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Old 02-19-2016, 04:31 AM   #931
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Anyone know where I can buy a tomale pod to fit my rev 8???? I want a better rear ride height adjustment than the typical inserts that pinch the axle bearings!!!! There is nothing on the tomale site.
If you can't get a new pod try the Xenon inserts. They fit a lot better than the typical Associated/CRC ones that most people use. They don't pinch or bind the bearings.

http://xenon.ocnk.net/product/414
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I have a Tamale pod that was used once at the Snowbirds two years ago. Im not going to use it, so PM if your interested.
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Wasn't there a guy on here somewhere that was making TOP style pods for the REV8?
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I am looking for ride height spacers and caster spacers for the old school FE.. What are you guys using for this?
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Old 02-26-2016, 08:56 AM   #935
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I am looking for ride height spacers and caster spacers for the old school FE.. What are you guys using for this?
Ride height shims CRC 4262
Caster and camber... I was using tape stuck to the bottom of the arms.
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Old 02-27-2016, 12:33 PM   #936
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Hey guys ordered my first Speedmerchant Rev8 Pro. What's good spares and tuning parts to have for this car?
What Spurs fit the IRS axles best? Coming from XRay, tired of sloppy front ends.

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Hey guys ordered my first Speedmerchant Rev8 Pro. What's good spares and tuning parts to have for this car?
What Spurs fit the IRS axles best? Coming from XRay, tired of sloppy front ends.

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The same spurs you use for your x-ray will work.
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Old 02-27-2016, 03:02 PM   #938
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Hey guys ordered my first Speedmerchant Rev8 Pro. What's good spares and tuning parts to have for this car?
What Spurs fit the IRS axles best? Coming from XRay, tired of sloppy front ends.

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Replace the stock upper turnbuckles on the front end, they bend easily. The stock ones are 3x19mm.

Other spare parts to get would be sidelinks, plastic front end parts aren't a bad idea to have spares of. The front end is pretty bulletproof though.

Xenon, RW, PRS or Xray spur gears all fit fine.
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Old 02-27-2016, 04:22 PM   #939
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Thanks Adam and Toadyy.

Adam it's been a minute since I seen you last at the Ho-B-Max- I see you haven't lost any speed hope to see you guys there again soon.
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What's good spares and tuning parts to have for this car?
Only part I have ever broken on mine is a side link. Once.

I've ground up a couple spur gears however.

Things I would keep in my box if I were prone to breaking shit:
  • Pair of upper arms
  • Pair of lower arms
  • Pair of side links
  • Pair of steering turnbuckles (complete with ball cups)
  • Pair of steering ball studs
  • 4 or more axle/hub bearings (they go bad - tons of side loading on them - but this is true on any 12th scale)
Granted I carry bearings, spur gears and now a pair of side links but nothing else listed above. I have however replaced the following:
  • Stock turnbuckles with titanium (steering and camber)
  • Stock inner (servo) ballcups with Associated
  • Servo ballstuds with Associated 3mm
  • Stock steering block ball studs with CRC 13615 aluminum pivot balls
  • Stock axles with Associated
So the stock takeoffs are in my box.

As for option stuff - I have all the Associated center/front springs as well as a complete set of RSD front/side/center springs but to be honest I have never felt the need to change the springs from what the car came with originally.

I run CRC spur gears because I like the 16 smaller balls over the 12 larger balls. I run TKO diff rings.
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Thanks Drew!!!
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New to the old skool front end, any tips or advice for front spring changes?
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New to the old skool front end, any tips or advice for front spring changes?
Use SpeedMerchant springs .018" or .020", Polish king pins, or use Zenon hard coated pins
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Old 03-21-2016, 02:33 PM   #944
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I was actually asking about assembly Sir the double e-clips is just a pain in the ass. How about using grubs screws and filing a flat on the kingpin?
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I was actually asking about assembly Sir the double e-clips is just a pain in the ass. How about using grubs screws and filing a flat on the kingpin?
I'm sure there are other options out there
A flat spot on the kingpin would help, but e-clips are pretty easy
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