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Old 01-06-2008, 09:06 PM   #1456
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Hey Guys,

Myself and another one of our drivers seem to be extremely unlucky with the stock steering blocks on carpet. We're just looking to do the right upgrades.

Are most of you running the aluminum knuckles and Specialized bumpers? Are there other solutions we should be aware of (aside from not crashing ).

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I use the aluminum knuckles with the bushings, the bearings are so small that they aren't worth it. It will only take a couple of crashes, and the bearings will turn to bits. I also don't think that the bearings add anything to the chassis in terms of performance; how often do you wish that your steering was that little bit free-er? I'd also make the investment in the aluminum knuckles for another reason, if the plastic ones break, a lot of times they have the nasty habit of taking out other parts with them. Definitely worth the added cost.

The specialized bumper is definitely worth it's weight in gold. I hardly ever pile drive a corner. I am more the type that will graze apexes. Therefore, the kydex is only deflecting the blow. It takes quite a few impacts for me to put a permanent bend into the kydex. If you like to (or not) pile drive boards, well, you may have other problems that a kydex bumper cannot solve.

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Old 01-07-2008, 11:35 AM   #1457
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Josh H!! great finish at Novak!!

Anything different on your setup since you posted it last here??

THANKS!!
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Josh H!! great finish at Novak!!

Anything different on your setup since you posted it last here??

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Thanks rcfreak

I did change some stuff on my front end because of the very high traction. I'll try to get a setup sheet done in the next few days and have Jeff post it on the site when he gets a chance
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Josh is awesome. I don't care what Brian said about you sir. Nice run.
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Josh is awesome. I don't care what Brian said about you sir. Nice run.
back off, I claim josh as my own, not sharing boys...
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I would love to join in on all the man love talk............but after sitting next to Brad for a week i'm all burned out
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I would love to join in on all the man love talk............but after sitting next to Brad for a week i'm all burned out
I see where we rank compared to Brad now
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I would love to join in on all the man love talk............but after sitting next to Brad for a week i'm all burned out
You have such perfect bedside manners.

Nice job by the way.
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Anyone have a part number for the tamiya 3 hole piston? Anyone have them in stock? Thanks.

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Anyone have a part number for the tamiya 3 hole piston? Anyone have them in stock? Thanks.

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i tried running blackstocks setup today with dbl pinks on all four corners.i found on corners the inside wheel would lift.i tried no compound and it was still lifting,but the steering was awesome.is there anything you can do to prevent this,i would still love to run dbl pinks all around but the lifting and odd traction roll doesnt make sense.can i hear everyons opinion. thanks!!!
any one care to answer this post for this gentleman please?
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lifting the front, rear, or both inside tires?
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frt and rear,but more in the frt
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i tried running blackstocks setup today with dbl pinks on all four corners.i found on corners the inside wheel would lift.i tried no compound and it was still lifting,but the steering was awesome.is there anything you can do to prevent this,i would still love to run dbl pinks all around but the lifting and odd traction roll doesnt make sense.can i hear everyons opinion. thanks!!!
eddie- Did you use CA on the sidewalls of the tires? Did you run as much camber as Mike did? Also, I know Mike said the traction was high, but it was not as high as traction can be on older style carpet. If you are running on really high bite carpet you need to adjust for the higher traction with less front dope, higher spring rate, etc.
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