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Old 02-28-2005, 10:31 AM   #1201
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I was curious what type of short suspension arms are being used on carpet, hard, soft, dural? My first day out with the car I broke three front right arms, all light hits. Will the dural arms hold up better, or just bend.
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Old 02-28-2005, 10:35 AM   #1202
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JImD-75% hard arms are the choice for carpet. They are not only an added benefit for handling-but are much more durable than the stock arms. Much more durable.

If you dont have them already-let me recommend the BRP TC3 bumper mod and the Rubberneck bumper. Must haves.
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Old 02-28-2005, 10:42 AM   #1203
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Ray;
I have the Rubberneck, but I did not realise that you ran it with the Bud's. How do you fit the Kydex and the stock bumper on the car? By the way, all of my breaks were glancing side blows, board scrapes. The first one was at 1/4 speed while I was trimming the steering!
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The rubber neck bumper material is so easy to cut with a hobbykife that I installed the upper plate-cut 1/8" deep outline with my hobbyknife then took a slice off. It was really easy.

I never ran the stock arms-so I dont know.

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Heres a pic. from the top.
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Old 02-28-2005, 10:54 AM   #1206
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Ray;
What I am asking is, is the BRP bumper mounted with the three screws that hold the stock part to the chassis, or just with the two bodypost bolts. If it is held with the three screws, how do you fit the stock plastic and the Kydex between the chassis and the bulkheads?
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Old 02-28-2005, 11:03 AM   #1207
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OH-sorry-I dont remember-my cars at home so I will have to take off the top plate and bumper and look tonight-that is if someone else doesnt answer it before then. I dont remember how the third screw comes into play. But t does sit on top of the stock bumper and is held by the two body post screws for sure. The apttern for the bumper is on corally usa's website-that should shed some light.
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the BRP plate mounts through the center hole on the orig bumper, and circles the body posts...


finally got a good setup going on our local indoor concrete track, and had qualified 3rd in 19T, but got taken out in the 1st lap, hit in the rear and broke a rear arm. i was breaking the front blocks regularly, till i switched to the aluminum ones last week...
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Old 02-28-2005, 11:30 AM   #1209
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Thanks Ray and Turbo;
I think I have got it now. What's the best way to get a BRP bumper, does anyone sell them mailorder, or should I go to Bud direct?
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if you have a good local hobby shop, they should stock it... its for the TC3, and you just cut it down to fit. most tracks that have any parts should have one, i think...

if not, you can order them from almost anywhere.
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Old 02-28-2005, 08:36 PM   #1211
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Hopefully those Carpet spec kits will get in soon, I have a few people I know that are interested...
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Old 02-28-2005, 08:37 PM   #1212
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Is this the body of choice for the RDX?
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Old 02-28-2005, 08:38 PM   #1213
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Yes, that, but in 190 mm, not 200 mm. I'm not sure what anyone else thinks, but I think the Parma Alfa is the body of choice for any car on carpet...
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Old 02-28-2005, 09:57 PM   #1214
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I'm gonna have to agree, parma alfa is DIALED. I'm waiting for my carpet edition rdx too........

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I can't wait, got my name on the pre-order list so I'm hoping I'll get in on the next batch of them.

Looking forward to finally having a car that I've built myself.

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