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Old 12-13-2001, 07:29 AM   #781
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Hi MarkG - Thanks for your reply. yeah I checked everything possible. I believe the shock mounting holes are a little lower on the Mission than the Axis 2. I almost ahd the problem on the Axis 2 also. perhaps I should add I was testing on near new Take Off tyres and 3rd shock mounting hole. other shock mounting holes bring the ride height down. Anyhow I ended up cutting just the rear shock shaft ball cups down by 2mm. I added the spacers to compensate and all seems to have worked fine. Should cut the front down also for consistency.

I tested drive pulleys today also on a fairly large open track. 20t was definewtly better. 17T revved out too early despite same overall ratio.

After having broken in belts and bearings etc I have the following conclusions. My car is faster with justb a tad more acceleration but loads more runtime. Im doing 4 laps more and am playing around with gearing more as I think I can go higher. No point coming back with wasted mahs!!
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Old 12-13-2001, 09:15 AM   #782
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Chris, Yeah i had this problem and cut 2mm of both front and rear. I'm told it is worse with the threaded bodies. I found blues OK, but needed to do it when i ran yellows. Haven't tried any other springs yet.
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Old 12-13-2001, 09:32 AM   #783
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Yowzers!!! $45 for a pair (2) of threaded shock bodies w/ adjusters......
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Old 12-13-2001, 10:37 AM   #784
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Oasis - Maybe you have the front shock mount in the rear and the rear in front. The are different! With the little cut out must in the rear.

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Old 12-13-2001, 12:46 PM   #785
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Wow....I thought I was the only one with ride height problems! I guess I didnt build it wrong I could get it down to a decent ride height if I screwed the adj's almost off the shock body (threaded shocks) and I was going to cut the ball cups down but when I tried asc. springs like Kevin suggested I couldnt get enough ride height, not enough threads to make up the difference in spring lenghts. How is everyone setting the rear toe in? Do I have to buy a Hudy setup system or does someone have a good way to measure it with out one?
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Old 12-13-2001, 01:58 PM   #786
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Sander, Trust me it is an issue, my car is built properly.

ottoman, Personally i use the schumacher set-up wheels. The ones for the rear allow you to stand the rear of the car on it's end and then use a std camber guage. This isn't perfect as there is a chance that the toe could change as the suspension is compressed (haven't checked it, but the origional axis did) I don't think it is a problem with A2/Mission though.
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Old 12-13-2001, 05:06 PM   #787
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Impact-U2297 is 45.00 for 4 bodys and collars.

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Ottoman.....Im sorry I should have said that for the Associated springs I flip the threaded shock collar over. But when you do this be carful becasue it is very easy to get the adjuster cross threaded, just take your time and put a little bit of oil on the threads it makes it go on smoother. Its hard because the O-ring goes on first and does not let the threads catch evenly so just take your time. With the new car you can take off the rear body post and stand the car up on the rear tires and measure the toe-in. Or you can pick up the schumacher set up wheels they work a little easier. How did the car work?

Just to let every one know that I did have a problem with the kit springs on the car they are too long. I did have an older set from my axis and they are noticibly shorter. I do remember once I got 2 spring sets and one set was shorther then the other by about 2 mm. and they both had the same part number. I dont know that they changed the springs at all just what I noticed.
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Old 12-13-2001, 05:09 PM   #789
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I haven't had any ride hieght problems with my car. Shock length at 66mm with red, yellow springs. I also have threaded bodies. Thier adjusted with about 2 or 3 threads showing above adjuster. Would be interesting to see your cars to figure out why.
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Adrian and Trips- Sweet looking cars. I wish I was set-up to post pictures of my car. Hum. Maybe a friend of mine can help me out.
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Last One, looks pretty good after 2 race weekends!
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I haven't had any problems with ride height. I am using all new springs as I sold my olds ones with my A2.

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Well Im glad I raised a valid argument. I definitely have the shock towers the right way around. I think they have dimples to make sure of this.

The ball cups are very long and cuttingn them down slightly is no hassle. Im just glad I havent been a pleb and been the only one with the problem! hehe

Can I just say how free this transmission is! Mine is just nuts! Its like there is nothing in the transmission. It seems to spin forever. Im loving the increased runtime! hehe
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