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Old 12-08-2004, 01:53 PM   #11071
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Yokomo USA should have the SDW's in sometime next week so they're probably out in japan right now or they will be soon.
So just in time for xmas. Cant wait this car is going to be the dogs for any spec racing.
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Old 12-08-2004, 01:59 PM   #11072
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Is it possible to have the car PERFECTLY flat, parallel to the ground with perfectly EQUAL left-right tweak or downtravel?
Only two of these three settings are important.

The chassis must be built perfectly straight, and the droop/downtravel should be set even on both sides.

Then set the shock pre-load to get a tweak free car - it will handle evenly on the track, even if it looks a little uneven on the bench.

It's unlikely you will get the pre-load even on all 4 corners of the car as the weight distribution is far from perfect.

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My problem is that I can't seem to get the kingpin to thread straight into the hub.
I'm surprised by this - I pretty much do as pops suggested - the kingpins will find their own straight thread if treated with delicacy!
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Old 12-08-2004, 05:56 PM   #11073
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Only two of these three settings are important.

The chassis must be built perfectly straight, and the droop/downtravel should be set even on both sides.

Then set the shock pre-load to get a tweak free car - it will handle evenly on the track, even if it looks a little uneven on the bench.

It's unlikely you will get the pre-load even on all 4 corners of the car as the weight distribution is far from perfect.



I'm surprised by this - I pretty much do as pops suggested - the kingpins will find their own straight thread if treated with delicacy!
that would mean i will have slightly (0.5-1.0mm) different ride height left to right?
I'm driving the CGM, I'm sure chassis is not bent or tweaked.
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Old 12-08-2004, 08:22 PM   #11074
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Also, if you're involved in a big wreck you might want to loosen all the top deck screws, put the chassis on something perfectly flat and then tighten the screws back down to prevent chassis tweek.

Will countersinking the topdeck screws help eliminate chassis tweak?
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Will countersinking the topdeck screws help eliminate chassis tweak?
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Did they release it in Japan yet?
RC-Champ in Japan have them instock. Still considering if I should spend 52,000 YEN
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Old 12-09-2004, 02:24 AM   #11077
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that would mean i will have slightly (0.5-1.0mm) different ride height left to right?
I'm driving the CGM, I'm sure chassis is not bent or tweaked.
Probably yes. As long as the car drives right, a small difference in the static ride height won't matter.
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Old 12-09-2004, 01:25 PM   #11078
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Will countersinking the topdeck screws help eliminate chassis tweak?
you can also use contersunk screws without countersinking the plate. Ugly but really works a charm.

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Old 12-09-2004, 10:02 PM   #11079
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Just ordered all of the alum. suspension blocks. Question though- besides the pros of being a more accurate fit, and of course BLUE , what are some of the cons...

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Matt have you ran the Rayspeed shock bladders and if so what tuning effect do the have...I saw that there are 3 colors and did not know if you have tried them?

Looking to run carpet and did not know if the stock ones are the best ticket???

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Matt have you ran the Rayspeed shock bladders and if so what tuning effect do the have...I saw that there are 3 colors and did not know if you have tried them?

Looking to run carpet and did not know if the stock ones are the best ticket???

Jeff
I tried them and I honestly couldn't feel a difference between the hardnesses. I'm using the yellow ones right now and they feel the same as the stock ones. If you need to replace your stock bladders then I would recommend trying them, but it's not something that's really useful in setting up your car.
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Just ordered all of the alum. suspension blocks. Question though- besides the pros of being a more accurate fit, and of course BLUE , what are some of the cons...

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they're slightly heavier and I've heard on rare occasions they can bend slightly.
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Thanx Matt... I'm already committed ...
Damn, too bad about the shock bladders, I was thinking about ordering them too
Also, the ceramic ball-bearing set, does it comes complete with 'EVERY' ball-bearing for the car?

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Hi friends. Haven't been here for a while.

Christmas Cup meeting in a few days so have converted the CGM back to mod. What fun.

I've also finally succumbed. I've dished out for some ceramic bearings and am impressed by the car's smoothness.

Still by far the best car I've ever had.
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they're slightly heavier and I've heard on rare occasions they can bend slightly
I have to admit I've bent a front one of these running an eight single, but if you'd seen my driving you would understand why it was bent.
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