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Old 12-21-2003, 06:09 PM
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Default Doubled front shock towers..

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Now I understand why you made the double front shock towers.
Under full compression... I could see the shock mounts at the towers flex... I will definately have to order another front tower and fix the flex.
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Old 12-21-2003, 07:53 PM
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Default Re: Doubled front shock towers..

Originally posted by rc-zombies
Randman...

Now I understand why you made the double front shock towers.
Under full compression... I could see the shock mounts at the towers flex... I will definately have to order another front tower and fix the flex.
That wasn't the main reason behind the double tower... I heard of people breaking them, so I didnt want to join that club. It was definately a reason that I kept in the back of my head though.
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Old 12-21-2003, 11:36 PM
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Originally posted by rc-zombies
It was mentioned on the Pro4 thread that the front arms are toed-in. for better mid and exit speed...and XXX-S is the same way...
Anybody here have tried that on their 'Cuda with the accemetric ball mounts?

The XXX's arms are swept back, i believe that the cuda arms are already at a paralell to each other, thereby giving it more on-power steering.

however, it's worth mentioning that it is not the toe angle of the arms in the xxx's is what is meant to be changed but that of the dog bone angle... (which gives it more exit steering)
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Old 12-22-2003, 10:51 AM
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Comeon guys, where is everyone ?!?
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Old 12-22-2003, 11:22 AM
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last weekend i was racing at a tight indoor asphalt track.
bacause there were some newbies on the track i had some hard impacts.. and ok, my setup was not working well. it is hard to explain, the car didnt feel dialed, it was hard to drive, not precise, not planted.. it fells like tweaked..
i am wondering wether the slop(i hope this is the correct word) in the steering could cause this problem. maybe i should shim the front c-hub carriers to reduce play(or slop)? and change the ballcups?
or my servo isn't working correct.. (ps 2113). now i orderd a futaba 9550.
any sugestions?
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If the car feels tweaked, loosen all of the screws on the bulkheads, steering posts, and shock towers, twist the chassis back and forth to get it straight, lay it on a flat surface, and tighten all the screws back in a star pattern.
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Old 12-22-2003, 11:39 AM
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Just found out I have to work both Christmas Eve and Christmas night. I'm gonna get some mean money from it though. Might be able to buy two cars. So how many of you have run your R2's on carpet?

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Old 12-22-2003, 11:41 AM
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Originally posted by Randman
If the car feels tweaked, loosen all of the screws on the bulkheads, steering posts, and shock towers, twist the chassis back and forth to get it straight, lay it on a flat surface, and tighten all the screws back in a star pattern.
i did that allready and now i am wondreing wether the steering could cause this problem...
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Originally posted by wcoyote
Randman, everyone must be on vacation or holiday I guess. Hopefullly Christmas will be good for me. And I'll get money for the car (CGM) I want. Just got to wait until it's availiable.

Maybe I should look into getting a black special and then the CGM conversion. Then I will be able to drive a Yok again.

Just found out I have to work both Christmas Eve and Christmas night. At least I am getting some mean money from it.

Anyone know if the suzuki steering knuckles will be available again? I figure that is the one thing that would be on the must have list.
I'm waiting on the CGM as well, just not decided on if I want to convert my RS car, or build a new car... I dont know if the Suzuki knuckles will be avalible again, but I kinda doubt it. I definately dont think they are a necissity though.
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Originally posted by TC3
i did that allready and now i am wondreing wether the steering could cause this problem...
Couldn't hurt to take the slop out of it, especially on a small tight track..
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Originally posted by wcoyote
Just found out I have to work both Christmas Eve and Christmas night. I'm gonna get some mean money from it though. Might be able to buy two cars. So how many of you have run your R2's on carpet?
Hopefully tommorrow I get to finally run mine on carpet for the first time.
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Originally posted by rc-zombies
Hopefully tommorrow I get to finally run mine on carpet for the first time.
You goin to Stockton?
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Originally posted by Randman
You goin to Stockton?

going to try to get out of work early. Night racing tommorrow.
doors open at 3pm..7pm start...
racing with rubber tires for stock and 19T.
want to get there early so I get alot of track time and tune up the WEB.
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Originally posted by wcoyote
Just found out I have to work both Christmas Eve and Christmas night. I'm gonna get some mean money from it though. Might be able to buy two cars. So how many of you have run your R2's on carpet?
Been racing on carpet all fall/winter so far and mine is hooked up. Zombie, you have a good carpet setup?
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Originally posted by ImGoinRCn
Been racing on carpet all fall/winter so far and mine is hooked up. Zombie, you have a good carpet setup?
not a whole lot...just what has been mentioned here....
starting off with 50wt all around, hard shortspan arms.
zero toe front
3deg rear.
Rayspeed springs: red/f...white/r
shocks outer hole on tower front
second to outer hole on rear tower.
no spacers under front arms.


if you have a good set-up for rubber tires on Carpet ...please let me know so I don't spend hours trying to get the car dialed...
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