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Old 02-24-2008, 01:25 PM   #25231
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Good job to the MD crew, Klingage I hate to see you leave but you have my email and such.

Interesting day for me ending badly in front of family, darn CVD's

Austin Harrison held it down in 10.5, I cried in 13.5, and S. Palmer brought home..... no hardware (I did see him clean his car though)
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Old 02-24-2008, 01:56 PM   #25232
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I tried the 2008 chassis + topdeck today on carpet with rubber tires (LRP VTEC 27R spec tyre) at our national cup series race and I liked it a lot. Didn't have much time to test (last time I ran the car was in November, after that it's been only VRC ). I decided to run the couple morning practices and first qualifier with the 2007 5-cell chassis and stock topdeck, then switch the chassis and topdeck for the second heat. With the old chassis the rear end felt a bit twitchy, it wanted to step out on corner entry, but was still quite fast and drivable. I really didn't want MORE steering at that point, especially knowing that the grip would come up during the day, so I wasn't expecting much from the new chassis. Anyway, since I had decided to try it, I did that for the second qualifier. I was amazed... the car felt like it had more steering, but the rear calmed down a lot, it didn't step out any more and the car was a blast to drive. Got TQ run in that round (best lap 9.81, average 10,13), didn't improve in 3rd (rolled twice) and went on to win all 3 finals with ease, even got 9.63 lap in the last final, when I had already won the race and really dared to push it
My setup is attached, if ayone cares to check it... maybe it could use a bit more steering, (front outer tire was 38C after the race, rear outer was 36C, the other side ~34C, so it was understeering just a bit), but it was very easy to drive and consistent. I used the 35t front pulley (this isn't in the setup sheet, as I only recalled it later and didn't bother to do it all again from scratch), I also ran the lightweight bulkheads, Ti/Al screws, Ti lower hingepins and maybe something else... the total weight according to my kitchen scale was 1415g with the lightweight JB inserts, probably ~1440 with "normal" inserts. 1400 is the limit, so I was quite close... Ti turnbuckles are still waiting in the pitbox for someone to actually bother putting them on I was very happy with the car today.
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Old 02-24-2008, 01:58 PM   #25233
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Good job to the MD crew, Klingonmynizzzzutts I hate to see you leave but you have my email and such.

Interesting day for me ending badly in front of family, darn CVD's

Austin Harrison held it down in 10.5, I cried in 13.5, and S. Palmer brought home..... no hardware (I did see him clean his car though)
Had fun racing today with you and Shawn!! glad to see Shawn out qualify you but lots of fun!! Let me know when you get some tires it !!
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Old 02-24-2008, 02:19 PM   #25234
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Has anyone had troubles pushing the purple diff height adjusting thingys into the bulkhead slots? I've given up on one of mine after trying to pry it into the slot after a diff rebuilt. I'm gonna order a new one and see if that helps.
Just an update to this. I bought some new ones and they fit like a glove, so the old ones has apparently been warped after I pulled them out. No idea why, but at least I can put my diff back in now
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Old 02-24-2008, 02:47 PM   #25235
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is there any advantages to use alloy cvd over steel ones?
I use tamiya steel cvd s at front they are rock solid but way heavier than alloy ones so do you think Is that better to use alloy ones?
many thanx to all for your help and support
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Old 02-24-2008, 03:06 PM   #25236
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Ran a completely new setup on my Mi3 yesterday, it might have been the best to date, but we got rained out after the first qualifier and I made the changes that would have mattered for the 2'nd qualifier. Interested to see if it's as good as I think it'll be the next time I go out.
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Old 02-24-2008, 03:27 PM   #25237
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Just an update to this. I bought some new ones and they fit like a glove, so the old ones has apparently been warped after I pulled them out. No idea why, but at least I can put my diff back in now
I've seen that on the very first batch of cars, one of the cars we got had 2 of those... there was even some talk about it back then either here or on Schumacher web forum. Apparently the eccentric pieces had the slot for the bulkhead machined just a bit too narrow. They actually fit, but took a lot of force. Nothing that a bit of filing work wouldn't fix though.
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Old 02-24-2008, 03:44 PM   #25238
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It was good times, I will say my speed passion ran completely different today then last time, and zero practice for 2 months didn't help...

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It was good times, I will say my speed passion ran completely different today then last time, and zero practice for 2 months didn't help...
I think it was the girlie looking body that you were running j/k
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What did Ron call it while announcing???


Lavender I think?

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Old 02-24-2008, 03:50 PM   #25241
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What did Ron call it while announcing???


Lavender I think?
no i think he meant "Liberachi" colors
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hey there, you got part numbers for those tamiya CVD's?
i've tried everything, and still no joy with the schumacher ones/
[the pins break where the universal joins the bone even with U3020's]

any mods required to making them fit??

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is there any advantages to use alloy cvd over steel ones?
I use tamiya steel cvd s at front they are rock solid but way heavier than alloy ones so do you think Is that better to use alloy ones?
many thanx to all for your help and support
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Old 02-24-2008, 10:00 PM   #25243
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The EC shocks were so good Kerr still runs them on his dirtbike!!!!!
Get it right. I run one for the rear shock on my mountain bike.
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My best advice is make sure your not still using the purple ones and get the silver ones.

It sounds like you still have the old (original style) CVD's

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hey there, you got part numbers for those tamiya CVD's?
i've tried everything, and still no joy with the schumacher ones/
[the pins break where the universal joins the bone even with U3020's]

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Old 02-25-2008, 08:21 AM   #25245
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true try new silver dogbones they are really solid....
I'll try to let u know the part numbers a.s.a.p
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