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Old 05-11-2004, 03:41 PM   #8236
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Anybody know how to free up the drive train?
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Old 05-11-2004, 03:50 PM   #8237
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Anybody know how to free up the drive train?
If you have the stock bearings clean all the heavy grease out of them with motor spray. You have to be carefull about stripping gears but you can take shims out as well. I only run two shims on the input gears instead of the 3 in the instructions.
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Are u still running the stock bearings?
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Old 05-11-2004, 04:52 PM   #8239
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Looks like yokomo just solved every problem on the car so far. . . .
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Old 05-11-2004, 05:27 PM   #8240
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You couldn't run either on the front - the bulkier rear arm hasn't got the clearance for the C-hub.

Plus, it looks like the rear arm only has the two outer holes, and the front arm the three inner holes for shock mounting.
I don't know anybody running the 2 inner holes on the rear arm either.
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Old 05-11-2004, 05:29 PM   #8241
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Are still running the stock bearings?

Also are u using AE shock/ends?
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Old 05-11-2004, 06:47 PM   #8242
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Are u still running the stock bearings?
Yes I am, although I have replaced the front steering block bearings with teflon ones since all bearings there wear pretty fast. My ceramics for the Reedy race should be in the UPS truck today though
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Old 05-11-2004, 07:54 PM   #8243
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If you have the stock bearings clean all the heavy grease out of them with motor spray. You have to be carefull about stripping gears but you can take shims out as well. I only run two shims on the input gears instead of the 3 in the instructions.

Are saying if I do this mod I will strip the transmission gears while racing?


I did the mod and it did free up the transmission a little.

How do get the transmission to spin like TC3?
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Old 05-11-2004, 08:19 PM   #8244
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Are still running the stock bearings?

Also are u using AE shock/ends?
Alex (my son) runs Yokomo ceramics except for the wheel bearings. We save the ceramic wheel bearings for big races only. The wheel bearings get the most wear, especially the front because of all the stress that is applied on them.

Was running the Rayspeed springs, pistons and spring cups with Yokomo shock ends. Now running Yokomo shocks, #3 pistons and Green springs. Car working very good, almost as fast as Matts All we need is a little more HP!
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Are saying if I do this mod I will strip the transmission gears while racing?


I did the mod and it did free up the transmission a little.

How do get the transmission to spin like TC3?
Yes you could strip the gears, and then you may not. Every transmission is slightly different. Even a tight trany can strip with a good hit into a board. After you run the car a few times it will break in the gears and free up the car a lot.
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You can play around with the mesh of the gears with shims. I've had a lot of play in my front diff but little in my back so I put some shims in and its smooth. I put the shims on the bearings.
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Default SD Black to CGM is it worth considering???

I currently run the SD, and I'm wondering if it's worth converting my SD to a CGM. I know that some of you guys have either converted your SD or just bought the CGM so I'm most interested in your opinion.

I race:

- Strictly on asphalt (medium grip).

- Stock, maybe 19t in the future.

- Rubber tires.

- Varying on-road track designs (sometimes easy & fast, other times somewhat technical layouts.

So, would I see any advantages driving the CGM over my SD Black? Or should I just stick with the SD Black?
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I currently run the SD, and I'm wondering if it's worth converting my SD to a CGM. I know that some of you guys have either converted your SD or just bought the CGM so I'm most interested in your opinion.

I race:

- Strictly on asphalt (medium grip).

- Stock, maybe 19t in the future.

- Rubber tires.

- Varying on-road track designs (sometimes easy & fast, other times somewhat technical layouts.

So, would I see any advantages driving the CGM over my SD Black? Or should I just stick with the SD Black?
If your Black SD is running fine for you then stick with it. Alot of us had tweek issues with the double deck cars, the CGM doesn't tweek in a hard crash or eject the batteries out the side like the old car can.
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I've never had my batteries eject out of my car but you can get the adjustable battery post mounts and sand down the battery slots a litttle lower.
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Is there anything I can do to increase the durability of the steering knuckles except not hitting anything. I tried shoegoo but that did nothing. And Suzuki doesnt seam to want people to buy their product.
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