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Old 07-10-2011, 07:50 AM   #1771
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Haha, i almost did today, i prefer all four wheels to brake, is there no front spool available for the car instead of the one way? Thing is i cant drive the car with drag brakes and manual braking before the turn after a long straight just isnt doing it for me with just the rears braking.
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Haha, i almost did today, i prefer all four wheels to brake, is there no front spool available for the car instead of the one way? Thing is i cant drive the car with drag brakes and manual braking before the turn after a long straight just isnt doing it for me with just the rears braking.
you will never get the car to turn with front solid, rear solid. you will do more harm in the way of belts, tyres, engines. id say learn to use the brakes. i dont use drag brake, only at full braking, it only slows the car down, not locking up rears if you get what i say
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Old 07-10-2011, 02:57 PM   #1773
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Hi, what are the bearing sizes used on the new sl8 2-speed shaft?
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Old 07-10-2011, 04:42 PM   #1774
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Hi, what are the bearing sizes used on the new sl8 2-speed shaft?
8mm x 14 mm x 4mm Avid has a nice one with a seal on one side.
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"locking" them into position with fueltube, can also help preventing them to bend in case of a hard crash.
It doesn't prevent loosing them though.
That's where cvd's come into play.
Mugen rear dog bones are longer than Serpent. I found that running the Mugen dogbone completely stopped the problem with lost dog bones.

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Old 07-11-2011, 04:09 AM   #1776
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Mugen rear dog bones are longer than Serpent. I found that running the Mugen dogbone completely stopped the problem with lost dog bones.

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Yep, but I had 2 Mugen dogbones twisted after only 2 race days. The Serpent ones I have are longer lasting, actually they are lifetime lasting, you only need to replace the pins of course... Maybe things are changed in the meantime, I don't know.
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You will be amazed how long you can run those Mugen twisted dogbones.

But there are different productions, later versions are much better.
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Old 07-11-2011, 11:05 AM   #1778
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You will be amazed how long you can run those Mugen twisted dogbones.

But there are different productions, later versions are much better.
I agree! Mine were twisted too but they did not break and lasted years.

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So, I have fitted all the 2011 updates to my car and am now waiting for the weekend to come so I can try them. I hope the car drives as well as it looks!

I have only one complaint though -

Why do the front shock adjusters hit the upper arm supports? You would have thought that Salven and his team would have spotted this before production........no?

I know this has been discussed previously on this thread but even when I secure a 1mm spacer behind the upper shock mount it still touches.

I checked out Salvens video clip from the worlds and noticed that he was running no lower than 3mm spacers under the upper supports to give a much lower roll centre (to low or not?). This combined with a 2mm spacer behind the upper shock mount seems to cure the problem.

You guys must have come across this problem........? What did you do?

And you don't even get extra shims in the update kit to space the upper shock mount out.......bah!
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So, I have fitted all the 2011 updates to my car and am now waiting for the weekend to come so I can try them. I hope the car drives as well as it looks!

I have only one complaint though -

Why do the front shock adjusters hit the upper arm supports? You would have thought that Salven and his team would have spotted this before production........no?

I know this has been discussed previously on this thread but even when I secure a 1mm spacer behind the upper shock mount it still touches.

I checked out Salvens video clip from the worlds and noticed that he was running no lower than 3mm spacers under the upper supports to give a much lower roll centre (to low or not?). This combined with a 2mm spacer behind the upper shock mount seems to cure the problem.

You guys must have come across this problem........? What did you do?

And you don't even get extra shims in the update kit to space the upper shock mount out.......bah!
I grabed a blown out trust bearing and used it as spacers between the shocktower and the bulkhead, problem solved
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At any hardware store you can get M3 rings for just a dollar/euro per bag of 20 pieces and a normal person in this hobby must have them in his box..
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I have plenty thank-you.

The point I'm trying to put accross is that the 1mm washer on the shock tower just isn't enough especially if the front wheel base is shortened. Obviously a 2mm washer would work but would it compromise the shock operation leaning the top further forward?
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I have plenty thank-you.

The point I'm trying to put accross is that the 1mm washer on the shock tower just isn't enough especially if the front wheel base is shortened. Obviously a 2mm washer would work but would it compromise the shock operation leaning the top further forward?
I think you can safely but 2-3 mm behind the shocktower without messing up the geometry. If you look closely on the car from the side you can see that even with the 1 mm shim that I have now the shock is still leaning slightly backwards towards the top.
Depends alittle on your ride hight aswell but I think youll need atleast 3 mm for it to clear the collar completely.
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Ok guys, after much deliberation ive decided on trying out a locked/solid axle for the front, thing is no one makes this and my machining/mechanical skills is ZERO. So my appeal to you guys is if any of you out there can make one up for me i will pay top $ for your help, please pm me if any of you guys are keen to take up this challenge for me.
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Ok guys, after much deliberation ive decided on trying out a locked/solid axle for the front, thing is no one makes this and my machining/mechanical skills is ZERO. So my appeal to you guys is if any of you out there can make one up for me i will pay top $ for your help, please pm me if any of you guys are keen to take up this challenge for me.
I think the bigger challenge will be actualy driving the car around the track after something like that
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