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Old 08-15-2006, 10:42 AM   #8476
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What about knight rider ?
Of course. Don't forget Airwolf either.

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Old 08-15-2006, 10:46 AM   #8477
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Old 08-15-2006, 01:45 PM   #8478
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Old 08-15-2006, 06:59 PM   #8479
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I had the same problem. I reamed them out with a step reamer drill bit and now they fit snug.
No I have the opposite problem. Cant get them tight enough to fit.
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Old 08-15-2006, 08:32 PM   #8480
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Reading back a few pages about the hexes breaking this is what I did to help with that problem. I took a thin peace of lexan and put a small hole in it for the hex screw then place it in the gap of the hex then put the screw in and tighten it down and cut the extra lexan off. What this does is fill the gap and prevents you from over tighten the hex and it becomes more like a solid peace.
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Old 08-15-2006, 09:07 PM   #8481
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I have broken 2 and stripped 3, tighten them down and they just fall off, tighten more and they strip or brake
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Old 08-15-2006, 09:18 PM   #8482
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I have broken some myself, but the lexan worked great for me you still want to slowly tighten the screw until it hits the lexan and by that point it is tight enough and the hex will not fall off. The lexan fills in the gap of the hex and I have not broken any since then.
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Old 08-15-2006, 09:26 PM   #8483
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I have broken 2 and stripped 3, tighten them down and they just fall off, tighten more and they strip or brake
I got my RDX about a month ago and thats what happened to me

I use the Pro 4 ones now with no problems
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Old 08-15-2006, 10:36 PM   #8484
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I saw your post on thr 1.1 and 0.9 shock pistons, which you said may be come more poplular for carpet if i remember right.

Anyway, i tried some diffrerent pistons vs. the popular 3 hole tamiya with 60wt f and 40wt r. I used the Hpi #5/60 wt (3 x 0.8 hole) in front and #3/40 wt. (2 x 1.0) in the rear . The car definitely cut better and seemed better in the switchbacks and lower speed stuff, but didn't get into the 180s from high speed, like a sweeper into a 180, or medium straight into a 180.

Thinking the rear might have been a bit soft in relation to the front, I switched out the rear pistons and set the car up with #5 (3x 0.8 hole) pistons all around, with 60fwt f and 40wt r oil. I got better balalnce, but the car was chattery in corners and skipped around. I went to 40wt f and 20 wt rear just to see what would happen, and the car seemed similar to the Tamiya 3 hole setup generally. I went back to the original tamiya 3 hole shock setup, and it was close to the final HPi piston setup.

Just wondering what the benefit would be to using the 1.1 mm or 0.9 mm pistons? There didn't seem to be a huge laptime benefit or penalty for these changes, although the Hpi #5 in front and #3 in rear did seem to make the car turn a bit more consistent laptimes.

What did you want the car to do better when you tried the new pistons?
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I recieved my carpet spec RDX yesterday and can't wait to get it together. I think I am feeling sick and need to call off work

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No I have the opposite problem. Cant get them tight enough to fit.
My bad. I guess I had the opposite problem, too tight. My kit was a US Carpet Spec if that makes any difference.
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I recieved my carpet spec RDX yesterday and can't wait to get it together. I think I am feeling sick and need to call off work
Do it!!!! i would, oh wait, i have done it!!!
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Does anyone have any suggestions on a 19T asphalt setup? Here's my setup from last weekend. Felt great but I was dragging the chassis in the high speed corners. Also, the rear was a little loose coming out of 180s on the power. Thanks in advance.
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