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Old 06-10-2004, 01:16 PM   #8521
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Joe,

I've noticed that you were using AE green springs(spring rate is 11.43lb/in), the closest yokomo spring I've found is the blue one (12,12 lb/in).
Is it normal to use very soft spring and oil while running a spool?
Which rear arm mount did you use? 2, 3???
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Old 06-11-2004, 01:58 AM   #8522
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Hi friends. Greetings from Malta.

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Front hubs. Just to distinguish, there are 2 components we are talking about - the C hub - in my case I run a 7 degree one, and the hub or knuckle - what retains the bearings.

The knuckle with trail will give much more straight line stability, will straighten the car out quicker as you apply the power out of a corner, but will give you less steering response entering a corner.

The reason I don't use the trailing ones is because I prefer to sacrifice some on power steering for the bigger bearings. The only hubs available with the bigger bearings are the MR4 special ones and they don't have any trail.

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I think it is a generally accepted fact that the TC3 suspension geometry is about the best there is. Everybody has tried to copy it. In fact if you look through set ups for winning cars of all brands, most people end up using TC3 springs, and fairly soft ones at that.

Most of the quick guys running TC3's out here run AE green springs and yes, I run them on the Yoke too, with a 35 or 40 oil, and very upright - 2nd outermost hole on both towers and bottom arms.

I ran the car yesterday again. It never ceases to impress me. Remember I am nearly 58 years old so my eyesight, reflexes, etc are on the way down. Yet the car is so good that despite using old tyres and a motor with a dozen runs on brushes and comm - I use V2 endbells - I can still run with the best. It's not my driving that does it, but the fact that the car is so good.

I should have a stock of professionally made spools next week. The one I run on my car I made myself.

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Old 06-11-2004, 11:32 AM   #8523
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Joe,

thanks.
I didn't receive the spool yet, but I prepared the SD using this geometry and shock set-up
the front diff is very tight (almost a spool), but I'm very afraid to break the diff halves tomorrow while practicing.
I will use the yellow Yokomo springs, which are heavier than the AE green but it already feels very soft.


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Old 06-11-2004, 02:23 PM   #8524
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I hate to be a bother but,..... Where are you guys getting the "SPOOL" from, i've almost looked every where for it. I've checked with speedtech, yokomousa, square, Suzuki and tobee. I can't seem to find it. Can some please point to the right direction.
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Old 06-11-2004, 02:53 PM   #8525
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I hate to be a bother but,..... Where are you guys getting the "SPOOL" from, i've almost looked every where for it. I've checked with speedtech, yokomousa, square, Suzuki and tobee. I can't seem to find it. Can some please point to the right direction.
Speedtech has them in stock look up under speedtech hop-ups
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bash a A-arm due to bad driving, Does anybody know who sell the new heavy duty A-arms # SD-008HD
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Joe,

thanks.
I didn't receive the spool yet, but I prepared the SD using this geometry and shock set-up
the front diff is very tight (almost a spool), but I'm very afraid to break the diff halves tomorrow while practicing.
I will use the yellow Yokomo springs, which are heavier than the AE green but it already feels very soft.


I learned my lesson by tightening my diffs too much, the diff screw breaks very easily.
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bash a A-arm due to bad driving, Does anybody know who sell the new heavy duty A-arms # SD-008HD
I asked about them two weeks ago at the Reedy race and they weren't in the states then. I don't know if Yokomo received them in since then, I'll call on monday to see.
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Where would you guys start with springs on an small asphalt parking lot? I was thinking Rayspeed Green front, Rayspeed Blue rear.
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Can someone convert 5500 yen for me, I saw this at Yokomo Japan website.
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5500 yen = USD 49.96

If you need any conversion, you can try www.xe.com
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