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Old 10-05-2013, 01:53 PM   #91
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I've decided to fit the original style rod ends with the kit ball ends to allow more room between it and the wheel when using a a few shims;



And yes, I have added some Orange bling option parts
What is the part number for the outer rod-ends pictured?
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Old 10-05-2013, 02:18 PM   #92
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Will there be a conversion kit to bring a 2013 to 14 standards, similar to rsd?
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They have in past (once or twice, I think) though I don't expect them to, cuts into their optimized profits. lol
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Old 10-05-2013, 03:17 PM   #94
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I've decided to fit the original style rod ends with the kit ball ends to allow more room between it and the wheel when using a a few shims;



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You should swap your steering links left to right for easier adjustment

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You should swap your steering links left to right for easier adjustment

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I always mount the links the same way on both sides, so when the car if facing me I can turn the turnbuckles the same direction on both sides to acheive the same result.
i.e. the turnbuckle on the other steering link is also on the left.
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I always mount the links the same way on both sides, so when the car if facing me I can turn the turnbuckles the same direction on both sides to acheive the same result.
i.e. the turnbuckle on the other steering link is also on the left.
Didn't know that But it's probably better than my approach of having to look at the threads each time before making an adjustment

I noticed that the setup sheets have an option for graphite suspension arms.
Any thoughts on the difference between graphite suspension arms and the stock ones reinforced by the option carbon plates? (apart from weight and durability)

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Didn't know that But it's probably better than my approach of having to look at the threads each time before making an adjustment

I noticed that the setup sheets have an option for graphite suspension arms.
Any thoughts on the difference between graphite suspension arms and the stock ones reinforced by the option carbon plates? (apart from weight and durability)

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Over a year ago I changed to carbon arms but couldn't really tell any difference.

At least now we have this 'plate' option it will be easier to try the changes back to back.
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Great looking Kit ! I now feel like its time to upgrade my T3 2012 LoL
I think it's time for me to upgrade my T3 2010 lol.
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Based on the amount of parts they did end up changing, I kind of doubt now they will do any sort of upgrade kit.

I'm still debating with myself weather to keep or sell my original T4 when buying the new T414, you always think it's a trade off on value vs useful spares.
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Hope you don't mind my free plug, anyone interested in al Xray Australia news and announcements, you can now find out here http://www.facebook.com/xrayaustralia

As for others outside Australia, feel free to like our new page too, I may even convince Alex and other Xray drivers too come along and answer a few questions

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I've decided to fit the original style rod ends with the kit ball ends to allow more room between it and the wheel when using a a few shims;

Why? Do you plan to run more than a 2mm shim on this post? What wheels are you using that would be a clearance issue? I just looked at my T4 with 1.5mm shim with Jaco tires. There is some room to spare. Do you/would you really run a 2.5mm shim there? Or are your wheels the issue?

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I wonder if the T4'14 will need a gear diff up front like the T4 does?
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Why? Do you plan to run more than a 2mm shim on this post? What wheels are you using that would be a clearance issue? I just looked at my T4 with 1.5mm shim with Jaco tires. There is some room to spare. Do you/would you really run a 2.5mm shim there? Or are your wheels the issue?

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I am sure Damian will give an answer, but in the UK we run rubber tyres not foams.
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He means Jacob rubbers....
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Why? Do you plan to run more than a 2mm shim on this post? What wheels are you using that would be a clearance issue? I just looked at my T4 with 1.5mm shim with Jaco tires. There is some room to spare. Do you/would you really run a 2.5mm shim there? Or are your wheels the issue?

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I plan to be able to run whatever shims I want or need to

With Sorex wheels and 2mm on the outside link my rod ends still show some wear.
On some of the team setup sheets they have used 3mm shims on the outside.
Now I know I can without risk of damage to the wheel.

I also have some RP wheels and tyres which are smaller.

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