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Old 03-20-2011, 06:46 PM   #91
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No worries man. As far as the other ones I'm not sure how they compare with AE's. I don't know who uses them.
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How do you know the geometry is right on those parts?
they likely just based their design off another manufacturer and made the mods to fit the rc8b
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Old 03-29-2011, 11:33 AM   #93
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So have we clarified that the raisers need to GO?
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Old 03-29-2011, 12:27 PM   #94
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Anyone have any takes or opinions on the new RPM A arms due out in a few days for the RC8/SC8? Looks like they made some design changes as well getting rid of the lower shock pin design: http://www.rpmrcproducts.com/product...3.htm#SC8FtArm
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RPM makes a-arms for the RC8.... Funny
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Old 03-29-2011, 02:31 PM   #96
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So have we clarified that the raisers need to GO?
the raisers/risers in the a-arms?

In the few I've seen, the risers were not present; instead the bottom of the shock sat in the a-arm.
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You have to use different towers if you dont use the risers, you cant just remove the risers.
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You have to use different towers if you dont use the risers, you cant just remove the risers.
+1 I was assuming that
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Has anyone ever tried using RC8t shocks and shock towers on the RC8
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Rear shocks are the same, though there were some that used the RC8T rear shock tower. Don't remember the exact reason for doing so. I suspect that once the newer parts come out most will be using those.
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From an interview with Ryan Maifield after his win at Silver State (Neobuggy):

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Q: The weekend prior to Silver State you aced the warm up race for the ROAR Nats, how much did the new suspension geometry play into that result and your win on Sunday ?
RM: The carbon towers were given to me by the Engineering team at Team Associated just before the ROAR Nats Warm-Up. The front tower had been damaged in initial testing so that's why the funny brace across the top. They told me what to start with for settings and I have tweaked a few things from there. I got a new one for the Silver State since the other one was broken. From what I've heard, there are plans to offer the upgrades we used at the Worlds in Thailand and these carbon towers are part of that plan. I've ran this basic geometry since before the Worlds and have been very comfortable with my car since. With a few TQ rounds at the Worlds, wins at the Clash, CRCRC, Motorama and the past two weeks it shows that the geometry is working well.
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And theyre going back to using the as-designed steering rack??

I don't know what the "production" steering setup will be, but some of the guys are going back to the original steering rack to make the steering more linear. We've always had that option available to us since the RC8B came out, but most everyone moved to the new setup and didn't go back to the original one.
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From an interview with Brent Thielke, at the Neo 2011, it sounds like the new RC8 will have much more droop.

The car on the right is the setup they used in Thailand. You will notice that the eyelets on the bottom of the shocks are extra long. This gives the car much more droop. THe car on the left has this new droop, but its built into the shock towers and doesnt have the extra droop by using extra long eyelets. you can see this as the shock tower on the left is shorter:

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I don't know what the "production" steering setup will be, but some of the guys are going back to the original steering rack to make the steering more linear. We've always had that option available to us since the RC8B came out, but most everyone moved to the new setup and didn't go back to the original one.
I've been using the old steering rack setup, and it makes a difference to me, more driver preference I think. Would like to get a pair of the new dimension towers to try out though with more droop.
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I've been using the old steering rack setup, and it makes a difference to me, more driver preference I think. Would like to get a pair of the new dimension towers to try out though with more droop.
yes i am using nanda racing shock end ,,, works VERY GOOD more droop and nice to jump
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