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Old 11-26-2012, 12:08 AM   #2521
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hi guys, just built my MRX5, can you recommend a tool for the turnbuckel adjustment of camber, steering rod length etc... I have got-by with a bit of wire during the build but i'm looking for something for the job.. what do you use?

btw Enjoyed the build... very much looking fwd to getting up to brendale (Brisbane/aust) for a shakedown session..
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:28 AM   #2522
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hi guys, just built my MRX5, can you recommend a tool for the turnbuckel adjustment of camber, steering rod length etc... I have got-by with a bit of wire during the build but i'm looking for something for the job.. what do you use?

btw Enjoyed the build... very much looking fwd to getting up to brendale (Brisbane/aust) for a shakedown session..
Hey Anthony, welcome back!

Whatever you do, dont use a HUDY Exhaust spring tool, I broke two of them!
If it's like the MTX5 with a hole a long tool steel body clip, the ones that go across both posts with a bend in it will do the trick. Or a small conventional allen key works too, just dremel the short end off.
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hi guys, just built my MRX5, can you recommend a tool for the turnbuckel adjustment of camber, steering rod length etc... I have got-by with a bit of wire during the build but i'm looking for something for the job.. what do you use?

btw Enjoyed the build... very much looking fwd to getting up to brendale (Brisbane/aust) for a shakedown session..
Hi Anthony, I have found a nice set of tools for the turnbuckle holes check the photos.

You can find this kind of set for less than 5 bucks in any Chinese tool shop and they do the job perfectly. With the 90 degrees bent and the other two tools I can turn the turnbuckle from to any angle without any effort.

It makes the setup so easy, much better than hex turnbuckles.

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Old 12-16-2012, 08:52 AM   #2525
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sorry if this has been covered, but i couldn't find it with several searches.

i have been out of it for several months, but last time i ran my car the latest new thing was the worlds clutch. it looked like no change to the shoe or clutch bell.

i stopped by a race last weekend to catch up and saw a clutch getting worked on, noticed several new changes.
1- the clutch shoe was a darker glossy yellow
2- the bell looked very slick like it had a special coating
3- the pinion gears were very dark in color
4- they oiled the brand new shoe on assembly

is there a new shoe material and clutch bell that are popular?
does this oiling trick work for the older light yellow shoe material?

i used to sand the inside surface of the clutch bell, sounds like this is part of my problems with clutch wear.
thanks for helping me catch up on things.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:35 AM   #2526
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Can anyone share the MRX5 setup for the Artesia Transit Center?

Thank you in advance.
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Can anyone share the MRX5 setup for the Artesia Transit Center?

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sorry if this has been covered, but i couldn't find it with several searches.

i have been out of it for several months, but last time i ran my car the latest new thing was the worlds clutch. it looked like no change to the shoe or clutch bell.

i stopped by a race last weekend to catch up and saw a clutch getting worked on, noticed several new changes.
1- the clutch shoe was a darker glossy yellow
2- the bell looked very slick like it had a special coating
3- the pinion gears were very dark in color
4- they oiled the brand new shoe on assembly

is there a new shoe material and clutch bell that are popular?
does this oiling trick work for the older light yellow shoe material?

i used to sand the inside surface of the clutch bell, sounds like this is part of my problems with clutch wear.
thanks for helping me catch up on things.
There is a new material for the clutch shoe which is a lot darker in color then your clutch shoes, same part number just different material, and we have been using the older clutch bells, different part number, was for the mrx3 I believe, same angle but the coating seems to last longer and less shoe wear then the newer bells ....never sand the inside of your bell it will take off the coating and make your shoe wear a lot faster. Once your bell begins to have a groove on the inside its over ...and you will begin to see a lot of yellow shoe material and shorter shoe life...also the oil help break in the shoe ....
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:54 PM   #2529
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There is a new material for the clutch shoe which is a lot darker in color then your clutch shoes, same part number just different material, and we have been using the older clutch bells, different part number, was for the mrx3 I believe, same angle but the coating seems to last longer and less shoe wear then the newer bells ....never sand the inside of your bell it will take off the coating and make your shoe wear a lot faster. Once your bell begins to have a groove on the inside its over ...and you will begin to see a lot of yellow shoe material and shorter shoe life...also the oil help break in the shoe ....
Hey Brian, thanks!
sounds like its time for an old clutch bell.
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Can anyone share the MRX5 setup for the Artesia Transit Center?

Thank you in advance.
I'll get it sent over to you soon..
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I'll get it sent over to you soon..
hmmmmmstill watin for mine
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anybody run the carbon fiber mrx5 chassis is it worth the money
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Why would you need it? I do it for you when you come down.
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Why would you need it? I do it for you when you come down.
Because I have some time before my next race
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