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Old 07-10-2002, 11:06 PM   #2101
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Wolfman...yep....Sorex tires are killer.

I have said it before...and will say it again....Sorex tires have cut my tire bill to one fourth of what it used to be.....no kidding!
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Old 07-11-2002, 06:26 AM   #2102
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Ling: the rear-adj.-toe-in king!!! I remember that car. Big ol' ball cups....pretty cool though. And it worked....

Matt: Mid or long will add steering, though I've found the steering will be a little different (into, mid or out of corner) depending on the rest of your setup. You might notice a big difference or a slight one.

ixlr8nz: Yes. With the front diff you just can't get the same amount of steering (as you can with the one-way) using the stock tower. So, a LONG time ago a buddy and I came up with putting the rear tower on the front. This really helped the steering alot. So, about 2 years later, it arises again. The new hole in the arm just allows you to give the car the ability to lower the ride height. Without the new hole in the arm, you couldn't lower the ride height below about 5.5mm.
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Old 07-11-2002, 10:28 AM   #2103
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And Associated knows it works - they basically adopted and adapted that setup for the NTC-3 and it works great!
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Old 07-11-2002, 04:11 PM   #2104
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Rear Shock Tower on Front: You can lower the ride height more than 5.5mm by putting spacers under the shock tower. Just don't put too many in or you could strip the hole if the screw is threaded in enough!
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I know this is not TC3 related...but i was watching WRC, and Petter Solberg was being profiled and they had footage of him driving R/C cars...he said he was the Swedish gas champ......kewl.
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Old 07-11-2002, 09:01 PM   #2106
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If you dont want to shim the shock tower, you can just cut down the shock eyelet down a few mm and then the spring retainer will sit lower on the shaft. I can get 3 mm ride height having done this.
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Old 07-12-2002, 04:00 AM   #2107
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Wish I could Here we do tech every heat & race. We have to run 53 OZ and 5.5mm ride height. car runs better on the track in pratice at 4 & 5........
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Putting spacers under the tower ALSO changes the roll center of the car. Not necessarilly a problem, but something you might not want.

Shaving just seems like a whole lot of work....IMO. Again, you'd be changing the roll center.
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Old 07-12-2002, 02:59 PM   #2109
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guys please vote for my TC3, #7, in the painting contest
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so tired am I of #7 that I will NOT vote for that car. . . were it a TC-3 related post, then I might consider it. . .
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I know this is not TC3 related...but i was watching WRC, and Petter Solberg was being profiled and they had footage of him driving R/C cars...he said he was the Swedish gas champ......kewl.
I guess you mean norwegian champ since he's from Norway.

Interesting though that he said he was a champ. I haven't heard that before, but I guess I'll have to look it up. I'll let you know what I find.

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Shaving just seems like a whole lot of work....IMO. Again, you'd be changing the roll center.
Hi Tony!
Are you sure that the shock length affects the roll center? If you are, please explain it to us.

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Airwide...Swedish/Norwegian.........Its all "NORDIC" to me.....

Also.....I think the Roll center issue concerns the location of the upper control link....raising the tower raises the upper link....but.....raising the tower 1/8" would allow the use of the lower hole, while keeping the roll center the same.
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I can tell you are from TX and not MN or WI, them's fightin' words up here. It would be like saying: Texas, Vermont, they're all Americans to me.
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Racin' Rev.......Actually i was born in Indiana......after school, i moved to Texas....I'm still a Hoosier at heart....but not a basketball Hoosier....an Indy 500 Hoosier......Back home again...in Indiana...and it seems that i can see.......the gleaming candle light....still burning bright....through the sycamores, for me...the new mown hay, sends all its fragrance...from the fields i use to roam....how i dream about the moonlight on the Wabash....how i long for my Indiana home......Gentlemen....START YOOOOUR ENNNNGINES......HELL YEAH!!!!!!!!!

Texas/Vermont.....they are all Americans to me....even California...as "different" as they are...still Americans.....TPHalen.......no offense bro....lolol
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