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Old 05-28-2003, 03:12 PM   #6256
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Old 05-28-2003, 03:23 PM   #6257
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How does the IRS dawg bones compare with the steel and or aluminum ones? are they more resistant to bending, wear and tear, etc...?
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OK I'm a dummie head. What are pin cushions?
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Old 05-29-2003, 05:47 AM   #6259
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Chefo,

Most dogbones have a pin going trough it to keep in place when put in an outdrive. Most of them are made of some type of metal. When we mean pin cushion, it just means that instead of just metal, they put a rubber sleeve over the metal to help prevent dents or divets to the outdrive. IRS is one company that makes dogbones with a pin cushion, and I beleive they sell the pin cushion seperately also. Here is pic to sorda show you!!
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Old 05-29-2003, 05:51 AM   #6260
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highwayman IRS Dawg Bones are red in color and are thicker than the stock MIP alum bones that come with the G Plus. They come with the pin cushins are already in for you and come with spares. They are aluminum si I would imagine they could bend just like any other alum bone but mine are wearing great but I don't normally take big hits to the walls so this will help keep them straight.

Pin cushins are rubber covered dog bone pins that replace the stock pin on your bone. They keep from digging into your outdrives. Check out the IRS website and go under XXX-S section and they have pictures of their stuff. You will get a great look at them and see what I mean. After using their bones with the cushions in I would not go back to stock setup again.
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I know a while back this was discussed and probably discussed on several occasions but scanning this thread for this could be time consuming. What is the fix for steering slop in the XXX-S G+??
Just seems to be a lot of play in the front end. Any input is much appreciated!!!
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Old 05-29-2003, 01:26 PM   #6262
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Not to be smart, but if you have slop in your G+ steering you either need to build it right or replace some seriously worn ball cups and/or c-hub bushings......
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Old 05-29-2003, 01:54 PM   #6263
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Most XXX-S cars that I've seen, even brand new ones, seem to have a bit more play in the steering than other cars I've seen. I'm not sure how much it affects performance, but it's rather annoying to notice.

I would start with shimming everything to reduce play in the arms, carriers, and so on, and then replacing ball cups where necessary. You probably won't get it to be perfect, but there's always room for improvement.
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The car needs a little slop so the car can track straight so leave a little slop in the car. I remember looking at Tossilini's car when he ran for Schumacher. The car he drove and won with at the Nats had a fair amount of slop. My Schumacher was alot nicer looking overall and had alot less slop. One problem is I'm not a national champ and he is. He didn't seem to worry about it so I don't worry about it as much as I use to.

My G+ has some steering slop but it don't affect my performance in any way.
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Most dogbones have a pin going trough it to keep in place when put in an outdrive. Most of them are made of some type of metal. When we mean pin cushion, it just means that instead of just metal, they put a rubber sleeve over the metal to help prevent dents or divets to the outdrive. IRS is one company that makes dogbones with a pin cushion, and I beleive they sell the pin cushion seperately also. Here is pic to sorda show you!!
Ortiz, Thanks for the info!
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Old 05-30-2003, 05:34 AM   #6266
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I ran one at the Reedy race and am still running it. They give awesome pull coming out of the corner and through the sweepers. You just need to tune some extra turn in into the car. I talked to Matt Francis at the Reedy race and he likes to run all four corners equal as far as the dampning and springs when running a spool.
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I ran one at the Reedy race and am still running it. They give awesome pull coming out of the corner and through the sweepers. You just need to tune some extra turn in into the car. I talked to Matt Francis at the Reedy race and he likes to run all four corners equal as far as the dampning and springs when running a spool.
Would you know, if he ran different springs with a one way?
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I'm not sure but I did hear someone say he dosen't normally run with a oneway anyways. He was running purples all around with 50 wt oil and 56 pistons. I'm not sure if he was running a swaybar or not but he didn't say anything about mine having the swaybar on.
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Would you know, if he ran different springs with a one way?
Matt doesn't use a oneway. He still had his diff in the car practicing today for the Speedworld cup. Most of the Losi guys came down for this weekend's race.
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