   #1923
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Thanks. If I could have just had 2 more good starts....
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Old 06-02-2002, 02:45 AM   #1924
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Default Rear shock tower on front and new A-arms.

For those anxious to test those new setup. I'll remember to all that comes with associated shocks some spacers to install into the shock chamber.

Putting spacers into people can get the desired ground clearance, but the shock travel can be little hampered and letting too little shock travel (beware of running them on parking lots or bumpy tracks).

Just my 0.01 Euro cent.
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Old 06-02-2002, 06:16 AM   #1925
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Tony could you give us a measurement of the 2 holes. Maybe a center of one hole to center of the 2nd hole. I bet we could just drill an extra set of arms to try it out. Of course if you are running on a bumpy parking lot 5mm of clearance isn't necessarily a bad thing.

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Old 06-02-2002, 07:53 AM   #1926
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I already have those arms. I got some last thursday I don't know if they are the "new ones" but they have two hole and are a shiny plastic feel to them.
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Old 06-02-2002, 04:48 PM   #1927
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Sure. I have to get the arms out (just got back from a Hobby People race), and I'm a little tired and, well, really don't want to do it right now

I will get them out either tomorrow or Tuesday and measure them.
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Why would you want to lock your front diff? More steering? Doesn't make sense to me.
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Old 06-02-2002, 06:14 PM   #1929
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one of the rules during the reedy race is no use of one-ways
so the next best thing to a oneway is to lock your front diff
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I ran the Reedy Race setup but without the new arms (of course) but with a oneway. It gave me the perfect setup for my track here (stock class.) Mod class my spur stripped out, so not too much testing there (along with a broken cvd with 3wd action!) Seems to have worked really nicely in stock though. Just wish I had my backup car at the race to get another CVD out. Anyways, just giving my report on the rearshock tower deal. As far as ride height I can get under 5mm. But at this track you don't want to go any lower than 5mm or you'll scrub on the bumps. Anyways, thanks for the input. I'll have to wait on those new arms I guess to test them out.

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Tony could you give us a measurement of the 2 holes. Maybe a center of one hole to center of the 2nd hole. I bet we could just drill an extra set of arms to try it out. Of course if you are running on a bumpy parking lot 5mm of clearance isn't necessarily a bad thing.

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myst - The distance between the inner hinge pin and the outer hole in the new fromt arm is exactly the same distance as the holes in the rear arm. Got it??
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Old 06-03-2002, 02:05 AM   #1932
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Locked front diff.

Would I be right in thinking that this gives less steering into the corner allowing you to brake harder and later, but it gives more steering and allows the car to accelerate harder when on power?

Presumably the major trade offf is that it scrubs speed through the corner when you are off power so may suffer round long slow corners.

On the basis that getting on the power early makes up far more time than getting on the brakes late it has got to be worth trying this.
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Just to make sure for those who just learn about the new rear arms...

The new hole position is inside the old hole on the arm.
Not on the out side.......

What a hole !!.....
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dw. Yes. It does give alot more on-power. Locking the front diff prevents if from 'diffing' coming out of corner. It also accelerates harder from a standstill.

You might scrub a little speed in the center of a corner, but you'll definitely pick it up coming out....
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Tony: Has anyone on the team given you the tire set up to run at Hot Rods yet???? I know Sorex is the tire to run out there, but what insert and wheels does the track perfer. I'll be running in the stock class at the Nats this weekend and I don't want to glue up four sets of tires olny to find out I put the wrong insert in. Thanks in advance
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