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Old 03-18-2018, 10:15 AM
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I just ordered this chassis, my first kit in 15 or so years. How much is compatible with the Wildfire line? I'll be racing this with a 17.5 on carpet.

I read in @kentech's review that the S-ball cups cause binding. What grit sandpaper should i use to free them and how long did it take you to get them unbound? If i dont want to sand them what cups are compatible?
Still such a sweet kit for the price.
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Old 03-18-2018, 11:43 AM
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Take reviews with a grain of salt. The budget this kit was produced for results in some inconsistencies.
I did not experience any binding on initial assembly with the ball cups.
I recommend building the kit and adjusting as you go.
I did have a rear out drive that had an unusual grip on the dog bone end of the universal, but found a slight burr inside the cup.
Other than that, no other binding in all components when using proper build technique and practices.
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Old 03-18-2018, 06:53 PM
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Does anyone know which part numbers I need for split suspension mounts with the 3 hole options? It is quite confusing. What is the difference between the x/y c10 and c05? Are these the correct ones from the Wildfire D07? Just ordered my kit in the UK. Looking forward to the build and some great tips on here that will prove very useful.
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Originally Posted by dvaid852456 View Post
Does anyone know which part numbers I need for split suspension mounts with the 3 hole options? It is quite confusing. What is the difference between the x/y c10 and c05? Are these the correct ones from the Wildfire D07? Just ordered my kit in the UK. Looking forward to the build and some great tips on here that will prove very useful.
The numbers associated with the mount is the offset. Go to the manual for a car with the split mounts and you will find a chart giving the rear toe based on inner and outer combinations. Same as for the inserted mounts, you will find the toe based on the insert combination.
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Originally Posted by old_dude View Post
The numbers associated with the mount is the offset. Go to the manual for a car with the split mounts and you will find a chart giving the rear toe based on inner and outer combinations. Same as for the inserted mounts, you will find the toe based on the insert combination.
Are there no split mounts that take the pill inserts?
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Originally Posted by dvaid852456 View Post
Does anyone know which part numbers I need for split suspension mounts with the 3 hole options? It is quite confusing. What is the difference between the x/y c10 and c05? Are these the correct ones from the Wildfire D07? Just ordered my kit in the UK. Looking forward to the build and some great tips on here that will prove very useful.
Can you clarify. Are you looking for split mounts for a D07, or for a newer Ghost?
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Are there no split mounts that take the pill inserts?
https://www.vbcracing.com/collection...-c0black-31619
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Perfect. I was after split mounts like on the Wildfire 07 but for the Ghost18.
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What are the advantages of the split blocks? I have a DETC410 with them and could never find an answer. Im racing on black carpet with aluminum chassis. Looking at getting one of the Ghosts for outdoor season.
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Please notice that the split mount 31619 is for D10, so refering to the D10 graphite chassis, the split mount bottom may need some machining before using on Ghost18.
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Originally Posted by tc3driverhk View Post
Please notice that the split mount 31619 is for D10, so refering to the D10 graphite chassis, the split mount bottom may need some machining before using on Ghost18.
Why? The Ghost18 has the holes already drilled in the chassis for use with the split mounts and the manual explicitly mentions them (although, not by number) as an option for flex.
Do you have the Ghost18 and D10?

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I do not own a Ghost18 (yet) but by looking at the photos, the ghost18 chassis uses a round locator pin for the split mounts like the D07 The d08/9/10 use an oval locator. You could likely file the oval locator into a pin shape or even remove it all together if you really want to use the split mounts that use inserts. TheD07 mounts are a bit pricey since you end up having to buy multiple pair if you like to have other options, but i do like the simplicity and robustness of the insert-less mounts.
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I would question the need for flex in this car. It isn't a graphite chassis so it is not as stiff to start with. I am looking for ways to make it stiffer. I will probably start with a thick top deck.
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I noticed the D08, D09 and D10 chassis all seem to use a slot rather than a hole for the split blocks. I also noticed this from pictures that the split blocks other than those for the D06 and D07 would all need filing down or the chassis modifying.

I've ordered some D06, 2 screw split blocks to try. My Ghost18 kit arrived today! I'm planning on setting it up as a damp car so want as much flex as possible hence the split blocks. I may change my mind after the build if there is already too much flex with the one piece mounts.
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Originally Posted by SpeedySST View Post
What are the advantages of the split blocks? I have a DETC410 with them and could never find an answer. Im racing on black carpet with aluminum chassis. Looking at getting one of the Ghosts for outdoor season.
Split blocks will give more chassis flex and hence more grip compared to the one piece solid mounts at the end of the car that they are used. On carpet, especially black carpet, less flex seems to improve handling consistency on the higher grip surface.
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