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Old 10-24-2012, 01:34 PM   #991
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No its not possible to run the same body on both. The holes are just far enough off on the new car that you cant put a 2nd set in your old body as they will hit part of the old holes too. Its shorter and narrower.

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now I'm going to have to spend time tonight painting a new body
Yes it is, see my above post.

On the T3 the posts mount on the front of the rear shock tower.
On the T4 the posts mount behind.
Although you can mount them either way.
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:44 PM   #992
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now I'm going to have to spend time tonight painting a new body
We have seen your paint job, this should be a 15min job....
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:50 PM   #993
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Yes it is, see my above post.

On the T3 the posts mount on the front of the rear shock tower.
On the T4 the posts mount behind.
Although you can mount them either way.
Thx. I think I can live with this.
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:00 PM   #994
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Default Steering rack mod!

About a week ago I was thinking that the steering rack should be mounted on top of the steering arms. This would raise the cross-member and you would be able to use less shims at the steering knuckle and on top of the cross-member. This would allow the steering to move further and the cross-member to be supported versus hanging from steering arms.
I started taking apart the steering on my T3 11 to see what I could come up with. I flipped the steering post and mounted it upside down with a 1.5mm shim between the post and chassis. I flipped the steering arms and mounted the cross-member that I previously drilled and tapped a hole between the Ackerman mounts.*
The steering arms barely clear the belt and the belt slightly rubs the right side steering arm. With some minor tweaking this could be done. The drag link clears the top deck too. I'm currently having a friend mill/lathe some old posts to try this on the T4.*
I'm hoping the steering posts on the T4 have a wider stance then the T3 and that will make the belt clear the right side and with some shimming of the post it will clear the belt. I will let you guys know how it works out when I get my T4.

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Old 10-24-2012, 02:01 PM   #995
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Yes it is, see my above post.

On the T3 the posts mount on the front of the rear shock tower.
On the T4 the posts mount behind.
Although you can mount them either way.
I have always mounted my post on the back of the shock tower to get them farther back. That explains why your body mount holes are so far apart. If youve always mounted them on the back of the tower they will overlap each other a little. Just enough to not be able to use the same body with 2 sets of holes.

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Old 10-24-2012, 02:19 PM   #996
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I just received shipping confirmation that my pre-order from NexusRacing.com has shipped! Anyone else?
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:36 PM   #997
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Steering mods are not needed. This car has tons of steering with the stock setup. My friends that drive stock classes can't drive it because it has too much steering

And remember, more angle on the wheels is less corner speed.
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:46 PM   #998
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About a week ago I was thinking that the steering rack should be mounted on top of the steering arms. This would raise the cross-member and you would be able to use less shims at the steering knuckle and on top of the cross-member. This would allow the steering to move further and the cross-member to be supported versus hanging from steering arms.
I started taking apart the steering on my T3 11 to see what I could come up with. I flipped the steering post and mounted it upside down with a 1.5mm shim between the post and chassis. I flipped the steering arms and mounted the cross-member that I previously drilled and tapped a hole between the Ackerman mounts.*
The steering arms barely clear the belt and the belt slightly rubs the right side steering arm. With some minor tweaking this could be done. The drag link clears the top deck too. I'm currently having a friend mill/lathe some old posts to try this on the T4.*
I'm hoping the steering posts on the T4 have a wider stance then the T3 and that will make the belt clear the right side and with some shimming of the post it will clear the belt. I will let you guys know how it works out when I get my T4.

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Remember that even though you will be using less bump shims, you are effectively changing the inner pivot point for the steering link, which means you are altering the way bump steer will be applied through the suspensions range of travel.

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Old 10-24-2012, 02:56 PM   #999
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And remember, more angle on the wheels is less corner speed.
This bit (despite being true and important) just doesn't sink in to far too many people.
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If I'm not mas taken isn't it the outside wheel that carries most of the traction around a corner . So wouldn't running more toe in give more outside tire angle?
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If I'm not mas taken isn't it the outside wheel that carries most of the traction around a corner . So wouldn't running more toe in give more outside tire angle?
Yes, but you're changing the suspension geometry in other ways.
This is one of the reasons we can adjust ackermann to allow the outside wheel to turn more while maintaining toe.
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If I'm not mas taken isn't it the outside wheel that carries most of the traction around a corner . So wouldn't running more toe in give more outside tire angle?
Yes but more likely to grip roll and getting it to go in a straight line might be difficult. .5-1 degree toe out is the norm, if you grip roll try adding a bit more. I never run toe in.

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now I'm going to have to spend time tonight painting a new body
That will take you about 5 minutes, tops.

Are you going to run it at the Halloween Classic this weekend?
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skip the window masks and decals, lol.
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Nexus shipped mine as well
Btw for all those with reusing a T3 body, just shoe scrap lexan over the area of the body for the holes
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