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Old 09-18-2010, 03:51 PM   #766
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Maybe next year Jaybee
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Old 09-19-2010, 02:13 PM   #767
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Hello

What is this part in the picture made of?
Looks like aluminum...
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Old 09-19-2010, 02:38 PM   #768
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The ball is aluminum, the rod end is delrin I believe.
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Old 09-19-2010, 03:44 PM   #769
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Machined Delrin indeed... The ball is coated aluminum... Machined delrin parts have a different look compared to injection molded parts...
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Old 09-19-2010, 08:00 PM   #770
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That is correct. The eyelet is machined delrin and the pivot ball is nickel teflon coated aluminum.
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Old 09-19-2010, 08:18 PM   #771
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Do you recommended to seal CF arms with CA glue like we do on main chassis?
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Old 09-19-2010, 08:28 PM   #772
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Jason...the car was pretty awesome today. Me on the other hand....not so awesome, lol. Had your setup on the car w/the exception of a 1/4 less droop all around, set screws in the side flex plates and blue center spring. The tire combo was money brah! Woke the car right up. Grip was consistent throughout my main run. Could've qualified better with my 3rd qual, if my pinion didnt give way to stripping. Wanna try some other combos, but at this track I know what to come back to. A second raceday down with the new frontend and I'm loving it. Thanks heaps.

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Old 09-19-2010, 08:40 PM   #773
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...To set front droop the same left to right I used a slip of paper under the droop screw and set it so the paper had the same amount of drag on it when I tried to pull it out on both sides...
I'm not sure that I'm following this thought. Unless I'm understanding incorrectly.

I set front droop by first setting ride height at 4.0mm with the front flex plate screws (I do this on a piece of glass and measure each side individually). Then I put the car on blocks (I use the blocks from my Niftech alignment bars which are 13mm) and measure the distance from the tires to the glass. Knowing that the blocks are 13mm and ride height is 4.0mm, zero droop would be 9.0mm tire to glass. Jason suggested .5-1mm of droop, so I adjust the upper arm set screws such that I only have 8.25mm between each tire and glass (giving me the .75mm of droop on each side). Then I'll recheck ride height to ensure it hasn't changed.

Sound correct? I'm not sure where the paper trick comes into play on that. Am I making these settings harder than I should be?

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The paper trick just makes it so I set the droop even on left and right without having to measure it. It is a trick I learned from Fairtrace and Schreffler a couple years ago at the Snow Birds. They used that trick to set the rear tweak screws that year. I figured I would try it for the front droop.
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Anyone have a copy of the instructions for the new front end? I would like to read through it a few times before I place an order.

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Email me at [email protected] and i will email you a copy of the instructions in PDF format.
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Got mine in today, I even took the day off to make sure I was home

I am building it right now and I can say up until now, what a pleasure to build this car!!! All the parts just FIT PERFECTLY!!!

I am going to make myself some dinner now and after that I will continue... I will keep you guys posted on the result...

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The paper trick just makes it so I set the droop even on left and right without having to measure it. It is a trick I learned from Fairtrace and Schreffler a couple years ago at the Snow Birds. They used that trick to set the rear tweak screws that year. I figured I would try it for the front droop.
Do you measure one side then use the paper trick on the other side? I'm not sure how using the paper trick, you know if you have .5mm of droop or 1.5mm of droop.

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Got mine in today, I even took the day off to make sure I was home

I am building it right now and I can say up until now, what a pleasure to build this car!!! All the parts just FIT PERFECTLY!!!

I am going to make myself some dinner now and after that I will continue... I will keep you guys posted on the result...

Greetz Joost.

wellicht zou je er foto's van kunnen maken en een bouwbeschrijving op mbf plaatsen?
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One step ahead of you my friend

Already doing that... And it will appear on the dutch modelling forum (mbf)
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