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Old 08-14-2006, 10:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Yeti35
So the new arms will not work on the old car? I was hopin I could just pick a set up for they are supposed to be stronger then the old ones. I guess I will have to consider a whole new car then.
I'm not sure if the type "R" has longer arms. I guessing that they are. I don't recall if any of the guys running the car has said that they're longer. Besides you'd need a new car anyway as it has been posted in the past that the type "R" will not be a conversion car.

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With the narrow diff's, were the arms, drive shafts, made longer as well? Which would (possibly) aid in helping the chassis work better (roll)?

I'm just shooting in the dark as I'm not an engineer. I would like to get back to driving an American designed (made) sedan.

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Just the dogbones were made longer, arms remained the same length (although we do have the long arms as well) I'm no engineer either, I just know that putting in the narrow diffs made the car feel much smoother. It felt like in places the car would normally spin out, it had traction. SoCal raceway is a track where one-ways usually work best, with this car I am able to use double one-ways, and still use a lot of brakes around the track without doing donuts.
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Originally Posted by Yeti35
So the new arms will not work on the old car? I was hopin I could just pick a set up for they are supposed to be stronger then the old ones. I guess I will have to consider a whole new car then.
I believe there will be EA3 material arms made to work with the old car, and they are definately very strong.
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Old 08-14-2006, 10:47 PM
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As you guys said, it is going to be a carpet ready kit....
Is it going to be as good for asphalt as it will for carpet?
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I'm sure if you just lock up the front diff into a spool, or get a 1 way, it'll be just as good on asphault
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In one of Rcca's last issue was Todge's car. There was a pic othe top motor plate with two metal thread inserts. Looks like an option for a electric fan. Will this be incorporated into the kit? That top plate looks like a perfect place to put one. Directly over the motor.
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Old 08-15-2006, 03:31 AM
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I would like to vote against using ea3 stuff on this car.

Please.

I wont get into details as of why, but I think it would be a mistake.
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Originally Posted by TCR
I would like to vote against using ea3 stuff on this car.

Please.

I wont get into details as of why, but I think it would be a mistake.
If you're not going to go into why, then "why" would you post that statement?

An opinion without justification is a waste of everyone's time.

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Originally Posted by TCR
I would like to vote against using ea3 stuff on this car.

Please.

I wont get into details as of why, but I think it would be a mistake.
The EA3 arms have been on our cars for a few months now without any problems, it is definately stronger than graphite, and provides a bit more traction due to flexing more.
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Originally Posted by Dasupacat1
In one of Rcca's last issue was Todge's car. There was a pic othe top motor plate with two metal thread inserts. Looks like an option for a electric fan. Will this be incorporated into the kit? That top plate looks like a perfect place to put one. Directly over the motor.
That would definately be a dialed add-on, however knowing how different the production kit is going to be, that may not be possible to do.
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JBRacing - The car will be great on asphalt aswell, it will be carpet ready in the sense that it will have everything in the box to go carpet racing. This is because the kit will be released at the beginning of the carpet season

EricF - For the new car there will 2 different length arms, the short ones are the same as the current ones are .150" longer, we have found thru testing that on carpet the car is better with a long front arm and a standard rear arm. On asphalt for the most part we liked the opposite, standard front arm and long rear arm.
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Sounds fantastic.. hope the whole team has them at vegas
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Andrew,

What's the feeling provided from the longer arm on the front with the carpet setup? I mostly race carpet.

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Originally Posted by Keith Billanti
Sounds fantastic.. hope the whole team has them at vegas
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