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Old 03-05-2008, 07:44 PM   #11191
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alright cool man! I guess I'll just loosen up the collar then a few turns i guess. yeah I hit pretty hard lol.
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Old 03-05-2008, 08:01 PM   #11192
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alright cool man! I guess I'll just loosen up the collar then a few turns i guess. yeah I hit pretty hard lol.
Id start with a half turn
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Old 03-06-2008, 02:57 AM   #11193
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I now run mine as loose as I can without actual slack. I used to break them often, but not any longer. The instruction manual settings are too tight, imho.
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Old 03-06-2008, 04:54 AM   #11194
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Well our local track has finally converted and it looks like the foam class is finally finished for the moment. So the BMI Cyclone gets a rest and now I need a setup for rubber tires on carpet. What setups do you guys have?

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Old 03-06-2008, 07:43 AM   #11195
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Check out Petit RC - carpet & asphalt setups for the Cyclone.
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Old 03-06-2008, 08:13 AM   #11196
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what are you guys doing to protect the wheel nuts from scratching the anodizing off?

I bought a plastic 4-40 wrench but its only good for tightening as it strips for removing. So what i do is double over a paper towel and use the stock metal wrench, it works ok but sometimes scratches!

Tightening with the plastic wrench ensures a scratch free install but what about removal? Perhaps im tightening too much? I always find plastic niblets from the rim that grinded away from tightening, is that too tight?
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Old 03-06-2008, 08:29 AM   #11197
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You dont need to do anything to protect them. Look at the top driver's cars in photos....they're scratched too!
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Old 03-06-2008, 08:42 AM   #11198
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what are you guys doing to protect the wheel nuts from scratching the anodizing off?

I bought a plastic 4-40 wrench but its only good for tightening as it strips for removing. So what i do is double over a paper towel and use the stock metal wrench, it works ok but sometimes scratches!

Tightening with the plastic wrench ensures a scratch free install but what about removal? Perhaps im tightening too much? I always find plastic niblets from the rim that grinded away from tightening, is that too tight?

man, you're worried about that
just take your car and put it on a shelf.
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Old 03-06-2008, 08:43 AM   #11199
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If scratched wheel nuts bother you, try using silver M4 wheels nuts.
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Old 03-06-2008, 09:16 AM   #11200
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Hey, I hate scratched wheel and shock nuts too, I buy them by the dozen!

It must be an OCD thing..... Need more Adavan
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Old 03-06-2008, 09:23 AM   #11201
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i just dont like scratched anodizing, i take pride in my cars and I always get compliments on how clean they are.

What do you do to prevent the scratching?
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Old 03-06-2008, 09:29 AM   #11202
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A Sharpie will help...
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Old 03-06-2008, 09:32 AM   #11203
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Totally, I want my stuff to look good too. I've got into the habit of just replacing them every couple of weeks.
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Old 03-06-2008, 09:34 AM   #11204
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A purple sharpie?? Not a bad idea....
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Old 03-06-2008, 09:38 AM   #11205
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go to an art supply store.. they have permenant parkers that perfectly match
HPI/HB purple.
and if you want the CF looking new again..use Black car polish.
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