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Old 04-23-2014, 01:48 AM   #1726
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For the 2015 car I would like to see:

Locator dowels on all of the bulkheads and suspension mounts to key them to the chassis and shock towers for improved accuracy. This renders all of the existing parts obsolete though so maybe we'll have to wait till the T5...

Axle crush tubes. I make my own up and it does remove some play from the bearings.

Open rod-ends, as the kit closed ones now rub the wheels.

Bumper brace included in the kit (or a redesigned plastic bumper). I'm bored of telling everyone to buy this when they do their kit purchase ;-)

2.7 springs included in the kit, since thats what everyone I know runs most of the time.

Stronger ECS shafts. I can't honestly advise people to buy the Xray ones as a I know of too many that have broken, and all in exactly the same place (the dogbones shear off at the axle end).

Mostly pretty dull stuff. The '14 handles fantastic so improving that for the '15 will be very difficult, though I'm sure Xray will manage it.
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Old 04-23-2014, 10:42 PM   #1727
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Would someone be able to do me a huge favor and post the dimensions ( particularly the inner diameter ) of a 4S spring ( set ), either the progressive or linear. I've googled everywhere and can't seem to find a measurement. I'm looking for "shorter" springs and I believe these are 20mm which would be perfect but I know the new t4 shocks have a larger than average bore (?) so they might be too wide for my application. Thanks much, I really appreciate it.
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:02 PM   #1728
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All I want to see for 2015 is for roar, ifmar etc to lower minimum weight to 1350. The 2014 is by far the best touring car I have ever driven. I would prefer to see graphite arms included in the kit, but that's me nit picking.
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Old 04-24-2014, 04:57 AM   #1729
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Would someone be able to do me a huge favor and post the dimensions ( particularly the inner diameter ) of a 4S spring ( set ), either the progressive or linear. I've googled everywhere and can't seem to find a measurement. I'm looking for "shorter" springs and I believe these are 20mm which would be perfect but I know the new t4 shocks have a larger than average bore (?) so they might be too wide for my application. Thanks much, I really appreciate it.
About 14mm measured with a ruler.
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:47 AM   #1730
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About 14mm measured with a ruler.
Thanks so much for the help, really appreciate it!
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Old 04-24-2014, 12:02 PM   #1731
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I would like to see active rear toe and thats only improvement that I want.
well maby graphite plastics .. chubs , arms , knuckles.
Make plastic inserts out of softer nylon (lip as broke off a few of mine .
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All I want to see for 2015 is for roar, ifmar etc to lower minimum weight to 1350. The 2014 is by far the best touring car I have ever driven. I would prefer to see graphite arms included in the kit, but that's me nit picking.
I guess that the 2015 will be equipped with a parallel steering rack like schumacher, to have more precise steering without unnecessary play in the steering rods.

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Old 04-28-2014, 01:47 PM   #1733
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I need a little help..lol

Can anyone look and tell me which holes on the body post you have ur Mazada Spped6 mounted?

I have one mounted and everyone is telling me it looks slammed.. it looks low. But when I measure the roof height it is legal per ROAR rules.

Just wondering where everyone else has them mounted.

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Old 04-28-2014, 05:29 PM   #1734
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Lower is better. As long as you are high enough for the rules and not dragging you are good.
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Old 04-28-2014, 05:46 PM   #1735
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I need a little help..lol

Can anyone look and tell me which holes on the body post you have ur Mazada Spped6 mounted?

I have one mounted and everyone is telling me it looks slammed.. it looks low. But when I measure the roof height it is legal per ROAR rules.

Just wondering where everyone else has them mounted.

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10th hole on front & 5th hole on rear. My body is centered on mounts.
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Old 04-29-2014, 04:42 AM   #1736
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For the 2015 car I would like to see:

Locator dowels on all of the bulkheads and suspension mounts to key them to the chassis and shock towers for improved accuracy. This renders all of the existing parts obsolete though so maybe we'll have to wait till the T5...

Axle crush tubes. I make my own up and it does remove some play from the bearings.

Open rod-ends, as the kit closed ones now rub the wheels.

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Keying the aluminium ware is one of my long standing desires too. But it needn't be so dramatic. Slightly undersized holes in existing hardware and small 3mm steel pins forced in would do the trick nicely without any need for further redesign of the 3D renders. Would be better too than having piddly little aluminium prongs which would add considerably to redesign/machining costs. Tamiya did this on the TRF418 (to some extent - they missed the shock support plates and suspension hingepin mounts) and the little prongs are too small to ensure a tight one-way fit which made it an almost futile exercise.

I make my own spacers (why crush?) from decommissioned bearings' inner races. After all, the bearings wear out, the spacers last forever.

What do you mean by open rod ends? You mean eyelets? Not sure how that would help clearing the wheels?
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Old 04-29-2014, 05:18 AM   #1737
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What do you mean by open rod ends? You mean eyelets? Not sure how that would help clearing the wheels?
If you use the kit ball ends but with eyelets instead of the kit rod ends the reduced amount of material on top of the ball end provide slightly more clearance.
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Old 04-29-2014, 07:25 AM   #1738
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Right. I was thinking of the track rod ends.
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Old 04-29-2014, 09:59 AM   #1739
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Wish I had this car:-(
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Old 04-29-2014, 06:02 PM   #1740
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I'd like to see nothing on the '15 at all. That way, I won't end up buying a new car that won't make me a bit faster. Richer, and just as slow as ever ; )
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