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Old 06-07-2007, 11:27 PM   #20041
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Well I just found out today that I put about a season's worth of wear on one of my front universals. Some how I had a wheel crack during my last race and apparently it was grinding on my front suspension arm. This somehow caused my unversal parts to grind badly.

The only reason I even found out was because I noticed my pin easing out of the universal. So I went to tighten up and re-threadlock the grub screw, and I find all these metal shavings.

So I cleaned everything up, filed off some sharp edges that resulted from the grinding parts, and used some Tamiya anti-wear grease on both front universals.

Luckily the grinding didn't seem to do much. And the universal seems to be working just fine. Just a reminder to everyone to keep an eye on those front universals. Even when everything seems fine, it doesn't hurt to give them a close inspection.
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Old 06-08-2007, 11:52 AM   #20042
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I was setting my droop last night and I had to crank down on the downstops to get it under 3mm. Is that normal for you all as well?

Also, I noticed the collars on my shocks are in about the middle of the shock threads, seems kinda odd to me but could be normal. Anyone have close ups of their downstops as well as their shock collars and how far down there are on the shock thread for 2-3mm of droop?

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I was setting my droop last night and I had to crank down on the downstops to get it under 3mm. Is that normal for you all as well?

Also, I noticed the collars on my shocks are in about the middle of the shock threads, seems kinda odd to me but could be normal. Anyone have close ups of their downstops as well as their shock collars and how far down there are on the shock thread for 2-3mm of droop?

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You do have to crank them in a bit more than the old car not having the riser plates like the old car. Here's some pics of my car.
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You do have to crank them in a bit more than the old car not having the riser plates like the old car. Here's some pics of my car.
Thanks Jon for the quick response! Mine are about the same with the exception of my shock collars being down even further than yours are. I'll see how it goes on the track tomorrow
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Thanks Jon for the quick response! Mine are about the same with the exception of my shock collars being down even further than yours are. I'll see how it goes on the track tomorrow
What tires are you running, what ride height are you trying to get, and how long are your shocks?
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What tires are you running, what ride height are you trying to get, and how long are your shocks?
Same exact setup as PW's FSEARA setup.

CS27's
Front ride height 5mm
Rear right height 5.25mm
Shock length 61.5mm
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Same exact setup as PW's FSEARA setup.

CS27's
Front ride height 5mm
Rear right height 5.25mm
Shock length 61.5mm

Sorry, only 1 change, 35wt shock oil
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There's the difference, I run 4.5mm front and 5mm rear ride height. Plus I think CS27's are a little smaller diameter diameter than the RP30 that are on my car. Both are considerably smaller than Sorex tires.
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There's the difference, I run 4.5mm front and 5mm rear ride height. Plus I think CS27's are a little smaller diameter diameter than the RP30 that are on my car. Both are considerably smaller than Sorex tires.
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You do have to crank them in a bit more than the old car not having the riser plates like the old car. Here's some pics of my car.
Jon - did you have to shave your rear arms at all?
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Nope. Where did you need to shave them?
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Jon - did you have to shave your rear arms at all?
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Nope. Where did you need to shave them?

Outer edge where the wheel turns around it. The tire was rubbing from going off a long straight into a fast corner. Talked to PW about it and he said he had to shave his down too.
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