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Old 12-18-2006, 11:12 AM   #9811
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I noticed the RDX PHI has the option of running different size pulleys front and rear for different types of surfaces. Anyone know if the layshaft pulleys come in different sizes as well in the PHI? And are the belts on the PHI different from the current RDX?
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Old 12-18-2006, 12:53 PM   #9812
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saw them on ebay.. im thinkin of purchasing the higher grade stuff... definately cheaper from that source.. how long was the delivery??
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Old 12-18-2006, 01:23 PM   #9813
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Old 12-18-2006, 02:48 PM   #9814
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anyone got tips on making the drivetrain on the RDX smoother and more efficient? i know about cleaning out the bearings....

How about the best place for ceramic bearings.. and type of bearings..

car is in need of a drive train rebuild... im planning on purchasing bearings for the entire car..

any tips on the belts??

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Biggest thing would be the bearing holders in the bulkheads. Most of the team drivers dremel the holes so the holders basically fall out with no pressure. Just don't dremel too much otherwise it rocks too much and might cause problems. It is hands down the biggest improvement you can do to free up the drivetrain.

If you wanted to get really crazy, you could dremel off every other tooth on the diff pulleys. I wouldn't recommend it for Mod. I don't know of any team drivers that do it though.

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Old 12-18-2006, 03:01 PM   #9815
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hmm... thanks jeff and syndrome for the quick responses!!

dremel??? man i got rid of that with my XXX-S!! gotta buy a new one.. or i can just borrow one from another manufacturer driver!! J/K!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!prolly gonna get in trouble with that one......

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Old 12-18-2006, 03:09 PM   #9816
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hmm... thanks jeff and syndrome for the quick responses!!

dremel??? man i got rid of that with my XXX-S!! gotta buy a new one.. or i can just borrow one from another manufacturer driver!! J/K!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!prolly gonna get in trouble with that one......

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Well, the holders are molded. Tolerances obviously vary. Of course, we could probably tell them to machine them and raise the cost.

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Old 12-18-2006, 03:38 PM   #9817
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Are you guys dremeling the aluminum bulkhead itself, or the outside of the plastic holder? That's a neat tip, thanks for sharing it Jeff.
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Old 12-18-2006, 04:28 PM   #9818
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Are you guys dremeling the aluminum bulkhead itself, or the outside of the plastic holder? That's a neat tip, thanks for sharing it Jeff.
The bulkheads.

You can try the holders but that is more tricky. Once you are done, you basically have a "matched set" of holders, so don't lose them or swap them around.

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Old 12-18-2006, 04:48 PM   #9819
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with the latest craze of matched things, Jeff Brown just annouced matched bearing / diff holders. if you dont have these, youre in the stone age.

J/K.

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team tamale new style aluminum front arms????? maybe....he is looking into it
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Old 12-18-2006, 04:59 PM   #9821
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The "competition spec" chassis feels surprisingly stiff with the plate added to it. In my non-scientific test of just giving it a gentle twist, it seems easily as rigid as the stock 2.9 chassis. I still don't like the idea of adjustable flex, but we'll see how it goes. This appears to be exactly the chassis they're using on the PHI, and I've seen the stiffening plate on it in a few of the pictures, so maybe this is all the chassis we're gonna see for the new car?

I'm also wondering how many of the parts for the new car we'll be able to use to retrofit the RDX. It might be pretty easy to create an RDX 1.5 with some of the improved parts, like diff pullies.
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Has any one tried the center post steering on carpet?
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Old 12-18-2006, 06:51 PM   #9823
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hey fred;
i hear its good for rubber carpet as the tires scrub more and heat up faster. from what Mo Denton said it was o.k. for foam, but tire wear was sky high b/c the fronts scrubed more than w/ the normal steering configuration.

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team tamale new style aluminum front arms????? maybe....he is looking into it

not untill he machines my bling-ity solder squares for the bottom of my 4800. And before you can say it , yes Marc, I am a dork jerk-face.
I dug the pad. Thanks for leting me swing by. I got the "project ugly" G6 painted. Time to put some real effort intothe mazda 6. Ill see you the 30th. Hopefully running rubber!!
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Has any one tried the center post steering on carpet?
Hi Man,

Yeah i tried it allots of times!
It's easier to drive when there is low back grip.
The car isn't that agressive!

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