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Old 11-11-2003, 06:05 PM   #4501
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All SD owners: Need you guys advise. If I'm mounting the servo horizontally on my SSG SD, must I align the servo horn at 12 o'clock position or to provide 2-3 deg. off set just like the TC3 /Rayspeed SD???
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Old 11-11-2003, 06:08 PM   #4502
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Kilruf: I have a couple questions about your setup.
First, on the setup you say you're running the top mounted swaybar up front. How does it fit? Isn't the front shock tower too wide, or are you puting the swaybar over the shock tower?
Also: I noticed Masami also runs the top mounted bar. What's the advantage to upper mounting rather than lower mounting? I run on carpet, would an upper mounted sway bar be better for me too? What are the differences in handling?
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Old 11-11-2003, 06:32 PM   #4503
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Just purchased the rayspeed conversion, does anyone have a good setup for mod\asphalt??
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Old 11-11-2003, 07:11 PM   #4504
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Randman - how did you like the Barracuda?? Any tweek problems?? How does it compare to the Yokomo??
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Old 11-11-2003, 07:17 PM   #4505
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i picked up the suzuki hubs after reading a few pages back about the trailing arm - not sure who posted it. anyway, they had wrote that gives better steering response, and he was right. it feels a little twitchy, but i'm starting to get used to it. i actually got 'em because i kept stripping the hole where the kingpin goes.
Hmm, I didn't realize they changed any geometry... I might pick up a set of the Suzuki knuckles to try.
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Old 11-11-2003, 07:18 PM   #4506
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I broke both the Knuckle and the C Hub... I'm seriously considering taking the C Hubs to a machine shop and seeing if they can duplicate a set of aluminum one's for me... In the srping I have a CNC mill coming to me, but I really don't want to wait... One good thing I am getting for the mill is a probe which will allow me to make exact copies of parts. I've already got a delrin and nylon supplier setup...
I'm planning on making some aluminum castor blocks really soon now, give me a little time, and I'll propably start to sell em.
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Old 11-11-2003, 07:25 PM   #4507
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Randman - how did you like the Barracuda?? Any tweek problems?? How does it compare to the Yokomo??
It was a nice car, not as easy to work on as the SD, but no tweak problems, or breakage problems whatsoever... actually, I never broke a part.
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Old 11-11-2003, 07:54 PM   #4508
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The major part with aluminum parts is this. You make one part stronger, then something else has to give, maybe a arm, a suspension mount, or even possibly the chassis. I think that with the suzuki spindles, graphite parts(arms and cases), and aluminum suspension mounts, I think it would be sufficent enough.
Also aluminum does bend! If you are breaking c-hubs that much you are crashing to much. Now imaging this, if you think you have tweak problems now, try setting tweak with a bent c-hub, arm, arm mount, spindle, or whatever else made of aluminum. It will drive you nuts. Take it from experience(my own).
So, my belief is that the less aluminum the better.
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Dickem, I haven't really tried a oneway with that setup. The track was wet, so I had the take the oneway out. Then it dried out and the traction came back. But I kept the diff in and worked with the setup.

Cool, the upper swaybar will work depending on how far the shocks are mounted out. I'd prefer the lower swaybar for carpet.

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Old 11-11-2003, 10:51 PM   #4510
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How far out can you space the front shocks on the shock tower?
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Have any of you guys had a problem with your batteries falling out. If so, what can be done to prevent them from falling out??
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Have any of you guys had a problem with your batteries falling out. If so, what can be done to prevent them from falling out??
Tobee sells some neat plastic pieces that mount in the two holes beside the battery, speedtech has them if you want them. I think they're only a couple bucks. I also got some thin foam strips that I glued on the sides of the battery slots to be just a little more secure as well.
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Thanks Matt. Any pictures of how your chassis looks with the battery support mod??
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I have the Tobee battery posts, but have clearance problems with the battery bars, I'm gonna shave them down, but is that pretty normal?
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I encountered the problem with the tobee posts as well. Need to grind them down.
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