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Old 05-27-2008, 03:03 PM   #2071
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That is common in the car. The c clip on the layshaft causes the noise. Try bending it so it doesn't have the twist in it or use the rubber O-ring as a replacement.
This is not necessarily true either. I've taken the c-clip off and replaced it with a couple different items and it still made the noise.

It's kind of weird, if you take the belts off and spin everything independently, it's smooth. Put the belts back in and spin it, and it clicks away.

When I first put the car together, it annoyed me to death but, now I can't hear it over my BL motor. My car sounds like a big can of A S S S rolling down the road.
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Old 05-27-2008, 03:09 PM   #2072
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My car sounds like a big can of A S S S rolling down the road.
I'll second that.
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Old 05-27-2008, 06:19 PM   #2073
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kinda reminds me of an old movie maybe you guys will remember (chitty chitty bang bang) lol
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Old 05-28-2008, 06:42 AM   #2074
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Any setup feedback from the Reedy Race for the PHI?
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:45 AM   #2075
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No doubt. Lets here what did and didnt work so us Corally asphalt guys can up our game.
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:50 AM   #2076
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Here's my setup from the race. It was really good when the track was cold, but when it got hot I went up to 22lb springs front and rear. The track and tires were really unique, everybody had problems getting their cars to turn, regardless of brand. Give it a shot and let me know how it goes.

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Old 05-28-2008, 07:23 PM   #2077
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Here's my setup from the race. It was really good when the track was cold, but when it got hot I went up to 22lb springs front and rear. The track and tires were really unique, everybody had problems getting their cars to turn, regardless of brand. Give it a shot and let me know how it goes.

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Well thats a very interesting setup...........what was the idea behind the rear arms on the front and also why such a stiff rear spring?
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Old 05-28-2008, 07:26 PM   #2078
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Josh,

If you dremel the c-hub area out, you can effectively run a longer arm in the front by using the outer hingepin hole. You have to use the short axles and long dogbones. I'll be trying that this weekend.
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Old 05-28-2008, 07:28 PM   #2079
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I know how to do it...............I'm just curious as to why
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I believe the rear arms on the front gives you the proper front width with the new steering blocks. You have to dermal the hell out of them to get the chub in it but works well. I think with 1 shim out I was at like 189mm wide with them.
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It will allow you to move your inner hingepin point further towards the centerline of the chassis (with the narrow steering blocks, as opposed to the stock front arms), which will increase weight transfer to the front of the car. I know quite a few people who are doing this and using the optional narrow rear hub to use the outer hole on the rear-rear arm.
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It just gives the car more mechanical grip overall. It's easier to get steering, yet maintain stability.

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Here's my setup from the race. It was really good when the track was cold, but when it got hot I went up to 22lb springs front and rear. The track and tires were really unique, everybody had problems getting their cars to turn, regardless of brand. Give it a shot and let me know how it goes.

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Thanks for the quick response. I will try it out and let you know. May work good up in the Northwest (least till August).

Have you been running this setup at home with success or did you try and compensate for the tire/track combo?
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James had to go to a stiffer setup for the tires... The sorex 36R premounts are a little odd... they always seem to make the car push. The inserts in them are really lame haha.

I've been running the rear arms up front with narrow knuckles, narrow hexs all around, and running the optional mounting hole in the rear arm for the hub carrier for a while now. It basically lengthens the suspension arms and creates more mechanical grip.

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What everybody else said, it just gives the car more steering. The handout tires were really odd, they had tons of grip but made the the car push bad. Going to high roll centers (dots up) and stiff springs all the way around made it a lot better.

This setup may not work on your home track, it was kind of an extreme setup to combat the unique conditions the tires and track provided. The car was extremely loose with this setup on my home track with different tires. To plant the car more you can go to a softer rear spring, more rear toe, lower roll center, longer camber links, etc..
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