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Old 08-27-2003, 08:15 PM
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The car was pretty quiet, about the same as the blue car. Out of the corners the diff kept slipping no matter how tight I got it, so I always heard that.

The Kawada gear held up fine, I didn't have any 64 pitch pinions, so I was running the 48, but I picked up some 64 pitch pinions last night, so it's getting suited with 64 pitch now
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Originally posted by Randman
I'm going through it, the rear diff was having problems I had to make it way too tight for it not to slip. Also 2 of the Squat bearings seazed in the front knuckles, so I'm ditching those, and cleaning out all of the others. I think I can get the setup a lot better, just have to try some things out.
All 4 bearings went south.? I can get the replaced for free if you send them Back...I have a 30 Day return policy with them.... ( local track owner is in pretty good with them...)

Also were you using the standar Knuckles or the new Carbon ones.???
if you were using the carbon ones that Migh be part of the problem...because Alot of the Japanese Drivers have been trashing front bearings left and right with the new Knuckles.. to tight of a tolerance so they need to be reamed out ..

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Originally posted by Randman
The car was pretty quiet, about the same as the blue car. Out of the corners the diff kept slipping no matter how tight I got it, so I always heard that.

The Kawada gear held up fine, I didn't have any 64 pitch pinions, so I was running the 48, but I picked up some 64 pitch pinions last night, so it's getting suited with 64 pitch now
Sweet ...Did you give the other ones to Dave..?


Also with 64P in the Cuda it will be very Quite

-Dave
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Old 08-27-2003, 08:19 PM
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Originally posted by JDM_DOHC_SiR
All 4 bearings went south.? I can get the replaced for free if you send them Back...I have a 30 Day return policy with them.... ( local track owner is in pretty good with them...)

Also were you using the standar Knuckles or the new Carbon ones.???
if you were using the carbon ones that Migh be part of the problem...because Alot of the Japanese Drivers have been trashing front bearings left and right with the new Knuckles.. to tight of a tolerance so they need to be reamed out ..

-Dave
Actually just 2 of the 4 went south, the inside bearing on each knuckle, just 2 packs apart from eachother. I dont have the bearings to return, I had to crack them off the axle with vice grips. I'm just going to run the stock bearings in the knuckles, never had problems with them. I'm running the stock knuckles still, so that isn't the problem, I think it was something about the bearings...
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Originally posted by JDM_DOHC_SiR
Sweet ...Did you give the other ones to Dave..?


Also with 64P in the Cuda it will be very Quite

-Dave
Dave is hooked up with the Kawada gears, don't worry

I know it will quiet down even more with the 64 pitch, can't wait to make the switch
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Old 08-27-2003, 08:22 PM
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A 7t!!!!
what have they put in the water over there Randman?
you certainly must be taking your brave pills, or is that stupidity pills...

I thought those kind of motor's were left for drag racers, those people who don't know how to turn

bearings going bad is worrying, and a dodgy diff too... you seem to have lots of problems, you should try the KISS method
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Originally posted by Randman
Actually just 2 of the 4 went south, the inside bearing on each knuckle, just 2 packs apart from eachother. I dont have the bearings to return, I had to crack them off the axle with vice grips. I'm just going to run the stock bearings in the knuckles, never had problems with them. I'm running the stock knuckles still, so that isn't the problem, I think it was something about the bearings...
?? Really the bearing were shot..? Now I see why the Japanese Guys don"t use them that much..they just use the Stock bearings with Microlon and a slight drop of Royal Oil ..

Kind of sounds like the problem that I had with the Mega Buck$$ EXCEL Ceramics that I bought

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Originally posted by Randman
Actually just 2 of the 4 went south, the inside bearing on each knuckle, just 2 packs apart from eachother. I dont have the bearings to return, I had to crack them off the axle with vice grips. I'm just going to run the stock bearings in the knuckles, never had problems with them. I'm running the stock knuckles still, so that isn't the problem, I think it was something about the bearings...
crack them off with vice grips, sounds nasty indeed
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Old 08-27-2003, 08:29 PM
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Jeez, buy expensive bearings and they go tits up, kind of worrying. I think I'll stick to my kit bearings, keeping them flushed out regularly in the integy vibrator dish and then letting a few drops of matrix oil soak in through the seals. They give me all the freeness I need when I do them all at once.

would have though expensive bearings meant more precision and less chance of failure, something odd going on there
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Originally posted by Herminator
A 7t!!!!
what have they put in the water over there Randman?
you certainly must be taking your brave pills, or is that stupidity pills...

I thought those kind of motor's were left for drag racers, those people who don't know how to turn

bearings going bad is worrying, and a dodgy diff too... you seem to have lots of problems, you should try the KISS method
When Brian Kinwald, Barry Baker, Chris Tosolini, etc. run modified at SoCal, you need all the motor you can get...
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Originally posted by Herminator
Jeez, buy expensive bearings and they go tits up, kind of worrying.
Don't remind me ...I cringe every time I look at the EXCEL ones that are in my Pit box

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Originally posted by JDM_DOHC_SiR
?? Really the bearing were shot..? Now I see why the Japanese Guys don"t use them that much..they just use the Stock bearings with Microlon and a slight drop of Royal Oil ..

Kind of sounds like the problem that I had with the Mega Buck$$ EXCEL Ceramics that I bought

-Dave
Part of me still wants to try the Acer ceramic bearings...
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Originally posted by JDM_DOHC_SiR
Don't remind me ...I cringe every time I look at the EXCEL ones that are in my Pit box

-Dave
What do you have left of that Excel kit?
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Originally posted by Randman
When Brian Kinwald, Barry Baker, Chris Tosolini, etc. run modified at SoCal, you need all the motor you can get...
How about a nice 5T triple?? I have one that you might need to Kick start and need a comm cut after every run and new brushes... ........it's My Yatabe Arean 4min motor

man does it do a Number on batterys too....


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Originally posted by Randman
What do you have left of that Excel kit?
about half for the Kit.. all of the others are shot

mainly the 15x10's all 4 and the Rear hub bearings

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