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Old 07-24-2003, 04:28 PM   #3151
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Dave: While I have run springs that "STIFF" before, it was only in a really high bite situation. I am sure you have that type of surface too, but for Herm the std springs (1.4x6.00) should be closer dontcha think
......But if he runs the 1.2 mm pistions then its a whole different ball game them then the stiff springs act different than they would on the stadard 1.0mm pistion......
then again you run the #2 HPI pistion which is around 1.1mm I still think that he would be ok with the 1.5 spring range.... I also run at a mid grip outdoor track and I find that the 1.5 springs work the best..
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Old 07-24-2003, 04:31 PM   #3152
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From that I can tell Dave was way out although if he had said 1.4 in that range he would of been more or less correct
Read again young one....if you look closer I Said 1.5 spring "IF" you use the 1.2mm pistion and not the stock 1.0mm pistion

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I still don't see me needing to go that hard even with a larger piston hole. I've seen very few cars ever go that hard around here, our tracks are generaly not used nearly enough to get lots of grip into them, most have a few bumps and it's rarely hot.

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Old 07-24-2003, 04:57 PM   #3154
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Old 07-24-2003, 05:00 PM   #3155
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I still don't see me needing to go that hard even with a larger piston hole. I've seen very few cars ever go that hard around here, our tracks are generaly not used nearly enough to get lots of grip into them, most have a few bumps and it's rarely hot.

well at least try the upper 1.4 range...the car really sticks well with a stiff set up...with the Long Arms

I have to post the set up soon because I tried this set up on a med~low bite outdoor track and it worked rather well

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well at least try the upper 1.4 range...the car really sticks well with a stiff set up...with the Long Arms

I have to post the set up soon because I tried this set up on a med~low bite outdoor track and it worked rather well

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Yep will do, was thinking of going for all 1.4's upto the hardest and then one softer than kit for when I move indoors. SO 8pairs instead of 12, should be able to afford that along with a transponder mount and a few more spare bits.

Not sure if I'll be able to afford my second Cuda for quite a while may need to spend money on a big car, my Mk2 VW Polo is running well for a car thats over ten years old but sometimes I just get too fed up with it's complete lack of power and terrible brakes, not to mention it's a granny car then again it still gets me from A to B in reasonable time, heavy shoes you see
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Not sure if I'll be able to afford my second Cuda for quite a while may need to spend money on a big car, my Mk2 VW Polo is running well for a car thats over ten years old but sometimes I just get too fed up with it's complete lack of power and terrible brakes, not to mention it's a granny car then again it still gets me from A to B in reasonable time, heavy shoes you see

mand I used to have a MK2 GTI Golf with a VR6 Engine swap.. back when I was in California in 95~98..fun car...but I love my Honda now

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mand I used to have a MK2 GTI Golf with a VR6 Engine swap.. back when I was in California in 95~98..fun car...but I love my Honda now

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Hehe that would have been a beast, unfortunatly insurance for me is stupid, my Polo has an almighty 1 litre petrol engine, can get the wheels to spin if it's wet though might be something to do with the wheel barrow tyres it has though
Would like a Honda Civic but it used to be an old persons car but is now popular with young people and insurance has been driven up accordingly now looking at a Seat Cordoba, part VW so fairly solid, infact the chassis is a mk2 Jetta chassis, ie. mk2 golf with a boot
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Old 07-24-2003, 07:43 PM   #3159
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well at least try the upper 1.4 range...the car really sticks well with a stiff set up...with the Long Arms

I have to post the set up soon because I tried this set up on a med~low bite outdoor track and it worked rather well

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Please do post your setup. I'll be running the Hitec race next Saturday, and it sounds like a similar track.
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Old 07-24-2003, 11:34 PM   #3160
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I whipped out my digital calipers and did some measuring. 'Cuda springs are 13.9(i.d.) x 22.5. Yokomo springs are exactly the same size as 'cuda springs (anyone surprised?). Xray springs measure 13.4x26mm. The I.D. is just slightly smaller and ~3mm longer. With the 'cuda springs, I have about 6mm of preload space, so the Xray springs will fit. Rayspeed springs should fit, too.
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Please do post your setup. I'll be running the Hitec race next Saturday, and it sounds like a similar track.
El Randman....Try the RROC setup should be pretty close being out doors and all....and don't forget to tighten everything
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Default How to use those uncentered ball studs?

I measured my rear toe-in and it came out 4 degrees?!? Can someone tell me how to use those uncentered ball studs?
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I measured my rear toe-in and it came out 4 degrees?!? Can someone tell me how to use those uncentered ball studs?
What I know is you need to turn them in a certain direction to achieve your desired rear toe-in. Although, i don't know how less toe-in you can achieve with them. Maybe the others like JDM_DOHC_SIR or RBF can help
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I measured my rear toe-in and it came out 4 degrees?!? Can someone tell me how to use those uncentered ball studs?
there are little indentations on one side of the offset 6.8mm balls... on the forward arms have this mark poiting forward...and then on the rear you can just look at the arms to see the "about" adjustment you are making..

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El Randman....Try the RROC setup should be pretty close being out doors and all....and don't forget to tighten everything
That will be my first setup.

I bought a gallon of loctite, I figure if I let the car sit in it overnight, I shouldn't have any screws fall out
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