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Old 06-23-2005, 01:56 PM   #2596
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I have a question about these Steel blades and bones, but let me start with the aluminum bones and plastic blades...

If you pop a ball end, break an arm or steering block, you risk bending the dogbone and losing the plastic blade as it pulls partially out of the outdrive/spool.

With steel, is there a concern about tearing up the aluminum outdrive/spool should the same situation occur? Where the plastic blade flies off, the steel one would stay in place and something has got to give.

It may just be a 'lesser of 2 evils' kind of thing.
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Old 06-23-2005, 03:27 PM   #2597
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Old 06-23-2005, 03:59 PM   #2598
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Steel Blades will solve replacing the plastics caps during every few runs specially in the front. Crashing and breaking something else is another story. I found the alloy oneway drive cups can withstand breakage compared to the steel version which I have broken 2 in a crash. I will definitely try the steel bones and caps for the front end once they are available and maybe just the steel caps with the alloy bones to suit for the rear end.
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Old 06-23-2005, 05:21 PM   #2599
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Can I ask the weight oil people typically use with the 17lb springs ?

I feel the kit 20 is to thin.

The oil I use is Trinity, as I understand diffeent makes vary.

Also, I think the spec UK kits come with 1.3 pistons.

Thanks for any replies

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Old 06-23-2005, 06:04 PM   #2600
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These babies are NIIICE -JB
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Jaybee,

I envy you

Let us know after a few runs the verdict. You got PM.
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Old 06-23-2005, 06:25 PM   #2602
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Got it...PM back at cha -JB
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Old 06-23-2005, 07:23 PM   #2603
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Hey guys if you're using ceramic balls for your diffs, do you still have to use grease? Stupid question I know but some common info is still unknown to me at this point. -JB
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Old 06-23-2005, 09:00 PM   #2604
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Hey guys if you're using ceramic balls for your diffs, do you still have to use grease? Stupid question I know but some common info is still unknown to me at this point. -JB
Yes......... build as usual. Check diffs after first 2 to 3 runs for tightness.

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Thanx brah... I got another order for ya -JB
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I have just discovered that my kit has a mix of piston sizes .9 and 1.3 ... worth checking before you build ...
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Since there are a few Different Roll Center Block Kits for the RDX. Is there any way to tell Which set are Which? ie.Anodizing,Markings? I was trying to Accomplish 1.6 Degree of Kick Up.....I am in holes 1rr 2fr which is I think going to the fr upper hole and flipping the Roll Center Block upside Down? But it still looks like I have Tons of Kick up? By the way I have Silver Roll Center Blocks...
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Since there are a few Different Roll Center Block Kits for the RDX. Is there any way to tell Which set are Which? ie.Anodizing,Markings? I was trying to Accomplish 1.6 Degree of Kick Up.....I am in holes 1rr 2fr which is I think going to the fr upper hole and flipping the Roll Center Block upside Down? But it still looks like I have Tons of Kick up? By the way I have Silver Roll Center Blocks...
Give me a call....
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Since there are a few Different Roll Center Block Kits for the RDX. Is there any way to tell Which set are Which? ie.Anodizing,Markings? I was trying to Accomplish 1.6 Degree of Kick Up.....I am in holes 1rr 2fr which is I think going to the fr upper hole and flipping the Roll Center Block upside Down? But it still looks like I have Tons of Kick up? By the way I have Silver Roll Center Blocks...
There are only 2 roll blocks. Standard and "Low", which is often referred too as Ultra Low. To achieve 1.6 deg of kickup you simply flip the block over. So you will want 2 FR and 1 RR like you mentioned. The dot on the block will be up in the FR and down in the RR.

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When I just flipped the Block over it made the Kick Up go to the Moon so I went to the upper hole and flipped the block.. It still looks like way too much Kick-Up but it was less then just going up 1 Hole I Bought the car used and I Don't know which Blocks it has on it? Is there any way to tell the Regular Blocks from the LOW Blocks? the car came with two sets but they appear Identical?? My guess is that the Standard blocks don't have any Vertical Off-Set and the Low blocks are Vertically off Centered Like Mine????
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