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Old 08-14-2012, 03:24 AM   #1
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Default Team Associated Vertical Caster Blocks and Spindle Info.

Questions about these updated front end parts
are overlooked in the buggy and truggy threads.

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Old 08-14-2012, 07:26 PM   #2
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Nobody has any set-up info on these?

My question would be about the A-arm hinge pin bushings.
Im also installing swing rack.
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Start with 2 down in the "A" plate and 3 up tower and rear a arm mount.
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Old 08-15-2012, 03:34 AM   #4
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Start with 2 down in the "A" plate and 3 up tower and rear a arm mount.
I forgot to mention Im building a truggy.
Is this for the buggy or truggy?

OK... is that 3 up front and back on the upper a arm?

Can you speculate on the handling characteristics and possible
changes to this set-up?

thanks for your input
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OK... is that 3 up front and back on the upper a arm?
that's 3 up front and 2 up rear on upper arms. or 2 dot up from whatever your using
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:10 AM   #6
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OK ... so we are 2 down on the A plate, leave the 1 dot on the B plate.

then on the upper arm its a 3 up in the tower
and 2 up in the steering top plate?

That sounds like the arms will be headed in different directions.
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Since you have already asked this in the truggy thread. You should pm tftracer. His son is a AE Factory driver.
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What its the benefit to the vertical setup versus stock?
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What its the benefit to the vertical setup versus stock?
Chad explains it in the 8.2 thread
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Since you have already asked this in the truggy thread. You should pm tftracer. His son is a AE Factory driver.
Been there and done that , I didnt get any bites.
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I guess they are still doing R&D .

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[QUOTE=oldscool;11098685]Been there and done that , I didnt get any bites.[/

Sometimes it takes time. He is very busy. He has always gotten back to me and answered all my questions.

Have you sent a PM to Brandon Melton to see if he has done it?
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Been there and done that , I didnt get any bites.
Prob because I think they are out west for the electric nationals. He will get back with you
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Been there and done that , I didnt get any bites.
That's funny... here's a copy of the pm you sent and I replied to on 08/12:

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Im setting up my rc8t front end with with the new caster blocks and knuckles with the swing rack.
Is there anything you could help me with set-up
wise? Things like steering turn buckle length ,
hinge pin bushings, bump-steer problems?
Thanks ,

Jim

Jim, we are currently away attending the roar 1/10 nats and I am responding to this via my phone...
When I return home next week I will be happy to help you further from my computer at home...
Thanks!



...so even since u tried throwing me under the bus, I'll help the best I can.
Regarding steering turnbuckles, I use p/n 89312 with the swing rack.
Our truck has been great with the kit setup right from the book. However recently I have installed the Ghea c and d plates as well as the avid -1 pills in the standard b plate.
We have not yet even tested with new vertical blocks/spindles on the truck as I just received our second set.
We have been using on the buggy for quite sometime however...
I would be happy to share our setup sheets here.
Unfortunately this site will not let me attach them as it states the files are too large.
If someone knows how to resize them I could email to you for to adjust and post up...
As I have also said before, what works for some doesn't for others. I suggest building the truck and trying different setups yourself so you can actually feel the difference of your changes and learn as you go. The back of the manual has info on setup changes and the effects of each. It can be very helpful...
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:24 AM   #15
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Dude dont take stuff personal, I apologize !

Im kinda under pressure to get this thing set up.

I hate forum drama!

Well its D-Day tomorrow so I guess we'll see...
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