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Old 12-13-2018, 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by CristianTabush View Post
As long as you got it on there, you should be ok. However, one tip, if the arm is too thick, you should be able to lap the whole thing on some 600 grit and then finish with some 1200-2000 wet sand to get smooth finish to get the arm down to the thickness needed. I am not going to say this is the reason for matte finish arm, but it is an advantage that it is this way.

I have never heard of carbon swelling, but it could be quite possible that some tolerances are slightly different on the older production of shock mounts and across the A-Arms. Get some material that is 0.1mm thicker and a mount that is 0.1mm narrower, and there can be some issues sometimes.( 0.1mm on all items is standard high-quality tolerance in our industry). I have some on my car and they were a bit tighter than the newest batch ones, but they still slide on.

Regardless, if the items you feel are bad, send them back and I will issue replacements so long as they have not been damaged.
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Same thing happened to me with the lower shock mounts but as CT said, I used a sand paper to get desired thickness and it worked like a charm.
Thanks CT, Walers, I think they should be fine right now. Managed to slide it in although it was a bit tight, but it should work.

I went through all the arms sent to me including the extra ones I bought and their measurements varies with ones as thick as 3mm and as thin as 2.8mm. At least its good to know its not a manufacturing problem.

Another thing while talking to Dave, how do we measure caster with this setup now? Before when using the AMX hubs we could easily mount the caster gauge, but now theres nothing to mount to.

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Old 12-13-2018, 06:28 PM
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Paragraph 6 on comment #546 of the GZ2 Thread explains how to measure caster on the new aluminum knuckles.
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Thanks Walers....must of missed that

Good thing I didnt spend money on the caster doodle yet...but I do miss the AMX way of measuring caster as it seems more accurate than going by eye. I should model up something and 3D print it out.
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Remembered reading it recently while building my Genesis. The GZ1, GZ2 and Genesis threads have a wealth of information.

If you get to 3D print it show us what you came up with.
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Will the camber/caster plates work on a gz2? Or am I up the creek there?
Hoping there’s a gz2 update kit released in the near future.
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yes, the camber plates do work, but they are 1 pc. So when used with the low profile top deck, it must be spaced up 3mm or at least be combined with some of the Genesis Bulkead brace +1mm of shims. (this is probably the best plan of action.)

We don't have upgrade kits because we are out of hubs. But once we get more hubs in stock, we will make the upgrades available again. I know I have about 10 or so upgraded cars out there that use the new hubs, inset battery and all related parts.
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Thanks Christian. I will wait for the update kits to arrive. Any chance I can preorder one?
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Definitely! Shoot me an email and i’ll get you take care of.
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Came up with this for the car to measure caster. It locks onto the arm so the needle is perpendicular to the arm, taking the guess work out of measuring caster.


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Originally Posted by disaster999 View Post
Came up with this for the car to measure caster. It locks onto the arm so the needle is perpendicular to the arm, taking the guess work out of measuring caster.


Looks good. Are sets available?
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Looks good.

I would re-phrase the “guesswork” statement though. The method we use with the threaded post on the knuckle while measuring with a camber gauge is usually pretty accurate.
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Nice I need a set also,I here there is some Great News coming from the Gizmo Camp.
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Originally Posted by RoyB View Post
Looks good. Are sets available?
Yes I will be making one for the other side as well. Still fine tuning the needle as it seems a bit flimsy right now and Im not too happy about the print quality on the hub. I dont plan on selling these, but if you want I can give you the STL file and you can have it printed out either by someone with a 3D printer or shape ways

Originally Posted by CristianTabush View Post
Looks good.

I would re-phrase the “guesswork” statement though. The method we use with the threaded post on the knuckle while measuring with a camber gauge is usually pretty accurate.
Fair enough. I never tried measuring caster that way so it is unfair for me to say the process is a guesswork.

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Nice I need a set also,I here there is some Great News coming from the Gizmo Camp.
Thanks, Like I said, Im not planning on selling these, but files are available if you want and you can have it printed out however you like.
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Thanks for the picture Tyler.

You can measure like this on a set up board, or while the car is on set up wheels.
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