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Old 08-17-2004, 11:51 PM   #9421
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...and the 3rd one.....

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Old 08-17-2004, 11:55 PM   #9422
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... and finally the last... -

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Old 08-18-2004, 12:18 AM   #9423
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The lightweight chassis is only about 10 grams lighter.

Not really worth the bother.

I have now got mine down to 1560 grams but still need to shed another 40 grams. Problem is I just don't know what else to lighten.

Anyone got any pics of Masami's car without the front chassis brace ?

have you tried removing the rear bumper? and to use strapping tape instead?
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Old 08-18-2004, 12:27 AM   #9424
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Here's the first one.... I KNOW, I KNOW, the rear window goof; too late now, I gotta roll wit' it -

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how did you manage to do that to the window
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Old 08-18-2004, 12:37 AM   #9425
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how did you manage to do that to the window
being at home by myself with my 19mth old while my wife is at an all girls slamboree kinda caught me off guard in the attention-span area. No biggie though, like I said before, I gotta ROLL wit' it. I got plenty of bodies though

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Old 08-18-2004, 01:26 AM   #9426
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beautiful rea window goof hey, it happens...

Utieh: which two packages do they sell for 4800 yen? The shocks/bearings and the swaybars/oneway/UJ's?

And btw... anybody has the part #'s for the shock caps with the bleed screws?

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beautiful rea window goof hey, it happens...

Utieh: which two packages do they sell for 4800 yen? The shocks/bearings and the swaybars/oneway/UJ's?

And btw... anybody has the part #'s for the shock caps with the bleed screws?

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both are 4800yen ..really cheap!
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Old 08-18-2004, 02:30 AM   #9428
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Hey guys,

The bearings in my cgm are getting pretty bad. I have always wanted to pick up a set of ceramics, do they really seem like they are worth the money? Is any brand better than another?

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Old 08-18-2004, 02:56 AM   #9429
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I have the Yokomo ceramics in my car and they're great. I had the Acer ceramics and I didn't really like the seals in them, some bearings seemed to hang up when I installed them. The axle bearings still get chewed up just because they're so thin though. For me the best 6X10 bearing is the Yokomo teflon sealed ones, they seem to last the longest in the axles.
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Old 08-18-2004, 03:38 AM   #9430
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Errr...my CGM tend to be on the noisy side...I've noticed TC3 and pro4 at my local track and they're not that noisy. I've also noticed some local boys here with SD and theirs are not quite that noisy too...asked them but not sharing

Any clues boys ? shimming the gears ?

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have you tried removing the rear bumper? and to use strapping tape instead?
hi bro! how many grams do you lose doing that?
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Errr...my CGM tend to be on the noisy side...I've noticed TC3 and pro4 at my local track and they're not that noisy. I've also noticed some local boys here with SD and theirs are not quite that noisy too...asked them but not sharing

Any clues boys ? shimming the gears ?

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Well I've found that even on the bench it makes a lot of noise due to the sloppy fit of the dogbone ball end in the outdrive so I got the insulation off some 14 gauge motor wire and cut very thin rings approx 7/20th of a mm thick and put then on the dogbone pins to stop them rattling.

Hope that helps.

Oh and the kit shimming when used with a silver can 540 motor and the kit is new...I don't think so I actually want the diffs to be able to move. The kit shimming literally stoped mine even by hand turning.
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Old 08-18-2004, 08:09 AM   #9433
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Errr...my CGM tend to be on the noisy side...I've noticed TC3 and pro4 at my local track and they're not that noisy. I've also noticed some local boys here with SD and theirs are not quite that noisy too...asked them but not sharing

Any clues boys ? shimming the gears ?

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Look closely at your spur gear and pinion. If there is any damage to either one, that can create a lot of noise sometimes. Just replacing the spur can fix it, even though it may look fine.
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I have the Yokomo ceramics in my car and they're great. I had the Acer ceramics and I didn't really like the seals in them, some bearings seemed to hang up when I installed them. The axle bearings still get chewed up just because they're so thin though. For me the best 6X10 bearing is the Yokomo teflon sealed ones, they seem to last the longest in the axles.
I second that: I have some 6x10 ceramics (for the axles) that I save for big races, but I agree the Yokomo teflons really hold up better than anything else I have tried for the axle bearings.
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Errr...my CGM tend to be on the noisy side...I've noticed TC3 and pro4 at my local track and they're not that noisy. I've also noticed some local boys here with SD and theirs are not quite that noisy too...asked them but not sharing

Any clues boys ? shimming the gears ?

Thanks

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Also could be the front gears going out. Open the tranny case and inspect the bevel gears for wear, and bits of plastic inside the case.
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