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Old 01-11-2004, 08:15 PM   #5641
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Right now eaven Alex is having Problens getting parts, X-ray and Serpent have both been out on holliday vacation. Right now I don't have a part # nor do I know if they will come out. They have replaced the solid layshaft with the lighter weight one (it's the same Part #) the small stiffner brace (tube that goes between the bulkheads) has been lightened. We are trying to have a local guy that does machine work replicate them if I get him to do them Ill hit you back with a price. I will be trying to go to the nats but this time Ill be behind the wheel. Im glad you are running well and yes I will have X-ray parts. As a matter of cat we are editing and entering all prodicts into our P.O.S. system. When we are up for bussines Ill let you know. Take care!

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Old 01-11-2004, 08:26 PM   #5642
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Hey Guys,

Just wanted you guys to know that I recently purches the EVO2 (about two days ago). Today was the first time I raced the car and was able to put 1 lap over my best time in the past 3 weeks with the TC3!!

Just had a question for ya....What's the benefit of running the Front carpet tower instead of the stock tower. Plus I cannot run and front tire larger than 57mm to get to fit with the carpet tire. I hate to true a brand new set of tires (63mm) all the way down to 57mm. Any tips/ help would be appreciated.

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Old 01-11-2004, 08:40 PM   #5643
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Hey Guys,

Just wanted you guys to know that I recently purches the EVO2 (about two days ago). Today was the first time I raced the car and was able to put 1 lap over my best time in the past 3 weeks with the TC3!!

Just had a question for ya....What's the benefit of running the Front carpet tower instead of the stock tower. Plus I cannot run and front tire larger than 57mm to get to fit with the carpet tire. I hate to true a brand new set of tires (63mm) all the way down to 57mm. Any tips/ help would be appreciated.

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I think you just answered your own question. Running the carpet tower will let you run larger wheels.
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Old 01-11-2004, 09:06 PM   #5644
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the problem with the carpet tire is that you cant get the ride height right unless you do true the tires down low. Yesterday I ran 60 mm foams all the way around and with the carpet shock tower I couldnt get the ride height down below 5.75mm. The shock collars were all the way up.
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Old 01-11-2004, 09:10 PM   #5645
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The carpet tower does NOT let you run smaller tires. In fact you have to run small tires or you will never get your ride height low enough
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you can lower the ride height a little by using the shock spring retainers from the associated TC3. They will lower it some which makes getting the ride height adjusted a little easier.
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Old 01-11-2004, 09:18 PM   #5647
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Ok, So I know that I have to true my tires down low in order to make ride height with using the carpet tower. But I would rather run the stock front tower and use bigger tires (60mm). That way I would get more life out of the tires and it would be easier on my pocket

So what I need to know is what the benefit is using the CARPET FRONT TOWER versus the Stock Front Tower?

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Old 01-11-2004, 09:46 PM   #5648
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The benefits are it has a some different shock mounting positions that are good for carpet and.....it lets you run small tires which is good for carpet. Basically the benefits are what you are not liking about it.
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The benefits are it has a some different shock mounting positions that are good for carpet and.....it lets you run small tires which is good for carpet. Basically the benefits are what you are not liking about it.
I like the fact that we can run smaller tires......What hurts me is when I have a new set of tires and I have to true them all the way dow to 57 in order to be at 5mm ride height. If not I will be way to high.

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Well, if you like the fact that you can run smaller tires then you have to cut them down to do it. You stated earlier that you did not want to cut them down....that is why I said you had a problem with it.
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What I did last year was run full size foams during asphalt season then when they got around 2.3 - 2.2 I would put them away. Now that carpet season is here, I'm running my old asphalt foams.

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You probably need to cut down the bottom shock mount. Shorten the 'barrel' part of it to allow the spring retainer to sit lower, which will bring the preload collar down more. I use the carpet front tower and have no problems running 60 mm tires. My spring collars are about 1/8th of an inch down from the top, and I run 4.5 mm ride height. Or, as Joneser said, use the TC3 spring retainers.
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Or if u had a T1, u can use the shortshocks.

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Old 01-12-2004, 09:46 PM   #5654
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How or where do you measure the droop on the front and rear of this car using the C-Hub suspension? Do I measure to the bottom of the screw? Arm? Please help.

Also what is a good starting point for front and rear droop?

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Under the screw for the front hubs and under the hub with the rear.
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