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Old 05-12-2004, 07:09 PM   #8251
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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.
I would highly recomend the graphite steering knuckles as well as the graphite caster blocks. Also replace the kingpins with the new lightweight ones. IMHO they are stronger than the plastic ones.
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Old 05-12-2004, 07:57 PM   #8252
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Yodace, I thought your car looked fine Saturday, you were running just as fast lap times if not faster than Gary, and Greg. You just had trouble with lap traffic. Also wanted to let you know that I found pretty much a comlpete setup that I am purchasing, wich includes a CGM kit, so I will be back racing sooner than I thought. Also just to let you know, when I had my SD I also removed shims from the tranny, and had no trouble. you might try it if your still wanting to get the thing freed up.

Have you fellas noticed a big difference between the original SD and the CGM, or is it mostly the fact that the tweak issue is pretty much gone?
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Old 05-12-2004, 08:00 PM   #8253
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Flex is also gone. Suspension geometry is different, a bunch of stuff, the list goes on . . . .
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Old 05-12-2004, 08:04 PM   #8254
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so its pretty much a different car, suspension wise. But, for the better I presume.
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Old 05-12-2004, 08:05 PM   #8255
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Phil-Try the graphite stuff like pops suggested. They are way stronger than the standards.I would also run the new wide bumper. It really lessens the parts breakage in the front and not bending hinge pins. Also seems to let the bearings last longer before they go. I should be down to Trackside in the next 2 weeks. I'll see if I can locate some knuckles for you.
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Old 05-12-2004, 09:27 PM   #8256
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I am trying to figure out which shaft drive car to buy. I was wondering if anyone had any comments on what they think the advantage of the CGM is over the HPI Pro 4 and the TC3? My list is down to those I believe, so any help would be appreciated.

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Old 05-12-2004, 09:32 PM   #8257
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I took out shim yesterday.. I haven't touched the set-up at all..

Just looking my car over and tighting screws that came lose...Cleaning bearings..

Droop looked alittle funny. Thats why I was asking the droop questions.. I thought you order something from Mike last week...



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So do u guy's suggest the CG chassis over the SD for all surface?
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Old 05-12-2004, 09:34 PM   #8258
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What is the part number for the shock oil that comes in the kits?

450 I think...
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Flex is also gone. Suspension geometry is different, a bunch of stuff, the list goes on . . . .
The suspension geometry is the same, it's just a better chassis
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I used to always run the car with less shims in the tranny. I ran at low-med grip carpet track. I went down to the states for a big race where they had a high grip track and a friend of mine down there said watch the tranny gears they blow. I said I had never blown one then sure enough i blew one up. I believe it has something to do with the amount of grip you have on the track because of the extra load it puts on the tranny.

Looks like Yokomo made another improvement on the CGM Theres yokomo's customer response for ya.

BTW.. Matt weren't you going to korea... or sumthing just wondering...

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The suspension geometry is the same, it's just a better chassis
Aren't the shock towers different?
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Shock towers are different - but I wouldn't call that "suspension geometry" per se. A change of roll centre or caster angles or link mountings, that would be new geometry.
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Shock *angles* are very much part of suspension *geometry*.

Since when hasn't it been? Or am I missing something?
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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.
1) don't hit anything

2) Speed racing makes a similar product... you can find it at Dinball I think

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I use AE shocks with AE shock ends.I run on asphalt. What is a good droop setting... I had a friend set the droop, he said he set it at 6 and 5... But when I went to check the front droop it looks like he set it at 8...Do u set the droop with the shocks on or off...
He also told me to check the front droop setting using the back of the front a-arm... Any help would me good... The car handles good...I was just checking settings.
Your shocks shouldn't be limiting droop. The droop adjustments should only be performed through the btr screws in the arms... you should have longer shocks. If everything is properly set-up. measuring droop with or without shocks should make no difference... the good thing about unhooking shocks is that you can check for suspension freeness.

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