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Old 02-10-2011, 04:02 PM   #331
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Until we get something from Larry - here is a temporary solution to the ride height issue http://www.racerlog.com/wiki/T.O.P._Rebel
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Why are youguys swapping out to different steering blocks?
I got some threaded axles (i believe they were for the AE R5. and the slotted straight in no issues.
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There are a couple of these showing up at our local track. I'm sure there will a couple of things to work on.
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Old 02-10-2011, 07:01 PM   #334
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Has anyone noticed any strange handling immediately after putting the car sideways or hitting a dot?
On the bench when moving the pod, the side springs click in and out of the side link recesses, sometimes getting caught on the lip, effectively preloading 1 side spring an additional 2mm for a moment. Your thoughts?
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Why are youguys swapping out to different steering blocks?
I got some threaded axles (i believe they were for the AE R5. and the slotted straight in no issues.
due to ride height concerns. you cannot make ride height with small front tires. it looks like Ralph has been busy -- good work man..
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Has anyone noticed any strange handling immediately after putting the car sideways or hitting a dot?
On the bench when moving the pod, the side springs click in and out of the side link recesses, sometimes getting caught on the lip, effectively preloading 1 side spring an additional 2mm for a moment. Your thoughts?
Flip the sides of the links and run the recess down. I have been running them like that since day 1 and have had no problems. I accidentally did it because I had no instructions when I built my car 4 months ago.
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Why are youguys swapping out to different steering blocks?
I got some threaded axles (i believe they were for the AE R5. and the slotted straight in no issues.
only reason why I swapping the steering block is because the alum block king pin hole don't wearout like the plastic and no slop...my camber stay the same...
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I know it will most likely be undriveable... but what rollout would you recommend for a 3.5t on 1s?
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I know it will most likely be undriveable... but what rollout would you recommend for a 3.5t on 1s?
Depends on the track size..... but 30-35 in rollout, and a 4-4,5t is much more recomanded.
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Getting out of the hobby shortly after receiving my Rebel's, so get them cheaper than new while basically new

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Depends on the track size..... but 30-35 in rollout, and a 4-4,5t is much more recomanded.
Thanks for that.

I have a 10.5 (With boost) in for now (First outing with 1/12 tonight) and a 5.5 for when i gain some confidence. The 3.5 will be to see if i can get it round and improve throttle control.... The same way i run Mod TC to improve my stock racing.

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Flip the sides of the links and run the recess down. I have been running them like that since day 1 and have had no problems. I accidentally did it because I had no instructions when I built my car 4 months ago.
Thanks, looks like your Fopar is better than the deisgners
I flipped the links on my firends and my car, both were much better on the track, much more consistent. Sometimes the norm definately does not need redesigning.

The car was transformed going from 25k oil to 50k side tube oil. sssoooo much more consistent.

I also played with raising the outside front top link 2mm, the steering was so much more consistent, was ultra easy to drive.
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Thanks, looks like your Fopar is better than the deisgners
I flipped the links on my firends and my car, both were much better on the track, much more consistent. Sometimes the norm definately does not need redesigning.

The car was transformed going from 25k oil to 50k side tube oil. sssoooo much more consistent.

I also played with raising the outside front top link 2mm, the steering was so much more consistent, was ultra easy to drive.
What tires are you using at Windsor?
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What tires are you using at Windsor?
The safe bet is speedmind 32f with 30 or 32 rear.

Other brands also work, you can get for example CRC Purple with CRC pink or Magenta to work, but it requires a lot more finesse.

The different type of foam that Speedmind use for the fronts just makes life easier.
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So I guess that speedmind combo would work at SMA and Fairy Meadow too?
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