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Old 02-24-2005, 05:11 PM   #811
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The advantage is the teflon coating on them after they are hard anodized. Smoother piston travel.
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Old 02-24-2005, 05:17 PM   #812
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So where as the blue ones are bare anodized aluminum, the hard anodized have a teflon coating? How long do you think the coating will last, because I'm sure it will wear off eventually?
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Old 02-24-2005, 05:27 PM   #813
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I used to run off road and have never worn the coating off of a shock body. Used to wera the anodizing off the old gold ones though.
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Old 02-24-2005, 06:21 PM   #814
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Hard anodizing will not wear off, and is much harder than regular anodizing, which is essentially for looks. I just wish I knew there were only two shocks in this "kit" before I dropped $40 on it.



[edit: I did just find out that these shocks also include the Unobtanium shock shafts, too, which could explain the large cost increase in the shock set. They should be selling over the counter for $30 a set (pair)]
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Old 02-24-2005, 09:48 PM   #815
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Old 02-25-2005, 12:31 AM   #816
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Mike,

Do you run the batteries forward or rear on an L4. I run both stock and mod on both carpet and asphalt.

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Old 02-25-2005, 04:25 PM   #817
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hey mike what outdrives and cvd's do you use???

and what type of diff lube is best rebuild the diffs

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Old 02-25-2005, 04:29 PM   #818
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hey mike what type of drive cups and cvd's do you use???

and what diff lube do you use and is the best to use??

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Old 02-26-2005, 08:07 AM   #819
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Mike,

I got a FT NTC3 for this year. When I was setting it up on the hudy,saw the rear wheels had play in them like the bearings were bad,but the car is new.

I'll get to the point. LOL, Blow out the bearings, put new bearing in and its still there.

Any info would be great. Long time AE racer, and never had this happen befor.
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Ginsu.. Not sure where to even start for a setup ? maybe a stiffer right side springs and softer lefts .. i wish i could help you more...


atom99.. Yes that is correct... As for bearing i use the associated one's no ceramics... Not sure it is really needed.. For a setup go to www.rc10.com and look at juho from the worlds....





jrrc .. I 99% of the time run the batteries back... But i did run them forward outdoors at the portland race.. So for outside give it a try.. I know it had a better balance on that track.... not more steering but just a better balance to the car...


Jblack830.... I use IRS aluminum outdrives.. IRS big dog bones

Jblack830 Stock drive cups and i use the stealth lube on my diffs



bhambrent.. Hmm maybe you got a bad set of rear blocks.. I have never had this problem. Maybe get some new one's and see or maybe the Axle is too small ?? Anyways if you do find something i would contact AE and i am sure they will listen to what you have to say...


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So barry bakers carbon fiber shock towers are home made?
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Old 02-27-2005, 09:53 AM   #822
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Mike could you please list your snowbird setup here, I tried downloading it from associated's website but Im having problems downloading all the tc4 setups, keeps saying error on page. I will be attending my first carpet race in a long time next weekend and want a good setup. Thanks. Also anyone know were I can get the carbon kit for the tc4 at. Speedtech is out of stock
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Tony: Be sure you have Acrobat Reader 7.0. I had some problems as well until I upgraded. Hope this helps.
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Old 02-27-2005, 11:36 AM   #824
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Thanks 51 I'll try that.
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Hey Mike,

Thank you so much for doing this for everyone - it's nice to realize pros don't forget "club" racers.

Two questions:
What is your technique for setup? I've been reading the XXX Main Setup Guide and it illustrates setup from broader, more extreme adjustments to finer adjustments. What is your method?

Also, like many, I've run into the dillema of stripped diff cases. Have a fix or suggestion?

Thanks man
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