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Old 08-19-2003, 05:13 AM
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Red face piston

i doubt that this piston will provide smooth shock action
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Old 08-19-2003, 06:52 AM
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i have the 1 rear hub carriers... so i have about 3,5 toe in
that is too much, but there are no 0 rear hub carriers
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a few hop us arrived today
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Originally posted by TC3
but i have...
without driving a single meter

You can't clamp down on that thing too hard, I do it as little as possible and then struggle a hair getting it in...
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Default Re: Re: Re: toe in

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i dont think the offset balls can bring 1,2deg more toe in
or are u using them in front an rear oft the rear a-arms?

as u can see, i love posting pics

what about using them on the front a-arms. maybe u can adjust the car width?
Dont only use those offset balls on the far rear, use them on both sides of the rear arm... I run 2.5 degrees of toe in, and it drives really well on medium grip surfaces.
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Old 08-19-2003, 09:09 AM
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Default Re: OK ...here is the Skinny from PAL

Originally posted by JDM_DOHC_SiR
THe PAL Drive system II or PAL conversion...what ever you want to call it

is now firm prices on the components..also you don`t have to run the full conversion...you can run the lower deck and add parts as you see fit... also here is the clincher...the Lit is Limmitied!! so you had all better start saving your hard earned $$ because thee wont be many....about 20 of each color and thats it.. the colors are as follows

Black
PAL Silver
Blue
Pink
Purple
Red


and thats it.. ..you can pay to have the color changed...but the Run of Orange might come to a end... there might be a new color Cuda Soon I think....


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btw here is the link
http://www2.ocn.ne.jp/~sw-pal/Newpro.../R2PALver.html


oh man... how much r they gonna go for again?
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Old 08-19-2003, 09:20 AM
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Default Thrust balls

Hi,got my cuda yesterday and started on it last night. I have quick question, in the picture on setting up the diff it shows using 5 thrust balls but in the package they give you 7 are there extras or am I supposed to all of them? Also a=whats a good starting point for shock springs and sway bars?

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I put 6 thrust balls in my thrust bearing. For setup, go to the Alex USA site, and go with the setup for SoCal with no swaybars, it's a very good starting point for just about any track.
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Well the website says 25800 yen, and the picture shows the parts including the drive shaft.
Dave mentioned it would be 20000 yen but said it wouldn't come with the drive shaft

Maybe he could translate the text for us. My browser and babel fish can't read the Japanese text properly it seems

TC3, the red "cuda" is looking very nice.
To ease getting those gears into their bearings try putting a little oil on the notches, you can also use a sharp knife to take a very small amount of them at an angle so the back edge the bearing holds against isn't effected but when you push the bearing in it helps push the two sides together.
They must be as Dave says, from an early brittle batch of harder material, I could never put enough force into my old material ones to get close to doing that, then again I'm a weakling
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Default Re: Thrust balls

Originally posted by kevinm
Hi,got my cuda yesterday and started on it last night. I have quick question, in the picture on setting up the diff it shows using 5 thrust balls but in the package they give you 7 are there extras or am I supposed to all of them? Also a=whats a good starting point for shock springs and sway bars?

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I could fit 6 thrust balls in each of my diffs, one must be an extra, they know we always drop and loose these pesky little things

A good starting point is the kit setup, or try one of RBF's on the Alexracingusa website.
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Thanks for the help, it looks like I could fit 6 no problem so I'll do it that way. Thanks.
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Originally posted by Herminator
Well the website says 25800 yen, and the picture shows the parts including the drive shaft.
Dave mentioned it would be 20000 yen but said it wouldn't come with the drive shaft

Maybe he could translate the text for us. My browser and babel fish can't read the Japanese text properly it seems
I really do want to know what's up with the PAL conversion, I have decided that instead of getting another car to convert, there is going to be an orange color change to the PAL parts
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Originally posted by Randman
Just found something for those of you who want the web style layout, but dont want to spend the cash on a web special, or the new PAL conversion.



It's on Alex Japan's site
Now, I want to get my hands on one of these. LOL

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Originally posted by TC3
but i have...
without driving a single meter

ha! same thing happened to me on my initial built. I had to buy another pack of replacements. But good thing, it's cheap enough to change.

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Old 08-19-2003, 10:48 AM
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Originally posted by JDM_DOHC_SiR
Well it looks like you had the 1st batch of hard gears that ALEX made just a but to brittle...

Also there is a easy way to get the bearings into the Holder without breaking things and keeping the little tabs on the bevel gear end too

I`ll take some pic`s tommorow to show you how
-Dave
Er.. Dave,

We're still waiting on the pics for the shock building..

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