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Old 02-12-2004, 02:18 AM   #6811
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What bodies is everyone likeing. The same old stratus or the alfa or the new mazda 626.
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Old 02-12-2004, 02:19 AM   #6812
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Not sure whether this has been mentioned before...

Last night, I rebuilt all 4 universals. I went about the usual step of using thread lock for the grub screw. Once completed, I left them aside, in prep for my new car. After I came back to them, I realised that one of the universals binded badly, which I didn't feel directly after assembly. Upon checking, I found that some threadlock actually went into the barrel and dried up.

I was thinking that could those of you had CVD problems, have put in the CVDs in the car before the threadlock has dried up?
Yep, you're quite right. But I had mentioned this in my post during our detailed discussion on the subject. This was actually an additional problem. Unfortunately the barrels (in some cases) were too close a fit and were actually friction welding themselves in the CVD. Only when the holes are enlarged and the black stuff removed off the barrel does the problem go away.

Thankfully it is definitely NOT a virus
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Old 02-12-2004, 03:11 AM   #6813
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What bodies is everyone likeing. The same old stratus or the alfa or the new mazda 626.
I ran the Losi Alfa for the first time on Tuesday, I really didn't care much for it, I think I'll go back to the Stratus 2.0.
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Old 02-12-2004, 06:25 AM   #6814
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Hi friends. Greetings from Malta.

KENNETH TAN and ASIMO.

Thanks for your PM and help.

RANDMAN.

I think you're right about the Stratus 2. It just seems so neutral. Others are good at one thing and not so good at another. The Stratus is just a generally good all rounder.

Saw your comments about preferring the SD to the Barracuda. Interesting.

My stock of CGM kits is on the way. That car is really well priced considering you get everything in the kit except a bodyshell.

I still love my original SD though, with Rayspeed bits and my own chassis.

What happened to Tosso at the Snowbirds?

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Old 02-12-2004, 08:33 AM   #6815
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I ran the Protoform Mazda 6 for the first time this weekend and I really liked it. I had more steering than the Stratus 2.0 but it wasn't twitchy.
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Hi friends. Greetings from Malta.

KENNETH TAN and ASIMO.

Thanks for your PM and help.

RANDMAN.

I think you're right about the Stratus 2. It just seems so neutral. Others are good at one thing and not so good at another. The Stratus is just a generally good all rounder.

Saw your comments about preferring the SD to the Barracuda. Interesting.

My stock of CGM kits is on the way. That car is really well priced considering you get everything in the kit except a bodyshell.

I still love my original SD though, with Rayspeed bits and my own chassis.

What happened to Tosso at the Snowbirds?

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The Stratus 2 is definately neutral, but it feels much more stable than other bodies I've tried. I havent run the new Mazda 6 yet, but I plan on giving that body a shot soon as well.

Chris was pulling the fastest laps in practice at the birds, but the track deteriorated as the race went on, by the mains there was a lump down the straight that sent a couple cars flying from the sounds of it. I guess he was pretty much done with the race after the last day, your spirits definately get low when you just cant find the setup you need...
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Old 02-12-2004, 12:31 PM   #6817
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will the associated plastic black shock caps fit onto the yokomo shocks?? i have a torn blade and to order the replacement will take 2-3 week

or will the blade from other companies fit??
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Is it worth the switch to the new CGM from the old SSG? The SSG has only had 4 batteries run through it on asphalt.
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O I forgot what is the part number for the new Hardened Universal Shafts?
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Old SSG ? May I remind you that the TC3 is much older...
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Old SSG ? May I remind you that the TC3 is much older...
hahaha, that's right !!
but, nobody can't still beat the TC3
they are just following it.
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Is it worth the switch to the new CGM from the old SSG? The SSG has only had 4 batteries run through it on asphalt.
After running my CGM on Tuesday, I dont think I'll go back to anything else.
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What bodies is everyone likeing. The same old stratus or the alfa or the new mazda 626.
I was actually impressed by the Yokomo GT350 body when I ran it, but I'm not sure whether it was the body or the setup that helped the car. Now I'm running the Mazda 6, and thinking of trying the Losi or Parma Alfa, maybe even the original Protoform Stratus.
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Old 02-12-2004, 11:55 PM   #6824
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Just got my Excel diff in the car, as well as my RX pack. The Excel outdrives are slop free, and should be less prone to wear than the stock plastic outdrives. I'll post some pics tomorrow.
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Old 02-13-2004, 01:26 AM   #6825
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Hi friends. greetings from Malta.

RANDY.

Glad to read your comments about the CGM.

Is the Excel diff you talk about a front spool, and if so could you give me an address from where to get one.

I haven't run a Mazda 6 yet so can only speak about Stratus, Alfa, Honda, Chrysler, and Vauxhall, all of which have been tried, but then I'm no expert driver anyway. The Vauxhall is a very popular one in UK.

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Yes, Associated shock caps do fit Yoke shocks.

COBRA & HI LO BROW.

Couldn't agree more. The TC3 must be taking all the records. Do you realise it has been going since 1999 and has hardly changed, and is still winning races everywhere. A difficult act to follow.

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