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Old 01-11-2006, 03:34 AM   #12181
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If they have extra powder coating, then Yes, the tension will be different. I removed the power coating from some Tamiya yellow springs a few months back, then I ran them back to back with new Tamiya yellow springs (with coating) and there was a slight difference. It does soften them up a fraction.

What kind of solution can remove the powder coating from the springs??

Acetone??
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Old 01-11-2006, 04:45 AM   #12182
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Ben,

I also have this springs and there is no additional coating, same as before just white!!
If you must remove the colour I would put them in paint thinner for a couple of days and then use a steel brush to get it off...
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what springs are these? Are they just all the normal ones painted white?

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Old 01-11-2006, 04:53 AM   #12184
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what springs are these? Are they just all the normal ones painted white?

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Yap thats right...

Its teh normal red,yellow,blue and white,all in white colour.
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They have a colour dot on top to sepparate them!!

Looks sooooooo goooood
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Old 01-11-2006, 06:22 AM   #12186
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I also have this springs and there is no additional coating, same as before just white!!
If you must remove the colour I would put them in paint thinner for a couple of days and then use a steel brush to get it off...

Ok,thanks for the info...
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Part # anyone?

I did accidently strip the paint off my blue springs a while ago...
Probably about time for new springs
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Part # anyone?

I did accidently strip the paint off my blue springs a while ago...
Probably about time for new springs
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thanks for the help guys! Maiden voyage tonight. I hope the Acura NSX 05 bodies got decent downforce.
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My LHS has a 415 MSX in, I was looking at it and it looks high quality and the price on the parts is right. Is it all that much better than the TC3 I have right now, I love my TC3 and its hooked up, does the 415 have a huge advantage over it?
Joey,

Both cars are fast and I've raced both...the quality, fit and finish of a Tamiya is just so much nicer. Also driving the belt car will be much smoother.

With the new two piece bulkheads working on the car should be easier. Plus at times you might not be able to just walk into Trackside or IRP and find the part you need...

All that said I'd run a MSX anyday over the TC3....on rubber tires atleast.

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Does anybody know if there are any negative affects running the Lightweight swingshafts upfront versus the Steel swingshafts?

Also, is anybody running the shooter frontspool. How durable? weight?
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Does anybody know if there are any negative affects running the Lightweight swingshafts upfront versus the Steel swingshafts?

Also, is anybody running the shooter frontspool. How durable? weight?
Turning in the front creates a lot of tension on the shaft. They may hold up for a few runs but they will bend!! Especially with a spool!!!!! The affects of less rotating mass from going to the aluminum shafts is the plus, but unless you have deep pockets and plan on changing them a lot, the advantage is not worth the cost!!!!!
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Turning in the front creates a lot of tension on the shaft. They may hold up for a few runs but they will bend!! Especially with a spool!!!!! The affects of less rotating mass from going to the aluminum shafts is the plus, but unless you have deep pockets and plan on changing them a lot, the advantage is not worth the cost!!!!!

Thank you very much!
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Just wondering how do you adjust the roll centre? I know it is to do with shims but where abouts on the car? Also what is the effect of adding more shims or taking shims out of the car?

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Just wondering how do you adjust the roll centre? I know it is to do with shims but where abouts on the car? Also what is the effect of adding more shims or taking shims out of the car?

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Hey Charles,

right here we go....

adding shims under the suspension blocks = raising roll centre
adding shims under the inner camber link = lowering roll centre
adding shims under the outer camber link = raising roll centre
(and vice versa)

Generally, lowering the roll centre generates more cornering grip, as the car can roll more. However, this slows down reaction time to direction change, so is really a trade off. I tend to run low roll centres outdoors (lower grip), and higher indoors (higher grip)

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