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Old 02-21-2005, 01:03 AM
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Hi all

Im having problems getting front and rear knuckles (UK importer is waiting for a delivery and speedtech are showing out of stock)
Are there any others that might fit?

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Old 02-21-2005, 01:05 AM
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Originally posted by tim fry
Hi all

Im having problems getting front and rear knuckles (UK importer is waiting for a delivery and speedtech are showing out of stock)
Are there any others that might fit?

Thanks

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See 1-3 pages back .. I think Dave said something about PRO4 and TC4 parts fitting ..
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Old 02-21-2005, 07:19 AM
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hmmmm... I'd swear there weren't any spacers in them, but I wasn't specifically looking for them either... I'll redo them and see...

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Old 02-21-2005, 07:32 AM
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Originally posted by AZ_Ron
hmmmm... I'd swear there weren't any spacers in them, but I wasn't specifically looking for them either... I'll redo them and see...

Thanks!

R
If you followed the manual you should have put a part #7 in there ..
Look at the picture from the manual..
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Old 02-21-2005, 07:43 AM
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I actually bought all of my Alex cars and parts from a guy in Atlanta, so the shocks were already built, I just dumped the oil, put the bleeder caps on, and then refilled them...didn't notice if there were spacers in there or not... I've got some rocket parts I need to machine up now, when I'm done I'll pull the shocks apart again and take a look at them a little closer...

Thanks for the input...

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Originally posted by AZ_Ron
Just got back from the carpet track... car is WAY better than last time... I converted it to the R3, wound up going to 60wt in the front, White springs on front and Red on rear. I'm running CRC orange/red's up front, and Jaco Purples in the rear.
I found I couldn't get more than about 3.5mm in ride height in the front... droop screws were worthless... I wound up moving the shock mounting point on the bottom to the inside hole, and Man, after all those changes, it's really come around... now if I can drive it to it's potential, I should do well... Only broke one steering arm today...

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if you are running the R2 shocks, make sure that you have them at the right ends. the front and rear werent the same length...

i had switched mine to the TRF shocks when i last was running it, tho. cant remember which goes in front, long or short.
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Just got the yokomo caps built on mine from steve, well ive done the rears and im doing the front now. But wow so smooth best shocks ive built yet, prefer them over the AE and Xray ones.
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Old 02-23-2005, 09:24 PM
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Originally posted by berger
Here we go, its not a million miles away from what ive got on at the moment so i could change it mid meeting if i have enough time Just have to check the diff tightness on each end.

My car is a missile currently, just need the setup taming so i can lay the power down even more.
why not use the front oneway diff?
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Hey Guys... are the steering arms on these things notoriously brittle, or am I just that big of a hack....actually, I think it's both... I'm very new to TC's, and road course in general, being maily an oval guy (did myself a diservice by sticking to oval)
I clip the corners quite a bit, but it seems like just tagging the corner lightly and the steering arm breaks! I broke 2 of them last weekend, and 4 tonight...

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hi

did u guys have an english manual or set up for the R2???

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Old 02-24-2005, 05:43 AM
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Originally posted by AZ_Ron
Hey Guys... are the steering arms on these things notoriously brittle, or am I just that big of a hack....actually, I think it's both... I'm very new to TC's, and road course in general, being maily an oval guy (did myself a diservice by sticking to oval)
I clip the corners quite a bit, but it seems like just tagging the corner lightly and the steering arm breaks! I broke 2 of them last weekend, and 4 tonight...

????

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I had the same problem. If you use 12mm screws and file them down a tad so they're about 11 - 11.5mm then its much more secure. You have to file them down so they don't rub on the driveshafts as the original screws are 10 mm and not quite long emough.You can also put a little thread lock on them as they seem to come loose!

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Originally posted by AZ_Ron
Hey Guys... are the steering arms on these things
notoriously brittle, or am I just that big of a
hack....actually, I think it's both... I'm very new to
TC's, and road course in general, being maily an oval guy
(did myself a diservice by sticking to oval) I clip the
corners quite a bit, but it seems like just tagging the
corner lightly and the steering arm breaks! I broke 2 of
them last weekend, and 4 tonight...
????

R

The hard material arms are more brittle compared to the
regular material especially in colder weather. I would try
switching to the regular arms.
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Originally posted by OVA
why not use the front oneway diff?
I am doing, its so so as the tracks fairly tight, its swings and roundabouts wether im doing to swap it for a diff or not.
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Originally posted by berger
I am doing, its so so as the tracks fairly tight, its swings and roundabouts wether im doing to swap it for a diff or not.
Oh I understand.....I can't get the car to drive smooth like my x ray....the car is too hard to drive and is react too quick and no forgiving
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Compared to my xray i prefer it, i think i had more transmission loss on the xray though, but it was easy to drive.
The thing with the xray is the easy to change differential tensions that i like.
On the barracuda i would redesign the E-Clips holding the outer hinge pins on.
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