Originally Posted by HVFracingwilly
So I installed a set of Reflex racing ECS shafts at the beginning of a normal race day..... I chased the cars poor handling for the entire practice session blaming low grip levels yada yada.... finally i went back to my standard setup which is essentially the kit setup with a few camber link shim changes and a 1mm shim between the steering block and link on the ARS system.
Basically the car felt totally disconnected from the track and would randomly snap over steer sometimes on corner entry sometimes on exit..
I didn't manage to finish a single qualifier as it was to dramatic to drive in close competition and I didn't want to cause more harm to others on the track.
Before the main I removed the ECS shafts and went back to the standard kit shafts and the car was a rocket I manged to bump from dead last in the C main to an overall finish for the day second in the A main.
I doubt others have seen this but does anyone have a clue what I am missing?
At the just finished DHI Cup, I was wrenching for my son (10 years) and I installed a set of Arrowmax front axles insted of the Hudy ones. One of the axles fitted nicely without binding into the plastic axle driveshaft adapter, but on the other I had to file a little on the end of the axle pin to get it to move freely in the driveshaft adapter.
It would bind significantly if no filing were done, and it would affect the whole front suspension if not detected.
Another guy had the same Arrowmax axles and rechecked his car and found that one of his was binding slightly also and corrected the issue.
Guess if you're in a hurry and just jam the axles into the driveshafts adapters you may not notice it and your car suffers handlingwise.
Guess it can happen if the tolerance in the pin is off or if the pin is not inserted in the axle end dead center.