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Old 07-02-2006, 08:23 PM   #676
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WHat did you order I might be able to help you until Bruce gets back. I work closely with Bruce.
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Old 07-03-2006, 01:18 PM   #677
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Hi guys,

Just a quick question.... Did somebody use or try the CRC damper tubes on is Rev4 ?

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You can use CRC damper tubes however they have alot more ridges so to acheieve the same dampening affect you will have to use alot lighter weight oil, also if you take a hit they can bend. If you are really set on using them, take a body reamer and ream out the bottom of the tube to keep it from catching or bending there, and they should be dialed.
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Old 07-03-2006, 02:45 PM   #679
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You can use CRC damper tubes however ... also if you take a hit they can bend. If you are really set on using them, take a body reamer and ream out the bottom of the tube to keep it from catching or bending there, and they should be dialed.
Will they bend because of placement on the SM chassis or because they have more rings??

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Old 07-03-2006, 03:03 PM   #680
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Will they bend because of placement on the SM chassis or because they have more rings??

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Its the aluminum part that can bend, usually in an accident. The piston has the rings on it, and doesnt seem to have any effect on the aluminum tubes bending. The CRC piston is larger in diameter than SM one so has more surface area in contact with the damper fluid, which IMO is why they will require lighter fluid for the same dampening. FWIW I have and do use CRC tubes on lots of cars (not in my SM cars!) and they almost never bend.
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Thanks odpurple...
I was a little confused as to which part bends. I guess tonight I'll check my CRC car tubes to make sure their still sliding true as I have a tendency to have boards jump out in front of my car.
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Ya, its not that the SM car makes it bend its an impact that does. And I have run them in the past and have been fine for over a year with the same tubes club racing every weekend, so you shouldnt have any issues.
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Thanks for the quick reply Mark. I use the CRC stuff (light, heavy, super heavy) with the crc damper, what kind of oil you recommand with the Speed Merchant damper, 1/8th diff oil? wich grade?

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We used to run Losi hydradrive fluid, but that is kinda hard to come by these days. As of late I have been running 10k weight 8th scale diff oil. Alot of the team played with 30k at cleveland, i didnt like it as I felt it made the car push due to lack of weight transfer. If you want to play around I would generally recommend sticking (no pun intended ) to 7k to around 15K.
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Can anyone tell me what the length of the trailing links are (for me to replace with ti links)?

I may order the ti front 8-32 screws while I'm at it—what length is needed from Lunsford for the front blocks?





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Can anyone tell me what the length of the trailing links are (for me to replace with ti links)?

I may order the ti front 8-32 screws while I'm at it—what length is needed from Lunsford for the front blocks?





Can't wait to get this car in my hands...

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I use Lunsford 1 3/8" turnbuckles. That length also works for the steering links of you use longer ball cups like RPM. The longest 8/32 screws from Lunsford are 1/2", they work fine for me (I recommend them highly).
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Thanks Mike. I know you told me this info once last year, but I can't find it now, and I finally bought a Rev4.
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Thanks Mike. I know you told me this info once last year, but I can't find it now, and I finally bought a Rev4.
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I haven't used an old school front end since... well, they weren't old school at the time, and I can't recall how you adjust camber on that front end. Without the car in front of me, how's it done? I'm sure it is simple and I'm going to kick myself when I hear it...



Also, is there a stock carpet setup in this thread somewhere?
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I haven't used an old school front end since... well, they weren't old school at the time, and I can't recall how you adjust camber on that front end. Without the car in front of me, how's it done? I'm sure it is simple and I'm going to kick myself when I hear it...



Also, is there a stock carpet setup in this thread somewhere?
Loosen the screws holding the front end on, put a piece of header card/business card/shimstock/lexan between the chassis and the front end on the outside of the screws, tighten the front end screws back down. Adjust the amount of spacers until you get the amount of camber you want.

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