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Old 01-02-2006, 05:24 AM   #2221
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Jason, I took a little closer inspection and some scres don't exactly sit flush with the chassis. Im going to start there. Can you tell me what degree countersink bit works good for a standat FH 3mm screw.

BTW. anything coming from you for the Cyclone? I be willing to lend you my car for prototyping
I believe he is not talking about them not sitting flush with the chassis but more them not running square to the shank of the screw? The head if offset slightly to the thread?
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Old 01-02-2006, 06:07 AM   #2222
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I believe he is not talking about them not sitting flush with the chassis but more them not running square to the shank of the screw? The head if offset slightly to the thread?

Yes I understand that, but a reason it's not sitting flush on the board it's because the heads anrn't sitting flush with the chassis as some one mentioned earlier. The only way to solve that is to hit it with a countersink bit.
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Old 01-02-2006, 09:21 AM   #2223
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90 degree countersink will be the one you want.i have ordered a cyclone and i think we will see a kit for this car very soon.i really like the cyclone.after i drove it i wanted it.
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Old 01-02-2006, 10:52 AM   #2224
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did i read on here somewhere that hotbodies are releasing slimmer pulleys? if so does anyone have any part numers for them.

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Old 01-03-2006, 05:03 AM   #2225
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Hello Smartypants!

I understand there are slim pulleys coming sometime this year, as well as thicker shock towers. Iíve spoken to Mirage here in the UK about release dates, but they are yet to hear anything.
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90 degree countersink will be the one you want.i have ordered a cyclone and i think we will see a kit for this car very soon.i really like the cyclone.after i drove it i wanted it.

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Let me know if I can help you in any way.

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Old 01-03-2006, 10:09 AM   #2227
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many thanks for the reply Jon
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Old 01-03-2006, 11:26 AM   #2228
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I just recently got my cyclone and am very happy with it.

What kind of hop ups is avaliable and is worth upgrading?

Where can I find titanium screws? Is it a good idea to change to aluminum suspension parts?

Are there any tips and tricks to make the car even better?

I am new so any help is greatly apprecaited.
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Old 01-03-2006, 11:49 AM   #2229
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Hop ups, not really thath I can think of. The track where I race ir small and you use tons of brakes so I built a second diff and got a spool, also got the fixed 16 tooth pully for the laylshaft. You need to machine some material off the chassis where the front belt exits, the belt to chassis clerance it tight. Aluminum is just going to make your car heavier in the wrong place, you always want to keep the suspension as light as posible. build it and go have fun!
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Aluminum is just going to make your car heavier in the wrong place, you always want to keep the suspension as light as posible. build it and go have fun!
Not too sure I agree with you there. By having more weight on the hubs you put more force on the tyres, but don't really raise the centre of gravity as the weight is on the suspension.
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weight anywhere on the car increases weight on the tires...unspring weight (at the tires) makes the suspension react slower...
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Old 01-03-2006, 05:14 PM   #2232
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I guess it's in a way a good thing that the cyclone doesn't need much hop ups to run good.

What parts get broken easily? I want to stock up on those.
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Here are a few pics of my Cyclone. This car sits very low compared to some other cars.
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Old 01-03-2006, 06:06 PM   #2234
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You may have troulbe passing thru tech with that ride height
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Not too sure I agree with you there. By having more weight on the hubs you put more force on the tyres, but don't really raise the centre of gravity as the weight is on the suspension.
CofG is calculated INCLUDING the suspension.
also aluminum suspension components are heavier and therefor increase unsprung weight, which is bad.

as i've posted over in the pro4 thread, aluminum suspension pieces should only be used in 2 situations:
1) plastic parts have excessive slop which cant be remedied
2) plastic parts break too frequently.
basically only run aluminum if you have to.
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