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Old 09-27-2005, 01:06 PM   #3511
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Sorry if this has been asked before. I've heard that the 1.3 pistons are "smoother". If I'm running 60/40 weight oil f/b with the standard pistons, what oil is similar with the 1.3?
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Old 09-27-2005, 01:43 PM   #3512
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Sorry if this has been asked before. I've heard that the 1.3 pistons are "smoother". If I'm running 60/40 weight oil f/b with the standard pistons, what oil is similar with the 1.3?
I would say it is AT LEAST 70/50, perhaps even 80/60 to compare to the 0.9mm holes. I think you should stick with what you have or perhaps drill the 0.9mm holes to a No. 56.

If you have a newer kit you may already have the 1.3mm pistons as in the last month or so the kits have had them included.

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Old 09-27-2005, 01:47 PM   #3513
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Sorry if this has been asked before. I've heard that the 1.3 pistons are "smoother". If I'm running 60/40 weight oil f/b with the standard pistons, what oil is similar with the 1.3?

For what its worth-I tested front shocks with 1.3mm pistons and 60 wt oil on med/high bite ozite foam tires. I thought I could gain some corner speed via 60 wt oil and stk pistons. I made the chnage and indeed the car would not dig. It also pushed. But I went with it and took the CA off the front tires, sauced more and even wetn as far as going down from a 33lb spring to a 30 lb spring.

I found that with the shocks packed up-your right on the limit of a push and tire size became big. When the tires were 2.25" the car seemed better with the stk pistons/60. But when they got down to 2.17"-there was no recovering from the push. I then went to 50 wt oil and stk pistons and it feels good now.

But-I am pretty sure tht in all but the highest grip-that going back to 1.3 pistons and 60 wt oil is the right choice.

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Old 09-27-2005, 04:08 PM   #3514
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I would say it is AT LEAST 70/50, perhaps even 80/60 to compare to the 0.9mm holes. I think you should stick with what you have or perhaps drill the 0.9mm holes to a No. 56.

If you have a newer kit you may already have the 1.3mm pistons as in the last month or so the kits have had them included.

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60/50 seemed good when the traction was low at vegas.. once it came up, the car was just obsorbing all of the speed in the turns. 70/50 was better... and if i had another qualifier I would have liked to have tried 80/60..

running the 1.3 pistons. w/57.5 mm tires.

Rick M made the show, he was running .9's w/ 60/40... 56mm tires...

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Old 09-27-2005, 04:17 PM   #3515
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60/40 with 1.3's has been very good from low to high grip. Just ask your Vegas winner
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Old 09-27-2005, 07:58 PM   #3516
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yup 60/40 option pistons, no sway bars4 degrees of castor. no kickup. ultra lows all around the car
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Jeff or Jeff, what's the best way for setting droop for carpet and can you explain in detail cuase I don't catch on fast. Like...how much do I thight the set screws in the arms. THANKS!
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Old 09-27-2005, 09:25 PM   #3518
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Oh yeah...one more...did you run a fan for the motor?
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Old 09-27-2005, 09:37 PM   #3519
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no i didnt run a fan. i usally run 1mil in front and 2mil in rear of up travel.
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no i didnt run a fan. i usally run 1mil in front and 2mil in rear of up travel.
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Old 09-28-2005, 06:25 AM   #3521
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Jeff or Jeff, what's the best way for setting droop for carpet and can you explain in detail cuase I don't catch on fast. Like...how much do I thight the set screws in the arms. THANKS!
Set your ride height first. Then lift the front/back of the car until the tires come off of the table. Measure this "ride height". The difference will be the amount of droop that you have. I run 1mm front and 2mm back.
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Old 09-28-2005, 06:27 AM   #3522
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yup 60/40 option pistons, no sway bars4 degrees of castor. no kickup. ultra lows all around the car
Thanks. Do you offer any skill with this setup, or am I on my own?
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Hi guys

Wonderd if you lot could help me out.
Im on the edge of purchasing a RDX for the new season .I live in the UK so will be buying the UK spec kit.Do you get any roll bars in the kit? also will i get the white pulleys and the newer chassis to allow me to use 3700s?
What extras will i need? Currently my list is-

Black spring set
Spool and pulley
0 degree castor blocks
2 degree castor blocks
6 degree castor blocks
1,3mm roll bar Front and rear
1.9mm roll bar fron and rear

Can any of you suggest anyfing else i will need? Soory about all the questions.

All help is much appreciated!
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Old 09-28-2005, 06:49 AM   #3524
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Will you be running rubber or foam, carpet or asphalt?

My experience with the kit foam/carpet would be the spring kits and the 3.4mm top plate.
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Old 09-28-2005, 06:53 AM   #3525
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The newer kits include the updated chassis, 1.3 pistons, and white pulleys. The swaybars are also included.
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