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Old 06-27-2005, 06:16 PM   #2626
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Yup just to lower it. Parma alfas look goofy if they aren't slammed

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Old 06-27-2005, 09:14 PM   #2627
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I keep seeing posts on a "lowered shock tower".

How do you lower the front shock tower?

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Old 06-27-2005, 09:48 PM   #2628
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you drill holes slightly higher up than the stock holes where they mount to the bulkhead. The distance between the orig hole and new hole is abotu the same distance between the upper row of camber link holes to the bottom row. This way when you lower it and use the top row of links the position is similar to that of using the bottom row on the standard tower. you have to trim a little bit off the bottom of the shock tower as well. Now just flip it around so the counter sunk parts are facing the bulkhead and just use button head screws to fasten it to the bulkhead.

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Old 06-28-2005, 08:19 AM   #2629
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me too i was not able to set the ride heigth at 5mm but now i can!!! i use spring collar of the xray and now i can adjust the ride heigth!!

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Old 06-28-2005, 09:23 AM   #2630
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T1Raycer. Thanks. As soon as I can save up enough money to buy X-Ray parts, I'll try that out. I had the Fk05 for about a month. This car suits me alot better, and I didn't have to mortgage my house for springs and sway bars. Thanks again for the tip.
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no problem!!

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Old 06-28-2005, 01:04 PM   #2632
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Hi, I built and raced my RDX just this past weekend. I was really impressed by it. It performed really well. One thing I noticed about the car, though, was an excessive amount of play in the front chubs and rear hubs. I'm not sure how that affected my handling but I'm gonna go shimmin' tonight. I was just curious if anyone else had that problem and if shimming helped performance?
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Hi, I built and raced my RDX just this past weekend. I was really impressed by it. It performed really well. One thing I noticed about the car, though, was an excessive amount of play in the front chubs and rear hubs. I'm not sure how that affected my handling but I'm gonna go shimmin' tonight. I was just curious if anyone else had that problem and if shimming helped performance?
As with any car you should shim everything to be as tight as posible with out binding. Yes it will always improve handling. A car with alot of slop will wonder and never track straight plus the car isnt as consistant.
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Hi, I built and raced my RDX just this past weekend. I was really impressed by it. It performed really well. One thing I noticed about the car, though, was an excessive amount of play in the front chubs and rear hubs. I'm not sure how that affected my handling but I'm gonna go shimmin' tonight. I was just curious if anyone else had that problem and if shimming helped performance?
yea i had similar problems when using the aluminum c-hub and the aluminum steering blocks. i went to the plasic steering blocks and that tighten things up very nicely. Even tho you want to get most slop out sometimes its good to have some in the car, it makes it feel smoother going around the track.
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Old 06-28-2005, 02:27 PM   #2635
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Thanks for the reply's. I didn't know they had plastic hubs. I'll have to pick some up.

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1st-is there any blue turnbuckles that will fit on the RDX???? like the blue one from associated or tamiya???

2nd- i want 1.3 piston and just want to make sure if i drill a hole whit a 1.3 mm bit it will be the same???

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1st-is there any blue turnbuckles that will fit on the RDX???? like the blue one from associated or tamiya???

2nd- i want 1.3 piston and just want to make sure if i drill a hole whit a 1.3 mm bit it will be the same???

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I use associated turnbucles on my car. And so do a couple of the other guys around here.
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I think I'm about to put together an order for Yokomo turnbuckles -JB
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the associated one is not too long???

and also do they will fit whit the RPM turnbuckles cap???

speedxl can you send me a pics of your RDX whit the blue turnbuckles???

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Old 06-29-2005, 07:59 AM   #2640
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helo all
can some people put some pitchers up of the rdx as i am thinking of geting a new car and this is one on my list , and would like to see what it lookslike with all the eletrics in
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