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Old 01-05-2010, 12:28 PM   #31
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I'm around.... Just slammed... Between CEFX, Shepherd and my new position with Speed Passion I just need 36 hour days to catch up... Of course I get this new SP position and CEFX orders blow up. I must say too, I am so sick of running this CNC...lol... Strange to still hear a 16-19k whirl when laying down to sleep...lol...

I am going to cut the top plates and cross braces for the Griffin kits right now. We should be shipping these tonight (unless I miss UPS and USPS cutt off times again) then they will ship tommorow before I head out to Trackside.

Trust me, I am no where near vacationing. After I finish cutting/cleaning parts I'll have Angel take a pic so you can see how rockin' my vacation is going...lol....
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Old 01-05-2010, 08:34 PM   #32
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Hey Josh the pic on the other page, is CEFX going Black from green?
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Old 01-06-2010, 09:25 AM   #33
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beyond - Yes, we have all of our parts/cars now in Black. The main reason was that we were having trouble OEMing parts from other people and getting it all to match and look proper. So, we wanted a color that would allow racers to finish off their CEFX cars with whatever parts they wanted without it looking like a bag of skittles...lol... It's grown on me though so I think we will be sticking with it for a long time.
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Old 01-06-2010, 06:19 PM   #34
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But I like Tater-Tots, oops I meant Skittles.........

So, do you wear ear plugs when you are playing with the CNC, or do I really need to ask........ I wouldn't worry until the voices are louder than the whirl..

And Rick, I's got one of them there monster trucks, but it one of them there 8T 2.0.....
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Old 01-07-2010, 09:44 AM   #35
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Awwwe Man I love the green, but I guess you can't please everyone lol, looking forward to new things from CEFX
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Hey Josh with the new Lipo split pack available for t-bars, are you going to continue part supports for the Phoenix?
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Spent the day building up the conversion kit. Everything went pretty smooth. I ended up using the AE R5 center shock as my local hobby shop hasn't got any HB shocks at the moment but will soon.
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I have both, I actually prefer the AE shock. Do you have any pictures bud?
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I'll try and take some pictures and post them up later today.

What are the characteristics of the AE shock you like better than the HB shock?
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Hey Josh is there anyway you could cut out a Phoenix chassis, but instead of the standard holes, could you cut out the mounting holes for the R5 front end?
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What other front end's fit on the Griffin 12, if any?
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Sorry forgot to take pics while at the track. I'll get them this week. But it looks pretty much the same as Josh's except different electronics.

I've been running a 12R5 and 12R5.1 for about a year so I just took the R5 front off my 12th and put it on the Griffin. I also started with the same side springs, center shock oil and spring. I did mount the battery in the Griffin's forward location vs in the back on my R5 kit. For the dampener tubes I started with 10k.

Got to put the car on the track today, although the conditions was very green as they ran oval the night before. Initially with my choosen stock settings the car pushed badly. I slowly added some steering into the setup and it got better and better. Before I left for night I was only .2 off my fast lap record with the R5 on still a very green track. Another driver practicing is able to match my fast laps on a well grooved condition track but he was still .5 sec from that pace when I left.

To sum it up I think the car is going to work very well for me. The rear pod geometry seems very good and compliments the new AE front geometries well.
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What other front end's fit on the Griffin 12, if any?
I can't think of any. Most all the others are use the old 12L spacing.
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I'll try and take some pictures and post them up later today.

What are the characteristics of the AE shock you like better than the HB shock?
I like the ae shock, because it never leaks, for me anyways.
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I tried the AE and Hot Bodies shock back to back both with 35 wt oil and AE blue spring and liked the Hot Bodies must better on the Griffin. The car seemed it had better and more consistent rear grip without a loss of steering.

I was able to put the car the 3rd place grid position in the A-main at the NEG's LEG 3 race this past weekend, but unfortunately with a bad start and pushing the car too hard to catch up I broke out shortly after. The car was on rails and easy to drive fast all weekend.
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