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Old 01-05-2012, 05:26 AM   #2356
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Stock rear spring rate is ok.
Have you run your kit already? Last year during the TAC qualifiers everybody was running different spring rates front and rear. I was running blue at the rear and yellow in front. Others had it the other way around with blues in front and yellow at the back.

Anyway to answer your question you can either adjust ride height via the pushrods instead of the turning the collar as mentioned above. And you can play around with adding or removing shims at the rocker arm (same effect as moving the shocks at tue shock tower).

For the rocker arms i think the plastic ones work just fine. Just install bearings instead of using the brass bushings for smoother operation.

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Have you run your kit already? Last year during the TAC qualifiers everybody was running different spring rates front and rear. I was running blue at the rear and yellow in front. Others had it the other way around with blues in front and yellow at the back.

Anyway to answer your question you can either adjust ride height via the pushrods instead of the turning the collar as mentioned above. And you can play around with adding or removing shims at the rocker arm (same effect as moving the shocks at tue shock tower).

For the rocker arms i think the plastic ones work just fine. Just install bearings instead of using the brass bushings for smoother operation.

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I have run my kit over 10 times I think. Yellow at the front? Can you show me a pic so I can see how compressed are your yellow springs at the front, I think it's too soft even if you lengthen the pushrods. Are the bearings for the rocker arms available at Lil's?

Thanks for your help bro. I had lots of 4WD kits before and this kit is almost as good as them with the benefit of a sealed drivetrain.
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I have run my kit over 10 times I think. Yellow at the front? Can you show me a pic so I can see how compressed are your yellow springs at the front, I think it's too soft even if you lengthen the pushrods. Are the bearings for the rocker arms available at Lil's?

Thanks for your help bro. I had lots of 4WD kits before and this kit is almost as good as them with the benefit of a sealed drivetrain.
old set-up here: Tamiya FF03

bearings are available at lils... they're the same size of bearings that go inside the aluminum tamiya ball diffs.

(my kit has alum rocker arms... reused the ones that came with my TA05v2. but i ran my previous TB03 with the plastic rocker arms with bearings)
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Ok, thanks bro.
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Does anybody know the answer???????

Do 417 diff plates fit the FF03 alu outdrives?
no they don't. 417 diff plates are too big.
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:54 PM   #2361
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guys question...

does the old corolla wrc shell fit FF03 medium or small?
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I would think probably on the short setting.
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Ok thanks for the reply. Having problems with Civic shell, I cant lower it as much as I want. I might change to something bigger but FWD models.
Which Civic shell are you running. I want to get one but don't want to run into the same problem I did with the HPI Integra, hood too low for the motor mount. Does anyone know if the HPI Honda Prelude or Mitsubishi Eclipse will fit?
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It's the Civic Castrol. I ended up making a rectangular hole just the motor mount to clear the hood. But then again, I ended up with the Integra shell. It has more room at the front and more menacing.
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Most of my rc'ing has been with drifitng so I'm pretty much a noob to onroad racing. I was working on my FF03 last night setting it up for a race this weekend when I ran into a problem. I noticed that when I press down on the bumper at the left front corner, the rear right tire raises up enough to come off the groound. Tried pressing at the right front and the left rear lifted a little but stays in contact with the ground. I adjusted my front shock collars which helped a little but not enough. Though in doing this my chassis is real close to touching the ground and there's almost no suspension travel. I made adjustments on the rear right droop screw and that didn't seem to help either. I then adjusted the front droop screws which caused both tires on the rear to come off the ground when compressing the front suspension. What am I doing wrong?
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Which Civic shell are you running. I want to get one but don't want to run into the same problem I did with the HPI Integra, hood too low for the motor mount. Does anyone know if the HPI Honda Prelude or Mitsubishi Eclipse will fit?
had no issues intalling the honda civic shell on my ff03 (didn't have to cut holes on the hood to clear anything)...
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I lowered my civic shell more (tires are inside the wheel wells) thats why I have to cut it. In your case it's just fine. Im just trying to achieve the stance that I want.

To glinx: Before you adjust anything on the suspension, make your car race ready first like putting the batt. Adjust desired ride height, then adjust droop.
Mine doesnt lift the rear wheels if you press the front bumper and has identical left and right front spring rates. BTW I didnt use the stock TRF springs.
Just my suggestion. Let the experts here help you.
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What diameter fan fits on the Spec R gearbox?

Thanks in advance.
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What diameter fan fits on the Spec R gearbox?

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30mm i believe...
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What diameter fan fits on the Spec R gearbox?

Thanks in advance.
Hey gents, what viscosity oil are you using (successfully) in your SPEC-R gear diff. My son's car gets too squirrelly in the hairpins, and I think the oil is too thick. A lighter oil will allow more diff action, but I don't know what the original oil was (I didn't install it).

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