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Old 09-08-2004, 07:32 AM   #7066
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For spares, the main things you might need are front arms and caster blocks. The only thing I've ever broken on the car is a caster block. For hop-ups, you should get the carpet shock towers and you might want to get steel or Ti universals for the front. The plastic ones will work fine for the rear. Then there is always the 1way, if you want it. Other than that, you don't really need anything else. To make the stock shock fit the lowered tower properly, you will need to cut the shock shaft threads down and the ball cup, so that you can get proper suspension travel. Just cut the thread length in half on both the shaft and the cups.
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Old 09-08-2004, 08:23 AM   #7067
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Mo can you get away with only cutting the ball cup down? Thats what I did and it seems to work....am I missing something? maybe ill have to take another look at the car....
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Old 09-08-2004, 08:35 AM   #7068
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Maybe with running foams, since they are going to be a smaller diameter. I haven't run carpet yet so I have only run rubber.
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Old 09-08-2004, 09:49 AM   #7069
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now i have some questions as to if im setting up correctly. can you walk me through setting droop and where you should start, how do you know when to change, and what conditions = what amount of droop to be run. if you want to email me please feel free. robert.barry@burrowco.com

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Old 09-08-2004, 09:54 AM   #7070
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I think you have to cut the shock rod as well, at least for rubber, I just did that last weekend. Removing 2mm from the rod is enough.
With rod left intact your shocks will be too long, you will not get enough suspension uptravel, which can cause some funny behaviour. I always set droop first, then set the shock length so that they are only a fraction longer than needed for max droop. This way they will have maximum uptravel.
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Old 09-08-2004, 11:14 AM   #7071
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On the shock tower is it a must have? I'm only racing on asphalt,and I'm planing on using the Tamiya shocks anyway.
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Old 09-08-2004, 12:08 PM   #7072
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If you are running on asphalt neither the TRF shocks nor the lowered shock towers are necessary.
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Old 09-08-2004, 01:11 PM   #7073
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Thank you for the reply.I was wondering about that,I also have an Xray and if you run foams they also have a carpet tower,I guess it does the same thing.
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Old 09-08-2004, 01:29 PM   #7074
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Just ordered one and some spare parts..should be here on monday..
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Old 09-08-2004, 02:19 PM   #7075
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I run foam tires outdoors so my car is kind of setup for carpet already...
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Old 09-08-2004, 04:02 PM   #7076
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Anybody got a spare Mi2 battery strap they want to get rid off cheap?? I broke mine and I have a hard time using tape. I always end up w/ ejected batteries. Pls. pm if you do. Thanks.
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PW, what ESC profile did you use on your 19T car at Portland? Your car had some major rip, where my car with the same speedo has always felt flat
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These are the importers in each of the eastern states, i would be extremely surprised if none of these have them in stock. Tell them Bradd Vercoe referred you.
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Adrian, nice talking to you today. I forgot to ask about the pulley, but I was 90% sure I knew the answer. 20T not the 17, right? Thanks again.
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