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Old 12-26-2008, 12:28 PM
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I thought it was a car width issue. the stock pod with certain rims made the car over the 172mm roar rules and not able to run at most major events. not a problem with club racing unless you have a track tech nazi.
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With the brushless pod without the new hub the rear width is about 173mm running Jaco Prisms. With an IRS hub the rear width is about 172.5mm.
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So basically, anyone going to the Nat's will need the new parts to be legal width?
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My car with stock parts, wheels centered, jaco prism wheels is about 170-171, so you shouldn't need the new parts.
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Originally Posted by brians11 View Post
My car with stock parts, wheels centered, jaco prism wheels is about 170-171, so you shouldn't need the new parts.
Brian, I think they were talking about the brushless pod w/out the BL hub...and using the stock or IRS hub.
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12R5 She needs to go on a serious diet! Any word on aluminum screw kit? I would also like some slight weight front blocks to replace the aluminum ones.
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Originally Posted by Brad Mergy View Post
12R5 She needs to go on a serious diet! Any word on aluminum screw kit? I would also like some slight weight front blocks to replace the aluminum ones.
You can get blue aluminum screws at http://www.fastener-express.com/inde...S&Category=218 and they match the Associated blue
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Originally Posted by P2 View Post
You can get blue aluminum screws at http://www.fastener-express.com/inde...S&Category=218 and they match the Associated blue
I typically get all my screws from these guys. The best selection of aluminum metric screws in several colors and quick shipping.
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Thanks for the link to the aluminum screws! I couldn't find M3 X 5 mm so I guess I will have to just shorten a longer lenght screw.
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hey does anyone have a good outdoor asphalt set-up running a 10.5 motor.
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Originally Posted by Brad Mergy View Post
Thanks for the link to the aluminum screws! I couldn't find M3 X 5 mm so I guess I will have to just shorten a longer lenght screw.
I used the 3x6mm screws on all location that called for a 3x5 with no issues.
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M3 X 6 excellent that makes life a lot easier!

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Originally Posted by racer x 1 View Post
hey does anyone have a good outdoor asphalt set-up running a 10.5 motor.
Start with the kit setup and make these small changes:

25wt in center shock - Gold spring
20wt in rear shock - Green springs
Shock mounted 3rd hole down in front
172mm rear
Turnbuckles form straight line when viewed from above
Turnbuckles slightly higher at steering block, shim up .5-1mm
Battery rear
Pink rear tires - Sauce full rear
Double Pink fronts - Sauce 1/2 front
3.75mm ride height front or 4mm if too much steering
4.00mm ride height rear
Droop in rear pod, 1mm up.
.5* toe out up front
Parma Speed 8 body, if you like more downforce use Speed 12

This is for med bite asphault.
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You can get blue aluminum screws at http://www.fastener-express.com/inde...S&Category=218 and they match the Associated blue
Holy Cow - Those are awesome prices for Aluminum Screws. Now I know just how badly us consumers are getting screwed by those kit costs.
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So I happened to be going back thru this thread earlier today and noticed something on Matsukura's car from the Worlds that I hadn't noticed before. If you look at the pic you can see that he is running spacers between the upper arm mounts and the bulkhead and not running the hinge pin brace.

What is the advantage/disadvantage to doing this?

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