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Old 11-26-2014, 05:44 AM   #136
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Worse than the stock parts. Avoid this untill they fix it. One broke in a traction roll the other when someone else driving my car tapped the wall 2 times in a row.
Hello. I have broken the king ping of stock and the optional, but my shots were at a low speed. I would like to know if their shots were at low speed or at high speed. Thank you very much
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Old 11-26-2014, 09:26 AM   #137
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I was running the flash kingpins. One was bent a little so I figured I would try the tuning haus ones. Wrote them about it. No reply yet.
Ugh, I have two brand new sets of the Tuning Haus ones unopened. Please let us know what they say, these things aren't cheap either.
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Old 11-26-2014, 09:57 AM   #138
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I as well installed a set from Tuning Haus on my Lightning F that I'm building right now and I hope they hold up, I have never had any issues with tuning haus products and I hope this wont be the first issue.
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Old 11-26-2014, 10:47 AM   #139
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Not a fan of the tuning haus rims either. I had to trim the spokes inside the rim to clear the lower King pin ball, as well after a couple hard hits the outer bearing pushed into the rim. So I am not by impressed with their rims as that was a brand new set of tires gone to waste. how ever i should have kept the rears instead of trying to use acetone vapours to save the tires, the rims absorbed the acetone vapours and turned into a ball of plastic goo.
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Old 11-26-2014, 11:13 AM   #140
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also unless im doing it wrong the center c-clip position on both the vbc and tuning haus king pins is too low. if you use it and use gold or black springs it is not possible to acheive 4mm ride height.
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Old 11-26-2014, 01:29 PM   #141
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Tuning haus got back to me, he said they are working on the problem with the King pins, offered to send me new ones. I don't want to put them on my car unless they won't break.
So back to the flash King pins.
He had never heard of the rims being too soft. We shall see...
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Hi recently purchased lighteningf, i have already experienced the king pin issues, now set up king pin mod "thanks" however i have also found that rear ride height spacers didn't fit the ovals in the pod, has anyone else experienced this if so how did you solve the problem, didn't want to cut these down as too time consuming and could effect ride height or balance of drive shaft. are there replacements that you could recommend that fit without altering, too much.

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Associated and xray ride height spacers fit like a dream
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Hi recently purchased lighteningf, i have already experienced the king pin issues, now set up king pin mod "thanks" however i have also found that rear ride height spacers didn't fit the ovals in the pod, has anyone else experienced this if so how did you solve the problem, didn't want to cut these down as too time consuming and could effect ride height or balance of drive shaft. are there replacements that you could recommend that fit without altering, too much.

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Make sure youre trying to put them in without the bearing installed. It makes it loads easier. If they still wont go in, just use a small set of channel locks or expandable pliers. Just make sure you put something on both sides between the tool and the pod to prevent damage.
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Old 11-28-2014, 12:29 AM   #145
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Associated and xray ride height spacers fit like a dream
Thanks, i'll get searching for them.
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Just pick up the VBC lighting F1 and it is there something I need to pick up for up grade or improvement part for this car?
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watch out for some king pin modification : http://www.rctech.net/forum/13431778-post85.html
the rest is realy great out of the box , read the full thread for some good advices on building the kit
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Old 12-01-2014, 02:35 PM   #148
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Use the flash 04 King pins and use the set screw in the steering knuckle to lock it too the kin pin. As well if usig stock center shock use 70-80w oil
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Use the flash 04 King pins and use the set screw in the steering knuckle to lock it too the kin pin. As well if usig stock center shock use 70-80w oil
What is the benefit of the harder oil over the kit oil, as I run kit shock at present. I also run on carpet.
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That's what team driver korrey harbke told me to do. Either that or close up one of the piston holes.
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