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Old 05-05-2003, 08:49 AM   #346
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hey guys, a cool idea the nitro tc3 pivot-ball suspension. wouldn't it be cool to try to modify them to fit the demon.

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I've heard some racers who dip their bearings on wd40. Is this ok?
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Harley, did you try that starting setup i suggested?
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Old 05-05-2003, 06:19 PM   #349
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yeah Muffin i'd like the setup, when its cold my track doesn't have the greatest traction.
Here it is my good man.
front
camber links inner upper
f+0
2deg caster blocks
1 deg camber
std. sway bar
blue springs
35 wt
#2 piston
rear tower up front
upper shock position middle hole
outer hole on lower
5 droop
nitro rack
1.5mm spacer under ball stud on steering block(takes away bump tow from using nitro rack)
5.5mm ride height

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camber links inner upper
outer hole on spindle
r+3+2
short wheelbase
2 deg camber
std. sway bar
silver springs
35 wt.
#2 piston
upper shock position outer hole
outer hole on lower
7 droop
6mm ride height

tires cs 27 take off ( run 22 if surface below 85)
sauce paragon dround effects (soak for 20 min, wipe dry, & let sit for about 5 in the sun. hole tire on rear & inner half on front)
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yes, i did receive the setup. the car ran awesome. the car was dialed. thanks
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How did everyone do today? I had an excellent race day. tqed and won in gas and electric. It was a small turnout at a track that is just getting up and going, but, none the less, still fun. Warpspeed Demon was super dialed in very loose conditions (old low traction asphault). I have a killer setup for loose conditions. Let me know if you want it posted.
no racing for me. only so cal ran on saturday and I get out to late from work to partake. But come this sunday I will be laying down some whoop azz thats fo sure . Local track is going to set up same track as the tamiya reedy lay out
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yes, i did receive the setup. the car ran awesome. the car was dialed. thanks
Awesome, glad i could help
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hey guys, a cool idea the nitro tc3 pivot-ball suspension. wouldn't it be cool to try to modify them to fit the demon.
Harley: somebody has already converted the nitro suspension into the tc3. I dont know how the car ran, but it looked nice.
When we came out with the DEMON, we were thinking about putting in the nitro suspension, maybe sometime in the near future. If there are alot of requests.
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is there a difference in performance between the metal and the teflon shield bearings?

mr warpspeed some time in the future. cool

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Yes metal shielded will be a little more free, but teflon are much more resistant to dirt and grime and are just about as free. Acer ceramic nitride bearings are really nice...but expensive...
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If you are trying to free up the car, take the seals out of your bearings, blow out all the grease with brake clean, put a few drops of zx-1 (distributed by Schumacher USA) and only reinstall the seals that are exposed to the outside. I buy cheap bearings, blow out the grease, lube them with zx-1, and leave the seals out. I just replace my bearings once every 4 or 5 race days. You can find 3/16x3/8 bearings for around 2.00 each. If you only run your car on a groomed racetrack, you wont believe how long they will last. I only have to replace the bearings in the hubs (mainly the fronts from hitting pipes). I am still running the kit bearings on the outdrives and the input shafts.
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The only downer to running no shields is that you can't go anywhere near your car with compressed air.
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On my cars i have been taking the inward facing shields off all the bearings in the car. Frees them up but still has the dirt-blocking effect of teflon-seals/metal shields.
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