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Old 01-16-2005, 01:16 PM   #6511
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Whats are the pro and cons of using this set-up
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Old 01-16-2005, 01:20 PM   #6512
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well, i think it does 2 things....

1, it keeps the correct caster angle, as some think the c-hub flexes under high traction hard cornering.

2, it also helps support the c-hub, and prevents some breakage.

at least, that s what i understand...
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Old 01-16-2005, 01:22 PM   #6513
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when we were using the 2 upper links on the TRF 414M, we'd take the second one out if we wanted to loose steering.
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Old 01-16-2005, 02:06 PM   #6514
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I think a con might be that it will impede on the proper travel angles for camber during uptravel.

What is the deal with the sway bar in that picture?
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shouldnt impede the travel, as long as it is adjusted correctly.

the upper swaybar mount showed up on TRF414MIIWCReplica, as Surikarn used a fabbed mount like it when he won the worlds...
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Old 01-16-2005, 02:12 PM   #6516
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It has to.....do the geometry. There are competing arcs that are not concentric. To what degree.....not sure. But it will.
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through a complete arc, prolly....

on the car, the movement isnt near far enough to bind... IF the links are adjusted right. they were used on all the 414M series, and the TA04R as well.
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Old 01-16-2005, 02:23 PM   #6518
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through a complete arc, prolly....

on the car, the movement isnt near far enough to bind... IF the links are adjusted right. they were used on all the 414M series, and the TA04R as well.
Yes but on the 414M the likns were connected on a line parallel to the hinge pin on the chassis side, so travel wasn't a problem. This link though may indeed need proper spacing on the chassis stiffener side to work better. The gain wasn't provided by the castor angle being the same during suspension travel, but to the added stiffness of the C-Hub. It's like having a double wishbone suspension.
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Trying to support my LHS I order some Castor through his store and I guess he ordered the wrong part, well it had the castor blocks but it also came with the torque rods set up, so I either I loose it or use it, "USE IT"
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he ordered the ones that were the option for the TA04, which came with the rods.
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Old 01-16-2005, 02:54 PM   #6521
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he ordered the ones that were the option for the TA04, which came with the rods.
THE LAST TIME I EVER ORDER ANYTHING FROM HIM, PLUS IT TOOK 2 MONTHS GET, WORD TO THE WISE IF ANY OF YOU PLAN ON RACING AT HOBBY CHAMBER IN CT. YOU MIGHT WANNA GET PARTS AND FOAMS TIRES BEFORE YOU GET THERE
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Old 01-16-2005, 03:31 PM   #6522
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is there one, i cannot find one on the tamiya site, am i just being blind? or is there not one?

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Old 01-16-2005, 04:08 PM   #6523
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Ed's got one on his website.
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Old 01-16-2005, 04:14 PM   #6524
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ahh, so there is, that was the first place i looked, but totally missed it

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Could someone post a link to the LW set up sheet please.....
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