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Old 03-01-2008, 08:39 PM   #1771
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what turnbuckle sizes are you guys using to use the outer holes on the shock towers?are they the 28mm?
The smallest in the Corally parts...think it is 22mm.

Oops! BJ is right. 28mm is the correct length. My bad!
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Old 03-02-2008, 09:38 AM   #1772
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22mm is for the steering linkage from the servo. The 28mm turnbuckles are the shortest that you need in order to run the outer holes on the shock tower.
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Old 03-03-2008, 09:43 PM   #1773
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On Corally USA website...

02.06.2008
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New items have arrived for the RDX Phi. We now have available narrowed aluminum steering knuckles, 79278A. In order to use these you must also purchase short axles, 79184A, and longer CVD Bones, 79182A.
The narrowed knuckles will shift the top camberlink farther out into the wheel for more steering. You will need to add 2 additional shims behind your roll mounts to widen car back to max width. We have tested these with great results on asphalt and carpet rubber tire.
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New items have arrived for the RDX Phi. We now have available narrowed aluminum steering knuckles, 79278A. In order to use these you must also purchase short axles, 79184A, and longer CVD Bones, 79182A.
The narrowed knuckles will shift the top camberlink farther out into the wheel for more steering. You will need to add 2 additional shims behind your roll mounts to widen car back to max width. We have tested these with great results on asphalt and carpet rubber tire.
I saw that too. Da#$ them! Why do they have to keep improving their cars?
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New items have arrived for the RDX Phi. We now have available narrowed aluminum steering knuckles, 79278A. In order to use these you must also purchase short axles, 79184A, and longer CVD Bones, 79182A.
The narrowed knuckles will shift the top camberlink farther out into the wheel for more steering. You will need to add 2 additional shims behind your roll mounts to widen car back to max width. We have tested these with great results on asphalt and carpet rubber tire.
Did someone say more steering?
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Old 03-04-2008, 12:21 PM   #1776
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Korey any good news about the CEFX Chassis?
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Old 03-04-2008, 07:15 PM   #1777
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Did someone say more steering?
It should have come out for the original RDX...

Jeff, Will these parts be available at the Carpet Nats?
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Old 03-05-2008, 08:46 AM   #1778
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It should have come out for the original RDX...

Jeff, Will these parts be available at the Carpet Nats?
Well, I do not think I have sent them to the Hobbytown yet. I will check with them and should be able to get them out to the shop.

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Old 03-05-2008, 05:04 PM   #1779
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Korey any good news about the CEFX Chassis?

Well, after about.... 30 packs or so on the CEFX chassis, I've concluded it won't yeild any real benefits untill the traction is REALLY high. So far at SIR, there isnt a real need for it, it tends to make the car push more than the stock chassis. I just put the stock chassis on and I was faster considering our track layout is so tight right now.

I didn't really care for the shock towers much, I prefered the positions available in the stock kit. The CEFX shock towers have slightly different positions for both the shock positions and the camber link positions are a little weird in my opinion. I do know the rear shock tower was designed around some slightly different rear hubs, so the camber link positions are not quite optimized if you are using the stock parts. There may be a time where these parts would work well, but not in my situation.

The one cool thing I did try is the ackerman extension. I did notice it produces more low speed steering in tight 180's.

But in the end... Most of the stock parts that come on the car have yeilded better results for me. Just goes to show you the Phi is really great out of the box.

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Thanks for the report Korey.

Have you tried the new narrow steering parts yet? Not that you really had the time...LOL
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Old 03-05-2008, 09:25 PM   #1781
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Uhhh they've been floating around the team for a little while, but I havent tried them yet. I'll be giving them a shot here in the next two weeks probably. I just sold my Raptor 50... so I have some extra spending $$$$$ for parts and such . I think it's time for some new chargers... hahaha

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From the Corally website: "The narrowed knuckles will shift the top camberlink farther out into the wheel for more steering. You will need to add 2 additional shims behind your roll mounts to widen car back to max width. We have tested these with great results on asphalt and carpet rubber tire."

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The above makes me believe that I am supposed to bring the car back to max width after installing the new hardware.

Has anyone tried leaving the car fairly narrow with the new hardware for quicker reaction? Or, is it just 'over the top' that way? Thanks.
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How about with narrow wheel hex's aswell?
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How about with narrow wheel hex's aswell?
Thanks, I was thinking narrow hexes for the rear too.
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overall, a narrow front will give you more steering. narrow wheel hexes will in a round about way alter your ackerman affect slightly as well.

if your rear is more narrow than your front, you will experience understeer.
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