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Old 08-07-2008, 02:35 PM   #1366
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now need to find american buddy lol
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Old 08-07-2008, 02:48 PM   #1367
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why do you badly need those? the stock steering end setup is flawless. i haven't had any issues on my 5r for over a year now.
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Old 08-07-2008, 06:48 PM   #1368
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by using the longer ball they are looking to get rid of some bumpsteer. the new car will be here soon so a quick fix would be to put a washer under the ball screws.
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Old 08-08-2008, 03:11 AM   #1369
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my reason is actually to stop the steering links from popping of track has changed again with harsher jumps alot bigger and i had one come of in the practice and it happened again after a bad spill in the A final which lost me 3-4 laps getting it back on. when i ran my prospec i had created a qucik fix soloution using washers and ball link and screw through the top but it effects the handling as it cant move as freely so this seemed like the only good solution as you still have the movement and they cant pop of.
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? wow ive never had a tie rod end come off and my car is going on 2 years old. at the start of this years outdoor season i replaced the ones that came with the car along with the rear links. are you running full droop? we run on blown out tracks with some good size jumps in the midwest and we dont run full droop. the car will turn better with less droop.
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i was running full droop for one race day but the car was to skittish i cnt remember the exact measurements but its not full anymore if i cant get the parts ill replace the ends.
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i think im running 104mm on the front droop from the center of the upper screw to the center of the lower screw.the rear is 125mm. but thats with the rears in the stock locations and the front i have the upper out one hole to get more steering into the corner. if you need more help feel free to email me.
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thanks prob be in touch, anyway i ended up ordering the part anyway from amain as my friend wanted a load of stuff as well so still worked out cheaper than to buy it in the uk.
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Old 08-11-2008, 12:34 PM   #1374
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ok i got a line on two different droop screws with a ball end to save the chassy. one we think will work is on the way and i'll let ya guys know as soon as i get them. the other is made by a racer in wis, so i should see him soon.
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adz06 sorry for popping is too late but you can use the outer balls off the RC8. You still have to put a washer under them because the threads arnt cut deep enough but you end up with less than 1 deg bump steer through the whole stroke.I also used the RC8 rod ends that came with the balls,as I think the balls are smaller than mugens.Either way I lost brakes & slid sideways at full boot at the end of the straight yesterday & popped the inner mugen rod end off the mugen ball but the AE part was still together.That BTW was the forst time I had that problem on the R car & its about 2 yrs old.I think the AE parts cost $7 US.
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I read somthing about the rc8 balls but wasnt sure, thanks anyway may look into it as well.
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ok well just bought a set of rc8 balls and rodends as well as i can try the rc8 1s out this sundays racing as the other ones wont be here.
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I too got those reckward tuning steering balls for exactly the same reason, steering links popping off. Haven't fitted them yet as the track is a mudhole at the moment though.
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Just wondering how you guys who run Mugens are doing against some of the newer buggies? I bought a used MBX5 off of a dude who switched to an RC8 and am still in the process of learning about the buggy...Thanks!
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Just wondering how you guys who run Mugens are doing against some of the newer buggies? I bought a used MBX5 off of a dude who switched to an RC8 and am still in the process of learning about the buggy...Thanks!
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