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Old 08-30-2004, 04:15 AM
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guys, Im back again from the German Touring Nationals. Arrived early this morning at my home after a long drive. So Im just very tired and glad I dont have go to work today.

I have a lot of pictures but first they need to size down for posting. Also there are a some interesting informations on the TRF 415 cars as for the whole race. I will do a report on this event later in a different thread.
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Originally posted by markp27
Could someone let me know what the lengths of the shocks should be?

The rear shocks are causing me some trouble - I screwed on the lower ball joints so that the fully extended shock length was 61mm, but now I can't achieve a droop less than 4mm And when I set the ride height to 5mm, the pre-tention ring is virtually all the way at the top of the shock body.

On my EVO III my shocks are also 61mm and I have no such problems.

Any suggestions?
Just reading the postings since I left for the Nationals.

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About all of the German TRF drivers are using a shock length of 62mm. This is shock length overall.
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Old 08-30-2004, 04:40 AM
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Does anybody know of any shops or sites which still have the conversion sets?
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check speedtechrc.com. Last time I looked they still had them.
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Originally posted by V12
guys, Im back again from the German Touring Nationals. Arrived early this morning at my home after a long drive. So Im just very tired and glad I dont have go to work today.

I have a lot of pictures but first they need to size down for posting. Also there are a some interesting informations on the TRF 415 cars as for the whole race. I will do a report on this event later in a different thread.
Some pics would be very cool of some 415's. I'm really considering one since my shop is big in Tamiya stuff anyways and parts are pretty easy to get for them thru our shop.
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What are you guys doing about running foam tires since I think anything over 24mm hits the ballends in at least the front of the car?
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JDM-Dave is there any better clearance on the Pro 4 knuckle vs the lt wt knuckle. Looking for more room for foam tires.

Wyd-A heads up Jason has a 415 of mine back there for proto work also.
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Originally posted by wyd
What are you guys doing about running foam tires since I think anything over 24mm hits the ballends in at least the front of the car?
I noticed this as well and ran my first pack with the car on a stand. This pre-wore the ball cups so I wouldn't get any unnecessary resistance on the track. I also had the wheel spacers that came with the kit installed. This wore the ball cups down quite a bit bit didn't seem to cause realibility problems. The ball cups never popped off or failed in any way after six packs on the track. After this day on the track I did also notice some rubbing on the rear sway bar link and on the mounts on the ends of the shock shaft.
I just purchased the Tamiya 6mm alum. clamp wheel hub (part number: 53569). This should solve the problem with very little to no rubbing at all. Either buy these wheel hexes or use more spacers. Or you can just live with the rubbing. After one pack there should be no more interference.
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Old 08-30-2004, 10:30 AM
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Default Re: Re: Shock lengths.

Originally posted by V12
Just reading the postings since I left for the Nationals.

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About all of the German TRF drivers are using a shock length of 62mm. This is shock length overall.
Thanks V12 - good info for me. I've had a long drive today, too - just got back from my marathon. 11hrs 30mins of cycle racing in the Austrian alps - a little bit tired and off to bed
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Originally posted by Difuser
JDM-Dave is there any better clearance on the Pro 4 knuckle vs the lt wt knuckle. Looking for more room for foam tires.

Wyd-A heads up Jason has a 415 of mine back there for proto work also.
Great!!!!!!!
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Originally posted by koabich
I noticed this as well and ran my first pack with the car on a stand. This pre-wore the ball cups so I wouldn't get any unnecessary resistance on the track. I also had the wheel spacers that came with the kit installed. This wore the ball cups down quite a bit bit didn't seem to cause realibility problems. The ball cups never popped off or failed in any way after six packs on the track. After this day on the track I did also notice some rubbing on the rear sway bar link and on the mounts on the ends of the shock shaft.
I just purchased the Tamiya 6mm alum. clamp wheel hub (part number: 53569). This should solve the problem with very little to no rubbing at all. Either buy these wheel hexes or use more spacers. Or you can just live with the rubbing. After one pack there should be no more interference.
Thanks!!!
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Originally posted by V12
Just reading the postings since I left for the Nationals.

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About all of the German TRF drivers are using a shock length of 62mm. This is shock length overall.
Is this lenght for the front and rear shocks???
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Default Re: Re: Re: Shock lengths.

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Is this lenght for the front and rear shocks???
Yes.
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Old 08-30-2004, 01:16 PM
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Originally posted by koabich
I noticed this as well and ran my first pack with the car on a stand. This pre-wore the ball cups so I wouldn't get any unnecessary resistance on the track. I also had the wheel spacers that came with the kit installed. This wore the ball cups down quite a bit bit didn't seem to cause realibility problems. The ball cups never popped off or failed in any way after six packs on the track. After this day on the track I did also notice some rubbing on the rear sway bar link and on the mounts on the ends of the shock shaft.
I just purchased the Tamiya 6mm alum. clamp wheel hub (part number: 53569). This should solve the problem with very little to no rubbing at all. Either buy these wheel hexes or use more spacers. Or you can just live with the rubbing. After one pack there should be no more interference.

From what I remember with a 6mm hex and a 28mm wheel the ball cup is still subjected to rubbing. I now cut all foamies down to 24mm and have not noticed any significant loss of performance, plus I still have round ball cups.

BTY do the 6mm hexes only come in silver?

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