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Old 09-28-2011, 06:31 AM
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Originally Posted by LOSI123
My rear 1.2mm bar is tweaked very bad, what do you guys do to detweak sway bars as the link is not adustable, do you bend the bar
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Old 09-28-2011, 07:43 AM
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For 17.5 blinky mode, are you guys ushualy running full endbell housing timing ?
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Originally Posted by Blitzrockey
For 17.5 blinky mode, are you guys ushualy running full endbell housing timing ?
Yes depending on the track I would run around a 3.8-4.0
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Originally Posted by LOSI123
thanks for the advise guys, so for rear toe is it every 1mm added to the front of the rear blocks reduces toe buy 1 degree?.

or if thats wrong what is the method on calculator?
The mi4cx manual indicates a .5mm shim affects the rear toe by .6 degrees.
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Originally Posted by Marcos.J
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the car came with rear 1.4mm bar, this 1.2mm bar was brand new from packet,

so do you bend them, or are there optional adjustable sway bar links.
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Old 09-28-2011, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by poochy
The mi4cx manual indicates a .5mm shim affects the rear toe by .6 degrees.
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Old 09-28-2011, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Marcos.J
Yes depending on the track I would run around a 3.8-4.0
Thanks, thats about what I run about a 3.8
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Old 09-28-2011, 04:24 PM
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Originally Posted by LOSI123
the car came with rear 1.4mm bar, this 1.2mm bar was brand new from packet,

so do you bend them, or are there optional adjustable sway bar links.
If you've got a nice flat surface, do this:

Put the bar down on the surface. Put one finger in the middle, and another finger on one end. Then press the other end gently to see if there's play between it and the board. Bend the bar to relieve the play. Repeat for both ends, and then flip the bar over and check again.

That's not a great description, but hopefully you can figure out what I mean. Also, holding the bar up and looking at it with the two ends aligned:

eyes) -> \___/

You can sometimes see something out of alignment on one of the outer bends.

-Mike
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Old 09-29-2011, 12:46 AM
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Originally Posted by grippgoat
If you've got a nice flat surface, do this:

Put the bar down on the surface. Put one finger in the middle, and another finger on one end. Then press the other end gently to see if there's play between it and the board. Bend the bar to relieve the play. Repeat for both ends, and then flip the bar over and check again.

That's not a great description, but hopefully you can figure out what I mean. Also, holding the bar up and looking at it with the two ends aligned:

eyes) -> \___/

You can sometimes see something out of alignment on one of the outer bends.

-Mike
thanks bud

I understand

spewing that shumacher dont make an adjustable sway bar link, i know it is short but still could be made i think.

cheers
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Old 09-29-2011, 03:59 AM
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Originally Posted by LOSI123
spewing that shumacher dont make ......
Its just something you have to get used to. They have priorities elsewhere i guess. Like making their own gear diff ( I wish )
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Ben,

I got these links of facebook for new Schui parts.

http://www.racing-cars.com/pp/Manufa...ec_R/G883.html

http://www.racing-cars.com/pp/New_Ca...4CX/U3933.html

Thought some might be interested.

Later,

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Originally Posted by LOSI123
thanks bud

I understand

spewing that shumacher dont make an adjustable sway bar link, i know it is short but still could be made i think.

cheers
Just double chckin that ths is not happenin....the front and rear sway bars are not the same size. Sounds like u r trying to put a 1.2 frnt sway in the rear?
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Nah ive got the rear on the rear, i checked that ,
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Hey guys.

Here's my solution for adjustable swaybar links! It's an HPI part. There's 2 versions around. the dull full plastic one (pretty cheap) and the shown posh purple version I got :-)

When you use it, you need to make sure it's slopfree. It's quite hard to get them slopfree as you have to compress them a bit to get them smaller, but once slopfree, the swaybar works much much better and the influence on the cars performance is bigger than you would imagine.

That's the unfortunate thing about having bottom mounted swaybars with the links far in, everything needs to be spot on to make it work properly
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Finally I get to run my mi4 on asphalt tomorrow
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