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Old 06-08-2004, 01:41 PM
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Originally posted by OVA
WYD I just brought the new HPI dodge stratra and I'll be testing the car today after work
I liked that body on my Pro4. Looks good and works just as well.
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Old 06-08-2004, 01:47 PM
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I'm running a proline Stratus 2 and like that very much

Next on my list is the Mazda 6 as i run indoor on carpet !
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Old 06-08-2004, 03:49 PM
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Originally posted by JDM_DOHC_SiR
Man that can make or break your set up
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BTW what body were you using..?
Droop- totally totally the most underrated and most misunderstood setup option on a car.

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Old 06-08-2004, 04:39 PM
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Originally posted by MikeR
Droop- totally totally the most underrated and most mis-understood setup option on a car.

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Old 06-08-2004, 07:04 PM
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Have a question on the off set pillow balls. SInce some of the cars toe in comes from where the chassis is drilled could I just use the off set pillow balls in the front of the a arms or are you guys running them in the front and rear of the arms?
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Old 06-08-2004, 07:12 PM
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I use them in all 8 holes just for more strength and adjustment. They are bullet proof in hard wall impacts.
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Old 06-08-2004, 07:30 PM
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Originally posted by MikeR
I use them in all 8 holes just for more strength and adjustment. They are bullet proof in hard wall impacts.
Same here the alloy ones tend to break or bend and it`s a real pain in the @ss to get the screw out after that ... plus you`ll be able to dial in or out more toe as you see fit
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Old 06-08-2004, 07:48 PM
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Ok I will be ordering them tonight from Speedtech along with some more mid span hard arms.
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Old 06-08-2004, 08:02 PM
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Originally posted by wyd
Ok I will be ordering them tonight from Speedtech along with some more mid span hard arms.
On a side note ...I just got back form the track today and I was testing the the Offset Balls up fornt and I had them cranked over for max sus-arm toe out..and this gave the Cuda a"HUGE" ammount of turn in and mid corner steering .... looks like [email protected] be tring a few more set-ups with the PAL R2 tommorow with the Long Span arms too...( today was mid span day )
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Old 06-09-2004, 05:16 AM
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Sounds like you need some softer barriers, or maybe just to stop hitting them so hard bent pillow balls should take a heck of a force to do that, even if they're alluminium, they're so short and stubby, they should withstand a lot of abuse.

So track testing is whats been keeping you busy the last couple days I'll just stay bored then....... nothing to look at......


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Old 06-09-2004, 05:23 AM
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One of our team drivers diden't bent a pillowball the other week .. he riped them straight through the buttom !!!

Going full speed into a turn with a 4"x4" laying as barrier and hitting it with the right frontwheel fullyturned .. cause major damage to the bottom of his R3 Nothing else was bend or broken ..

We now have 5 cars running here in DK and a lot of interrest from all the other drivers

Looking forward to hear more about your test with the long arms Dave -
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Old 06-09-2004, 06:32 AM
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Sounds like the 4x4 one and the Cuda zero in that exchange. Man I hate when stuff like that happens. Makes for a really bad day and kinda pricey to.
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Old 06-09-2004, 08:21 AM
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Well I tested the new HPI dodge stratra and It come with two different wings and the short one make your car real loose and I didn't like it and the other one help alittle more rear traction,but not very stable enough for me.
So I'm going back to the MG shell by proform
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Old 06-09-2004, 08:26 AM
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Originally posted by OVA
Well I tested the new HPI dodge stratra and It come with two different wings and the short one make your car real loose and I didn't like it and the other one help alittle more rear traction,but not very stable enough for me.
So I'm going back to the MG shell by proform
I tried it as well...and I agree...it is a little loose....
Switched back to the Mazda6...the car is glued to the track.
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Old 06-09-2004, 09:21 AM
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i did use one for a bit on carpet... worked really well there. i agree that its a little loose on asphalt. at least for me it was predictable on the rug...
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