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Old 03-30-2004, 05:11 PM   #196
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Mike got any tips for building my associated shocks, im using the alloy caps as the composite ones threads went a bit off. No matter how hard i try they are never good enough, should i try a diff rebuild kit and start over. Currently, i am building them up, leaving them to stand overnight to get the bubbles out. Filling the caps a touch and then trying to screw them on without getting air in. Point me in the right direction please
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Old 03-30-2004, 08:16 PM   #197
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Mike can you give us an explination of what the affects of pro-squat in the rear and negative kickup or zero kickup in the front do? And how to use both of these pertaining to tunning. And what conditions to use either.

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Old 03-30-2004, 08:25 PM   #198
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thanks for the info Mike....It was cool to see my body out there in the A main of mod.....I was already pulling for you but made it that much more fun. I would have been pumped to see that in the rags but Josh was tough that day. Another big win for you in an incredible year.

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Old 03-31-2004, 01:17 PM   #200
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Mike: If you get a chance can you drop me a line at [email protected] Thanks.

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Mike, Congratulations on the weekend. How do you measure droop ?
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OK Mike, I will ask a question for once:

Running foam tires on your TC3 indoors, do you prefer to limit your steering via endpoint or dual rate adjustments, or a combination of both? Whereabouts do you typically limit it to, if at all?

I find on my TC3 that I need to run about 75% EPA in either direction with 28mm foams to prevent the inside of the tires from rubbing on the shock ends when the shocks are in the outer hole on the arm. I ca make the adjustment using EPA or dual rate but I haven't decided which is better, or if I should be leaving more steering in the car and adapting my driving style.

At the big events where traction is high, I've gone as far down as 60% on the dual rate wit 100% EPA and still seemed OK.

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Old 04-05-2004, 07:24 AM   #204
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Talking Sorry for the delay....

BigDogRacing.. Thanks for the comments.. Now as for Vicky. I Swept her off her feet ... I Will let mark know you are looking for him

BABY DREW!!! No problem for sunday night.. My wife is the greatest for stuff like that


berger.. I build my shocks just like the book says.. Make sure before you buile them you get the foam thing inside the shocks nice and full of oil.. Then i Fill the shock up the top and get as much air out as possible, Then i fill the cap to the threads , Then push the shaft up to the top then put the cap on and bleed slowly until all the air is out and i get the right rebound and compression.. I guess it just takes time to get it right sometimes i have to redo the process to get the shocks to feel the same.. Also make sure you do a rebuild of the insides every month or so i recommend...

SpeediePHATT.. This is a tough one.. I have been playin with this but do not see that much affect yet.. But i have been running approx a half degree of anti-sqaut in the rear. I feel like this helps me gain rear grip on power . I also think it give me alittle more react more entering the corner..


Joneser Thanks man,, Wish i could have brought the body home in the winner circle.....


TeamButter.. Glad you had a good time.. I will be down there for the warmup race it looks like..

Chris Reilly .. I use the AE Guage and meaure off the front of the front arm and the rear of the back arm, the outside edge to be exact... Or you can measure by the amount of up travel past ride height....





futureal.. I always limit my steering by dualrate.. I set my car up with max steering then back off from there. I usally will run anywhere between 80-95% dual rate at race's..


Hope i could help some of you...


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Mike,

Are you done running Mod on carpet now?Just curious if youll be making it to any race s at Gate this summer. Maybe you can convince a local club to allow one class of MOd electric sedan outdoors? I'd buy some CS27 handout tires to run outdoors.

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Ray...

I am going to be racing as much as i can... I would like to run rubber tires out doors but right now i do not see any place to do this close to here.. If you know of anyone out there let me know ...

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Mike,
Thanks for the reply. And congratulations on a dominating season on the carpet.
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I am going to be racing as much as i can... I would like to run rubber tires out doors but right now i do not see any place to do this close to here.. If you know of anyone out there let me know ...

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what about the club in mentor? the one at the mall

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Mike, you know you could always come to sunny southern CA and get some rubber tire practice
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