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Old 09-28-2005, 04:28 PM   #14596
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Yep, the arms that come with the CGM are graphite while the ones that come on the LCG and BD are regular plastic. For foam carpet racing you really want the stiffer graphite arms.
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I ran the plastic arms that came with the SSG for years. When I switched to the graphite arms the car was much more aggressive.
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Old 09-28-2005, 04:32 PM   #14598
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@Matt: I ran rubber tires and the graphite a-arms worked well for me.
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Old 09-28-2005, 04:41 PM   #14599
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@Matt: I ran rubber tires and the graphite a-arms worked well for me.
yeah but on carpet there's loads more traction than outdoors. I guess I should of phrased what I said as "graphite arms are better on carpet" since there's more traction.
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Old 09-28-2005, 04:53 PM   #14600
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Oh... sorry... I missunderstood you. I think I should get a bit of sleep.

But as we are talking about foams: Which one would you recommend for high bite carpet? I would run them on my CGM.

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for high bite carpet you might even want to try the heavy duty graphite arms. I run them on my BD for foam carpet racing and my car works really well
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Old 09-28-2005, 06:38 PM   #14602
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[QUOTE=agower]@ tharv, you are checking it with the batteries and motors in arent you?

Yeah, I'm checking it with everything in it. The stainless springs compress somewhat under static weight, the oranges won't budge, & I get a taller ride height (no less than 6-6.5mm) ?? I can adjust the collars w/ the stainless springs & lower the ride height a little, no dice w/ the orange ?? Should I just adjust my droop farther ??
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get the rayspeed lower spring perches and shock lenght approx 63mm and your droop and ride hieght problems should be solved
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Old 09-28-2005, 08:09 PM   #14604
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Yes,but it can be achieved with the stock components.He's obviously doing something wrong.Wrong shock ends maybe?
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Hi there,
Race my LCG only on carpet....using the plastic arms in the front and graphite in the rear found this combo to work best on mid to high bite track plus the graphite arms let me run fatter tires in the back...switched over to Xray shocks purple on the front and voilets on the rear, shocks fit Yok shocks perfectly and lets the droop sit perfect I can the ride height down to 3.5 mm....in the front and 4mm in the rear stiff as heck with 60 weight oil.....car feels like it's on rails...

My only problem is with the steering rack, screws get loose after a few runs. Anyway to solve this problem.
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Old 09-28-2005, 08:25 PM   #14606
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My only problem is with the steering rack, screws get loose after a few runs. Anyway to solve this problem.
The steering rack is the only flaw I've found with the LCg. It has a good bit of vertical slop b/c the bearings don't fit right, and the post are too tall.
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get the rayspeed lower spring perches and shock lenght approx 63mm and your droop and ride hieght problems should be solved
Problem solved
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anyone got a part # for the lower spring perches ?? will i still be able to use the yoke springs ??
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http://www.speedtechrc.com/store/ebp...nid=241&id=908

yokomo uses the same part numbers

also, do you have the long shock ends on the shocks? There are two kinds that come with the car, one is short, and the other is alot longer. It is possible that you are using the long ones, which will hold the spring higher up on the shock, resulting in a high ride height. Here's the two ends sidexside:

http://www.speedtechrc.com/store/ebp...id=236&id=2079
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Chad,
I've got the short ones on the front, long ones on the rear. bought the car used, that's how it was put together. actually when i got it the long ones were on the front. swaped front to back & it got better. the car actually has SSG shock towers on it, don't know if it matters ?? The rear has been ok, it's the front that's giving me fits !! tried changing shock length to 61.5. With orange springs, it still won't get below 6mm ride height. will the perches make a difference & can i still use stock springs ??
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